[to John Nolan] Stop trying to be like the other rookies cause you're not. Jackson is 20 years from having his first colonoscopy and Lucy has never even owned a pet let alone raised a kid. You’re a grown man, fully formed. So stop treating it like it’s a liability and treat it for what it is, a strength. Sure, you can be annoying and you talk way too damn much but you also listen to people’s troubles, to their complaints and that kind of empathy can’t be taught, it can only be earned. So if you really want to make detective the only way to do it is to be you.

Officer Bishop

Officer Nolan: Lucy, they are not going to kick you out of the program over this.
Officer Chen: I don’t know, I mean, you should have seen Sgt. Grey’s face; it was utter disappointment.
Officer Nolan: He gives me that look every day and I’m still here.

The only thing certain about this job is that it’s unpredictable.

Officer Lopez

Look on the bright side, I’m sure your Dad doesn’t hold the record for longest automotive delay.

Officer Lopez

Sgt. Grey: Your T.O.’s will be out of uniform riding with you in a strictly observational capacity.
Captain Andersen: They will not advise, assist, or help you in any way. Every decision will be yours to make.
Officer Nolan: Does this mean I finally get to choose where we eat for lunch?

Officer Bishop: Those look like bullet holes.
Pilot: What? No, those are bird strikes.
Officer Bishop: Oh, let me guess, the elusive brass jacket hollow point.

The Rookie Season 1 Episode 14 Quotes

Sgt. Grey: Your T.O.’s will be out of uniform riding with you in a strictly observational capacity.
Captain Andersen: They will not advise, assist, or help you in any way. Every decision will be yours to make.
Officer Nolan: Does this mean I finally get to choose where we eat for lunch?

Officer Bishop: Those look like bullet holes.
Pilot: What? No, those are bird strikes.
Officer Bishop: Oh, let me guess, the elusive brass jacket hollow point.