On becoming your client.
Listen, if you have a lawyer, sometimes you can get out of trouble. I’ve gotten into a lot of trouble because I didn’t have a lawyer. I’ve also had some bad lawyers, too. But the good ones, the ones I liked, they became me. They became whatever situation I was involved in. When I felt pain, so did they. When I succeeded, so did they. They became me. They became whatever the situation was that they became involved with.
They have to be one with you - like my team. We need to sync. When you lose, the money doesn’t mean anything to [my lawyer]; he lost too! The fact that [my lawyer] wants to win is more important than his finances. Just like a fighter, it’s about the win, not about the pain. You know, when he won, he helped somebody, and that’s more important than the money.”
- Mike Tyson