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

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.