Thursday, February 16, 2012

25 of the best Criminal Minds quotes

Nearly every episode of the TV show Criminal Minds begins and ends with a thought-provoking quote. These are some of the best ones from Seasons 5 through 7:

"A weak man has doubts before a decision. A strong man has them afterwards." - Carl Kraus
(Season 5: Nameless, Faceless)

"Justice without force is powerless; force without justice is tyrannical." - Blaise Pascal
(Season 5: Reckoner)

"There is no lasting hope in violence, only temporary relief from hopelessness." - Kingman Brewster, Jr.
(Season 5: Hopeless)

"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." - William D. Tammeus
(Season 5: Cradle to Grave)

"Man usually avoids attributing cleverness to somebody else unless it's an enemy." - Albert Einstein
(Season 5: Outfoxed)

"What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Season 5: The Slave of Duty)

"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." - Mildred Lisette Norman
(Season 5: The Uncanny Valley)

"In life, unlike chess, the game continues after checkmate." - Isaac Asimov
(Season 5: The Uncanny Valley)

"We're all sentenced to solitary confinement inside our own skins, for life." - Tennessee Williams
(Season 5: Solitary Man)

"The single biggest problem with communication is the illusion that it has taken place." - George Bernard Shaw
(Season 5: The Internet Is Forever)

"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: The Internet Is Forever)

"Remembrance of things past is not necessarily the remembrance of things as they were." - Marcel Proust
(Season 6: Remembrance of Things Past)

"Whatever you are, be a good one." - Abraham Lincoln
(Season 6: Compromising Positions)

"Without heroes we are all plain people and don't know how far we can go." - Bernard Malamud
(Season 6: Middle Man)

"All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them." - Galileo Galilei
(Season 6: 25 to Life)

"No man chooses evil because it is evil; he only mistakes it for happiness, the good he seeks." - Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
(Season 6: Corazón)

"What really raises one's indignation against suffering is not suffering intrinsically, but the senselessness of suffering." - Frederich Nietzsche
(Season 6: The Thirteenth Step)

"When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be." - Lao Tzu
(Season 6: Valhalla)

"The past cannot be cured." - Queen Elizabeth I
(Season 7: It Takes a Village)

"Nothing inspires forgiveness quite like revenge." - Scott Adams
(Season 7: Proof)

"The timing of death, like the ending of a story, gives a changed meaning to what preceded it." - Mary Catherine Bateson
(Season 7: Epilogue)

"Things do not change. We change." - Henry David Thoreau
(Season 7: Self-Fulfilling Prophecy)

"Everybody wants to go to heaven, but nobody wants to die." - Joe Louis
(Season 7: The Bittersweet Science)

"Some of us think holding on makes us strong; but sometimes it is letting go." - Hermann Hesse
(Season 7: The Bittersweet Science)

"Three can keep a secret, if two of them are dead." - Benjamin Franklin
(Season 7: True Genius)

Previously on Lists Galore!
20 best quotes from Criminal Minds (Seasons 1 through 4)

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