Edward Blake: Congress is pushing through some new bill that's gonna outlaw masks. Our days are numbered. Till then it's like you always say, we're society's only protection. Dan Dreiberg: From what?
Rorschach: You forgot how we do things, Daniel. You've gotten too soft. Too trusting. Especially with women. Dan Dreiberg: No, listen, I am through with that! God, who do you think you are, Rorschach? You live off people while insulting them and nobody complains because they think you're a goddamn lunatic! Dan Dreiberg: [Rorschach approaches Dan, who sighs and turns to him] I'm sorry. I shouldn't have said that, man.
Adrian Veidt: It doesn't take a genius to see that the world has problems.
Dan Dreiberg: There's a maintenance hatch that will let you out two blocks north. Rorschach: I remember. I used to come here often, back when we were partners. Dan Dreiberg: Those were good times, huh Rorschach? What happened?
Dan Dreiberg: Watchmen are over. Rorschach: Says Tricky Dick.
Adrian Veidt: Dan. A world united in peace... there had to be sacrifice.
[Big Figure has just killed one of his own men to get to Rorschach's cell] Big Figure: Now you're gonna find out what the score is!
Edgar Jacobi: I have cancer. Rorschach: What kind of cancer? Edgar Jacobi: Well, you know the kind you eventually get better from?Rorschach: Yes.
Dan Dreiberg: Maybe this was a political killing? Rorschach: Maybe. Or maybe someone's picking off costumed heroes. Dan Dreiberg: Um. Don't you think that's maybe a little paranoid?
Rorschach: I don't like you. Prison Psychiatrist: Ah. You don't like me? Well, why is that?
Dan Dreiberg: Someone set him up. This whole cancer thing with Jon, it just doesn't make sense. You didn't get it. Laurie Juspeczyk: Yeah, but breaking into a maximum security prison is a lot different than putting out a fire.
Janet Black: Doctor Manhattan as you know the Doomsday Clock is a symbolic clock face analogizing humankind's proximity to extinction, midnight representing the threat of nuclear war. As of now it stands at four minutes to midnight. Would you agree that we are that close to annihilation?
Laurie Juspeczyk: The most powerful thing in the universe... still just a puppet.
Dan Dreiberg: Rorscach! Wait.
Laurie Juspeczyk: John! The TV said you were on Mars. Dr. Manhattan: I am on Mars. You and I are about to have a conversation there. Laurie Juspeczyk: What are you talking about?
Laurie Juspeczyk: Do you remember that crazy guy? What did he call himself... Captain Carnage. The one who used to pretend he was a supervillain just so he could get beaten up all the time? Dan Dreiberg: Yeah, he tried that on me once. I just walked away. He starts following me down the street in broad daylight, yelling 'Punish me! Punish me!' I'm just saying 'No! Get lost.'Laurie Juspeczyk: God. Whatever happened to him?
Dan Dreiberg: I'm not the one still hiding behind a mask.