Don't you know there comes a midnight hour when everyone has to take off his mask - Soren Kierkegaard.


Antonia: How long have you been with the BAU?
JJ: Eleven years.
Antonia: Are you respected as much as Agent Hotchner?
JJ: Yes.
Slade: Really? You and he are treated exactly the same ?
JJ: Other than the fact that he's the head of the team, yes.
Antonia: Well, Agent Jareau, just in the short time we've been speaking, I can tell you're very capable and intelligent and I have no doubt in my mind that you are smarter than Agent Hotchner so therefore you should be head of the BAU. But you're not, are you? This world first and foremost sees you as a young attractive woman. Am I right? If I were you, I'd just stop worrying about being nice, and well-liked and just take charge.
JJ: But you're not me.
Antonia: No, unfortunately I'm not. I'm just old and withering on the vine and I can barely walk.

Antonia: You know what I crave now? Comfort and familiarity. And if you do something for me, I think I can do something for you.
JJ: And what's that?
Antonia: Now I know I'm never going to be released. But I would like a transfer back home to a prison in Kentucky, so I can smell the bluegrass hills again.
JJ: It's not possible.
Antonia: Well, until you can step up and make that possible, I got nothing more to say to you.

Antonia: Dr. Lewis, what are you, some forensic psychologist?
Lewis: Yes, I study serial killers.
Antonia: Bet you'd love to interview me.
Lewis: Actually, no. I mean I do want to find out as much as I can about this case but, as a research subject, you don't interest me. No offence.
Antonia: You intrigue me.

Antonia: This is so exciting. I feel like one of the team right now.
Lewis: You shouldn't.
Antonia: Maybe I can replace Agent Morgan.

No man really knows about other human beings. The best he can do is to suppose that they are like himself - John Steinbeck.


Antonia: I think I smell the cherry blossoms.
Rossi: Yeah, me too.
Antonia: You were never really going to transfer me, were you?
Rossi: No, but you knew that, didn't you?
Antonia: I hope they haven't changed my old cell.

We got what we wanted from her.


Hotch: You sent the events of the last few days in motion for a reason.
Antonia: And you want me to tell you what it is.'re going to have prove you've got a little bit more going on than a fancy title and nice suits to deserve an answer.
Hotch: When you were 14, you missed almost a year of school, due to an unspecified illness. During the same year, a 15 year old boy on a neighbouring farm was killed in a hunting accident. I think these two events were related. You weren't ill, you were pregnant. And the neighbor boy was the father of your child. Your father, the German minister, the authoritarian, punished you for breaking the rules. He made you have the baby at home, and he murdered your boyfriend.
Antonia: Go on.
Hotch: At first we profiled you as an extreme narcissist, but that's just a cover up. You're actually full of self-loathing, and every time you killed a runaway teen, you were killing yourself or your boyfriend for lacking discipline.

There's a storm coming, Agent Hotchner. And you're about to be swept away.


Rossi: 29 years. 29 years you didn't tell me that I had a daughter.
Hayden: You're right.
Rossi: And when I found out, I called and texted you for a week straight, and never got one reply.
Hayden: You're right.
Rossi: You don't have anything better to say than "you're right"?
Hayden: No.

Rossi: You never gave me a chance to be a dad. Why?
Hayden: Because I always came second with you.
Rossi: That's not true.
Hayden: It is true, David. It was always about the job, and you made that very clear. The job came first. So where would that leave our child?
Rossi: Still, you could have given me a choice.
Hayden: And what would you have chosen?

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."