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

Sheriff Green

Madelyn: I'm sorry. I don't know why I'm telling you this.
Norman: Because you know it's safe to tell me.
Madelyn: Yeah, you're right. Then, um, do you think maybe we can be friends?
Norman: Of course.
Madelyn: Then, maybe we can hang out sometimes, even though I'm married?

Chick: What was it like when you two were children?
Caleb: She was everything to me. My mom was crazy. You know, she would get depressed, lock us in a room for a day, two. No food, no bathroom, and the only thing that got me through all that was being with Norma.
Chick: And when did you two split up?
Caleb: She left when she was 17. She took off with some guy from high school.
Chick: Because you were raping her?
Caleb: Nah. I don't want to talk about that.
Chick: Did you keep in contact after that?
Caleb: Not much. She let me know when Dylan was born, Norman.

Mother: I'm sorry, Norman will probably have to kill you. I can't do it.
Caleb: It doesn't really matter. I love you, Norma Louise.
Mother: I know.

Mother: It would never work, Caleb.
Caleb: Why not?
Mother: Because you're both in love with me.
Caleb: But he's your son.
Mother: And you're my brother.

Caleb: So are you going to let me going to let me go Norma. I mean, I'll just leave and I won't bother you again.
Norman: I can't let you go. You know something you're not supposed to know. You know I'm not dead. So we need to figure out what to do with you.
Caleb: What do you mean, "what to do with me"?

Mother: Can you keep this secret about me? Can I trust you, Chick?
Chick: Trust is the foundation and the bedrock of every relationship. You can trust me, uh, Norma.
Mother: I'm kinda glad you know, actually. It's been a real pain in the ass having to hide every time you came over.

Caleb: What do you want?
Chick: I just want to talk.
Caleb: Talk? About what?
Chick: I unexpectedly found myself caught up in your family's drama. Is that the word? And I don't know anything about you. It's unsettling. Norma. I liked her very much, Caleb. I didn't even know her. I was hoping you could help me out with that, give me some details.

Chick: Hey, Norma? Can I stay here for a little while? I want to look after you guys while, while he's still in the basement.
Mother: I guess so.
Chick: Are you scared of him?
Mother: I try not to be.
Chick: Yeah. Well, I'm here now.
Mother: Thank you, Chick. Good night.
Chick: Goodnight, Norma.

Found Norman in the basement, passed out, holding hands with his uncle while he thought he was Norma. Carried him upstairs, put him to bed.

Chick [speaking into his recorder]

Chick: Holy shit.
Norman [dressed as Mother]: Well now you know, Chick. I'm still alive.

Sam: I don't have the patience to get through most movies. I guess I'm more of a doer.
Norman: What is it you're always doing, Sam?

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.