Doug Carlin: I'll speak slow, so those of you with Ph.D.'s in the room can understand.
Doug Carlin: For all of my career, I've been trying to catch people after they do something horrible. For once in my life, I'd like to catch somebody before they do something horrible, all right? Can you understand that?
Denny: You know you don't have to do this.
Doug Carlin: What if I already have?
Doug Carlin: He's gonna kill her. In twelve hours, he's gonna kill her.
Jack McCready: He killed her four days ago! You were at the funeral, what's wrong with you?
Doug Carlin: Is she dead or alive?
Easy Rawlins: A man once told me that you step out of your door in the morning, and you are already in trouble. The only question is are you on top of that trouble or not?
Robert McCall: There are two kinds of pain in this world. The pain that hurts, the pain that alters. Today, you get to choose.
Robert McCall: Man ain't spelled g-u-n, son. You got a choice. You got talent. You got a chance, and I don't want to hear 'bout your environment, what your momma didn't give you and the white man won't give you, no shot, you got a chance. Use it while you're still alive. You don't know what death is. You have no idea what death is. Make a decision.
Robert McCall: I'm your father. You mama forgot to tell you about me.
Robert McCall: Progress, not perfection.
Robert McCall: Got to be who you are in this world, no matter what.
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.
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