Coroner: You wear no sign of your faith, Doctor. Yet you men of science insist you are not in opposition to God. You insist you are God.
Kreizler: I insist no such thing.

Connor: 'Tis surely easier on the eyes to have a woman on the premises, isn't it, Sergeant Doyle?
Doyle: Aye, it is.

John: Does Roosevelt know you're doing this?
Sara: When it comes to the commissioner, I find it better to ask forgiveness than permission.

Marcus: Do you know the difference between capitalism and socialism?
Lucius: No.
Marcus: In capitalism, man exploits man. In socialism, it's the other way around.

[The killer] needs to feed his hunger like an addict. He can't go very long without killing again.

Kreizler

Tessie: Will there be gentlemen present?
Sara: There will be colleagues present.
Tessie: Colleagues are gentlemen too. All the more reason to make an impression.

John: His family grows by the day.
Kreizler: Who are you talking about?
John: J.P. Morgan. Every young lady he's seen with claims to be his niece.

Marcus: Don't wait up, Mama. We have police business.
Mother: It doesn't smell like police business.
Lucius: She means you smell like a 10-cent whore.
Marcus: How would you know?

Roosevelt: Are you suggesting you should conduct a parallel investigation?
Kreizler: Yes, if you want to prevent the murder of more children.

My God! Do you never tire of the sound of your own voice?

John [to Kreizler]

Kreizler: Our weaknesses sometime serve us better than our strengths.
Sara: I'm surprised to hear you admit you have a weakness.
Kreizler: I was speaking metaphorically.

The Alienist Season 1 Episode 2 Quotes

Marcus: Do you know the difference between capitalism and socialism?
Lucius: No.
Marcus: In capitalism, man exploits man. In socialism, it's the other way around.

Connor: 'Tis surely easier on the eyes to have a woman on the premises, isn't it, Sergeant Doyle?
Doyle: Aye, it is.