Joy: The lake isn't going to dry up all of a sudden. Take all the time you need.
Rossi: You sure?
Joy: Yes, absolutely. We're going to be fine, dad. You there?
Rossi: I'm sorry. Whenever I hear someone say "Dad" I start looking around to see who they're talking to.
Joy: Well get used to it. Dad.

You think you have years left with someone, all the time in the world. And suddenly you don't.

Clarence Wright

Young Scott: I'm proud of you. Not just for what you did here, but what you're going to do in the future. I expect great things.
Young Rossi: Thank you Sergeant. Need to heal up first though.
Young Scott: And when you do, remember: scars only show us where we've been. They do not dictate where we are going.

Unsub: Did you get your medicine?
Estelle: This morning. I'm sorry.
Unsub: About what?
Estelle: All those bad years I put you and mom through. The drugs. Everything.
Unsub: It's in the past. I just wish your mother was here to see you now. The real you.

Joy: Dad! Wow, I really need to re-educate you about this dad business.
Rossi: What are you doing here?
Joy: There are times when family should be together. And this seemed like one of those times.
Rossi: How did you know to find me here. L.A.'s a big city.
Joy: Remember that "find your friend" app I put on your cell phone? It put you directly in front of New Directions for Veterans.
Rossi: Well I'm glad you came. It's nice to see your face.

Thomas Scott: This is more than what I was expecting.
Rossi: Every Marine is entitled to a funeral with full honors. You just have to ask. Plus a couple of three-stars from my cigar club in D.C. wanted to fly in to be part of this.

As life runs on, the road grows strange with faces new. And near the end, the milestones into headstones change, 'neath every one a friend - James Russell Lowell


Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not; and often we call a man cold when he is only sad - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


Hotch: How many boats are there on Lake Meade?
Reid: 1,908
Kate: Come on. You just know that?
Reid: Yeah. There are 1,908 boats on lake Mead.
Kate: Where'd you get that number?
Reid: Based upon the population density of the area, I estimated.
Kate: You guessed. I mean, is this guy really a genius or does he just say things with authority and we all believe him?
Morgan: Thank you. Ten years! It took ten years for someone to finally have my back. All right Einstein - she just called you out. Bring it!
Reid: Look it up!
Rossi: I am. And the kid's right.
Reid: I accept your apology. Blow it up.
Morgan: Never.

JJ: Nothing's wrong. I'm fine.
Reid: You're not fine. You're obviously displaying signs of post traumatic stress disorder, which absolutely makes sense. We're coming up on a year since your abduction and torture and anniversary dates have a power all their own. Not to mention the fact that seasonal weather changes bring back smells that you probably associate with the initial event.

All I'm saying is...what you're going through is entirely textbook.


JJ: Stop it. Stop it. Stop doing that. Stop....being you.
Reid: I can't help it.
JJ: Yes, you can. You can. You think you know what's going on but you don't.
Reid: Well then explain it to me JJ. Because all I know is my friend is hurting and when I see her in pain I want to make it stop.

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