The brass ring in a career isn't the number of zeros on your paycheck. It's when you become indispensable and you are.

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.

Blue Bloods Quotes

The brass ring in a career isn't the number of zeros on your paycheck. It's when you become indispensable and you are.

Frank

I serve at your pleasure, Sir. I don't take orders from anyone.

Frank