I was starkly aware of how good I have it. How good we all have it having each other. I’m just feeling especially blessed.

Frank: In a few days you’re going to be gone from this place, starting out in the world on your own. Make the world your own. Take what is useful from your time with us, your years around this table, but don’t think you have to become us.
Henry: But if you do…
Frank: You do. If you don’t, you don’t. It’s your life, not ours. And I like to think that your Dad, and your Aunt, and your Uncle, do what they do because they were drawn to it not because they were pushed.

Henry: We don’t stand on ceremony here. We tell each other the truth, sometimes the hard truth but it’s all done with love.
Frank: And you’re a part of that Eddie.

Embrace the pain.

Some say we have more than our share of loss, but I see God's light in this family every day, and though I may not understand it, I trust in his plan for us all.

Frank: Of all my kids, I think he's the most like me.
Henry: When we lost Mary you checked out completely.
Frank: I was stuck in quick sand.
Henry: I remember.
Frank: You know what got me out?
Henry: Work? Purpose?
Frank: My kids became my purpose.

Frank: I'm on my third mayor here, Pop. I think I'm used up.
Henry: I don't think we need two of us sitting here worrying about Danny.

No matter the hardship or the loss, this family does not stand down, ever.

Frank

Bad things happen to everyone, boys. We all get knocked down. What matters is you get up. You keep going.

Jamie: You take a shot at the king, you better not miss.
Frank: My aim is true.
Erin: He's got the heavy artillery.
Henry: You can't fire him but he can fire you.

Henry: So who died?
Danny: A 33-year-old woman with a four-year-old kid.
Erin: A 40-year-old dermatologist from the upper West Side.
Frank: And a 16-year-old in East New York.
Henry: I didn't mean it literally.
Frank: You just forgot who was at the table.

My first C.O. once told me that if there's a conversation you've been avoiding, then that's the one you need to have.

Blue Bloods Quotes

Jamie: Our vows.
Eddie: Yeah, I don’t want them to just mean something on our wedding day. I want them to mean something today and tomorrow and every day after that.
Jamie: I will always have your back. If you fall behind I will wait up.
Eddie: I will earn your respect and pay you respect every day we have.
Jamie: I’ll be your scout, your night watchman, your cavalry.
Eddie: Your medic, your chaplain in our army of two.
Jamie: No retreat, no surrender. You can count on me.
Eddie: You can count on me.

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"By general law, life and limb must be protected, yet often a limb must be amputated to save a life, but a life is never wisely given to save a limb," Abraham Lincoln. This department is the life, Officer Whitman is a limb.

Frank