Your job is to make the BAU look good to the public.

Barnes [to JJ]

JJ: If this woman dies, her blood's on your hands.
Barnes: I'm comfortable with that.

The BAU started in a room just like this one. If it goes out, so be it.


Jeffries: Whoa! I had nothing to do with that!
Rossi: Then it would seem that cooperating with us is in your best interest.

Garcia: While you were distracting Omri, I was getting super-important information to people in the field, so you helped save a woman's life.
Anita: I did that?
Garcia: You did.

Ladies and gentlemen, we're back.


JJ: That's a hell of a rally speech.
Rossi: That's my specialty.

C'mon, guys. We still have a job to do. These people deserve justice.


Family quarrels are bitter things. They don't go according to any rules. They're not like aches or wounds, they're more like splits in the skin that won't heal because there's not enough material. -- F. Scott Fitzgerald


Thank you for covering for me. I might still be in jail if you hadn't.

Reid [to Prentiss]

JJ: Great to hear your voice, Emily, even if you're not really here.
Prentiss: Great to be heard, even if I'm not really there.

You went around us? What the hell was that?

JJ [to Barnes]

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.

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.