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"Heroes: Chapter Seventeen 'Company Man' (#1.17)" (2007/II)
Matt Parkman: [Matt is trying to read Mr. Bennet's mind and finds he's thinking in Japanese] This son of a bitch is thinking in Japanese!
Ted Sprague: Why are you thinking in Japanese? We want answers. Who are you and what did you do to us?

[first lines]
[Mr. Muggles is barking]
Ted Sprague: I've had enough of that.
[Ted picks up Mr. Muggles]
Matt Parkman: Don't! Don't! Don't!
Ted Sprague: I'm not gonna nuke their dog!

Claire Bennet: [to her Dad, as Matt reads her mind] This is your fault.
Matt Parkman: [after listening to Claire's thoughts] She knows it's his fault. He's got them all fooled, except for her.
Ted Sprague: [to Mr. Bennet] Just when you thought plausible deniability was gonna save your ass.

Claire Bennet: [thinking] I can run. Get some help. They can't hurt me.
Matt Parkman: I know you're thinking about being a hero. Don't. Don't! This guy is serious and he is really and he's really dangerous and I need your help to make sure that nobody gets hurt.
Claire Bennet: You can read my mind.
Matt Parkman: Yeah. Yeah, that's something your dad did to me.
Claire Bennet: It didn't just happen?
Matt Parkman: I wouldn't be here right now if it just happened.
Claire Bennet: Has my dad done this to other people?
Matt Parkman: Yeah, as far as I can tell. It's different with everyone. I've seen some weird things. I'm sure you have, too. Like that stuff at your school.
Claire Bennet: [thinking] Peter Petrelli.
Matt Parkman: Peter Petrelli? He can do what I can do. What do you know about him?
Claire Bennet: [thinking] He can do what I can do.
Claire Bennet: He's different... like you.
Matt Parkman: Save the cheerleader. I read his mind, he read mine. He told me to protect you... from someone who was killing people like me. Are you different, Claire? Your blood was all over that crime scene. And you didn't have a scratch on you. Why didn't you have a scratch on you?
Claire Bennet: [thinking] I can heal.
Claire Bennet: Did my dad make me this way?

Matt Parkman: Ted, put the gun down. That's not gonna help anybody.
Ted Sprague: He killed my wife, only fair I kill his - and with his own gun, too!

Sandra Bennet: [as part of Bennet's ruse, Matt has just shot Claire]
Sandra Bennet: No, no, no, no, no, no. Claire!
[to Matt]
Sandra Bennet: What did you do?
Ted Sprague: [to Matt] What did you do that for?
Mr. Bennet: [about Ted, in thought speak] To gain his trust.
Matt Parkman: Now he knows how far we'll go.

Ted Sprague: Then why the theatrics of shooting the girl who can't die?
Matt Parkman: It's better than shooting one that can.

[deleted scene]
Matt Parkman: You ever see that old Twilight Zone episode where the guy flipped a coin and suddenly he could here thoughts?
Claire Bennet: What's The Twilight Zone?
Matt Parkman: Anyway, the guy's hearing thoughts and it drives him nuts, so he makes it stop, and what sucks for... What sucks for me is that I can't make it stop. And it gives me headaches, bad ones, and I'm popping pain pills like Flintstone chewable. There still are Flintstone chewables, right?
Claire Bennet: Yes.

Noah Bennet: [to Claire] Just do what I say so nobody gets hurt.
[to Matt]
Noah Bennet: And you.
Matt Parkman: Yeah ?
Noah Bennet: Do what I think.

Noah Bennet: Lyle, help your Mother. Claire, talk to me.
Claire Bennet: What's the point? Am I even going to remember this conversation?
Noah Bennet: [seeing Ted] Keep your voice down.
[to Lyle]
Noah Bennet: Lyle, take your Mother. Get out of the house, right now.
Matt Parkman: I'm sure you have a lot of questions. We all do.
Sandra Bennet: Honey, what's happening?
Claire Bennet: Yeah, Dad. What's happening?

Noah Bennet: What do you want from me? You come into my house with guns?
Ted Sprague: Not guns, gun. I don't need a gun. Do I, Mr. Bennet? Not after what you did to me.
Noah Bennet: I don't know you.
Ted Sprague: If you insist on lying, you're gonna upset me. You know what happens when I get upset?
[looking at Claire]
Ted Sprague: I get very bright and very hot.
Matt Parkman: No, no, no, no. Ted is going to do us all a favor, right Ted? And he's not gonna get upset.
[pointing at Mr. Bennet]
Matt Parkman: But you gotta help.
Noah Bennet: I'm not who you think I am. I'm just a paper salesman.
Ted Sprague: No, no. You're not.
[flashback to fifteen years ago]
Thompson: So tell me, how do you feel about paper?
Noah Bennet: Mildly enthusiastic.

Matt Parkman: [to Ted] Do you want revenge, or do you want the truth? You can't have both.
Ted Sprague: I want the truth.
Matt Parkman: Then let them go.
Noah Bennet: Get them out of here.

"Heroes: Chapter Four 'Collision' (#1.4)" (2006/II)
Matt Parkman: What are you, FBI? Huh? What, are you CIA?
Mr. Bennet: I'm not part of any organization that has initials.
Matt Parkman: Listen to me. Whoever you think I am, believe me, I'm not him. I'm not... I'm not anyone.
Mr. Bennet: Oh, that's not true. You're someone. You're someone very special.

Matt Parkman: I was at a bar, having a beer.

Mr. Bennet: Everything you see, by tomorrow, it won't matter.
Matt Parkman: Who's Claire?
Mr. Bennet: You're further along than we thought.
[to the Haitian]
Mr. Bennet: Go deep. Then clean him out.

Mr. Bennet: Hello.
Matt Parkman: Is this a hospital? Am I hurt?
Mr. Bennet: You're fine.

Mr. Bennet: We had to drug you. I'm sorry about that.
Matt Parkman: What? What's going on?
Mr. Bennet: Please don't get excited Matt. We're trying to test your resting rate.
Matt Parkman: Let me outta here.
Mr. Bennet: Just relax.

Matt Parkman: What are you people?
Mr. Bennet: Trying to hear my thoughts Matt? Not with my friend here. He's special too.

"Heroes: Chapter Nineteen '.07%' (#1.19)" (2007/II)
Matt Parkman: Wait a minute - you didn't know that? You're trying to take down your organization, and you don't even know who signs your checks? Oh my god! You're middle management!

Ted Sprague: Parkman?
Matt Parkman: We gotta go. Quickly!
Ted Sprague: No... But how did you even get in here?
Matt Parkman: Bennet. He's got a plan.

Mr. Linderman: [voice over narration] The double-edged lies needed to sustain a double-edged life.
Sandra Bennet: He is going to be a problem. Why don't we do it right now?
[turning into Candice]
Candice Wilmer: Sorry.
Thompson: What do you think?
Matt Parkman: He's telling the truth. He doesn't know where Claire is.
Mr. Linderman: [voice over narration] A wandering hero's pure joy at success.
Hiro Nakamura: Yatta!
Mr. Linderman: [voice over narration] And his darkest hour, when all the world seems lost. All perfect moments frozen in time. Alone, each tells a single story. Together, they can tell the future

Matt Parkman: [to Ted] You're always talking about how you want to die, yet you fight like hell to stay alive. Some part of you wants to live, and for that, we need Bennet!

Noah Bennet: [Ted, Mr. Bennet, and Matt have escaped and in the Burnt Toast Diner] I recommend the cherry pie.
Matt Parkman: Shouldn't we keep a low profile?
Noah Bennet: They won't come after us in a public place. They wouldn't risk it.
Matt Parkman: How can you be so sure?
[Mr. Bennet looks at him expectantly]
Noah Bennet: Point taken.
Matt Parkman: [to Ted] Eat up. It's a long road ahead.
Ted Sprague: Forget it. I'm getting the hell out of here.
Noah Bennet: They will find you. As long as they have that tracking device, you'll never be safe.
Matt Parkman: Neither will Claire.
Noah Bennet: Look. This is well protected, but we can get to it. Destroy it. No more bagging and tagging, no more looking over your shoulder, we can end it all.
Ted Sprague: Where is this tracking system?
Noah Bennet: New York City. We're leaving on the next bus.
Matt Parkman: Is this where Linderman is?
Noah Bennet: Where did you get that name?
Matt Parkman: From your boss, Thompson. He was thinking about sending us to see this Linderman guy, I figured that must be who you're working for.

Ted Sprague: So what's that supposed to mean?
Matt Parkman: What it means is he's a shlub.
Noah Bennet: Linderman isn't in New York, he's in Las Vegas.
Matt Parkman: So this is really Linderman Linderman, the mobster who owns all those casinos? What does he have to do with all this?
Noah Bennet: Apparently more than I knew.
Matt Parkman: I say we go to Vegas, we take the fight to Linderman...
Noah Bennet: No. We stick with the plan. We take out the tracking system, then whoever's left standing can go after Linderman.
Ted Sprague: New York. I've always wanted to go...
Waitress Lynette: You boys ready to order?

"Heroes: Chapter Sixteen 'Unexpected' (#1.16)" (2007/II)
Ted Sprague: I had my blood tested. It's in me, that isotope.
Matt Parkman: Ted, you're radioactive by nature!

Janice Parkman: You know, Matt, for a guy that can read other people's thoughts, you should spend a little time on your own.
Matt Parkman: You know what? I'm just trying to figure how I can take care of our family. I don't have a job, Jan!

Ted Sprague: [about Hana] She's a friend, like us. She's the one who put me on to the scratches.
Hana Gitelman: It comes from a pneumatic needle. It injects a radioisotope for tracking viruses in Africa.
Ted Sprague: [to Matt] That's what we are to them. A virus. A plague.
Matt Parkman: [to Ted] Who's "them"?
Hana Gitelman: A shipment of needles went to Primatech Paper in Odessa, Texas. The tracking slip went to a man named Bennet. Sound familiar?
Matt Parkman: [to Hana] I've already been down this road. Trust me, it's a dead end.
Hana Gitelman: Really?
Matt Parkman: Yeah.
Hana Gitelman: Why would a paper company need pneumatic needles with a radioisotope?

Matt Parkman: [To Ted] Hey, I only came here because you said this was a matter of life and death. You can't go blowing anything more up.

Matt Parkman: I'm sure you have a lot of questions. We all do.

"Heroes: Chapter Twenty 'Five Years Gone' (#1.20)" (2007/II)
Mohinder Suresh: Hiro Nakamura can stop time. Teleport by folding space. Theoretically, he can fold time as well.
Matt Parkman: So you're saying he's a time traveler?
Mohinder Suresh: Is that any stranger than being able to read someone's mind?
Matt Parkman: Yeeeah. It is.

Ando Masahashi: [in Japanese] Hiro!
Hiro Nakamura: [in Japanese] Go!
Future Hiro Nakamura: [in Japanese] Come on. Let's get out of here!
Matt Parkman: Well, what do you know? Hiro Nakamura. Go after his friends. Haitian stays with me. I wanna take him in personally.
Hiro Nakamura: What?

Matt Parkman: What was the message? Hey, what was the message
Mohinder Suresh: "Save the cheerleader, save the world".

Matt Parkman: [on the phone] The Haitian's down. The Haitian is down.
Nathan Petrelli: [Sylar posing as Nathan, on the phone] What about Nakamura?
Matt Parkman: [on the phone] I can't get to him, Sir. Your brother is holding us off. If I don't get reinforcements now, it's all over, Sir. Nakamura will escape.

Nathan Petrelli: [Sylar posing as Nathan] Get in there Parkman, end this!
Matt Parkman: Yes, Sir! Move it!

"Heroes: Chapter Eight 'Seven Minutes to Midnight' (#1.8)" (2006/II)
Matt Parkman: [Audrey hands Matt a Dosimeter] What's this?
Audrey Hanson: Detects radiation levels.
[pointing at the Dosimeter window]
Audrey Hanson: As long as that's dark green we're good.
Matt Parkman: Oh. Okay. But what's the bad color?
Audrey Hanson: Not green.

Audrey Hanson: You're an idiot, Parkman, you know that?
Matt Parkman: Wow, good morning to you, too.
Audrey Hanson: You think I wouldn't find out about you assaulting a fellow officer?
Matt Parkman: I didn't assault him, I- I just hit him.
Audrey Hanson: This is why I don't like needing people. Nine times out of ten they let you down.
Matt Parkman: Wow, that's an optimistic view of the world.
Audrey Hanson: Just an observation.
Matt Parkman: And how'd this get to be about you?
Audrey Hanson: Because it was a stupid rookie move, and you could've jeopardized my investigation. How serious is this? Are you getting suspended?
Matt Parkman: I'll work it out.
Audrey Hanson: Did he deserve it?
Matt Parkman: [nods] Yeah. Yeah, he deserved it.

Audrey Hanson: [Matt and Audrey are about to interrogate Ted Sprague] You know, three months ago, my job made perfect sense to me. Then I pulled the Sylar case. Crime scenes with no fingerprints. Bodies frozen, brains removed. And now this guy. That's two people- make that three people who can do things I just can't explain.
Matt Parkman: Wait a second. You think I'm like them?
Audrey Hanson: I don't know what I think. But if we're gonna find Sylar, I need answers.
Matt Parkman: [points to head] I have no idea how this happened.
Audrey Hanson: Well, then, I guess that just leaves Ted here.

Matt Parkman: I'm hearing things that I should not be hearing.
Ted Sprague: Like what?
Matt Parkman: Things that could ruin lives. Things that... could end marriages.

Janice Parkman: You punched a superior officer. That has to have some kind of repercussions.
Matt Parkman: He may outrank me, but superior is taking it a little too far.

"Heroes: Chapter Six 'Strange Attractors' (#4.7)" (2009/II)
Matt Parkman: You can't control me. You've never been able to do that.
Sylar: Well, I had a compelling reason. Let's face it, your wife is kinda hot.
Matt Parkman: Enough!
Sylar: That is the second Parkman I made scream today.

Matt Parkman: [to Janice] I did a... I did a terrible thing...
Sylar: Aw, this should be good.
Matt Parkman: I used my ability to push one man's memories into another man's head.
Sylar: Yeah - my head! There is somebody out there using my body without my permission...
Janice Parkman: I didn't even know that you could do that.
Matt Parkman: It was wrong. I know that, but I had to do it to get rid of this really bad criminal.
Sylar: Well, that's not very nice...
Matt Parkman: [holding his head] Or, or, or at least... just his mind. And now his consciousness is, is rattling around up in here...
Sylar: Oh, there's so much space.
Matt Parkman: [to Sylar] Will you SHUT UP?

Matt Parkman: I think I've finally found a leash for this dog.

[last lines]
Sylar: Let me guess - you want your body back? Did you think you were actually winning? The second you blacked out, I slipped right in. Now I'm in the driver's seat.
Matt Parkman: You'll never get away with this.
Sylar: [in Parkman's body] I already have.

"Heroes: Chapter Fourteen 'Close to You' (#4.15)" (2010/II)
Matt Parkman: [to his wife] Go make some money, will ya?

Noah Bennet: This Sullivan guy - he's a very bad man.
Matt Parkman: Well, so is Bin Laden.

Noah Bennet: It's nasty out there, Matt. But shoving your head in the sand doesn't make the world go away.
Matt Parkman: Yeah, well, you never know until you try, do you?

Matt Parkman: You know, some days, maybe you just can't save the whole world. Some days you're better off just gettin' your own house in order.

"Heroes: Chapter Eleven 'Fallout' (#1.11)" (2006/II)
Audrey Hanson: She slipped up, Parkman. It sucks, but it happens. You've never cheated on her?
Matt Parkman: No.
[off her look]
Matt Parkman: You don't believe me?
Audrey Hanson: Well, statistically speaking, law enforcement attracts a certain kind of male personality.
Matt Parkman: Ohhh, and what personality would that be?
Audrey Hanson: Dogs.
Matt Parkman: And the female personality?
Audrey Hanson: Bitches. We keep it in the canine family.

Audrey Hanson: Really, Parkman. Since when does "absence of noise" warrant a stake-out?
Matt Parkman: You always say I don't take you anywhere.
Audrey Hanson: You sure know how to spoil a girl.
Matt Parkman: Eat your Tex Mex.
Audrey Hanson: [thinking to herself] I'm just saying: he can be cute. Oh God. Did he just hear that?
[Matt looks over at her, smiling]
Audrey Hanson: [spoken aloud] Did you just read my mind?
Matt Parkman: [he laughs] Yeah.
Audrey Hanson: You can't do that! That was a stray thought. I... you can't do that.
Matt Parkman: You really think I'm, uh..."cute"?
Audrey Hanson: I really think you're married. And I really think you love your wife.
Matt Parkman: I do.
Audrey Hanson: Then why haven't you called to yell at her so you can go home already? That's what you want, isn't it?
Matt Parkman: I don't want to be a chump.
Audrey Hanson: So still loving your wife after she has sex with someone else makes you a chump?
Matt Parkman: Doesn't it?
Audrey Hanson: Grow up, Parkman. If you want your marriage to work, you have to find a way to make it work; otherwise you are kind of a chump.
[seeing Mr. Bennet]
Audrey Hanson: Cheerleader's dad, nine o'clock.

Matt Parkman: [reading Peter's mind] Save the cheerleader?

Matt Parkman: [after reading Mr. Bennett's mind] I was only able to get one word.
Audrey Hanson: What?
Matt Parkman: "Sylar".

"Heroes: Chapter Eight 'Shadowboxing' (#4.9)" (2009/II)
[Sylar has struck Hank down with a tire iron]
Matt Parkman: You just killed him!
Sylar: No, I didn't. You did.

Matt Parkman: He was helping you.
Sylar: Exactly. In his death, he has helped me prove a point about the line.
Matt Parkman: What line?
Sylar: The one I can cross, and you can't. The one that says I can do anything I want, like killing people in cold blood.
Matt Parkman: No, you can't just...
Sylar: The world is my hostage, Matt. Anybody. Anytime.

Matt Parkman: You might be able to control my body, but I will never ever let you control my ability. Do you hear me? Sucks, doesn't it?

Sylar: What the hell are you doing?
Matt Parkman: I'm crossing that line. You told me that I'm not man enough to take a life? Well, you know what, you're wrong. 'cause I'm gonna take yours.
Sylar: You're an idiot. You'll die with me.
Matt Parkman: Yeah...
[he puffs out]
Matt Parkman: I know.

"Heroes: Chapter Seven 'Nothing to Hide' (#1.7)" (2006/II)
FBI Agent Audrey Hanson: Who keeps calling you?
Matt Parkman: Uh, nobody. It's my wife.
FBI Agent Audrey Hanson: Since when is your wife nobody?

Matt Parkman: [to Ted] She doesn't blame you for all the-the pain, the worry. She's saying it's not your fault, Ted.

FBI Agent Audrey Hanson: You did a great job in there.
Matt Parkman: Well, look, the guy was loosing his wife. He just wanted to talk to her. Say goodbye.
FBI Agent Audrey Hanson: You talked to your own wife yet? You've been dodging her call all day.

Matt Parkman: [to Audrey] I don't think this guy's Sylar.

"Heroes: Chapter Seven 'Cold Snap' (#3.20)" (2009/II)
Daphne Millbrook: You got here awfully fast. How'd you get here?
Matt Parkman: I flew. How'd you get here?
Daphne Millbrook: I ran on water. So, you're Mr. Concord now? You read minds, you don't...
[Matt floats]
Daphne Millbrook: All right. You... are flying. I didn't know you could fly.
Matt Parkman: I didn't know you could run on water.
Daphne Millbrook: I can run on anything. Except air and the vacuum of space. Otherwise I'd be living on the moon.

Matt Parkman: Penny for your thoughts.
Daphne Millbrook: Since when did you start paying people for their thoughts?

Daphne Millbrook: Do one more thing for me?
Matt Parkman: Anything!
Daphne Millbrook: Fly me to the moon.

"Heroes: Chapter Ten 'Six Months Ago' (#1.10)" (2006/II)
Matt Parkman: License and registration.
Eden McCain: Oh, this isn't my car, I kinda stole it.
Matt Parkman: Can you take your glasses off for me, please?
[Eden does so. Matt sees a bottle of liquor in the passenger seat]
Matt Parkman: I'm gonna have to ask you to step out of the car.
Eden McCain: No, I don't feel like it.
Matt Parkman: That wasn't a suggestion.
Eden McCain: Well here's a suggestion. Why don't you go get back in your car and eat a dozen donuts. That is what you cops like to do, right?
Matt Parkman: I said, step out of the car. Now.
Eden McCain: I think you really want to eat some donuts.

Matt Parkman: How can you want to kiss me?
Janice Parkman: [in her thoughts] You're my hero. Don't you know that?
[out loud]
Janice Parkman: Hey, you are everything that I want.

Janice Parkman: I don't know why you don't just tell them the truth.
Matt Parkman: Yeah, I'll just waltz in there and tell them I can barely read, half the words I see backwards. There's a good career move.

"Heroes: Chapter Sixteen 'The Art of Deception' (#4.17)" (2010/II)
[Sylar has asked Parkman to take away his powers]
Matt Parkman: How am I supposed to do that?
Sylar: Create a mental block, repress them, I don't really care, to be honest. All I know is that once I'm free from the temptation of my ability...
Matt Parkman: M-hm? You're gonna be normal? I'm sorry, that ship sailed, what, fifty murders ago?

Matt Parkman: [referring to Janice] If you hurt her, I swear to God...
Sylar: That's the problem, isn't it? One cruel thought is all it takes. These powers make it so easy.
Matt Parkman: I understand that, believe me. But you don't have to use them like this.
Sylar: Except I do. The powers are me now. You've been there, dealt with the abilities, the constant temptation. Tell me, how do you compartmentalize? How do you keep them from overwhelming the rest of your life?
Matt Parkman: You start by accepting the fact that... you're more than just your abilities. Come on, we're people first.

Matt Parkman: I know exactly what scares you, Gabriel. And it's being alone with your immortality.
Sylar: What did you do to me?
Matt Parkman: I have trapped you inside your twisted mind. You're gonna be alone, Sylar, very much alone, in this nightmare that will last forever. And the best part about it is that when I leave here, you're not gonna remember what I did, and you're gonna live every empty day like it's real.
Sylar: You said you would help me.
Matt Parkman: Yeah, well, I guess there's still a little of you left inside me. Because I lied.
[he pushes Sylar back in his seat]
Matt Parkman: Enjoy hell.

"Heroes: Chapter Five 'Hiros' (#1.5)" (2006/II)
Matt Parkman: That's nice. What, a guy can't pretend to, uh, cook dinner for his wife without being accused of cheating on her?

Janice Parkman: I don't know what to say!
Matt Parkman: How about 'pass the salad'?

Matt Parkman: 'Cause we're calling in sick today!
Janice Parkman: No.
Matt Parkman: Oh, yeah!
Janice Parkman: No!
Matt Parkman: I got it all planned out. You just go get dressed.
Janice Parkman: I'm dressed!
Matt Parkman: No! Something nicer. Come on!

"Heroes: Chapter Four 'I Am Become Death' (#3.4)" (2008/II)
Usutu: You must find your totem - a spirit guide that attaches to your subconscious. It will lead you on your journey.
Matt Parkman: What is that, some, uh... African mystical mojo thing?
Usutu: Carl Jung, Analytical Psychology. You don't read much, do you?

Matt Parkman: [to Daphne] You're a wife and a mother. It's time for you to slow down.

Matt Parkman: This is... everything to me - you, this family...
Daphne Millbrook: [to her baby] And this is the part where the 'but' comes in, Daniela.
Matt Parkman: But...

"Heroes: Chapter Three 'One Giant Leap' (#1.3)" (2006/II)
FBI Agent Audrey Hanson: Can you tell me what I'm thinking?
Matt Parkman: No. I really can't control this. It just sorta happens.
FBI Agent Audrey Hanson: Give it a shot, Karnack. I'm wide open.

Matt Parkman: You want to tell me why I'm still here, or am I just gonna follow you around?
FBI Agent Audrey Hanson: We need you to talk to her. Find out what she knows.
Matt Parkman: Talk to who?
FBI Agent Audrey Hanson: Molly Walker. The little girl you found. We're keeping her here where it's safe until we can figure out what to do with her. She's been through a severe trauma. Both parents murdered right in front of her. She hasn't said a word since we brought her here.
Matt Parkman: What makes you think she's gonna talk to me?
FBI Agent Audrey Hanson: Well, if you're really a mind reader, she won't need to.

"Heroes: Chapter Seven 'Out of Time' (#2.7)" (2007/II)
Maury Parkman: You're not strong enough. Because you're still that scared little boy!
Matt Parkman: No! I'm not scared of you anymore! I'm a good man, I'm a good cop...
[he looks at Molly]
Matt Parkman: I'm a good father; which is something you know nothing about. You don't know what it's like to fight for something that you love.
Matt Parkman: *You* left - you left. All you have are your nightmares.

Bob Bishop: You have the same abilities as Maury has. Anything the brain controls, you control...
Matt Parkman: No!
Bob Bishop: Senses, actions, thoughts...
Matt Parkman: No! No, I can't, I... I... I can't do any of that stuff.
Bob Bishop: Well, then you better learn fast, because you're the only one who can stop your father.

"Heroes: Chapter Twelve 'Godsend' (#1.12)" (2007/II)
Matt Parkman: Where is he? Where's Sylar?
Noah Bennet: I have no idea what you're talking about.
FBI Agent Audrey Hanson: He's not here, Parkman. Nice going.
Noah Bennet: Oops!

Matt Parkman: Listen to me, I have no idea how you're pulling this off, but I swear to God, I'm not going to stop until I figure it out... You understand me?
Noah Bennet: [Mr. Bennett looks Matt in the eyes] Good luck with that.

"Heroes: Chapter Eleven 'The Eclipse - Part 2' (#3.11)" (2008/II)
Matt Parkman: Life just took a lot from you, you were trying to take something back; I get that. We're all flawed - powers or no powers. But when it counts, you're a good person. I know it, and you know that I know it.
Daphne Millbrook: So you forgive me?
Matt Parkman: I'm not the one you need to ask forgiveness from. You came here for a reason, to set something right. Go do it, Speedy.

Matt Parkman: You could be anywhere in the world right now; what are you still doing here?
Daphne Millbrook: [arranging a scarecrow] I came to talk to Ray.
Matt Parkman: Does Ray talk back?

"Heroes: Chapter Fifteen 'Run!' (#1.15)" (2007/II)
Aron Malsky: I'm Malsky.
Matt Parkman: Matt Parkman. Here to protect you, Sir.
Jessica Sanders: [looking at a photo of Malsky] Bang!

Matt Parkman: Sir, sir, please. We have got to get out of here right now. This is a setup.
Aron Malsky: What? How do you know that?
Matt Parkman: I just do, you have to trust me.
[Malsky dumps money out of case]
Matt Parkman: We got a deal, I got to run.

"Heroes: Chapter Nine: Cautionary Tales (#2.9)" (2007/II)
Matt Parkman: Good morning. How did you sleep?
Molly Walker: On my pillow.

[Parkman argues with Detective Fuller about still digging in the closed Nakamura case]
Detective Bryan Fuller: Let it go. You got real work to do.
Matt Parkman: This is real work! And it's important - lives could be at stake...
Detective Bryan Fuller: Your job could be at stake if you keep this up, Parkman. Now, I need you back on the planet Earth, you got me?
[an idea occurs to Parkman]
Matt Parkman: No!
Detective Bryan Fuller: Excuse me, detective?
Matt Parkman: [telepathically] Give me 24 hours; let me talk to Angela Petrelli again.
Detective Bryan Fuller: Tell you what - You got 24 hours. Talk to Angela Petrelli again.
Matt Parkman: Thank you. Great idea!

"Heroes: Chapter One 'A Clear and Present Danger' (#3.14)" (2009/II)
Daphne Millbrook: Look, I know I said I wouldn't use my speed, but you got any idea how long it takes to get across midtown on a bike?
Matt Parkman: Yes. And that's sort of the idea.

Matt Parkman: What's wrong with trying to live like normal people?
Daphne Millbrook: It's boring, for one thing.
Matt Parkman: Well, I will take boring any day over this bizarro world that I've been in ever since this whole thing got started.

"Heroes: Chapter Eighteen 'Brave New World' (#4.19)" (2010/II)
Matt Parkman: [thinking] You want to leave, right now.
Eli: Are you trying to push a thought? All but one of us are pretty... thoughtless.

Matt Parkman: Is your buddy Samuel here with you?
Eli: Came alone this time - so to speak.

"Heroes: Chapter Two 'Don't Look Back' (#1.2)" (2006/II)
Matt Parkman: You think I killed these people? I didn't kill these people. Sylar did.

FBI Agent Audrey Hanson: You're under arrest.
Matt Parkman: What?

"Heroes: Chapter Six 'Dying of the Light' (#3.6)" (2008/II)
Matt Parkman: Okay, turtle, you got me home. So now we just need to find Daphne, save her life, get her to fall in love with me. So you just give me a sign... Can't believe I'm talking to a turtle.
[spots Daphne waiting for him]
Matt Parkman: High five, turtle...

Daphne Millbrook: I have to go back, I don't have a choice.
Matt Parkman: But you don't trust these people.
Daphne Millbrook: If you can read my thoughts, then you know that I don't know if I can trust you either.
Matt Parkman: Forget your thoughts! What is your heart telling you to do?
Daphne Millbrook: Same as it always does: keep moving too fast to get caught.

"Heroes: Chapter Two 'Trust and Blood' (#3.15)" (2009/II)
Mohinder Suresh: When did you learn to draw?
Matt Parkman: I didn't. It just happened.

"Heroes: Chapter One 'Orientation' (#4.1)" (2009/II)
Matt Parkman: I've stopped, okay? I'm done, I'm out.
Angela Petrelli: There's no such thing as out, Detective, not for people like us.

"Heroes: Chapter Twenty-One 'The Hard Part' (#1.21)" (2007/II)
[last lines]
Peter Petrelli: Claire!
Ted Sprague: What's he doing?
Noah Bennet: He's absorbing your ability.
Matt Parkman: He's gotta make it stop!

"Heroes: Chapter Five 'Fight or Flight' (#2.5)" (2007/II)
Nathan Petrelli: Listen, I have to do this. Let me come with you.
Matt Parkman: Fine. We can probably get there faster. You know, 'cause you can, uh...
[he makes a gesture towards the air]
Nathan Petrelli: I'm not a cargo jet, Parkman.

"Heroes: Chapter Nine 'Turn and Face the Strange' (#3.22)" (2009/II)
Matt Parkman: You've been a really good friend, Mohinder. Goodbye, Mohinder.

"Heroes: Chapter Seven 'Eris Quod Sum' (#3.7)" (2008/II)
Benjamin 'Knox' Washington: You think you can hold me with your power?
Matt Parkman: Not only can I hold you; I can kill you. I'm gonna dig inside your head, find your worst fear and make it eat you alive.
Benjamin 'Knox' Washington: I'm not the one that's scared. You are. And your fear just makes me strong.

"Heroes: Chapter Eleven 'I Am Sylar' (#3.24)" (2009/II)
Matt Parkman: Thanks for saving my life. Now go save your own.

"Heroes: Chapter Four 'The Kindness of Strangers' (#2.4)" (2007/II)
Nathan Petrelli: What do you mean by questioning my mother in a hospital? Any statement she makes is coerced, she's sick.
Matt Parkman: Whether or not, they believe her. But I know she's innocent.
Nathan Petrelli: How can you tell?
Matt Parkman: [looks around, then walks to a more quiet corner to make sure he's not overheard. Nathan follows] The same way I know that you can fly. I can read your mind. Just like I read your mother's. But I can't tell my partner what I know or how I know it.
Nathan Petrelli: Are you reading my mind right now?
Matt Parkman: No.
Matt Parkman: Yes. Sorry.

"Heroes: Chapter Thirteen 'The Fix' (#1.13)" (2007/II)
Matt Parkman: Yes, I will call the plumber today.
Janice Parkman: Are you always gonna be in my head?
Matt Parkman: Well, I can't control this thing.
Janice Parkman: You can't or you won't?

"Heroes: Chapter Eleven 'Powerless' (#2.11)" (2007/II)
Matt Parkman: [Nathan is flying with Parkman on his back] Whoa! Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa! Slow down, slow down, SLOW DOWN!
[Nathan lands, drops Parkman and stretches out his back]
Matt Parkman: OK. We don't talk about that... ever again.
Nathan Petrelli: Agreed.

"Heroes: Chapter Eighteen 'Parasite' (#1.18)" (2007/II)
Thompson: Well, what do we think?
Matt Parkman: He's telling the truth. He doesn't know anything.

"Heroes: Chapter Two 'Lizards' (#2.2)" (2007/II)
Angela Petrelli: You think I killed Kaito over money?
Matt Parkman: Most common motives are money and sex.
Angela Petrelli: Well, I don't need the money and I wasn't sleeping with him - not for a long time...

"Heroes: Chapter Three 'One of Us, One of Them' (#3.3)" (2008/II)
Usutu: When I was a boy I went on a spirit walk. To find truth. To hunt. My spirit animal tell me to gather berries. Many colors. They were my paint. And you are my subject, Parkman.
Matt Parkman: [looking at a painting of himself and Molly] So you... you learned every... everything about me from this painting?
Usutu: This I paint when I was a boy. I'm not a boy anymore.

"Heroes: Chapter Twenty-Two 'Landslide' (#1.22)" (2007/II)
Matt Parkman: Sure there isn't another way?
Mr. Bennet: The reason I brought you here, Parkman, was so you could get us to those elevators without raising a ruckus. Now if you can't do that, you might as well give up on your wife and unborn child right now, because no matter how far you run, they will find you!
Matt Parkman: Oookay. A simple no would have done the trick.

"Heroes: Chapter Three 'Kindred' (#2.3)" (2007/II)
Matt Parkman: I know you think you can beat them at their own game... Mohinder, no offence - you're a professor, you're not 007.
Mohinder Suresh: I told myself I would do whatever it took to take down the Company. That's how I can help Molly.
Matt Parkman: You wanna help Molly? Don't die on her!

"Heroes: Chapter Two 'The Butterfly Effect' (#3.2)" (2008/II)
Usutu: You come from America?
Matt Parkman: Yes. How-how did you...?
Usutu: You know Britney Spears?
Matt Parkman: No.
Usutu: She's from America.
Matt Parkman: Yeah - yeah. America is a big place.
Usutu: Yes. Africa is too.

"Heroes: Chapter Four 'Cold Wars' (#3.17)" (2009/II)
Matt Parkman: You think you deserve this, to be hunted, after all that you've done.
Mohinder Suresh: You're reading *my* mind?
Matt Parkman: I don't have to read your mind. You're an open book!

"Heroes: Chapter Ten 'The Eclipse Part 1' (#3.10)" (2008/II)
Matt Parkman: Arthur really did a number on Hiro; he really thinks he's ten.
Daphne Millbrook: So get inside his head and fix him.
Matt Parkman: I can't. He's thinking in Japanese.