Frank Reagan Quotes
"By general law, life and limb must be protected, yet often a limb must be amputated to save a life, but a life is never wisely given to save a limb," Abraham Lincoln. This department is the life, Officer Whitman is a limb.
Nicky: I think you're taking this personally.
Frank: A flag just like that one draped your uncle's coffin. Yeah, it's personal.
Nicky: I feel like such an idiot.
Frank: Then remember that feeling and learn from it.
I don't mind tough questions as long as my answers are printed accurately without any shade or shine.
Frank: Oh, our dinners really aren't about eating.
Erin: I know.
Frank: You hope the food's good but the connection's why we gather.
Erin: Okay, so you guys want to stop sugar coating it now?
Frank: Nobody's sugar coating it.
Erin: Because I don't hear anyone talking about the stinkers and the jumpers, the crack addicts and the child abusers. Not to mention the anti-cop sentiment that is your thank you these days.
If a smart, savvy, young candidate from a long line of dedicated cops wants to take the exam, if I blink at that you should throw me out the door.
There is no better feeling for a cop than slapping the cuffs on a bad guy and getting them off the street.
Erin: Nicky is not a cop.
Frank: You don’t know that.
Erin: I am very proud to come from a cop family. It defines who I am and what I do. Nicky is not a cop.
Frank: She doesn't get to decide what she wants to do for a living?
Erin: That's not fair.
Frank: But it is the real question here.
Frank: I've heard one side called fascist and cruel, the other called fairy tales for snowflakes. Neither is true. The middle ground has gone missing.
Erin: How do you get it back?
Frank: I don't know.
Erin: Are you okay?
Frank: Actually I'm being a big baby about it. I know it, but I can't seem to shake it.
Sid: Boss, can I say one thing? The idea of you being at the arrest, I think it sends the wrong signal. We've got murderers, rapists, arsonists, all kinds of bad guys.
Frank: And I don't show up at any of those collars.