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John Doggett (Character)
from "The X-Files" (1993)

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"The X-Files: Audrey Pauley (#9.11)" (2002)
John Doggett: Hell of a thing to wake up to, huh? We stopped after work. She had a beer.
Scully: Well, the man who hit her had fifteen. Don't do this to yourself, John.

Scully: It's true, John. She's gone.
John Doggett: I don't accept that. Look at her breathing. Her heart's still beating. There's got to be hope.
Scully: There's no measurable electrical activity in her brain. Brain death is... indeed death, John. I'm sorry.

John Doggett: Oh, it's all right. You work here?
Audrey Pauley: I'm a patient aide. I deliver the flowers mostly. Are you her husband? You love her, though. She's not gone. Not her soul.
John Doggett: I wish I could talk to her. I wish I could tell her... Guess I wish a lot of things.

Audrey Pauley: Your name is John, right? She has a message for you. She says you're a dog person.
John Doggett: Wait. Where did you get that? Who said that to you?
Audrey Pauley: I told you. She's not gone.


"The X-Files: Dæmonicus (#9.3)" (2001)
Scully: The syringes contained Roperidol. That's the same anti-psychotic medication that she was giving to Dr Richmond.
John Doggett: He's not the one calling the shots.
Scully: You still think that it was Kobold?
John Doggett: This is not about demons, it's not about demonic possession, it's about men.
Scully: Agent Doggett, have you considered that something else might be going on here?
John Doggett: I heard you say it, Agent Scully, I heard you tell a classroom full of FBI cadets - most evil in the world comes from men.
Scully: Yeah, but I also said that when science fails, we have to consider extreme possibilities. I know what you're feeling. I know your frustration. But you can't let it cloud your objectivity.
John Doggett: Agent Reyes is thinking just what this guy, Kobold, wants her to think, and now you are too.

Josef Kobold: Agent Reyes believes me, but you don't, Mr. Doggett.
John Doggett: Doesn't matter what I believe.
Josef Kobold: I'm wondering... why a skeptic such as yourself would accept assignment to an obscure unit of the FBI devoted exclusively to the investigating of paranormal phenomena.
John Doggett: You been checking up on me, Professor?
Josef Kobold: Ordinarily men don't pursue occupations against their own inclination, unless there's some strong countervailing reason. Seeking the love or approval of a woman perhaps. Agent Reyes may have affection for you. But you for her? Of course, it could be someone else, or something else... some dark secret from your past.
John Doggett: That's enough.
Josef Kobold: An unsolved tragedy for which you feel responsible, in some morbid way you haven't even admitted to yourself. Perhaps you feel that chasing ghosts will answer the questions which damn you.

John Doggett: You planned this whole thing. I wanna know why.
Josef Kobold: I've been thinking a lot about you, Agent Doggett.
John Doggett: You're not answering my question, Professor.
Josef Kobold: About why someone so ill-suited would draw this duty. Clearly, you have feelings for her.
John Doggett: You ordered Dr. Richmond to kill these people, didn't you?
Josef Kobold: But you can't compete with the long lost Agent Mulder. His easy good looks, his Oxford education...
John Doggett: This is about you, Professor!
Josef Kobold: Mulder has what you can't have, but you stumble forward, the flat-footed cop thinking he can put handcuffs on a demon.
John Doggett: Answer the QUESTION!
Josef Kobold: You want her... but she feels sorry for you. They both do.
[Doggett assaults him and Kobold begins vomiting profusely]


"The X-Files: Within (#8.1)" (2000)
John Doggett: How far would Agent Mulder go?
Scully: How far would he go for what?
John Doggett: The truth. His truth. Whatever it was he was trying to prove. How bad did he need to prove it?

John Doggett: I know the answer, Agent Scully.
Scully: You don't even know the question.
John Doggett: What happened to Mulder. I know what you're gonna say or not because you think I'm the big bad wolf. Do you really believe it?
Scully: You think by talking in circles I'm just going to get dizzy and blurt it out, this so-called answer?
John Doggett: That he was abducted by aliens?
Scully: You said it, I didn't.
John Doggett: I guess I just find it hard to swallow that a scientist, a serious person, could buy that. Ever see an alien, Agent Scully?
Scully: You want me to go on record? I will go on record to say this: That I have seen things that I cannot explain. I have observed phenomena that I cannot deny; and that as a scientist and a serious person, it is a badge of honor not to dismiss these things because someone thinks they're BS!

John Doggett: What are you doing here?
Scully: What are *you* doing here?
John Doggett: Trying to find Mulder.


"The X-Files: Via Negativa (#8.7)" (2000)
John Doggett: I'm not sure I'm awake.

John Doggett: Just cause I'm assigned to the X-Files you want me to think like Scully or Mulder would. You got the wrong guy - I need facts, not wild ideas.

John Doggett: You just saved my life, Agent Scully.
Dana Scully: I just woke you up, Agent Doggett.


"The X-Files: Badlaa (#8.10)" (2001)
John Doggett: Dead men don't tip, Agent Scully.

John Doggett: I try to keep an open mind, but it tends to shut my eyes.


"The X-Files: Three Words (#8.16)" (2001)
John Doggett: Fight the future.

John Doggett: Just what's the problem here?
Fox Mulder: The problem? You occupy an office that used to be devoted to finding the truth and now you're busy burying it - that's the problem.
John Doggett: Whoa, you must've got your wires crossed somewhere, Agent Mulder.


"The X-Files: John Doe (#9.7)" (2002)
Caballero: Why would you want to remember? You can't tell me you're happier now because you recall your life. I saw it all. So much pain... Why would you want to struggle so long and hard to get that pain back?
John Doggett: Because it's mine.

Monica Reyes: I'm so sorry about Luke, about you having to relive that.
John Doggett: I'll take the bad as long as I can remember the good.


"The X-Files: The Truth: Parts 1 & 2 (#9.19)" (2002)
John Doggett: You saw him? Mulder?
Monica Reyes: They've accused him of murder?
Scully: And they have him believing that he did it.
John Doggett: Of murdering who?
Scully: Knowle Rohrer.
John Doggett: Knowle Rohrer? It can't be. I watched Knowle Rohrer die.
Monica Reyes: He can't die. Knowle Rohrer's a super soldier.
Skinner: Mulder side-stepped security at a facility known as Mount Weather - a place where they say our so-called shadow government is installed.
Monica Reyes: What about this murder charge?
Skinner: Thirty government workers are ready to testify they witnessed Mulder push a military officer to his death.
John Doggett: Killing the man who can't be killed? Where are you going?
Scully: To beg mercy with a man upstairs.

John Doggett: Get up.
Mulder: Who's there?
John Doggett: I'm here with Skinner. Get up.
Skinner: Move it, Mulder.
Mulder: What are you doing?
John Doggett: We're getting you out of here. Come on.


"The X-Files: Scary Monsters (#9.14)" (2002)
FBI Agent Leyla Harrison: [after talking to the boy finding out she dregged them out there for no reason] I apologize. I let my imagination run wild and I ruined both your evenings. Thank you in advance for not yelling at me.
John Doggett: Somethings going on here.
FBI Agent Leyla Harrison: Wait, there is?

FBI Agent Leyla Harrison: Agent Mulder wasted no time closing that case. I just try to think like him. What would Agents Mulder and Scully do if they were in this situation?
John Doggett: Agents Mulder and Scully aren't in this situation. Agents Doggett and Reyes are. I don't know about Agent Reyes, but Agent Doggett's going to sit his tired ass down.


"The X-Files: Sunshine Days (#9.18)" (2002)
John Doggett: I think I'm finally gettin' the hang of this job!

John Doggett: A to B to C.


"The X-Files: Existence (#8.21)" (2001)
Mulder: You told me that he told you he knew how to stop Billy Miles. Are you telling me now that you think he's a liar?
John Doggett: He is or he isn't. What the hell difference does it really make?
Mulder: It doesn't make any difference at all unless you want to protect Scully and that baby.
John Doggett: And then what? How long can you keep this up? How long until the next Billy Miles rears his head - the next threat, the next phantom - you ever stop to ask yourself? All the sacrifice, the blood-spill... You've given nearly a decade of your life. Where the hell is it all gonna end?
Mulder: I don't know. Maybe it doesn't.

FBI Deputy Director Alvin Kersh: I'm to take this story seriously? These incidents at the FBI, this account of Agent Scully's birth - I'm to submit this report as quality investigative work, as representative of actual fact?
John Doggett: I signed the report there, sir.
FBI Deputy Director Alvin Kersh: Yeah, I see it, John. And I see her signature here, too.
[turns to Agent Reyes]
FBI Deputy Director Alvin Kersh: ... on an X-File? I'd like to know when you assigned yourself, Agent Reyes.
Monica Reyes: Agent Doggett assigned me, sir.
FBI Deputy Director Alvin Kersh: Agent Doggett cannot just assume the authority of this office.
John Doggett: I assume it because this office is under investigation for a late night meeting between you, Agent Crane, and an intelligence operative named Knowle Rohrer.
Monica Reyes: Both men were presumed dead, but are now missing, in actual fact.
[they begin to walk out of Kersh's office]
FBI Deputy Director Alvin Kersh: You investigate what *I* tell you.
John Doggett: And you put me on the X-Files: that's what I'm investigating.


"The X-Files: Medusa (#8.12)" (2001)
John Doggett: I'll be your eyes and ears. And I wish someone would tell me what the hell it is I'm supposed to be looking for.

John Doggett: I'm just a good shot.


"The X-Files: Underneath (#9.12)" (2002)
Duke Tomasick: I'm sorry, John.
John Doggett: You framed Fassl.
Duke Tomasick: You saw how it was going down. We arrested him at the scene, but he left no prints, no hair, no fibre. Nothing to actually tie him to the murders.
John Doggett: How did you do it?
Duke Tomasick: I took, um... a part of a hair sample that was found at a... at a previous murder and I put it in with the evidence from our crime scene. Johnny... it was the one and only time I ever did anything like that. I was scared Fassl would walk. I couldn't let that happen. Not when I knew that... I knew he was guilty. Guilty. God almighty.
John Doggett: You know this is going to come out. I mean, no-one's going to hear it from me but... but I can't put Agent Scully on the spot. I can't ask her to lie.
Duke Tomasick: I don't want you to.
John Doggett: Duke, you son of a bitch! This is a felony! I don't know how I can forgive you for this. You break my heart.

Monica Reyes: Somehow this person materialized inside a maximum security prison, killed an inmate, and then vanished into thin air.
John Doggett: Materialized how, like Casper the Friendly Ghost?


"The X-Files: Without (#8.2)" (2000)
John Doggett: It's not who wins or loses - it's who takes the worst beating that counts.

FBI Deputy Director Alvin Kersh: So much here is undetermined, as remain the whereabouts of Mulder. But some of your... facts... like, "a man falls from a cliff and disappears," "an agent has his throat crushed by an assailant who vanishes into thin air." This reads like a piece of pot-boiled science-fiction.
John Doggett: You mean it reads like an X-File.


"The X-Files: Invocation (#8.5)" (2000)
Dana Scully: [on explaining how a young boy could reappear after 10 years without aging even a day] There are X-files cases, that describe similar paranormal findings. Alien abductees, who came back with anomalous medical stats.
John Doggett: You know, these words, "anomalous", "supernatural", "paranormal", they proport to explain something by not explaining it. It's lazy!


"The X-Files: The Gift (#8.11)" (2001)
[Skinner and Doggett are talking to the Lone Gunmen via a computer]
John Doggett: You wearin' pants, Langly?
[Langly hesitates]
Ringo Langly: Uh... Yeah.


"The X-Files: 4-D (#9.4)" (2001)
Monica Reyes: Hey!
John Doggett: So, this is how the uptown crowd lives, huh?
Monica Reyes: This is it! Moving on up.
John Doggett: So is there anything really heavy that I can move for you, a dresser, a fridge.
Monica Reyes: No, but thank you, John, you just missed movers.
John Doggett: You don't say? I brought you a housewarming gift.
Monica Reyes: Hot dogs?
John Doggett: Polish sausage! It's the best in the city. There's a little stand a couple of blocks over on M Street. You'll be able to walk to it.
Monica Reyes: Wow.
John Doggett: Try one.
Monica Reyes: Mmm. Like I'm back in Gdansk. Let me get some plates.
John Doggett: Plates? For crying out loud... who eats Polish sausage with plates?


"The X-Files: Essence (#8.20)" (2001)
John Doggett: What is it exactly we're looking for, being I'm starting to piss a lot of people off, Mr. Mulder.
Fox Mulder: Pissing people off comes with the territory, Agent Doggett.


"The X-Files: Per Manum (#8.13)" (2001)
John Doggett: No, I'm just trying to do my job, only it gets hard to do if the person you're working with is keeping secrets and telling lies.


"The X-Files: This Is Not Happening (#8.14)" (2001)
Monica Reyes: You're hurting for her, I know. Agent Scully.
John Doggett: I don't know how she's doing it in there. With everything she's feeling. What she's afraid of.
Monica Reyes: You know all too well.
John Doggett: Let's leave the past in the past.
Monica Reyes: It was your fear, too. Those three days we looked for your son. The fear of finding what we did. I understand. That's why you're so determined to find Mulder alive.
John Doggett: It's why I can't stand here and listen to all this mumbo jumbo about spaceships.
Monica Reyes: I saw what I saw, John. I'm not going to lie to you. But whatever it was, it led to this. It's the man I saw in the field. He goes by the name Absalom. A religious zealot who escaped a shoot-out in Idaho. Where he was the nominal leader of a doomsday cult who believed aliens would take over the world at the millennium. Disgraced when they didn't, he fled and tried a more ecumenical scam - credit card fraud. I ran the plate on the pick-up truck. It's registered to a farm about an hour from here.


"The X-Files: Nothing Important Happened Today II (#9.2)" (2001)
FBI Deputy Director Alvin Kersh: You ever hear of King George the III?
John Doggett: You answer my question!
FBI Deputy Director Alvin Kersh: He was King of England when America declared independence in 1776. King George the III kept a diary. On July 4th, 1776, he made an entry in it: "Nothing important happened today"
John Doggett: What the hell does that got to do with me?
FBI Deputy Director Alvin Kersh: A revolution started, things that changed the world forever, and even kings can miss them if they are not paying attention.


"The X-Files: Salvage (#8.9)" (2001)
John Doggett: What are you saying, Ray Pearce has become some kind of metal man? 'Cause that only happens in the movies, Agent Scully.
Dana Scully: Does it, Agent Doggett?


"The X-Files: Hellbound (#9.8)" (2002)
Detective Van Allen: You Reyes?
John Doggett: I'm Doggett. She's Reyes.
Monica Reyes: Detective Van Allen?
Detective Van Allen: That's right.
Monica Reyes: I appreciate your help on this.
Detective Van Allen: What help is that?
Monica Reyes: On this investigation.
Detective Van Allen: There isn't a lot to investigate. I mean, Victor Potts wasn't exactly one of the FBI's ten most wanted.
John Doggett: I think she means your insight into the way he died, Detective.
Detective Van Allen: Don't have any. But I'm sure you'd rather talk to somebody who actually gives a damn, right?
John Doggett: Hate to say it but, he probably sums up most peoples feelings.


"The X-Files: Vienen (#8.18)" (2001)
John Doggett: I never would have believed it. These stories about you.
Mulder: Really? What stories are those?
John Doggett: That you could find a conspiracy at a church picnic.
Mulder: What church?


"The X-Files: Alone (#8.19)" (2001)
[after he and Agent Harrison are sprayed with reptilian venom]
John Doggett: Talk about the blind leading the blind.


"The X-Files: Patience (#8.3)" (2000)
[last lines]
Dana Scully: And I just... I just wanted to say, um... thank you for watching my back.
John Doggett: Well, I never saw it as an option. I'm sure you don't either.


"The X-Files: Jump the Shark (#9.15)" (2002)
Morris Fletcher: Anyway, I'm ready to make a deal.
John Doggett: What deal would that be?
Morris Fletcher: The one that saves my furry pink ass!