Avon Barksdale: He scare you, don't he?
D'Angelo Barksdale: You know, I'm just sayin'...
Avon Barksdale: He scares me. Yeah. See, if he dead, you know, I could carry it better. Commin' up the way we did, you know, you kind of expect that. Waitin' on it. See, the thing is, you only got to fuck up once. Be a little slow, be a little late, just once. And how you ain't gonna never be slow? Never be late? You can't plan through no shit like this, man. It's life.
Freamon: I don't wanna go to no dance unless I can rub some tit.
Donette: Boy, don't nobody give a damn about you and your story. You got money, you get to be whatever you say you are. That's the way it is.
Preston 'Bodie' Broadus: [after goading Carver into hitting him] You supposed to be the GOOD cop, dumb motherfucker!
Det. James 'Jimmy' McNulty: [after his ex-wife hangs up on him] You know something? My ex-wife, the way she acts sometimes, the way she deals with shit... You would think a less enlightened man than myself, a cruder man than myself, a man less sensitized to the qualities and charms and value of women- a man like that, not me, but a man like that, he just might call her a 'cunt.'
Det. Shakima 'Kima' Greggs: You just called the mother of your children a cunt.