RESSLER: What, are you two pen pals ? You guys send each other, uh, coded e-mails ?
RED: I don’t have e-mail or a phone or… An address. I prefer to handle my business face-to-face.
Booth: (whistles) Twenty-two caliber matches the gun he was holding. Did you open up the suitcase?
Booth: Why not?
Bones: It could hold information that would compromise my objectivity.
Booth: Oh yeah like a name and address?
Bones: I prefer to make unbiased initial observations.
Alan: I always feel slightly sick to my stomach when I work alone in the office late at night.
Denise: I thought you liked being alone.
Alan: Oh, I love being alone. I just prefer to be alone when there’s other people around.
Walt: Chemicals! No! Chemistry is…Well, technically, chemistry is the study of matter. But I prefer to see it as the study of change. Now just…just think about this. Electrons. They…change their energy levels. Molecules. Molecules change their bonds. Elements. They combine and change into compounds. Well, that’s…that’s all of life. Right? I mean, it’s just…It’s the constant. It’s the cycle. It’s solution, dissolution, just over and over and over. It is growth, then decay, then transformation. It is fascinating, really.
Castle: So, why chose to be an insurance investigator? It’s really not something most little girls aspire to be when they grow up.
Serena Kaye: It’s a…recent career change.
Castle: Really? What did you do before?
Serena Kaye: Actually, I was a thief.
Castle: Get out.
Serena Kaye: Well, that’s what the museums like to call me. I prefer to think of myself as an art retriever.
Piper: Were you close to you dad?
Leo: Uhh, well, that was long time ago. A different life time. I prefer to focus on the present.
James Moony: Is this a friendly conversation, or am I a person of interest?
Olinsky: Put your shoes on, James.
James Moony: Don’t jerk me off, all right. I’ve been doing this for a living too. What’s going on?
Olinsky: James. You’ve got your wife right here. You want to get hostile, we can do that. We’d prefer to keep it friendly.
Hotchner: Mr. Overholt? I’m agent Hotchner. This is agent Rossi. We’re with the FBI
Mr. Overholt: FBI?
Rossi: You’ve lived in this house for 4 years, correct?
Mr. Overholt: Yeah.
Rossi: I assume disclosures were made at the time of sale about what occurred here?
Mr. Overholt: Yeah… My son doesn’t know about that, and I prefer to keep it that way.
Susan: Look, just to save you the embarrassment, Ian’s seeing someone.
Susan: I’m not at liberty to say. Under the circumstances, they’d prefer to keep it quiet. I don’t believe it. If there was some bimbo in the picture, I’d have heard about it. Lynn: As far as I’m concerned, he’s free meat.
Dexter: I love Halloween. The one time of year when everyone wears a mask … not just me. People think it’s fun to pretend you’re a monster. Me, I spend my life pretending I’m not. Brother, friend, boyfriend – all part of my costume collection. Some people might call me a fraud. Let’s see if it will fit. I prefer to think of myself as a master of disguise.