Ness: Well, Captain Johnson, good to see Federal officers aren't the only ones working round the clock.
Johnson: Well, I'm not exactly working.
Johnson: (to Ness) It's funny how you can grow old just like that.
Johnson: (about his son Buzz who was arrested for drugs) He evidently needed me long before this but I've been too busy enforcing the law.
Rudin: What's the idea hookin' a cop's kid, Peepers?
Peepers: Pushers can't be choosers.
Peepers: (as he lay dying) You may have gotten me this time, Ness, but you're still not gonna lock me up.
Ness: (to Wally) Every crumb knows about a warrant. Even the crumbs who can't read and write know about warrants.
Temple: (about Tresh) Oh, man, we lost somebody. We got a gap in the strings nine miles wide.
Bogan: I was expecting you yesterday.
Ness: I had to stop off in Memphis.
Bogan: What happened?
Ness: Picked up some southern fried chicken.
Ness: (to Hal) You better stop talking. You're gonna wear your finger out.
Ness: I didn't mean to insult you.
Reisling: When one insults oneself so frequently one can permit an occasional stranger to join in the fun.
Lorna: What do you got against him?
Bogan: Let's just say that there's a fire in town and I'm gonna put it out.
Rudin: (about Reisling) The next concert he hears will be the angels playing their harps.
Bogan: You'll have to come and get me, Ness.
Ness: It's all right with me.
Peepers: We sell garbage, Sal.