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The Knick: 26 Candid Quotes

Last updated on Nov 28th, 2018

The Knick: 26 Candid Quotes

Set in the early part of the twentieth century in New York, The Knick is Cinemax’s television drama series about Knickerbocker Hospital (“The Knick”). The series follows the professional and private lives of surgeons, nurses, and staff who work at the hospital and trying with the new revolutionary discoveries to reduce the excessive mortality rate.

The cast is led by Clive Owen as Dr. John W. Thackery, the new chief surgeon who has pioneered many new methods in the field of surgery. Beside him, his team consists of Dr. Everett Gallinger (Eric Johnson), Dr. Bertie Chickering Jr. (Michael Angarano) and Dr. Algernon Edwards (André Holland). The rest of the cast includes Cornelia Robertson (Juliet Rylance), the daughter of benefactor, Herman Barrow (Jeremy Bobb), the hospital administrator, Sister Harriet (Cara Seymour) as a nun, Tom Cleary (Chris Sullivan) as an ambulance driver and Lucy Elkins as a nurse.

The first season (all 10 episodes) was directed by Academy Award and Emmy-winning director Steven Soderbergh (he is also and executive producer) and written by Jack Amiel and Michael Begler (Raising Helen, Big Miracle) and Steven Katz (episodes 5 and 9).

Season 1

You-can-only-run-away-and-join-the-circus-if-the-circus-wants-you.
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You can only run away and join the circus if the circus wants you. Dr. John W. Thackery, S1.Ep1: Method and Madness
2
We humans can get in a few good licks in battle before we surrender. Dr. John W. Thackery, S1.Ep1: Method and Madness
3
Blame is easy. Truth is harder. Dr. John W. Thackery, S1.Ep2: Mr. Paris Shoes
4
Sickness isn’t a result of poor character. Germs don’t examine your bank book. Dr. John W. Thackery, S1.Ep3: The Busy Flea
5
God’s not watching. He’s too busy not saving sick children and letting people starve.Dr. John W. Thackery, S1.Ep8: Working Late a Lot
6
Good is not enough. Good does not change the world.Dr. John W. Thackery, S1.Ep8: Working Late a Lot
In-the-blackest-darkness-even-a-dim-light-is-better
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In the blackest darkness even a dim light is better than no light at all. Lucy Elkins, S1.Ep3: The Busy Flea
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Even the hardest people can surprise you. Lucy Elkins, S1.Ep6: Start Calling Me Dad
3
The devil is in all of us.Lucy Elkins, S1.Ep8: Working Late a Lot
Punctuality-is-the-politeness-of-cadence.
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Punctuality is the politeness of cadence. Sister Harriet, S1.Ep5: They Capture the Heat
2
Faith isn’t always a comfort.Sister Harriet, S1.Ep9: The Golden Lotus
A-gentleman-knows-when-he is-been-bested-and-must-step-aside.
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A gentleman knows when he’s been bested and must step aside. Dr. Algernon Edwards, S1.Ep6: Start Calling Me Dad
It-always-looks-like-rain-if-you-only-look-at-the-clouds.
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It always looks like rain if you only look at the clouds. Abigail Alford, S1.Ep6: Start Calling Me Dad
Do not-really-matter-how-fancy-the-table-is-you are-sitting-at.-Everyone-gets-hungry.
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Don’t really matter how fancy the table is you’re sitting at. Everyone gets hungry.Tom Cleary, S1.Ep10: Crutchfield
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Dreaming is for blokes not smart enough to get what they want.Tom Cleary, S1.Ep10: Crutchfield

Season 2

Henry Robertson Season 2
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The world may not be moving fast enough for us but its likely moving much to quickly for them. These are not the kind of men who like to make history.Henry Robertson, S2.Ep1: Ten Knots
2
The time to invest is when there’s blood running in the streets.Henry Robertson, S2.Ep5: Whiplash
Dr. Everett Gallinger Season 2
1
Learning to read the charts alone is enough to drive a man mad.Dr. Everett Gallinger, S2.Ep1: Ten Knots
2
A gunner’s knot is difficult to tie but impossible to undo.Dr. Everett Gallinger, S2.Ep1: Ten Knots
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Future knowledge always sounds like pseudoscience until it’s accepted.Dr. Everett Gallinger, S2.Ep5: Whiplash
Dr. John W. Thackery Season 2
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Virginity is a man’s idea meant to shame.Dr. John W. Thackery, S2.Ep2: You're No Rose
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Jealousy won’t serve you a tenth as well as ambition and effort.Dr. John W. Thackery, S2.Ep2: You're No Rose
3
I’m not looking to make history with their transfusion. I want to make history with their survival.Dr. John W. Thackery, S2.Ep7: Williams and Walker
4
This is it. This is all we are.Dr. John W. Thackery, S2.Ep10: This Is All We Are
Dr. Algernon Edwards Season 2
1
The man goes over to Europe and is treated like the King of England. Stays in the best hotels. Breaks every possible record. He returns home, makes no difference. He’s just a n***er on a bike.Dr. Algernon Edwards, S2.Ep2: You're No Rose
Tom Cleary Season 2
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Over the years I committed a petty crime here or there. It’s how a man survives in the city. But the two who drag me into serious malfeasance are a society lady and a f***ing nun.Tom Cleary, S2.Ep2: You're No Rose