John: Go ahead. Go ahead and ask.
Nora: What?
John: What I did. That's what everybody wants to know.
Nora: Oh, that's none of our business.
Kevin: What'd you do?
John: Attempted murder.
Kevin: Mmm hmm. What happened?
John: Well, didn't try hard enough.

Kevin: So, are we early?
John: Right on time.
Kevin: I thought this was a birthday party.
John: It is. We don't have any friends.

Isaac: I was born here. I have a right to be here. When did we start burning people's houses down?
Erika: Tonight, if you were where you said you were, you should have seen it comin'.

Isaac: Something bad is going to happen. To you.
John: Well, shit, Isaac. That is not ideal.

Visitor: Your water. Will it make us safe?
Michael: It's just a souvenier.

I understand the pull. I understand that your family and your past, I understand that going back to them feels comfortable and easy, because the alternative, what we do is very, very hard. But there can't be any doubt Laurie. Because doubt is fire. And fire is going to burn you up. Until you are but ash.

Patti [to Laurie]

It's easier to stay silent than it is to speak truth. Killing these people is pointless because they're already dead. What I want is to bring them back to life.


No one understands what you people believe in, they don't give a shit.

Kevin [to the GR]

You know what they say, they'll turn up once you stop looking for them.


I shouldn't have cried. She wouldn't have cried for me.


Kevin: I cheated on my wife.
Nora: Why?
Kevin: Is there ever a good answer to that question?

Jill: Why was she here?
Kevin: It's complicated.
Jill: Let me know when it gets simple.

The Leftovers Quotes

They're heroes because nobody's going to come to a parade for "we don't know what the fuck happened" day.


Tom: You know Mr. Witten, you don't have to be such a dick. You're gonna forget you ever felt this way.
Congressman Witten: What way?
Tom: Burdened.