These are my favorite quotes from the past week, mostly from shows currently on the air, but also other random things I happen to be watching.
Joan: Sherlock never said that you two knew each other.
Julius: Yes. I’m not surprised. My very existence seems to embarrass him. You know, if it weren’t for me, our friend Sherlock would still think that the Sun revolves around the Earth.
Sherlock: I was eight when I made that mistake. You chose to wear that vest this morning.
Julius: It was a gift from a fan. How could I resist?
Sherlock: With self-respect.
Sherlock: When you and I first started, I quickly recognized your merits, both as a detective in your own right and in that you facilitated my own process. I’m better at the work I do because of you. But over the years, the relative importance of those two values has flipped. I now value the work that we do, first and foremost, because I do it with you. So if at times I seem overprotective of the system that we’ve built, if I worry that the resentments of others might disrupt it, I have good reason.
Joan: Those chips you showed me last night, you don’t accept them for yourself. You accept them because you’re part of a group. You accept them because the work you did to stand up at a meeting inspires others. It’s bigger than you. Or us. So you show up.
Kara: Maybe don’t let Winn teach you too much about women on this planet.
Kara: I’m sure you’ve figured it out by now, but it’s not a good idea to bet against me.
Jane the Virgin
Rogelio: A superhero for every weekday. You guys are programming masterminds!
Davy Crockett: Sometimes, folks need a leader who can wrestle a bear.
Cisco: Sometimes a man just wants to butter his own bread.
Dierdre: What’s on your social calendar this evening?
Hank: Practicing holding my breath in case of a chemical attack.
Evie: I’m truly sorry for everything.
Fern: You keep saying that but, the truth is, you never made it up to me. Being sorry doesn’t change a thing.
Xavier: I don’t want every possible option. I want you.
This Is Us
Jack: Can I be honest with you? Man to man? You know, your mom and me, we always try to treat you kids the same. Always have. Hasn’t always worked, because, well, you’re not all the same. You’re adopted, and we don’t talk about that enough. ‘Cause to me, you are every part my son. Maybe I…I don’t want you to feel like you stand out. But I need you to know something. I want you to stand out. I want all of you to be as different as you can possibly be. In all the best ways. I love you as much as a human heart can, kiddo. You are an exceptional young man. So don’t let your dad’s poor choice make you feel afraid to be different.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Robbie: There’s no such thing as luck. There’s decisions and consequences.
Director Mace: Is he Inhuman?
Coulson: Claims he made a deal with the Devil.
Fitz: Which is nonsense.
Coulson: You know, the rationalist in me wants to agree, but skull-on-fire presents a pretty compelling argument for “Hail, Satan.”
Liza: Back in the day, I did it on a park slide and once in a Big Boy drive-in. So, you know…
Josh: Wow. My “back in the day” is happening right now, and I’m gonna need stories to tell the 26 year-old that I’m gonna date when I’m 40.
Amelia: You think she’s fine because she acted like she was fine? You really don’t understand women, do you?
Ginny: What else you got?
King George: You understand, the title, the…dukedom. They’re not the job.
King George: She is the job. She is the essence of your duty. Loving her. Protecting her. Of course, you’ll miss your career. But doing this for her, doing this for me… there may be no greater act of patriotism. Or love.
Philip: I understand, sir.
King George: Do you, boy? Do you really?
Philip: I think so.
Queen Mary: Monarchy is God’s sacred mission to grace and dignify the Earth. To give ordinary people an ideal to strive towards, an example of nobility and duty to raise them in their wretched lives. Monarchy is a calling from God. That is why you are crowned in an abbey, not a government building. Why you are anointed, not appointed. It’s an archbishop that puts the crown on your head, not a minister or public servant. Which means that you are answerable to God in your duty, not the public.
Queen Elizabeth: I would ask you to consider your response in light of the respect that my rank and my office deserve, not that which my age and gender might suggest.