Rossi: It's my time.
Krystall: Yes, David. It's your time to live.

Man cannot possess anything as long as he fears death, but to him who does not fear it, everything belongs. -- Leo Tolstoy


So, you would rather kill us than have us learn that you were a serial killer?


Garcia: Oh my God. What if they both die?
Luke: Penelope, I don't know. Maybe if we lean on each other, we'll have the strength to get through this together.

Bailey: The Attorney General has granted me full authority in this matter.
Elias: Of course. Because by math, there's only two people who know about it.
Bailey: Only you and me. [he gets a bullet between the eyes]

Sydney: I came here to ask you where is Agent Rossi? He tried to save our family.
Elias: He doesn't matter.
Sydney: Does 15 years matter? Two children matter? All those days and nights together? How do you expect me to believe one moment of that was real, that you had genuine love for me, for Holly, for Harlow? Show me that you're capable of real feeling. Show me that you're not just some sociopath that can mimic human emotions. That our marriage was more than just some elaborate alibi. Tell me, where is David Rossi?

You're the reason he's the most prolific serial killer I've ever seen.


Elias: I guess what I'm asking, Dave, is did you really go the distance?
Rossi: I always go the distance, Elias.

Luke, I was so excited when you asked me out, but I am finding this very clunky. [they both laugh]


Rossi: You've had intrusive thoughts about murdering them ever since Cryus, haven't you? Ohhh. That's a yes. There's a term for what you're going through. It's called devolution.
Elias: Yes, I know what devolution is.
Rossi: Then you know it never ends well.

Prentiss: Are you positive Elias Voit is Sicarius? It will be a heavy lift to reopen the investigation.
Rossi: No, I'm not positive, but the wife recognized him from the footage, and she's a spitting image of Sicarius's last victim, Ramona.

The Latin phrase Memento Mori translates to Remember that you must die. Roman slaves whispered it to their generals to keep them from being consumed by hubris.


Criminal Minds Quotes

They mess you up, your mom and dad. They may not mean to, but they do. They fill you with the faults they had, and add some extra, just for you - Philip Larkin.


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.