Martin Gorman: [questioned about a murder] Always glad to help the police force of Her Majesty the Queen.
DCI Fred Thursday: I'm sure Her Majesty is very grateful, sir.
Chief Superintendent Reginald Bright: [when Oberon Prince is suspected] He orders an Indian meal and then butchers the man who delivers it. What is he, a lunatic or something?
DCI Fred Thursday: Food critic, sir.
Dr. Max DeBryn: [viewing a dismembered corpse] Is this all?
DS Jim Strange: [nauseated by the sight] Isn't it enough?
Dr. Max DeBryn: [considering things calmly] An elegant sufficiency.
DS Endeavour Morse: [to Violetta] A goodbye might have been polite, but... nobody died. Nobody owes anything to anyone.
Win Thursday: [lovingly, to Fred] Whatever it is, you'll put it right. It's what you do.
Violetta Talenti: I don't want to confess. I just want to know that you forgive me.
Rosemary Prince: [describing her ex-husband] He could be the most tremendous fun. Right up to the sixth whisky sour.
DCI Fred Thursday: The chief stoker never leaves the engine room!