The Departed

The Departed quotes

79 total quotes (ID: 158)

Billy Costigan
Colin Sullivan
Dignam
Ellerby
Frank Costello
Multiple Characters


Costigan: Hey, you fellas come from Providence?
Providence Gangster #2: Isn't any of your business where we come from, is it, now?
Costigan: ****in' delivering cannolis or something?


[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?

Microprocessors. Yes, those. I don't know what they are, you don't know what they are, who gives a ****. Cash!

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.

Costigan: Don't you ****ing threaten me!
Dignam: You may play a tough guy for your gangster friends, but you don't get nothing past me, you lace-curtain Irish ****ing pussy!
Costigan: [Punches Dignam] You mother****er!

Your ****in' family's dug into the Southie projects like ticks. Three-decker men at best. You, however, grew up on the North Shore, huh? Well, la-di-****in'-da. You were kind of a double kid, I bet, right? Huh? One kid with your old man, one kid with your mother. You're upper-middle class during the weeks, then you're droppin' your "R"s and you're hangin' in the big, bad Southie projects with your daddy, the ****in' donkey on the weekends. I got that right? Yup. You have different accents? You did, didn't you? You little ****in' snake. You were like two different people!

Ellerby: Go **** yourself.
Dignam: I'm tired from ****ing your wife.
Ellerby: How is your mother?
Dignam: Good, she's tired from ****ing my father.

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?

Costigan: Yeah, I probably could be you, Frank. But I don't wanna be you!
Costello: "Heavy lies the crown", sorta thing.

Madolyn: Here, this is my card.
Sullivan: Nah, I don't need that. I'm a detective. I'll find you.
[elevator door begins to close; Colin reaches out]
Sullivan: No, I'm just kidding, I need the card.

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?

No ticky, no laundry.

Costigan: Listen, listen. I got like, like thirty thousand bucks, right? Insurance money. You know, after my mother passed and everything?
Cousin Sean: Yeah, yeah.
Costigan: In your line of work, if I gave you like what, ten thousand, what could I get back?
Cousin Sean: You know, you know what you usually say at these moments?
Costigan: What? What?
Cousin Sean: C'mon, man.
Costigan: Aw, come on, you ****ing moron. Come on. What, you want me to say it? Huh? I'm not a cop, alright? I'm your ****ing cousin.
Cousin Sean: Yeah, you're bad! You corrupt ****, man! You must be my cousin.

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 Sullivan and others] This unit is new, and you are the newest members of it. You have been selected from the basis of intelligence and aptitude. This is an elite unit. Our job is to smash, or marginally disrupt, organized crime in the city by enhanced cooperation of the FBI, represented here today by Frank Lazio. And we will do it. By organized crime in the city, you know who we mean - that's Jackie Costigan, that's an old picture. Jackie met his demise. Last known photograph. Costello uses three key guys: that's Fitzy - off-the-boat psycho who lives with his mother in Brockton, who's straight out of "Going My Way." Delahunt - muscle. French - the number one. But of course the rock star - you know who. We've done briefing books, so read up. I want any and all ideas so I can pass them off as my own. Work hard, you'll rise fast. You're in the best possible position in the department. Let's go to work.