"I'll see what I can do" ~ Michael
"I'm Michael Westen, and I used to be a spy" ~ Michael
"Guns make you stupid, better to fight your wars with duct tape. Duct tape makes you smart." ~ Michael
"Hopefully you get him with the first shot... or the second." ~ Michael
"If you're going to put prints on a gun, sticking in someone's hand isn't going to do it. Any decent lawyer can explain prints on a gun. But try explaining prints on the inside of the trigger assembly." ~ Michael
"Blackmail is a little like owning a pit bull. It might protect you, but it also might bite your hand off." ~ Michael
"People with happy families don't become spies." ~ Michael
"In a fight, you have to be careful not to break the little bones in your hands on someone's face. That's why I like bathrooms, lots of hard surfaces" ~ Michael
"Doesn't matter how many years of training you have, a broken rib is a broken rib" ~ Michael
Michael: Would you put some pants on?
Sam: I work better when I can breathe down there.
Fight or Flight
Basic rule of bodyguarding, never fight with the protectee around, mostly because if they catch a stray bullet, you're out of the job. ~ Michael
Michael: "Sam, I need you to come to the safe house"
Sam Axe: "Yeah, let me just put on some pants"
Michael: "Come naked, just come now"
"If it looks like you're about to get into a fight that could get you killed, try starting another one" ~ Michael
"Vito de Miami, Comrade" - "Welcome to Miami, Ass****" ~ Michael
"Spies go to bars for the same reason people go to libraries, full of information if you know where to ask." ~ Michael
"A ricocheted might not be deadly, but it sure feels that way." ~ Michael
"A lot of people want you (Michael) dead from old days... now you are the one to protect " ~ Jan - Czech Assassin
"A rescue attempt is hard enough when it's someone wants to be rescued. It doesn't matter whether it's a brother with a compulsive gambling problem, or a girl who thinks she's about to launch her modeling career. So you eliminate escape options, keep a low profile, but no matter what you do you'll still have someone screaming bloody murder in the back of your car." ~ Michael
"When gathering intel, little things can tell you a lot. A top fleet alarm system, well placed cameras without blind spots, paying attention to strangers in the area" ~ Michael
"I'll behave... maybe" ~ Fiona
"One cheap effective security measure is working in an area with low or no traffic. Anyone in a car is too obvious. So, you force people to get out and walk." ~ Michael
"Fighting is something you want to avoid. Once you fight someone he knows your face. You kinda blow your cover when you hit a guy with a piece of rebar. When you have no choice, rebar it is." ~ Michael
"What the hell does it look like I'm doing? I'm throwing crap at a warehouse!" ~ Sam
"If you want to shoot him, shoot him.""Aw, you don't want to shoot him?" ~ Eli
"Mike, I saved your ass at the warehouse, the least you could do is have some decent beer in the fridge" ~ Sam
"Are we in business?" ~ Michael
"That's not my gun" ~ Michael
"Dealing with a blown cover is about stalling for time. Stay alive long enough to figure out what they know, and tell a bigger lie to save yourself" ~ Michael
"Riding in a car with a blindfold on takes some getting used to. Good news is the driver is too busy making sure you can't see anything to pay attention. He won't notice he's being followed" ~ Michael
"There's a good reason covert operatives keep their job a secret from their family. Once your family knows what you do, you've got problems. Best case they're scared. Worst case, they think they can get into trouble and you can help them out of it." ~ Michael
Agent Bly: "You wanted attention from someone a little higher up in the food chain"
Michael: "That's about right"
Agent Bly: "It's your lucky day, here I am"
"There are two kinds of government surveillance, the kind that's there to look for something, and the kind that's just there to make your life difficult. " ~ Michael
"If I'm going to go to war with Bly I'm going to need some money" ~ Michael
"Don't, 'I'll see what I can do.' Do it. You're the last chance we have" ~ Ernie Paso
"You're Westen? I thought you'd be taller" ~ Anwar
"I'm going to find him" ~ Michael
"I'm going on a trip" ~ Michael
"The last time you said that you left for 10 years, Michael" ~ Madeline
"I'll see what I can do" ~ Sam
"I think the balls are in your court" ~ Fiona to Sam in a gay bar.
"Trust is something you work on" ~ Madeline
"You need to trust us" ~ Fiona
"You think this is about me" ~ Cowan.
"The people I work for have plans for you" ~ Cowan
"You're making everyone nervous"~ Cowan (last words)
"I'm Michael Westen, and I used to be a spy" ~ Michael (first time said outside of opening)
"Michael, we're so looking forward to meeting you." ~ Female Voice