Adrian Monk Quote #631
Ms. Lennington: Mr. Monk, what would you say is your greatest strength?
Adrian Monk: Oh. Mm... [long, expectant pause] My decisiveness.
Quote from Adrian Monk
Dr. Kroger: Hello, Adrian. Thank you for coming in. Why don't you tell me a little bit about yourself?
Adrian Monk: Well, I was married for seven years until a car bomb killed my wife. I've spent the last seven years trying to track down the people responsible for my wife's murder.
Dr. Kroger: Do you have any hobbies?
Adrian Monk: I do. I spend my free time tracking down the people who planted the car bomb that killed my wife.
Dr. Kroger: Okay, Adrian, just a little pointer here. Maybe you don't have to keep mentioning the car bomb.
Adrian Monk: Okay. I'll just say bomb.
Quote from Lieutenant Disher
Lieutenant Disher: Good versus evil... It's just more of a constant struggle between right and wrong. Good and evil, it's the oldest struggle in the world. Am I afraid of dying? Everybody dies. Dying is just a part of living. But when I go, I'm gonna go with my badge held high and then to my house justified because it's my life. My life behind the badge.
Quote from Sharona
Sharona: Adrian, I know you're scared, but you can't keep following me around like this. I can't afford to lose two jobs in one week. I just can't.
Adrian Monk: Where should I go?
Sharona: It's a beautiful day outside. Why don't you try taking a walk? But you just can't stay here. You're not allowed. You are not a patient.
Adrian Monk: Actually, I haven't been feeling so good.
Adrian Monk: I think I'm may becoming down with something. [coughs] I might have caught what he has.
Sharona: So you want to be admitted?
Adrian Monk: Well...
Sharona: Mm, then I have to take your temperature.
Adrian Monk: Okay. [opens mouth]
Sharona: It's not that kind of thermometer.
Adrian Monk: You know, I think I will take that walk.
Sharona: Thought so.
Quote from Mr. Monk and the Daredevil
Natalie: Where are you going?
Adrian Monk: Bathroom.
Captain Stottlemeyer: Why? [Monk is silent] I'll go with you.
Adrian Monk: I don't think so.
Captain Stottlemeyer: No, let me go with you.
Natalie: We promised Dr. Kroger we wouldn't leave you alone.
Adrian Monk: I am not suicidal. I just wish I was never born. There's a difference.
Quote from Mr. Monk Is At Your Service
Natalie: Are you afraid of frogs?
Adrian Monk: I don't know. I've never been this close to one. [A frog lands on Monk's shoe] Yes. The answer is yes. Put frogs on the list. Where's the list?
Natalie: I got it. I got it. Where does it go?
Adrian Monk: Put them between possums and, uh, soccer riots. No, no, no. Uh, after after soccer riots. And before, uh, before hailstones. Yeah, so it goes...
Natalie: I got it, I got it: Soccer riots, frogs, hailstones.
Adrian Monk: At least now we know. Information really is power.
Quote from Mr. Monk Gets a New Shrink
Adrian Monk: This isn't happening. This can't be happening.
Dr. Kroger: Adrian, I promise you, I'll get you another doctor. I'll- I'll call you next week.
Adrian Monk: Okay. So it's not true. You're not retiring. I mean, you can't, because- He- He can't retire. He can't possibly retire.
Dr. Kroger: [to Natalie] This is step one in the grieving process. Denial. Denial, yeah.
Adrian Monk: Damn you, Charles! Damn you to hell! I hate you. I hate you! You are dead to me.
Natalie: That's not denial.
Dr. Kroger: No. Step two, that's anger.
Adrian Monk: Okay. Okay, we're all adults here. We can work this out. I can hire you full time. I'll put you on the payroll.
Dr. Kroger: This is step three. It's bargaining. It usually doesn't go around this quickly.
Adrian Monk: Why me? Why is it always me? Everybody's always leaving me.
Adrian Monk: This just can't go on. It's just too much. Okay. You're right. It's not the end of the world. I'm just gonna have to find another doctor. I owe you so much. Thanks to you, I think I can get past this. Thanks, Doc.
Dr. Kroger: And finally, acceptance.
Natalie: Thank God that's over.
Adrian Monk: He can't retire! The man can't quit! Because he's not a quitter!
Natalie: Wait, what's going on?
Dr. Kroger: I don't know, I don't know. It's like he's starting all over again, like he's in a loop.
Adrian Monk: I hate you for this, Kroger! You are dead to me, you understand me? Dead!
Dr. Kroger: I- I really should be heading home.
Adrian Monk: Okay, okay, let's be reasonable. I'll come to your house. You'll never have to go to your office again. That's fair. [Kroger walks away] Why? Why me? Why always leaving me?