Dr. Donald 'Ducky' Mallard Quotes
Palmer: I'd be happy to research African tribal traditions for you, Agent Bishop.
Bishop: That'd be great, Jimmy. Thanks. But for me?
Ducky: Eleanor has it not occurred to you that you are now running point?
Judith: Where's my Gibbs?
Ducky: He sends his regrets.
Judith: Oh it's fine. I'll be seeing lots of him anyway. Agent McGee and I are collaborating on a new crime novel. And I'm basing my main character on the silver-haired devil. Short on words, but his eyes say plenty.
I've always believed that jogging does more harm then good. The major here is an extreme example of my theory. The human body was never designed to take that kind of pounding. It's calamitous to the vertebrae, not to mention the trauma it does to the knee.
Tony: One other question, I know you're an expert in English history. And I was just wondering, have you ever heard of Archibald Drummond, the 17th Earl of Trent?
Ducky: The Earl of Trent. No, I can't say I have. Why?
Tony: I was just wondering. Thanks.
Ducky: This isn't about NIS Agent Mitchell's son at all, is it? It's about Anthony. Jethro when I had my heart attack on that beach, it changed me. I had to adopt a whole new perspective. I began to see life differently and it really concerned me. Perhaps this new-found view of yours is accurate. But you must respect that others may need time to see it as you do, even Anthony.
Gibbs: Yeah, and then's the work, Duck. It's got to get done. Gotta respect that too.
McGee: Gibbs was shot.
McGee: Twice. Point blank range. Luke Harris.
Ducky: A series of stab wounds that even Jack the Ripper would find excessive.
Palmer: What a terrifying character from history. Certainly made me not want to be a lady of the night.
The world wide web. It astonishes me how people post their privates....private information for all to see. Such individuals would never leave a note on the front door "the house is empty"...so why treat their computers differently?
Ducky: My mind has been scattered with grandfatherly worries.
Ducky: Mr. Palmer has declared when the child is of speaking age, she will call me "Grand-Ducky".
Tony: We can handle it.
Tony: Bishop and I can handle the interviews. It might be better.
Gibbs: Better? What's better, DiNozzo? What are you trying to say? Spit it out.
Tony: Well your bedside manner might be....you might be too close to this.
Ducky: He's saying take a breath, Jethro! It's good advice for all of us.
Bishop: Sarah Goode is....incredible. I mean after everything she's been through she's handling it so well.
Ducky: And your concern is...?
Bishop: It's all going to hit her later.
Ducky: Well some people don't begin to experience the symptoms until later. It's called delayed onset post traumatic stress disorder. And it affects almost a quarter of PTSD cases.
Bishop: Sarah wants to go back to the orphanage in Syria.
Ducky: That would be a big mistake. It could trigger...
Bishop: A breakdown.
Palmer: No. I don't want to.
Ducky: You don't want to what, Mr. Palmer?
Palmer: I don't want to know how much her liver weighs. I don't want to catalogue her scars. Most of all, I don't want to cut open another friend. Think I've had my limit.