Walker: I know I'm new here, but to me it seems like they won't stop.
Prentiss: I'd rather fly out there and find nothing than to stay here and see more bodies drop.

So there's one shooter, clear-headed, controlled, mature, on the hunt, while the others go along on a drug-fueled party binge.

Rossi

That's the problem with group dynamics. Different personalities, different agendas.

Prentiss

It seems our gang is becoming unglued faster than we predicted.

Rossi

A gang's where a coward goes to hide.

Mickey Mantle

Prentiss: You did great in San Diego. I'm glad you trusted your gut.
Walker: Thank you for listening. I've been on teams where opinions, especially new ones, aren't always valued.
Prentiss: That's the nice thing about this group. Everybody has a voice.

It's like in music. Sometimes you don't pick the instrument. The instrument picks you.

Walker [to Prentiss]

Walker: Agent Rossi was a mentor when I was coming up, so I'm happy to be here.
Prentiss: He said you're one of the most naturally gifted profilers he's ever seen.

I used to think they were all monsters too. But they're not. They're just men, and occasionally women. Not to respect the people I hunt would be like a soldier not respecting his enemy, and that mistake costs lives.

Rossi

Be careful hunting monsters, lest you become one yourself.

to Rossi}

Prentiss: You keep burning the candle at both ends, there won't be much of you left.
Rossi: Wait a minute, I say that. What are you doing, using my sayings against me?
Prentiss: I am. It's true. That's why it's a good saying. Go get some rest. No case was solved in a day.
Rossi: That's another one.
Prentiss: I know. What do you want? I learned from the best.

Every investigation at this point requires patience and, most of all, focus. All the answers aren't all out there, Most are right here [pointing to his head], and that's the job. That's why we get into the mind of the killer.

Rossi

Criminal Minds Quotes

A gang's where a coward goes to hide.

Mickey Mantle

There are times when the mind is dealt such a blow that it hides itself in insanity. There are times when reality is nothing but pain, and to escape that pain the mind must leave reality behind. - Patrick Rothfuss

Morgan