This job is going to change you, and, not only that, it's going to show you who you really are. Sometimes that's not easy to see.


We save lives, and that's what matters. And every life we save is a win. You taught me that.

Walker [to Rossi]

So whoever this well-qualified, mystery person is, once they join, we change our name from the Magnificent Seven to the Awesome Eight. Huh? It's perfect.


Man plans and God smiles.


Alvez: Personally, I'll be happy not to be the new guy anymore. Whoever comes in can get that title and Garcia can stop calling me 'newbie.'
JJ: She is a creature of habit. I think you're stuck with that one, newbie.

Alvez: Basically, [corporal mortification] involves causing yourself physical pain in the search for spiritual growth.
Garcia: Seriously, has no one heard of meditation?

Prentiss: I have one condition. I need you to check in every day, no matter what. I need to know you're OK.
Reid: That's understood. ... I don't know how to fix this.

Agent Prentiss knows this, but I have followed and admired the work of the BAU for years. So when Emily called and asked me to join the team, the answer was easy.


Reid [to Garcia]: It was an experiment. She wanted to time how long you could keep a private conservation private, and you made it 12 hours.
Alvez: Damn. I had you down for six.
Garcia: You know what? I thought you were my friends, but you suck. You all suck, especially new guy, but then you always suck.
Reid: I had 14 hours. I think I win, right?
J.J.: Who had 11?
Prentiss: I did.

I have a badge and a very short fuse.


Mr. Scratch has my brother.


Albert: But the two of you were just so different. You, I never had to worry about you. But your brother, he needed something different, something that I just couldn't give him.
Lewis: Daddy, you did your best. Now it's my turn.

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