Alvin Jordan: A study at Harvard determined a person's longevity by the first thing they read in the paper.
Detective Harlan Regis: I'm an obituary man.
Alvin Jordan: Start with the comics, you'll live longer.
Detective Steve Stengel: This looks...um...handled.
Nina Chance: You expect me to violate everything I was ever taught? I have duties.
Detective Harlan Regis: Yeah, and your duties can send an innocent man to jail for the rest of his life. You wanna live with that.
Nina Chance: Yeah, and I think you better leave.
Detective Harlan Regis: This is Carla's tape from her answering machine
Nina Chance: Yeah.
Detective Harlan Regis: Well, how'd you get it?
Nina Chance: I stole it.
Detective Harlan Regis: I think the president's gonna become an international suspect.
President Neil: Jesus, Alvin. You really had her killed, didn't you? She was 25. She was a child!
Alvin Jordan: She was a casualty of war!
Alvin Jordan: I think President Teddy Roosevelt said it best: "If I must choose between righteousness and peace, I choose righteousness."
Agent Nick Spikings: You were born to become a chalk outline.
[after a White House camera picture ends up on a tabloid front page]
Agent Nick Spikings: [to his staff] Whoever leaked this, I'm going to *bottle his last breath*!