Ziva: You did not tell us your father would be coming to town.
Tony: I didn't really think it was going to happen. Because something always comes up, doesn't it?
Ziva: Well I think it sounds wonderful.
Tony: Well I don't. We're not...it doesn't...it always ends up in an argument.

Tony: I don't understand. Where are you staying?
Tony Senior: At your place.
Tony: No. No, no, no, no. Because it's not big enough.
Tony Senior: Oh come on Junior. You've got room. [Looks at the rest of the team] Doesn't he?
Ziva: I would not know. I've never been invited.
Tony Senior [at Tony]: Is that true? What's the matter with you?

Tony Senior: That's your bed?
Tony: Yeah.
Tony Senior: Not much room for play.
Tony: Well when I come home, dad, I sleep. Alone.
Tony Senior: You're serious?
Tony: Dad this is my sanctuary. Okay? If I'm going to see a lady I will stay at her place. That way I can leave when I want, and nobody overstays their welcome.

Abby: This ornament has been in my family since the 1890s. It was my great-great grandmother's. So I'm trying to identify as many relatives who have handled it as I can. I already found my Great-Uncle Cooper and Aunt Trixie.
McGee: Ask her how she got a match.
Abby: I used to fingerprint all my relatives at our reunions. I started when I was eleven years old.

McGee: You should appreciate your father. I never had family traditions.
Tony: Well. We haven't had them for years. Traditions kind of died with my grandfather. Senior was kind of an absentee parent, you know? Longstanding customs kind of disappeared. Along with a certain family signet ring. It was always passed on to the next generation on the Christmas of the son's 21st birthday. I never got it. Senior claimed it was stolen. "I was mugged, Junior." But I think he pawned it during the bad times.

Tony: What happened in here?
Tony Senior: Is this how you're going to react to all the hard work I did today? I baked your favorite Christmas cookies. Snickerdoodles. Used your mother's recipe.
Tony: I knew your staying here was a mistake. Look. This is my apartment. Okay? This is my space.
Tony Senior: Junior. Chill. Chill. Get the Christmas spirit.

Tony Senior: Junior's the only family I have left. After his mother died it just hasn't been the same.
Ziva: He showed me a picture of her. She was really beautiful.
Tony Senior: Inside and out. She was the love of my life Ziva. I've never been able to fill up that void. God knows I've gotten into a lot of trouble trying.

Stewie: This was one crazy dude in college. Really knew how to have a good time.
Tony: Shut up. No way.
Stewie: Did he tell you he was the school mascot?
Tony: No! What was the MIT mascot?
McGee: Really. Does it matter?
Tony: Oh yes it does. Stewie?
Stewie: A beaver. He was Tim the Beaver our senior year.
Tony: Please tell me you dressed up like a beaver.

Tony Senior: What can I say? I'm me. I'm not gonna change.
Tony: I know. I know you're not gonna change. And I don't know why I was smiling because there's nothing funny about this. Dad this is my home. I told you my rules, okay? And you broke them. It was a mistake having you here for Christmas.
Tony Senior: You want me to leave.

I'm not alone.

Gibbs

Give Victor a break for being him, not for being someone else.

Gibbs

She never gets sick. Even germs avoid her.

Agent Fornell

NCIS Quotes

If someone thinks they have the upper-hand, break it. (Season 8, Episode 24)

Rule #16

[voiceover] Anyone can achieve their fullest potential, who we are might be predetermined, but the path we follow is always of our own choosing. We should never allow our fears or the expectations of others to set the frontiers of our destiny. Your destiny can't be changed but, it can be challenged. Every man is born as many men and dies as a single one.

McGee