[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.

William Somerset: [to Tracy] Anyone who spends a significant amount of time with me finds me disagreeable. Just ask your husband.
David Mills: Very true. Very, very true.

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

William Somerset

[reading John Doe's journal] On the subway today, a man came up to me to start a conversation. He made small talk, a lonely man talking about the weather and other things. I tried to be pleasant and accommodating, but my head hurt from his banality. I almost didn't notice it had happened, but I suddenly threw up all over him. He was not pleased, and I couldn't stop laughing.

William Somerset