Jason Gideon: Faulkner once said: "Don't bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors, try to be better than yourself"
Penelope Garcia: Okay, you know how on 'Star Trek' when Captain Kirk asked McCoy to do something totally impossible, and McCoy says, "Dammit, Jim, I'm a doctor not a miracle worker"?
Derek Morgan: Hey, what are you telling me? Not to expect a miracle?
Penelope Garcia: No, I'm saying I'm not a doctor.
Elle Greenaway: Well, what is the most sinful place on campus?
Derek Morgan: Come on Elle, when I was in college it was everywhere.
Elle Greenaway: Chemical accelerant could mean chemistry student.
Dr. Spencer Reid: It could also mean chemistry professor.
Elle Greenaway: I say student. You need self-confidence to lecture in front of a classroom full of 30 college kids. Arsonists are socially incompetent. This guy doesn't go on dates, doesn't go to parties, doesn't feel comfortable in front of groups.
[Reid looks at Elle]
Elle Greenaway: And of course he's a total psychopath.
Dr. Spencer Reid: Of course.
[the team arrives at the college]
Jason Gideon: No badges. I don't want to satisfy the unsub's need for attention by letting him know we got the FBI here. Try not to look official.
Jason Gideon: [looks at the team's clothing]
Jason Gideon: Try to look *less* official.
Agent Trainee: Weren't you a little bit worried he might just shoot you?
Jason Gideon: I was a lot worried.
2nd Agent Trainee: But how did you find him?
Jason Gideon: I was just stopping for gas. I walked into that store and I saw pieces of a profile that I'd given the Virginia PD almost a year ago. Truck in disrepair, a disheveled young man, severe stutter. James Reese once said "There are certain clues at a crime scene which, by their very nature, do not lend themselves to being collected or examined. How does one collect love, rage, hatred, fear?" These are things we're trained to look for.
2nd Agent Trainee: So anyone else would have just seen a guy who stutters, but you saw the Footpath Killer.
Jason Gideon: Right. But sometimes these guys still found by just dumb luck. Berkowitz was caught because of a parking ticket.
Elle Greenaway: [entering] Except the cop who caught him wasn't staring down a shotgun like you were.
Jason Gideon: This is true.
Derek Morgan: Hey, Reid, you got a statistic on arsonists?
Dr. Spencer Reid: 82% are white males between 17 and 27. Female arsonists are far less likely, their motive typically being revenge.
Derek Morgan: Sounds like our boy's a student.
Jason Gideon: Oh, don't be so sure. You rely too much on precedent, you never allow for the unexpected.
Jeremy: You can't pry them all the way open, it's a safety precaution.
Aaron Hotchner: [In a lab with students, whispers] Reid, since you're more their age, why don't you do the talking?
Dr. Spencer Reid: [Clears his throat and speaks up] Hi, hi guys, uh, my name is, eh, Dr. Spencer Reid. I'm a, uh, agent with the... the BAU, Behavior Analysis Unit of the FBI, which, uhm, it... itused to be called BSU, Behavior Science Unit, but not anymore. They changed it to BAU. Uhm, it's part of the NCAVC, National Centre for the Analsysis of Violent Crime, which is also part of this thing called the CIRG, Critical Incident Response Group. And...
Aaron Hotchner: What he's trying to say is: we love to know how you could help us
Campus Security Guard: You're one of those FBI guys. A profiler, right? Like, one look at the crime scene you can tell what kind of shampoo a killer uses.
Jason Gideon: You're a bit skeptical.
Campus Security Guard: Maybe a little.
Jason Gideon: Your girlfriend thinks you're going to break up with her.
Campus Security Guard: You're kidding, right?
Elle Greenaway: Okay, I'm curious. Why'd he stutter?
Jason Gideon: You're on your way to becoming a part of the behavior analysis team now, Elle. You tell me!
Jason Gideon: [opening quote] Einstein once said: "Imagination is more important than knowledge: knowledge is limited, imagination encircles the world"
Jason Gideon: [about the campus security guard's girlfriend] You broke up with her? No more necklace.
Campus Security Guard: Yeah! I kinda want to date someone else.
Jason Gideon: What's her name?
Campus Security Guard: Brian!
Jason Gideon: Oh! That's a very good reason.