Olivia: I am his mother.
Sheila: Why? Because a judge signed a piece of paper saying you are? That doesn't make you his mother.
Olivia: Actually, Sheila, it does.

You know what the problem is with this job? What good do we really do? We come in after it's already happened with the broom and the mop and we clean up the mess. You know what would be really special? If one time we could come in before there was anything to clean up.


Barba: Could it have anything to do with the job?
Rollins: With this job, it's not if but when, and with all the years she put in the job there's a lot of grudges.

Finn: A kidnapper with a carseat?
Rollins: He came prepared.
Sonny: Why is he not fighting him?
Finn: Maybe he's not a stranger.

Olivia: Do you think anyone was following you?
Sheila: I don't know.
Olivia: Think Sheila, think.
Sheila: I'm trying to! It's not like I wanted this to happen.
Olivia: No one is saying that.
Sheila: You don't have to. Your eyes say everything.

Finn: I don't think that's gonna happen, Chief.
Dodds: She's emotional, she's liable to make rash decisions.
Finn: You wanna see emotional? Wait til I tell her this.

Sheila: We were in the store, trying on coats, and he just disappeared.
Olivia: Was he upset? Was he mad?
Sheila: No, of course not.
Olivia: Okay. I'm just trying to find out what happened, cause he doesn't walk away when he's with me.

Olivia: Mall of Manhattan... nearest precinct. We have a missing chilf.
Finn: Midtown South. Liv, you okay?
Olivia: No. It's Noah.

Benson: She instigated a rape.
Barba: She never meant to hurt Katy. The girl doesn't have a malicious bone in her body. This was the most exciting thing in her life.
Benson: Oh my God...
Barba: No motive means no story for the jury. If I were on it, I'd vote to acquit out of sheer pity.

You know I'm human, right? And human people have sex, sometimes with people they love, and sometimes with people they don't even know.


Benson: Have him agree to pay the $10,000. If she shows up, she's a felon. If she doesn't, Monster's guilty of rape.
Rollins: It's THE Monster, FYI.

Noah's family -- your family -- is complicated. He is five years old, Sheila. When he is old enough, he will hear the truth. Until then, you have to leave these things to me.


Law & Order: SVU Quotes

Benson: I'm just gonna be honest with you. These medical records show that you weren't looking for doctors to help Mariel get better. You were looking for doctors who would agree with you that she was sick.
Dawn: No. I'm a good mother. I was raised in an ugly, abusive household and I am blessed to have a daughter to love.
Benson: That isn't love! That's what you wanted, not what he wanted! I mean, what she wanted.

Dodds: The woman had options. When she saw she was assigned with Carter, she could have turned around, decided not to fly.
Benson: Optimum Air knew Carter raped her and they put her in the cockpit with her.