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.

I always know that when someone says “in all due respect,” that the last thing I'm going to get from them is the respect that's due.

There are things I admire about you that this job will eat away at until they are gone.

Frank: You need to start picking your battles.
Jamie: Which is what I'm doing here.

Frank: You could fill this floor with guys who worked with Sid.
Anthony: But I'm the one who's here.

Nicky: So just because he supports the NYPD he can break the law whenever he feels like it?
Frank: No.
Nicky: It certainly sounds like it.

Frank: I appreciate your generosity, you know that.
Sy: Then show me the respect.
Frank: By disrespecting the law?

He smart assed me and then he refused a direct order. That doesn't happen.

Jack: But it sucks.
Frank: That's one way to put it, but not at the dinner table.

Garrett: I wouldn't be doing my job if I didn't point out the risk.
Frank: Maybe you should take the afternoon off then.

Henry: Do you usually get just what you're asking for? Do any of us?
Frank: Less and less.

You start letting the court of public opinion hold sway you're pretty much telling justice to take a hike.

Blue Bloods Quotes

Only a fool seeks peace by inciting violence.


Everything has a cost, even the truth. But the reward for truth is a clear eye and a clear conscience.