John Hobbes: You take any cop on the force, cream or no, ninety-nine percent of the time they're doing their job, aren't they?
Jonesy: Ninety-nine five.
John Hobbes: Point five. So he or she, cream or no, is doing more good out there every day than any lawyer or stockbroker or president of the United States can ever do in their lifetime. Cops are the chosen people.
John Hobbes: There are moments which mark your life. Moments when you realise nothing will ever be the same and time is divided into two parts, before this, and after this... Sometimes you can feel such a moment coming. That's the test, or so I tell myself. I tell myself that at times like that, strong people keep moving forward anyway, no matter what they're going to find.
John Hobbes: Sometimes, I think the basic job that human beings have is just to figure out what the hell is going on.
John Hobbes: Something is always happening, but when it happens, people don't always see it, or understand it... or accept it.
Visible crew/equipment: As Denzel walks into the lodge for the end scene and stops in the middle of the room, the camera rotates to the right and holds position. Now watch the first window at the right of Denzel, some shadow of the crew reflects on the glass and stops on the wall on the left of the window. (01:42:05)