Fallen (1998) quotes

Director
Gregory Hoblit.

Cast
Denzel Washington.
John Goodman.
Donald Sutherland.

Homicide detective John Hobbes witnesses the execution of serial killer Edgar Reese. Soon after the execution the killings start again, and they are very similar to Reese’s style.

You take any cop on the force, cream or no, ninety-nine percent of the time they’re doing their job, aren’t they?
– John Hobbes
Ninety-nine five.
– Jonesy
Point five. So he or she, cream or no, is doing more good out there every day than any lawyer or stockbroker or president of the United States can ever do in their lifetime. Cops are the chosen people.
– John Hobbes

Something is always happening, but when it happens, people don’t always see it, or understand it… or accept it.
– John Hobbes

Remember this, Hobbes… what goes around really goes around.
– Edgar Reese

If it wasn’t for pizza and other fine Italian foods, there would be no happiness.
– Jonesy

Time is on my side. Yes it is.
– Azazel

Can I ask you a personal question?
– John Hobbes
Everything is personal, if you’re a person.
– Gretta Milano

What are we here for? What do we do?
– John Hobbes
Bottom line Hobbes: we catch bad guys, that’s our job.
– Jonesy

There are moments which mark your life. Moments when you realize nothing will ever be the same and time is divided into two parts, before this, and after this… Sometimes you can feel such a moment coming. That’s the test, or so I tell myself. I tell myself that at times like that, strong people keep moving forward anyway, no matter what they’re going to find.
– John Hobbes

I wanna tell you about the time I almost died…
– Azazel

I can’t get inside you by touch, but even when I can, when I’m spirit, I won’t. No. Better I get you for real. I’ll fuck you up, down, left, right, coming, going. I’ll get so close to you, so close it breaks you. And if that doesn’t work, I have other ways. I have so many, many ways.
– Azazel

I don’t know. I can’t seem to get my mind around it. I got a bad feeling about this.
– John Hobbes
Yeah, me too. Somebody is playing with my dick, and it ain’t me.
– Jonesy

Why are we here? Us, humans? I mean there’s six billion of us, we’re like ants, I mean do we care what ants do, from a moral standpoint?
– John Hobbes
No. Maybe if you figure it out, you die, you know from a stroke or a heart attack, you just die, sort of like a promotion.
– Jonesy

Hobbes, I’m following you, but at the same time, I’m losing you.
– Jonesy

I can feel the love in this room man.
– John Hobbes

You’ve been on the force so long you think you’ve seen it all, but you haven’t. ‘Cause life’s always got one more surprise for you. And sometimes, it’s a big one.
– Azazel

I believe more is hidden than is seen.
– Gretta Milano
Well I believe what I see, but I’m still trying to get my mind around what I just saw.
– John Hobbes

The criminals don’t accept consequences. They kill somebody, somehow it’s not their fault.
– John Hobbes

Sometimes, I think the basic job that human beings have is just to figure out what the hell is going on.
– John Hobbes