Linoge: I'm here because island folk know how to pull together for the common good when they need to. And island folk know how to keep a secret. That was true on Roanoke Island in 1587 and it's true on Little Tall in 1989.
Michael: This is a cash and carry world. Pay as you go. Sometimes you only have to pay a little. Mostly, it's a lot. Once in a while, it's all you have. That's a lesson I thought I learned nine years ago on Little Tall during the Storm of the Century. But I was wrong. I only started learning during the big blow. I finished just last week.
Riggins: "Render, therefore, unto Caesar the things that are Caesar's." Book of Matthew. You said that to me, yourself, Michael, not an hour ago!
Michael: "Get thee behind me, Satan, for thou savorest not the things that be of God"! Book of Mark!
Linoge: You don't like knowing, do you?
Michael: Not your brand of it, no.
Linoge: Perhaps you don't believe me.
Michael: I believe you. But the thing of it is you see only the bad, none of the good.
Linoge: By and large, Constable, the good's an illusion. Little fables folks tell themselves so they can get through their days without screaming too much.
Michael: I don't believe that.
Linoge: I know. A good boy to the last. But I think you'll find yourself on the short end this time. Your town is full of adulterers, pedophiles, thieves, gluttons, murderers, bullies, scoundrels and covetous morons. And I know every last one of them. Born in lust, turn to dust. Born in sin, come on in.
Michael: (narrating) Sometimes the island seems very far away and Andre Linoge just a bad dream I had. Sometimes, when I wake up late at night, trying not to scream, it seems very close.
Riggins: When this fellow comes, Michael, we must give him what he wants. I've prayed on it and this is the guidance...
Michael: We'll listen to him and then decide. Okay?
Riggins: There is a time to be stubborn, Michael, but there is also a time to let go of the reins and look toward the greater good. Hard as that may be. "Pride goeth before destruction and an haughty spirit before the fall." Book of Proverbs.
Michael: "Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar's and unto God the things which are God's." Book of Matthew.