David Mills: You've read my files, right? You've seen the things I've done?
William Somerset: No.

William Somerset: Did the kid see it?
Detective Taylor: What?
William Somerset: The kid.
Detective Taylor: What the fuck sort of question is that? You know, we're all going to be really glad when we get rid of you, Somerset. It's always these questions with you. "Did the kid see it?" Who gives a fuck? He's dead, his wife killed him. Anything else has nothing to do with us.

David Mills: He's fuckin' with us!
[Mills bends over a desk]
David Mills: See this? This is us!

Get out of the FUCKING HALL, police!

David Mills

Somebody call somebody.

California

If John Doe's head splits open and a UFO should fly out, I want you to have expected it.

William Somerset

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.

[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

If we catch John Doe and he turns out to be the devil, I mean if he's Satan himself, that might live up to our expectations, but he's not the devil. He's just a man.

William Somerset

Become vengeance, David. Become wrath.

John Doe

David Mills: Honestly, have you ever seen anything like this?
William Somerset: No.

It seems that envy is my sin.

John Doe

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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