Most shows have returned from their midseason breaks, and some have recently premiered, meaning there’s a lot of good material out there to qualify for the best quotes of the week. From “Sherlock” to “Community,” if was a good week for TV dialogue. Check out some of Zap2it’s favorites below.


Mrs. Hudson: “Your mother has a lot to answer for.”

Sherlock: “I know … Mycroft has a file.”


Jeff: “Life is weird. It’s a container for all this little stuff. Then the container just … [fart noise].”

Jeff: “The important question is: Who cares?”


Sugar: “Sooner or later, someone’s gonna figure out who you are. Or at least who you are not.”

“I went through hell and back. Well, just hell. There was no coming back.” — Inspector General Kelly Peterson to Frank, about her drug-addict son’s death on “Blue Bloods”

“American Horror Story: Coven” 

Gus: “‘That stick’ is a Nimbus 2000, a gift the wizard Potter received from Minerva McGonagall, which you would know if you had ever successfully opened a book … I need my potions!”

“You always take responsibility for him. Maybe it’s time he starts taking responsibility for himself.” — Jones, about Peter and Neal’s relationship on “White Collar”

“Pretty Little Liars”

Claire: “I don’t think she ever loved anybody. I don’t think she knew how. She just collected love from other people. … Everything she gave you, she took two things away.”

“From now on, nothing gets by me.” — Mike to Harris, unaware his sister Leigh is hiding in Harris’ office closet since they’re having a secret affair on “The Michael J. Fox Show”

“I told you Harold, we’re supposed to work together.” — Root as she comes to the rescue with guns on “Person of Interest”

“You don’t have to assume the worst of me.” — Melinda May to Grant Ward on “Agents of SHIELD”


Grunwald: “Be careful, my dear. You think you have the answers, but you don’t even know what the questions are.”

“Brooklyn Nine Nine”

Santiago: “Doing work and hanging with dogs, that’s my lifestyle.”

Holt: “You’re allergic to dogs, aren’t you?”

Santiago: “No, I just need an epi pen because happiness is making my throat close up.”

“Downton Abbey”

Lady Violet: “When you talk like that, I’m tempted to ring for nanny and have you put to bed with no supper.”

“The overcoat, the rented Ferrari, trendy hotel with a water bar — are you having my midlife crisis for me?” — Pete to Kate on “Trophy Wife”

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