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Michael Scofield (Character)
from "Prison Break" (2005)

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"Prison Break: Pilot (#1.1)" (2005)
Wendy: Most guys, you know, for the first time, they start with something small - mom, girlfriend's initials, something like that. Not you. You got a full set of sleeves, all in a couple of months. Takes guys a few years to get the ink you've got.
Michael Scofield: I don't have a few years. Wish the hell I did.

Michael Scofield: I'm looking for someone... a guy named Lincoln Burrows.
Wholesale: [surprised] Linc, the sink?
Michael Scofield: That what they're calling him now?
Wholesale: Yeah, I hear he'll come after you with everything but the kitchen, snowflake!

Michael Scofield: Abruzzi, I need you to hire me at PI.
John Abruzzi: [calmly] Beat it.
Michael Scofield: [with a smug smile] Maybe you oughta hear what I got to say.
John Abruzzi: You got nothing I need
Michael Scofield: Wouldn't be too sure of that.
[places a origami crane in front of Abruzzi]
John Abruzzi: [cynically] My mistake, just what I need - a duck!
Michael Scofield: PI, Abruzzi. You might find that I can be of more assistance than you think.
[Abruzzi's goons get up menacingly]
Michael Scofield: [Scofield starts backing off, smiling] Mull it over, come find me when you're ready to talk.
[walks off]

Michael Scofield: Sucre tells me you're local pharmacy.
Benjamin Miles 'C-Note' Franklin: [C-note looks at Sucre who nods in assent] What you need,man?
Michael Scofield: Pugnac.
Benjamin Miles 'C-Note' Franklin: I only speak english, white boy!
Michael Scofield: Its an insulin blocker, standard over the counter variety. You can get it at any pharmacy.
Benjamin Miles 'C-Note' Franklin: You can get that at medical then.
Michael Scofield: I cant get it in medical.
Benjamin Miles 'C-Note' Franklin: Why not?
Michael Scofield: [starts smiling] Because they're already giving me insulin shots.
Benjamin Miles 'C-Note' Franklin: [starts laughing] You're *one mixed up cracker*, you know that?
Michael Scofield: [still smiling] Can you get it for me or not?
Benjamin Miles 'C-Note' Franklin: Only if you tell me why is it you wanna keep goin back up to medical to get insulin shots which you don't *need*?
Michael Scofield: [with a smug grin] I like the ambiance.
Benjamin Miles 'C-Note' Franklin: [humoring him] Uh-huh...
Michael Scofield: [holds money in his fingers] Are we in business?
[c-note takes the money, walks away]

Lincoln Burrows: I didn't kill that man, Michael.
Michael Scofield: The evidence says you did.
Lincoln Burrows: I don't care what the evidence says, I didn't kill him.
Michael Scofield: Swear to me.
Lincoln Burrows: I swear to you, Michael.

[Lincoln sees Michael in prison for the first time]
Lincoln Burrows: Michael... Why?
Michael Scofield: I'm getting you out of here.
Lincoln Burrows: That's impossible.
Michael Scofield: Not if you designed the place, it isn't.

Dr. Sara Tancredi: Tattoo looks fresh... hold that. I guess being a diabetic you don't mind needles.
Michael Scofield: I'm Michael by the way.
Dr. Sara Tancredi: Scofield, I read your report.
Michael Scofield: And you are?
Dr. Sara Tancredi: Doctor Tancredi, will do.
Michael Scofield: Tancredi, like the governor. You're not related, are you? Hmm... wouldn't think you'd find the daughter of Frontier Justice Frank working at a prison, as a doctor no less.
Dr. Sara Tancredi: I believe being part of the solution, not the problem.
Michael Scofield: Hmm... "Be The Change You Want To See In The World"
Dr. Sara Tancredi: Hmm?
Michael Scofield: What?
Dr. Sara Tancredi: Nothing, that was just my senior quote.
Michael Scofield: That was you, this whole time I was thinking it was Gandhi.
Dr. Sara Tancredi: [laughing] ... you're very funny.
Dr. Sara Tancredi: Sit tight... put direct pressure on that, I'll be back in a sec.
[Sara leaves the room briefly]
Michael Scofield: So... so how do we play this, you hook me up with a few weeks supply.
Dr. Sara Tancredi: Nice try, no hypos on the floor.
Michael Scofield: I'm the farthest thing from a junkie, trust me.
Dr. Sara Tancredi: I got news for you Michael, trust means absolutely zero inside these walls. The only ways your getting that insulin is if I'm administering it.
Michael Scofield: I guess, we'll be seeing a lot of each other then.
Dr. Sara Tancredi: I guess, so.

Dr. Sara Tancredi: Tattoo looks fresh. Hold that. I guess, being a diabetic, you don't mind needles.
Michael Scofield: I'm Michael, by the way.
Dr. Sara Tancredi: Scofield. I've read your report.
Michael Scofield: And you are?
Dr. Sara Tancredi: Dr. Tancredi will do.
Michael Scofield: Tancredi like the governor? You're not related, are you? Wouldn't think you'd find the daughter of Frontier Justice Frank working in a prison. As a doctor, no less.
Dr. Sara Tancredi: I believe in being part of the solution, not the problem.
Michael Scofield: "Be the change you wanna see in the world"... What?
Dr. Sara Tancredi: Nothing. That was just my senior quote.
Michael Scofield: That was you? This whole time, I was thinking it was Gandhi.
Dr. Sara Tancredi: You're very funny.

Michael Scofield: [about warden's miniature of Taj Mahal] The Taj... it would be a shame for the eighth wonder of the modern world to collapse because the stress isn't properly propagated.

Lincoln Burrows: [Lincoln sits beside Michael on a bench in the locker area] Did you mean what you said earlier?
Michael Scofield: I'm not here on vacation. Trust me.
Lincoln Burrows: Getting outside these walls is just the beginning. You're gonna need money.
Michael Scofield: [Looking over at Westmoreland] I'll have it.
Lincoln Burrows: And people on the outside. People that can help you disappear.
Michael Scofield: I've already got them.
[He looks over at Abruzzi]
Michael Scofield: They just don't know it yet.
Lincoln Burrows: [Looking confused] Look. Whatever you got going on, fill me in, 'cause I'm in the dark here.
Michael Scofield: [Smiling] Schapelle Associates got the contract to retrofit this place in ninety-nine, four million dollar contract, head partner couldn't crack it. So he subcontracted out. An under the table sorta deal with a former associate. That guy was one of the partners in my firm. Who basically goes through the whole plan, crossed the t's dotted the i's, grouted the tiles.
[He stands up]
Lincoln Burrows: [Realizing] You've seen the blueprints.
Michael Scofield: Better than that.
[He pulls off his shirt, exposing the tattoo underneath]
Michael Scofield: I've got them on me.
[Lincoln sits back, trying to understand]
Lincoln Burrows: Are you kidding me?
[Michael smiles]
Lincoln Burrows: Am I supposed to be seeing something here?
Michael Scofield: Look closer.
[Lines appear on Michael's body, outlined to show certain blueprints of the prison. He turns around and again, the same thing happens with his back. The camera zooms in and shows the walls, and physical aspects depicted in the tattoo. This finally emerges out of the yard through the grate with the crane and the magazine in it]

Captain Brad Bellick: Name and back number.
Michael Scofield: Scofield, Michael. 94941.
Captain Brad Bellick: You a religious man, Scofield?
Michael Scofield: Never really thought about it.
Captain Brad Bellick: Good, 'cause the ten commandments don't mean a box of piss in here. We got two commandments and two only. The first commandment is you got nothing coming.
Michael Scofield: What's the second commandment?
Captain Brad Bellick: See commandment number one.
Michael Scofield: [Smiling slightly. He looks around] Gotcha.
Captain Brad Bellick: You talking out the side of your neck?
Michael Scofield: Come again?
Captain Brad Bellick: I said, are you being a smart ass?
Michael Scofield: I'm just trying to fly low, avoid the radar, Boss. Do my time, and get out.
Captain Brad Bellick: There isn't any flying under my radar.
Michael Scofield: Good to know.
[Bellick nods his head to one side, motioning Michael to leave. As he walks off, Bellick looks down at his forms. On his medical forms, Michael has listed 'Type 1 Diabetes'. It's circled]

Veronica Donovan: I know what you're doing. It's not the luck of the draw that you're in here with Lincoln. You forget I know you, both of you. You two have the most dysfuntional idea of love I've ever seen. What, he beats you up to keep you off the streets, so you get yourself thrown into Fox River with him? To what... save him?
[Michael doesn't say anything]
Veronica Donovan: I deserve to know. I loved him as much as you did.
Michael Scofield: Past tense for you, maybe. Not me.

Michael Scofield: Someone wants him dead, Veronica. Something more is going on here.
Veronica Donovan: This is desperation, Michael. You're grabbing at straws. You're in denial.
Michael Scofield: Maybe. But I can't watch him die. I won't do that.

Michael Scofield: You wanna help, find out who's trying to bury him.
Veronica Donovan: No-one's trying to bury him, Michael. The evidence was there.
Michael Scofield: The evidence was cooked.

Warden Henry Pope: Son, it's better for me to owe you one in here than for you to owe me one, I can promise you that.
Michael Scofield: I'll take my chances.

[Fires three rounds into the air, then points the gun at the teller]
Michael Scofield: The vault. Open it.
Teller: We can't. The branch manager's not here.
[Looks away and back at her]
Michael Scofield: Where is he?
[She has the side of her head glued to the counter]
Teller: It's lunchtime, he's at Whitecastle.
Michael Scofield: Whitecastle?
Teller: It's a fast food restaurant that serves those little square burgers.
Michael Scofield: I know what it is.
[Fires another two rounds into the air, then points the gun back at her]
Michael Scofield: I'm not playing games. Open it.
Teller: Sir, you have a half million cash in your bag, don't you think it would be better...?

Dr. Sara Tancredi: You went to Loyola?
Michael Scofield: You've been checking up on me.
Dr. Sara Tancredi: I like to get to know my patients. I went to North Western. Graduated a year after you did.
Michael Scofield: Maybe we met before. You know, drunk out at a bar somewhere.
Dr. Sara Tancredi: I would have remembered.
Michael Scofield: Is that a compliment?
Dr. Sara Tancredi: No.

Fernando Sucre: What's another word for "love?"
Michael Scofield: What's the context?
Fernando Sucre: Oh, you know, the "I love you so much, I ain't knocking over a liquor store again" context. Except, you know... classy.

Warden Henry Pope: Top of your class at Loyola... magna cum laude in fact. I can't help wondering what someone with your credentials is doing in a place like this.
Michael Scofield: Took a wrong turn a few months back, I guess.
Warden Henry Pope: You make it sound like a traffic infraction... like all you did was turn the wrong way up on a one-way street.
Michael Scofield: Everyone turns up one, sooner or later.

Sucre: [after taking Michaels advice when writing a letter to his girlfriend] Passion! What were you thinking?
Michael Scofield: [laughing] Hey, you went for it.
Sucre: She probably thinks i went sissy up in here. "Passion"!

Sucre: The man killed the vice-president's brother. In a month he's getting the chair, which means no one up this river's more dangerous than him, 'cause he's got nothing to lose now. What are they gonna do? Kill him twice?
Michael Scofield: There a way I can get to him?
Sucre: Oh no. The only time those boys get out is for chapel and PI.
Michael Scofield: PI? What's that?
Sucre: Prison Industry. The guys that get along get to work. You know, painting, scrapping, making mattresses, you name it. I wouldn't get excited, though, if i were you, fish. You ain't sniffing none of PI.
Michael Scofield: Why is that?
Sucre: [as a matter of fact] 'Cause John Abruzzi runs it.
Michael Scofield: [with a smug half-grin] John Abruzzi, John Abruzzi?
Sucre: John Abruzzi, John Abruzzi. Why do you wanna see Burrows so bad anyhow?
Michael Scofield: [as a matter of fact] Because he's my brother.
[walks away]

"Prison Break: Fire/Water (#3.2)" (2007)
Michael Scofield: I'll testify for you, whatever it takes.
Alexander Mahone: Wow, look at that halo that just appeared above your head!

Michael Scofield: You don't actually think that killing someone's going to help you get out of here?
Alexander Mahone: It does seem pretty strange, but this is a really strange place. One that I want to get out of.

Michael Scofield: [to Whistler] Is this the part where you tell me you're innocent and you're just a pawn in all this?

McGrady: You from Chicago. Michael Jordan, did you meet him?
Michael Scofield: It's a big city.
McGrady: You ever have sex with blonde cheerleader?
Michael Scofield: Yeah, sure.
McGrady: You're the man bro!

Michael Scofield: No one has ever broken out of this prison before. Let alone only a week to plan it. So you tell these people... whoever it is that took Sara and my nephew. Tell them I get it, and I'm gonna do everything I can. I'm gonna break this guy out of here, or I'm gonna die trying. And if it's the latter, then that should count for something, right? That's gotta count for something. You tell them that.

Brad Bellick: Why are you so interested in that guy in the sewer?
Michael Scofield: No reason.
Brad Bellick: Then why are you whispering, college boy?
Michael Scofield: Why don't you lower your voice already?
Brad Bellick: What's in it for me?
Michael Scofield: I'm sorry, do you have any other friends in here besides me? I'm it.
Brad Bellick: Friends don't let friends go hungry, and thirsty...
Michael Scofield: All right, all right...
Brad Bellick: ...and damn near half-naked!
Michael Scofield: I said, all right! I'll take care of it!
Brad Bellick: When?
Michael Scofield: When I can.

Michael Scofield: I need you to trust me.
Lechero: Ooh, trust you? I don't know you good enough, brother. Teodoro!
[T-Bag comes in]
Theodore 'T-Bag' Bagwell: Si, Patron?
Lechero: Can I trust this bobo?
Theodore 'T-Bag' Bagwell: Him? He's a snake. He stabbed me in a back every chance he got.
Lechero: Huh...
[approaching Michael]
Lechero: A snake who stabs a man in the back? I never heard of such a creature before.

[last lines]
James Whistler: So... how are we getting out of here?
Michael Scofield: I have no idea.

McGrady: I'm friends with everybody here, bro. That's how I keep alive.
Michael Scofield: You and I are friends, right?
McGrady: Yeah, but looks like you got enemies.

Michael Scofield: There's an inmate here named James Whistler. I'm looking for him.
McGrady: Welcome to club. Everybody looking for him.
Michael Scofield: Why's that?
McGrady: He killed the Mayor of Panama City's son. In a bar fight.

"Prison Break: Cell Test (#1.3)" (2005)
Michael Scofield: [Michael is prepping the escape, Haywire catches Michael in the act] What's your problem?
Haywire: I got a neuroanatomic lesion affecting my reticular activating system.
Michael Scofield: What does that mean?
Haywire: It means I don't sleep... at all.

Dr. Sara Tancredi: [Cut to Fox River infirmary. Sara tends to Michael's bandaged foot] No redness or swelling, so there's no sign of infection. I'm going to keep it on antibiotics for the next ten days. You should be good!
[She stands up]
Dr. Sara Tancredi: Michael you understand by law I'm obligated to file a report if I feel there's been prisoner misconduct. There's no way this injury happened by stepping on a blade in a garden shed.
[Michael pulls on his sock]
Michael Scofield: If you file the report, things could get a lot worse for me.
Dr. Sara Tancredi: They're not already?
Michael Scofield: Not compared to what they could be.
[He looks down]
Michael Scofield: I've made some enemies.
Dr. Sara Tancredi: Yeah. Scared?
[Michael doesn't say anything]
Dr. Sara Tancredi: Man enough. Okay.
[Michael smiles and laughs softly]
Dr. Sara Tancredi: Um, here's what I think. I think you are scared, and you wouldn't be human if you weren't scared in a place like this.
Michael Scofield: When I was young, I couldn't sleep at night.
[He finishes tying his shoe]
Michael Scofield: Because I thought there was a monster in the closet.
[Sara smiles]
Michael Scofield: But my brother told me there wasn't anything in the closet but fear. And fear wasn't real. He said it wasn't made of anything, it was just
[he pauses]
Michael Scofield: air. Not even that. He said you just have to face it. You just have to open that door, and the monster would disappear.
Dr. Sara Tancredi: Your brother sounds like a smart man.
Michael Scofield: He is. In here though, you face your fear. You open that door, and there's a hundred more doors behind it. And the monsters that are hiding behind them, are all real.
Dr. Sara Tancredi: If you want, I could recommend you be sent to AdSeg.
Michael Scofield: [Smiling bluntly] With the rape victims and the snitches.
[He stands up]
Dr. Sara Tancredi: It would keep you safe.
Michael Scofield: Thanks. But I think I'd like to face the monsters on my own.
[He walks out]

Fernando Sucre: [catching Michael hiding a bar of soap disguised as a cell phone] Tell me that ain't what I think it is.
Michael Scofield: It ain't what you think it is.

Captain Brad Bellick: Open on forty! Scofield. Found you a new celly. As luck would have it, I found him in the psych ward. You were the only guy with an empty tray, so...
Michael Scofield: Psych ward?
Captain Brad Bellick: You got a problem with that? Because if you do, please feel free to drop it in my suggestion box here.
[He taps the toilet]
Captain Brad Bellick: Haywire, get in here! Close it up on forty! Oh, and Scofield? Just a heads up. Don't make eye contact with him.

Michael Scofield: What are you doing?
Fernando Sucre: What's it look like I'm doing? I'm rolling it up.
Michael Scofield: You can't do this!
Fernando Sucre: I'm done playin' your reindeer games, fish. I'm gonna transfer to a nice, quiet cell with a normal cellie. One that doesn't screw my entire life up.

Michael Scofield: Preparation will only take you so far. After that you gotta take a few leaps of faith.

John Abruzzi: [Cut to the line heading back to the block. Michael gets pushed out of the line and into a side room by Gus. He looks around, worried] Easy now, Fish, don't make this any harder than it needs to be.
[He stands with his back to Michael. He turns around]
John Abruzzi: It's time we came to an arrangement, don't you think?
[T-Bag steps out from behind him and looks up]
Theodore "T-Bag" Bagwell: [Smiling] You know, I was thinkin' I was gonna cut you bile to stern soon as I laid eyes on you, but a lack-a day, you look so pretty when you're scared, don't you?
[He turns to Abruzzi]
Theodore "T-Bag" Bagwell: Maybe we ought to get the love out of the way before we move onto the hate.
[He turns back to Michael]
Theodore "T-Bag" Bagwell: What do you say to that, Pretty?
[He licks his lips]
Theodore "T-Bag" Bagwell: Hmm? Yeah... yeah, maybe it's time I lit up that leather once and for all.
[He puts the shank down on a wall. As soon as he's unarmed, Abruzzi elbows him hard in the face. Michael shields his face with his arm. Abruzzi fights T-Bag off and his group incapacitate him. Abruzzi turns back to Michael]
John Abruzzi: Ahh, he talks too much.
[He grabs the back of Michael's head and pulls it toward him]
John Abruzzi: You and I need to have a conversation.
[They walk back into the line]
John Abruzzi: What happened in there was my way of saying uh, I know I've been coming about this whole thing the wrong way.
[CO's rush to the room where T-Bag lays]
John Abruzzi: I'm trying to make amends here. Bygones for bygones.
[He holds out his hand]
Michael Scofield: You're a mercurial man, John.
John Abruzzi: I prefer bold.
[He laughs and walks forward]
John Abruzzi: [They walk out past the yard] Tell me what you need from me.
Michael Scofield: A trade. You get me a plane, I'll get you Fibonacci.
John Abruzzi: What do you need a plane for?
Michael Scofield: I think you know.
John Abruzzi: I help you, I'm in. You know that, don't you?
Michael Scofield: I do.
[Abruzzi nods]
John Abruzzi: I just gotta know the exact date and time.
Michael Scofield: I'll tell you soon enough.
John Abruzzi: Soon enough ain't gonna cut it. I need to be outside these walls before Fibonacci testifies.
Michael Scofield: You will be.
John Abruzzi: He testifies in one month.
Michael Scofield: Then we'll be out in plenty of time.
John Abruzzi: If not, you're a corpse. So you'd better cut the crap and tell me the exact date and time so I can start making the arrangements.
Michael Scofield: I don't know if I can trust you with that information yet.
John Abruzzi: Why not?
Michael Scofield: Like I said, John, you're a mercurial man.

Michael Scofield: Lincoln, we have a problem.
Lincoln Burrows: How far behind are we?
Michael Scofield: Three days.
Lincoln Burrows: I thought you said the margin for error was zero days.
Michael Scofield: I did.

[Michael has had some of his toes cut off and Sara goes to unwrap the sock cover his foot]
Dr. Sara Tancredi: Okay, let's take a look.
[Michael, crying, grabs her wrists frantically, not able to handle very much more]
Dr. Sara Tancredi: [Softly, gently] You're okay, you're okay.
[He slowly let's go of her wrists and she quickly but gently unwraps the red sock. Michael sees his foot, looks away and cries harder]
Dr. Sara Tancredi: What happened?
[taking a deep breath]
Michael Scofield: Nothing.
Dr. Sara Tancredi: This isn't nothing Michael, I need you to tell me what happened.
[Delirious because of the pain]
Michael Scofield: Don't make me lie to you.
[She looks at him, alarmed]
Michael Scofield: Please!

"Prison Break: English, Fitz or Percy (#1.5)" (2005)
Warden Henry Pope: You're being transferred.
Michael Scofield: What?
Warden Henry Pope: We're moving you over to Statesville.
Michael Scofield: You can't do that.
Warden Henry Pope: Yes, I can. I'm the boss here. This is my house.
Michael Scofield: Three weeks.
Warden Henry Pope: What for?
Michael Scofield: Lincoln Burrows. He's being executed in three weeks.
Warden Henry Pope: Well, I'm aware of that. What's that to you?
Michael Scofield: He's my brother. When I knew I was being sent to prison, my attorney petitioned the DOC.
Warden Henry Pope: So you could be near him.
Michael Scofield: That's right. Don't take that away from me. Not until it's over.

Lincoln Burrows: You gonna tell me about the transfer?
Michael Scofield: I'm taking care of it.
Lincoln Burrows: You're taking care of it. Sounds to me like you're reaching.
Michael Scofield: Maybe. A little.
Lincoln Burrows: A little. You know, I had made my peace with what was coming, then you show up and give me the one thing a man in my situation shouldn't have - hope. Now that's going to be taken away.
Michael Scofield: Don't do this, Linc.
Lincoln Burrows: I've got three weeks. What do you want me to do?
Michael Scofield: [Michael puts his hand on Lincoln's shoulder] Just have a little faith.

Michael Scofield: We're not breaking out of a Jamba Juice, gentlemen.

Fernando Sucre: This ain't gonna work, man. Us Ricans? We have very high blood pressure. My cousin? He died from too much stress.
Michael Scofield: I thought you said your cousin was moving in on your girl.
Fernando Sucre: That's my other cousin, but thanks for bringing that up, jackass.

Warden Henry Pope: The thing is, Mr. Scofield is not our problem any more. Seems there was an error in his paperwork. He's going to be transferred after all.
Michael Scofield: That's not possible.
Warden Henry Pope: [to C.O] Escort the prisoner back to his cell.
Michael Scofield: Warden, all I need is three weeks.
Warden Henry Pope: [shouting to a C.O] Get off of me!
Michael Scofield: Henry, please! I just need a little time, just give me the time.

John Abruzzi: You mind telling me what this is all about?
Michael Scofield: These are the guys we're breaking out with.
John Abruzzi: I don't think so, fish. That was not our agreement.
John Abruzzi: [Abruzzi gestures to Lincoln] I'm not gonna work with this... crazy rhino.
Lincoln Burrows: Keep pushing it, John.
John Abruzzi: Yeah, I keep pushing it, you know. Huh? What's your deal, man?
Lincoln Burrows: [Lincoln grabs Abruzzi and gets in his face] Touch my brother again and I'll show you.
John Abruzzi: Brother?
[Stares at Michael]
John Abruzzi: Your brother?
Michael Scofield: We've only got a few minutes. Are we gonna spend them spitting on each other or are we gonna talk some business?

Warden Henry Pope: [Cut to Pope's office. Michael huddles over the model of the Taj Mahal] How are those allergies?
Michael Scofield: Excuse me?
Warden Henry Pope: In your motion, you cited chronic, um...
Michael Scofield: Sinusitis.
Warden Henry Pope: Mmm.
Michael Scofield: It's not an allergy, actually. It's an uh, bacterial infection.
Warden Henry Pope: Hmm.
Michael Scofield: The moist air from the river along the east wall helps keeps me, you know
[he sniffs]
Michael Scofield: clear.
Warden Henry Pope: [smiling] I'm impressed. Not even a week in here and you're already working it like an old con.
Michael Scofield: Well, you've got one up on me, Warden. You know why I needed to file those motions, but I have no idea why you needed to transfer me.
Warden Henry Pope: Traffic control, Scofield, that's all. Traffic control. Look, it's coming up on five o'clock. What do you say we call it a day?
Michael Scofield: [sighing] I don't think I can do that, Sir.
Warden Henry Pope: Why not?
Michael Scofield: If I let go of this support right now, the whole thing's coming down. See, the Taj was designed using axial force. A series of internal forces along the longitudinal axis.
Warden Henry Pope: Ah, how much longer?
Michael Scofield: Depends on how long it takes to dry. If you need me to leave, I can show your secretary how to hold it.
Warden Henry Pope: All right, you can stay till it dries. There'll be a guard outside the door. Just check in with Becky when you're done and she'll have somebody escort you back to your cell.
Michael Scofield: All right.
Warden Henry Pope: And uh, Scofield? I want to thank you for showing up today. I would have understood it if you didn't.
Michael Scofield: We had a deal.
Warden Henry Pope: Right. Still, thanks. My wife is going to love it.
Michael Scofield: You're welcome.
[after Pope leaves, Michael releases hold on the support structure. It doesn't collapse at all. Michael moves to the door where he listens to make sure the coast is clear. Pope is gone, but CO Paterson remains behind, flirting with Becky]

Charles "The Old Head" Westmoreland: Afternoon, Mr. Scofield.
Michael Scofield: I need to know if there's any way to block a transfer order.
Charles "The Old Head" Westmoreland: [laughing a little] There's about fifty ways.
Michael Scofield: All right, I'll take the quickest.
Charles "The Old Head" Westmoreland: You file a motion for what they call an interlocutory injunction.
Michael Scofield: How long does that take?
Charles "The Old Head" Westmoreland: How fast can you write? Any man can claim just about anything violates his constitutional rights. There's environmental issues, allergies, religious requirements, take your pick.
Michael Scofield: What if they don't buy it?
Charles "The Old Head" Westmoreland: Don't matter. Court's required by law to hear your motion. Until they do, you can't be transferred. Hell, they've been trying to move my tired grey behind for ten years. God bless the American legal system!
Michael Scofield: Why do you want to stay in here so badly?
Charles "The Old Head" Westmoreland: There's someone here I can't bear to leave behind. I guess that means we've got something in common.

Fernando Sucre: The Ricans, we got genetically higher blood pressure, you know that? My cousin, he died from too much stress.
Michael Scofield: I thought you said your cousin was moving in on your girl.
Fernando Sucre: That's my other cousin. But thanks for bringing that up, jackass!

"Prison Break: Map 1213 (#2.5)" (2006)
Lincoln Burrows: First thing I'm gonna do with the money - buy new shoes.
Michael Scofield: Second thing - tacos.
Lincoln Burrows: Third thing - ice cold beer.
Michael Scofield: Fourth thing - a little toothpaste.

Michael Scofield: Tell me that's not what I know it is.
Theodore 'T-Bag' Bagwell: Oh, it is. But don't worry. Before I destroyed it, I committed it to my photographic memory.
[eats last bit of the map]
Michael Scofield: Coming from a compulsive liar I find that a little hard to believe.
Theodore 'T-Bag' Bagwell: I'd a tattooed it to my body, but I didn't have the time...

Reporter: [Michael and Lincoln's car radio] This morning, authorities issued an update on the escaped convicts known, until now, as the "Fox River Eight". Chicago mob boss John Abruzzi was gunned down outside of a Washington DC motel last night after investigators received a tip from an informant. The other seven escapees are still at large and considered dangerous. A Florida man wanted in...
[Lincoln switches off the radio]
Lincoln Burrows: I didn't think Abruzzi would be the first of us to eat it.
Michael Scofield: I have a feeling we're in for a lot of surprises.

Theodore 'T-Bag' Bagwell: I'm gonna take the high road here and suggest a mutually beneficial arrangement. I have the information, you have the manual requirements necessary to unearth Westmoreland's buried booty. We're partners.
Michael Scofield: And why is that?
Theodore 'T-Bag' Bagwell: 'Cause as of this moment, I'm your map.

Michael Scofield: How much further?
Lincoln Burrows: 70, 80 miles.
Michael Scofield: Good. We should be hitting Double K Ranch by this afternoon ...
Lincoln Burrows: [cuts Michael off] Or we can keep driving, pick up LJ, then hit Panama.
Michael Scofield: We can't hit Panama! We can't hit anything! We can't do anything without the money. We need to find Charles's stash!
Lincoln Burrows: I know some other guys who are thinkin' the same thing.

Theodore 'T-Bag' Bagwell: Do you see the silo?
Theodore 'T-Bag' Bagwell: [staring at a bunch of townhouses] The bastards built over it.
Michael Scofield: It's gone.

David 'Tweener' Apolskis: [when Michael and Lincoln find him] How'd you know?
Michael Scofield: T-Bag.
Lincoln Burrows: Hand over the map!
David 'Tweener' Apolskis: What?
Lincoln Burrows: The map! Hand it over!
David 'Tweener' Apolskis: [laughs] He told you I had it?

Michael Scofield: [after discovering Map 1213 has been ripped from the book] Someone got here before us. That's the only explanation.
Lincoln Burrows: [seeing T-Bag] Son of a bitch is still alive!
[running down to catch him]
Michael Scofield: [to T-Bag] Hey, Pretty!
Theodore 'T-Bag' Bagwell: What the...?
Lincoln Burrows: What'cha gonna do, scream?
[slams him into the car]
Lincoln Burrows: Why the hell are you still breathing?
Michael Scofield: [with T-Bag's accent] What the hell'd you do to your hand?
[Lincoln grabs T-Bags hand]
Theodore 'T-Bag' Bagwell: Whoa, easy, easy, easy. I recently had some work done.
Lincoln Burrows: Where's the map?
Theodore 'T-Bag' Bagwell: Easy, easy, easy. I don't have it!

"Prison Break: Allen (#1.2)" (2005)
Theodore "T-Bag" Bagwell: I'll protect you. All you gotta do is take this pocket right here and ya life'll be all peaches and cream. I walk, you walk with me. Keep real close now, so no one up in here can hurt you.
Michael Scofield: [pointing to the inmate who is already holding on to the pocket] I see you already have a girlfriend

John Abruzzi: This little polka that you and I have been dancing for awhile... as of right now, it's over. Fibonacci. I want to know how you got to him and where he is right now.
Michael Scofield: It's not going to happen, John.
John Abruzzi: [nods] We'll see.

Lincoln Burrows: Now is not the time to be trusting a black inmate, Michael.
Michael Scofield: Our relationship transcends race.
Lincoln Burrows: Nothing transcends race in here.

Charles "The Old Head" Westmoreland: [playing checkers and losing] You're anticipating every one of my moves three moves in advance. You're a hell of a strategist, fish.
Michael Scofield: Do you ever think about Boston?
Charles "The Old Head" Westmoreland: Sure.
Michael Scofield: Think you'll ever see it again?
Charles "The Old Head" Westmoreland: I'm a 60 year old man with 60 years left on my ticket. What do you think?
Michael Scofield: I'm thinking about going.
Charles "The Old Head" Westmoreland: Now, there's going and there's "going". Which one do you mean?
Michael Scofield: The one you think I mean.
Charles "The Old Head" Westmoreland: [smiles] Three days inside and he's already thinking about turning rabbit. It'll pass, it always does.

Dr. Sara Tancredi: You seem nervous.
Michael Scofield: I do?
Dr. Sara Tancredi: You're sweating.
Michael Scofield: Must be the needles. Never really got used to 'em.
Dr. Sara Tancredi: Somehow with diabetes and that tattoo I find that hard to believe.

Charles "The Old Head" Westmoreland: Bigger things to worry about at the moment. I've been in here long enough to know it when I see it - the calm before the storm. Whites and blacks will be going at each other real soon here. Everybody chooses sides and a lot of guys bleed.
Michael Scofield: There a reason?
Charles "The Old Head" Westmoreland: Same reason you don't put cats and dogs in the same cage - they don't get along.

Lincoln Burrows: It can't be done, Michael. No one's ever broken out of Fox River.
Michael Scofield: Every single step's already been mapped out. Every contingency.
Lincoln Burrows: Every contingency? You may have the blueprints to this place but there's one thing those plans can't show you - people. Guys like Abruzzi. You so much as look at these cats the wrong way, they'll cut you up.
Michael Scofield: Far as the rest of these guys are concerned, I'm just another con, doin' his time. Stayin' out of trouble.
Lincoln Burrows: You don't go lookin' for trouble in here, it just finds you!
Michael Scofield: And when it does we'll be long gone.

Inmate: You best speak with respect, fish. Man kidnapped half a dozen boys and girls down in 'bama, raped and killed 'em. Wasn't always in that order either.
Michael Scofield: Does this T-Bag have a name?
Theodore "T-Bag" Bagwell: [walks up] That is my real name.
[Michael stands to leave]
Theodore "T-Bag" Bagwell: No, no, no please, sit. So you're the one I've been hearing all the rave reviews about. Scofield! Well, one thing's for sure, you just as pretty as advertised. Prettier even.

"Prison Break: John Doe (#2.14)" (2007)
Michael Scofield: Who are you?
Secret Service Special Agent Paul Kellerman: I used to work for the president.

Michael Scofield: If we get a camera, we can take a picture of him holding a current newspaper. If we put that online, it'll prove he's still alive.
Secret Service Special Agent Paul Kellerman: No, it'll prove we found a guy that kinda looks like the president's brother.
Michael Scofield: Fingerprints, dental records...
Secret Service Special Agent Paul Kellerman: We whitewashed him. We pulled his teeth, burned off his fingerprints.
Michael Scofield: DNA.
Secret Service Special Agent Paul Kellerman: To compare against the homeless guy we killed and put in Steadman's car. But we destroyed all exterior DNA samples so that there'd be nothing to compare them to.
Michael Scofield: There's gotta be someone somewhere who can identify this man.
Secret Service Special Agent Paul Kellerman: Which is why we did the surgery. Cheekbones raised two centimeters, ears lowered a quarter of an inch. Not so much that someone who knew him wouldn't recognize him, but enough that any forensic comparison of a photograph of that man would conclude that he is a look-alike, a hoax. Trust me - we are very good at what we do.

Michael Scofield: We stroll right into the lion's den and pray we don't get mauled?
Secret Service Special Agent Paul Kellerman: I don't think they're going to come to Montana, Scofield, so we're going to them.

Michael Scofield: So this is the big conspiracy, huh? Bunch of little boys in suits, running around trying to kill each other? It's pathetic.
Secret Service Special Agent Paul Kellerman: [to Michael] Well, you were a little more formidable than we anticipated.
Lincoln Burrows: We don't need compliments out of you, jackass.
Secret Service Special Agent Paul Kellerman: Oh, yes, there it is, that winning Burrows personality.
Lincoln Burrows: Shut your mouth and drive.
Secret Service Special Agent Paul Kellerman: [interrupts Lincoln] The one we really knew would win over a jury, good work!

[Kellerman puts phone on the dashboard, after conversation with Bill Kim]
Michael Scofield: You leave that on, they'll trace it...
Secret Service Special Agent Paul Kellerman: [laughs] Yeah, uh, Secret Service, it's untraceable. But thanks.

Secret Service Special Agent Paul Kellerman: [Terrence has committed suicide] We need to go!
Lincoln Burrows: Go where? We've got Steadman.
Secret Service Special Agent Paul Kellerman: No, we've got nothing.
Michael Scofield: All we've got is a John Doe.

Michael Scofield: You still think you're running this show, don't you?
Secret Service Special Agent Paul Kellerman: You still think I'm not?

Michael Scofield: You still haven't answered my question.
Secret Service Special Agent Paul Kellerman: Why am I helping you? Because the enemy of my enemy is my friend.

"Prison Break: Flight (#1.22)" (2006)
[Tracking dogs have just been loaded into cages a couple of yards away from where the Escape Crew lies]
Michael Scofield: They can't smell us.
[Dogs begin to bark]
John Abruzzi: They can see us.

[Michael is in the process of smashing the lights of the getaway van]
Tweener: What the hell are you doing?
Michael Scofield: I'm getting us invisible.

John Abruzzi: If you think I won't gut you myself to get that key, you're in for a big surprise.
Theodore "T-Bag" Bagwell: I encourage you to remember the last time you came after me with a knife...
Michael Scofield: *Shut up. Shut up, both of you.*

John Abruzzi: If you think I won't cut you myself to get that key, you're in for a big surprise.
Theodore "T-Bag" Bagwell: I encourage you to remember the last time you came at me with a knife...
Michael Scofield: Shut up! Shut up! Both of you!

Michael Scofield: The airstrip is on the other side of that field. Just 500 yards and this whole thing is over.

[Final lines of Season One]
Fernando Sucre: What do we do now?
Michael Scofield: We run.

Fernando Sucre: [plane flies over their heads] ...
Fernando Sucre: What do we do now?
Michael Scofield: We run.

"Prison Break: Brother's Keeper (#1.16)" (2006)
Lincoln Burrows: I lost my keys.
[Michael tosses Lincoln his keys]
Lincoln Burrows: Where'd you find them?
Michael Scofield: Four feet that way.

Michael Scofield: You know what I want? To not have to be the older brother to my older brother.

Lincoln Burrows: Everything's not how it looks, Michael.
Michael Scofield: I hope, for your sake, that's true.

Veronica Donovan: Michael, you are where you are because of your brother.
Michael Scofield: You're telling me he is where he is because of me.

Michael Scofield: They didn't even let her testify.
Lincoln Burrows: Who?
Michael Scofield: Leticia Berris, and that cop changed his story a dozen times.
Lincoln Burrows: What part of 'move on' don't you get?
Michael Scofield: After Mom died, when it was just you and me, I remember having trouble sleeping, never knowing where you were, but when I'd wake up in the morning there'd be this paper bird, an origami crane, sitting next to my bed and I never knew what it meant exactly, but I figured it was your way of letting me know you were checking in on me. Anyway... I looked it up, the crane, stands for familial obligation; watching out for your own. Maybe it's my turn to watch out for you.

Lincoln Burrows: What part of move on don't you get?
Michael Scofield: After Mom died, when it was just you and me, I remember having trouble sleeping, never knowing where you were, but when I'd wake up in the morning there'd be this paper bird, an origami crane sitting next to my bed and I never knew what it meant exactly, but I figured it was your way of letting me know you were checking in on me. Anyway... I looked it up, the crane, stands for familial obligation, watching out for your own. Maybe it's my turn I watched out for you.

Michael Scofield: The crane. It stands for familial obligation. Watching out for your own.

"Prison Break: Dead Fall (#2.8)" (2006)
Fernando Sucre: This isn't how it was supposed to go. The whole reason I run along with the break it was to have a life with Mari Cruz and my baby, and now what? Get some toe pay job? Always be looking over my shoulder? What kind of life is that?
Michael Scofield: You can come with me and Linc. To Panama. Start over.
Fernando Sucre: As long as you stay here, the more the chances you're gonna never make it to Panama. Now you got your people to think about, your brother, your nephew, Sara... She's meeting you down there, isn't she?
Michael Scofield: I don't know, we never talk about it.
Fernando Sucre: But you're hoping.
Michael Scofield: Just give it a rest, will you?

Michael Scofield: Once a thief, always a thief.
Fernando Sucre: You're only just figuring that out?

Michael Scofield: I let that psychopath T-Bag loose once. I'm not gonna do it again.

Michael Scofield: We're never gonna get outta here on the roads. We need to find another way.

Fernando Sucre: [while crossing the log on the river] I've heard about these kind of places. They got leeches, you know?
Michael Scofield: I'll take the leeches in here over the handcuffs back there.

Fernando Sucre: Look Michael, I understand if you have to keep going, you know?
Michael Scofield: Just shut up. I'm not going anywhere.
Fernando Sucre: Look, just think about it.
Michael Scofield: You know, if I leave, you drown.
Fernando Sucre: No, I know, but just...
Michael Scofield: The water level's getting higher, Sucre. How many seconds can you hold your breath, 45? 60? That's how long you've got to live if I take off.
Fernando Sucre: How long have you got if you stay? How long 'til the dogs lead the cops to you?
Michael Scofield: What you're suggesting is not an option.
Fernando Sucre: I ain't tryin' to be a hero or nothin'. We both know there's only two things that can happen now. Leave me here, or we both get caught.

Michael Scofield: We gotta lose the bike.
Fernando Sucre: Uh-uh. No way.
Michael Scofield: The roads are sealed.
[looking at the river]
Michael Scofield: It's the only way we're gonna make it out.
Fernando Sucre: I can't go, bro! I promised ...
Michael Scofield: You're not gettin' that thing across the river. Every minute we spend trying is a minute we don't have, ok? I'm sorry. But we gotta move.

"Prison Break: Subdivision (#2.6)" (2006)
Lincoln Burrows: [his shovel hits something hard] I got somethin'.
Michael Scofield: It's the silo's foundation.
David 'Tweener' Apolskis: Hells yeah!
Michael Scofield: [whispering] Thank you Charles.

David 'Tweener' Apolskis: Yo man, this is not good. We got her up in our grill checkin' in on us all the time.
Theodore 'T-Bag' Bagwell: The boy's right. My hand says "I can't dig". I'll volunteer to keep her occupied.
Michael Scofield: You don't touch her.
Theodore 'T-Bag' Bagwell: Who are you, Sister Mary Francis? I know how to play nice.
Michael Scofield: I'll be watchin'.

Michael Scofield: Well as always, your timing is flawless.
Benjamin Miles 'C-Note' Franklin: I don't follow.
Michael Scofield: Let me try to explain it to you. We're tryin' to run something here, and we can't have people walking in off the street.
Benjamin Miles 'C-Note' Franklin: Oh, oh, OK. So you want us to leave and then you can just mail us the cheque?
Michael Scofield: [walks over to Sucre] Sucre, I know you trust me and you know I'll cut you in on that money but the two of you being here right now jeopardizes everything.
Fernando Sucre: I'm not going nowhere. I want my share of the money.

Michael Scofield: Where'd you lean about electricity?
Lincoln Burrows: Used to steal copper wires from transformer boxes. Sell 'em on the docks, make a few bucks. When you were at school, of course.

Michael Scofield: I want you to go back to that garden center and get everything on this list. And gas up the car. We'll meet you right back here in one hour.
David 'Tweener' Apolskis: Aight.
Michael Scofield: And David... don't screw this up.
David 'Tweener' Apolskis: This ain't Fox River anymore, man. You're lookin' at the real deal now.

Michael Scofield: I don't want to hear anything out of your mouth other than what your photographic memory spits out regarding that map!
Theodore 'T-Bag' Bagwell: You watch your tone with me, boy.
Michael Scofield: I will watch you get tossed to the side of the road to fend for yourself, boy. Because if you can't remember where that silo was, you're worthless to us.

"Prison Break: Fin del camino (#2.21)" (2007)
Michael Scofield: [to Sucre] Believe me, I understand the impulse to pull the trigger. But if we lose ourselves, we lose everything.

Michael Scofield: I understand the impulse to pull the trigger... but when we lose ourselves, we lose everything.

Michael Scofield: Get the gun off me.
Captain Brad Bellick: I asked you a question!
Michael Scofield: I said, get the gun off me or I walk.
[Bellick lowers the gun he was pointing at Michael]
Michael Scofield: All right. I'll get your five million.
[to Sucre]
Michael Scofield: You get Maricruz, and I get T-Bag.
Captain Brad Bellick: Win, win, win.
Michael Scofield: You gotta do exactly as I say.
Fernando Sucre: Thank you bro.
Captain Brad Bellick: All right Einstein, what're you thinking?

Michael Scofield: Looks like you've made some friends lately.
Theodore "T-Bag" Bagwell: I don't follow.
Michael Scofield: That set-up back there is a little out of your league, looked almost professional.
Theodore "T-Bag" Bagwell: Let's say that's the case. What's it worth to you to find out? Because I am in possession of some information that you might need.
Michael Scofield: Okay. Tell me what you know and maybe I'll let you walk. Without the money.

Michael Scofield: [to Bellick] You start acting like a cowboy, this whole thing's going south, real fast. Remember that.

Theodore "T-Bag" Bagwell: [Holds knife out pointed to Michael] What exactly is it that you want, Pretty?
Michael Scofield: I'm turning you in.
Theodore "T-Bag" Bagwell: Is that it? Really? It ain't about the money? Cos if it is, you can tell me. There's nobody here but us cons.
Michael Scofield: You can walk, or get dragged... but it's up to you.
Theodore "T-Bag" Bagwell: No, see, when you had the gun on me, I afforded you a certain respect, but uh here? Well the scales are tipped back my way. So I'm going to spell out the present options. Either we split this money and you can uh go get your legs tattooed or whatever the hell it is you want... or they're going to find your corpse slumped over that there chair with your pants down around your ankles cos it's been a *long* time coming, Pretty.
Theodore "T-Bag" Bagwell: [Michael walks over to a glass bottle and smashes it on a sink] Well I got my answer.

"Prison Break: Buried (#2.7)" (2006)
Michael Scofield: This is going wrong in every possible way.
Benjamin Miles 'C-Note' Franklin: This is stupid, man! We cannot do this!
Theodore "T-Bag" Bagwell: Hat's over the wall now.
Benjamin Miles 'C-Note' Franklin: What the hell is that supposed to mean?
Theodore "T-Bag" Bagwell: It means we're committed. It's time to go get the hat. We don't have a choice.
Benjamin Miles 'C-Note' Franklin: Yeah, we do. We can walk right up outta here, right now, man.
Theodore "T-Bag" Bagwell: And then what? We are already in the house. Those women are already bound. We have committed this crime. We leave, it ain't gonna change any of that!

Michael Scofield: Why couldn't it just be a silo, in the middle of a field, with no one around?
Lincoln Burrows: We'll figure it out, we'll get the money, we'll go away.
Michael Scofield: Yeah, maybe. I can rob another bank. You know what Charles once said to me? He said there's no such thing as an ex con. Because I used to think there was a way we could wipe the slate clean. Make up for everything we've gone. The hat's over the wall, Linc. For everyone.

Michael Scofield: [to the women tied up] Sorry isn't gonna mean anything to you right now. But I wanna say it anyway. This wasn't supposed to happen.

Lincoln Burrows: Since when did we become kidnappers? It ain't right.
Michael Scofield: We can buy a conscience tomorrow.
Lincoln Burrows: Yeah, well, closin' your eyes ain't gonna make it go away.
Michael Scofield: I'll take 5 minutes of a situation I can control over 50 years of one I can't any day.

Lincoln Burrows: [after hearing about L.J.'s release] Keys to the car, where are they?
Michael Scofield: Just hold on, ok? You can't do this! Linc! We are 5 minutes away in there.
Lincoln Burrows: We've been 5 minutes for 4 hours.
Michael Scofield: Just give me some time. Be patient.
Lincoln Burrows: You think I give a damn about the money?
Michael Scofield: I'm doing what's necessary!
Lincoln Burrows: You're afraid to fail! You're afraid this big plan of yours ain't gonna work out. You wanna get caught proving you can pull this thing off, be my guest. L.J.'s out there. I'm gonna get him.
Michael Scofield: We have come 1500 miles across country. We have made it this far.
Lincoln Burrows: Then I guess this is where we part ways.

Lincoln Burrows: You can still come with me.
Michael Scofield: I could... I could do this.
Lincoln Burrows: And if you can't?
Michael Scofield: We still meet up. Exactly where we planned.
Lincoln Burrows: Bolchoi Booze.
Michael Scofield: Bolshoi.
Lincoln Burrows: Bolshoi. L.J.'s gonna be with me.
Michael Scofield: You remember how to get there?
Lincoln Burrows: How could I forget?
Michael Scofield: Thursday night. 6:00. It's our last shot. Before, uh... um... if we do this right, we're gone. Forever.
Lincoln Burrows: Lotta ground to cover in 3 days.
Michael Scofield: Lotta ground.
Lincoln Burrows: Alright.
[hugs Michael]
Lincoln Burrows: Take care.
Michael Scofield: They'll be gunnin' for you. They'll get you anyway they can, so...
Lincoln Burrows: Yup.
Michael Scofield: Tell L.J... tell him I said there'll be a surfboard with his name on it.
Lincoln Burrows: Nice. Bolshoi Booze.
[at same time as Michael]
Lincoln Burrows: 3 days. Keep your head down.

"Prison Break: Bad Blood (#2.17)" (2007)
Dr. Sara Tancredi: Either way, you still owe me dinner.
Michael Scofield: Is that so?
Dr. Sara Tancredi: Yeah. First week in Fox River, you promised me,if you ever got out of there, you'd take me to dinner.
Michael Scofield: Well, maybe, after we wrap this up, we can stop off and get you a burrito on the way back to Pope's house.
Dr. Sara Tancredi: Scofield, I don't know what you're used to, but anything short of a filet mignon not going to cut it with me.

Michael Scofield: [pointing a gun at Henry] I just want my brother's life back. I want people to know the truth. I'd give anything for that. I'd lay down my life.
Warden Henry Pope: Well that's easy for you to say standing on that side of the gun.
[Michael puts the gun on the kitchen counter and turns it over pointing towards himself]
Michael Scofield: What if I'm standing on this side?
Michael Scofield: I'm not the man you think I am.
Warden Henry Pope: Well I have a pretty good idea of who you are, Michael.
Michael Scofield: If that's true then you already know I never wanted to be in Fox River. I never wanted to meet you, Henry. I certainly didn't want to ruin your life.
Warden Henry Pope: Yeah, well, you've done a pretty damn good job!
Dr. Sara Tancredi: You're not saying anything to him I haven't said myself, Henry. I've looked into this. What he's saying to you is absolutely true.

Warden Henry Pope: I don't give a rat's ass about you or your brother. I trusted you. I took you under my wing. I treated you like my own son. I believed you! Day after day you lied to me. What kind of a man does that?
Michael Scofield: A desperate one.

Warden Henry Pope: I could shoot you right now and not even think twice.
Michael Scofield: But you won't. You've spent too much time around prisons to throw your life away like that.

Lincoln Burrows: What's going on?
Michael Scofield: ...I made a deal with Pope.
Lincoln Burrows: You made a deal with Pope? What kind of deal?
Michael Scofield: If he came with us, and if we got what we needed, I said I'd turn myself in...
Lincoln Burrows: WHAT? We don't even know what this thing is! It could be *nothing* Michael! You know about this?
Dr. Sara Tancredi: Not until it came out of his mouth.
Michael Scofield: It was the only way I could think of. You two can still finish this. You'll just have to do it without me.
Lincoln Burrows: I'm not going to let you do this Michael! There's *no* coming back from this.
Michael Scofield: [Lift's hand] Stop.

Warden Henry Pope: [Stops Michael with his hand] No.
Michael Scofield: What's the hold up?
Warden Henry Pope: Your brother's right. I wouldn't cuddle a corpse to show you any leniency in this.
Michael Scofield: [Looks back at Lincoln, despairingly] That doesn't matter. I said I'd hold up my end of the deal.
Warden Henry Pope: You already did.
[Holds up tape]
Warden Henry Pope: I listened to this. You may have something here. There are going to be a lot of people who wished you didn't, but you do.
Michael Scofield: [Accepts tape] Listen Henry...
Warden Henry Pope: I'd go now if I were you. And don't consider this forgiveness. In fact I'm about 10 seconds away from changing my mind.
Michael Scofield: Thank you.

"Prison Break: Cute Poison (#1.4)" (2005)
Haywire: I just shared a secret with you. Now it's your turn.
Michael Scofield: You wanna know what the tattoos mean?
Haywire: Yeah.
Michael Scofield: Nothing.

Fernando Sucre: [Michael is entering with Haywire still staring at him. Haywire is drawing a pattern on his notepad. Sucre rushes over to Michael] I want back in.
Michael Scofield: Too late.
Fernando Sucre: [Desperate] I'll do anything you need. You see these hands? They're diggin machines. You wanna go to China? I'll get you to China, Fish. I'll dig like a psychotic rodent if I have to, Fish.
[He gets in front of Michael and physically stops him]
Fernando Sucre: I gotta be back in.
Michael Scofield: As of right now, there is no in.
[He looks over a Haywire, who is still frantically drawing]
Michael Scofield: Van Gogh over there is my new cellmate.
Fernando Sucre: [Barely giving him a glance] But you're going to do something about it, right? You're going to get rid of him?
Michael Scofield: [Evenly] I'll do what's necessary.
Fernando Sucre: [Smiles and laughs, tightly hugging Michael] You my boy.
[Michael smiles too]
Fernando Sucre: So how're you gonna do it anyway?
Michael Scofield: Let's just put is this way. Someone's gonna get hurt.
[Sucre looks over at Haywire, who is still drawing]

John Abruzzi: So what's the problem?
Michael Scofield: You're looking at it.
[nods toward Haywire]
John Abruzzi: Haywire?
Michael Scofield: Yep. That's my new cellmate.
John Abruzzi: That's a problem.

[Michael beat himself up to get rid of his room-mate]
Dr. Sara Tancredi: Good afternoon Mr. Scofield.
Michael Scofield: Hello.
Dr. Sara Tancredi: How are you feeling today?
[Rolling up his sleeve]
Michael Scofield: Well, good.
[Referring to the cut eyebrow]
Dr. Sara Tancredi: What happened?
[Sits down]
Michael Scofield: Uh, caught an elbow playing basketball.
Dr. Sara Tancredi: Uh huh. Mind if I take a look?
Michael Scofield: By all means.
[She peels off the bandage and takes a look, obviously at more than the elbow]
Dr. Sara Tancredi: You know, you're going to get killed in here right? If you're not careful.
[Michael looks at the grate, then at her]
Michael Scofield: I'll make a bet that when I get out of here, alive, I'll take you to dinner;... lunch... , a cup of coffee.
Dr. Sara Tancredi: Michael, this, this charm act could be exactly what is getting you into trouble out in the yard.
[He looks at her and then down. She doesn't understand]

John Abruzzi: Making any progress?
Michael Scofield: With Sleeping Beauty back there, or with the digging?
John Abruzzi: Either.
Michael Scofield: No. But I know what to do.
John Abruzzi: Oh yeah? The problem is, you don't got the stugots to do it.

Michael Scofield: Haywire, have you ever thought of breaking out?
Haywire: What the hell would I do out there?

"Prison Break: Orientación (#3.1)" (2007)
FBI Special Agent Alexander Mahone: Go for the kneecap. You hit it straight on it'll buckle and it'll take the guy out of commission.
Michael Scofield: Fighting dirty, that's your secret?
FBI Special Agent Alexander Mahone: I didn't think there was such a thing as clean in a place like this.
Michael Scofield: You know I'm surprised, Alex. It almost sounds like you care.
FBI Special Agent Alexander Mahone: You're my get-out-of-jail-free card. Just survive.
[turns to leave]
FBI Special Agent Alexander Mahone: Kneecaps, really hard.

Henchman: Let's go, blanco. Orientación.
Michael Scofield: I'm not interested.
Henchman: That's not for you to decide.
Henchman: [he lifts his shirt to reveal a knife]

Michael Scofield: Tell me something. Do you always set up your fights?
Lechero: I had nothing to do with it.
Michael Scofield: Yet the only one in this prison who has a problem with me, is you.
Lechero: I'd be glad to see you go down. Superstar.

FBI Special Agent Alexander Mahone: Look, this is the first day of the rest of our lives. How about we work together, you know? Help each other out.
Michael Scofield: Except every time I look at you... all I can see is the man that killed my father. You're on your own.

Theodore 'T-Bag' Bagwell: Playing by yourself. Same old Pretty. Just not good at making friends, are you?
Michael Scofield: We got nothing to say to each other.
Theodore 'T-Bag' Bagwell: On another note, on a big picture note, them big government types that shook me down so hard, why is it they wanted you here? Was it Sona they was interested in? That's what I'm thinking. Want me to get you down here, up in this very county. What do you think it is, huh? You think it's Sona? Who'd be interested in a dump like this?

"Prison Break: Manhunt (#2.1)" (2006)
Fernando Sucre: [Michael has just provided the escapees with civilian clothes] This jacket ain't exactly the best thing you know?
Michael Scofield: You want variety? Hit Target.

Fernando Sucre: Ah, I thought I thought this out. I thought... you saw all those guys back there?
Michael Scofield: The key is they're back there, and we're up here.
Fernando Sucre: Yeah? And how long is that going to last?
Benjamin Miles 'C-Note' Franklin: Yeah, especially since we don't have a pot to piss in thanks to Abruzzi's magically disappearing jet!
John Abruzzi: You were never going to be on that plane, brother.

Michael Scofield: Originally this was supposed to be a week's worth of clothes for me and Linc. But, uh, I figured you all need just as much help as we do, so...
John Abruzzi: You're just doing this out of the goodness of your heart, Fish?
Michael Scofield: [slapping clothes into Abruzzi's arms] That's right, John. The heart. You remember what that is, don't you?

Benjamin Miles 'C-Note' Franklin: We need to go east, my family's back in Chicago!
John Abruzzi: Think the cops don't know about it? You think they're not just sitting there waiting for you to come running back home? What's the matter with you?
Fernando Sucre: What about New York?
John Abruzzi: What about it?
Fernando Sucre: My girl's pregnant, bro!
John Abruzzi: Understand your love is your weakness right now, and they know about it.
Michael Scofield: Doesn't mean it has to stop you. Just gotta be smart about it.

Benjamin Miles 'C-Note' Franklin: Don't think I don't know where you were going either, Scofield.
Michael Scofield: Where am I going?
Benjamin Miles 'C-Note' Franklin: Oh, I don't know, Utah? When were you plannin' on tellin' us about the money?
Fernando Sucre: What money?
Benjamin Miles 'C-Note' Franklin: Five million dollars that Westmoreland planted in the desert in Utah.
Michael Scofield: You don't know what you're talking about.
Benjamin Miles 'C-Note' Franklin: You wish I didn't know.

"Prison Break: And Then There Were 7 (#1.11)" (2005)
Michael Scofield: [referring to PI pay] It's 19 cents an hour.
Tweener: 19 cents? That's slavery, yo!
Michael Scofield: Well, we're in prison, yo.

Michael Scofield: It's prison, yo.

Michael Scofield: [choosing a ring] That one.
Salesman: Nice choice.
Michael Scofield: Thanks.
Salesman: Platinum. Brushed.
Michael Scofield: 6.25?
Salesman: 6.25.
Salesman: She's a lucky woman.
Michael Scofield: Yes.
[holding the ring up and looking at it]
Michael Scofield: She is.

Michael Scofield: [Michael walks in on Tweener rapping in his cell]
Tweener: Still interested in getting in on P.I.?
Tweener: Does my momma got big breastesses?
Michael Scofield: I wouldn't know.
Tweener: Hell yeah, she does... And hell yeah, I do.

Michael Scofield: You kept it.
Doctor Sara Tancredi: Kept what?
Michael Scofield: The flower.
Doctor Sara Tancredi: Well, I'm a pack rat, I never throw anything out.
Michael Scofield: [sarcastically] Yeah, all this clutter. It's overwhelming.
Doctor Sara Tancredi: You should see my apartment.
Michael Scofield: Whoa. Haven't even had my first date yet and you're already inviting me in. Thought you were a nice girl.
Doctor Sara Tancredi: Oh Michael, we all know nice girls finish last.
Michael Scofield: So where do you finish?
Doctor Sara Tancredi: It depends on where I start.

"Prison Break: Good Fences (#3.4)" (2007)
Michael Scofield: I'm just fixing the electricity, boss.
Captain Brad Bellick: Right, and I'm just single 'cos I'm choosy.

James Whistler: It's in my interest to keep a little secret. But Bellick, can't be trusted.
Michael Scofield: I can handle Bellick. He's not in on this.
James Whistler: Okay. Good.
Michael Scofield: But Mahone is.
James Whistler: Mahone? He's looking about as stable as a three legged chair and he's escaping with us?
Michael Scofield: No, he just thinks he is. He needs his meds. Without them, he'll self-destruct, it's just a matter of time.
James Whistler: And it he doesn't?
Michael Scofield: I'll string him along, tell him what he wants to hear. Then I'll cut him loose.
James Whistler: How do I know that you're not going to do the same thing to me?
Michael Scofield: You don't.

Lechero: Scofield, what do you know about electricity?
Michael Scofield: Only that we don't have any right now.

Michael Scofield: [Michael watches McGrady play basketball] Nice.
McGrady: I was the best in my school.
Michael Scofield: All girls?
McGrady: Kiss my ass, bro.

Alexander Mahone: Why do you need a pen?
Michael Scofield: Some documents that need altering. I'll explain to you later. Right now I need that pen, okay?
Alexander Mahone: Okay.
Michael Scofield: And I'll tell you what else I need. I need you to get your act together. I need you to bring yourself under control because you're attracting attention and that, we don't need.
Alexander Mahone: I'm under control.
Michael Scofield: Of course you are.

"Prison Break: Panama (#2.20)" (2007)
Lincoln Burrows: You know, for what it's worth, no one forced Sara to do what she did.
Michael Scofield: Whatever gets you through the night.
Lincoln Burrows: What the hell does that mean? I didn't ask you to use her.
Michael Scofield: It's not that simple.
Lincoln Burrows: Whatever gets you through the night, buddy.
Michael Scofield: You know what amazes me Linc? Nothing ever registers with you. Ever. It just rolls right off your back, doesn't it? We ruined Sara's life and it's like you don't even care.
Lincoln Burrows: Is that what you think?
Michael Scofield: We're here and Sara's back there in prison. Does that seem fair to you?
Lincoln Burrows: None of it is fair. Just don't make this about boy loses girl.
Michael Scofield: Who should it be about Linc? Westmoreland? Tweener? LJ?
Lincoln Burrows: Let me stop you right there!
Michael Scofield: Do you remember the name of the guard that was murdered because of the riot I started?
Lincoln Burrows: Shut up Michael. Please.
Michael Scofield: You don't remember his name?
Lincoln Burrows: Shut up!
Michael Scofield: I bet you remember Veronica's name, don't you?
Lincoln Burrows: [pushes Michael very hard. They're both screaming now] You mention her name again and I swear to God!
Michael Scofield: What about T-bag? Linc, he's out there, now! Because of us! You and me! Every life he takes, that's blood on our hands. And for what?
Lincoln Burrows: I didn't ask you to do what you did.
Michael Scofield: They were going to kill you Linc.
Lincoln Burrows: Maybe you should have let them!
Michael Scofield: Take that back.

Lincoln Burrows: I'm trying to remember the last time our lives made any kind of sense.
Michael Scofield: Before mom died, when it was just the three of us.

Michael Scofield: I couldn't find her.
[sees all the cop cars from a distance and realizes Sara's been caught]
Michael Scofield: Sara!
[to Lincoln]
Michael Scofield: We got to go back!
Lincoln Burrows: Michael you can't, there's nothing you can do.
Michael Scofield: There's always something you can do.
Lincoln Burrows: Not this time. Not this time. It's done. Sorry!

Michael Scofield: I can't believe we're running again.
Lincoln Burrows: It's different now, man!
Michael Scofield: You think so?
Lincoln Burrows: Yeah, we took the bitch down!
Michael Scofield: She stepped down Linc.
Lincoln Burrows: Because of us.

[after learning T-Bag is in Panama]
Lincoln Burrows: Call the police.
Michael Scofield: There's a reason I chose Panama. There's no extradition laws. They're not gonna touch him.

"Prison Break: Sleight of Hand (#1.10)" (2005)
Philly Falzone: This is about money, isn't it?
Michael Scofield: You're an astute man, Mr. Falzone?
John Abruzzi: What?
Philly Falzone: You're friend here, John, is trying to extort me.
Michael Scofield: Not extortion. Insurance. I plan on being out of here one day. And I don't think my new resume is going to cut it in most places.
Philly Falzone: How much?
Michael Scofield: Two hundred thousand.
John Abruzzi: I'm gonna kill you.
Michael Scofield: Quid pro quo. You scratch my back, I scratch yours.

Michael Scofield: If you touch her, I'll kill you myself.
Philly Falzone: One, that's an empty threat. You are less than a gnat to me. And two, all you gotta do is give me the address, and we avoid this melodrama altogether.

Michael Scofield: Why are you so cynical?
Dr. Sara Tancredi: Michael, I think there's cynicism and there's realism.
Michael Scofield: And there's optimism, hope, faith.
Dr. Sara Tancredi: Thank you for trying to make me smile. But not today.
Michael Scofield: You never know.

Benjamin Miles 'C-Note' Franklin: [puts rocks from the hole in the guard's room on the table] Now we got a hell of a lot to talk about, don't we?
Michael Scofield: [wipes rocks away] I got nothin' to say.
Benjamin Miles 'C-Note' Franklin: Now, you think you can play me, snowflake? 'Cause you got college? Big school learnin', huh. Well let me school you. Darwin wins inside these walls. Not Einstein. Darwin.
Corrections Officer Louis Patterson: Yard time's over, ladies! Let's line it up!
Benjamin Miles 'C-Note' Franklin: I'm not done with you Fish!
Michael Scofield: You never even got started.

John Abruzzi: Philly.
Philly Falzone: Sit down, kid.
Michael Scofield: [sits]
Philly Falzone: So... Fibonacci. How'd you find him?
Michael Scofield: Did my homework.
Philly Falzone: You get elliptical with me for one more second and I will cancel you. You understand me?
John Abruzzi: Give it up, Fish.

"Prison Break: Tonight (#1.20)" (2006)
Dr. Sara Tancredi: This is where you're breaking out of? This room?
Michael Scofield: There are alarm contacts on the glass surrounding the door. Otherwise I wouldn't need you to...
Dr. Sara Tancredi: I was part of your plan. Was it all an act?
Michael Scofield: At first, yes. I needed to be here. But then I wanted to here... with you.
Dr. Sara Tancredi: Right.
Michael Scofield: And it's killing to know that you'll never believe that. Whatever you may think of me, this about Lincoln. Don't make him pay for my mistakes.

Dr. Sara Tancredi: So now it's a conspiracy.
Michael Scofield: I didn't come here to have a debate.
Dr. Sara Tancredi: Your asking me to break the law.
Michael Scofield: I'm asking you to make a mistake, not hurt anyone not steal anything just forget to lock-up. Leave the door unlocked when you leave tonight, that's it. Please!
Dr. Sara Tancredi: This is where your breaking out of, this room?
Michael Scofield: There are alarm contacts in the glass surrounding the door, otherwise I wouldn't need you to...
Dr. Sara Tancredi: I was part of your plan? What it all an act?
Michael Scofield: At first, yes. I needed to be here but then I wanted to be here, with you.
Dr. Sara Tancredi: Right.
Michael Scofield: And it's killing me to know that you will never believe that. Whatever you may think of me... this is about Lincoln, don't make him pay for my mistakes.
[Sara then leaves out the door]

Michael Scofield: Sara... I was thinking about something just...
Dr. Sara Tancredi: Enough, Michael... enough with the the lies and consequences and stories all of it.
Michael Scofield: It's not what you think.
Dr. Sara Tancredi: I know what you did, the question is are you man enough to admit it.
Michael Scofield: The Keys.
Dr. Sara Tancredi: Congratulations, is that the first time you've been honest with me.
Michael Scofield: It's not.
Dr. Sara Tancredi: The second. What do you want from me Michael, is it drugs is it needles.
Michael Scofield: Neather.
Dr. Sara Tancredi: Then what?
Michael Scofield: Please understand that I never meant... I never wanted to involve you in this.
Dr. Sara Tancredi: Well you've done a pretty poor job of that.
Michael Scofield: I came here to tell you something... I'm getting my brother out of here, tonight! And I need your help.
Dr. Sara Tancredi: Michael... uh, honestly for your own good don't say anything more?
Michael Scofield: You know he's innocent.
Dr. Sara Tancredi: Do what your talking about and he won't be.
Michael Scofield: He'll still be alive.
Dr. Sara Tancredi: You understand that I'm required to report everything your telling me.
Michael Scofield: Yes.
Dr. Sara Tancredi: Then why would you?
Michael Scofield: Because, your the only one that can help and because I know you want to become part of the solution.
Dr. Sara Tancredi: Yea, aiding and abetting is not part of the solution.
Michael Scofield: Neither is doing nothing knowing what you know about his case.
Dr. Sara Tancredi: How dare you put this on me, I did what I could, I gave my father the information from the...
Michael Scofield: No offense to your father, but the people that are framing Lincoln, let just say they have a higher security clearance.

Michael Scofield: Please understand that I never meant... I never wanted to involve you in this.
Dr. Sara Tancredi: Well you've done a pretty poor job of that
Michael Scofield: I came here to tell you something. I'm getting my brother out of here. Tonight. And I need your help
Dr. Sara Tancredi: Michael, for your own good, don't say anymore
Michael Scofield: You know he's innocent
Dr. Sara Tancredi: Do what you're talking about and he won't be
Michael Scofield: But he'll still be alive
Dr. Sara Tancredi: You know that I'm required by law to repot everything you're telling me
Michael Scofield: Yes
Dr. Sara Tancredi: Then why would you?
Michael Scofield: Because you're the only one that can help. Because I know you want to be part of the solution, not the problem
Dr. Sara Tancredi: Aiding and abetting is not part of the solution
Michael Scofield: Neither is doing nothing, knowing what you know about his case
Dr. Sara Tancredi: How dare you put this on me! I did what I could. I gave my father the information...
Michael Scofield: No offence to your father but the people trying to frame Lincoln have a higher security clearence
Dr. Sara Tancredi: So now it's a conspiracy?
Michael Scofield: I didn't come here to have a debate
Dr. Sara Tancredi: You're asking me to break the law
Michael Scofield: I'm asking you to make a mistake. Not hurt anyone, not steal anything. Just... forget to lock up. Leave the door unlocked when you leave tonight. That's it. Please

[last lines]
Michael Scofield: [to Pope] I'm breaking out. And you're going to make sure my brother goes with me.

"Prison Break: Go (#1.21)" (2006)
[Michael has bound Pope to a chair and then gagged him]
Michael Scofield: [with genuine remorse] I'm sorry, Henry.
[smashes the radio over Pope's head, knocking him out]

Michael Scofield: [to Pope] I don't think you want to find out how badly I want to get my brother out of here.

Michael Scofield: [to Sucre] There's no going back now.

Theodore 'T-Bag' Bagwell: [as they hear the alarm going of] We're screwed. We're screwed.
Benjamin Miles 'C-Note' Franklin: Come on, let's go.
Fernando Sucre: Michael, we gotta go back.
Michael Scofield: We're moving forward. Stick with the plan.
Benjamin Miles 'C-Note' Franklin: Do your ears work, fool? Do you hear that?
Michael Scofield: It's the fire alarm in the psych ward.
Fernando Sucre: How do you know?
Michael Scofield: I set it off.
Fernando Sucre: Why?

Correctional Officer Rizzo Green: Whoa, whoa, whoa. Easy. I ain't a hero for 14 dollars an hour. You do what you will.
Michael Scofield: Uncuff my brother.
Correctional Officer Rizzo Green: You got it, boss.
Correctional Officer Rizzo Green: [He has uncuffed Burrows] Pretend I ain't here, boss.
Theodore 'T-Bag' Bagwell: Yeah. You and the radio.
[He hits the C.O]

"Prison Break: Rendezvous (#2.10)" (2006)
Dr. Sara Tancredi: Running off into the sunset with the man that lied to me? Really? Did you even know about the others, that I would be putting T-Bag back onto the street?
Michael Scofield: I never meant for that to happen. I was doing what I had to do. My brother was gonna die...
Dr. Sara Tancredi: And now my father's dead...

Michael Scofield: I've arranged for us to get to Panama. We're meeting up with my brother tommorrow.
Dr. Sara Tancredi: Wait, thats your... plan? To run away to Panama with the two most wanted men in... in America? I... Michael I came here because I thought you were going to have real answers for me.
Michael Scofield: This IS an answer and right now, it's the only one we've got.
Dr. Sara Tancredi: Running away into the sunset with the man who lied to me? Really? I mean did you know about the other guys? Did you know that I would be putting T-Bag back on to the street?
Michael Scofield: I never meant for that to happen. I was doing what I needed to do. My brother was going to die.
Dr. Sara Tancredi: Yeah, well my father's dead!
Michael Scofield: I am sorry about your father. I'm sorry for a lot of things; for what I did to you. I have many, many regrets, but that's the biggest.
Dr. Sara Tancredi: That doesn't help me right now.
Michael Scofield: I'm sorry for that too. I didn't uh... I didn't expect you to forgive me. But I don't want you to uh... I don't want you to be alone in this.
Dr. Sara Tancredi: [Sarah steps forward as if to hug him] I don't want to be alone.
Michael Scofield: [Michael sees a car driving quickly towards them] Let's go, get in the car.

Dr. Sara Tancredi: We've got to get back to my car.
Michael Scofield: It's too far.
Dr. Sara Tancredi: If we go now before he gets more people...
Michael Scofield: He's not going to call for backup. He wants his privacy.
Dr. Sara Tancredi: Why?
Michael Scofield: He's not trying to catch me-he's trying to kill me.

Dr. Sara Tancredi: Michael, tell me something. Is there a part of you that enjoys this?
Michael Scofield: Peroxide and an open wound? No.
Dr. Sara Tancredi: [Laughs] Escaping from prison and beaing on the run, and the danger, and the fear, and the rush, and all that. It a... it feels to me like chasing a high. And I know what that's like. And I should know better by now.
Michael Scofield: I never thought about it like that. I know you've heard this before, but it won't always be like this.
Dr. Sara Tancredi: From everything you've told me, it's just getting worse.
Michael Scofield: They can't chase us forever. The guy who caught up with us today- he stops at the border, that's why we have to get across. And I have the poeple and place to help us do that. They're meeting us tommorrow. One more day Sara, one more day. That's all I'm asking.
Dr. Sara Tancredi: Ok, go wash up. Keep this dry.
Michael Scofield: [Michael gets up from the bed and begins to walk into the bathroom, but turns back] Sara, I'm glad you came.

"Prison Break: Under & Out (#3.11)" (2008)
Michael Scofield: Honor is a luxury men like us can't afford.

Michael Scofield: Change of plans, Linc. We're doing this tonight.
Lincoln Burrows: What happened?
Michael Scofield: Rain. Dirt. Tunnel. Problem.

Michael Scofield: Let's rotate. Keep everybody fresh.
Theodore 'T-Bag' Bagwell: Welcome to the coal mine, canary.

Lechero: You expect us to run in thirty seconds?
Michael Scofield: As soon as the lights go out, I'm gone. With or without you.

"Prison Break: Killing Your Number (#4.22)" (2009)
Michael Scofield: I heard you were dead.
Paul Kellerman: Those rumors were... greatly exaggerated.

Michael Scofield: Are you sure we can trust Kellerman?
Benjamin Miles 'C-Note' Franklin: You know, the only thing I'm sure of is that he's our last option.

Michael Scofield: I don't want to run anymore.

Michael Scofield: I want you to know, I'm totally going to be a hands-on dad.
Dr. Sara Tancredi: [nods] Ok.
Michael Scofield: Like if the baby needs a bottle in the middle of the night, I'll totally keep your side of the bed warm until you get back.

"Prison Break: End of the Tunnel (#1.13)" (2005)
Michael Scofield: [Michael has just discovered, during the escape, that the flimsy pipe leading to the infirmary has been replaced with a steel one] It can't be done.

Michael Scofield: You ever wonder in another life...
Dr. Sara Tancredi: I won't be that woman, Michael.
Michael Scofield: I wasn't asking you to be. But it is something I wonder about. Anyway, just wanted to be sure it was heard.
Dr. Sara Tancredi: Why do I get the feeling you're saying goodbye to me?
Michael Scofield: In a place like this, you never know which day's going to be your last.
Dr. Sara Tancredi: [finishing cleaning the wound] Listen, I'm really sorry about your brother.
Michael Scofield: [reaching out for her arm and caressing her hand] Thank you.

Michael Scofield: If you think I'm gonna leave my brother behind, you have *massively* underestimated me.

Michael Scofield: You kept it.
Dr. Sara Tancredi: Kept what?
Michael Scofield: The flower.
Dr. Sara Tancredi: Well, I'm a packrat. I never throw anything out.
[he looks around the spotless infirmary]
Michael Scofield: Yeah, well this clutter. It's... overwhelming.
Dr. Sara Tancredi: You should see my apartment.
Michael Scofield: Whoa. We haven't even had our first date yet and you're already inviting me in. I thought you were a nice girl.
Dr. Sara Tancredi: Oh Michael, we all know nice girls finish last.
[motions for Michael to lift up his shirt]
Michael Scofield: So where do you finish?
Dr. Sara Tancredi: Depends on where I start. Deep breath.
[uses stethoscope to listen to Michael's heart beat, and looks up at him. Michael gives her the blue steel and forgets to continue breathing deeply]
Angela West: [suddenly walking in] Sara, we're backing up out here.
Dr. Sara Tancredi: Right, sorry.
[to Michael]
Dr. Sara Tancredi: I'll go get your shot.

"Prison Break: By the Skin and the Teeth (#1.15)" (2006)
Michael Scofield: The only way we're getting into that infirmary is from beneath. We're going to have to find another way.
[Looks at a building that says Fox River Asylum on the front]
Charles Westmoreland: [Sees what Scofield is looking at] The Psych Ward?
Michael Scofield: It's the only building that shares a sub-surface line with the infirmary.
Theodore "T-Bag" Bagwell: You telling me, to get to the infirmary we gotta go through the Whack Shack?

Dr. Sara Tancredi: Did your cellmate do this to you?
Michael Scofield: Sucre? No.
Dr. Sara Tancredi: Then who did?
Michael Scofield: This is the part where I don't answer you.

Dr. Sara Tancredi: [Refering to Michael's burn] Your cellmate do this to you?
Michael Scofield: Sucre? No.
Dr. Sara Tancredi: Who did?
Michael Scofield: This is the part where I don't answer you.

Benjamin Miles 'C-Note' Franklin: Wait a minute - why are you changing the plan, man? We're already through that room beneath the infirmary, that's all we gotta do is get through that pipe and we're home free!
Michael Scofield: There's a reason they replaced it with a twelve-inch pipe, Darwin - people can't get through it.

"Prison Break: The Message (#2.15)" (2007)
Lincoln Burrows: What makes you think she's gonna come running back now?
Michael Scofield: The same thing that's been keeping us going for the last three months... faith.
Lincoln Burrows: Yeah, well, reality's kicking faith's ass, man.

Michael Scofield: Did someone hurt you?
Dr. Sara Tancredi: I got away.

Michael Scofield: We'll work it out. Together.
Dr. Sara Tancredi: I like the sound of that.
Brad Bellick: Over my dead body!
Trumpets: Nah, a dead man can't feel a beat-down.

[last lines]
Secret Service Special Agent Paul Kellerman: Did you talk to Sara?
Michael Scofield: In a few days, this should all be over. One way or the other.
Secret Service Special Agent Paul Kellerman: Absolutely.

"Prison Break: Bolshoi Booze (#2.11)" (2006)
Michael Scofield: My brother gave me a baseball bat for my 14th birthday. I owed him.
Coyote: You're a better man than I am.
Michael Scofield: Time will tell.

Store clerk: Must do quite a bit of fishing.
Michael Scofield: Yeah, a lot of fishing. And a whole lot of catching.

Michael Scofield: Bless me father, for I have sinned.
Priest: How long has it been since your last confession?
Michael Scofield: This is my first time, in a long time.
Priest: And what is the nature of your sins?
Michael Scofield: The nature? I'm not really sure.
Priest: Deep down inside your heart you know.
Michael Scofield: Righteousness, maybe? Believing the ends justify the means?
Priest: And what are those ends?
Michael Scofield: Saving someone's life.
Priest: And the means?
Michael Scofield: I've broken just about every law you can name. But it's not just what I've done. It's what others have done. Because I let them. Because I was doing what I thought was right.

"Prison Break: The Killing Box (#2.13)" (2006)
Michael Scofield: You know we have no idea what's behind that door.
Lincoln Burrows: Nope.
Lincoln Burrows: You ready?
Michael Scofield: No. You?
Lincoln Burrows: No.
Michael Scofield: Let's go.

Lincoln Burrows: Let me get us out of here the only way I know how.
Michael Scofield: Fighting?
Lincoln Burrows: Yeah.
Michael Scofield: Pass the keys.

Lincoln Burrows: You ready?
Michael Scofield: No. You?
Lincoln Burrows: No.
Michael Scofield: Let's go.

"Prison Break: Sweet Caroline (#2.19)" (2007)
Michael Scofield: [to Sara and Lincoln] If anything happens... I love you both.

Michael Scofield: There is one thing we can do... we gotta disappear... forever.

President Caroline Reynolds: Was it quick, when he killed himself?
Michael Scofield: It was a lot quicker than how my father died. They shot him. In the back. He died in my arms.
President Caroline Reynolds: I just wanna know what happened.
Michael Scofield: Your brother apologized. He said he was sorry and then he blew his brains out all over the wall. It was quick and it was his decision...
[hardens his tone]
Michael Scofield: and now it's time for you to make yours.

"Prison Break: Call Waiting (#3.3)" (2007)
Michael Scofield: It's time you made good on all the bad you've done Theodore. Your gonna do me a favour, Lechero has a cell phone and I need it.
Theodore "T-Bag" Bagwell: Oh shall I turn water into wine while I'm at it? Or give his mother a right good rogering? Why the hell would I do you a favour?
Michael Scofield: Because unlike your new compadres up there I know who you are, what you've done and who you've done it to!
Theodore "T-Bag" Bagwell: Let me get this straight... You gonna tell on me?
Michael Scofield: This is a deeply religious Country, and i'm betting the good people down in Panama don't take to kindly to rapists and paedophiles.
Michael Scofield: You wanna bet against me?

Michael Scofield: [to Whistler] Some very bad people who have done some very bad things want you alive and out of this prison, which is why every bone in my body is telling me to do the opposite.

Theodore "T-Bag" Bagwell: I think it's time you made good on all the bad you've done, Theodore. You and me, we're gonna make a deal. Lechero has a cell phone. I need it.
Theodore "T-Bag" Bagwell: No problem. Shall I turn water into wine while I'm at it? Maybe give the guy's mother a good rogering?
Michael Scofield: She'd be a little old for your taste, no?
Theodore "T-Bag" Bagwell: Careful, Pretty. Don't bite the hand you're trying to get fed out of.

"Prison Break: The Old Head (#1.8)" (2005)
Charles Westmoreland: 'Cause you still think I'm D.B. Cooper.
Michael Scofield: I don't think. I know. The way I see it, you're in here doing 60-to-life for a vehicular manslaughter. It would have been 20, but the car you were in was stolen. Felony murder rule cubes up your sentence, and here you are. Hitting that woman was an accident, but the car? No one accidently steals a car. So the question is, why would Charles Westmoreland be in Arizona boosting a car, ten states away from where he lived, and only ten miles away from the Mexican border? And why, two days before that, would someone make a phone call to his wife from a motel in Portland, a stone's throw away from the airport out of which, shortly after, flight 305 was hijacked by one, D.B. Cooper? Seven hours after the hijacking, records show Charles Westmoreland was treated for a busted knee at a free clinic in Brigham City. Only way to get from Portland, Oregon to Brigham City, Utah in seven hours, is in a car breaking every land-speed record known to man, or flying. It's public record D.B. Cooper jumped out of that 727 about an hour after takeoff. Taking a dive at ten thousand feet with 1.5 million in cash and a hastily packed parachute, might make for a pretty rough landing. Rough enough to shatter some bones, maybe even a left knee. D.B. Cooper would've had a car waiting for him when he landed. According to D.M.V. records, in 1971, Charles Westmoreland was the proud owner of a '65 Chevy Nova. As it happened, a '65 Chevy Nova with the registration number scraped off was found abandoned with a blown gasket along the Arizona border, a mile or two away from where you accidently hit that woman, with your stolen car.
Charles Westmoreland: Interesting story.
Michael Scofield: Interesting man.

Michael Scofield: Let's just say it'd be in everyone's best interest if a fire were to start in there.
Charles Westmoreland: Marilyn, did you think he was the arsonist-type?
Michael Scofield: [chuckles] I'm not. I'm the cleanup crew-type.

Theodore "T-Bag" Bagwell: I'm feelin' kinda left out. New York, California, St. Louis. What are we discussing?
Michael Scofield: Talkin' baseball, actually.
Theodore "T-Bag" Bagwell: Huh. Now that's a subject I just happen to know quite a bit about.
John Abruzzi: What a shame. The conversation's over.

"Prison Break: Interference (#3.5)" (2007)
Michael Scofield: I ran some tests last night. Military jeeps patrol the perimeter at night. There's no way of telling where they're going to be in the dark.
Lincoln Burrows: We need the dark!

Alexander Mahone: As a devoted student of your work and skills, I really look forward to progress on your plan, Michael.
Michael Scofield: I'm looking forward to you getting off my back.

"Prison Break: The Key (#1.19)" (2006)
[Michael just kissed her]
Dr. Sara Tancredi: What do you want from me Michael?
Michael Scofield: Sara.
Michael Scofield: I need you to do something for me.
Dr. Sara Tancredi: What?
[he strokes her hair]
Michael Scofield: Wait for me. It won't always be like this, this room, this place.
[she kisses his hands]
Dr. Sara Tancredi: Until then I can't. We can't.
[someone comes in]
Dr. Sara Tancredi: Damn it. I can't. And I gotta go.

Dr. Sara Tancredi: What do you want from me, Michael?
Michael Scofield: Sara... I need you to do something for me.
Dr. Sara Tancredi: What?
Michael Scofield: Wait for me. It won't always be like this. This room... in this place.
Dr. Sara Tancredi: Until then, I can't. We can't... I can't and I've gotta go.

"Prison Break: Breaking and Entering (#4.2)" (2008)
Michael Scofield: He's an identity thief.
Lincoln Burrows: He's a douche.

Michael Scofield: So Scylla isn't one card. It's six.

"Prison Break: Riots, Drills and the Devil: Part 1 (#1.6)" (2005)
Michael Scofield: I need you down there. It's a two man job. Let's hang a sheet.
Fernando Sucre: No way, man. You only hang a sheet when you and your cellie want to get friendly, you know?
Michael Scofield: You wanna protect your prison rep, or do you wanna get out of here?

Michael Scofield: It's just math.
Fernando Sucre: What if your math is wrong?
Michael Scofield: You'll drill into one of a dozen gas lines behind the wall. There'll be an explosion and we'll be burned alive.
Fernando Sucre: But you're good at math, right?

"Prison Break: Bang and Burn (#3.8)" (2007)
Michael Scofield: They don't need us any more!

Michael Scofield: LJ, is he - ?
Lincoln Burrows: Alive. They've given us four more days.
Michael Scofield: Okay. Good.
[Turns away]
Lincoln Burrows: [Calls after him] Listen, back at the exchange point, I saw three body bags. You, me and LJ, we weren't getting out of there alive. It's the last time I get caught flat footed.
Michael Scofield: Do what you gotta do Linc. As long as I take care of my end, right?
Lincoln Burrows: Michael, I know you're angry with me about Sara but...
Michael Scofield: You lied.
Lincoln Burrows: I *had* to lie.
Michael Scofield: Your son is my nephew, and there is nothing I wouldn't do for him. But apparently you thought... apparently you think I only care about myself...
Lincoln Burrows: I know you don't care about yourself, but - you cared about Sara. You loved her. And I'm sorry. But LJ is my son, I - I couldn't let anything happen to him, you know that!
Michael Scofield: You used me, Linc. So I guess you and the company have something in common.

"Prison Break: Riots, Drills and the Devil: Part 2 (#1.7)" (2005)
Fernando Sucre: I got a question for you fish. What if we do all this work and the pipe is ten feet that way?
Michael Scofield: It won't be.
Fernando Sucre: You got X-ray vision?
Michael Scofield: I calculated the drill point coordinates, hid them in my tattoo, and then projected them back onto the wall. Everything's been worked out so the image hits the right spot. It's just math.
Fernando Sucre: What if your math is wrong?
Michael Scofield: You'll drill one of a dozen gas lines behind the wall. There'll be an explosion and we'll be burned alive.
Fernando Sucre: But your good at math, right?

Michael Scofield: [to Sara] Grab my hand! Come on!

"Prison Break: Scylla (#4.1)" (2008)
[first lines]
Michael Scofield: [narrating] My name is Michael Scofield, and I'm a fugitive. Three weeks ago, I was in a Panamanian prison. While I was there, I was approached by the Company. The Company is a corrupt organization involved in all levels of industry and government. They gave me two options: break one of their men, James Whistler, out of that prison or else they would kill the only woman I ever loved, Dr. Sara Tancredi. I held up my end of the deal, and I broke Whistler out. But the Company ... They killed Sara anyway. I don't know why the Company wanted James Whistler out of prison, but I've tracked him here to Los Angeles. He's with another Company agent I know only as Gretchen. The same agent who murdered Sara. This ends today. I came here seeking justice. The justice I now know the system cannot provide. So, if you're reading this letter, you'll know I died avenging Sara's death.

[when the gang reunites in order to take down The Company]
Michael Scofield: We all are a long way from where this started, but what I can guarantee you is that if we do this thing right, we'll be close to where it ends. Freedom, finally.

"Prison Break: Scan (#2.3)" (2006)
Nika Volek: Michael, you should not have come here. The police have been here asking questions.
Michael Scofield: We didn't have a choice.
Nika Volek: Listen, you know I'm thankful for the help with the green card, but I just don't want to get involved ...
Michael Scofield: I know, I know. It wasn't part of our deal! I know, I know!
Michael Scofield: I'm sorry. I'm sorry. There was nowhere else to go.
Nika Volek: When I saw you on the news I was worried. I just hoped you'd crossed the border by now.
Michael Scofield: So did I.

Lincoln Burrows: Man, it's quiet out here. Inside, there was always noise, you know. Someone yelling, guards making rounds. Kinda got used to it.
Michael Scofield: You're right. We should go back.
[they both burst out laughing]

"Prison Break: Just Business (#4.14)" (2008)
Dr. Sara Tancredi: Tell me something: At what point does a noble deed becomes fanaticism?
Michael Scofield: Fanaticism is the only way to beat them.
Dr. Sara Tancredi: Even if it kills you?

"Prison Break: Tweener (#1.9)" (2005)
David "Tweener" Apolskis: That's slavery yo!
Michael Scofield: That's prison, yo.

"Prison Break: Bluff (#1.18)" (2006)
Michael Scofield: Haywire, do I look even vaguely familiar to you?
Charles "Haywire" Patoshik: [pauses] Are you the guy who stole my toothpaste?

"Prison Break: Unearthed (#2.9)" (2006)
Michael Scofield: What about Oscar Shales?
Pam Mahone: Oscar Shales? Why is he important?
Michael Scofield: Well, he's, ah... he's the only fugitive to ever successfully elude your ex husband.
Pam Mahone: Alex was consumed with finding him. I mean, after what Shales did to all of his victims, who could blame him. It was all he worked on, all he did, for a year. But I don't think that it was the stress of chasing Shales that caused Alex to start behaving erratically.
Michael Scofield: Why is that?
Pam Mahone: Because Alex changed after the trail went cold. I remember it like it was yesterday. He just, walked into the kitchen, after 12 years of marriage, and said that he wanted me out of the house immediately. I'll never forget the date - it was June 15.
[Michael remembers an article that reads "Shales Missing Since Mid-June"]
Michael Scofield: I think I have everything I need.

"Prison Break: J-Cat (#1.17)" (2006)
Michael Scofield: I put my blood into this.

"Prison Break: Sona (#2.22)" (2007)
Michael Scofield: Sara, it's me. It's a strange thing, leaving a message for someone you know is never going to get it. I can only assume the worst, so... this'll be the last message I leave for you. I just want you to know that I made it. But it's no good without you.

"Prison Break: The Rat (#1.14)" (2006)
Lincoln Burrows: You letting me win, Michael?
Michael Scofield: No...
Lincoln Burrows: Mm hmm, show me your cards.
Michael Scofield: I'm not going to show you my cards.
Lincoln Burrows: Show me your cards!
Michael Scofield: I'm not going to show you my cards!
Lincoln Burrows: Give me your cards!
[grabs the cards out of Michael's hand and slaps them on the table]
Michael Scofield: [sheepishly] Gin.
Lincoln Burrows: Funny that...

"Prison Break: Otis (#2.2)" (2006)
Fernando Sucre: This is it, papi.
Michael Scofield: I hope you find the girl, buddy.
Fernando Sucre: She's all I have. I'll die trying.

"Prison Break: Wash (#2.18)" (2007)
Lincoln Burrows: The woman that set me up... is going to set me free?
Michael Scofield: I think she'll sign it with her own hand.

"Prison Break: Free (#4.24)" (2009)
Michael Scofield: We're free now... We're free...

Prison Break: The Final Break (2009) (V)
Michael Scofield: You know we spend so much of our lives not saying the things we want to say... The things we should say. We speak in code, we send little messages; origami. So now, plainly, simply, I want to say that I love you both. Very much. And I want you to promise me, that you're gonna tell my child... that you're gonna tell my child how much they're loved everyday. And remind them how lucky they are... to be free, because we are. We're free now, finally. We're free.

"Prison Break: The Art of the Deal (#3.13)" (2008)
Michael Scofield: And when the exchange is over, and LJ is safe, you and I are gonna spend some quality time.
Susan B. Anthony: When the exchange is over, you better run for your life.

"Prison Break: First Down (#2.4)" (2006)
Brad Bellick: Cops found your girlfriend fish belly white, gurglin' her own puke.
Michael Scofield: Shut up.
Brad Bellick: What do you care, as long as she left the door open for you?
Michael Scofield: SHUT UP!
Brad Bellick: Hit a sore spot, didn't I?
[Michael kicks Brad in the head]