Detective Ray Cole: See, the thing about it, Preston, is that you're unbelievably stupid. You are. I don't say it to upset you. Just to state a fact.
Detective Ed Norris: He doesn't think so.
Detective Ray Cole: Nobody ever thinks they're stupid. It's part of the stupidity!
— From The Wire, Season 2, Episode 9, Stray Rounds, 2003, 29:45.