I loved that quote. Then I saw it again in Night Moves a Gene Hackman detective film from 1975. I still like it, but it makes me sad to think some of my favorite lines from The Wire might be borrowed/stolen/sampled from other sources.
I do not own a TV, nor do I watch it. It’s just too thin of a soup. I heard about and downloaded the first season of The Wire, and after watching a couple shows I was hooked. Unfortunately, the disfunctional world portrayed therein has only worsened since. I won’t watch it again, it’s too depressing. It’s still the best thing I have ever seen. Period.