Come on, we can't let those smoke eaters have bragging rights.

Frank: How much mercy am I required to show?
Cardinal: Well there isn't any metric that I know of. You show as much mercy as you can. It's as simple and as complicated as that.

I'll say this, you're good at what you do. It's a pity that what you do is so damned corrupt.

Cardinal: May I quote Scripture?
Frank: Not unless you want to put me to sleep.

Frank: He is a man of the cloth, like you.
Cardinal: Albeit a sharkskin suit kind of cloth from what I know.

Frank: I kind of went off road at the press conference.
Garrett: You kind of drove into a ditch.

Is there an or else here? Is excommunication on the table?

What my men and women do in private is their own business.

You've got a badge in your pocket and a gun in your holster you damn sure better not have a drink in your hand.

Frank: You have no idea what goes into those press conferences.
Sgt. Gormley: Well, I know what doesn't. The truth.

Just once I wish the bosses would have talked to us like they gave a hoot and not like they were bucking for an acre on the op-ed page.

I run 35,000 cops. I don't run a VIP list. Nobody gets comped.

Blue Bloods Quotes

There's something you should know about police officers… They know what people are capable of in ways that most thankfully do not. They have seen first hand the cigarette burns on an infant's back or the black eyes and the sideways jaw on an 80 year old rape victim, and they assume the worst. And they take that on so that good people can go on about their lives and think generously about their fellow man. They provide that luxury.

Frank

Danny: Seems like the judge took a double header off the roof.
Anthony: On his own?
Danny: Who knows. Maybe it was an accident.
Erin: It wasn't. Chou Lin did this. She's trying to force a mistrial. And I need you to prove it.