Man on a Ledge: Quotes

Quotes compiled by Stacey Tuttle

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  • Nick Cassidy:  “Today is the day that everything changes, one way or the other.  …I’m ready to die, and it’s important you understand that.”


  • Nick Cassidy, in response to Lydia asking why he wanted her as the negotiator:  “You’re famous.  Last week you had a jumper on the bridge and he died with a huge crowd watching.  I wanted to make sure there would be a lot of people here to see when I jump.”


  • Nick Cassidy:  “My choice is easy – to jump or not to jump.  This is going to come down to you, your choice.”


  • Nick Cassidy:  “Is there a moment when you know someone’s gonna jump?”
  • Lydia Mercer: “ Sometimes you can feel them give up.”
  • Nick Cassidy:  “Don’t give up on me.”


  • Nick Cassidy regarding his dad:  “He always stood by me, even when nothing made sense.  He always stood by me.”


  • David Englander: “In this country, we don’t go to work, we go to war, and if somebody takes something from you, you take it back, and you take something more.”


  • Lydia Mercer: “He really believes he’s innocent…  Makes him either an honest man or a sociopath.”


  • Nick Cassidy: “How far would you go to defend your honor, your family…”


  • Nick Cassidy to Lydia:  “You know what it’s like to have everyone turn their backs on you, even those closest to you.”


  • David Englander:  “There are two kinds of people in this world:  people who will do anything to get what they want, and everyone else.”