Fiona: If I succumb to their threats, they win.
Nolan: I understand, but it’s an irrefutable fact that you can affect a heck of a lot more change if you’re alive.

Bradford: People with strong military backgrounds can struggle with the transition to being a cop.
Barnes: That won’t be me. I’ve been on combat patrol doing exactly this.
Bradford: Wrong. There are three major differences between police and military. If you want to be a cop instead of a soldier, you’ll have to conquer all of them.
Barnes: Tell me.
Bradford: One, cops are expected to be proactive. You don’t wait for orders. Two, you are no longer bound by military objectives. The actions you take are at your discretion. And three, the people we come up against on the street aren’t enemy combatants. They’re our fellow citizens.

Wesley: That was my mother.
Angela: Is she still mad about the cake?
Wesley: Patrice doesn’t do mad. She does disappointed. Fewer wrinkles.

Harper: How much did you have to bribe Grey not to give you Bizarro World Nolan?
Bradford: As a training officer of the LAPD, it is my duty to train any and all recruits assigned to me. Two pairs of Lakers tickets.

Angela: Anyone tell you you’re kind of amazing?
Tim: All the time.

Lucy, your father and I will always love you, but you are risking your life on a thankless job, and we can not be supportive of it any longer.

Vanessa Chen

You get to go to my house to pick up camping gear so you can spend the night in the great outdoors with a bunch of second graders and a man who may or may not hate you because you blew him off.


Tim: You text me 911 on my day off to ask me if that dress makes you look fat.
Angela: Does it?
Tim: Yes, because you’re pregnant. Are you ashamed of your baby?
Angela: Of course not.
Tim: Okay, then who cares what your stupid friends think. Show off that baby belly!

You’re already the oldest rookie. Do you want to become the longest-serving one?

Sgt. Grey

Chen: Don’t speak to us when we’re on duty.
West: Seriously, we can’t be caught dead socializing with the lowly P1s.
Nolan: Somehow, I always knew this about you two.

Bradford: You don't let anyone ever tell you you can't do something, not even me.
Chen: Yes, Sir.

This case is all the nightmares in my closet combined.


The Rookie Quotes

I love Rookie Day. It’s Christmas and the Purge in one.

Officer Bradford

Stacy: Happy Divorce Day!
John: That’s not a thing.
Stacy: It should be. When mine went through I took the boys to Disneyland.
John: I’m not really feeling the Matterhorn.
Stacy: Try and look at this as an opportunity.
John: Right now I’m just trying to remember to wear pants.