Arthur Frobisher
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Arthur Frobisher (Character)
from "Damages" (2007)

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"Damages: Do You Regret What We Did? (#1.9)" (2007)
Nancy: You're going to have to look comfortable answering Patty's questions about corporate malfeasance, about accounting irregularities, and about why you stole the life savings of 5,000 people.
Arthur Frobisher: That might be easier than singing.

Arthur Frobisher: I'm here because I'm willing to negotiate.
Patty Hewes: There's nothing to negotiate. This isn't about money.
Arthur Frobisher: Oh, no, no, no, of course not. I know you don't give a shit about justice, Patty. So what do you want?
Patty Hewes: I want you disgraced. I want history to erase your every achievement. I want you to feel the disgust in your children's eyes when they look on you in shame.
Arthur Frobisher: This has been lovely...
[walks away]
Patty Hewes: It's rude to abandon a girl on the dance floor.
Arthur Frobisher: The song's over, Patty.
Patty Hewes: Almost as bad as abandoning a girl in a burning car.
Arthur Frobisher: All right. Let's get this over with, shall we? $300 million.
Patty Hewes: Must have been horrible, her face smashed clear through the windshield.
Arthur Frobisher: $450 million.
Patty Hewes: Blood everywhere, gasoline, searing heat. I'm told that you never forget the smell of burning flesh.
Arthur Frobisher: $850 million, that's my final offer.
Patty Hewes: Did she shout out your name when she died? Arthur! Arthur? Arthur!


"Damages: Blame the Victim (#1.8)" (2007)
George Moore: [walking onto land parcel] Wow, this looks like a whole lot of nothing.
Arthur Frobisher: You know who built up this part of the state?
George Moore: Wasps.
Arthur Frobisher: Beavers.
George Moore: You lost me.
Arthur Frobisher: No, I'm not kidding. Place was flush with them. Indians used to trap them and then trade them for everything: blankets, hatchets, iron kettles. Then when they got hooked on the white man's goods, they started trading the only other thing they had left.
George Moore: Otters?
Arthur Frobisher: No, you idiot. Land. I'm going to develop this.


"Damages: She Spat at Me (#1.6)" (2007)
Arthur Frobisher: Are you kidding me? Look what you're doing here. I mean, you're living on you're sleeping on a futon. Come on. You know, of course you're writing about my life. You don't have one, you know? And you're screwing the immigrant because what
George Berber: Excuse me?
Arthur Frobisher: ...you appreciate their culture?
George Berber: Excuse me?
Arthur Frobisher: Is that what you say to yourself? The truth is you're just trying to feel superior. Try running a $40 billion industry.


"Damages: A Pretty Girl in a Leotard (#2.6)" (2009)
Arthur Frobisher: Man, ballet. I can never get into it. Even the dancers, which is kind of odd. You know, you'd think, what could go wrong with a pretty girl in a leotard?
[to Walter Kendrick, in the theater lobby]


"Damages: Jesus, Mary and Joe Cocker (#1.2)" (2007)
Bearded Man: Well, there's always a solution.
Arthur Frobisher: What kind of solution?
Bearded Man: A permanent one.
Arthur Frobisher: [shocked] What? Oh, God, no. What, you think that I...?
Bearded Man: It wouldn't get back to you.
Arthur Frobisher: We're... we're talking about a human life here. She's an innocent girl. She didn't do anything. She was just in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Bearded Man: Sometimes, that's enough.
Arthur Frobisher: You're serious, aren't you? You're actually suggesting...
Bearded Man: Look, Mr. Frobisher, you're insulated. You have resources. This kind of thing is simpler than you'd think.
Arthur Frobisher: [trying to make a joke of it] So, how's that work? You know a guy, you make a call?
Bearded Man: It's simpler than you think.
Arthur Frobisher: [serious again] Yeah. Of course it is. Become powerful enough, eventually every option gets presented to you, doesn't it?
Bearded Man: Yes, sir.
Arthur Frobisher: One day, you're living your life, the next thing you know, some man shows up on your doorstep and offers you the ultimate decision.
Bearded Man: And that's all it is, Mr. Frobisher... just another decision.
Arthur Frobisher: No. You go down that road and then... you know... who are you? I mean, there's no going back. No, no, no.
Bearded Man: Think about your family, Mr. Frobisher.
Arthur Frobisher: Don't you tell me what - !
Bearded Man: [interrupting] This case is going to end with someone's life being destroyed. Why should it be yours?
[Frobisher stares at him in shock, then backs slowly away and walks off]


"Damages: A Regular Earl Anthony (#1.5)" (2007)
Ray Fiske: I'm worried the sun don't shine on the same dog's tail all week.
Arthur Frobisher: [after a pause] I have no idea what that means.
Ray Fiske: It means we got *lucky*.


"Damages: They Had to Tweeze That Out of My Kidney (#2.8)" (2009)
Arthur Frobisher: This is the bullet that he shot me with. I mean, they had to tweeze that out of my kidney.
[referring to the bullet in his hand]