Jack Bauer quotes from the successful TV series "24" prove why the federal agent took care of terrorists and saved the United States from many clear and present dangers. Actions speak louder than words in most cases, but Jack Bauer is a double-edged sword of trouble for the bad guys. The federal agent rarely minces words when dealing with the worst criminals of the nation in every episode. Comic book heroes waste their time on cute puns and wordplay, while this man-of-action only cares to succeed in his mission no matter what the cost. The quotes from Jack Bauer's lips are what made the character a TV legend that endures to this day. 

"I'm Federal Agent Jack Bauer. This is the longest day of my life." Since the first season of "24," the words from this Jack Bauer quote will haunt the action hero for years to come. His initial assignment to protect then Presidential candidate, David Palmer, starts him on a path to face dangers to the United States both foreign and domestic. Thankfully this federal agent doesn't mind using extreme force and even torture to take down the enemy.

"If you try to shoot me, I will have to shoot you back, and I promise I won't miss!" Jack Bauer never minces words and this quote shows he hates bullets just as much as terrorists. President Palmer trusts his friend to work hard and put his life on the line to protect the citizens of the United States of America. At least fans know Jack Bauer is a man of his word.

"You're gonna tell me what I want to know, it's just a question of how much you want it to hurt." Jack Bauer's quote proves every mechanic uses certain tools in his shop to fix problems both large and small. Jack Bauer prefers torture and, unfortunately for the bad guys, he doesn't have a conscious to slow him down Knowing him, the federal agent probably uses power tools in the process.

"Do you understand the difference between dying for something and dying for nothing? The only reason I fought so hard to stay alive in China was because I didn't want to die for nothing ... today I can die for something ... my way, my choice." Jack Bauer's quote after his imprisonment in China displays his unyielding resolve to fight for a just cause, even at the expense of his own life. The TV series' bedrock overcomes numerous obstacles to defend American citizens and defeat the bad guys. Terrorist learn this lesson all to well and right now class is in session.

"Trust isn't my greatest asset." Throughout the many seasons of "24," Jack Bauer knows there are double agents and hidden threats all around him and the quote is proof of the way he operates. Betrayal rears its ugly head long enough for the federal agent to stomp a mud hole on it. The man-of-action takes no prisoners—possibly because he prefers working alone.