John Doe: [to Mills] She begged for her life...
William Somerset: Shut up!
John Doe: She begged for her life and...
William Somerset: Shut up!
John Doe: She begged for her life... and the life of the baby inside her.
William Somerset: [punches him]
John Doe: Oh... he didn't know.

I visited your home this morning after you'd left. I tried to play husband. I tried to taste the life of a simple man. It didn't work out, so I took a souvenir... her pretty head.

[to Mills] Detective. Detective. DETECTIVE! You're looking for me.

David Mills: Well, I appreciate that... John. I tell you...
John Doe: No, no, you listen, all right? I'll be readjusting my schedule in light of today's little... setback. I just had to call and express my admiration. Sorry I had to hurt... one of you, but I really didn't have a choice, did I?
David Mills: Hmm.
John Doe: You will accept my apology, won't you? I feel like saying more, but I don't want to ruin the surprise.

David Mills: [answers phone] Hello?
John Doe: I admire you. I don't know how you found me, but imagine my surprise. I respect you law enforcement agents more everyday.

David Mills: I seem to remember us knocking on your door.
John Doe: Oh, that's right. And I seem to remember breaking your face.

John Doe: Don't ask me to pity those people. I don't mourn them any more than I do the thousands that died at Sodom and Gomorrah.
William Somerset: Is that to say, John, that what you were doing was God's good work?
John Doe: The Lord works in mysterious ways.

Become vengeance, David. Become wrath.

It seems that envy is my sin.

David Mills: What do you got?
William Somerset: Dead dog.
John Doe: I didn't do that.

Wanting people to listen, you can't just tap them on the shoulder anymore. You have to hit them with a sledgehammer, and then you'll notice you've got their strict attention.

What sick ridiculous puppets we are / and what gross little stage we dance on / What fun we have dancing and fucking / Not a care in the world / Not knowing that we are nothing / We are not what was intended.

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John Doe

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John Doe is the murderer without a real name in the movie Se7en.  He believes he's carrying out God's work as he kills people who he believes have committed one of the seven deadly sins.  All we know about John Doe is that he's well educated and is independently wealthy.  Oh and a little crazy if you ask Detective Mills.

Played By
Kevin Spacey
Full Name
John Doe