“It’s a thin line ‘tween heaven and here.”
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D’Angelo: Where’s Wallace at? Where’s the boy, String?
Stringer: D’Angelo, shut your mouth.
D’Angelo: Where’s Wallace? That’s all I want to know.
Levy: Kid, you better think.
D’Angelo: Where the fuck is Wallace? Huh, String? String? Look at me! Look at me!! Where the fuck is Wallace? I don’t want this motherfucker representing me. I’m gonna get my own man. So just get back in your car and get the fuck back down south.
Stringer: All right, you stupid motherfucker. You made your decision.
D’Angelo: Yeah, I made my decision. Where’s Wallace at? Where the fuck is Wallace? Where’s Wallace? String! Where the fuck is Wallace!
How come they know you’re police when they hook up with you. And they know you’re police when they move in. And they know you’re police when they decide to start a family with you. And all that shit is just fine until one day it ain’t no more. One day, it’s ‘You should have a regular job’ and ‘You need to be home at five o’clock’.
D’Angelo: He’s saying that the past is always with us. And where we come from, what we go through… how we go through it, all that shit matters. […] Like at the end of the book, you know? Boats and tides and all. It’s like you can change up, right? You can say you’re somebody new, you can give yourself a whole new story… but what came first is who you really are… and what happened before is what really happened. And it don’t matter that some fool say he different… ‘cause the only thing that can make you different… is what you really do or what you really go through.
— The Wire - 2x06 - All Prologue
Preach it, D’Angelo. I always knew you were a smart cookie.