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‘The Wire’ Week: Top Ten Quotes From The Show

Friday is the tenth anniversary of the series finale of HBO’s classic crime drama The Wire, so this week will be “The Wire Week”. Each day leading up to Friday, we’ll have a top-ten list of The Wire in honor of the series ending ten years ago. Today, we start with quotes—which of course there are a ton of, including the epigraphs before each episode—but these are the best of the best. Feel free to let us know if you think any quotes left out should have been on the list using the comment section below!


10. “A man must have a code.” – Bunk Moreland


9. “The king stay the king.” – D’Angelo Barsksdale


8. “We used to make s*** in this country, build s***. Now we just put our hand in the next guy’s pocket.” – Frank Sobotka


7. “He was a dead man when he opened his mouth, he’s just walking around not knowing it.” – Marlo Stanfield


6. “Yeah, I ain’t no suit-wearing businsessman like you. I’m just a gangster, I suppose. And I want my corners.” – Avon Barskdale


5. “SH*******T.” – Clay Davis


4. “This game is rigged, man.” – Bodie Broadus


3. “All in the game, yo.” – Omar Little


2. “My name is my name!” – Marlo Stanfield


1. “You come at the king, you best not miss.” – Omar Little


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