Criminal Minds opening and closing quotes

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Season 1 Episode 1 Extreme Aggressor

Gideon: Joseph Conrad said, “The belief in a supernatural source of evil is not necessary.  Men alone are quite capable of every wickedness.”

Gideon: Emerson said, “All is riddle, and the key to a riddle is another riddle.”

Gideon: Winston Churchill said, “The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you will see.”

Gideon: Nietzsche once said, “When you look long into an abyss, the abyss looks into you.”

Season 1 Episode 2 Compulsion

Gideon: Faulkner once said, “Don’t bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors.  Try to be better than yourself.”

Gideon: 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 that we’re trained to look for.”

Gideon: Einstein once said, “Imagination is more important than knowledge.  Knowledge is limited; imagination encircles the world.”

Season 1 Episode 3 Won’t Get Fooled Again

Gideon: Samuel Johnson wrote, “Almost all absurdity of conduct arises from the imitation of those who we cannot resemble.”

Season 1 Episode 4 Plain Sight

Gideon: French poet Jacques Rigaut said, “Don’t forget that I cannot see myself, that my role is limited to being the one who looks in the mirror.”

Gideon: Rose Kennedy once said, “Birds sing after a storm; why shouldn’t people feel as free to delight in whatever sunlight remains to them?”

Season 1 Episode 5 Broken Mirror

Gideon: Euripides said, “When a good man is hurt, all who would be called good must suffer with him.”

Gideon: Euripides said, “When love is in excess it brings a man no honor nor worthiness.”

Season 1 Episode 6 L.D.S.K.

Gideon: Nietzsche wrote, “The irrationality of a thing is not an argument against its existence, rather a condition of it.”

Hotchner: Shakespeare wrote, “Nothing is so common as the wish to be remarkable.”

Season 1 Episode 7 The Fox

Gideon: Dr. Thomas Fuller – “With foxes we must play the fox.”

Season 1 Episode 8 Natural Born Killer

Gideon: Hemingway wrote, “There is no hunting like the hunting of man; and those who have hunted armed men long enough and liked it never really care for anything else.”

Gideon: Carl Jung said, “The healthy man does not torture others.  Generally, it is the tortured who turn into torturers.”

Season 1 Episode 9 Derailed

Gideon: Robert Oxton Bolt once wrote, “A belief is not merely an idea the mind possesses; it is an idea that possesses the mind.”

Reid: Albert Einstein asked, “The question that sometimes drives me hazy: Am I or the others crazy?”

Season 1 Episode 10 The Popular Kids

Gideon: Sir Peter Ustinov said, “Unfortunately, a super abundance of dreams is paid for by a growing potential for nightmares.”

Gideon: Playwright Eugene Ionesco said, “Ideology separates us.  Dreams and anguish bring us together.”

Season 1 Episode 11 Blood Hungry

Gideon: Harriet Beecher Stowe once said “The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone.”

Season 1 Episode 12 What Fresh Hell?

Gideon: “The poet, W. H. Auden wrote, ‘Evil is unspectacular, and always human, and shares our bed and eats at our table.'”

Gideon: “Measure not the work until the day’s out and the labor done.” Elizabeth Barrett Browning.

Season 1 Episode 13 Poison

Gideon: Roman philosopher Lucretius said, “What is food to one, is to others bitter poison.”

Gideon: Confucius once said, “Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves.”

Season 1 Episode 14 Riding the Lightning

Gideon: Whoso sheddeth man’s blood, by man shall his blood be shed. Genesis 9:6.

Gideon: Albert Pine said, “What we do for ourselves dies with us.  What we do for others and the world remains and is immortal.”

Season 1 Episode 15 Unfinished Business

Gideon: Norman Maclean wrote, “It is those we live with and love and should know who elude us.”

Elle: Abraham Lincoln once said, “In the end it’s not the years in your life that count.  It’s the life in your years.”

Season 1 Episode 16 The Tribe

Hotchner: Nietzsche wrote, “The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe.”

Season 1 Episode 17 A Real Rain

Gideon: W. H. Auden said, “Murder is unique in that it abolishes the party it injures, so that society must take the place of the victim and on his behalf demand atonement or grant forgiveness.”

Gideon: Gandhi said, “Better to be violent if there’s violence in our hearts than to put on the cloak of non-violence to cover impotence.”

Hotchner: Gandhi also said, “I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary.  The evil it does is permanent.”

Season 1 Episode 18 Somebody’s Watching

Gideon: Diane Arbus once said, “A photograph is a secret about a secret.  The more it tells you, the less you know.”

Gideon: Bernard Shaw once said, “An American has no sense of privacy.  He does not know what it means.  There is no such thing in the country.”

Season 1 Episode 19 Machismo

Hotchner: Anthony Brandt wrote, “Other things may change us, but we start and end with family.”

Hotchner: Mexican proverb: “The house does not rest on the ground, but upon a woman.”

Season 1 Episode 20 Charm and Harm

Gideon: The French philosopher Voltaire wrote, “There are some that only employ words for the purpose of disguising their thoughts.”

Gideon: The author François de la Rochefoucauld wrote, “We are so accustomed to disguise ourselves to others that in the end we become disguised to ourselves.”

Season 1 Episode 21 Secrets and Lies

Gideon: Albert Einstein said, “Whoever undertakes to set himself up as judge in the field of truth and knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods.”

Gideon: George Orwell said, “In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.”

Season 1 Episode 22 The Fisher King (1)

Gideon: Writer Elbert Hubbard said, “No man needs a vacation so much as the man who has just had one.”

Season 2 Episode 1 The Fisher King (2)

Gideon: “The defects and faults of the mind are like wounds in the body; after all imaginable care has been taken to heal them up, still there will be a scar left behind.”  French writer François de la Rochefoucauld.

Reid: “It has been said, ‘time heals all wounds.’  I do not agree.  The wounds remain.  In time, the mind, protecting its sanity, covers them with scar tissue and the pain lessens.  But it is never gone.” Rose Kennedy.

Season 2 Episode 2 P911

Gideon: Theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer said “The test of the morality of a society is what it does for its children.”

Season 2 Episode 3 The Perfect Storm

Gideon: Mark Twain wrote “Of all the animals, man is the only one that is cruel.  He is the only one that inflicts pain for the pleasure of doing it.”

Hotchner: Philosopher Kahlil Gibran wrote “Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.”

Season 2 Episode 4 Psychodrama

Hotchner: “Man is least himself when he talks in his own person.  Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.”  Oscar Wilde.

Hotchner: “The basis of shame is not some personal mistake of ours, but that this humiliation is seen by everyone,” Milan Kundera.

Season 2 Episode 5 Aftermath

Gideon: Helen Keller once said “Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it.”

Season 2 Episode 6 The Boogeyman

Hotchner: Plato wrote “We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.”

Season 2 Episode 7 North Mammon

JJ: Legendary basketball coach John Wooden said: “It’s not so important who starts the game, but who finishes it.”

JJ: “The ultimate choice for a man, in as much as he is driven to transcend himself, is to create or to destroy, to love or to hate.” Erich Fromm.

Season 2 Episode 8 Empty Planet

Gideon: Robespierre wrote “Crime butchers innocence to secure a prize, and innocence struggles with all its might against the attempts of crime.”

Season 2 Episode 9 The Last Word

Hotchner: Elbert Hubbard once wrote “If men could only know each other, they would never either idolize or hate.”

Hotchner: Mahatma Gandhi once said “All through history, there have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time they can seem invincible, but in the end they always fall, always.”

Season 2 Episode 10 Lessons Learned

Gideon: Dale Turner mused “Some of the best lessons are learned from past mistakes.  The error of the past is the wisdom of the future.”

Gideon: Ralph Waldo Emerson said “In order to learn the important lessons in life, one must, each day, surmount a fear.”

Season 2 Episode 11 Sex, Birth, Death

Reid: T.S. Eliot wrote “Between the idea and the reality, between the motion and the act, falls the shadow.”

Reid: T.S. Eliot wrote “Between the desire and the spasm, between the potency and the existence, between the essence and the descent, falls the shadow.  This is the way the world ends.”

Season 2 Episode 12 Profiler, Profiled

Morgan: “All secrets are deep.  All secrets become dark.  That’s in the nature of secrets.”  Writer Cory Doctorow.

Season 2 Episode 13 No Way Out

Gideon: Aristotle said, “Evil brings men together.”

Season 2 Episode 14 The Big Game

Gideon: Condemned murderer Perry Smith said of his victims, the Clutter family: “I didn’t have anything against them and they never did anything wrong to me, the way other people have all my life.  Maybe they’re just the ones who have to pay for it.”

Season 2 Episode 15 Revelations

Hotchner: “There is not a righteous man on earth who does what is right and never sins.”  Ecclesiastes 7:20

Season 2 Episode 16 Fear and Loathing

Gideon: “From the deepest desires often come the deadliest hate.”  Socrates.

Reid: “The life of the dead is placed in the memory of the living.” Cicero.

Season 2 Episode 17 Distress

Gideon: “Our life is made by the death of others.” Leonardo da Vinci.

Hotchner: “If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace.” Thomas Paine.

Season 2 Episode 18 Jones

Gideon: Robert Kennedy once said “Tragedy is a tool for the living to gain wisdom, not a guide by which to live.”

Season 2 Episode 19 Ashes and Dust

Hotchner: “The torture of a bad conscience is the hell of a living soul.”  John Calvin.

Hotchner: Gandhi said “Live as if you were to die tomorrow, learn as if you were to live forever.”

Season 2 Episode 20 Honor Among Thieves

Prentiss: An old Russian proverb reminds us, “There can be no good without evil.”

Prentiss: “Happy families are all alike.  Every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” Leo Tolstoy.

Season 2 Episode 21 Open Season

Gideon: “One man’s wilderness is another man’s theme park.”  Author unknown.

Prentiss: The British historian James Anthony Froude once said, “Wild animals never kill for sport.  Man is the only one to whom the torture and death of his fellow creatures is amusing in itself.”

Season 2 Episode 22 Legacy

Hotchner: “Of all the preposterous assumptions of humanity, nothing exceeds the criticisms made of the habits of the poor by the well-housed, well-warmed, and well-fed.” Herman Melville

Gideon: “Nothing is permanent in this wicked world— not even our troubles.” Charles Chaplin.

Season 2 Episode 23 No Way Out II: The Evilution of Frank

Gideon: “I choose my friends for their good looks, my acquaintances for their good characters, and my enemies for their good intellect.” Oscar Wilde.

Season 3 Episode 2 In Name and Blood

Hotchner: George Washington said, “Let your heart feel for the affliction and distress of everyone.”

Season 3 Episode 3 Scared to Death

Hotchner: The Taoist philosopher Lao-tze once wrote, “He who controls others may be powerful, but he who has mastered himself is mightier still.”

Hotchner: Eleanor Roosevelt once said, “You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face; You must do the thing you think you cannot do.”

Season 3 Episode 4 Children of the Dark

Prentiss: “In the city, crime is taken as emblematic of class and race. In the suburbs, though, it’s intimate and psychological – resistant to generalization, a mystery of the individual soul.”  Barbara Ehrenreich.

Season 3 Episode 5 Seven Seconds

Hotchner: Dostoyevsky once said, “Nothing is easier than denouncing the evildoer. Nothing more difficult than understanding him.”

Hotchner: G.K. Chesterton wrote: “Fairy tales do not tell children that dragons exist.  Children already know that dragons exist.  Fairy tales tell children that dragons can be killed.”

Season 3 Episode 6 About Face

Hotchner: “Now what else is the whole life of mortals but a sort of comedy, in which the various actors, disguised by various costumes and masks, walk on and play each one his part, until the manager waves them off the stage?” Erasmus.

Season 3 Episode 7 Identity

Rossi: “An earthly kingdom cannot exist without inequality of persons. Some must be free, some serfs, some rulers, some subjects.” Martin Luther.

Season 3 Episode 8 Lucky

Morgan: “Fantasy abandoned by reason produces impossible monsters.”  Francisco Goya.

Morgan: “God sends meat and the devil sends cooks.” Thomas Deloney

Season 3 Episode 9 Penelope

Garcia: William Shakespeare wrote, “Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.”

Season 3 Episode 10 True Night

Reid: “Superman is, after all, an alien life form. He is simply the acceptable face of invading realities.” Author Clive Barker.

Garcia: The noir hero is a knight in blood caked armor. He’s dirty and he does his best to deny the fact that he’s a hero the whole time. (Frank Miller)

Season 3 Episode 11 Birthright

Hotch: The American poet Anne Sexton once wrote, “It doesn’t matter who my father was; it matters who I remember he was.”

JJ: Wordsworth wrote, “A simple child/ That lightly draws its breath/ And feels its life in every limb/ What should it know of death?”

Season 3 Episode 12 3rd Life

Hotch: “No man or woman who tries to pursue an ideal in his or her own way is without enemies.” Daisy Bates.

Hotch: “It is a wise father that knows his own child.” William Shakespeare.

Season 3 Episode 13 Limelight

Rossi: “I know indeed what evil I intend to do, but stronger than all my afterthoughts is my fury, fury that brings upon mortals the greatest evils.” Euripides.

Rossi: “For we pay a price for everything we get or take in this world; and although ambitions are well worth having, they are not to be cheaply won.” Lucy Maud Montgomery.

Season 3 Episode 14 Damaged

Rossi: “…Within the core of each of us is the child we once were. This child constitutes the foundation of what we have become, who we are, and what we will be.”  Neuroscientist Dr. R. Joseph.

Hotchner: “There is no formula for success, except perhaps an unconditional acceptance of life and what it brings.” Arthur Rubinstein.

Season 3 Episode 15 A Higher Power

Rossi: “There is no refuge from confession but suicide; and suicide is confession.” – Daniel Webster.

Prentiss: “The most authentic thing about us is our capacity to create, to overcome, to endure, to transform, to love, and to be greater than our suffering.” – Ben Okri.

Season 3 Episode 16 Elephant’s Memory

Reid: “A sad soul can kill you quicker, far quicker, than a germ.” John Steinbeck.

Reid: “We cross our bridges when we come to them and burn them behind us, with nothing to show for our progress except a memory of the smell of smoke, and a presumption that once our eyes watered.” – Tom Stoppard.

Season 3 Episode 17 In Heat

JJ: “There are no secrets better kept than the secrets that everybody guesses.” – George Bernard Shaw.

JJ: “If we knew each other’s secrets, what comforts we should find.” – John Churton Collins.

Season 3 Episode 18 The Crossing

Prentiss: Author Christian Nestell Bovee once wrote, “No man is happy without a delusion of some kind.  Delusions are as necessary to our happiness as realities.”

JJ: Susan B. Anthony said, “A woman must not depend on the protection of man, but must be taught to protect herself.”

Season 3 Episode 19 Tabula Rasa

Hotch: “All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter another.” – Anatole France.

Season 3 Episode 20 Lo-Fi

Hotch: Voltaire said, “The man visited by ecstasies and visions, who takes dreams for realities, is an enthusiast.  The man who supports his madness with murder is a fanatic.”

Season 4 Episode 1 Mayhem

Hotch: Never think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is not a crime. – Ernest Hemingway.

Season 4 Episode 2 The Angel Maker

Hotch: “We all die.  The goal isn’t to live forever.  The goal is to create something that will.” Chuck Palahniuk.

Hotch: Wendell Berry said, “The past is our definition.  We may strive with good reason to escape it, or to escape what is bad in it.  But we will escape it only by adding something better to it.”

Season 4 Episode 3 Minimal Loss

Reid: “To follow by faith alone is to follow blindly.” Benjamin Franklin.

Prentiss: “Reason is not automatic.  Those who deny it cannot be conquered by it.” Ayn Rand.

Season 4 Episode 4 Paradise

Hotch: Thomas Fuller wrote, “A fool’s paradise is a wise man’s hell.”

Hotch: Roman poet Phaedrus wrote, “Things are not always what they seem; the first appearance deceives many.  The intelligence of a few, perceives what has been carefully hidden.”

Season 4 Episode 5 Catching Out

Prentiss: “Plenty sits still.  Hunger is a wanderer.” Zulu proverb.

Prentiss: “Beyond the East the sunrise, beyond the West the sea/ And the East and West the wander-thirst that will not let me be.” Gerald Gould.

Season 4 Episode 6 The Instincts

Hotch: “Who speaks to the instincts speaks to the deepest in mankind and finds the readiest response.” Amos Bronson Alcott.

Reid: “I think the truly natural things are dreams, which nature can’t touch with decay.” Bob Dylan.

Season 4 Episode 7 Memoriam

Reid: “What was silent in the father speaks in the son, and often I found in the son the unveiled secret of the father.” Friedrich Nietzsche.

Reid: “There is no refuge from memory and remorse in this world.  The spirits of our foolish deeds haunt us, with or without repentance.” Gilbert Parker.

Season 4 Episode 8 Masterpiece

Rossi: “Let us consider that we are all insane.  It will explain us to each other; it will unriddle many riddles…” Mark Twain.

Rossi: “Man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression and retaliation.  The foundation of such a method is love.” Martin Luther King, Jr.

Season 4 Episode 9 52 Pickup

Prentiss: Author Harlan Ellison wrote, “The minute people fall in love, they become liars.”

Rossi: P. J. O’Rourke wrote, “Cleanliness becomes more important when godliness is unlikely.”

Season 4 Episode 10 Brothers in Arms

Morgan: “We are all brothers under the skin, and I, for one, would be willing to skin humanity to prove it.” Ayn Rand.

Morgan: “… For he today who sheds his blood with me shall be my brother.” William Shakespeare.

Season 4 Episode 11 Normal

Hotchner: “Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin to slit throats.” H. L. Mencken.

Rossi: “There’s no tragedy in life like the death of a child.  Things never get back to the way they were.” President Dwight Eisenhower.

Season 4 Episode 12 Soul Mates

Reid: “No mortal can keep a secret. If his lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.” Sigmund Freud.

Morgan: British historian C. Northcote Parkinson said, “Delay is the deadliest form of denial.”

Season 4 Episode 13 Bloodline

Prentiss: Winston Churchill said, “There is no doubt that it is around the family and the home that all the greatest virtues, the most dominating virtues of human society, are created, strengthened and maintained.”

Hotchner: Mario Puzo wrote, “The strength of a family, like the strength of an army, is in its loyalty to each other.”

Season 4 Episode 14 Cold Comfort

JJ: “And so, all the night-tide, I lay down by the side/ Of my darling, my darling, my life and my bride.  In the sepulchre there by the sea.  In her tomb by the sounding sea.” Edgar Allan Poe.

Rossi: “For those who believe, no proof is necessary. For those who don’t believe, no proof is possible.” Stuart Chase.

Season 4 Episode 15 Zoe’s Reprise

Rossi: “I never teach my pupils; I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn.” Albert Einstein.

Rossi: Austrian novelist Marie Von Ebner-Eschenbach wrote, “In youth we learn; in age we understand.”

Season 4 Episode 16 Pleasure is my Business

Hotchner: “The prostitute is not, as feminists claim, the victim of men, but rather their conqueror, an outlaw, who controls the sexual channels between nature and culture.” Camille Paglia.

Season 4 Episode 17 Demonology

Prentiss: “He who does not punish evil, commands it to be done.” Leonardo da Vinci.

Rossi: “There is no heresy or no philosophy which is so abhorrent to the church as a human being.” James Joyce.

Season 4 Episode 18 Omnivore

Hotchner: “Fate is not satisfied with inflicting one calamity.” Roman author Publilius Syrus.

Hotchner: “Men heap together the mistakes of their lives, and create a monster they call destiny.” John Hobbes.

Season 4 Episode 19 House On Fire

Hotchner: “We all live in a house on fire, no fire department to call; no way out.” Tennessee Williams.

Hotchner: “I have loved to the point of madness; That which is called madness, That which to me, is the only sensible way to love.” Françoise Sagan.

Season 4 Episode 20 Conflicted

Reid: “Light thinks it travels faster than anything but it is wrong.  No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has always got there first, and is waiting for it.” Terry Pratchett.

Reid: “Monsters are real, and ghosts are real too.  They live inside us, and sometimes, they win.” Stephen King.

Season 4 Episode 21 A Shade of Gray

Rossi: Dr. Burton Grebin once said, “To lose a child is to lose a piece of yourself.”

Rossi: “Without a family, man, alone in the world, trembles with the cold.” Andre Maurois.

Season 4 Episode 22 The Big Wheel

Hotchner: “In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present.” Francis Bacon.

Morgan: “No matter how dark the moment, love and hope are always possible.” George Chakiris.

Season 4 Episode 23 Roadkill

Hotchner: “I’m not sure about automobiles.  With all their speed forward, they may be a step backward in civilization.” Booth Tarkington.

JJ: “The human voice can never reach the distance that is covered by the still, small voice of conscience.” Mahatma Gandhi.

Season 4 Episode 24 Amplification

Reid: “It will become fine dust over all the land of Egypt and it will become boils breaking out with sores on man and beast through all the land of Egypt.” Exodus 9:9.

Reid: “Security is mostly a superstition.  It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it.”  Helen Keller.

Season 4 Episode 25 – 26 To Hell…And Back

Hotchner: “If there were no hell, we would be like the animals.  No hell, no dignity.” Flannery O’Connor.

Hotchner: Sometimes there are no words, no clever quotes to neatly sum up what’s happened that day. Sometimes you do everything right, everything exactly right, and still you feel like you failed. Did it need to end that way? Could something have been done to prevent the tragedy in the first place? Eighty-nine murders at the pig farm, the deaths of Mason and Lucas Turner make 91 lives snuffed out. Kelly Shane will go home and try to recover, to reconnect with her family but she’ll never be a child again. William Hightower, who gave his leg for his country, gave the rest of himself to avenge his sister’s murder. That makes 93 lives forever altered, not counting family and friends in a small town in Sarnia, Ontario, who thought monsters didn’t exist until they learned that they spent their lives with one. And what about my team? How many more times will they be able to look into the abyss? How many more times before they won’t ever recover the pieces of themselves that this job takes? Like I said, sometimes there are no words or clever quotes to neatly sum up what’s happened that day.
The Reaper: You should have made a deal.
Hotchner: Sometimes, the day just…
(Fade to black.  A gunshot is heard)
Hotchner: … ends.

Season 5 Episode 1 Nameless, Faceless

Rossi: “A weak man has doubts before a decision.  A strong man has them afterwards.” Karl Kraus.

Season 5 Episode 2 Haunted

Hotchner: “One need not be a chamber to be haunted, one need not to be a house.  The brain has corridors surpassing material place.” Emily Dickinson.

Hotchner: “There is no witness so dreadful, no accuser so terrible as the conscience that dwells in the heart of every man.” Polybius.

Season 5 Episode 3 Reckoner

Rossi: “Justice without force is powerless; force without justice is tyrannical.” Blaise Pascal.

Rossi: “I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice.” Abraham Lincoln.

Season 5 Episode 4 Hopeless

Morgan: Kingman Brewster, Jr. said, “There is no lasting hope in violence, only temporary relief from hopelessness.”

Morgan: William Shakespeare wrote, “These violent delights have violent ends.”

Season 5 Episode 5 Cradle to Grave

JJ: Journalist William D. Tammeus wrote, “You don’t really understand human nature unless you know why a child on a merry-go-round will wave at his parents every time around and why his parents will always wave back.”

Season 5 Episode 6 The Eyes Have It

Morgan: “And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out and cast it from thee.” Matthew 5:29.

Morgan: “Dwell in peace in the home of your own being and the messenger of death will not be able to touch you.” Guru Nanak.

Season 5 Episode 7 The Performer

Reid: “In all the darkest pages of the malign supernatural, there is no more terrible tradition than that of the vampire – a pariah even among demons.” Writer Montague Summers.

Prentiss: Writer Cyril Connolly said, “Better to write for yourself and have no public than to write for the public and have no self.”

Season 5 Episode 8 Outfoxed

Morgan: “Man usually avoids attributing cleverness to somebody else unless it’s an enemy.” Albert Einstein.

Season 5 Episode 9 100

Hotchner: “He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster.  And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.”  Friedrich Nietzsche.

Hotchner: Poet Haniel Long said, “So much of what is best in us is bound up in our love of family that it remains the measure of our stability because it measures our sense of loyalty.”

Season 5 Episode 10 The Slave of Duty

Hotchner: “Where we love is home, home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts.” Oliver Wendell Holmes.

Hotchner: “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

Season 5 Episode 11 Retaliation

Prentiss: “Men are more ready to repay an injury than a benefit, because gratitude is a burden and revenge a pleasure.” Tacitus

Prentiss: “There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness but of power. They are messengers of overwhelming grief and of unspeakable love.” Washington Irving

Season 5 Episode 12 The Uncanny Valley

Reid: Peace Pilgrim wrote: “Anything you cannot relinquish when it has outlived its usefulness possesses you, and in this materialistic age a great many of us are possessed by our possessions.”

Reid: Isaac Asimov wrote: “In life, unlike chess, the game continues after checkmate.”

Season 5 Episode 13 Risky Business

JJ: Mother Teresa said, “Life is a game – play it … Life is too precious, do not destroy it.”

JJ: “Experience is a brutal teacher, but you learn. My God, do you learn.”         C.S. Lewis

Season 5 Episode 14 Parasite

Prentiss: “Oh, what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive.” Sir Walter Scott.

Prentiss: “If I am what I have, and if I lose what I have, who, then, am I?” German psychologist Erich Fromm.

Season 5 Episode 15 Public Enemy

Rossi: “When a father gives to his son, both laugh; when his son gives to his father, both cry.” William Shakespeare.

Rossi: “Show me a hero, and I will write you a tragedy.” F. Scott Fitzgerald.

Season 5 Episode 16 Mosley Lane

JJ: Emily Dickinson wrote, “Hope is the thing with feathers, that perches in the soul, and sings the tune without words, and never stops at all.”

JJ: Nietzsche wrote, “Hope is the worst of evils, for it prolongs the torments of man.”

Season 5 Episode 17 Solitary Man

Morgan: Christopher Lash said, “Family is a haven in a heartless world.”

Prentiss: Tennessee Williams said, “We’re all of us sentenced to solitary confinement inside our own skins, for life.”

Season 5 Episode 18 The Fight

Hotchner: Mother Teresa said, “I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love.”

Season 5 Episode 19 Rite of Passage

Hotchner: “Many persons have the wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.” Helen Keller.

Prentiss: “A lion’s work hours are only when he’s hungry. Once he’s satisfied, the predator and prey lie peacefully together.” Chuck Jones.

Season 5 Episode 20 …A Thousand Words

Rossi: “A sincere artist tries to create something which is, in itself, a living thing.” Painter William Dobell.

Hotchner: Gandhi said, “I have seen children successfully surmount the effects of an evil inheritance. That is due to purity being an inherent attribute of the soul.”

Season 5 Episode 21 Exit Wounds

Garcia: “Nature, in her most dazzling aspects or stupendous parts, is but the background and theater of the tragedy of man.” John Morley

Garcia: Ralph W. Sockman said, “Nothing is so strong as gentleness, and nothing is so gentle as real strength.”

Season 5 Episode 22 The Internet Is Forever

Hotchner: “The single biggest problem with communication is the illusion that it has taken place.” George Bernard Shaw.

Rossi:  “The Internet is the first thing that humanity has built that humanity doesn’t understand, the largest experiment in anarchy that we have ever had.” Eric Schmidt.

Season 5 Episode 23 Our Darkest Hour

Morgan: Alfred Lord Tennyson wrote, “And out of the darkness came the hands that reach thro’ nature, moulding men.”

Season 6 Episode 1 The Longest Night

JJ: “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 other it is like a storm that plays havoc with the garden.” The Buddha.

Season 6 Episode 2 JJ

JJ: 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.”

Season 6 Episode 3 Remembrance of Things Past

Rossi: Marcel Proust wrote, “Remembrance of things past is not necessarily the remembrance of things as they were.”

Rossi: Mark Twain wrote, “When I was younger, I could remember anything, whether it had happened or not. But my faculties are decaying now, and soon I shall be so that I cannot remember any but the things that never happened. It is sad to go to pieces like this, but we all have to do it.”

Season 6 Episode 4 Compromising Positions

Prentiss: “We all wear masks, and the times comes when we cannot remove them without removing our own skin.” Andre Berthiaume

Garcia: Abraham Lincoln said, “Whatever you are, be a good one.”

Season 6 Episode 5 Safe Haven

Morgan: “All humanity is one undivided and indivisible family. I cannot detach myself from the wickedest soul.” Mahatma Gandhi.

Morgan: “But I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep, and miles to go before I sleep.” Robert Frost.

Season 6 Episode 6 Devil’s Night

Hotchner: Niccolo Machiavelli wrote, “If an injury has to be done to a man it should be so severe that his vengeance need not be feared.”

Hotchner: Thomas Kempis wrote, “Love feels no burden, thinks nothing of its trouble, attempts what is above its strength, pleads no excuse of impossibility; for it thinks all things lawful for itself, and all things possible.”

Season 6 Episode 7 Middle Man

Hotchner: “Without heroes, we are all plain people and don’t know how far we can go.” Bernard Malamud

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

Season 6 Episode 8 Reflection of Desire

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

Garcia: I believe humanity was born from conflict. Maybe that’s why in all of us lives a dark side. Some of us embrace it. Some have no choice. The rest of us fight it. In the end, it’s as natural as the air we breathe. At some point, we’re forced to face the truth. Ourselves.

Season 6 Episode 9 Into the Woods

Morgan: Ralph Ellison said, “I am invisible, understand, simply because people refuse to see me.”

Hotchner: Elise Cabot said, “Evil endures a moment’s flush, and then leaves but a burnt out shell.”

Season 6 Episode 10 What Happens at Home

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

Rossi: “Children begin by loving their parents; as they grow older they judge them; sometimes they forgive them.” Writer Oscar Wilde

Season 6 Episode 11 25 to Life

Morgan: “There is no such thing as part freedom.” Nelson Mandela

Morgan: “All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered. The point is to discover them.” Galileo

Season 6 Episode 12 Corazón

Reid: “No man chooses evil because it is evil; he only mistakes it for happiness, the good he seeks.” Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley.

Reid: “The best and most beautiful things in life cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.” Helen Keller.

Season 6 Episode 13 The Thirteenth Step

Prentiss: Friedrich Nietzsche wrote, “What really raises one’s indignation against suffering is not suffering intrinsically, but the senselessness of suffering.”

Prentiss: William Glasser wrote, “What happened in the past that was painful has a great deal to do with what we are today.”

Season 6 Episode 14 Sense Memory

Morgan: “Hunting is not a sport. In a sport, both sides should know they are in the game.” Comedian Paul Rodriguez.

Prentiss: “Nothing revives the past so completely as a smell that was once associated with it.” Novelist Vladimir Nabokov.

Season 6 Episode 15 Today I Do

Prentiss: “There’s no chance, no destiny, no fate, that can circumvent or hinder or control the firm resolve of a determined soul.” Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Rossi: “It’s hard to fight an enemy who has outposts in your head.” Sally Kempton

Season 6 Episode 16 Coda

Reid: “Tomorrow, you promise yourself, will be different, but tomorrow is too often a repetition of today.” Author James T. Mccay

Ian Doyle: Honore de Balzac once said, “Most people of action are inclined to fatalism, and most of thought believe in providence.” Tell me, Emily Prentiss, which do you think you’re gonna be?

Season 6 Episode 17 Valhalla

Prentiss: Lao Tzu said, “When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.”

Prentiss: Journalist Dorothea Dix wrote, “Confession is always weakness. The grave soul keeps its own secrets, and takes its own punishment in silence.”

Season 6 Episode 18 Lauren

JJ: 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.”

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.

Season 6 Episode 19 With Friends Like These…

Reid: Lizette Reese said, “The old faiths light their candles all about, but burly truth comes by and puts them out.”

Morgan: Siddhartha Buddha said, “It is not his enemy or foe that lures him to evil ways.”

Season 6 Episode 20 Hanley Waters

Morgan: Poet Antonio Porchia wrote, “Man, when he does not grieve, hardly exists.”

Season 6 Episode 21 The Stranger

Seaver: “Every journey into the past is complicated by delusions, false memories, false naming of real events.” Adrienne Rich

Hotchner: “Sometimes human places create inhuman monsters.” Stephen King.

Season 6 Episode 22 Out of the Light

Rossi: Agathon said, “Of this alone, even God is deprived, the power of making things that are past never to have been.”

Hotchner: Doménico Cieri Estrada wrote, “Bring the past only if you’re going to build from it.”

Season 6 Episode 23 Big Sea

Rossi: “The sea has never been friendly to man. At most, it has been the accomplice of human restlessness.” Joseph Conrad

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

Season 6 Episode 24 Supply & Demand

Hotchner: Thomas Hardy said, “And yet to every bad there’s a worse.”

Rossi: “What lies in our power to do, lies in our power not to do.” Aristotle.

Season 7 Episode 1 It Takes a Village

JJ: Queen Elizabeth I said, “The past cannot be cured.”

Prentiss: “I do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God.” FBI oath of office.

Season 7 Episode 2 Proof

Reid: “If it is a miracle, any sort of evidence will answer. But if it is a fact, proof is necessary.” Mark Twain

Rossi: Scott Adams wrote, “Nothing inspires forgiveness quite like revenge.”

Season 7 Episode 3 Dorado Falls

Reid: “Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds.” Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Rossi: “We’re born alone, we live alone, we die alone. Only through our love and friendship can we create the illusion for the moment that we’re not alone.” Orson Welles

Season 7 Episode 4 Painless

Reid: “You may leave school, but it never leaves you.” Andy Partridge

Hotch: “Pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.” Kahlil Gibran

Season 7 Episode 5 From Childhood’s Hour

Reid: “From childhood’s hour I have not been As others were; I have not seen As others saw.” Edgar Allen Poe.

Rossi: “All things truly wicked start from an innocence.”  Ernest Hemingway

Season 7 Episode 6 Epilogue

Rossi: “To die is poignantly bitter, but the idea of having to die without having lived is unbearable.” Erich Fromm.

Rossi: “The timing of death, like the ending of a story, gives a changed meaning to what preceded it.” Mary Catherine Bateson.

Season 7 Episode 7 There’s No Place Like Home

Hotch: “For the man sound in body and serene of mind there is no such thing as bad weather, every sky has its beauty, and storms which whip the blood do but make it pulse more vigorously.”  George Gissing.

JJ: “Adversity is like a strong wind. I don’t mean just that it holds us back from places we might otherwise go. It also tears away from us all but the things that cannot be torn, so that afterward we see ourselves as we really are, and not merely as we might like to be.” Arthur Golden.

Season 7 Episode 8 Hope

Garcia: “Hope is faith holding out its hand in the dark.”  George Iles.

Garcia: We are each on our own journey.  Each of us is on our very own adventure; encountering all kinds of challenges, and the choices we make on that adventure will shape us as we go; these choices will stretch us, test us and push us to our limit; and our adventure will make us stronger then we ever know we could be.” (Thank you, LuLu!)

Garcia: There’s a quote by my favorite author, Joseph Campbell, and it goes like this: “Find a place inside where there’s joy, and the joy will burn out the pain.”

Season 7 Episode 9 Self-Fulfilling Prophecy

Morgan: Morgan: “Things do not change.  We change.”  Henry David Thoreau.

Col. Massey: Brotherhood is the very price and condition of man’s survival.
Morgan: Carlos P. Romulo

Morgan: “Beware, so long as you live, of judging men by their outward appearance.”  Jean de la Fontaine.

Season 7 Episode 10 The Bittersweet Science

Hotch: “Everybody wants to go to heaven, but nobody wants to die.” Joe Louis

Hotch: “Some of us think holding on makes us strong; but sometimes it is letting go.” Hermann Hesse

Season 7 Episode 11 True Genius

Morgan: “Three can keep a secret if two of them are dead.” Benjamin Franklin.

Reid: “There is no greater sorrow than to recall happiness in times of misery.” Dante Alighieri

Season 7 Episode 12 Unknown Subject

Hotch: “We do not suffer from the shock of our trauma, but we make out of it just what suits our purposes.” Alfred Adler.

Prentiss: “All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on.” Henry Ellis

Season 7 Episode 13 Snake Eyes

Hotch: A Chinese proverb says, “At the gambling table, there are no fathers or sons.”

Rossi: George Augustus Sala said, “A gambler with a system must be, to a greater or lesser extent, insane.”

Season 7 Episode 14 “Closing Time”

Hotch: “For trust not him that hath once broken faith.” William Shakespeare

Hotch: “You may be deceived if you trust too much, but you will live in torment if you do not trust enough.” Frank Crane

Season 7 Episode 15 “A Thin Line”

Morgan: “Equality may perhaps be a right – but no power on earth can ever turn it into a fact.”  Honore de Balzac.

Prentiss: “I’m for truth, no matter who tells it.  I’m for justice, no matter who it’s for – or against.” Malcolm X.

Season 7 Episode 16 “A Family Affair”

Morgan: Eckhart Tolle said, “Where there is anger, there is always pain underneath.”

JJ: “Live so that when your children think of fairness and integrity, they think of you.” H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Season 7 Episode 17 “I Love You, Tommy Brown”

Morgan: “It was once said that love is giving someone the ability to destroy you, but trusting them not to.”

Morgan: “For every good reason there is to lie, there is a better reason to tell the truth.” Bo Bennett.

Season 7 Episode 18 “Foundation”

Season 7 Episode 19 “Heathridge Manor”

189 Responses to Criminal Minds opening and closing quotes

  1. Peggy Seibold says:

    Thank you. I have longed for a listing of my favorite show’s quotes and came across this looking for one.

  2. TJ Amos, MA says:

    Great quotes, even though I’m not one to quote others. I have referenced some of these, and appreciate having a concise listing to review.

  3. shakil says:

    Thank you very much for an brilliant long list. Criminal minds is a part of my life and I gained many things and knowledge from it.And I think it’s a quite excellent show.I can’t tell how much excitely I wait to see every episode. Thank you again to Hotch,Jj,Morgan,Rossi,Emily,Garcia,Seaver and Spencer Reid

  4. stewartry says:

    Thanks for leaving a comment! I wanted one place where all the amazing quotes were collected – and I guess others wanted one too!

  5. Monicca2654 says:

    Thank you very much for an brilliant long list. Criminal minds is a part of my life and I gained many things and knowledge from it.And I think it’s a quite excellent show.I can’t tell how much excitely I wait to see every episode. Thank you again to Hotch,Jj,Morgan,Rossi,Emily,Garcia,Seaver and Spencer Reid

  6. John Fraire says:


  7. stewartry says:

    Glad to be useful. :)

  8. Debbie Handley says:

    I was looking for a book JJ quoted. Something like I will love you forever you will always be my baby star. She was reading a childrens book to her son

  9. stewartry says:

    I didn’t write fast enough, unfortunately, and I was watching it live… I searched, but didn’t find it. Hopefully someone will put it up online soon.

  10. stewartry says:

    OK – it looks like the production team of Criminal Minds created the book; it doesn’t actually exist outside the show. Here’s a link to a page about it:

    The transcription I found:
    “Once there was a baby star. He lived up near the sun
    And every night at bedtime that baby star wanted to have some fun.
    He would shine and shine, and fall and shoot and twinkle oh so bright.
    And he said, ‘Mommy, I’ll run away if you make me say goodnight.’
    And then his mommy kissed his sparkly nose and said
    ‘No matter where you go, no matter where you are,
    no matter how big you grow and even if you stray, I’ll love you forever,
    because you’re always my baby star.’ “

  11. Gerri says:

    I watch this show religiously and really look forward to the opening and closing thoughts. I thought the poem that was read by JJ was just beautiful and I think I will have it framed and send it to my son.

  12. LuLu says:

    for the quote said by Gracia at the end of episode 7 it goes like that
    “We are each on our own journey, each of us are on our very own adventure; encountering all kinds of challenges, and the choices we make on that adventure will shape us as we go; these choices will stretch us, test us and push us to our limit; and our adventure will make us stronger then we ever know we could be.”

  13. stewartry says:

    Oh, lovely! Thanks so much.

  14. Treva says:

    THANK YOU they should do this on the web site

  15. stewartry says:

    They really should – based on the stats for this page a lot of people want it.

  16. chris says:

    I was recently watching an episode of Criminal Minds (my favorite show) and at the end of one of the episodes was a quote that I really liked and for some reason I cant fully remember it or the episode. I was hoping someone could help me with it, it goes something like this …… “when you first meet someone its hard to tell who they really are but the intelligent ones figure it out” …. something to that extend, any help would be appreciated, Thanks.

  17. stewartry says:

    Hm… Doesn’t ring any bells right off. Have you looked through Wikiquotes to see if anything sounds right?

  18. chris says:

    Thanks for the link, I will definitely check it out

  19. Bob says:

    @ Chris

    Think this might be what you’re looking for..

    Hotch: Roman poet Phaedrus wrote, “Things are not always what they seem; the first appearance deceives many. The intelligence of a few, perceives what has been carefully hidden.”

  20. chris says:


    thanks so much, exactly what i was searching for

  21. misty says:

    You dont understand how obsessed i am with criminal minds and this just made me the happiest teenage girl on the planet (:

  22. stewartry says:

    LOL – That makes it worthwhile!

  23. Noelle says:

    Thank you so much for posting all these quotes. I am a quote fanatic, have over 5000 written down, and so many of the ones here I did not have and very much love. Thank you for the addition to my quote collection that has become the bible by which i live my life and the words which describe my essence.

  24. stewartry says:

    You’re very welcome – thank you for leaving a comment.

  25. DF says:

    Thanks for this. Its a great series, although often stirs me up..(not a bad thing I guess).. I usually take my favourite quotes and put them on my facebook page.

  26. DF says:

    @ Chris and Bob..Yes that was a big favorite of mine too.

    P.S Anyone enjoy Suspect Behaviour. Not the forum i know..Couldn’t get into it at all..

  27. taylor says:

    Thaks soo much for hese quotes i looked everwhere for a website with all the quotes and now i finally found one :) I <3 Reid!!!

  28. Lori Lamb says:

    Thank You,,so glad I found you!

  29. stewartry says:

    Thank you for leaving a comment! I appreciate it.

  30. S.S says:

    Fabulous list! I write the quotes in a notebook but didnt have them all so thanks for helping me complete my list!

  31. JC says:

    Thank you, thank you, thank you for all of the effort you have put into compiling this list of quotes! Before finding your list, we were looking them up one at a time. We watch Criminal Minds reruns every night. It is our favorite show. Fantastic cast and great writing.

  32. Patricia says:

    I think these are the best qoutes to put out that people can understand… Very big fan of Criminal Minds…

  33. sarah says:

    Season 5 Episode 14 Parasite, just wanted to be sure, but doesn’t Prentiss have the closing statement and not Rossi? Just wanted to know?? Thanks, keep up the great work :-)

  34. stewartry says:

    You’re absolutely right – and Rossi had the opening, not Prentiss. Thanks for the great catch!

  35. Annette says:

    I have been looking for a site with quotes from my favorite show criminal minds, look forward to opening & closing quotes, with pen & paper ready lol but never get whole thing down. I decided to google criminal mind quotes & your page popped up! I ALMOST DROPPED MY PHONE lol thank you for making me & my friends happy awesome work. Hope so see more! I LOVE QUOTES :)

  36. Ani says:

    Thank you so much for putting all these quotes up. I love criminal minds, and the quotes just make it a better show. I have every quote on criminal minds thanks to you, I have tons of quotes. I’m a quote freek, and a very happy teenage girl. Thank you so much!!!!

  37. Claudia says:

    I am so glad to have found this site. I enjoy very much the quotes on the show and to be able to read again and know the author is great. Thanks!!!!

  38. rroka87 says:

    thank you.good job :)

  39. andi says:

    i’m really hooked watching criminal minds…. i’m so happy i found this site coz i love the qoutes they mention atthe start and end of the show…LUV IT! ^.^

  40. Actually Amusing Spammer says:

    Asking is the beginning of receiving. Make sure you don’t go to the ocean with a teaspoon. At least take a bucket so the kids won’t laugh at you. Jim Rohn

  41. HUGE Criminal Minds Fan! says:

    First of all, THANK you soo much for theses qoutes I absolutley love Criminal Minds and their qoutes. But I was wondering does Season 3 Episode 1 have any qoutes and also the very last episodes on season 7? Just asking. Thanks again for the qoutes! (-:

  42. scilli57 says:

    My son and I love collecting quotes, and the opening and closing ones on Criminal Minds are some of our favorite ones. Thanks for compiling them. He is going to be so excited when I give them to him!

  43. Yane says:

    I’m a fan of criminal mind series. It shows the evil side of humanity but ends up always with a resolution and something to learn.

  44. stewartry says:

    That’s just how I feel – it’s not the horribleness just for the sake of it.

  45. D-Reid says:

    So many quotes do you estimate there are?

  46. Chris says:

    I’ve just discovered Criminal Minds on Universal HD. Googled for the quotes and found your website. Thank you for meticulously capturing these quotes. You’re my hero.

  47. stewartry says:

    Heh – you’re very welcome! I’ve missed a few – I have to catch up. Enjoy!

  48. I searched for the quote by Joe Louis’ on the s07e10 episode. The saying “Everybody wants to go to heaven…” is from Peter Tosh.

  49. stewartry says:

    Good detective work! Thanks. I’ll update it ASAP.

  50. natalia panelli says:

    Very good job on this. This is exactly what I wished someone would post on the internet. Just all the quotes from the best show, in my oppinion, Criminal Minds. Thanks alot:-]

  51. sophh says:

    this show has inspired me to persue a career in criminology! So happy i started watching it, i love this showww!!!!! <33

  52. stewartry says:

    How great – and I’ll bet the cast would be pleased to know, too. Can’t wait for new episodes…

  53. Akinom says:

    I’ve been searching for a quote that starts like this “when you first meet someone its hard to tell who they really are but the intelligent ones figure it out…” and the search has brought me to your page, but I still can’t find it… Unfortunately I don’t know from which episode it is and I was wondering if you could help me. Thanks :)

  54. stewartry says:

    That rings a little bell, but I can’t find it either. I’ll keep looking!

  55. Riley says:

    This is exactly what I have been looking for thanks for a long list of quotes from the best TV show in the world Criminal Minds…

  56. Sui says:

    Thank You so much for this… awesome, awesome, AWESOME !

  57. Clare hughes says:

    I’m trying to find a quote that Hotch said but not sure from which episode. It had something to do with, The world isn’t hard, it’s the people in it. That’s just roughly what I remember but it’s doing my head in so if anyone could shed some light on it, I’d really appreciate it.

  58. im looking for a quote i can remember what episode but it was by (jock Gusteau) not to sure of the spelling of his name…

  59. stewartry says:

    Jacques Cousteau, maybe? I don’t see anything by him at the moment, but I’m a bit behind.

  60. yeah maybe ! i have been triing to find it everywhere!! i herd it not to long ago but i have no idea what season its from ,.

  61. i got the quote it goes “we become so accustomed to disguising ourselves to others, that in the end we become disguised to ourselves” i love it!!

  62. stewartry says:

    That is a great quote! Thank you! I really need to update this page soon …!

  63. Alwin says:

    When are the quotes of “season 8 episode 6” online?

  64. stewartry says:

    Well, I’ve missed nearly every episode so far; I don’t know when I’ll be able to catch up.

  65. Henry Clance says:

    You’ve to respect these early men and their Ingenuity .

  66. brandi says:

    i love this show it’s an awsome action show

  67. calmgrove says:

    Never seen the show here in the UK but am loving the quotes so much I’ve bookmarked the page. Thanks!

  68. stewartry says:

    I hope you can get hold of DVD’s one day – it’s an excellent show. It reminds me in some ways of The Wire in the Blood (or Wire reminds me of Criminal Minds), only with a larger ensemble cast. Thanks for following my blog (and my Goodreads reviews)!

  69. calmgrove says:

    And LibraryThing! I only recently made the connection!

  70. stewartry says:

    I love LibraryThing – I just don’t get there as often as I used to. (I’m Traste over there (the first three letters of first and last name, because I couldn’t think of anything else).)

  71. Zach says:

    Interesting!!!!!! Criminal minds is the best !!!!!

  72. Katy says:

    I love criminal minds and especially the part when they say the quote. I definitely would call myself a quote freak, so thank you for putting these quotes on the site.

  73. Linda Potter says:

    Last week I saw an episode, I think it was Magnum Opus, where the ending quote was something like “Sometimes the hardest thing is not learning to let go, but learning to move on.” Nicole (sounds like) Sabanne. I have not been able to find either the quote or its author. Can you enlighten me?

  74. stewartry says:

    Hi – I’m (obviously) not up to this season yet, but I took a minute to do a search. It was: Nicole Sobon – “Sometimes the hardest part isn’t letting go but rather learning to start over.”

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  76. tony says:

    “Some of us think holding on makes us strong; but sometimes it is letting go.” by Hermann Hesse
    from season 7 episode 10.

  77. shannon says:

    Thank you!!

  78. jhen says:

    hi everyone i just want to know if someone know what JJ siad at the end of the episode 23-24 of season 7,.pls thank u.

  79. Aoife says:

    Hi, I’ve got a feeling JJ, or maybe someone else, has said the C.S. Lewis quote in another episode beside Risky Business, maybe late season 7 of season 8. Great site but would love if you could have all quotes from new episodes too

  80. stewartry says:

    That would be nice. It would also be nice if I had a pony. Thanks for stopping by – not sure why you felt it so very necessary to complain, but to each her own.

  81. Robert Brunet says:

    I was looking for a quote that was said at the end of a show, don’t know what season or episode but it was on communications Does anyone know what I am speaking of??? I would love to post it in my office.

  82. Anns says:

    Looking for something like: It’s not how you come to this world what counts, but how you live in it.

  83. Eliud Klein says:

    This Is just awesome.

  84. Lyn says:

    Thank you so much for compiling these! They really should have them on the website, but you do us quote fanatics a great service!

  85. Stargirlhope says:

    That is just amazing

  86. Kiran says:

    Can anyone tell me where I can find the full episodes for all the season of CriminalMinds – I have missed much of the 1st 5 seasons.

  87. stewartry says:

    Well, they’re available on video – iTunes, Amazon, dvd – or you might want to check Hulu. Google might help. :)

  88. Ligia says:

    I was looking for a quote that was said at the end of a show, don’t know what season or episode but it was from George Chackiris. Does anyone know what I am speaking of??

  89. stewartry says:

    Hi – if you hit Control F, and type in “George”, it will find every mention of “George” on the page for you. That’s how I found:
    Season 4 Episode 22 The Big Wheel

    Morgan: “No matter how dark the moment, love and hope are always possible.” George Chakiris.
    – Is that what you were looking for?

  90. Barbara says:

    Love this page

  91. Rafael says:

    Hello! I’m from Brazil. And I’m a huge fan of nice quotes. You’ve done a notable work here. And I’m eternally grateful for that. Best wishes.

  92. Holly Leeder says:

    Hi, just wanted to say this is a great page. I am a huge fan of Criminal Minds and don’t always remember the quotes. I have the quote “Love is giving someone the ability to destroy you but trusting them not to” tattooed on my ribs.
    Some quotes are so inspiring.

  93. stewartry says:

    Great choice! Thank you.

  94. Rachel says:


  95. Sarge says:


  96. Pegasus says:

    Thx for the Work, here is a lil appreciation and help ;)

    Season 7 Episode 18 Foundation
    Prentiss: “Mermory is a complicated thing, a relative to truth, but not its twin” Barbara Kingsolver
    Morgan: “Nothing fixes a thing so intensely in the memory as the wish to forget it.” Michel de Montaigne

    Season 7 Episode 19 Heathridge Manor
    JJ:“We are each our own devil, and we make this world our own hell.” Oscar Wilde
    Hotch: “All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream” Edgar Allan Poe

    Season 7 Episode 20 The Company
    Morgan: “Worse than telling a lie is spending your whole life staying true to a lie.” Robert Brault

    Season 7 Episode 21 Devining Rod
    Hotch: “Sooner murder an infant in its cradle than nurse unacted desires.” William Blake
    Prentiss: “It is only in love and murder that we still remain sincere.” Friedrich Dürrenmatt

    Season 7 Episode 22 Profiling 101
    Rossi: The philosopher Voltaire wrote “To the living we owe respect, but to the dead we owe only the truth.”
    Rossi: Irish statesman and author Edmund Burke once wrote “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”

    Season 7 Episode 23 Hit
    Prentiss: “Fear is met and destroyed with courage.” James F. Bell

    Season 7 Episode 24 Run
    Prentiss: I´ve always heard every ending is also a beginnning, we just don´t know it at the time. I´d like to believe thats true.

    Season 8

    Season 8 Episode 1 The Silencer
    Hotch: “As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do.” Andrew Carnegie
    Hotch: “A man is known by the silence he keeps.” Oliver Herford

    Season 8 Episode 2 The Pact
    Rossi: Ralph Steadman wrote “Evil is always devising more corrosive misery through man´s restless need to exact revenge out of his hate.”
    Rossi: Paul Brown once said “If u win say nothing, if u loose say less.”

    Season 8 Episode 3 Through the Looking Glass
    JJ: The german author Goethe wrote “Behavior is the mirror in which everyone shows their true image.”
    Hoch: “One of the deep secrets of life is that all that is really worth doing is what we do for others” Lewis Carroll

    Season 8 Episode 4 God Complex
    Reid: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle wrote “When a doctor does go wrong he is the first of criminals. He has the nerve and he has the knowledge.”
    JJ: “Body and Soul cannot be seperated for purposes of treatment. For they are one, and indivisible. Sick minds must be healed as well as sick bodies.” Dr. Jeff Miller

    Season 8 Episode 5 The Good Earth
    Reid: “I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity.” Edgar Allan Poe
    Blake: Alfred Austin said “Show me your garden and I shall tell you what you are.”

    Season 8 Episode 6 The Apprenticeship
    Morgan: “Better than a thousand days in diligent study is one day with a great teacher.” Japanese Proverb
    Reid: “The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your own riches but to reveal to him his own.” Benjamin Disraeli

    Season 8 Episode 7 The Fallen
    Rossi: “You never find yourself until u face the truth.” Pearl Bailey
    Rossi: “I am not concerned that you have fallen. I am concerned that u arise.” Abraham Lincoln

    Season 8 Episode 8 The Wheels on the Bus…
    Hotch: French novelist Jean Giraudoux said “I ´m not afraid of death. It´s the stake one puts up in order to play the game of life.”
    Morgan: Frederick Douglass said “It is easier to build strong children, than to repair broken men.”

    Season 8 Episode 9 Magnificant Light
    Blake: “A great deal of talent is lost to the world for the want of a little courage” Sydney Smith
    Morgan: “The mystery of human existence lies not in just staying alive, but in finding something to live for.” Fjodor Dostojewski

    Season 8 Episode 10 The Lesson
    Reid: William Shakespeare once wrote “Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind.”
    Reid: Thomas Merton once wrote “Love is our true destiny. We do not find the meaning of life by ourselves alone. We find it with another.”

    Season 8 Episode 11 Perennials
    Reid: “I have never yet heard of a murderer who is not afraid of a ghost.” John Philpot Curran
    Rossi: “The doctrine of the immortality of the soul has more threat than comfort.” Mason Cooley.

    Season 8 Episode 12 Zugzwang
    Reid: “Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” Lau Tzu

    Season 8 Episode 13 Magnum Opus
    JJ: “My blood alone remains: take it, but do not make me suffer long.” Marie Antoinette
    Unsub: “The world today doesn’t make sense, so why should I paint pictures that do?” Picasso
    Reid: “Sometimes the hardest part isn’t letting go, but rather, learning to start over.” Nicole Sobon

    Season 8 Episode 14 All that Remains
    Hotch: “Love never dies a natural death. It dies of blindness and errors and betrayals. It dies of weariness, of witherings, of tarnishings.” Anais Nin
    Hotch: Alan Lightman said: “The tragedy of this world is that no one is happy, whether stuck in a time of pain or of joy.”

    Season 8 Episode 15 Broken
    Blake: “The world breaks everyone, and afterward many are stronger at the broken places.” Ernest Hemingway

    Season 8 Episode 16 Carbon Copy
    Rossi: “Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.” Charles Caleb Colton

    Season 8 Episode 17 The Gathering
    Reid: Barbara Grizzuti Harrison once said “All acts performed in the world begin in the imagination.”
    Reid: Oscar Wilde said “I can resist anything but temptation.”

    Season 8 Episode 18 Restoration
    Rossi: “I am dead. Only vengeance can restore me.” Terry Goodkind
    Morgan: “For darkness restores what light cannot repair.” Joseph Brodsky

    Season 8 Episode 19 Pay It Forward
    Rossi: “A memory is what is left when something happens and does not completely unhappen.” Edward De Bono
    Hotch: “There is no present or future; only the past, happening over and over again now.” Eugene O’Neill

    Season 8 Episode 20 Alchemy
    Rossi: “Dreams are true while they last, and do we not live in dreams?” Alfred Lord Tennyson
    Reid: J.R.R. Tolkien wrote “I will not say do not weep, for not all tears are an evil.”

    Season 8 Episode 21 Nanny Dearest
    Hotch: “Children are educated by what the grown-up is, and not by his talk.” Carl Jung
    JJ: “Alone, all alone. Nobody, but nobody can make it out here alone.” Maya Angelou

    Season 8 Episode 22 #6
    Blake: “We are not the same persons this year as last; nor are those we love.It is a happy chance if we, changing, continue to love a changed person.” W. Somerset Maugham

    Season 8 Episode 23 Brothers Hotchner
    Hotch: “Rarely do members of the same family grow up under the same roof.” Richard Bach
    Hotch: “Cruel is the strife of brothers.” Aristotle

    Season 8 Episode 24 The Replicator
    Rossi: “Affliction comes to us, not to make us sad but sober; not to make us sorry, but wise.” H.G. Wells
    Hotch: Richard Bach wrote “The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each others’ life.”

  97. stewartry says:

    That’s terrific, thank you! I’ll add them to the page (with full credit) ASAP!

  98. husader says:

    Thank you for a wonderful site & all tge hard work. Much appreciated and very helpful for finding a couple I couldn’t quite remember. I found this when I was hunting, which I hope helps some.

    Again, thank you very much

  99. loryyenny says:

    Hi everybody. This site is unique. I did not know existed this site.Before that I used to write every quote that said all the characters at the end of the program. Now it is easier to have them handy. Thank you for your idea.

  100. stewartry says:

    Thank you! That’s a great resource. I just haven’t had the time to update the page in a while – one of these days…

  101. Shahril Yusof says:

    this is awesome. great job

  102. Penelope says:

    Thank you so much for providing these quotes!!!!!!!!!!!!! I constantly find myself loving or inspired by the quotes but I’m sucked into the show so I can’t remember the exact wording

  103. stewartry says:

    My pleasure – and great name!

  104. Ashima says:

    This is great!! Nice work my fav one is – Reid: Thomas Merton once wrote “Love is our true destiny. We do not find the meaning of life by ourselves alone. We find it with another.” This was season 8 i think

  105. Zimbra says:

    Hi, there is a poem at the end of episode 19, season 3 ‘Tabula rasa’ which I think you can include because is really beautiful, is from William Wordsworth, and the name is ‘Glory in the Flower’, starts quoting it the father of a victim and then is Reid who continues:

    ‘What though the radiance which was once so bright. Be now for ever taken from my sight, Though nothing can bring back the hour. Of splendor in the grass, of glory in the flower; We will grieve not, rather find, Strength in what remains behind.’

  106. stewartry says:

    Great! Thank you!

  107. Zoha A. says:

    Amazing! Thank you so much.

  108. Ida from Norway says:

    Finally! I have looking for a page like this soo long! Excuse my english, but i can’t say with words how much criminal minds have changed my life, and love for the life we are living( and the great people, like Shakespare and Einstein, who have changed the world with words!) criminal minds is a really good show. love from Norway<3 jeg elsker dette programmet, og vil elske det for alltid. Skål! ( that was the norwegian school for today:D)

  109. stewartry says:

    I’m glad you came across my page! Your English is excellent – thank you for leaving a comment!

  110. Meeky says:

    Thanx for a banch of quotes.

  111. JAMES says:

    sometimes they quoted in the middle but for the most it was in beginning or end…

    plz dont forget to update ,really appreciate your effort, it really kickstarts an individuals thought process!

  112. stewartry says:

    Sure, absolutely – it’s a smart show, and they use quotes a lot. My concentration has been on the voice-over quotes at the start and end of the eps, but if there are any you’d like added let me know.

    It’s not that I’ve forgotten to update – it’s that I haven’t had time. I haven’t seen most of the past season. Hopefully I’ll be able to bring it up to date before the *next* season.

  113. karenann says:

    As a Criminal Minds fan, I appreciate the inspirational quotes and am currently beating my head against the wall trying to recall one that I declared silently to myself I would not forget. I’m unsure as to which season to attribute it, but the episode concluded with Reid succeeding to bat a home run in their (the BAU) game against the other gov’t agency. I’m sure it was Morgan who pronounced the closing quote.
    Can anyone help?

  114. karenann says:

    Oh, I just found it here in your well-documented site….(It is the Benjamin Disraeli quote at the end of episode 6 of season 8. Thank you, again.

  115. stewartry says:

    Oh good! I’m so glad you found it.

  116. jen says:

    So what about the quote that begins something like ‘life is like a symphony’…..

  117. Bongiwe says:

    I enjoyed looking through your page and the comments. Much appreciated work.

  118. Delaney says:

    A quote from my favorite tv show seems suiting for my senior quote for high school. Thanks Criminal Minds!!!

  119. Pamela says:

    Thank you, as I so enjoy these quotes and always try to write them down or remember them. This was very helpful to remember some of my favorite ones. I just watched and episode and didn’t get the title and would love the know the poem that was quoted at the end of the episode bt Reid…In fact, I only caught the end of that episode but at the end the father of a murdered girl recited a poem that her grandma had written to the grandaughter (the name of the poem was engraved on the back of a piece of jewlrey that reid returned to the father)..It was beautiful,…If you have any idea how to locate that poem, that would be great, I would love to see it in it’s entirety. Thanks :)

  120. stewartry says:

    Oh, they just reran that one, didn’t they? I saw it too. I’ll check it, but I think it was Wordsworth …Ah:
    Though nothing can bring back the hour
    Of splendour in the grass, of glory in the flower;
    We will grieve not, rather find
    Strength in what remains behind

    The whole poem is here:

  121. Piyush Arora says:

    Brilliant ! Just what I needed. Thanks a lot for your efforts

  122. jennifer says:

    thanks !!!!!

  123. Ravishankar says:

    Thank you very much for taking the trouble to compile some of my favourite quotes from the show! Invaluable page! Found a lot of quotes on this page that have provided hours of thoughtfulness. I am a doctor and enjoy this show greatly. As doctors we all need a dose of this daily, helps us get along. Thanks again.

  124. Lynn says:

    Hi! I’m looking for the Reid quote near the end of the episode last week about love. It was about love and he quoted somebody. I thought I would remember who, but have forgotten. Do you or anyone else know it. Thanks

  125. stewartry says:

    I couldn’t find it in a quick search, but it looks like you can watch the episode here:

  126. Leza Pitout says:

    Hi, I am almost sure that after one episode Hotch quoted the following, “Hell happens when the evil of the world exceeds our believe that we can conquer it”. In my search for the author of this quote, Episode 6, Season 1 of Da Vinci’s Demons keeps on popping up! As I have a book on Leonardo Da Vinci’s quotes I am almost sure it wasn’t him. I will be very grateful if you can help! Thank you very much for compiling these quotes. Leza Pitout

  127. Monique says:

    Looking forward to more entries! Happy New Year 2014!

  128. Sissylsy says:

    Thank you for this page. I have been looking for what JJ said ( old season, can’t remember which) when she had to be transferred out of the team. Something that goes ” accept what one can have and cannot have… Do not want to walk around being an angry person…” Hopefully this will help.

  129. stewartry says:

    I don’t see anything like that in what I’ve collected … Sorry!

  130. Jaquelinne says:

    I love criminal minds its awesome !!

  131. Shirley Choat says:

    I have watched Criminal Minds for a very long time and wondered who and how you pick the quotes for the story. There was one a couple of weeks ago that started with the word “Tears” but didn’t get it written down in time. Please send it to me. and I enjoyed this page. keep posting them and hope Criminal Minds will always be for us to enjoy. “Never miss it.”

  132. stewartry says:

    Thanks! I’m afraid I didn’t get that quote either; it’s been a while since I’ve had the chance to catch up on Criminal Minds. I’m looking forward to bingeing on the DVD’s (at which point I’ll finally update this page!).

    There are a bunch of other websites that also collect the quotes; in fact, when I’ve needed to I’ve used this page:

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  134. Donna says:

    Who wrote it is easier to fix a small child then to fix a broken man

  135. Steve Cicero says:

    Looking for an end-quote something like “When our parents die, we realize how finite our own lives are.” Any help? Thanks for this resource. This show and these quotes help me synthesize my own thoughts.

  136. kathy says:

    after i have no idea about your airing time of the episodes … to help with finding specific quotes it would be great to know the names of the episodes … i´ve got all quotes here till episode 15 season 9 (mr.and mrs anderson)
    … would be my pleasure to help :)

  137. stewartry says:

    I don’t know; have you tried doing a search on the quote?

  138. stewartry says:

    Sorry; as I’ve said a few times before, everything I know is on the page, and I haven’t had the time to update in a while. There are a few other sites which collect the quotes – have you checked around?

  139. stewartry says:

    I do post the titles for the episodes… Thanks for the offer, but I’ll get around to it before too long.

  140. Lily says:

    Thanks for this site. It’s great. I really love the quotes. I just heard one on the episode :All that remains” about love and it applies to me. Thanks again.

  141. kathy says:

    there is a quote in season nine that may fit … *The most important thing that parents can teach their children is how to get along without them* – Frank Clark

    season 9 episode 7 *gatekeeper* … end-quote by spencer reaid

  142. Lorelei says:

    Criminal Minds quotes have been an inspiration for me….With them I’ve grown inside and become a stronger woman, the show is wonderful as well. Strange enough they’ve given me the strength to go forward with my Biography. I use some of the quotes in my book for inspiration to survivors of abuse in with the hope they give the same strength I ‘ve been given once it’s published!

  143. Debra Ramos says:

    March 19, 2014. Ending quote by Patric Ross. I would love to get it.

  144. Mar says:

    Season 9, Episode 19: The Edge of Winter. Closing quote: “There are times when the mind is dealt such a blow it hides itself in insanity. While this may not seem beneficial, it is. There are times when reality is nothing but pain, and to escape that pain the mind must leave reality behind.” Patrick Rothfuss (maybe we could give you a hand to complete the list?

  145. ito says:

    u helped me very much.. i’ve been looking for those quotes for so long…. thank u so much, but when will u complete the list?

  146. Dani Nicole says:

    Amazing. Now I can keep up. :)

  147. Raymond Pyle says:

    There are wonderful, immediately I remember the episode after I read the quote

  148. Massamba says:

    I really like this page. Whoever created it is a genius.thank you!
    I am looking for the poem that Hotch read at his wife’s funeral.Can anyone help me?

  149. stewartry says:

    Hi – it’s a pretty easy search: Criminal Minds hotch – poem at wife’s funeral”

    “Her funeral was held in The Slave of Duty, at which Hotch delivers the eulogy, reciting a passage from Act II of The Pirates of Penzance as well as a quote by one of its writers, W.S. Gilbert.” IIRC this was because they met in a school production of P of P.

  150. Massamba says:

    I have found it!! Thank you stewarty. You are great!

  151. Rose says:

    Love criminal minds especially reid <3

  152. ashlleyyyy says:

    I’ve been looking for the quote from the very last episode of season 9 that Reid quoted at the very end of the episode in his room all by himself?

  153. stewartry says:

    Okay, I just don’t understand. I’ve said, pretty clearly, that I’m not updating this page. It makes no sense to me that people keep asking for quotes when … I’m sorry, I don’t intend rudeness, but – you’re on the internet. There are a million search engines out there. One might have brought you here. You know the saying “if at first you don’t succeed try try again?” Yeah. That. (And you know the saying “God helps those who help themselves?” That too.) (Oooh, and “teach a man to fish”…)
    I would strongly suggest that anyone looking for quotes do one of three things:
    1) Google (or any of the other million search engines). If whatever you typed to get you here didn’t get you what you wanted, tweak what you’re looking for. For example, if you’re looking for the end quote from the last episode of season nine, you might want to type “Criminal Minds season nine finale quote” into the search bar, or find out what the name of the episode is and type “(name of episode) quote”. Logical, no?
    2) Google whatever you remember of the quote, along with the name of the character who said it.
    3) Go to It’s where I’ve gotten a lot of my information.

  154. Mary says:

    I used to have to mute the volume on my TV and pause the picture to write down these quotes. Now I have book marked them.

  155. Christine says:

    We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.

    The show said Joseph Campbell, but Brainy Quote shows E.M. Forster

  156. Christine says:

    The difference is the word “have” before planned. Forster says “have planned” Campbell just says “planned”

  157. John says:

    Suffering from alcoholism; desperately, delinquently, incessantly, battling the demon; Aristotle so succinctly offered my encouragement… “What lies in our power to do, lies in our power not to do.” Thank you.

  158. Tori says:

    Awesome job for putting the quotes up (: the only thing I noticed was that in the episode Parasite Prentiss is the one that says “Oh what a tangled Web we weave when first we practice to decieve” not Rossi

  159. stewartry says:

    Thanks – I’ll fix it!

  160. janet goree says:

    this is cool . Thank you.

  161. Madara Uchia says:

    I actually like these quotes. Thanks.

  162. mike says:

    What’s the quote that in the end it says nothing is worst then listening to the man that lives inside ur heart

  163. Jacqueline says:

    I love, love quotes…I have saved “Quotable Quotes” from The Reader’s Digest for years….I was so happy to find this list….Thank youi for this…You have made me very happy..For everyone who likes quotes. Go to and click on Quotes. There are many, many wonderful quotes on this site.

  164. Rebecca says:

    try this site for quotes Stewart hasn’t yet posted

  165. stewartry says:

    That’s a good place too; I think might have a little more info at times. (Stewart*ry*…)

  166. Adam says:

    I look forward to the episode where Hotchner begins: “Haddaway once said, ‘what is love? Baby don’t hurt me. Don’t hurt me. No more.'”

  167. stewartry says:

    I’d give a pretty to hear that.

  168. Firefox says:

    Brilliant to have this list. So many I wanted to remind myself of. Genuinely. Thankyou for taking the time to do this. X

  169. I am so thrilled that the quotes from Criminal minds are here on line. I look forward to them and in the ways they speak to me and those I love.

  170. Why moderation I spoke what I felt.

  171. stewartry says:

    ?? All comments from first-time visitors go into pending status. You posted your first comment while I was away from my computer; I just approved it… Patience, grasshopper.

  172. u prem kumar says:

    Brilliant and wonderful …….

  173. luke says:

    Amazing quotes,keep them coming. Thanks

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  175. becca says:

    These quotes are so amazing. I love this show

  176. Bri says:

    Looking for a quote i remembered about the parents passing down their flaws and adding more was during the seasons with SSA Blake.

  177. RinaMet says:

    thank you million times for posting these. love all of these quotes. they make so much sense

  178. Eric S. says:

    I’m looking for the exact quote that goes like ” tragedy will slow you down but hope is paralyzing ” can anyone help? Eric

  179. Annie manion says:

    what episode was this quote in?
    “my blood still remains
    take it but do not make me
    suffer long”
    who wrote that quote?

  180. stewartry says:

    Go to; paste in: criminal minds “my blood still remains take it but do not make me suffer long”.

    FYI, to any commenters, this works pretty well as a way to find a quote where you’re pretty sure of the wording. As they say, Google is your friend…

  181. Aretha Dailey says:

    I love you guys!

  182. stewartry says:

    There’s only one of me, but … thanks!

  183. Kenya kinne says:

    Hi by the way huge fan seen all your shows every episode ok so here’s a question why do you say quotes? not that I don’t like them I actually do but what’s the point of it?

  184. stewartry says:

    Well, I’ll tell you, it comes as a surprise that you’ve seen all my “shows”… Have you been outside my window with binoculars? That’s pretty creepy.

    If I were affiliated with the television show “Criminal Minds” – which, really, I’m, er, NOT – I might say that the quotes are a thought-provoking way to bookend each episode, add a little depth, and maybe a touch of class. Since I’m, you know, NOT affiliated with the television show “Criminal Minds”, I have no idea.

  185. Crow says:

    There was a show were Reid visits a Father whos child was killed. He gives Reid a poem. I think it had significance for Reid but not sure . Only saw the eposode once. I have searched for this with no luck. Can anyone help me with this?

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