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Omar Little (Character)
from "The Wire" (2002)

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"The Wire: All Prologue (#2.6)" (2003)
Omar Little: That wasn't no attempt murder.
Maurice 'Maury' Levy: What was it, Mr. Little?
Omar Little: I shot the boy Mike-Mike in his hind parts, that all.
[Jury laughs]
Omar Little: Fixed it up so he couldn't sit right.
[Judge chuckles]
Maurice 'Maury' Levy: Why'd you shoot Mike-Mike in his, um, hind parts, Mr. Little?
Omar Little: Let's say we had a disagreement.
Maurice 'Maury' Levy: A disagreement over?
Omar Little: Well, you see, Mike-Mike thought he should keep that cocaine he was slingin' and the money he was makin' from slingin' it. I thought otherwise.

Maurice 'Maury' Levy: Why should we believe your testimony then? Why believe anything you say?
Omar Little: That's up to y'all, really.

Maurice 'Maury' Levy: You are amoral, are you not? You are feeding off the violence and the despair of the drug trade. You are stealing from those who themselves are stealing the lifeblood from our city. You are a parasite who leeches off...
Omar: Just like you, man.
Maurice 'Maury' Levy: ...the culture of drugs. Excuse me? What?
Omar: I got the shotgun, you got the briefcase. It's all in the game though, right?

State's Atty. Ilene Nathan: And what is your occupation?
Omar Little: Occupation?
State's Atty. Ilene Nathan: What exactly do you do for a living, Mr. Little?
Omar Little: I rip and run.
State's Atty. Ilene Nathan: You...?
Omar Little: I robs drug dealers!
[Jury laughs]

State's Atty. Ilene Nathan: Mr. Little, how does a man rob drug dealers for eight or nine years and live to tell about it?
Omar: [slight pause, slight shrug] Day at a time, I s'pose.

Prosecutor: Mr. Little, how does a man rob drug dealers for eight or nine years, and live to tell about it?
Omar: Day at a time, I suppose.


"The Wire: Middle Ground (#3.11)" (2004)
[Omar and Brother Mouzone have Stringer cornered, their guns turned on him]
Stringer Bell: I ain't strapped. Look, man. I ain't involved. I ain't involved in that gangster bullshit no more.
[both gunmen are silent, Stringer is breathing hard from running]
Stringer Bell: What y'all niggers want, man? Huh? Money?
[however, he just gets more silence]
Stringer Bell: IS THAT IT? Cause if it is, man, I can be a better friend to y'all alive.
Omar: You still don't get it, do you? This ain't about your money, bro. Your boy gave you up. That's right. And we ain't had to torture his ass neither!
[Stringer is silent, realizing that Omar now knows he had his lover Brandon tortured and killed. He then looks to Brother Mouzone, and with him there - realizes he now knows he tried to have him killed, and that both men have come for retribution]
Stringer Bell: [regrettably] Seems like I can't say nothing to change y'all minds.
[long silence]
Stringer Bell: Well, get on with it, motherfu...
[Omar and Mouzone shoot him to death]

Brother Mouzone: I see you favor a .45.
Omar: At night I do. And I keeps one in the chamber in case you ponderin'.

Brother Mouzone: Pull it slowly, then toss it.
Omar: Oh, I will move slow. I ain't tossin' nothing, bow tie.

Brother Mouzone: I suppose we could stand here all night.
Omar: I s'pose we could. Or settle this once and forever.

Brother Mouzone: Is there an alley entrance?
Omar: Boarded up on both sides. We gonna have to go through the front.
Brother Mouzone: That's a change for you, isn't it?


"The Wire: Hot Shots (#2.3)" (2003)
Omar Little: Look, Dante, what's it gonna take for you to be convinced, man? I don't bag no babies.
[pauses]
Omar Little: Huh?
Dante: What you think?
[Omar and Dante start making out]
Dante: You gonna have to do better than that.
Omar Little: Oh, indeed.

Omar Little: Spread the word, darlin'. Omar back.


"The Wire: Lessons (#1.8)" (2002)
Omar Little: Lesson here, 'Bey: You come at the king, you best not miss...

Omar Little: Look man, I do what I can do to help y'all. But the game is out there, and it's either play or get played.


"The Wire: That's Got His Own (#4.12)" (2006)
Butchie: It ain't like you to work with strangers.
Omar Little: I'm celebrating diversity.


"The Wire: Bad Dreams (#2.11)" (2003)
Omar Little: About a year ago a boy named Brandon got got here in Baltimore. Stuck and burned before he passed.
Brother Mouzone: The game is the game.
Omar Little: Indeed. But see, that boy was beautiful. Wasn't no need for you to do him the way y'all did. You feel me?
Brother Mouzone: A year, you say?
Omar Little: About that.
Brother Mouzone: You got some wrong information.
Omar Little: Man, you lyin' to live.
Brother Mouzone: I'm at peace with my god. Do what you will.


"The Wire: Sentencing (#1.13)" (2002)
[last lines]
Omar Little: All in the game yo, all in the game.


"The Wire: Home Rooms (#4.3)" (2006)
Omar: It ain't what you takin', it's who you takin' from, ya feel me? How you expect to run with the wolves come night when you spend all day sparring with the puppies?


"The Wire: Slapstick (#3.9)" (2004)
Omar Little: I damn near got that woman killed, yo. Y'all should've seen me in Sinai Hospital while they stitching her up, lying about why somebody wanna shoot me down the street. That woman think I work in a cafeteria.
Kimmy: Cafeteria?
Omar Little: At the airport, yeah.
Kimmy: The airport? Why the airport?
Omar Little: 'Cause I know she ain't gonna never go down there to go dining, that's why! Hey, yo, Kimmy, this ain't funny, yo! That woman raised me! And for as long as I been grown, once a month I been with her on a church Sunday, telling myself ain't no need to worry, 'cause ain't nobody in this city that lowdown to disrespect a Sunday morning!


"The Wire: Homecoming (#3.6)" (2004)
Omar Little: Shoot, the way y'all looking at things, ain't no victim to even speak on.
Det. William 'Bunk' Moreland: Bullshit, boy. No victim? I just came from Tosha's people, remember? All this death, you don't think it ripples out? You don't even know what the fuck I'm talking about. I was a few years ahead of you at Edmondson, but I know you remember the neighborhood, how it was. We had some bad boys, for real. Wasn't about guns so much as knowing what to do with your hands. Those boys could really rack. My father had me on the straight, but like any young man, I wanted to be hard too, so I'd turn up at all the house parties where the tough boys hung. Shit, they knew I wasn't one of them. Them hard cases would come up to me and say, "Go home, schoolboy, you don't belong here." Didn't realize at the time what they were doing for me. As rough as that neighborhood could be, we had us a community. Nobody, no victim, who didn't matter. And now all we got is bodies, and predatory motherfuckers like you. And out where that girl fell, I saw kids acting like Omar, calling you by name, glorifying your ass. Makes me sick, motherfucker, how far we done fell.


"The Wire: Game Day (#1.9)" (2002)
Omar Little: Hey, yo! Y'all need to open this door, man, before I huff and puff. C'mon, now, by the hairs of your chinny-chin-chin.
Terrell: Omar, you best roll out. We up in here with a Mac-10.
Omar Little: I thinks not, Terrell. I thinks not. Y'all might need to think this through and stop wasting my time. 'Cause Omar can come back tomorrow. And the next day. And the next day. And I will put a bullet in all y'all behind what happen right now, you heard?
[a garbage bag is dropped from the window and Omar inspects the contents]
Omar Little: Fair enough.


"The Wire: Port in a Storm (#2.12)" (2003)
Omar Little: I'm goin' hard after Stringer.
Butchie: No point in trying to talk you back down, I suppose.
Omar Little: You been my bank for how long gonna ask me something like that?
Butchie: How you gonna get at him?
Omar Little: I don't even know, Butch. I'll take some time and think on it. One thing for sure, though. The man got to be got, you feel me?... What you see, Butch?
Butchie: Too much, boy. Too damn much.


"The Wire: Refugees (#4.4)" (2006)
Marlo Stanfield: That's my money.
Omar: Man, money ain't got no owners, only spenders


"The Wire: The Wire (#1.6)" (2002)
Omar Little: Omar don't scare.