JJ: She was a working mom, just trying to do her best. Just like anybody.
Will: Just like anybody, or just like you?
JJ: I just kept wondering how she' doing it all alone. I don't know what I'd do without you.

JJ: I miss so much. it goes so fast.
Will: But you and me both know that you won't be happy unless you're on the job. Neither of us will.

You made a choice and two people are alive because of it. You are a hero, Jennifer Jareau. You're my hero, and your boys, and your team and all those other people that you saved. And don't you ever forget that.


I can't sit around brainstorming about these guys. I need the chase.


You can't a fugitive's actions on the outside without taking into account what he did on the inside.


I don't discuss my personal life.

Garcia [to Luke]

Brian, I'm not laughing.


I strongly believe that men like Daniel Cullen and Peter Lewis belong in 5-by-8-foot cells where they can live out their lives as failures, instead of dying thinking they accomplished something.


I try not to think about the ones I couldn't catch. I prefer to think about the ones I'm gonna save.


Hayden: Oh, this reminds me of that morning in Budapest.
Rossi: As I recall, that particular breakfast lasted all day.
Hayden: Well we could try that again. Except you'd have to call in sick.
Rossi: That's very tempting.

Police: Lower your gun.
Hotch: Who sent you?
JJ: Hotch.
Hotch: This is a mistake
Jack: Daddy, what's going on?
Hotch: It's okay Jack.
Police: On your knees, hands behind you back.
Hotch: Is this really necessary?
Police: Now.
Jack: Daddy...
Hotch: It's okay Jack. It's a big mistake and everything's going to be all right.

Hotch: I want my phone call.
Agent Ritchie: You haven't even asked why you're here.
Hotch: It doesn't matter. It's either a mistake or I'm being framed.
Agent Ritchie: This came in today at 7:23 a.m. [plays recording]
Operator: 911. What is your emergency? Hello? 911. Is anyone there?
Hotch: Today will change everything.
Operator: I'm sorry sir. Will you repeat that please?
Hotch: Today will change everything.
Agent Ritchie: What does that mean?
Hotch: I don't know because I didn't make that call.
Agent Ritchie: The call was traced to your cell phone. And voice recognition says it's you.

Criminal Minds Quotes

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.

Thomas Merton once wrote "Love is our true destiny. We do not find the meaning of life by ourselves alone. We find it with another."