Divorce Attorney Miles Massey, played by George Clooney in the 2003 film 'Intolerable Cruelty' gives a speech to his colleagues on the topic of love. The audience - initially skeptical - ultimately embraces his words.
Well today, Miles Massey, is here to tell you that love need cause us no fear. Love need cause us no shame. Love is...good. Love is good.
Now I am of course aware that these remarks will be received here with cynicism - cynicism; that cloak that advertises our indifference and hides all human feeling. Well I'm here to tell you that that cynicism, which we think protects us in fact destroys - destroys love, destroys our clients and ultimately destroys ourselves. Colleagues - when our clients come to us confused and angry and hurting because their flame of love is guttering and threatens to die, do we seek to extinguish that flame so that we can sift through the smoldering wreckage for our paltry reward? Or do we fan this precious flame - this most precious flame - back into loving, roaring life?! Do we counsel fear or trust? Do we seek to destroy or build? Do we meet our clients problems with cynicism, or with love? The choice is of course each of ours. For my part I have made the leap of love and there is no going back.
Ladies and gentlemen, this is the last time that I will address you as the President of No Man, or as a member. I intend to devote myself to pro-bono work in East Los Angeles, or one of those other -
God bless you all.
[slow clap increases to raucous applause]
Divorce Attorney Miles Massey, played by George Clooney in the 2003 film 'Intolerable Cruelty' gives a speech to his colleagues on the topic of love. The audience - initially skeptical - ultimately embraces his words.1 people like this