True Detective Season 2 Quotes Quiz: Frank or football manager?
James R | On 16, Aug 2015
True Detective Season 2 is out now to own on digital HD following its finale last week. Fans can download individual episodes or the full second season – where available, the latter is also accompanied by digital bonus features, including two featurettes “Invitation to the Set” and “About True Detective”.
The show has had a mixed reception – you can read our episode-by-episode reviews here, or our piece in defence of the show here – but there’s one thing everyone can agree on: Nic Pizzolatto’s dialogue was… memorable.
Vince Vaughn was given the worst (or best, depending on your view) of the speeches, as his gangster-turned-businessman Frank Semyon tried to go straight. But between the hard-boiled bluntness of Raymond Chandler, the cool of James Ellroy and the philosophising of Cormac McCarthy, his words were less like a character in a crime thriller and more like a football manager who’s just lost the Champions League final.
Can you spot a genuine True Detective quote amid the garbled nonsense of tongue-tied coaches? Try to tell the difference with our Frank vs Football Managers quiz.
“It’s like blue balls in your heart.”
“No eggs, no omelette. And it depends on the quality of the eggs.”
“Never do anything out of hunger. Not even eating.”
“Some people cannot see a priest on a mountain of sugar…”
“Everyone thinks they have the prettiest wife at home…”
“I never lost a tooth. I’ve never even had a fucking cavity.”
“Sometimes your worst self is your best self.”
“It’s like you wanting to marry Miss World and she doesn’t want you, what can I do about it?”
“Look at those olive trees. They’re 200 years old – from before the time of Christ…”
“That’s what pain does. It shows you what was on the inside.”
“The world is so competitive, aggressive, consumive, selfish and during the time we spend here we must be all but that…”
“Crime exists contingent on human desire.”
And finally, here are some bonus quotes from other True Detective Season 2 characters…
“You know me. You just didn’t know you did.”
“I used to want to be an astronaut, but astronauts don’t land on the moon anymore…”
“Sometimes you see beautiful people with no brains. Sometimes you have ugly people who are intelligent, like scientists.”
“It’s like having a blanket that is too small for the bed. You pull the blanket up to keep your chest warm and your feet stick out.”
“I told you. I don’t talk about the desert…”
“White liquid in a bottle has to be milk.”
“Those moments, they stare back at you. You don’t remember them, they remember you.”
True Detective Season 1 and 2 are available on Sky Box Sets. Don’t have Sky? You can also stream it on NOW, for £9.99 a month, with no contract and a 7-day free trial.
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