NCIS quotes are a big reason to watch the show. The one-liners delivered by the characters in jest and the lightning-quick exchanges as they pertain to the cases make for terrific viewing.

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.

How many more, probie? How many times we gotta do this dance? Agents can't keep dying on your watch.

Franks

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?

Tony: You didn't just put in a new pool, did you? For the fam, Roger? You seem like a kidney-shaped guy to me.
Dietz: You won't find anything.
Tony: Are you calling my bluff, Roger? Because that would take big brass ones.

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.

Vance: What's your next target?
Sadiq: Among others? Old stubborn men sit on benches their entire lives and get set in their ways. Age, director. Age is the enemy of enlightened youth.

Tony: We want the boy. What do you want?
Daniel: Just to be heard. To be respected. Not to be handed your broken promises.
Tony: Welcome to the generation gap. Old habits die hard, Daniel.
Daniel: Or they just die.

Sarah: The Calling began as part of the group I joined in Syria, but it became something else.
Tony: What?
Sarah: A faction eager to bring chaos. They pushed our religious doctrine aside. They're rooted in nothing but the desire to reject authority and paralyze the system.
Bishop: Misguided youth.
Sarah: The faction broke off and moved its followers to Iraq.
Bishop: And now they're everywhere.

Use the zip ties, Bishop. He's too small for handcuffs.

Tony
NCIS quotes are not to be missed. The crime solving is great and all, but the one-liners from the characters - and Tony's movie quotes, and Gibbs' one-word zingers - are often some of the most memorable parts of a given episode. Be it simple or profound, the show has a way of amping up the drama when it matters most and using levity to keep things grounded. NCIS quotes cover the full spectrum and then some.

NCIS Quotes

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.

McGee: Rule number 70 - keep digging till you hit bottom.
Abby: McGee! There is no rule 70.
McGee: Well, I--
Abby: You just made up a rule. This McGibbs thing has really gone to your head. I don't even recognize you right now.