Se7en

Se7en quotes

45 total quotes (ID: 528)

David Mills
John Doe
Multiple Characters
William Somerset


David Mills: Yeah, a landlord's dream: a paralyzed tenant with no tongue.
William Somerset: Who pays the rent on time.


John Doe: It's more comfortable for you to label me as insane.
David Mills: It's very comfortable.

Wanting people to listen, you can't just tap them on the shoulder anymore. You have to hit them with a sledgehammer, and then you'll notice you've got their strict attention.

[At the library] Gentlemen, gentlemen. I'll never understand. All these books. A world of knowledge at your fingertips. And what do you do? Play poker all night.

But you got to be a ... a hero. You want to be a champion. Well, let me tell you, people don't want a champion. They want to eat cheeseburgers, play the lotto and watch television.

David Mills: Why us?
Mark Swarr: He says he admires you.

****ing Dante ... goddamn poetry-writing ****! Piece of shit, ****er!

[On killing] I've gone ... and done it again.

[In mock appreciation] It's impressive to see a man feeding off his emotions.

If John Doe's head splits open and a UFO should fly out, I want you to have expected it.

[To John Doe] I've been trying to figure something in my head, and maybe you can help me out, yeah? When a person is insane, as you clearly are, do you know that you're insane? Maybe you're just sitting around, reading Guns and Ammo, masturbating in your own feces. Do you just stop and go, "Wow! It is amazing how ****ing crazy I really am!"? Yeah, do you guys do that?

I don't think you're quitting because you believe these things you say. I don't. I think you want to believe them because you're quitting. And you want me to agree with you, and you want me to say, "Yeah, yeah, yeah. You're right. It's all ****ed up. It's a ****ing mess. We should all go live in a ****ing log cabin." But I won't. I don't agree with you. I do not. I can't.

[To John Doe] You're no messiah. You're a movie of the week. You're a ****ing T-shirt, at best.

This isn't going to have a happy ending.

If we catch John Doe and he turns out to be the devil – I mean, if he's Satan himself – that might live up to our expectations. But he's not the devil. He's just a man.