Reid: Huh.
Morgan: What? You see something?
Reid: Encryption's a highly specialized skill set but it's fundamentally a mathematical process, which means the human process sometimes through technique can reveal where you learned it. I think I know where he learned how to do this.
Kate: Where?
Reid: Harvard. Which oddly enough isn't known for its advanced math program but it is known for one particular class. When you're good at math - good enough to get into Harvard - you take a math class called "Math 15". When you're better than that you take "Math 25", but when you're the best, the absolute best, you take "Math 55": Honors Advanced Calculus and Linear Algebra. Graduates are immediately employed by the U.S. Government because they're too dangerous to work anywhere else. More specifically, they're employed at the NSA.

Lewis: Don't cry for her. She was stupid, and wrong. She used to burn sage during the sessions. She said that made it safe to talk about Mr. Scratch. What do you see when you look at me? Do you see Mr. Scratch? You can talk now, I want to know. I want to know what you're feeling.
Hotch: That's my team. They know I'm here. They're going to come looking for me, and if you harm me...
Lewis: What are you talking about? Your phone isn't ringing.
Hotch: It was ringing.
Lewis: No it wasn't. Very interesting.
Hotch: You gave yourself away just now.
Lewis: I did?
Hotch: You slipped up.
Lewis: How do you figure?
Hotch: You have no idea, do you? [laughs] You said that she would burn sage, but how would you know that, unless she questioned you too. I know, Peter. I know how those interviews worked, how coercive they were, with children who were innocent and helpless. She questioned you about your father, and she wouldn't stop until she got the answers she wanted. So you gave them to her.
Lewis: Shut up. Oh that was good. Oh that was so good. That was so impressive, the way you got into my head. It makes me want to know how I get into yours.

Lewis: I win.
Morgan: I don't think so.
Lewis: You have no idea what I did to him. I win.

Reid: He surrendered.
Rossi: Ambulance is on its way.
Hotch: He surrendered? That doesn't make sense.
Rossi: We need to get you looked at.
Hotch: I'm fine.
Rossi: Hey! This is not a suggestion

Sleigh bells in April?


When one has not had a good father, one must create one - Friedrich Nietzsche


Brooks: I don't need no damned babysitter. You're enjoying this, aren't you?
Hotch: No I'm not.
Brooks: The hell you aren't. You're made because I've never forgiven you for what happened. And now this is payback.
Hotch: Roy this has nothing to do with the past.
Brooks: The hell it doesn't. It has everything to do with what we are. It's all we got. You, me and the sweet past.

Brooks: Happy Hoofers' Club. It's where they take you to a mall and let you walk around. Big deal, huh? Yeah. Bingo tournaments. Movie nights with popcorn.
Hotch: What's wrong with movie nights?
Brooks: It's a damned nursing home, that's what's wrong with it. I can go to the movies and chew popcorn by myself. I've been to these places before. They take you there to shrivel up and die.

I make a mistake - a change of clothes fixes that. You make a mistake, I lose my daughter.


Hotch: I think it's a good solution.
Brooks: Oh so you think it's a great solution. Sure. Given the fact that you conceived the idea. My brain may be checking out, but I'm not an idiot. Jessica told me a while ago that her promotion was in title only. And that song and that you two have been doing for my benefit..... You're giving her the extra money aren't you?

Brooks: He's all I've got left of Haley. I see her in his eyes, small things he does....
Hotch: I see it too.
Brooks: You and me, we're not good you know. I'll never forgive you for what happened.
Hotch: I wish you didn't feel that way.
Brooks: Oh don't be so understanding. For once, take the low road and tell me to take a hike.
Hotch: I think about what Haley would want for this family.
Brooks: Well I do too. She'd want to be alive still, and she'd want to be Jack's mom again.
Hotch: She wouldn't want us holding on to anger, or pointing fingers at each other.
Brooks: I'm pointing anyway. You'll be rid of me soon enough. Doctors tell me there'll come a day when I won't know who she is. Just a stranger. No anger, no pain. No regret. You know, this disease may not be a curse after all.

We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future - George Bernard Shaw.


Criminal Minds Quotes

Thomas Merton once wrote "Love is our true destiny. We do not find the meaning of life by ourselves alone. We find it with another."


Hotch: A sniper can wait up to 72 hours without sleeping.
Mays: Seriously?
Rossi: That's part of their training. They can stay awake for 72 hours and remain completely focused on their target.
Mays: How?
Hotch: By using a mental exercise called "fantasy integration". A sniper creates a scenarios involving a target that keeps that person at the forefront of their mind.
Morgan: Often they'll imagine a place where they're with the target, doing something together that takes time. For example, building a car.
JJ: For some, the fantasy begins the minute they're assigned a target. Then nothing will distract them.