Marion, um, one thing I really respect in my employees is a good sense of timing. Right now, uh, I've got a very important client upstairs and now is not a great moment. Maybe we can talk about this on Monday. Maybe be on time, lob your case.

Mr. Lowry

Norman: You didn't happen to see my friend Norma in here today, did you?
Bartender: Is that a trick question?

Norman: I don't need you to understand my life, Madeleine, because I barely understand it myself.
Madeleine: OK.
Norman: I'm sorry. You really didn't do anything wrong by inviting me over. But you need to talk to your husband because you're lonely and isolated for a reason. You just need to talk to him.

Norman: Look, I don't have anything else to say to you. I really have nothing else to tell you about the man.
Sheriff: What about the visit you made to him in prison just 24 hours before he escaped?

You have free will. So do I. You do what you're gonna do. I'll do what I'm gonna do.


Mother: I took off the plates, I scratched off the VIN number, I wiped the whole thing down for fingerprints, I covered the whole thing with brush and I covered my tracks on the way back. Nobody is gonna find it, and even if they do, they are not gonna track it back to us.
Norman: How do you know all that?
Mother: It's not rocket science. Oh, look! There it is.

There is something very, very wrong with her, and she is going to ruin us if I don't reign her in, but I don't know how to reign her in, exactly.


Sheriff Green: Hello, Norman. Pretty night, isn't it?
Norman: Oh yes, Sheriff. Isn't it just?

This seems like an unnecessarily elaborate way to just get rid of a car.


Mother: What the hell crawled into your pants?
Norman: I don't like how things are.
Mother: Mmm hmm. Well, neither does anyone in all of God's creation. We are a species of complainers. What makes today so special?
Norman: Because nothing ever happens the way that I think it should, Mother!
Mother: Mmmm.

We need to get rid of it in a better way than leaving it in the woods like the remains of a pie we didn't eat at a picnic.


It seems silly, right? A lot of police work is silly.

Sheriff Green

Bates Motel Quotes

Oh and by the way? My mother died. Here's your lunch.


Dylan: Norman's 18. He should not be sleeping in the same bed as his mom.
Norma: You're overreacting. He just fell asleep. It's not a big deal.