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This is a list of memorable quotes from Jack Bauer.

Day 1Edit

  • Jack Bauer: I'm federal agent Jack Bauer. This is the longest day of my life.


  • Vincent O'Brien: Chill, man. I don't know where she is. You've got my word.
  • Jack Bauer: That's a real comfort, Vincent, knowing I've got your word. ("Day 1: 12:00am-1:00am")


  • Jack Bauer: I was thinking we should try to remember what it was like when we were kids.
  • Teri Bauer: It's a different world now, Jack.
  • Jack Bauer: Yeah, I know. ("Day 1: 12:00am-1:00am")


  • Jack Bauer: Tony, I need detailed background on everyone on Senator Palmer's staff now.
  • Tony Almeida: Why?
  • Jack Bauer: Because I think this is about him and I want us to be prepared.
  • Tony Almeida: If it leaks out that we're screening Senator Palmer, people might think it's because he's black.
  • Jack Bauer: Well, it is because he's black. It makes him the most likely target.
  • Tony Almeida: I'm saying that people from the outside might not interpret this that way.
  • Jack Bauer: I don't care how it's interpreted from the outside. I just gave you an order and I'd like you to follow it. ("Day 1: 12:00am-1:00am")


  • Richard Walsh: How are you doing?
  • Jack Bauer: I can't complain.
  • Richard Walsh: Can't or won't? ("Day 1: 12:00am-1:00am")


  • Nina Myers: You're lying.
  • Jack Bauer: Yes, I am. But you're still going to have to trust me. ("Day 1: 12:00am-1:00am")


  • Jack Bauer: George, I need you to do me a favor. I need you to call your boss so I can get clearance on the identification of the source.
  • George Mason: I thought we just agreed that it didn't matter.
  • Jack Bauer: Yeah, but I still have to call Walsh and tell him I did everything I could. I would like to cover my own ass.
  • George Mason: Jack, you're finally learning how to play the game. ("Day 1: 12:00am-1:00am")


  • George Mason: You have no idea what you're getting yourself into.
  • Jack Bauer: Why don't you explain it to me? You've got five seconds. ("Day 1: 12:00am-1:00am")


  • Jack Bauer: You can look the other way once, and it's no big deal, except it makes it easier for you to compromise the next time, and pretty soon that's all you're doing; compromising, because that's the way you think things are done. You know those guys I busted? You think they were the bad guys? Because they weren't, they weren't bad guys, they were just like you and me. Except they compromised… once. ("Day 1: 12:00am-1:00am")


  • Jack Bauer: Officer, this guy is not waiting around for me… so you better shoot me or help me but decide now! ("Day 1: 3:00am-4:00am")


  • Jack Bauer: I have killed two people since midnight, I haven't slept in over 24 hours. So maybe… maybe you should be a little more afraid of me than you are right now. ("Day 1: 8:00am-9:00am")


  • Jack Bauer: I used to be in the military. Used to do field work for the CIA. I've been to some horrible places. I've seen some pretty terrible things. I don't think I've ever been this scared in my whole life. ("Day 1: 8:00am-9:00am")



  • Jack Bauer: You probably don't think I could force this towel down your throat, but trust me I can. All the way. Except that I'd hold onto this little bit at the end. When your stomach starts to digest the towel, I pull it out. Taking your stomach lining with it. Most people probably take about a week to die. It's very painful. ("Day 1: 10:00am-11:00am")



  • Jack Bauer: But I'm the man with the gun.
  • Kevin Carroll: If you kill me, how are you going to find your family?
  • Jack Bauer: Who said anything about killing? ("Day 1: 10:00am-11:00am")


  • Jack Bauer: Son, part of getting a second chance is taking responsibility for what you did wrong in the first place. ("Day 1: 12:00pm-1:00pm")


  • (Phone rings.)
  • Jack Bauer: We gotta take a chance. (answers phone indistinctly) Yeah?
  • Alan Morgan: Got the money?
  • Jack Bauer: Yeah.
  • Alan Morgan: Ok, we'll meet in forty-five minutes.
  • Jack Bauer: Where?
  • Alan Morgan: I already told you, At Connie's, downtown.
  • Jack Bauer: How will I recognize you?
  • Alan Morgan: I'll wear a red baseball cap. ("Day 1: 4:00pm-5:00pm")


  • Jack Bauer: Your job?! My wife and daughter almost died today! How many people that trusted you lost their life today because you were doing your job?! Walsh?! Jamey?! Ellis?! How many others?!
  • Nina Myers: How many people died because of you, Jack? ("Day 1: 11:00pm-12:00am")


Day 2 Edit

  • Jack Bauer: That's the problem with people like you, George. You want results, but you never want to get your hands dirty. I'd start rolling up your sleeves. (pause) I'm gonna need a hacksaw. ("Day 2: 8:00am-9:00am")



  • Nina Myers: I'll only get the pardon if I stop the bomb. Why wouldn't I do everything I can?
  • Jack Bauer: Because you're worse than a traitor, Nina. You don't have a cause. You don't believe in anything. But you would sell anyone and anything out to the highest bidder. So, stop wasting my time! Give me a name! ("Day 2: 1:00pm-2:00pm")


  • Jack Bauer: (grabbing Nina Myers by the throat) You are going to tell me everything I want to know or I swear to God I will hurt you before I kill you, and no one will be able to stop me. ("Day 2: 1:00pm-2:00pm")


  • Nina Myers: He's gonna put a bullet in my head before I can say "hello", then he's going to turn the gun on himself.
  • Jack Bauer: We'll make sure he doesn't turn the gun on himself. ("Day 2: 2:00pm-3:00pm")


  • Jack Bauer: The Sunday before you killed my wife, Teri and I went to the boardwalk in Venice just watching all the rollerbladers and musicians, laughing at the crazy people, spending time together. And Teri sees this snow-cone stand. She giggles like a kid. She takes off running, she wants to get in line, she wants one. I remember I was watching her, I was just... I couldn't help myself. When I look up at her she's talking to this old lady in line behind her and the two of them are laughing, and I'm thinking to myself, How the hell does she do that? How does she strike up a conversation with an absolute stranger? And they just start laughing. Like they'd been friends forever. That's a gift. I remember thinking, God, I wish I could do that. But I can't. That was Teri. My wife. That's what you took from this world, Nina. That's what you took from me, and my daughter. I just wanted you to know that. ("Day 2: 3:00pm-4:00pm")


  • Jack Bauer: The only way you're going to die is if I kill you. Your bomb's not going off. ("Day 2: 7:00pm-8:00pm")



  • Jack Bauer: There are things in this world that are just out of our control. Sometimes we like to blame ourselves for them so we can try to make sense out of them. ("Day 2: 4:00am-5:00am")


  • Jack Bauer: Mrs. Palmer, I am not a politician, and I am not going to debate this with you. So answer my question: (louder) What do you know about the Cyprus recording!? ("Day 2: 5:00am-6:00am")


  • Jack Bauer: If you try to shoot me, I will have to shoot you back, and I promise I won't miss! ("Day 2: 6:00am-7:00am")

Day 3 Edit


  • Chase Edmunds: Michelle said they're close to finding Kyle Singer!
  • Jack Bauer: How long is it gonna take for you to find Kyle Singer?! A half-hour? An hour? I have to get Salazar in that chopper, in the air in the next 60 seconds, or a hundred thousand people will die! ("Day 3: 5:00pm-6:00pm")


  • Jack Bauer: (undercover) A few years ago, my wife was killed because of my job. My daughter has never been the same since. This last year... well, you know what I went through to bring you in. What'd I get for it? A pat on the back. In the end, a demotion and a heroin habit. I'm tired of putting my ass on the line for nothing. I'm done putting my ass on the line for nothing. ("Day 3: 8:00pm-9:00pm")


  • Jack Bauer: All our systems are up and running.
  • Nina Myers: I don't believe you.
  • Jack Bauer: (smiling) I don't care what you believe. ("Day 3: 1:00am-2:00am")


  • Jack Bauer: You don't have any more useful information, do you, Nina?
  • Nina Myers: (weakly) I do. (she reaches for her gun. Jack sees it)
  • Jack Bauer: No, you don't. (shoots and kills Nina) ("Day 3: 2:00am-3:00am")


  • Ryan Chappelle: For God's sake, Jack, there's something called Due Process—it's why we've got judges, juries, and laws—
  • Jack Bauer: Don't you dare tell me about the law. Nina Myers killed my wife, and they let her go. And she would have killed my daughter if I hadn't gotten there when I did. ("Day 3: 3:00am-4:00am")


  • Michael Amador: You betrayed me, Jack. You were with CTU all along.
  • Jack Bauer: That's right, Amador. You betrayed me too. I'm just better at it than you .("Day 3: 3:00am-4:00am")


  • Diana White: I'm not going anywhere without a lawyer.
  • Jack Bauer: You're not under arrest. I'm taking you in to MI-6 where you'll be interrogated by an agent of a foreign government. Your constitutional rights no longer apply. Let's go. ("Day 3: 5:00am-6:00am")



  • Jack Bauer: (to Jane Saunders) You have no idea how far I'm willing to go to acquire your cooperation. ("Day 3: 7:00am-8:00am")


  • Stephen Saunders: Jack! You know how many vials I have, and you know what I'm capable of.
  • Jack Bauer: (looking at Jane Saunders) You know what I'm capable of too. ("Day 3: 8:00am-9:00am")


  • Jack Bauer: Take a look at your handiwork. You murdered these people, Stephen. Whole families!
  • Stephen Saunders: Sometimes a fire needs to be lit in order to put out another fire.
  • Jack Bauer: I don't want to hear your justification. This is over. You are gonna tell me how to find the rest of the vials now.
  • Stephen Saunders: Or you'll send me inside the hotel? I'm prepared to die for my cause, Jack.
  • Jack Bauer: Yeah, I know. (on walkie) Chase?
  • Chase Edmunds: (on walkie) Yeah, Jack?
  • Jack Bauer: Come in.
  • Chase Edmunds: Copy that.
  • Stephen Saunders: (as he sees his daughter being escorted by Chase to the hotel) What are you doing, Jack?
  • Jane Saunders: Why did you bring me here?
  • Jack Bauer: Ask your father. It's up to him.
  • Jane Saunders: Dad?
  • Jack Bauer: Tell me how to find your couriers, Stephen, or I am gonna put your daughter in that building.
  • Stephen Saunders: You wouldn't dare. She has nothing to do with this.
  • Jack Bauer: Neither do the people in those body bags! I'm gonna do everything I have to to stop you from releasing more of this virus.
  • Jane Saunders: How could you do this?
  • Jack Bauer: I'm gonna give you one chance.
  • Stephen Saunders: No, you're not.
  • Jack Bauer: How do I find them?
  • Stephen Saunders: You know you can't do this, Jack. You are a government agent.
  • Jack Bauer: Send her in. Take her inside now!
  • Jane Saunders: Dad, stop them. Dad, stop them, stop it! Dad please… no… NO…Stop it dad!
  • Jack Bauer: Everything that happens to your daughter is because of you.
  • Stephen Saunders: Get her out of there Jack. Jack, get her out of there!
  • Jack Bauer: Where are the vials?
  • Stephen Saunders: Get her out of there!
  • Jack Bauer: How do I find the vials?
  • Stephen Saunders: No… do as I say! Now, Jack!
  • Jack Bauer: When your daughter is infected, I'm gonna make you watch her die.
  • Stephen Saunders: Let her go! Let her go! (as Jane continues screaming)
  • Jack Bauer: You're running out of time, Stephen!
  • Stephen Saunders: No… Jack!
  • Jack Bauer: Stephen, you're out of time!
  • Stephen Saunders: Stop! Stop! I…I'll tell you! Just don't harm her. ("Day 3: 11:00am-12:00pm")

Day 4 Edit

  • Jack Bauer: What is happening at eight o' clock?! I am not messing with you. (flips table) You are going to tell me what is happening at eight o' clock! (shoots Sherek's leg) What is your primary objective?! What is your primary objective?!
  • Sherek: Secretary of Defense!
  • Jack Bauer: Secretary Heller? Secretary Heller's the target! Call Secret Service now! ("Day 4: 7:00am-8:00am")


  • Tony Almeida: I appreciate the sentiment Jack, but no need to prop up my ego.
  • Jack Bauer: Tony, this isn't about you. If we don't find the override device within the hour, we could have 6 nuclear disasters. So please, get in the car. Let's go. ("Day 4: 3:00pm-4:00pm")


  • Dina Araz: I believe in our cause. If you can't save my son, I am happy to see the reactors melt down.
  • Jack Bauer: (over the phone) Did you get that? ("Day 4: 3:00pm-4:00pm")


  • Jack Bauer: Make a sound and I will blow your brains out all over the windshield. ("Day 4: 12:00am-1:00am")


  • Jack Bauer: (after breaking some of Joe Prado's fingers) This will help you with the pain. (knocks Prado out) ("Day 4: 12:00am-1:00am")


  • Doctor: I already have a patient!
  • Jack Bauer: (draws gun) You have a new one.
  • Doctor: Are you crazy?
  • Jack Bauer: Maybe you didn't understand me. This man is our only connection to a stolen nuclear warhead. If you don't save him, millions of people could die! Do you understand that? Millions of people. Start working on him now! ("Day 4: 2:00am-3:00am")


  • Jack Bauer: (shoots Marwan and puts pressure on his wound) That hurts doesn't it? ("Day 4: 3:00am-4:00am")


  • Mandy: (referring to Tony) Do you really have what it takes to let me kill him while you’re looking him in the eye?
  • Jack Bauer: Yes.
  • Mandy: I believe you. ("Day 4: 5:00am-6:00am")


  • Jack Bauer: Mr. President, it's been an honor.
  • David Palmer: Same for me, my friend. ("Day 4: 6:00am-7:00am")

Day 5 Edit

  • Jack Bauer: Let's get something straight, kid. The only reason you're still conscious is because I don't want to carry you. Now get in the van. ("Day 5: 8:00am-9:00am")



  • Jack Bauer: You're gonna tell me what I want to know, it's just a question of how much you want it to hurt. ("Day 5: 8:00am-9:00am")


  • Jack Bauer: Understand this, Bill – I don't work for you. You want my intel? Fine. But I'm doing this my way. ("Day 5: 9:00am-10:00am")


  • Jack Bauer: (to Walt Cummings) I'm done talking with you, you understand me? Now you've read my file. First thing I'm gonna do I'm gonna take out your right eye, and then I’m gonna move over and I'm gonna take out your left, and then I’m gonna to cut you. I'm gonna keep cutting you until I get the information that I need, do you understand me? So for the last time, where is the nerve gas? ("Day 5: 12:00pm-1:00pm")



  • Jack Bauer: By the time I'm finished with you, you're gonna wish you felt this good again. ("Day 5: 1:00pm-2:00pm")


  • Jack Bauer: What do you want with me?
  • James Nathanson: Protection. The terrorists you're after are trying to kill me.
  • Jack Bauer: What makes you think I won't kill you myself? ("Day 5: 3:00pm-4:00pm")


  • Jack Bauer: I'm sorry, I'm a little lost. I was looking for the men's room? ("Day 5: 4:00pm-5:00pm")


  • Christopher Henderson: That's right, Jack. Start with my knees just like I taught you. Sooner you do it, the sooner you find out I don't know what you're talking about.
  • Jack Bauer: Where is it?!
  • Miriam Henderson: He doesn't know, Jack. He doesn't know. For God's sake, leave him alone!
  • Jack Bauer: Christopher, CTU found one of the canisters on Tyler Memorial Hospital, it's armed, people are gonna start dying! How do I find the nerve gas?!
  • Miriam Henderson: Jack, leave him alone! He doesn't know anything.
  • Jack Bauer: You really trust him? (looks at the briefcase) Unlock it!
  • (Miriam does. Jack opens up the briefcase. He's not surprised. He tosses out a gun and flips the briefcase open. Wads of cash come out.)
  • Jack Bauer: Ask him what he's doing with all the money! Ask him!!
  • Miriam Henderson: Christopher, is this true? Have you been lying to me all this time?
  • Christopher Henderson: I've been protecting you all this time.
  • Miriam Henderson: By lying?
  • Christopher Henderson: It's not that simple.
  • Miriam Henderson: I defended you!
  • Christopher Henderson: I defended you to against things you would not want to know because I love you Miriam. There's not one thing I've done out of self interest or greed. Even when they fired me. Even when they framed me, I served my country.
  • Jack Bauer: I don't care how you justify it. You are gonna tell me now how to find the rest of the nerve gas.
  • Christopher Henderson: Go ahead Jack. Get it done. Shoot me. Go on. Kneecap me. Do it. Do it! (Jack hesitates, then shoots Miriam instead.) Oh, you son of a bitch!!
  • Jack Bauer: I shot her above the kneecap! She can still walk! You make me shoot her again, she'll be in a wheelchair the rest of her life.
  • Christopher Henderson: Damn you!
  • Jack Bauer: How do I find the nerve gas?! Where is it? Don't you make me do this.
  • Miriam Henderson: Just tell him what he wants to know.
  • Christopher Henderson: I can't…I can't… Forgive me, Miriam.
  • Jack Bauer: You son of a bitch. You don't care about anybody. Not even her. ("Day 5: 5:00pm-6:00pm")




  • Jack Bauer: If you are lying to me, I'm going to make this the worst day of your life, you understand me? ("Day 5: 9:00pm-10:00pm")


  • Jack Bauer: You tell me what you know or I promise you this will become very unpleasant. ("Day 5: 9:00pm-10:00pm")



  • Jack Bauer: He used you to get into my head, and it worked. And now I'm…upset. ("Day 5: 9:00pm-10:00pm")


  • Jack Bauer: We've got the evidence.
  • Audrey Raines: Have you listened to it?
  • Jack Bauer: Yea. There's no doubt. It's Logan. You understand what this means? We're taking down the President of The United States. ("Day 5: 11:00pm-12:00am")


  • Jack Bauer: (after grabbing Miles Papazian) You son of a bitch!
  • Miles Papazian: Let go of me Bauer.
  • Jack Bauer: You know how many people lost their lives so I could bring that evidence in?
  • Miles Papazian: I don't know what you're talking about!
  • Jack Bauer: We know it was you! ("Day 5: 4:00am-5:00am")


  • Christopher Henderson: Since you're clearly no longer a fugitive, I assume they've retrieved that recording?
  • Jack Bauer: Someone got to it and erased it. I'm not here to talk about the recording. Bierko escaped. He's gonna carry out another attack.
  • Christopher Henderson: I'm sure he will. You bruised the man's ego, and you stopped his first attempt.
  • Jack Bauer: You know him. You know how he thinks. You studied him before you set up this deal. What's he gonna do?
  • Christopher Henderson: Why should I help you?
  • Jack Bauer: You call yourself a patriot. Prove it. These men are gonna attack the country that you love, because you betrayed them. Why don't you help me put out the fire that you started?
  • Christopher Henderson: They sent you in here to broker a deal, didn't they? What's the offer? Full immunity? That must be really eating you up inside.
  • Jack Bauer: What do you think? You were responsible for the murder of people that I cared about.
  • Christopher Henderson: I am sorry about David Palmer. I am, but what I did was in the interests for the destiny of this country. I'm not talking about the version you read on the op-ed pages of the New York Times. I'm talking about the politics of survival. The way the world really works.
  • Jack Bauer: You want immunity or not?
  • Christopher Henderson: Immunity is worthless.
  • Jack Bauer: Yeah. (turns to leave)
  • Christopher Henderson: Jack…that recording was my only immunity. They give me a piece of paper. I walk out of here and I'm a dead man. It's two days, two hours, two months, who cares? They're gonna take me down.
  • Jack Bauer: Who's "they"?
  • Christopher Henderson: Same people that made Walt Cummings look like a suicide. Come on Jack. You can't really believe Charles Logan masterminded all this by himself.
  • Jack Bauer: Give me the names.
  • Christopher Henderson: You can't touch them, but they can touch you. I'll help you catch Bierko, but not for an immunity deal. I need something more and you're the only person who can make it happen.
  • Jack Bauer: What do you want?
  • Christopher Henderson: To disappear. Just like you did so they wouldn't turn you over to the Chinese. Except I'm not gonna make your mistake. I'm gonna leave the country. I'm gonna take Miriam with me. I need someone I can trust to cover our tracks. I need someone who can do a better job than those of the incompetent who failed to cover yours.
  • Jack Bauer: Let's say I agree to this. Anything less then Bierko's head on a plate, this deal is off. ("Day 5: 4:00am-5:00am")


  • Jack Bauer: No games, Christopher. I don’t need another reason to put a bullet in your brain. ("Day 5: 4:00am-5:00am")


  • Jack Bauer: What's your status?
  • Petty Officer Rooney: My status is…he's dead. ("Day 5: 5:00am-6:00am")


  • Christopher Henderson: Hold it, Jack! Now lower your arms, real slow, and turn around! You were never really gonna let me go, were you?
  • Jack Bauer: No.
  • Christopher Henderson: (after finding out his gun has no ammunition) Good for you, Jack.
  • Jack Bauer: You were responsible for the deaths of David Palmer, Tony Almeida, and Michelle Dessler. They were friends of mine.
  • Christopher Henderson: That's the way it works. (Jack shoots him dead.) ("Day 5: 5:00am-6:00am")


  • Jack Bauer: The plan involving the Sentox nerve gas was designed to fool the terrorists and the Russians. Whether or not you formulated the plan is irrelavent. You authorized it.
  • Charles Logan: You're delusional.
  • Jack Bauer: David Palmer uncovered evidence of this plan. When he started asking questions he was assassinated. Other people were killed to cover that murder up. Men and women who served this country with distinction. People that I worked with. Friends of mine.
  • Charles Logan: No. You're wrong. This is all a pack of lies.
  • Jack Bauer: The terrorists discovered your deception, and deployed Sentox nerve gas on American soil. Every American who died today as a result of terrorist activity is another murder that you're accountable for. Before you leave here you're going to admit it.
  • Charles Logan: I suppose if you hurt me enough Jack, I'll say whatever you want, but that won't make it the truth. Everybody who watches this will know that perfectly well.
  • Jack Bauer: What are the names of your co-conspirators?
  • Charles Logan: There are no co-conspirators, because there is no conspir—
  • Jack Bauer: Walt Cummings! Christopher Henderson! James Nathanson, have all admitted to being part of this conspiracy. Now they are dead! Right before Christopher Henderson died, he acknowledged that there were others. What are their names?!
  • Charles Logan: A man will say anything under torture, this won't mean a thing.
  • Jack Bauer: (to President Logan) Mr. Logan, I'm not going to torture you. But you are going to tell me what I want to know. Or so help me God… I will kill you. A year and a half ago I was warned that my life was in danger by someone within the government. I was told the only way I could stay alive was to create the illusion that I was dead. I was forced to deceive people that I loved. My only daughter will never forgive me. As I see the depth of your corruption unfold, I have no doubt that you are that source of danger. David Palmer was a great man, and he was a great president. But he was also my friend. He tried to warn me about you, and now he is dead. Other people tried to help me, and they are dead too. So, Mr. Logan, I hope you understand… I have absolutely nothing to lose. You are going to be held accountable for your part of everything that happened today. You are not going to be able to hide behind the presidency. Right here, right now, you are going to face justice! And make no mistake about this—this is personal. And if you think for a second that I am scared to put a bullet in your brain…you don't know me. I am going to ask you one last time. Who are your co-conspirators? You have until the count of three, or I will kill you. ("Day 5: 6:00am-7:00am")


  • Cheng Zhi: You surely must be aware, Mr. Bauer, that China has a long memory. Only eighteen months ago, you invaded our territory and killed our consul. Did you really think that we would forget?
  • Jack Bauer: I know how this works... I need to make one phone call... Please... just one phone call. (Silence) Kill me... just kill me.
  • Cheng Zhi: Kill you? You're far too valuable to kill, Mr. Bauer. ("Day 5: 6:00am-7:00am")

Day 6 Edit

  • Jack Bauer: Audrey?
  • Bill Buchanan: Audrey doesn't know you're back.
  • Jack Bauer: My daughter?
  • Bill Buchanan: Kim doesn't know either.
  • Jack Bauer: You keep it that way. ("Day 6: 6:00am-7:00am")


  • Jack Bauer: (to Bill Buchanan) Do you understand the difference between dying for something and dying for nothing? The only reason I fought so hard to stay alive in China was because I didn't want to die for nothing...today I can die for something...my way, my choice. (Day 6 6:00am-7:00am)




  • Jack Bauer: (after purposely crashing into a man's car) Are you telling me I don't know how to drive?! ("Day 6: 8:00am-9:00am")


  • Jack Bauer: Curtis, put your weapon down!
  • Curtis Manning: I can't do that Jack.
  • Jack Bauer: By order of the President of the United States, PUT DOWN YOUR WEAPON!
  • Curtis Manning: Stay out of this Jack!
  • Jack Bauer: I can't. I gave him my word that we would protect him.
  • Curtis Manning: I didn't.
  • Jack Bauer: Curtis, please. Don't do this!..... Please. (takes aim)
  • Curtis Manning: (final words before Jack fires) I can't let this animal live. ("Day 6: 9:00am-10:00am")


  • Jack Bauer: You make one sound and I will rip your tongue out. Are we clear? Gray... people in this country are dying, and I need some answers. Are you gonna give 'em to me or am I gonna have to start hurting you?
  • Graem Bauer: Actually, you're hurting me now.
  • Jack Bauer: Trust me, I'm not. ("Day 6: 10:00am-11:00am")


  • Graem Bauer: I told you I don't know where Dad is. What do you want from me?
  • Jack Bauer: The truth.
  • Graem Bauer: That is the truth. I swear to you on my family's life.
  • Jack Bauer: Not good enough. ("Day 6: 10:00am-11:00am")


  • Jack Bauer: You don't want to make me do this, Gray.
  • Graem Bauer: We grew up together, Jack. In all those years, I could never make you do anything you didn't want to do. ("Day 6: 12:00pm-1:00pm")



  • Jack Bauer: The machine knows you're lying! I know you're lying! Tell me the truth! ("Day 6: 12:00pm-1:00pm")


  • Graem Bauer: It has nothing to do with McCarthy! It has to do with Palmer.
  • Jack Bauer: David Palmer?
  • Graem Bauer: Yeah. I gave the order for his assassination, and Agent Tony Almeida and Agent Michelle Dessler. Your co-workers, they're all dead because of me. I arranged everything, I set the timetable, I paid off the killers, I even lured you out of hiding to take the fall. Today wasn't the first time I tried to have you killed, Jack.
  • Jack Bauer: (horrified) Why?
  • Graem Bauer: Because I love my country! And in the real world, sometimes that means you have to do things, terrible things, even unforgivable things – for the sake of your country! But you know all about that, don't you, brother?! We're the same. I mean look at me. We're the same!
  • Jack Bauer: We are not the same! Do you want me to kill you?! ("Day 6: 12:00pm-1:00pm")


  • Jack Bauer: (holds his gun out) Do you know how to use one of these?
  • Marilyn Bauer: No.
  • Jack Bauer: Point and shoot. ("Day 6: 3:00pm-4:00pm")




  • Jack Bauer: (holds out a pair of cigar cutters) You’re gonna tell me what I want to know or you’re going to start losing your fingers one by one. ("Day 6: 5:00pm-6:00pm")


  • Jack Bauer: Your brother was responsible for dozens of deaths. You're now responsible for thousands. Trust me, I haven't even begun to enjoy myself. ("Day 6: 10:00pm-11:00pm")




  • Jack Bauer: Chloe, Audrey's still alive.
  • Chloe O'Brian: No, she's not.
  • Jack Bauer: Yes, she is, I just talked to her. ("Day 6: 11:00pm-12:00am")



  • Jack Bauer: Earlier today, I shot my old partner, a friend of mine, because he tried to stop me from doing what I have to do. Don't think for a second that I won't do that to you. ("Day 6: 11:00pm-12:00am")


  • Mike Doyle: Your father's involved with the Chinese, why?
  • Jack Bauer: I don't know. I'll ask him when I find him. ("Day 6: 3:00am-4:00am")


  • Bill Buchanan: Let's just hope you're right about your father.
  • Jack Bauer: Unfortunately I am. ("Day 6: 4:00am-5:00am")


  • Jack Bauer: Josh... I got him. You can lower that gun. Josh! I know how scared and angry you must be right now. I know. I've been exactly where you are. I know exactly how you feel. But you're gonna have to trust me on this. You do not wanna live with the pain of taking another person's life even if you think they deserve it. ("Day 6: 5:00am-6:00am")


  • Jack Bauer: Get up! Get up, it's over!
  • Phillip Bauer: Then finish it.
  • Jack Bauer: No! You are gonna be held accountable for what you've done today.
  • Phillip Bauer: I don't think so. You don't have time to carry me. Not if what you said about the airstrike is true, and you don't want to die. Not here. Not with me.
  • Jack Bauer: (staring) You're gonna get off easy. ("Day 6: 5:00am-6:00am")


  • Jack Bauer: Put it down. (Heller stares in disbelief) Now.
  • James Heller: Are you here to kill me?
  • Jack Bauer: Depends. Where's Audrey?
  • James Heller: I told you before, you're not getting anywhere near her...
  • Jack Bauer: You do not tell me what to do anymore! Do you understand me? YOU do not tell me what to do. I just watched my father die, and I felt nothing. You know why?..... Yea..... you know why. Because that man was dead to me years ago. I admired you. I looked up to you like a father. You were the type of man I wanted to be, and you took advantage of it.
  • James Heller: Jack listen to me....
  • Jack Bauer: No! You are gonna listen to me. Earlier today... you said that I was cursed. That anything I touched.... ended up dead or ruined. How dare you. How... dare you. The only thing I did, the only thing I have EVER done is what you and people like you have asked of me. Why didn't you try to get me out of China?
  • James Heller: I did try.
  • Jack Bauer: Not hard enough! You had the political power. Was the timing not right? Was it a little too complicated? Or was I just an acceptable loss?
  • James Heller: Jack, I understand your anger....
  • Jack Bauer: Shut up! You don't understand a thing about me, but I know you. I know why you're angry at me, and it wasn't because Audrey came to China to save me. It's 'cause when you told her not to, she did it anyway. You'll never understand that kind of commitment. That kind of loyalty.
  • James Heller: You're right, Jack. It wasn't fair of me to put all this on you. To blame you for what happened to Audrey. I know the sacrifices you've made. I know this country owes you more than it'll ever repay.
  • Jack Bauer: I'm not interested in what you think this country owes me. I want my life back, and I want it now. Audrey's all I've got. You can't stop me. In case you've forgotten, I'm very good at disappearing.... and if you try sending someone after us I'll kill 'em. Pretty good at that, too.
  • James Heller: Jack simply getting your life back isn't gonna change who you are... and you can't walk away from it. You know that. You've tried it. Sooner or later you're gonna get back in the game, and my daughter's gonna pay the price.... like your wife did.
  • Jack Bauer: (deeply disturbed) You son of a bitch.
  • James Heller: Jack, I beg you to stop for a moment and think... think, Jack. You won't be able to take care of her the way you want to.
  • Jack Bauer: Where is she? Take me to her now. ("Day 6: 5:00am-6:00am")


  • Jack Bauer: (to Audrey Raines) I know that I promised to take care of you and protect you... but I'm at a crossroads. Right now, the best way... the only way... to do that is to let you go. I hope one day you can understand. I hope one day you can forgive me. I love you with all my heart. And I always will. ("Day 6: 5:00am-6:00am")

Redemption Edit

  • Frank Trammel: It's a federal offense to not respond to a subpoena!
  • Jack Bauer: Then give them my response. If they want me in Washington, they can come and get me! (Redemption)


  • Jack Bauer: Why don't you go hide in the shelter with the other children. (Redemption)


  • Jack Bauer: Let him go. He's just trying to save his own ass because he knows the children are a target. (Redemption)


Day 7 Edit


  • Jack Bauer: Get up! (Jack grips Tony's neck and pins him against the wall after he mocks Jack about Teri's death, Kim, and Audrey) Tell me where the device is! (pauses, starts choking Tony.) So help me God I will kill you, and you will stay dead this time. ("Day 7: 10:00am-11:00am")


  • Sen. Blaine Mayer: Alright, then. Did you torture Mr. Hadad?
  • Jack Bauer: According to the definition set forth by the Geneva Convention…yes, I did. Senator, why don't I save you some time? It's obvious that your agenda is to discredit C.T.U. and to generate a series of indictments—
  • Sen. Blaine Mayer: My only agenda is to get to the truth.
  • Jack Bauer: I don't think it is, sir.
  • Sen. Blaine Mayer: Excuse me?
  • Jack Bauer: Ibraham Hadad had targeted a bus carrying over forty-five people, ten of which were children. The truth, Senator, is that I stopped that attack from happening.
  • Sen. Blaine Mayer: By torturing Mr. Hadad!
  • Jack Bauer: By doing what I deemed necessary to protect innocent lives.
  • Sen. Blaine Mayer: So basically, what you’re saying, Mr. Bauer, is that the ends justify the means, and that you are above the law.
  • Jack Bauer: When I am activated, when I am brought into a situation, there is a reason, and that reason is to complete the objectives of my mission at all costs.
  • Sen. Blaine Mayer: Even if it means breaking the law.
  • Jack Bauer: For a combat soldier, the difference between success and failure is your ability to adapt to your enemy. The people that I deal with, they don’t care about your rules. All they care about is results. My job is to stop them from accomplishing their objectives. I simply adapted. In answer to your question, am I above the law? No, sir. I am more than willing to be judged by the people you claim to represent. I will let them decide what price I should pay. But please, do not sit there with that smug look on your face and expect me to regret the decisions I have made. Because sir, the truth is … I don’t. ("Day 7: 8:00am-9:00am")


  • Sen. Blaine Mayer: You're reprehensible, Bauer!
  • Jack Bauer: And you, sir, are weak! Unwilling and unable to look evil in the eye and deal with it! ("Day 7: 6:00pm-7:00pm")


  • Renee Walker: You're really gonna kill me?... I'm not gonna beg for my life Jack..... So everything you told me was a lie?
  • Jack Bauer: I'm doing what I have to. I don't expect you to understand.
  • Renee Walker: I understand that you are a traitor, and a murderer.
  • Jack Bauer: Turn around.
  • Renee Walker: No. You're gonna have to look at me when you pull that trigger.
  • Jack Bauer: I said turn around! (turns her around, whispers) If you trust me, I'll get you through this alive. ("Day 7: 12:00pm-1:00pm")


  • President Taylor: You resigned from government service, and the Senate regards you as having been a renegade agent. How am I supposed to know where your loyalties really lie?
  • Jack Bauer: With all due respect, Madam President, ask around. ("Day 7: 3:00pm-4:00pm")


  • Senator Blaine Mayer: If you're planning something, I want to know about it.
  • Jack Bauer: Senator, shut up! ("Day 7: 8:00pm-9:00pm")


  • Jack Bauer: I'm driving off a cliff, Tony. I don't need to put Bill in the passenger seat. ("Day 7: 6:00pm-7:00pm")


  • Jack Bauer: Of course I have regrets, Senator. I regret losing my family. My wife was murdered because I was responsible for protecting David Palmer during an assassination attempt. My daughter can't even look at me. Every day I regret looking into the eyes of men, women and children knowing that any moment their lives might be deemed expendable in an effort to protect the greater good. I regret every decision or mistake that I might have made which resulted in the loss of a single innocent life. But do you know what I regret the most? Is that this world needs people like me. ("Day 7: 9:00pm-10:00pm")


  • Tony Almeida: ...it's gonna' be two against ten.
  • Jack Bauer: (aiming at a mercenary) Two against nine. ("Day 7: 10:00pm-11:00pm")


  • Jack Bauer: Look, if you think your need to complain is more important than the lives of the people that are counting on us, go whine somewhere else! ("Day 7: 3:00am-4:00am")


  • Jack Bauer: I can't believe you're doing this. You're betraying everything that you've ever worked for. I know you think this country failed you, and I don't care what kind of ideology you believe in now. This is no way to fight for it. What you're doing is wrong. This is wrong, and you know it! (pause) Damn it, Tony, Look at me!

(Tony stares at Jack)

  • Jack Bauer: Please... as someone who was once your friend... let me die in peace. Don't let them use me to kill innocent people.
  • Tony Almeida: I have no intention of letting them use you as a pathogen, Jack. I never did.
  • Jack Bauer: I overheard you. This was your idea, you sold it to them.
  • Tony Almeida: It was just a play.
  • Jack Bauer: A play?
  • Tony Almeida: To get the man who's coming here right now. Took me three years to find him. Took me another year to get him to meet me face-to-face. I had to prove myself to him by taking down Jonas Hodges. I had to convince him that I was a... true believer in his cause.
  • Jack Bauer: What the hell are you talking about?
  • Tony Almeida: His name... is Alan Wilson. He was the man behind Charles Logan. He's the one who ordered the hit on David Palmer. And he had Michelle killed to cover his tracks. This is the man who murdered my wife, Jack.
  • Jack Bauer: Everything that you've done today is for personal revenge?
  • Tony Almeida: It's about justice.
  • Jack Bauer: Justice? You killed innocent people, Tony!
  • Tony Almeida: Ten times as many people would have died if it hadn't have been for me. The deeper I dug to find the person responsible for Michelle's death... the more I kept running into men like Jonas Hodges. They're the ones with the crazy ideology, Jack, not me. I'm the one who had a plan to bring them down. I'd enlisted Bill and Chloe to help me track all the elements of this group. And when I finally got what I wanted... they would turn'em in and shut'em down. But you screwed that all up, didn't you, Jack? You see... I'm the one who saved lives today, Jack. Not you. I'm the one who helped you recover the C.I.P. Device. I'm the one who warned you about the White House attacks! I'm the one who stopped Jonas Hodges from launching those missiles!
  • Jack Bauer: You tell yourself whatever you want. You launched a biological attack on Washington Center Station and if we hadn't gotten there in time, thousands of innocent people would have been killed!
  • Tony Almeida: I did what I had to do to get Alan Wilson there. And now... he's gonna die.
  • Jack Bauer: You kill him, and no one will ever know the full extent of this conspiracy.
  • Tony Almeida: I'm not gonna kill him, Jack. (shows a bomb) YOU are.
  • (Tony puts the bomb on Jack)
  • Jack Bauer: Damn you, Tony. Damn you.
  • Tony Almeida: I'm sorry that it has to be you. But the truth is, they wouldn't let me within 50 feet of the guy. You're the one he's coming for.
  • Jack Bauer: You're not honoring Michelle's life. You are reveling in her death, and she would despise you for this. ("Day 7: 7:00am-8:00am")


  • Renee Walker: I don't know what to do.
  • Jack Bauer: I can't tell you what to do. I've been wrestling with this one my whole life. I-I see 15 people held hostage on a bus, and everything else goes out the window. And I will do whatever it takes to save them, and I mean whatever it takes. (wry chuckle). I guess maybe I thought… if I save them… I'd save myself.
  • Renee Walker: Do you regret anything that you did today?
  • Jack Bauer: No. Then again, I don't work for the FBI.
  • Renee Walker: I don't understand.
  • Jack Bauer: You took an oath. You made a promise to uphold the law. When you cross that line, it always starts off with a small step. Before you know it, you're running as fast as you can in the wrong direction just to justify why you started in the first place. These laws were written by much smarter men than me. And in the end, I know that these laws have to be more important than the 15 people on the bus. I know that's right. In my mind, I know that's right. I just don't think my heart could ever have lived with that. I guess the only advice I can give you is… try to make choices that you can live with. ("Day 7: 7:00am-8:00am")

Day 8Edit

  • Jack Bauer: Sweetheart, we talked about this remember? You're supposed to call me "Grandpa".
  • Teri: You don't look like a grandpa.
  • Jack Bauer: Couldn't agree with you more. ("Day 8: 4:00pm-5:00pm")



  • Jack Bauer: (to Sergei): The President of the United States wants to talk to you. ("Day 8: 11:00pm-12:00am")




  • Jack Bauer: You detonate that vest, your mother dies too.
  • Marcos Al-Zacar: What did you say?
  • Jack Bauer: You heard me. I'm gonna make sure your mother's in Manhattan when that dirty bomb goes off.
  • Marcos Al-Zacar: You don't even know what the target is.
  • Jack Bauer: I'm not talking about her dying during the explosion. I'm gonna personally escort her to the blast site so she's exposed to the radiation.
  • Marcos Al-Zacar: I don't believe you. You wouldn't do that. You're a federal agent.
  • Jack Bauer: Truth is, I'm not, really. Well, not any more. I'm more of a specialist that they brought in for today. If you knew who I was and the things I've done before in my life, you would know that I'm not bluffing. So go ahead; blow yourself up into a million little pieces, first thing I'm gonna do is I'm gonna make your mother come in here and clean it up. Then I'm gonna take her to the blast site. Do you know how long it takes the human body to absorb a lethal dose of cesium-137? Five seconds, followed by twelve days of pain that is so agonizing, morphine can't even touch it. You got a decision to make, make it carefully.
  • Marcos Al-Zacar: You're not gonna hurt my mother.
  • Jack Bauer: I'm done playing with you. You will look into my eyes. Look at my eyes! You think I'm joking? What happens to your mother is because of you. Only you.
  • Marcos Al-Zacar: If I open the door and I come out; do you promise you won't hurt her? You promise to leave her alone?
  • Jack Bauer: I give you my word. ("Day 8: 2:00am-3:00am")





  • Jack Bauer: (to Pavel): You think you know about pain? You don't know anything yet. ("Day 8: 12:00pm-1:00pm")


  • Charles Logan: Don't kill me please!
  • Jack Bauer: If I was going to kill you, you'd already be dead. ("Day 8: 1:00pm-2:00pm")


  • Charles Logan: I hope I was convincing enough for you.
  • Jack Bauer: You're a world-class liar. I would have expected nothing else. ("Day 8: 3:00pm-4:00pm")


  • Nantz: I know who you are, so I'm going to make this quick and clean.
  • Jack Bauer: Am I supposed to say thank you? ("Day 8: 3:00pm-4:00pm")


  • Jack Bauer: (to Chloe) When you first came to CTU, I never thought it was gonna be you that was gonna cover my back all those years. And I know that everything that you did today was to try and protect me, I know that. Thank you. ("Day 8: 3:00pm-4:00pm")

Live Another DayEdit

  • Jack Bauer: (To CIA tech): Take me to her now. Now!


  • Jack Bauer: (To Basher and his men): Look, I can tell you consider yourself a pretty intimidating group. You probably think I'm at a disadvantage. I promise you, I'm not.


  • Jack Bauer: (To Kate Morgan): You seem smarter than the rest of them, so I'm only going to tell you this once: I am trying to prevent an attack on President Heller and you are getting in my way. ("Day 9: 12:00pm-1:00pm")


(Jack shoots two civilians to cover his entrance into the American embassy)

  • Jack Bauer: I only grazed them, sir.
  • James Heller: How do you know, Jack?
  • Jack Bauer: Because I pulled the trigger. ("Day 9: 2:00pm-3:00pm")



  • Jack Bauer (to James Heller) Get in the car and let me do what I know how to do. ("Day 9: 7:00pm-8:00pm")


  • Margot Al-Harazi: Hundreds of people died today because of you and Heller! You think you've won, but this is all on your head!
  • Jack Bauer: The only death tonight on my head is yours. ("Day 9: 7:00pm-8:00pm")


  • Jack Bauer: Stolnavich's cover is that of deputy foreign minister. He's a covert intelligence operator, you idiot! If the U.S. goes to war with China, who do you think benefits?
  • Mark Boudreau: (embarrassed) Russia. ("Day 9: 9:00pm-10:00pm")


  • Jack Bauer: (To Cheng) You should have stayed hidden like a rat.


  • Jack Bauer: (To Cheng before beheading him) This is for Audrey, you son of a bitch!


  • Jack Bauer: (To Chloe) You were right about what you said earlier, about being my best friend. Thank you.


  • Jack Bauer: (Regarding the safety of Chloe and his family) I've taken you at your word, but if you're lying to me, if anything happens to her or my family, your entire world will come apart and you will never see it coming.
  • Russian agent: We just want you Mr. Bauer, that's all we ever wanted... I would say you're going to enjoy Moscow, but you'd know I was lying. ("Day 9: 10:00pm-11:00am)

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