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The profession of magician, is one of the most perilous and arduous specializations of the imagination. On the one hand there is the hostility of God and the police to be guarded against; on the other it is as difficult as music, as deep as poetry, as ingenious as stage-craft, as nervous as the manufacture of high explosives, and as delicate as the trade in narcotics.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The art of the police is not to see what it is useless that it should see.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A functioning police state needs no police.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
To insure the adoration of a theorem for any length of time, faith is not enough, a police force is needed as well.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Men are rewarded for learning the practice of violence in virtually any sphere of activity by money, admiration, recognition, respect, and the genuflection of others honoring their sacred and proven masculinity. In male culture, police are heroic and so are outlaws; males who enforce standards are heroic and so are those who violate them.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
We have no commission from God to police the world.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
If it were possible to make an accurate calculation of the evils which police regulations occasion, and of those which they prevent, the number of the former would, in all cases, exceed that of the latter.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A police state finds that it cannot command the grain to grow.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
At one time my only wish was to be a police official. It seemed to me to be an occupation for my sleepless intriguing mind. I had the idea that there, among criminals, were people to fight: clever, vigorous, crafty fellows. Later I realized that it was good that I did not become one, for most police cases involve misery and wretchedness -- not crimes and scandals.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Scandal begins when the police put a stop to it.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A good metaphor is something even the police should keep an eye on.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Civil servants and priests, soldiers and ballet-dancers, schoolmasters and police constables, Greek museums and Gothic steeples, civil list and services list -- the common seed within which all these fabulous beings slumber in embryo is taxation.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The atom bombs are piling up in the factories, the police are prowling through the cities, the lies are streaming from the loudspeakers, but the earth is still going round the sun.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
When truth is no longer free, freedom is no longer real: the truths of the police are the truths of today.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
[Phil Connors is stopped by the police after some crazy driving]
Phil: Yeah, three cheeseburgers, two large fries, two chocolate shakes and a large coke.
Ralph: [to Phil] And some flapjacks.
Phil: [to Cop] Too early for flapjacks? More [07/22/2005 12:07:00]
Uncle Jesse: [after Luke crashes through a police roadblock] Give me your goddamn licence!
Luke Duke: What license?More [08/11/2005 12:08:00]
Alfred Pennyworth: When you told me your grand plan for saving Gotham, the only thing that stopped me from calling the men in white coats was when you said that it wasn't about thrill-seeking.
Bruce Wayne: It's not.
Alfred Pennyworth: What would you call *that*?
[points to a TV news report showing a helicopter shot of the Batmobile being chased down the freeway by police cars]
Bruce Wayne: [as he fixes his tie] Damn good television.More [08/15/2005 12:08:00]
Flass: What're you waiting for?
Uniformed Policeman #1: Back-up.
Flass: Back-up?
[Flass gestures at the dozen police cars outside the building]
Uniformed Policeman #1: The Batman's in there. SWAT's on the way, but if you want to go now...
[smiles]
Uniformed Policeman #1: I'm right behind you, sir.
[Flass turns to Gordon. Shrugs]
Flass: SWAT's on the way.More [08/15/2005 12:08:00]
Bruce Wayne: [on police rooftop inspecting the Bat Signal; taps bat logo] Nice.
Lt. James Gordon: Couldn't find any mob bosses.More [08/15/2005 12:08:00]
Tyler Durden: [to the police chief] Hi. You're going to call off your rigorous investigation. You're going to publically state that there is no underground group. Or... these guys are going to take your balls. And send one to the New York Times, one to the LA Times press release staff. Look, the people you are after are the people you depend on. We cook your meals, we drive your ambulances. We connect your calls, we guard you while you sleep. Do not... fuck with us.More [09/07/2005 12:09:00]
Insp. Vijay Khanna: Until you're asked to sit, keep standing politely. This is a Police Station, not your dad's house.More [10/06/2005 12:10:00]
Xander Cage: Dude, you have a bazooka. Stop thinking Prague Police and start thinking Playstation. Blow shit up!More [10/20/2005 12:10:00]
Sheriff Stan Watkins: [after Chris wins the election, he pulls up to address the police force] Sheriff.
Chris Vaughn: Watkins.
Sheriff Stan Watkins: You won the election. Congratulations. But we do have a tradition of professional courtesy up here. And I can personally vouch for each and every one of these men. They're good deputies.
Chris Vaughn: You're all fired.More [10/27/2005 12:10:00]
Rachel Lapp: Your sister says you don't have a family.
John Book: No, I don't.
Rachel Lapp: She thinks that you ought to get married and have children of your own, instead of trying to be a father to hers.
John Book: Yeah.
Rachel Lapp: Except she thinks you are afraid of the responsibility.
John Book: That's interesting... anything else?
Rachel Lapp: Mm hm... she thinks you like policing because you think you are right about everything and you're the only one who can do anything, and when you drink a lot of beer you say things like 'none of the other police know a crook from a bag of elbows!'. At least I think that's what she said.More [11/13/2005 12:11:00]
Larry Wilson: We could call the cops, Richard, but you know where we'd be spending our weekend. In some... goddamned hot police station answering questions we don't know the answers to.More [12/20/2005 12:12:00]
Taxi Driver: Uh, no, sir, a lot has changed. If you stick around you'll find out for yourself! Just the other night, half-man, half-beast got shot down! They took 'em to the hospital he's in a coma! The Police are investigating, its been all over My radio!More [12/27/2005 12:12:00]
Norman: I'm going to have the police check on you while I'm gone.
Claire Spencer: Oh great! "Can you check on my wife, she's hearing VOICES!" Yeah, wait until that gets around.More [01/02/2006 12:01:00]
Police Captain: [over police radio] Car 19... Student in pajamas directing traffic.
Tuggle Carpenter: [points to TV's radio] What's that?
TV Thompson: Police calls! I like to keep track of my friends.More [01/23/2006 12:01:00]
Narrator: In 1873, the justly famed Texas Rangers had been disbanded. In their places rode an evil crew who looted and killed under the protection of the state police badges they wore.More [01/26/2006 12:01:00]
I'm letting the police deal with that.More [05/16/2006 12:05:00]
An off-duty Culver City police officer was parking his car in the area of 18th Street and Holt Avenue when two rounds came through the front windshield of his car and one of the rounds struck him on the left cheek.More [05/18/2006 12:05:00]
“Our streets will be safer, our police more efficient, and the world will follow our lead into the future.”More [08/07/2006 12:08:00]
The way they were writing Christine as this older woman who got married, which she shouldn't have. Obviously got divorced right away. Reached the glass ceiling in the police precinct. So there is a part of her that died because she knows she couldn't go any farther.More [10/06/2006 12:10:00]
Well, I don't throw things. This particular night I brought one from the floor so to speak, and he ended up getting a cut over his head, and the police came, took him to another side of the hotel, and that was like September 6, 1981.More [10/11/2006 12:10:00]
The ghost who revealed himself was John Belushi. He told us there was a conspiracy in LA involving then chief of police Daryl Gates and a prostitution ring.More [10/12/2006 12:10:00]
“We did a series of target shooting with live ammunition. Eva is an unbelievable shot. She shot better than 90% of the police officers out there.”More [10/24/2006 12:10:00]
I had a brother who was an attorney, so my first intention was to go to law school. I wound up in the police department, and I loved it.More [10/29/2006 12:10:00]
“Carlos [ Bernard , Tony] is your guy. He had two police officers arrest Mia Kirshner [then playing Mandy] for allegedly smoking marijuana outside her dressing room. And as they went to take her away, Carlos got into a fight with the officers about [how they really should be] protecting the city.”More [11/03/2006 12:11:00]
Miss Mann: The police have asked us to give you the following safety tips: Stay in well lit areas, never travel alone whenever possible, ALWAYS wear front to back, and remember, never EVER believe someone when they tell you that shaving your pubic hair will rid you of crab infestation.More [02/22/2007 12:02:00]
Brenda Meeks: [TV flickers on] Cindy, the news is on. Another little white girl done fell down a well. Fifty black people get their ass beaten by police today, but the whole world gotta stop for one little whitey down a hole.More [02/22/2007 12:02:00]
Ginger: COME OUT AND TALK TO ME, FUCKER.
Ace Rothstein: Would you stop, you're drunk and stoned.
Ginger: I AM NOT.
Ace Rothstein: You're going to be sorry.
Ginger: Don't you threaten me. DON'T YOU THREATEN ME. I am fucking Nicky Santoro. HE'S MY NEW SPONSOR. How about that. I will go to police and to the FBI. I'M NOT PROTECTING YOU ANYMORE, YOU FUCK.More [02/24/2007 12:02:00]
[explaining to Rika about the altercation with the police]
Arjen "Aryan" Rudd: You see, my dear, the policies of our government are not very popular in this country. And the police force in this city is *overrun* with blacks. They have badges and guns and they *hate* us. Our consulate staff, particularly myself, will always be victims of their harassment.More [03/01/2007 12:03:00]
Jack Travis: You know what a future a cop has, Murph? None. You punch a clock for 30 years, retirement, pension... nothin' to do. Drunk at noon, bullet in the brain by evening. Well, not for this kid! The police department's got it all: guns, ammo, drugs, cash... it's a one-stop shopping center. If you've got the balls and the brains, there's not a fucking thing anyone can do about it!More [03/04/2007 12:03:00]
Dr. Stephanie Woods: My time is reserved for police officers with REAL problems and REAL needs. HAVE YOU GOT THAT? HAVE YOU?
Martin Riggs: Care to run that by me again?
Dr. Stephanie Woods: No. And do you know what? I don't like you.
Martin Riggs: Stephanie, I CAN'T go out with you. I'm in a relationship, I'm VERY happy. Now you'll find somebody someday, but you've got to stop bothering me.
Dr. Stephanie Woods: [painfully embarrassed] You're disgusting. YOU'RE DISGUSTING. What's the matter with you people?More [03/04/2007 12:03:00]
Leo Getz: Hey Riggs, who's the perp? What did ya bust him for?
Lee Butters: Oh, I'm a perp? You see a young brother in the back of a police car, automatically I'm a perp. Look at my suit, look at my tie. What do I look like, the fuckin' Crip's accountant? Look at this badge, bitch. Check out the gun.
Leo Getz: Whoa, hey hey hey, put the gun down, put the gun down.More [03/04/2007 12:03:00]
Capt. Ed Murphy: We're dinosaurs headed for extinction.
Martin Riggs: Speak for yourself...
Capt. Ed Murphy: Gotta make way for the NEW-IMPROVED police department; guys with guns and psychology degrees, like Butters, out there.
Martin Riggs: Biter has a psychology degree?
Roger Murtaugh: More like a PSYCHO degree.
Capt. Ed Murphy: Ah, hell, I got nothin' against it; times have gotta change. Hey, I almost got shot by a hot-rodder with a zip gun; that's how far back *I* go.More [03/04/2007 12:03:00]
[Why Mitch started doing pottery]
Detective Mitch Preston: My ex and I were on the rocks, and my marriage counselor said I needed to take up a hobby.
Trey Sellars: How come you never got good at it?
Detective Mitch Preston: Well, it's kind of like you and police work. I never took it that seriously.More [03/18/2007 12:03:00]
Mary Jane Watson: [standing at Peter Parker's door] Had to do what I had to do.
Peter Parker: Mary Jane.
Mary Jane Watson: Peter. I can't survive without you.
Peter Parker: You shouldn't be here.
Mary Jane Watson: I know you think we can't be together, but can't you respect me enough to let me make my own decision? I know there'll be risks but I want to face them with you. It's wrong that we should be only half alive... half of ourselves. I love you. So here I am - standing in your doorway. I have always been standing in your doorway. Isn't it about time somebody saved your life?
Mary Jane Watson: Well, say something.
Peter Parker: Thank you, Mary Jane Watson.
Mary Jane Watson: [They kiss, which is interrupted by police sirens. Peter stands, conflicted on whether he should respond. Mary Jane, with an accepting smile, responds:] Go get 'em, tiger.More [03/18/2007 12:03:00]
Woman at Web: [examining police car suspended in mid-air] It's a web...
[suddenly Spider-Man swings past]
Woman at Web: Go, Spidey, go!More [03/18/2007 12:03:00]
[Upon learning the Police have found Delahunt's body and that he was a cop]
Fitzy: I don't believe it.
Mr. French: What can't you believe?
Fitzy: I spent all fucking night dragging the poor bastard in there. Tell me how they find him so fast? Somebody walking a fucking dog ? What fucking size a dog is that? Has to be a big fucking dog, man. I spent all night doing it man.
[pause, Frank stares at him]
Fitzy: I'm embarrassed. I still don't believe he was a cop, I don't believe it.
Frank Costello: The COPS... are saying he's a cop... so I won't look for the cop. Are you soft, Fitz? When I tell you... to dump a body in the marsh, you dump him *IN* the marsh. Not where some guy from John Hancock goes every Thursday, TO GET A FUCKING BLOWJOB!
[Fitzy laughs, Frank hits him]
Frank Costello: Don't laugh! This ain't Reality TV!More [03/22/2007 12:03:00]
Fitzy: She didn't notice us, she must be a cop.
Delahunt: Yeah, she's probably the fucking Police Commissioner.More [03/22/2007 12:03:00]
Jane: I've heard police work is dangerous.
Frank: It is. That's why I carry a big gun.
Jane: Aren't you afraid it might go off accidentally?
Frank: I used to have that problem.
Jane: What did you do about it?
Frank: I just think about baseball.More [03/26/2007 12:03:00]
Frank: Protecting the Queen's safety is a task that is gladly accepted by Police Squad. No matter how silly the idea of having a queen might be to us, as Americans we must be gracious and considerate hosts.More [03/26/2007 12:03:00]
[Frank recalls a prior love]
Frank: I'd known her for years. We used to go to all the police functions together. Ah, how I loved her, but she had her music. I think she had her music. She'd hang out with the Chicago Male Chorus and Symphony. I don't recall her playing an instrument or be able to carry a tune. Yet she was on the road 300 days of the year. In fact I bought her a harp for christmas. She asked me what it was.More [03/26/2007 12:03:00]
Frank: A good cop - needlessly cut down by some cowardly hoodlums.
Ed: No way for a man to die.
Frank: No... you're right, Ed. A parachute not opening... that's a way to die. Getting caught in the gears of a combine... having your nuts bit off by a Laplander, that's the way I wanna go.
Wilma Nordberg: [cries] Oh... Frank. This is terrible.
Ed: Don't you worry Wilma. Your husband is going to be alright. Don't you worry about anything. Just think positive. Never let a doubt enter your mind.
Frank: He's right, Wilma. But I wouldn't wait until the last minute to fill out those organ donor cards.
[Wilma cries again]
Ed: What I'm trying to say is that Wilma, as soon as Nordburg is better, he's welcome back at Police Squad.
Frank: Unless he's a drooling vegetable. But I think that's only common sense...
[Wilma cries again]More [03/26/2007 12:03:00]
[Frank has beaten a horde of America's most-feared world leaders in a conference room and heads for a door]
Muammar al-Qaddafi: Hey, who are you?
Frank: I'm Lt. Frank Drebin! Police Squad! And don't ever let me catch you guys in America!
[the door hits Frank in the face and he loses his balance]More [03/26/2007 12:03:00]
Peter Warne: [Detectives are looking for Ellie] What do you mean, coming in here? What do you want, anyway?
Detective: We're looking for somebody.
Peter Warne: Yeah, well look your head off, but don't come busting in here. This isn't a public park. I could near as take a sock at you!
Detective: Take it easy, son, take it easy.
Mr. Dykes: These men are detectives, Mr. Warne.
Peter Warne: I don't care if they're the whole police department. They can't come busting in here, shooting questions at my wife.
Ellie: Now, don't get so excited, Peter. The man just asked a civil question.
Peter Warne: Oh, is that so? Say, how many times have I told you to stop butting in when I'm having an argument?
Ellie: Well, you don't have to lose your temper!
Peter Warne: [mockingly] "You don't have to lose your temper." That's what you said the other time, too. Every time I try to protect you. The other night, at the Elks Dance, when that big Swede made a pass at you!
Ellie: He didn't make a pass at me! I told you a million times!
Peter Warne: Oh, no? I saw him. He kept pawing you all over the dance floor!
Ellie: [the detectives stand there, flustered] He didn't! You were drunk!
Peter Warne: Aw, nuts! You're just like your old man! Once a plumber's daughter, always a plumbers daughter! There isn't an ounce of brains in your whole family!
Ellie: [sobbing] Oh, Peter Warne, you've gone far enough! I won't stand for it anymore!
Peter Warne: Aw, shut up!
Mr. Dykes: Now, you see what you've done?
Detective: Sorry, Mr. Warne. But, you see we've got to check up on everybody.
Detective: We're looking for a girl by the name of Ellen Andrews, you know, the daughter of that big Wall Street mug.
Peter Warne: Yeah? Well, it's too bad you aren't looking for a plumber's daughter
[to Ellie]
Peter Warne: QUIT BAWLING! QUIT BAWLING!
[Ellie sobs even louder]
Mr. Dykes: I told you they were a perfectly nice married couple.
[Mr. Dykes and the detectives leave, and Peter and Ellie start laughing]More [04/05/2007 12:04:00]
Deputy Marshal Samuel Gerard: Dr. Richard Kimble! There's no way out of here, Richard! The entire building is locked down! Give it up richard, you don't have any time, Chicago police department thinks you're a cop killer, they WILL shoot you on sight!
[pauses]
Deputy Marshal Samuel Gerard: Richard, I know you're innocent! I know about Frederick Sykes! I know about Dr. Charles Nichols! Richard, he borrowed your car the night of your wife's murder, he had your keys! No forced entry, Richard! He telephoned Sykes from your car, Richard! Richard, give it up! Richard, I'm either lying or I'm gonna shoot you, what do you think?
[another pause, as Nichols draws down on Gerard]
Deputy Marshal Samuel Gerard: Give it up, Richard, it's time to stop running!More [04/06/2007 12:04:00]
Head Illinois State Trooper: I don't want to tell you how to do your job...
Deputy Marshal Samuel Gerard: [on his police radio] Put the helicopter on the bridge!
Head Illinois State Trooper: ...but only one man in a million can survive that fall. The guy is fish food.
Deputy Marshal Samuel Gerard: Fine. Go get a cane pole, catch the fish that ate him.More [04/06/2007 12:04:00]
police dispatcher: [on Cosmo's police radio] Attention all units. Transit police report officer down at Balbo Station. Kimble is suspect! Repeat; Officer Down!
Deputy Marshal Samuel Gerard: What'd he do, shoot a cop?
Cosmo Renfro: Chicago PD will eat him alive!More [04/06/2007 12:04:00]

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