Ingrid: Why are you here? You could have run.
Young Eli: I belong here.

Most of you have known me a long time. You know I'm a patient man. I'm a deliberate man. I'm a fair man.


God knows my specialness even if some of his lesser creatures do not.


Louis: Is my son going to have a Mexican boss? Will his children be beaten down and chided because of the color of his skin?
Niles: That ain't gonna happen.
Louis: It already is.

I know you care about Pete McCullough but there's poison in his blood.


I've hurt a lot of people, Maria.


Young Eli: What's that?
Maggie: It's an instrument of revelation.
Young Eli: It looks like a hat with rocks in it to me.

Maria: I'm not running off with a married man, Pete. So get that out of your head.
Pete: Okay. So what are we going to do?

White People lie all the time. It's all they know how to do.

Charges the Enemy

Pete: Sally and I are over. There's nothing left between us.
Maria: I've heard this kind of talk before.
Pete: I mean it. It's different. I promise.

I've never kissed anyone but Pete before. I just wanted to see what it was like.

Sally [after kissing Phineas]

It is common knowledge that Mexicans is a violent race descended from Conquistadors.

Niles Gilbert

The Son Quotes

Sally: Should we cancel this party?
Pete: We can't. We gotta show the world south Texas is a great place to do business.

Great goddamned way to start a birthday party.