Rex Riley: [Discussing the murdered Stephanie Brown] Maybe she was rotten to the core. Who cared?
Inspector Steve Keller: Well, what was rotten about her?
Rex Riley: She was a taker. A real taker.
Detective Lt. Mike Stone: What's a taker?
Rex Riley: Oh, you know, somebody who leads you on and tries to get something out of you. Money, a car, anything. That's it. They just take it and it's "Goodbye, Charlie."
Nurse Supervisor: [Discussing the murdered Glenda Elliott with her former supervisor] Glenda Elliott? Let me put it this way, Mr. Keller. The first thing a girl like that does when she hits the hall is get a roster of the doctors. And she goes down it one by one in alphabetical order. When she comes to the interns, she moves on.
Inspector Steve Keller: Well, what's wrong with interns?
Nurse Supervisor: They're poor, Mr. Keller. They are the church mice of medicine. Is that what you wanted to know?
Inspector Steve Keller: Yes, ma'am.
Tim Duran: [Interrogating the sniper] Okay, so I shot her. What does that have to do with you? She didn't lie to you. She lied to me.
Inspector Steve Keller: So you killed her?
Tim Duran: If I had enough ammo, I would've stayed up here forever. Forever!
Detective Lt. Mike Stone: Forever's just about where you're headed for, son.
Tim Duran: No way, baby, no way. Two years in a head farm, eating public chow, and I'm back in circulation. You watch.
Detective Lt. Mike Stone: I can understand why he'd want to quit sales, though. Driving all over town. Knocking on doors. Lousy hours. Taking lip from people who don't wanna be bothered.
Inspector Steve Keller: Sounds kind of familiar.
Detective Lt. Mike Stone: I thought you'd see it.