Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Foyle's War: Great Quotes

Here are a series of great quotes from possibly my favorite series ever, Foyle's War. It chronicles the adventures of a steely detective with a hidden heart of gold named Christopher Foyle as he solves crimes along the British coast during the chaos of World War II. For those of you who haven't seen the series, go check it out!

Andrew Foyle: [Looking at a fish his father just caught] What is it dad, a starter?
DCS Christopher Foyle: You are very difficult to please, Andrew, it's a main course. Perfect.

Military Officer: I was simply doing what I thought was best for the war!
DCS Christopher Foyle: I'm sure a great many Nazi's will be saying the same thing when this war is over.

[Referring to the suspicion that Foyle's son, Andrew, might have committed murder]
Sgt. Paul Milner: I'm sure Andrew is above suspicion.
DCS Foyle: Is he? He's not above mine.

["Smith" has been caught stealing valuables from bombed-out houses]
"Smith": I haven't got anything to say to you.
DCS Christopher Foyle: Well, that doesn't surprise me. You know, I sometimes wonder why I do this job. And then I come across someone like you. I mean, we're living in such evil times, when the whole world seems to be sinking into some sort of mire. And as if Hitler wasn't enough, we got the likes of you, who capitalize on other people's misery, who hurt them, make things even worse for them when they're at their weakest. And it's with the likes of you that this... mire... begins. And it's some small consolation to know that I've helped to clean up just a little bit of it.

Samantha Stewart: Can I ask you something? Were you tempted to let him go? I mean, even for a moment?
DCS Christopher Foyle: Yes, I was. I mean, hanging him is probably not going to do anybody much good, and I suppose he had a point...
Samantha Stewart: But...?
DCS Christopher Foyle: In the end, I'm a policeman, I'm here to do a job. It's simple as that. If I start bending the rules, I might as well pack it in!

Christopher Foyle: You have a commanding officer with the name of -------, I'd like to speak to him.
Armed Guard: I'm afraid that's not possible.
Christopher Foyle: Well, there's been an outbreak of anthrax here in Hastings and he's responsible for it. If I'm not in his office within the next two minutes, I'l be back with the army, the police, the home guard and the press. Would you feel able to convey this to him at your earliest opportunity?

DCS Christopher Foyle: [after punching a criminal] You know, I quite enjoyed that.


  1. Those are some pretty great quotes. I'm still very interested in watching this series. I'll have to add it to my official "To Watch" list. ;)

  2. I love those... I've never seen it, but it sounds good! I like WW2 stuff. I have to watch it sometime. Of course, Hailey provided me with a whole PAGE of things I have to watch, so it may be a while...