About MeOliver Queenan "We have a question. Do you wanna be a cop, or do you wanna appear to be a cop? It's an honest question. Lot of guys want to appear to be cops. A gun, badge, pretend they're on TV."
Sean Dignam "Yeah, a lot of them just wanna slam a nigger's head through a plate glass window--"
William Costigan "I'm all set without your own personal job application, alright, Sergeant?"
Sean Dignam "The fuck did you say to me, trainee?"
William Costigan [addressing Captain Queenan] "With all due respect sir, what do you want from me?"
Sean Dignam "Hey asshole, he can't help you. I know what you are, okay? I know what you are and I know what you're not. I'm the best friend you have on the face of this earth and I'm gonna help you understand something, you punk. You're no fucking cop!"
Oliver Queenan "He's right. We deal in deception here, what we do not deal with is self-deception. Five years from now you could be anything else in the world. But you will not be a Massachusetts state trooper."
William Costigan "Are you sure of that?"
Oliver Queenan "I'm sure of that."
Sean Dignam "Guaran-fucking-teed. You had 1400 on your SATs, kid. You're an astronaut, not a statie."