Det. John Munch: I'm upset because every relationship I think I have is not the relationship I actually have.
Det. Steve Crosetti: That's the problem with this job. It's got nothin' to do with life.
[first lines of the series]
Det. Meldrick Lewis: If I could just find this damn thing, I could go home.
[on Detective Steve Crosetti]
Det. Meldrick Lewis: You in your own little world 'cause don't no one wanna live there with you.
Sgt. Kay Howard: Homicide: We work for God.
Det. Stan Bolander: What's a lady like you doing in a place like this?
Dr. Carol Blythe, M.E.: Looking for Mr. Right.
[it is Detective Tim Bayliss' first day in the homicide unit]
Det. Tim Bayliss: Excuse me, hi - where could I get a cup of coffee?
Det. John Munch: There's a machine on the first floor.
Det. Stan Bolander: There's coffee right in there.
Det. John Munch: That's our coffee.
Det. Beau Felton: Amazing. Life is amazing.
Det. Frank Pembleton: Really?
Det. Beau Felton: This must be a mistake. Am I actually going on a routine call with Frank Pembleton?
Det. Frank Pembleton: You're right. It's a mistake.
Det. Beau Felton: Frank Pembleton only works the big investigations. This is just some dead guy.
Det. Frank Pembleton: See what happens when I come into the office?
Det. Beau Felton: Imagine - handling a routine call with Detective Frank Pembleton.
Det. Frank Pembleton: I'm slumming.
Criminal: I'm telling the truth this time! You don't believe me?
Det. John Munch: Frankly, I preferred your Jamaican story better. It had a kind of Elmore Leonard quality.
[Bayliss wants to watch Pembleton interrogate a suspect]
Det. Frank Pembleton: What you will be privileged to witness will not be an interrogation, but an act of salesmanship - as silver-tongued and thieving as ever moved used cars, Florida swampland, or Bibles. But what I am selling is a long prison term, to a client who has no genuine use for the product.
[Munch approaches a man planning on mugging him, Lewis and Crosetti]
Det. John Munch: [showing his badge] We're homicide detectives, go rob somebody else.