Criminal Minds (season 6)
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Criminal Minds (2005–2020) is an American television show, airing on CBS, about an elite squad of FBI profilers that analyzes the country's most twisted criminal minds and anticipates their next move before they strike again.
The Longest Night [6.01]
- J.J.: [speaking to Billy Flynn over the radio system] You can do what you want to do. But for once, you could choose to use that power to do for Ellie what should have been done for you. You can choose letting her go. You can choose teaching her that, yes, there are monsters and it is okay to be afraid of them, but it is not okay to let them win. And it is not okay to be one.
- Billy Flynn: Do you believe in heaven?
- Morgan: [raises his gun and aims at Flynn] This is your last chance.
- Billy Flynn: Do you think I might see her there? Maybe get a second chance? [stands up] I'd really like that.
- Jennifer Jareau: "A family is a place where minds come in contact with one another. If these minds love one another, the home will be as beautiful as a flower garden. But if these minds get out of harmony with one another, it is like a storm that plays havoc with the garden." The Buddha
- Jennifer Jareau: Jean Racine said, "A tragedy need not have blood and death; it's enough that it all be filled with that majestic sadness that is the pleasure of tragedy."
- Jennifer Jareau: [quoting her exit interview in voiceover] I'm thankful for my years spent with this family, for everything we shared, every chance we had to grow. I'll take the best of them with me and lead by their example wherever I go. A friend told me to be honest with you, so here it goes. This isn't what I want, but I'll take the high road. Maybe it's because I look at everything as a lesson, or because I don't want to walk around angry...or maybe it's because I finally understand. There are things we don't want to happen but have to accept, things we don't want to know but have to learn, and people we can't live without but have to let go.
Remembrance of Things Past [6.03]
- David Rossi: Marcel Proust wrote, "Remembrance of things past is not necessarily the remembrance of things as they were."
- David Rossi: Mark Twain wrote, "When I was younger I could remember anything, whether it happened or not; but my faculties are decaying now, and soon I shall be so I cannot remember any but the latter. It is sad to go to pieces like this, but we all have to do it."
Compromising Positions [6.04]
- Penelope Garcia: Abraham Lincoln said, "Whatever you are, be a good one."
- Emily Prentiss: "We all wear masks, and the time comes when we cannot remove them without removing our own skin." Andre Berthiaume
Safe Haven [6.05]
- Derek Morgan: "All humanity is one undivided and indivisible family, and each one of us is responsible for the misdeeds of all the others. I cannot detach myself from the wickedest soul." Mahatma Gandhi
- Derek Morgan: "But I have promises to keep, And miles to go before I sleep, And miles to go before I sleep." Robert Frost
Devil's Night [6.06]
- Aaron Hotchner: Niccolo Machiavelli said, "If an injury has to be done to a man it should be so severe that his vengeance need not be feared."
- Aaron Hotchner: Thomas Kempis wrote, "Love feels no burden, thinks nothing of its trouble, attempts what is above its strength, pleads no excuse for impossibility; for it thinks all things are lawful for itself, and all things are possible."
Middle Man [6.07]
- Aaron Hotchner: "The herd seek out the great, not for their sake but for their influence; and the great welcome them out of vanity or need." Napoleon Bonaparte
- Aaron Hotchner: "Without heroes, we are all plain people and don't know how far we can go." Bernard Malamud
Reflection of Desire [6.08]
- Penelope Garcia: "Fame will go by and, so long, I've had you, fame. If it goes by, I've always known it was fickle. So at least it's something I experience, but that's not where I live." Marilyn Monroe
Into the Woods [6.09]
- Derek Morgan: Ralph Ellison said, "I am invisible, understand, simply because people refuse to see me."
- Aaron Hotchner: Elise Cabot said, "Evil endures a moment's flush, and then leaves but a burnt out shell."
What Happens at Home [6.10]
- Aaron Hotchner: "When we were children, we used to think that when we grew up we would no longer be vulnerable. But to grow up is to accept vulnerability. To be alive is to be vulnerable." Writer Madeleine L'Engle
- David Rossi: "Children begin by loving their parents. As they grow older, they judge them. Sometimes they forgive them." Writer Oscar Wilde
25 to Life [6.11]
- Derek Morgan: "There is no such thing as part freedom." Nelson Mandela
- Derek Morgan: "All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them." Galileo
- Spencer Reid: "No man chooses evil because it is evil; he only mistakes it for happiness, the good he seeks." Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
- Spencer Reid: "The best and most beautiful things in life cannot be seen or touched, but just felt by the heart." Helen Keller
The Thirteenth Step [6.13]
- Emily Prentiss: Friedrich Nietzsche wrote, "What really raises one's indignation against suffering is not suffering intrinsically, but the senselessness of suffering."
- Emily Prentiss: William Glasser said, "What happened in the past that was painful has a great deal to do with what we are today."
Sense Memory [6.14]
- Derek Morgan: "Hunting is not a sport. In a sport, both sides should know they're in the game." Paul Rodriguez
- Emily Prentiss: "Nothing revives the past so completely as a smell that was once associated with it." Novelist Vladimir Nabokov
Today I Do [6.15]
- David Rossi: "It's hard to fight an enemy who has outposts in your head." Sally Kempton
- Emily Prentiss: "There is no chance, no destiny, no fate, that can hinder or control the firm resolve of a determined soul." Ella Wheeler Wilcox
- Spencer Reid: "Tomorrow, you promise yourself, will be different, yet, tomorrow is too often a repetition of today." Author James T. McCay
- Emily Prentiss: Come near my team and I will end you.
- Ian Doyle: I don't have a quarrel with them. How long that remains the case depends entirely on you. They're innocent. You're not.
- Emily Prentiss: I was doing my job.
- Ian Doyle: I think you did a little more than that. You took the only thing that mattered to me. So I'm going to take the only thing that matters to you. Your life. [takes out a matchbook with a four leaf clover on the cover and puts it on the table between them] Honoré de Balzac once said, "Most people of action are inclined to fatalism and most people of thought believe in Providence." Tell me, Emily Prentiss, which do you think you're going to be?
- Emily Prentiss: Lao Tzu said, "When I let go of what I am I become what I might be."
- Emily Prentiss: Journalist Dorothy Dix wrote, "Confession is always weakness. The grave soul keeps its own secrets and takes its own punishment in silence."
- Emily Prentiss: "The secret to getting away with lying is believing with all your heart. That goes for lying to yourself even moreso than lying to another." Author Elizabeth Bear
- Jennifer Jareau: Psychoanalyst Walter Langer wrote, "People will believe a big lie sooner than a little one; and if you repeat it frequently enough, people will sooner or later believe it."
With Friends Like These... [6.19]
- Spencer Reid: Lizette Reese said, "The old faiths light their candles all about, but burly Truth comes by and puts them out."
- Derek Morgan: Siddharta Buddha said, "It is not his enemy or foe that lures him to evil ways."
Hanley Waters [6.20]
- Derek Morgan: Poet Antonio Porchia said, "Man, when he does not grieve, hardly exists."
The Stranger [6.21]
- Aaron Hotchner: Stephen King wrote, "Sometimes human places create inhuman monsters."
- Ashley Seaver: "Every journey into the past is complicated by delusions, false memories, false namings of real events." Adrienne Rich
Out of the Light [6.22]
- David Rossi: Agathon said, "Of this alone even God is deprived, the power of making things that are past never to have been."
- Aaron Hotchner: Doménico Cieri Estrada wrote, "Bring the past only if you're going to build from it."
Big Sea [6.23]
- David Rossi: "The sea has never been friendly to man. At most it has been the accomplice of human restlessness." Joseph Conrad
- Derek Morgan: "We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or to watch, we are going back from whence we came." John F. Kennedy
Supply & Demand [6.24]
- Aaron Hotchner: "And yet to every bad, there's a worse." Thomas Hardy
- David Rossi: "What it lies in our power to do, it lies in our power not to do." Aristotle