Ziva: You got captured ... on purpose?
Tony: Yeah.
Ziva: These people are killers, Tony.
Tony: That's why we have to stay alive long enough to not get dead.
Ziva: That would involve getting rescued.
Tony: Yes it would.

McGee: [on Ziva's ship] There's no record of it.
Tony: Why not?
Gibbs: It was lost at sea. Damacles went down on the 28th of May off the coast of Somalia. There were no survivors.

Tony: So, how was your summer?
Ziva: Out of everyone in the world who could have found me, it had to be you.
Tony: You're welcome.

Abby: It's weird Ziva hasn't contacted me. I mean it would be one thing if she simply hadn't picked up the phone and called me, but I've tried to contact her several different ways.
McGee: Psychics, crystals or telepathy?

Rebecca: So why is Detective McGree conducting the interrogation?
Tony: We prefer the term interview. Less of a negative connotation.
Rebecca: Got it.

Tony: It's all about chemistry. The zing, the pahh!
McGee: What do you mean, 'pahh'?
Tony: You know ... pahh.

If I could drag her back I would, in a heartbeat. But it's no use. Ziva David is dead.

Tony

Hey boss? I think it's time we fill the empty chair.

McGee

We do not guess, Timothy. Nor do we assume, presume, guess-ture or prognosticate.

Ducky

Salim: [re: truth serum] It will not take long for it to start working.
Tony: You're gonna be dead soon, you know.

Salim: You will tell me everything. Who you are, how you came to be here. Everything.
Tony: I'm not gonna tell you anything.

Our team leader is the fearless special agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs. Former gunnery Sergeant, marine sniper, coffee aficionado, and functional mute.

Tony

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