Hawaii Five-O Quotes

Steve McGarrett: Book 'em, Danno.

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Det. Chin Ho Kelly: Define "leverage."
Det. Steve McGarrett: Simple bait-and-trap. Wire up and undercover. Send him in.
Det. Steve McGarrett: Only one problem melihini. That might work well on the mainland. But we're on an island with under a million people. Which means the bad guys know the the good guys. So we need to look for our bait outside the box.
Det. Steve McGarrett: I take it, you got the perfect guy in mind.
Det. Chin Ho Kelly: Oh yeah!

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Det. Steve McGarrett: You gravely injured a police officer. Now he's probably going to be all right. But you'll go to prison for a long time, and when you get out, you're felons! Indelibly marked! My God, what a waste.

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Det. Steve McGarrett: Aloha. Aloha, suckers.

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Det. Steve McGarrett: Read them their rights, Danno, then book them. [referring to Dina, who's in his clutches]
Det. Steve McGarrett: Murder one, two counts for this one.

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Kono Kalakaua: I just felt helpless out there.
Danny 'Danno' Williams: I know. Cops supposed to come in and save the day. But sometimes we just can't

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McGarrett: Kono?
Kono: Blanksville.
McGarrett: Danno?
Danno: Double blanksville.
Chin: Chin Ho Kelly strikes again!
McGarrett: Shut up and sit down.

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[McGarrett and HPD trap an intelligence agent who tailed McGarrett on Brent’s orders]
McGarrett: Book him.
Agent: Wait a minute. You can’t do that!
McGarrett: Book him!
[McGarrett drives off]
Officer: [grinning] Mister, right now I’d hate to be your boss.

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McGarrett: He also claims he never saw the cat burglar, doesn't even know his name.
Lt. Wilson: You believe that?
McGarrett: Sure. I believe everything.

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Chin: But there must be a thousand places a guy could hide out.
McGarrett: Well, you've got a thousand relatives. Use them.

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Fremont: I was born of woman. A stupid, superstitious, and salacious old witch, my mother. From the hills of Tennessee. Where I was born and raised. Hallelujah! [pause] Fascinating? Hmm?
McGarrett: Like watching an auto wreck.
Fremont: You're sweet.
McGarrett: I try.

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For quotes from the reimagined current series, see Hawaii Five-0.

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Attorney General: You have any idea of the red tape involved in getting an out-of-state body exhumed for autopsy?
McGarrett: Yes, sir. That’s why I came directly to the Attorney General.
Attorney General: In that case, the difficult we do immediately. The impossible takes us a little longer.
McGarrett: How much longer?
Attorney General: McGarrett, at times I get the distinct impression you think I work for you.
McGarrett: Oh no, sir.
Attorney General: You’re certain?
McGarrett: Oh yes, sir.
Attorney General: I’m glad one of us is.

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McGarrett: You know, it's a funny thing. I'm used to Intelligence playing it cool. Really cool. But you seem more interested in a quiet funeral than in finding out who killed your man.
Brent: You go ahead and think what you like, McGarrett.
McGarrett: Thanks. I usually do.

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Miller: Everybody knows that Steve McGarrett only takes orders from the Governor and God -- and occasionally even they have trouble.

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[Governor sees McGarrett in dirty work clothes]
Governor: What’s the get-up for?
McGarrett: Well, sir...
Governor: Don’t tell me. Keep those work clothes handy. You may need them on your next job.

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Rosemary: Well, what shall we drink to, Steven?
McGarrett: You name it, huh?
Rosemary: To cops.
McGarrett: To hippies.
Rosemary: Peace?
McGarrett: Peace.

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Chin: I don't like it. One stray shot on that deck and "Pow" -- 250,000 barrels of diesel. All of Honolulu harbor could go up.
Kono: You wanna live forever?
Chin: Uh-huh. I sure do.

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Chin: [to McGarrett] Confucius once said, "We got a winner, boss."

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McGarrett: There's no law that can force the rich to get richer.
Skaggs: Well, there should be.
McGarrett: Anytime we can help you find another missing person, let us know. Peace, brother.

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Danno: I don't like it.
McGarrett: Nobody asked you. [pause] Make up a complete cover history for her with documents to prove it. Can you have them by noon tomorrow?
Danno: Sure. Forgery was my best subject.

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McGarrett: What do you know about laundry marks?
Chin: Well, some of my best ancestors are Chinese.

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Kono: And then?
McGarrett: Then use your imagination and training. You’re a rich haole lady, and you want to disappear. What would you do?
Kono: Man, that would take a whole lot of imagination!

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Benny Kalua: There's an old Hawaiian saying, McGarrett. "And one day we shall be strangers in our own land."

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Tokura: If you have pressing affairs elsewhere, Mr. McGarrett, we will quite understand.
McGarrett: As a matter of fact, I have. I'm about to order a medal -- for the next bushido who comes to chop you down.

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McGarrett: Don't bleed, Danno, think!

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McGarrett: [to Danno] Well, if there is anything else, you better remember it. A cop pulls his gun, he better remember every single detail. There's always trouble when you pull a gun, more if you fire it. You hit somebody, and you're up to your hip pockets in it. And if a cop kills somebody, every single fact better jive or he gets nailed to the wall. He's guilty until he proves himself innocent. Now that's backwards, ugly and unfair but that's the way it is.

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Danno: A small blonde who might've been there? Not much to go on.
McGarrett: Well, it eliminates all the tall redheads.

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Danno: It's a stinking job.
McGarrett: Who told you it was anything else?
Danno: He was just a boy, Steve. A boy. Probably never even had to shave.
McGarrett: You think it's easier to kill a grown man? You think the next one'll be easier than this one? God help you if you do. [pauses] It better hurt every time. It better tear your guts out every time you pull that gun, whether you use it or not. You learn to live with it, but don't get used to it.

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Grey: A million dollars?
McGarrett: It's the kind of bait he can't resist.
Grey: If you lose it, they'll take it out of your salary.
McGarrett: What's a couple of hundred years of peanut butter sandwiches?

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