The Departed

The Departed quotes

79 total quotes (ID: 158)

Billy Costigan
Colin Sullivan
Dignam
Ellerby
Frank Costello
Multiple Characters


I don't want to be a product of my envionment (sic). I want my envionment(sic) to be a product of me. Years ago we had the church. That was only a way of saying - we had each other. The Knights of Columbus were real head-breakers; true guineas. They took over their piece of the city. Twenty years after an Irishman couldn't get a ****ing job, we had the presidency. May he rest in peace. That's what the ****s don't realize. If I got one thing against the black chappies, it's this - no one gives it to you, you have to take it.


When you decide to be something, you can be it. That's what they don't tell you in the church. When I was your age they would say we can become cops, or criminals. Today, what I'm saying to you is this: when you're facing a loaded gun, what's the difference?

Maybe. Maybe not. Maybe **** yourself.

Singh: What's wrong with this ****ing country? Everybody hates everybody!

Mr. French: Hey, **** head, that's Jackie's nephew.
Man Glassed in Bar: Oh--
Mr. French: What? "Oh", ****ing what? [punches out the man at the bar]

Costello: Good day, father.
Older Priest: Good day, Francis.
Costello: You recall our chat? Little boys. Sucking on their peckers, etc. and so forth. I am as God made me. Is that your rationale? May I remind you - in this archdiocese, God don't run the bingo.
Young Priest: May I remind you - that pride comes before the fall.
Costello: How's Sister Mary Teresa doing? Had a tasty relationship before she took her vows.
[Costello hands the priests a nude drawing of the nun]
Costello: Enjoy your clams, ****s.

Queenan: So, do you have an idea of what we do here, my section?
Costigan: Sir yes sir, I have an idea sir.
Dignam: Whoa whoa whoa. Let's say you have no idea and leave it at that okay? No idea. Zip. None. If you had an idea about what we do, we would not be good at what we do, would we? We would be ****s. You calling us ****s?

Costello: You know, if your father were alive, and saw you here sitting with me, let's say he would have a word with me about this. In fact, he'd kill seven guys just to cut my throat, and he could do it. That's maybe something you don't know about William Costigan, Sr.
Costigan: So he never? I mean, never?
Costello: No. He kept his own counsel. He never wanted money. You can't do anything with a man like that. Your Uncle Jackie - he also would kill my entire ****ing family if he saw me here with you. And I think about this.
Costigan: [confused] So what the **** are we talking about here?
Costello: Did you ever think about going back to school?
Costigan: School? [laughs] All due respect Mr. Costello, school is out.
Costello: Maybe someday you'll wake the **** up.

You want him to chop me up and feed me to the poor? Is that what you want?

There's a leak from the inside! It's real! Smoke him out!

[to Costello] You accuse me once, I put up with it. You accuse me twice... I quit. You pressure me to fear for my life and I will put a ****ing bullet in your head as if you were anybody else. Okay?

You sit there with a mass murderer. A mass murderer. Your heart rate is jacked. And your hand, steady. That's one thing I figured out about myself in prison. My hand does not shake. Ever.

You called this number on a dead guy's phone.

I can't wait to see you explain this one to a ****ing Suffolk County jury you ****ing ****. This is gonna be ****ing fun!

[to Madolyn] If we're not gonna make it, it's gotta be you that gets out, cause I'm not capable. I'm ****ing Irish, I'll deal with something being wrong for the rest of my life.