Life (I) (2007–2009)
Charlie Crews: Maybe life is a dream and we wake up when we die?
Charlie Crews: You wanna know how to beat it?
Dani Reese: You can beat a lie detector?
Charlie Crews: Yeah, it's easy. You just tell the truth.
Charlie Crews: Revenge is a poison meant for others that we swallow ourselves.
Dani Reese: [to witness] Detective Reese, homicide.
Cashier: It someone dead?
Dani Reese: A lot of people are dead. Eventually everyone.
Dani Reese: Why can't you talk like a normal person?
Charlie Crews: When exactly was the last time you met a "normal" person?
Charlie Crews: It's like she's no one.
Dani Reese: No one is no one.
Charlie Crews: Now you sound like me.
Dani Reese: Take that back.
Roman Novikov: People have always liked to do favors for me. I don't know why.
Charlie Crews: Maybe it's because you'll kill their families if they don't.
Roman Novikov: Yes, maybe.
Jane Seever: [about morgue party] They all knew?
Jane Seever: [to no one in particular] Are there any rules any more?
Witness: No smoking.
Charlie Crews: I don't think I talk differently than anyone else does. Maybe sometimes I don't not say things that other people don't not say, but most other people don't not say the same things I don't. You know what I'm saying?
Charlie Crews: Tell a total stranger the absolute truth. It helps sometimes.
Charlie Crews: "Hate is a prison." But you know what, Rick? Prison is a *prison*, too.
Charlie Crews: Every moment you spend wishing you were someplace else is a moment you can't get back.
Dani Reese: What about every moment I spend wishing *you* were someplace else.
Charlie Crews: You don't have to understand 'here' to be 'here.'
Charlie Crews: Kidnapping? Who is kidnapping? We are not kids and no one is napping
Charlie Crews: Violence against one is violence against all. Violence against all is violence against myself.
Fellow Cop: As a cop all you have is other cops. But we all walked away.
Ted Earley: [teaching economics in prison yard] Let's talk about scarcity of resources. The less there is of something, the more it is worth.
Huge Man: Like innocent men in here.
Charlie Crews: [to gunmen while hanging upside down in his crashed car] Are you upside down, now, or am I upside down. It's kinda hard to tell...
Sasha: You don't hold hands, but still you two seem like...
Dani Reese: We're not married, we're partners.
Charlie Crews: She has commitment issues.
Dani Reese: [repeating suspect's words to Charlie] "He was not looking for the person *not* obeying the law"? "He was looking for the person *not* not obeying the law"? That kind of talk remind you of anyone?
Dani Reese: $450 an *hour*?
Dr. Lana James: For a 50-minute hour, yes.
Charlie Crews: How could it be an hour if it's 50 minutes? That's messing with time... I do say everything that pops into my head. Maybe I should come back. If I wanted to make an appointment, who should I call?
Dr. Lana James: You should call another doctor.
Charlie Crews: Sometimes I think I don't need anything, but I do and just don't know it.
Charlie Crews: [woman hauls him into the restroom] Oh, is *this* what I need?
Charlie Crews: What was that?
Special Agent Paul Bodner: [holding his phone] Text message.
Charlie Crews: A call isn't even a call any more, it's a text?
[then to himself]
Charlie Crews: I'm never catching up...
Charlie Crews: [imagining his own wake] Pretty girls in black dresses, weeping quietly in small groups. Or all by themselves.