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Jim Profit (Character)
from "Profit" (1996)

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"Profit: Forgiveness (#1.8)" (1997)
Jim Profit: [voiceover] Sometimes evil can be forgiven, other times it must be destroyed. When an irrevocable line has been crossed, you only have one choice.

Jim Profit: [to Bobbi] This is America, where even a drug-guzzling gutter slut like you can be the sole emotional support of a man like Charles Gracen.

Jim Profit: [voiceover] When the smoke clears and you get right down to it, only three things really matter: your faith, your fortitude, and your family. Good night.

Jim Profit: You have to forgive him.
Charles Henry "Chaz" Gracen: Forgive him? I want to cut his heart out and use it for pâté!

Nora Gracen: Do you think I'm evil?
Jim Profit: None of us are saints.

Jim Profit: Putting a perpetrator back together with his victin, is like dropping a baby in a snake pit. Ouch.

"Profit: Cupid (#1.5)" (1997)
Jim Profit: Pain. The Buddhist Monks believe it exists only to be embraces, that we must fold it into our lives along side pleasure and remember that both are fleeting.

Jim Profit: [voiceover] When two people fall out of love and into hate, they become vulnerable to all manner of passions, fears... and if someone's watching carefully - manipulation.

Jim Profit: Anyone who thinks controlling people is a science is dead wrong: It's an art.

Jim Profit: You look like a man whose conscience is bothering him.
Jeffrey Sykes: I'm glad you know what a conscience is Jim, since you don't actually possess one.
Jim Profit: You know I've been meaning to get one, I've just been so tied up with work lately.

Bobbi Stakowski: Hey, you got time for a quickie?
Jim Profit: [Jim looks at his watch] Mmmh.
Bobbi Stakowski: [He tries to go, she holds him by his tie] Somebody's gonna get a spanking. Nice and hard.

Jim Profit: I suppose we shouldn't be surprised when the best laid plans of mice and men backfire; after all, human beings aren't machines, they have souls. They know great joy, and inconsolable grief.

"Profit: Pilot (#1.1)" (1996)
Bobbi Stakowski: [Profit holds up a needle found in Bobbi's jewelry box & looks questioningly at Bobbi] I'm a diabetic.
Jim Profit: Well then you shouldn't shoot heroin.

Jim Profit: [voiceover] Trust... the foundation of any marriage. If broken it can hurt even the strongest ones, and kill the weak ones.

Jim Profit: [voiceover] When you want someone to love you, open your heart. When you want someone obsessed with you, close it.

Jim Profit: [voiceover] Well ya can't expect everyone to like ya, and you can't expect everything to work out exactly the way you plan it... because life is full of surprises-you never really know what's around the next corner. But if you do the best you can, and if you give 100%, then you can go to sleep with a clear conscience. What you didn't win today, you can always win tomorrow, and remember, never lose sight of your goals. Because there are some people who are really worth that extra time and effort. And in the end, I believe, if you work hard enough... everyone comes around.

Jim Profit: You can't run from your past, and you can't run from yourself.
Joanne Meltzer: And you can't run from me you son of a bitch.

"Profit: Healing (#1.4)" (1996)
Jim Profit: [voiceover] The important thing to always remember in business is what may seem like a calamity can often become an opportunity - and opportunity is what life is all about.

Jim Profit: [voiceover] In my experience, the worst way to get a straight answer is to ask an honest question.

Jim Profit: [voiceover] Sometimes the most interesting results of an audit have nothing to do with numbers.

Jim Profit: Joanne, I'd like to think that someday despite all this we might be friends.
Joanne Meltzer: Sure, if you ever got a soul or I got a lobotomy.

Jim Profit: No, life may not be easy. It can be lonely. Full of people we think we know, but barely comprehend. Yet we must always remember: it's the challenges that define us best, and the obsticles that illuminate what we're truly capable of. We must welcome adversary, and embrace struggle. And no matter what we get from life, never give less than one hundred percent. Of course, at the end of every battle-weary day, we fold ourselves into peaceful darkness and find comfort in those gentle words: good night.

"Profit: Security (#1.7)" (1997)
Jim Profit: We all seek that other, a soul mate, the shadow self with whom we can merge seamlessly. But in that coming together, we risk losing ourselves. Everything becomes a blur, and we grow afraid, unsure... even distrustful. The danger, of course, is we never know who that other really is, what they want, or the lengths they'll go to to get it. In the end, it's probably best to go your own way, even though there will be times you long for something else.

Jim Profit: We're all standing in a gasoline lake. Everybody needs a match.

Jim Profit: [voiceover] Security: it doesn't exist in nature. No animal is so arrogant as to ever feel completely safe, only humans believe they can find assured well-being through design & technology... some even believe it with a vengeance.

Jim Profit: We all seek that "other"; a shadow self with whom we can merge seemlessly. But in that coming together, we risk loosing ourselves.

"Profit: Hero (#1.2)" (1996)
Jim Profit: [voiceover] Marriage has its high points, its low points, and sometimes, its breaking points.

Jim Profit: [voiceover] The truth is a very bitter pill to swallow. No wonder most of us need to sugar-coat it a little.

Jim Profit: [voiceover] When a man loves a woman, he'll go to great lengths to protect her. From harm, from other men of course, and sometimes from himself.

Jim Profit: [voiceover] Know when to let go of what was and be certain that your focus is always on the moment and that your plans only concern the future, not the past.

"Profit: Chinese Box (#1.6)" (1997)
Gail Koner: I thought revenge would feel good and I'm sure that he deserves whatever he gets, but it doesn't feel right.
Jim Profit: Of course it doesn't, Gail. Revenge is pointless. It's a tool for the weak. And you're not weak. Not anymore.

Jim Profit: In business, the easiest thing to forget is someone's feelings.

Jim Profit: [voiceover] The key to real success is to take all your fears and put them in a box, and lock them away. Of course not every evil can be tied up in a neat little package, but that's the challenge. To face our own personal darkness and to put our demons where they can't hurt us anymore, and to do what we can to make the world a better place.

"Profit: Sykes (#1.3)" (1996)
Jim Profit: [voiceover] Failure is a much better teacher than success.