Don't try to teach a pig to sing. It doesn't work, and it annoys the pig.
I don't like to rule by committee. I like sort of an autocratic way of dealing with things.
When I go on vacation, I leave my house in total order: bills paid, garbage out, no milk in the refrigerator, mail done so that I can better negotiate what will await me.
You lock your windows before you leave. You put on an alarm if you live in the country because you know that there are bad people out there. Well, in this Internet age, you know that there are bad people out there. And no matter what you do, those bad people are going to get into your house.
Long before I was Judge Judy, when I was an unknown worker bee, I usually got what I wanted.
I set realistic goals consistent with my talents. I never, for instance, wanted to sit on an appellate court. I'm not an academic. Truth be told, I hate to do research. I have a practical mind, and I was well suited for the trial court bench, not the appellate.
So we want to free the women of America? You know what would free the women of America? Make men accept responsibility for birth control.
In too many ways, political correctness has been a bully.
Megyn Kelly is one of those rare women who seamlessly combines professional excellence and family. She doesn't need a catch phrase to define what she instinctively has accomplished. She just 'does it.'
A period of detention in a chilly upstate facility can be a great attitude adjuster.
I try to have the right thing happen at the end of the case, try to have the case have a moral compass to it, try to do a little teaching while I'm at it because that's the, you know, that's the preacher in me.
The President of the United State is the leader of the free world, and the world has to be able to rely on his or her word, to feel that they have a good moral compass.
I really believe if you give people a product that couples entertainment with a little bit of education, a soft glove and sense of humor - especially about a subject people have begun to feel very frustrated about, which is the legal system - then you have a formula for success.
I want first-time offenders to think of their appearance in my courtroom as the second-worst experience of their lives - circumcision being the first.
Cameras should be the norm everywhere. It should be in every courtroom so that the proceedings are taken down and recorded just like stenography.
When I was a practising lawyer in the family court, there were too many judges who, when you left their courtroom, you didn't know whether you'd won or whether you'd lost.
I exercise, and I eat reasonably, and I don't want to look at myself being out of shape. That would depress me.
I don't have two different personalities. I am what I am.
I deal with conflicts that irritate people and give them stress, like the dispute over a car payment. I can resolve those cases in a moment.
I'm not sure whether it's going to be the downfall of Rome - social media. There are too many secrets.