Hartigan quotes

Hell of a way to end a partnership. Hell of a way to start my retirement.

[While police brutally try to blackmail him] This is just something I promised myself I'd pay for, now I'm paying it. You don't save a little girl's life and then turn around and throw her to the dogs. They want a confession? They won't get it.

I take his weapons away from him. Both of them.

Things go dark. I don't mind much. It's okay. She'll be safe. An old man dies. A little girl lives. Fair trade. [gunshot] I love you, Nancy.

Skinny little Nancy Callaghan. She grew up. She filled out.

[after being shot several times] I'm doing fine, Bob. Never better...ready to kick your ass.

When it comes to reassuring a traumatized 19-year-old, I'm about as expert as a palsy victim doing brain surgery with a pipe wrench.

There's wrong and then there's wrong. And then there's this.

Let go of my coat, Bob.

This guy smells awful. Like bad food. Like a corpse left in a garbage dumpster in the middle of summer, he stinks so bad I want to throw up.

[first lines] Just one hour to go. My last day on the job. Doctor's orders, heart condition. Angina he calls it. I'm polishing my badge and getting myself used to the idea of saying goodbye to it. It and the thirty odd years of protecting and serving and...blood and terror, the triumph that represents it. I think about Illiene's slow smile, about the thick fat steaks she picked up from the butcher's today. I think about the one loose end I haven't tied up. A young girl who's out there somewhere, helpless in the hands of a drooling lunatic.

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