Blake: It should have been me.
JJ: Or me, or any of us.
Blake: No. He pushed me out of the way. If he doesn't make it....
JJ: He'll make it.
Blake: He has to. He's too young. There's still things for him to do.
JJ: You know, he wants kids. Can you imagine Spence as a dad?
Blake: That'd be the luckiest kid in the world.
JJ: No doubt.

Morgan: Guys I don't think he was the first one to shoot. Whoever set him up was there.
Cruz: What makes you think that?
Morgan: Because I'm pretty sure that Reid and I heard the first shot fired. We were all outside of that diner.

Doctor: Agent.
Morgan: How is he?
Doctor: Incredibly lucky. Two millimetres to the right and the bullet would have torn through the carotid artery. It nicked some smaller vessels but we stopped the bleeding.

JJ: I was scared.
Rossi: Yeah I was too.

Cruz: That's a massive body count. What the hell are they protecting?
Hotch: A way of life. Corruption like this can make a lot of people a lot of money.

One of the best days of my career turned out to be one of the worst. July 16, 1983. A child abduction turned murder. The guy we nabbed killed five boys. They were cases we had already tracked. It was such a victory, knowing that we'd stopped him from hurting anyone else. When I got home, my bags were packed. Carolyn had had enough. I had forgotten our anniversary again, as well as all the other things that didn't seem important because saving lives trumped everything. So I let ours die. It's a great balance in a life. It finds a way to knock your legs away


Blake: Are they really going to shoot federal agents?
Rossi: They're cops who'd rather die than get locked up. They're desperate. She's coming to you. Have you got one in the chamber?
Blake: Yup.
Rossi: Let's roll.

JJ: Let go of me.
Hotch: Unless you want to be arrested for obstruction of a federal investigation, let her go.

Garcia: What is this ringing? My ears don't pop for like a week after I fly. And if this is like that, that's going to drive me bonkers. Am I yelling? Because it feels like I might be yelling.
Reid: You saved my life. Can you hear me?
Garcia: Yeah, I heard that. That makes it better. Thank you for saying that.
Reid: Thank you for doing it.
Garcia: Uh huh. Okay. You're okay.

Reid: Have you ever had that feeling that you're future's somehow behind you?
Blake: All the time.
Reid: I did too. But it isn't.
Blake: Ethan would have been a lot like you.
Reid: Thank you for being there when I woke up. It meant a lot.
Blake: Of course.
Reid: Bye, Alex.

We must be willing to get rid of the life we've planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us - Joseph Campbell


Next time you tell your whores to keep their mouths shut.


Criminal Minds Season 9 Quotes

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


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.