Ben: Someone's framing me.
Kimball: Somebody framed you for shooting at us, Mr. Machado? Because from where I stood, sure looked like it.
Ben: That was a misunderstanding. I didn't know who you guys were. I was defending myself.
Kimball: Really? From whom?
Ben: From someone trying to kill me. Just like they killed Rich and tried to kill Trey.
Kimball: And why would you be next on someone's "To Burn"-list?

Patrick Jane: I've a daughter that would be about your age if I hadn't caused her death... her and her mother.
Frankie O'Keefe: How?
Patrick Jane: Out of arrogance... stupidity. I made an evil man very angry and he killed them to teach me a lesson. To make me sorry for what I've done... and I am sorry. Being sorry is far worse punishment than being dead, everybody dies... very few people ever feel truly sorry for the bad things they've done.

See, the thing is, Flip, Lisbon here is looking at you like you're a pork chop, because you fit the profile. Your life is in chaos, you're lonely, you're depressed, you're addicted to drugs and pornography and a little nuts, to be honest. You're exactly the kind of man that does terrible things to women. But I don't think you did this.

Patrick Jane

Dane Kurtik: I never touched Christine Tanner.
Patrick Jane: Liar.
Dane Kurtik: Believe me, when I tell you that you just now made the worst mistake of your miserable little life.
Patrick Jane: Believe me, no matter how this turns out, I've made worse mistakes.

Virgil Minelli: You couldn't just give Kurtik a stern talking to instead?
Teresa Lisbon: What about Christine Tanner, sir? If Kurtik was having sex with her, that gives him motive to kill.
Virgil Minelli: If! And that's a hunch. Based on rockabilly.
Teresa Lisbon: It's a Jane hunch, you keep him around for a reason.

Philip Handler: I guess, uh, you must be bad cop.
Teresa Lisbon: I try.

(To Agent Lisbon) Why do we get so hung up on every little law everyone breaks?

Patrick

If I told you about every hunch, you would get very irritated.

Patrick

Patrick Jane: Nice cradling.
Travis Tennant: You play Lacrosse?
Patrick Jane: No, fast-moving sticks scare me.

Patrick: This is like believing in the Easter Bunny.
Wayne: Who says there's no Easter Bunny?

Patrick: So you have done some research on me.
Kristina: I have now. Red John murdered your family. I'm very sorry for your loss. Is that why you gave up your calling?
Patrick: Calling? Is that what this is?
Kristina: Yeah. Calling, gift, as you like. There's no doubt that you have it. Why did you give it up?
Patrick: It's the suits. Chafing. Horrible.

Grace: (Talking about Kristina) Excuse me, but you might consider the possibility that she's actually honestly in touch with something beyond your understanding.
Patrick: That would be golf and musical theater of the 30s and 40s.

The Mentalist Quotes

Your temples are pulsing like some weird undersea creature. If that's not anger, you should see a doctor.

Jane

You look good. Orange suits you.

Jane