Detective Ray Velcoro: Pain is inexhaustible. It's only people that get exhausted.
Ernst Bodine: [showing Frank the door] Mr. Semyon.
Frank Semyon: You don't direct me, Khe Sanh motherfucker.
Ernst Bodine: I'm Chinese.
Frank Semyon: Then, go stand in front of a fuckin' tank.
Detective Ray Velcoro: My powers of influence are so meager in this sublunar world of ours, I try to limit the people I can disappoint. And I make sure to know the difference between my obligations and somebody else's.
Frank Semyon: I was born on the wrong side of a class war, so fuck that gangster shit.
Detective Ani Bezzerides: I really wanna have trouble handcuffin' the thing.
Frank Semyon: You got a fuckin' problem?
Detective Ray Velcoro: You alone?
Frank Semyon: Yeah. Why?
Detective Ray Velcoro: You and me need to talk.
Officer Paul Woodrugh: I've been listenin' to them so long I don't know who the fuck I am.
Frank Semyon: Sometimes, a thing happens, splits your life. There's a before and after. I got like five of them at this point. And this is your first. But if you use it right, the bad thing, you use it right, and it makes you better. Stronger. It give you something most people don't have. Bad as this is, wrong as it is, this hurt, it can make you a better man. That's what pain does. It shows you what was on the inside. And inside of you, is pure gold. And I know that. Your father knew that, too.