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.

Brooks

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.

Hotch

Unsub: Everything okay?
Colleen: Yeah, it's a gift. He can fall asleep anywhere.

Kate: It takes guts and skill to snatch a whole family but you wouldn't know it by watching him.
Rossi: The higher the risk, the lower his heart rate - a true sociopath.

Garrett: So, our jet or yours?
Rossi: We'll flip for it.

No matter how fast life travels, it finds the darkness is always there first - Terry Pratchett

Hotch

Garcia: You just said that Greg being a fighter is a good thing, and we both know that that is not true. The unsub is going to see it as a sort of alpha male challenge which is not good at all.
Monty: I know. But right now they need to feel hopeful.
Garcia: Okay. I hadn't thought of that.

Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success - Henry Ford

Garrett

Criminal Minds Quotes

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.

Life is about choices. Some we regret, some we're proud of. We are what we choose to be - Graham Brown

Kate