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?

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.

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?

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.
Gibbs: Yeah.
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.

Franks: For every one you've lost, how many have you saved?
Gibbs: I haven't saved enough.
Franks: What about yourself? Who's going to save you?

Gibbs: Why a grab a kid under federal custody?
Sadiq: Because he was in custody.
Gibbs: He's seen us, names, locations, all of it. We're targets.
Teague: They will get the information out of him.
Sadiq: And there is nothing you can do about it.

You know, I don't like to talk either. You talk too much people end up thinking they heard things you never said.

Gibbs: I had a daughter. She used to to sit right there at the table where you were. She took my pocket knife from me once. Knife wasn't a toy and she knew that. She climbed up here. And she took that knife and she carved her initials right in the back of that cabinet there. And lost the best pocket knife that I ever had.
Luke: What'd you do?
Gibbs: I scolded her. Grounded her. Then I forgave her.
Luke: I'm nothing. I'm nothing! Everyone hates me! Just kill me! That's what they want! That's what I want!

NCIS Quotes

Tony: One other question, I know you're an expert in English history. And I was just wondering, have you ever heard of Archibald Drummond, the 17th Earl of Trent?
Ducky: The Earl of Trent. No, I can't say I have. Why?
Tony: I was just wondering. Thanks.

McGee: All right. Well you should probably know that Abby and I used to date?
Bishop: Ew. Like, each other?
McGee: Yeah.
Bishop: Wait - isn't that a violation of rule 12, never date a....
McGee: It was a long time ago. After we'd broken up, one night I went to her lab. Found a scribbled piece paper; a list. Potential boyfriends had to fulfill certain conditions by a pre-arranged date or else, goodbye.
Bishop: Such as.
McGee: Things started off relatively normal: opening the door for her, flowers, putting the seat down. Then around number 8, it gets uh...
Bishop: What?
McGee: Does she know you have these?
Bishop: Does she know you have these?
McGee: Yeah she wasn't happy when she found out.
Bishop: These are all very specific.
McGee: Yeah.
Bishop: These ideas apply to you?
McGee: No those rules weren't in place when we were together. At least I don't think so.
Bishop: What's with the two month cutoff? Abby's sabotaging herself. I've seen stuff like this before. We have to talk to her.