Sunday, April 26, 2009

20 best quotes from Criminal Minds

Criminal Minds

Nearly every episode of the TV show Criminal Minds begins and ends with a thought-provoking quote. Here are some of the best ones.

Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world. ~ Albert Einstein
(Season 1: Compulsion)

Don't bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself. ~ William Faulkner
(Season 1: Compulsion)

The irrationality of a thing is not an argument of its existence, rather, a condition of it. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
(Season 1: L.D.S.K.)

Nothing is so common as the wish to be remarkable. ~ [attributed to] Shakespeare
(Season 1: L.D.S.K.)

A belief is not merely an idea the mind possesses. It is an idea that possesses the mind. ~ Robert Oxton Bolton
(Season 1: Derailed)

What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others and the world, remains and is immortal. ~ Albert Pine
(Season 1: Riding the Lightning)

I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary. The evil it does is permanent. ~ Mahatma Gandhi
(Season 1: A Real Rain)

In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. ~ George Orwell
(Season 1: Secrets and Lies)

Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of overcoming it. ~ Helen Keller
(Season 2: Aftermath)

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. ~ Plato
(Season 2: The Boogeyman)

Some of the best lessons are learned from past mistakes. The error of the past is the wisdom of the future. ~ Dale Turner
(Season 2: Lessons Learned)

Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever. ~ Mahatma Ghandi
(Season 2: Ashes and Dust)

Nothing is permanent in this wicked world. Not even our troubles. ~ Charles Chaplin
(Season 2: Legacy)

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 which you think you cannot do. ~ Eleanor Roosevelt
(Season 2: Scared to Death)

Superman is, after all, an alien life form. He's simply the acceptable face of invading realities. ~ Clive Barker
(Season 3: True Night)

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: Limelight)

A sad soul can kill you quicker, far quicker, than a germ. ~ John Steinbeck
(Season 3: Elephant's Memory)

Never think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is not a crime. ~ Ernest Hemingway
(Season 4: Mayhem)

We all die. The goal isn't to live forever, the goal is to create something that will. ~ Chuck Palahnuik
(Season 4: The Angel Maker)

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
(Season 4: Conflicted)

Also check out 25 of the best Criminal Minds quotes (Seasons 5 through 7)!

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Anonymous said...

Great! I love the show and the qoutes! Thanks!

Joyce said...

I enjoyed my visit to your blog today, and I finally figured out how to leave a comment (rather than a Tweet). :P

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad I found this show, though I've only started watching this season, I've managed to catch many episodes from other seasons! anyway enjoyed reading your favorite quotes!

naqi said...

born with a gun...killed with hands...died in hell..but proud to be a man..

KathyB said...

Criminal Minds is my favorite show since Friends. (I am aware they are nothing alike. ;]) Thanks for this list. The way they use the quotes at the start & end & tie it in with the show is incredible and makes it unique.

Anonymous said...

you've chosen good ones, I also like:

For those who believe, no proof is necessary. For those who don't believe, no proof is possible - Stuart Chase

Show me a hero, and I will write you a tragedy - F. Scott Fitzgereald

A belief is not merely an idea that the mind possesses, it is an idea that possesses the mind - Robert Oxton Bolton

Andi said...

You've chosen good ones too. Thanks for adding them!

Anonymous said...

These were really great quotes. Another one I like is this: "Fairy tales do not tell children that dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children that dragons can be killed." -G.K. Chesterton

Andi said...

That one's excellent. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

awesome quote collection!

Anonymous said...

luv the show and all of the caracters// keep up the good work. its amazing to look forward to wed nights...over and we will keep watching over and over again..mama&papa bare

Anonymous said...

You misspelt the name in quote Seven. It is Mahatma Gandhi, not Mahatma Ghandi.

Anonymous said...

One of my favorite quotes from Criminal Minds (Uncanny Valley episode):

"In life, unlike Chess, the game continues after checkmate”. Isaac Asimov

Andi said...

Excellent! Thanks for sharing.

Lykke66 said...

Hi - watched an episode here in DK, where the ending quote went something like : "to cry is not to show weakness, but a sign of...." and then i can´t remember more !! anyone that can ? Please. It was such a good quote and now i can´t remember it - figures !
Love Hanne Lykke Denmark

Andi said...

"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

Lykke66 said...

THANKS Andi :)

Love Hanne