Leroy Jethro Gibbs Quotes
Ducky: This isn't about NIS Agent Mitchell's son at all, is it? It's about Anthony. Jethro when I had my heart attack on that beach, it changed me. I had to adopt a whole new perspective. I began to see life differently and it really concerned me. Perhaps this new-found view of yours is accurate. But you must respect that others may need time to see it as you do, even Anthony.
Gibbs: Yeah, and then's the work, Duck. It's got to get done. Gotta respect that too.
You did a good job McGee. You did exactly what you had to do.
Tony: Hernandez was a small time dealer in a big cartel, and he may have pulled the trigger, but he didn't make the big decisions. Long was his boss.
Gibbs: What about it?
Tony: What do you mean "what about it?" This is personal for you, Gibbs. You and Mitch. You want revenge for your families. But what does that mean? Are you going to put a bullet in Long's head the way you did to Hernandez?
Gibbs: I'm going to tell you this one time. We're going to get Long on good evidence. This is above board. Do you understand what I just said?
Tony: I understand if you let Mitch get dirty, you get dirty too.
Gibbs: No, no no - we agreed. This is above board.
Tony: Then what is he doing right now? Where is he?
Gibbs: I just talked to him. He's at his hotel. We're going to start fresh in the morning.
Tony: No. He lied to you. We just pinged his phone. He's at Long's place.
Gibbs: Where are you, DiNozzo?
Tony: What do you mean? I'm right here, where I always am.
Gibbs: Well then let me ask you something. Is that what you want?
Tony: Do I want to be here? Yeah. I wouldn't be, if it wasn't what I wanted.
Gibbs: Years ago you had a shot at your own team. You turned it down.
Tony: Yeah that was my decision.
Gibbs: You want to be a leader, or not?
Tony: You mean do I want to be you?
Gibbs: The day I joined all I had was a reason. Things change. Reason stays the same. It's always with me. Never leaves.
Tony: Shannon and Kelly.
Gibbs: Either you got a reason or you don't.
Vance: Apparently your walk included a visit with Matthew Rousseau. Would you mind telling me why?
Gibbs: Just following up.
Vance: With your pen stuck in his hand?
Gibbs: Is that where I left it?
Taft: My wife and I lost our son two years ago. Leukemia. If I wasn't back at it, I'd be nowhere. Literally.
Gibbs: Well I'm glad you're back at it.
Taft: Are you?
Gibbs: What does that mean?
Taft: Just a feeling I get. You see, I have two kinds of patients. Those who revere me for saving their lives. And those who despise me for the same reason. Which one are you, Gibbs?
Gibbs: Things are changing. Can't do it alone.
Taft: I've met your team. Who says you're alone?
Kelly: That was a good day.
Gibbs: We had a lot of them.
Kelly: Not any more. You don't have good days now. You spend too much time thinking about the past.
Gibbs: Plenty to think about.
Kelly: You have to stop, dad. Things are different. It's about the future now. There are too many people counting on you.
Vance: You're here on administrative duty. With DiNozzo away, I figure McGee and Bishop would appreciate your support. In the office, not in the field.
Gibbs: Look. Leon I'm not going try and sit here and tell you I'm 100%...but chaining me to a desk?
Vance: You can take it, or go home.
Vance: Your personal connection to Agent Donneget was unknown inside NCIS, present company excluded, per your son's request. Ned didn't want anyone to know about his government pedigree.
Gibbs: He wanted the respect of his co-workers, that he was a good agent.
Vance: And he was a damned good one.
Teague: And that was very Ned. He didn't want people to know where he came from.
Luke: People are dead because of me.
Gibbs: You didn't kill anybody. You're trying to help now. That counts for something.
Luke: An agent died.
Luke: The Calling is responsible. What if I could show you exactly who killed my parents?
Gibbs: Why use kids?
Rousseau: Why do fish swim? For the same reason disenfranchised children rise up to find their purpose. They simply must. It is inevitable.
Gibbs: One name. One name! Who is he?
Rousseau: These western time zones elude me. What time is it in Arizona? I think we've missed the afternoon tour.