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.

Just once I wish the bosses would have talked to us like they gave a hoot and not like they were bucking for an acre on the op-ed page.

Blue Bloods Quotes

You take something that doesn't belong to you, you're a perp. Or did you miss that class at the Academy?

Louisa

But I'll see you again, Mr. Wallace, at the execution chamber at Terre Haute, I'll wave to you through the observation glass.

Frank