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A list of quotes attributed to "Dirty Harry" Callahan.

Dirty Harry[]

Spoken by Harry Callahan[]

"I know what you're thinking: "Did he fire six shots or only five?" Well, to tell you the truth, in all this excitement, I've kinda lost track myself. But being this is a .44 Magnum, the most powerful handgun in the world, and would blow your head clean off, you've got to ask yourself one question: "Do I feel lucky?" Well, do ya, punk?"
Harry Callahan
"Now you know why they call me Dirty Harry. I get every dirty job that comes along."
Harry Callahan

Spoken about Harry Callahan[]

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"What have you been doing?"
"Oh, well for the past three quarters of an hour, I have been sitting on my ass in your outer office, waiting on you."
—Mayor and Harry Callahan
"I don't want any more trouble like you had last year in the Fillmore District. Understand? That's my policy."
"Yeah, well, when an adult male is chasing a female with intent to commit rape, I shoot the bastard. That's my policy."
"Intent? How did you establish that?"
"When a naked man is chasing a woman through an alley with a butcher knife and a hard-on, I figure he isn't out collecting for the Red Cross."
—Mayor and Harry Callahan
"If you're vice, I'll kill myself."
"Well, do it at home."
—Alice and Harry Callahan
"Look, I want you to tell Chico that I understand, you know, him quitting. I-I think he's right. This is no life for you two."
"Why do you stay in it then?"
"I don't know, I really don't."
Harry Callahan and Mrs. Gonzalez
"You tried to kill me!"
"If I tried that, your head'd be splattered all over this field."
Charles Davis and Harry Callahan
"Where the hell does it say you've got a right to kick down doors, torture suspects, deny medical attention and legal counsel. Where have you been? Does Escobedo ring a bell? Miranda? I mean, you must have heard of the Fourth Amendment. What I'm saying is, that man had rights."
"Well, I'm all broken up about that man's rights."
—District Attorney and Harry Callahan

Magnum Force[]

Spoken by Harry Callahan[]

"A good man always knows his limitations."
Harry Callahan
"Nothing wrong with shooting, as long as the right people get shot."
Harry Callahan

Spoken about Harry Callahan[]

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"What does a girl have to do to go to bed with you?"
"Try knocking on the door."
Sunny and Harry Callahan
"Do you always live in the dark?"
"Well, you meet a better class of people in the dark sometimes."
Sunny and Harry Callahan
"The city's on the edge of the worst violence in its history and you have to start full-scale military operations."
"I didn't start shooting at anyone who didn't start shooting at me first."
"Each time you pull out that gun, my paperwork backs up for three months."
Neil Briggs and Harry Callahan
"You're a great cop, Harry. You had a chance to join the team, but you'd rather stick to the system."
"Briggs, I hate the goddamn system. But until someone comes along with some changes that make sense, I'll stick with it."
Neil Briggs and Harry Callahan

The Enforcer[]

Spoken by Harry Callahan[]

Spoken about Harry Callahan[]

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"I make up names for things. You're "Cold, Bold Callahan" with a great big .44. Every other cop is satisfied with a. 38 or a. 357, why must you carry that cannon?"
"So I can hit what I aim at. .357 is good, but I've seen .38s careen off windshields. No good in the city."
"I see. So it's for the penetration."
Kate Moore and Harry Callahan
"Here's a seven-point suppository, Captain."
"What did you say?!"
"I said stick it in your ass!"
Harry Callahan and McKay

Sudden Impact[]

Spoken by Harry Callahan[]

"Go ahead, make my day."
Harry Callahan
"Listen, punk. To me you're nothin' but dogshit, you understand? And a lot of things can happen to dogshit. It can be scraped up with a shovel off the ground. It can dry up and blow away in the wind. Or it can be stepped on and squashed. So take my advice and be careful where the dog shits ya!"
Harry Callahan
"Everybody wants results but nobody wants to do what they have to do to get them done."
Harry Callahan

Spoken about Harry Callahan[]

"Inspector, your methods are unconventional to say the least. Well, you get results. But often your successes are more costly to this department in terms of publicity and physical destruction than most other men's failures!"
—Commissioner

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The Dead Pool[]

Spoken by Harry Callahan[]

Spoken about Harry Callahan[]

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