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John Abruzzi (Character)
from "Prison Break" (2005)

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"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.

John Abruzzi: Ye of little faith.

John Abruzzi: [to Lincoln] Behind the wheel, cro-magnum.

[T-Bag has the key to the handcuffs in his mouth]
John Abruzzi: *Spit it out. Spit it out.*
Theodore "T-Bag" Bagwell: [swallows key] ... Oops.

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!

[after chopping off T-Bag's hand with an axe]
John Abruzzi: He's lucky I didn't take this to his head.

John Abruzzi: [the convicts are debating the order in which they escape from the prison] I think that after Scofield and Burrows, then we go alphabetically.
Benjamin Miles 'C-Note' Franklin: Now hold on a minute, *A*bruzzi!


"Prison Break: Cell Test (#1.3)" (2005)
John Abruzzi: Got an issue with our little friend over there?
Theodore "T-Bag" Bagwell: I don't gotta come to you. You don't give the green light.
John Abruzzi: Everything in here runs through me, you know that.
Theodore "T-Bag" Bagwell: Maytag's in the ground because of that piece of detritus.
John Abruzzi: So now you want him.
Theodore "T-Bag" Bagwell: Every day, for the rest of his bid.
John Abruzzi: Seems you and I have something in common, then.

Captain Brad Bellick: I thought you said you were gonna have a conversation with him.
John Abruzzi: [holding Michael's severed toes] Yeah, I did. Things, uh... escalated.

John Abruzzi: [after elbowing T-Bag hard in the face] Ah, he talks too much.

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.

Philly Falzone: This is what I don't understand, John. Fibonacci fingers you. He puts you in prison for life. Yet you act like you don't even want to find out where he is.
John Abruzzi: That's not true, Philly.
Philly Falzone: Maybe it's because you think you don't have anything left to lose anymore. You know, you're already locked up.


"Prison Break: Manhunt (#2.1)" (2006)
John Abruzzi: Trousers are too small, though...
Lincoln Burrows: Chop your feets off. You're good at that.

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.


"Prison Break: First Down (#2.4)" (2006)
John Abruzzi: I kneel only to God. I don't see Him here.

Sylvia Abruzzi: You could go back to prison.
John Abruzzi: I swear to God, I'd rather die than go back, there's no going back, never ever again.
Sylvia Abruzzi: Christ saved you John, don't turn your back on him. Don't turn your back on us.
[she puts a Christ's necklace in his hand]

John Abruzzi: Who are you? Local cops or feds?
FBI Special Agent Alexander Mahone: Feds, John. They only roll out the best for a man of your stature.

John Abruzzi: I kneel only to God.
John Abruzzi: I don't see him here.


"Prison Break: And Then There Were 7 (#1.11)" (2005)
John Abruzzi: [to T-Bag] Sgt. Sodomy, you're up next!

Benjamin Miles 'C-Note' Franklin: [to T-Bag] Are you telling me that there's a hole in Fox River that you don't want to get into?
John Abruzzi: OK, let's rotate!
[to T-Bag]
John Abruzzi: Sergeant Sodomy, you're up next!

C-Note: How come Fusilli over here ain't grabbing a shovel?
John Abruzzi: I'm handling arrangements on the outside.
C-Note: Really. So what is that, transpo, paper, what?
John Abruzzi: Exactly. It makes me management.
C-Note: And that makes us just labor, right?
John Abruzzi: Now you're getting it.
C-Note: You know, management better keep a close eye on the conditions up in here, or labor's liable to go on strike... you feel me?
John Abruzzi: Get back to work.


"Prison Break: Riots, Drills and the Devil: Part 2 (#1.7)" (2005)
John Abruzzi: [Drilling through the wall with Sucre] Give me that! Demolition runs in my family.

John Abruzzi: Give me that thing! Demolition runs in the family...

John Abruzzi: You're drilling holes with an eggbeater?
Fernando Sucre: I know. Crazy, huh? It's called the "Hooker Law." It says that if you poke exact right holes in something big and strong, it gets very weak.
John Abruzzi: That's true.
Fernando Sucre: When the wall is weak, we'll be able knock her out. At least that's the plan.
John Abruzzi: Yeah, that's always the plan.


"Prison Break: Pilot (#1.1)" (2005)
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]

John Abruzzi: Keep your friends close, and your enemies closer.


"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.

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)
Abruzzi's cell mate: What the hell are you doing, John?
John Abruzzi: The Lord's work...
Abruzzi's cell mate: The Lord wants you to spread horse crap all over your matress?
John Abruzzi: It's not in our place to question his will... Are we clear?

Nick Savrinn: Things could get messy.
John Abruzzi: So wear a smock.


"Prison Break: Cute Poison (#1.4)" (2005)
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.

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.


"Prison Break: The Key (#1.19)" (2006)
John Abruzzi: Does not a warm handshake feel better than a cold... shank?


"Prison Break: Riots, Drills and the Devil: Part 1 (#1.6)" (2005)
John Abruzzi: [Drilling through the wall with Sucre] Give me that! Demolition runs in my Family!


"Prison Break: English, Fitz or Percy (#1.5)" (2005)
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?
[laughs]
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?


"Prison Break: Allen (#1.2)" (2005)
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.


"Prison Break: Otis (#2.2)" (2006)
John Abruzzi: Maybe we'll see each other again, Michael. You never know. You never know.


"Prison Break: Go (#1.21)" (2006)
John Abruzzi: OK, after Lincoln, we go alphabetically.
Benjamin Miles 'C-Note' Franklin: Whoa, whoa, hold on A-bruzzi.


"Prison Break: The Old Head (#1.8)" (2005)
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.