Garrett: Just for the record, you've done hundreds of interviews, Frank. I'd think by now you'd know how to hold your tongue.
Frank: I'm doing that right now.

The brass ring in a career isn't the number of zeros on your paycheck. It's when you become indispensable and you are.

Come on, we can't let those smoke eaters have bragging rights.

Frank: How much mercy am I required to show?
Cardinal: Well there isn't any metric that I know of. You show as much mercy as you can. It's as simple and as complicated as that.

I'll say this, you're good at what you do. It's a pity that what you do is so damned corrupt.

Cardinal: May I quote Scripture?
Frank: Not unless you want to put me to sleep.

Frank: He is a man of the cloth, like you.
Cardinal: Albeit a sharkskin suit kind of cloth from what I know.

Frank: I kind of went off road at the press conference.
Garrett: You kind of drove into a ditch.

Is there an or else here? Is excommunication on the table?

What my men and women do in private is their own business.

You've got a badge in your pocket and a gun in your holster you damn sure better not have a drink in your hand.

Frank: You have no idea what goes into those press conferences.
Sgt. Gormley: Well, I know what doesn't. The truth.

Blue Bloods Quotes

Frank: Down these mean streets a man must go who is not himself mean. Who is neither tarnished or afraid.
Henry: Raymond Chandler?
Frank: His definition of a hero.

Nobody's idea of what is right is everybody's idea of what is right.

Garrett