Quotes from Chris Cooper movies and TV shows

Susan Orlean: Can I ask you a personal question?
John Laroche: Look, we're not lost.

John Laroche: Look, I'll tell you a story, all right? I once feel deeply, you know, profoundly in love with tropical fish. Had 60 goddamn fish tanks in my house. I skin dived to find just the right ones. Anisotremus virginicus, Holdacanthus ciliaris, Chaetodon capistratus. You name it. Then one day I say, "fuck fish." I renounce fish. I vow never to set foot in that ocean again. That's how much "fuck fish."

Susan Orlean: Aww, I wish I were an ant. Awww, they're so shiny.
John Laroche: You're shinier than any ant darlin'.
Susan Orlean: That's the sweetest thing anybody has ever said to me.
John Laroche: Welp, I like ya', that's why.

John Laroche: Who's gonna play me?
Susan Orlean: Well, I've gotta write the book first, John. Then, you know, they get somebody to write the screenplay.
John Laroche: Hey, I think I should play me.

John Laroche: Sometimes bad things happen and darkness descends.

John Laroche: Then one morning, I woke up and said, "Fuck fish." I renounce fish, I will never set foot in that ocean again. That's how much "fuck fish." That was 17 years ago and I have never stuck so much as a toe in that ocean. And I love the ocean.
Susan Orlean: But why?
John Laroche: Done with fish.

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Little Charles Aiken: I can't believe I missed Uncle Bev's funeral.
Charlie Aiken: That can't compare to what you have in your heart.

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Robert Hanssen: Can't trust a woman in a pants suit. Men wear the pants. The world doesn't need anymore Hillary Clintons.

Eric O'Neill: My name is Eric.
Robert Hanssen: No, your name is Clerk. And my name is Sir, or Boss, if you can manage.
Eric O'Neill: Yes, sir.
Robert Hanssen: And if I ever catch you in my office again, you're gonna be pissin' purple for a week.

Robert Hanssen: The "why" doesn't mean a thing, does it?

Robert Hanssen: You know why the Soviet empire fell?
Eric O'Neill: Good morning?
Robert Hanssen: Godlessness.

Robert Hanssen: Do you pray the Rosary every day?
Eric O'Neill: Not every day Sir, no.
Robert Hanssen: You should.

Robert Hanssen: Now, could the mole be someone from the Bureau, not the CIA? Of course. Are we actively pursuing that possibility? Of course not. Because we're the Bureau. The Bureau knows-all. Cooperation is counter-operation, and that's the mentally. Of course the enemies of this country aren't so picky. They'll work with anyone who shares their hatred of us. The Bureau hasn't learned that lesson yet.

Robert Hanssen: I never cared about making headlines. I wanted to make history. People intel tracks are the ones who want to wipe America off the map. And somehow that always meant a little more to me than being promoted.

Eric O'Neill: I had all these answers for her. 'He's misunderstood.' 'He's trying to fix the bureau and no one will listen.' 'He was born in the wrong century.' 'His father's a jerk.' I got a whole list. But you know something Sir, at the end of the day it's all crap. You ARE who you are. The why doesn't mean a thing does it? does IT?
Robert Hanssen: I... matter... plenty.

More Breach quotes

Phil: Man loses his wife, he's a widower. Child loses a parent, they're an orphan. But losing a child... there is no word for this. And it shouldn't be.

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Uncle Joe: Nothing harder than being given your chance. At least, that's what I hear.

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Grant Sykes: This whole trip is gonna be like deep sea fishing in Florida. You pay seven-hundred bucks for a boat, sit on your can out in the ocean. Crew jumps around, screams, points, throws out fish bait, you catch nothing.

Adam Leavitt: How many princes are there?
Colonel Faris Al Ghazi: Over five thousand.
Ronald Fleury: Does every prince get a palace this big?
Colonel Faris Al Ghazi: Some get bigger.
Adam Leavitt: And who pays for all this?
Grant Sykes: Exxon. Chevron. Shell.

Adam Leavitt: What are four people supposed to do over there in five days, anyways?
Grant Sykes: Weren't you the one that practically demanded we go this morning?
Adam Leavitt: Yeah, I didn't say I. I said FBI.

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