A life, Jimmy, you know what that is? It’s the s*** that happens while you’re waiting for moments that never come.
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]
We’re building something here, detective. We’re building it from scratch. All the pieces matter.[to Pryzbylewski]
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]