Before I was the Thumbprint Killer, Mr. Smith, I killed a lot of people in a lot of different ways.

Mr. Earl Brooks

I don't enjoy killing, Mr. Smith. I do it because I'm addicted to it.

Mr. Earl Brooks

Don't kid yourself, Earl. You're going to kill again.

Marshall

God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannont change, the courage to change the things that I can, and wisdom to know the difference.

Mr. Earl Brooks

Let the police put Jane in jail. Hopefully that will save her. And we can happily go on with our tortured lives.

Marshall

[of Mr. Smith] Even if that guy was charming and funny, I still wouldn't like him.

Marshall

Mr. Smith: What are we doing here, tonight?
Mr. Earl Brooks: We drive around until we see someone we think we might enjoy killing...
Mr. Smith: Can it be somebody that I know?
Mr. Earl Brooks: [laughs] No. You never kill someone you know. It's the easiest way to get caught.

If I were here to kill you, you would already be dead.

Mr. Earl Brooks

For all the taxes we pay, you'd think they'd make it more difficult to hack into the police personnel file.

Marshall

Mr. Earl Brooks: Would it bother you to kill a woman?
Mr. Smith: No. No, an asshole's an asshole.

Mr. Earl Brooks: [talking about Jane] Well, we were right. She was hiding something.
Marshall: Pregnant's not all of it. She's hiding something, bigger. Something much bigger.
Mr. Earl Brooks: You think so?
Marshall: I know so... and so do you.

Finding someone you think would be fun to kill is a bit like, well it's a bit like falling in love. You meet a lot of candidates, and you like some of them, and they're nice. But they're not right. And that special one comes along, and your heart beats faster, and you know that's the one.

Mr. Earl Brooks

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I don't enjoy killing, Mr. Smith. I do it because I'm addicted to it.

Mr. Earl Brooks

You always want to invest in things people can't do without. Water and cemeteries... pretty safe bets.

Mr. Earl Brooks