There’s a lot to be said for keeping your emotions in check. Think about it, when someone makes a bad decision, they blame it on their emotions, either directly or indirectly. That’s why it’s important to look to a guy like Captain Raymond Holt (Andre Braugher), the hard-edged police Captain on FOX’s Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Stern, articulate, and seemingly emotionless, at least until you get to know him a bit, Holt’s a shining example of how effective a leader can be when they bypass that whole “having feelings” thing. So, here are a few Captain Holt quotes for the next time you need to remember to keep you emotions in their cage.
“He was a great partner. Smart, loyal. Homophobic, but not racist. In those days, that was pretty good.”
There’s nothing quite as solidly unsentimental as Captain Holt reminiscing about the good old days. Having put up with a lifetime of discrimination as a cop who was both a black man and a gay man, Holt always speaks of his former fellow officers with a kind of accepted detachment. When speaking about his former partner, Holt really spells it all out, remembering the man’s good and bad qualities. When emotion gets involved, so do the narrative embellishments, so try and present your memories accurately and in the proper context.