William Rawls: Listen to me, McNulty. You took a lot of risks. You played a lot of wild cards. And, you made a lot of fucking people do a lot of things they didn't want to do. You, McNulty are a gaping asshole. I know it, and I'll be fucked if everybody in CID didn't know it. But, I'll be also fucked if I let you sit here and think you did a single fucking thing to get a fucking police shot. Believe it or not, not everything is about you. Get it into your head McNulty it's not your fault. And the motherfucker telling you this, he fucking hates your guts. So, you know, that if it was your fault, I'd be the first son of a bitch to tell you. Shit went bad, she took two for the company. That's the only lesson here. Omar: I'll do what I can to help y'all. But, the game's out there, and it's play or get played. That simple. Det. Ellis Carver: You know, this is why I think we can't win this. Det. Thomas Hauk: How come? Det. Ellis Carver: They screw up, they get beaten. We screw up, we get a pension. Det. Thomas Hauk: What the fuck? You're supposed to be good cop! Det. William Moreland: You seem awfully happy today. Detective: I got laid last night. Det. William Moreland: Oh yeah? Your asshole still hurt? Avon Barksdale: This here's your grandfather. Does it scare you, to see him like this? [before D'Angelo can answer] Avon Barksdale: It sure as hell scares me. The old man always said "Live by the sword, die by the sword". All this time, he was the biggest player in Baltimore. Survived all this shit. Now, he's lying here in this bed. Fucking natural causes. Scares the shit out of me. Troy Wiggins: He told me his name was Wendell O. "O" as in "Oh, shit I tried to sell shit to an undercover officer". Troy Wiggins: Shakima's just pissed, 'cause I had her when she was still good. Shakima Greggs: Yeah, well, you the ugly-ass motherfucker that turned me around. Proposition Joe: I heard your end would be covering my fee. Stringer Bell: Your fee? Proposition Joe: Yeah, I'm like a marriage counselor. Tell the man he oughta bring the bitch some flowers every once in a while. Tell the bitch she gotta suck some cock every once in a while. That sort of shit. [Omar arrives] Proposition Joe: Speaking of cocksuckers... [to Omar] Proposition Joe:
I'm Proposition Joe. You fuck with me, I'll kill your whole family.
Freamon: Ain't none of you ever been in the military? Don't you know how to make a 30-inch quick tie? [Nobody speaks] Freamon: Draft dodging peace freaks, huh? Moreland: I'm just a humble motherfucker with a big-ass dick. Freamon: You give yourself too much credit. Moreland: Okay then. I ain't that humble. DA Pearlman: What's the worst thing on a woman? A drunken Irishman. Dennis 'Cutty' Wise: The game done changed... Slim Charles: Game's the same, just got more fierce. Avon Barksdale: I ain't no suit-wearin' businessman like you... you know I'm just a gangsta I suppose... Det. William Moreland: Them Greeks sure have some weird-ass names. Det. James 'Jimmy' McNulty: Hey, don't knock the Greeks. They invented civilization. Det. William Moreland: Yeah, and ass-fucking, too. Brother Mouzone: I see you favor a .45. Omar: At night I do. And I keeps one in the chamber in case you ponderin'. Omar: All in the game yo, all in the game. Omar: Ayo, lesson here, Bey. You come at the king, you best not miss. Det. James 'Jimmy' McNulty: All those mopes in bracelets and not one of them named Osama. Det. James 'Jimmy' McNulty: I got to ask you. If every time Snotboogie would grab the money and run away, why'd you even let him in the game? Witness: What? Det. James 'Jimmy' McNulty: If Snotboogie always stole the money, why'd you let him play? Witness: You got to, this is America, man. Bubbles: Thin line between heaven and here. Sgt. Jay Landsman: For you I would suggest some pantsuits, perhaps muted in color, something to offset Detective Moreland's pinstripe lawyerly affectations and the brash tweedy impertinence of Detective Freamon. Rawls is watching on this one, let's at least pretend like we got a fucking clue. Freamon: Tweedy impertinence? I like that. Avon Barksdale: Fucked up, man. Ay... y'all ask me y'all ugly ass niggas shouldn't be in here fuckin' around with all these guns and shit... Brother Mouzone: You're the perfect bait. They will view you as conflicted, you're homophobia is so visceral. Lamar: See that. I haven't even walked in the place yet and you're already calling me a cocksucker. Dep. Comm.: What's this Sobotka to you? Maj. Stanislaus 'Stan' Valchek: He's an
asshole. Freamon: A life, Jimmy, you know what that is? It's the shit that happens while you're waiting for moments that never come. Det. James 'Jimmy' McNulty: [during interrogation] All right, we'll call you Boris... Sergei 'Serge' Malatov: [sighs] Boris...... why always Boris? Det. William Moreland: [repeated line to McNulty] Happy now, bitch? [repeated line] State Sen. R. Clayton 'Clay' Davis: SHIIIIIT Det. James 'Jimmy' McNulty: [Repeated line] What the fuck did I do?