My life's been a circle of violence and degradation, as long as I can remember. I'm ready to tie it off.

Rust

Marty: He ain't gonna talk with you.
Rust: I got a car battery and two jumpers cables that argue different.

Marty: If you were drowning, I'd throw you a fuckin barbell. Why would I ever help you?
Rust: Because you have a debt.

Rust: A man remembers his debts.
Marty: I don't dwell in the past.

Rust: Life's barely long enough to get good at one thing.
Marty: If that long.

I had my time where I wondered if this was all in my head. That time passed.

Rust

I've seen more souls lost down a bottle than any pit. At the same time, it's hard to trust a man who can't trust himself with a beer.

Reverend Tuttle

Rust knew exactly who he was and there was no talking him out of it. You know Marty's single big problem was that he never really knew himself. So he never really knew what to want.

Maggie Hart

In a former life I used to exhaust myself navigating crude men who thought they were clever. So ask your questions or I'm leaving.

Maggie Hart

A man's game charges a man's price. Take that away from this if nothing else.

Martin Hart

Good to see you commit to something.

Rust Cohle

That feeling like life has slipped through your fingers. Like the future is behind you. Like it's always been behind you.

Martin Hart

True Detective Quotes

If you ever bully another kid again, I'll come back and butt fuck your father with your mother's headless corpse on this god damned lawn. Twelve years old my ass. Fuck you.

Ray

It's Thursday and it's past noon. Thursday is one of my days off. On my days off I start drinking at noon. You don't get to interrupt that.

Rust