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.

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

John Doe

Photographer: I got your picture man, I got your picture!
David Mills: Oh yeah? Detective Mills, M-I-L-L-S, fuck you!

How much money do we have left?

David Mills

People don't want a hero, they want to eat cheeseburgers, play the lotto and watch television.

William Somerset

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.

John Doe

You're retiring, six more days and you're all the way gone.

Police Captain

Get this thing off of me! Get this thing off of me!

Crazed Man in Massage Parlour

John Doe: It's more comfortable for you to label me as insane.
David Mills: It's very comfortable.

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.

If you kill him, He wins.

William Somerset

David Mills: Do you like what you do for a living? These things you see?
Man in Massage Parlour Booth: No, I don't. But that's life.

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Se7en Quotes

William Somerset: Ernest Hemingway once wrote: "the world is a fine place and worth fighting for." I agree with the second part.

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.

John Doe