Hawk to Spenser talking about two thugs they are tailing: “If those boys were any dumber, you’d have to water ’em.”
Capt. Marty Quirk to Spenser: “Shit happens. You should probably put that on your business cards.”
“You mother was a vending machine and your father was a roto-rooter.” An annoyed Louise Baltimore speaking to her robot Sherman in the 1983 novel Millennium.
“I solve all my cases. They’re just not all solved yet.” Spenser, 1994
“Better here than Philadelphia” on WC Fields’ tombstone
“I’ll have what she’s having” from When Harry Met Sally, 1989