Rockhound
Steve Buscemi as "Rockhound" in Armageddon (1998):
[after stepping onto the asteroid] This place is like Dr. Seuss's worst nightmare!
Det. Lt. William Somerset
Det. Lt. William Somerset
Actor: Morgan Freeman (age 58 in this movie)
Det. Lt. William Somerset's Memorable Quotes:
Det. Lt. William Somerset
David. If you kill him, he will win.
Det. Lt. William Somerset
Det. David Mills

[to Tracy]

Anyone who spends a significant amount of time with me finds me disagreeable. Just ask your husband.Very true. Very, very true.
Det. David Mills
Det. Lt. William Somerset
Yeah, a landlord's dream: a paralyzed tenant with no tongue.Who pays the rent on time.
Det. Lt. William Somerset
This isn't going to have a happy ending.
Det. Lt. William Somerset
Det. David Mills
This guy's methodical, exacting, and worst of all, patient.He's a nut-bag! Just because the fucker's got a library card doesn't make him Yoda!
Det. Lt. 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.
Det. Lt. William Somerset
[discovering what's inside the package]California,tell your people to stay away. Stay away now, don't - don't come in here. Whatever you hear, stay away! John Doe has the upper hand!
John Doe
Det. Lt. William Somerset

[about Tracy to Mills]

She begged for her life...Shut up!She begged for her life and...Shut up!She begged for her life and the life of the baby inside her.

[Somerset punches him]

Oh... he didn't know.
Det. Lt. William Somerset
Det. David Mills
I just don't think I can continue to live in a place that embraces and nurtures apathy as if it was virtue.You're no different. You're no better.I didn't say I was different or better. I'm not. Hell, I sympathize; I sympathize completely. Apathy is the solution. I mean, it's easier to lose yourself in drugs than it is to cope with life. It's easier to steal what you want than it is to earn it. It's easier to beat a child than it is to raise it. Hell, love costs: it takes effort and work.
Det. David Mills
Dr. Beardsley
Det. Lt. William Somerset
Has he tried to speak or communicate in any way?Even if his brain were not mush, which it is, he chewed off his own tongue long ago.Uh... Doc, is there absolutely no chance that he might survive?Detective, he'd die of shock right now if you were to shine a flashlight in his eyes. He's experienced about as much pain and suffering as anyone I've encountered, give or take... and he still has hell to look forward to. Good night.
Det. Taylor
Det. Lt. William Somerset
[first lines]Neighbors heard them screaming at each other, like for two hours, and it was nothing new. Then they heard the gun go off, both barrels. Crime of passion.Yeah, just look at all the passion on that wall.
Det. Lt. William Somerset
It's impressive to see a man feeding off his emotions.
Det. David Mills
Det. Lt. William Somerset
John Doe
[William Somerset looks at an object in the road]What do you got?Dead dog.I didn't do that.
Det. Lt. William Somerset
[last lines] Ernest Hemingway once wrote, "The world is a fine place and worth fighting for." I agree with the second part.
Det. David Mills
Det. Lt. William Somerset
Honestly, have you ever seen anything like this?No.
Det. Lt. William Somerset
[Reading from one of John Doe's journals]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.
John Doe
Det. Lt. William Somerset
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.Is that to say, John, that what you were doing was God's good work?The Lord works in mysterious ways.
Det. Lt. William Somerset
If John Doe's head splits open and a UFO should fly out, I want you to have expected it.
Det. Lt. William Somerset
Det. Taylor
Did the kid see it?What?The kid.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.
Det. David Mills
Det. Lt. William Somerset
You've read my files, right? You've seen the things I've done?No.
Det. Lt. William Somerset
Det. David Mills
I meant to ask you something before, when we spoke on the phone: Why here?I don't follow.Why all the effort to get transferred? It's the first question that popped into my head.I guess the same reasons as you. The same reasons you had before you decided to quit, yeah?Y... You just met me.Maybe I'm not understanding the question.Very simple. You actually fought to get re-assigned here. I've just never seen it done that way before.
Det. David Mills
Det. Lt. William Somerset
Now, I wasn't standing around guarding the taco-bell, alright? I worked homicide for five years.Not here.I understand that.Well, over the next seven days, Detective, you'll do me the favour of remembering that.
Police Captain
Det. David Mills
Mark Swarr (John Doe's Lawyer)
Det. Lt. William Somerset
[to Mills] What do you think?I'm in.It has to be both of you.If he were to claim insanity, this conversation is admissable. The fact that he's blackmailing us with his plea...And my client reminds you, two more are dead. The press would have a field day if they found out the police didn't seem too concerned about finding them... giving them a proper burial.If there really are two more dead.
Det. Lt. William Somerset
[as SWAT prepare to breach and clear]They love this.
Det. Lt. William Somerset
Det. David Mills
We'll just talk to him.Uh huh. Yeah. Excuse me, sir. Are you, by any chance, a serial killer? Okay.You do the talking. Put that silver tongue of yours to work.Have you been talking to my wife?
Det. Lt. William Somerset
People don't want a hero, they want to eat cheeseburgers, play the lotto and watch television.
Det. Lt. William Somerset
[after finding out that Detective Mills's apartment is close to the railway tracks]Just a soothing, relaxing, vibrating home huh?

[chuckles to himself]

[recovers]

I'm sorry.

[laughs hysterically, Tracy joins in]

Det. Lt. William Somerset
George, Library Night Guard
Gentlemen, gentlemen... All these books, a world of knowledge at your fingertips, and you play poker all night.
George, Library Night Guard
Det. Lt. William Somerset
You're going to miss us.I think I just might!
Det. Lt. William Somerset
Det. David Mills
Oh, wait! You care?Damn right.And you're going to make a difference?
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