That even in our sleep, pain that cannot forget falls drop by drop on the heart, and in our own despair, against our will, comes wisdom to us by the awful grace of God.

You're still preaching to your choir; I'm not in your choir.

People hear "special prosecutor," what they really hear is cops screwed it up.

Father Phil: I can't say.
Frank: Your voice is working just fine, Father.

Frank: I can't speak for myself.
Erin: Hell just froze over.

Not that you, the other you. The down in the gutter, any weapon handy, you.

Robert: Have it your way.
Frank: Well, we're really not in any danger of that, are we?

Most crimes occur in minority neighborhoods. It follows that the highest use of firearms also occurs in minority neighborhoods.

Holding the door is a courtesy, letting you in here to use my phone, that's a courtesy, but launching another investigation into my department, not so much.

Frank: Why are you lurking by the elevator?
Garrett: I'm not lurking.
Frank: You lurking always means bad news or a plea to keep my mouth shut.

Frank: This isn't about smart. Smart's highly overrated sometimes.
Danny: I've been saying that since 4th grade.

It's not about social services, it's not about community outreach, it's not about turning this precinct into a shining city on a hill. At its core, it is about taking criminals off the streets.