The series follows the stories of characters from different periods involved in murders, intrigue, deceptions, and criminal activities. They all somehow mysteriously lead back to Fargo, a city in North Dakota.
Well, heck, enough of the introduction. Let’s get to the quotes now.
Your problem is you have spent your whole life thinking there are rules. There aren’t. We used to be gorillas. All we had is what we could take and defend.Lorne Malvo, S1.Ep1: The Crocodile's Dilemma
Because some roads you shouldn’t go down. Because maps used to say there’d be dragons here. Now they don’t. But that don’t mean the dragons aren’t there.Lorne Malvo, S1.Ep1: The Crocodile's Dilemma
There are no saints in the animal kingdom. Only breakfast and dinner.Lorne Malvo, S1.Ep5: The Six Ungraspables
You’re gonna look through every goddamn mug book in the state. And you’re gonna find this guy. And you’re gonna call Bemidji. And you’re gonna tell them that you screwed up… You… Absolving the rest of us of any dips***tery.Ben Schmidt, S1.Ep3: A Muddy Road
That’s just how it is sometimes. Life. You know, you go to bed unsatisfied. They’re calling lottery numbers on the TV, and you get the first few, and already in your mind, you’re buying a jet or a fjord or whatever, but it’s just not meant to be. It’s just not meant to be.Bill Oswalt, S1.Ep8: The Heap
And isn’t that a minor miracle? The state of the world today and the level of conflict and misunderstanding, that two men could stand on a lonely road in winter and talk calmly and rationally, while all around them, people are losing their mind.Mike Milligan, S2.Ep2: Before the Law
If you want me to take you seriously, you have to be a serious person.Mike Milligan, S2.Ep5: The Gift of the Magi
If the goal is to kill those who oppress you, what does it matter who goes first?Mike Milligan, S2.Ep7: Did You Do This? No, You Did It!
Sometimes the answer is so obvious you can’t see it because you’re looking too hard.Mike Milligan, S2.Ep7: Did You Do This? No, You Did It!
The past can no more become the future than the future can become the past.Mike Milligan, S2.Ep7: Did You Do This? No, You Did It!
We all got a role to play. You need to take my example. Be a leader. This is our time. No such thing as men’s work, women’s work anymore.Floyd Gerhardt, S2.Ep6: Rhinoceros
Being grown’s got a price. Kid gets slapped when he’s bad. When you’re grown, you get the fist. Or the knife.Dodd Gerhardt, S2.Ep5: The Gift of the Magi
Some career advice. A whore’s life is five good years, five bad years, and then some half-d**k sweat stain grinds you out like a cigarette. Like a goddamn spent cigarette.Dodd Gerhardt, S2.Ep6: Rhinoceros
Life’s a journey, and the one thing you don’t do on a journey is stay in one place.Peggy Blumquist, S2.Ep6: Rhinoceros
I own two pairs of shoes, a summer pair and one for winter. We’re not meant to have more than we can handle.Lou Solverson, S2.Ep7: Did You Do This? No, You Did It!
It doesn’t matter what you mean. It’s what you do.Bear Gerhardt, S2.Ep7: Did You Do This? No, You Did It!
The problem is not that there is evil in the world, the problem is that there is good. Because otherwise, who would care?V.M. Varga, S3.Ep9: Aporia
One’s eyes can be deceived. We see what we believe, not the other way around.V.M. Varga, S3.Ep10: Somebody to Love
Human beings, you see, have no inherent value other than the money they earn. Cats have value, for example, because they provide pleasure to the humans. But a deadbeat on welfare? Well, they have negative value.V.M. Varga, S3.Ep10: Somebody to Love
Agent Burgle. Gloria. Trust me. The future is certain. And when it comes, you will know without question, your place in the world. Until then, we’ve said all there is to say. Any further debate would be simply wasting our breath. And if there’s one thing I can’t abide, it’s waste. Goodbye.V.M. Varga, S3.Ep10: Somebody to Love
You don’t have to like the truth for it to be true.Gloria Burgle, S3.Ep5: The House of Special Purpose
You think the world is something, then it turns out to be something else.Gloria Burgle, S3.Ep9: Aporia
There’s violence to knowing the world isn’t what you thought.Gloria Burgle, S3.Ep10: Somebody to Love
Whether you step off the board with one foot or two, you still end up in the water.Emmit Stussy, S3.Ep6: The Lord of No Mercy
Remember. Richest guy in the room is always the boss.Nikki Swango, S3.Ep4: The Narrow Escape Problem
Buck, if I wanted an opinion from an a**hole, I’d ask my own. Got it?Ray Stussy, S3.Ep4: The Narrow Escape Problem
History is made up of the actions of individuals. And yet, none of us can know at the time we act that we are making history.Ethelrida Pearl Smutney, S4.Ep1: Welcome to the Alternate Economy
History is a form of memory. But what does it mean to remember? We think, naturally, of our own past, our lives day by day, and through them we see the events of our times. We are black and white, rich and poor, foreign-born and domestic. And yet, if our pasts are separate, then aren’t our histories separate, too? Segregated? Ask yourself: who writes the books? Who chooses what we remember and what gets forgotten?Ethelrida Pearl Smutney, S4.Ep11: Storia Americana
Every average Joe wants one thing, and that’s to seem rich.Loy Cannon, S4.Ep1: Welcome to the Alternate Economy
I’m not your father, but I’m responsible for you. These people inside, they’re your blood. But do they love you? Do they respect you? You know how you know? They get down on your level, they look you in the eye. That’s when you know you’re not just along for the ride.Loy Cannon, S4.Ep2: The Land of Taking and Killing
I’m not just fighting a few Italians. I’m fighting 400 years of history. I’m fighting a mindset.Loy Cannon, S4.Ep6: Camp Elegance
Every country has its own type of criminal. In America, we got the confidence man. Snake oil salesman, grifter. He don’t rob you as much as trick you into robbing yourself. See, ’cause in America, people want to believe. They got that dream. And a dreamer, you can fleece.Loy Cannon, S4.Ep7: Lay Away
My pop didn’t claw his way out of the plebeian dynasty so that his sons could end up in middle management. You want to be mayor? I want my kids to be president.Josto Fadda, S4.Ep2: The Land of Taking and Killing
You know why America loves a crime story? Because America is a crime story.Josto Fadda, S4.Ep5: The Birthplace of Civilization
When our days are at an end, and we stand before the Lord, he will weigh the color of our immortal souls and judge us lacking, have we not shown an unflagging commitment to excellence in his name. And if we have failed in our devotion to him, then you and I are going straight to the hot place. And Oraetta Mayflower has no intention of sweating out eternity at the end of the devil’s pitchfork.Oraetta Mayflower, S4.Ep2: The Land of Taking and Killing
Captain Hanhuck, I can safely say you blasphemy more than any man I’ve ever met. And I’ve been to Cleveland.Dick Wickware, S4.Ep3: Raddoppiarlo
Hubris to think that you can control things. That’s why God created tornadoes. To remind us.Doctor Senator, S4.Ep3: Raddoppiarlo
There ain’t a monster on Earth tougher than an orphan in a box.Constant Calamita, S4.Ep5: The Birthplace of Civilization
It’s s***, no? The old way for the old world. Brothers, uncles, cousins. We live in the new world now. We need a new way.Ebal Violante, S4.Ep11: Storia Americana
You know what they call a herd of lions? A pride.Indira Olmstead, (to Dot), S5.Ep1:The Tragedy of the Commons
Where people go, the thoughts they have, these are known to me. Instincts. Who flees, who fights. It’s a question of price.Ole Munch, S5.Ep2: Trials and Tribulations
If you don’t know what freedom is, I don’t think me saying the words out loud is going to teach you.Roy Tillman, (to Meyer), S5.Ep2: Trials and Tribulations
Listen, b**ch. I’ve climbed through six kinds of hell to get where I am. And no Ivy League royal wannabe is going to run me off just because she doesn’t like the way I smell. If you want to tussle with me, you better sleep with both eyes open. Because nobody takes what is mine and lives.Dorothy 'Dot' Lyon, S5.Ep2: Trials and Tribulations
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