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

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.

Frank

In most places they call that a badge but in New York they call it a shield. You know why? Because a shield is used to protect people.

Danny