We’re building something here, detective. We’re building it from scratch. All the pieces matter.[to Pryzbylewski]
You follow drugs, you get drug addicts and drug dealers. But you start to follow the money, and you don’t know where the f*** it’s gonna take you.
Work it like a real case, it’ll feel like a real case, and more importantly, it’ll read like a real case.[to McNulty]
Then, tragically, you will have wasted yet another day in a life you’ve already misspent in the service of the City of Baltimore.[Roland ‘Prez’ Pryzbylewski: What if they’re not sneaking anything off this time? What then?]
Negro, you can not travel half way around the world and not speak any motherf***ing English.[to “Non-English” speaking crewman]
Detective, when they ask you where you wanna go, and they are gonna ask you where you wanna go, do yourself a favor. Keep your mouth shut.[to McNulty]