Criminal Mind Quotes

Criminal Mind Quotes by Madeleine L’Engle, Abraham Lincoln, Carl Jung, Mark Twain, Dorothy Dix, William Wordsworth and many others.

When we were children, we used to think that when we were grown-up we would no longer be vulnerable. But to grow up is to accept vulnerability… To be alive is to be vulnerable.
In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.
The healthy man does not torture othersgenerally it is the tortured who turn into torturers.
Names are not always what they seem.
Confession is always weakness. The grave soul keeps its own secrets, and takes its own punishment in silence.
A simple child. That lightly draws its breath. And feels its life in every limb. What should it know of death?
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.
Remembrance of things past is not necessarily the remembrance of things as they were.
There is no such thing as part freedom.
There is no present or future-only the past, happening over and over again-now.
I’m for truth, no matter who tells it. I’m for justice, no matter who it’s for or against.
Love is our true destiny. We do not find the meaning of life by ourselves alone – we find it with another.
The irrationality of a thing is no argument against its existence, rather a condition of it.
Of course there is no formula for success, except perhaps an unconditional acceptance of life, and what it brings
Never think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is not a crime.
It’s not so important who starts the game but who finishes it.
You gain strength, courage, and confidence by doing the thing which you think you cannot do.
To grow up is to accept vulnerability. To be alive is to be vulnerable.
Man, when he does not grieve, hardly exists.
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.
Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves.
If fame goes by, 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.
We will grieve not, rather find strength in what remains behind.
Don’t bother just to be better than others. Try to be better than yourself.
I was watching Batman, the TV show, on TV Land, on the cable. And Robin said to Batman, Golly, Batman! Why is the Joker so evil!? And Batman said, Careful, Robin. The criminal mind sees the world through a prism the solid citizen dare not peer through. Batman has a more nuanced worldview than the president.
He that has eyes to see and ears to hear may convince himself that no mortal can keep a secret. If his lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.
It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.
Evil is always devising more corrosive misery through man’s restless need to exact revenge out of his hate.
Memory is a complicated thing, a relative to truth, but not its twin.
It doesn’t take a lot of strength to hang on. It takes a lot of strength to let go.
Justice without force is powerless; force without justice is tyrannical.
I’m for truth, no matter who tells it.
There are some that only employ words for the purpose of disguising their thoughts.
Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.
We are all brothers under the skin – and I, for one, would be willing to skin humanity to prove it.
For those who believe, no proof is necessary. For those who don’t believe, no proof is possible.
The strength of a family, like the strength of an army, lies in its loyalty to each other.
Beware, so long as you live, of judging men by their outward appearance.
There is no heresy or no philosophy which is so abhorrent to the church as a human being.
I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity.
Who speaks to the instincts speaks to the deepest in mankind, and finds the readiest response.
The real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.
But I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep, and miles to go before I sleep.
Don’t forget that I cannot see myself, that my role is limited to being the one who looks in the mirror.
Jacques Rig
The good pupils are often brilliant, and they keep you on your toes and take you to the limits of your knowledge. The worst pupils provide a unique insight into the criminal mind.
We should be considerate to the living; to the dead we owe only the truth.
There are no secrets better kept than the secrets everybody guesses.
Bring the past only if you are going to build from it.
Domenico Cieri
There is no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather.
There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power.
Whoso sheddeth man’s blood, by man shall his blood be shed.
What it lies in our power to do, it lies in our power not to do.
There is no doubt that it is around the family and the home that all the greatest virtues, the most dominating virtues of human, are created, strengthened and maintained.
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.
In matters of truth and justice, there is no difference between large and small problems, for issues concerning the treatment of people are all the same.
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, and they are in continual danger of breaking the skin and bursting out again.
A lion‘s work hours are only when he’s hungry; once he’s satisfied, the predator and prey live peacefully together.
For every good reason there is to lie, there is a better reason to tell the truth.
Alone, all alone Nobody, but nobody Can make it out here alone.
That though the radiance which was once so bright be now forever taken from my sight. Though nothing can bring back the hour of splendor in the grass, glory in the flower. We will grieve not, rather find strength in what remains behind.
When truth is buried, it grows. It chokes. It gathers such an explosive force that on the day it bursts out, it blows up everything with it.
The mystery of human existence lies not in just staying alive, but in finding something to live for.
Nothing revives the past so completely as a smell that was once associated with it.
One need not be a chamber to be haunted.
Things must be felt with the heart.
Show me a hero and I’ll write you a tragedy.
Evil is unspectacular and always human, and shares our bed and eats at our own table.
It doesn’t matter who my father was; it matters who I remember he was.
I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice.
I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love.
When a good man is hurt, all who would be called good must suffer with him.
And yet to every bad there is a worse.
Superman is, after all, an alien life form. He is simply the acceptable face of invading realities.
When a father gives to his son, both laugh; when a son gives to his father, both cry.
Men heap together the mistakes of their lives, and create a monster they call Destiny.
When I was younger I could remember anything, whether it happened or not.
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.
Children are educated by what the grown-up is and not by his talk.
I have loved to the point of madness; That which is called madness, That which to me, Is the only sensible way to love.
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.
There’s no tragedy in life like the death of a child. Things never get back to the way they were.
For darkness restores what light cannot repair.
The past is never dead. It’s not even past.
No man needs a vacation so much as the man who has just had one.
For trust not him that hath once broken faith
The herd seek out the great, not for their sake but for their influence; and the great welcome them out of vanity or need.
All endings are also beginnings. We just don’t know it at the time.
Nothing fixes a thing so intensely in the memory as the wish to forget it.
A memory is what is left when something happens and does not completely unhappen.
Pay less attention to what men say. Just watch what they do.
All the world is full of suffering. It is also full of overcoming.
One need not be a chamber to be haunted; One need not be a house; The brain has corridors surpassing Material place.
Nothing is permanent in this wicked world – not even our troubles.
What really raises one’s indignation against suffering is not suffering intrinsically, but the senselessness of suffering
There’s no such thing as bad weather – only the wrong clothes.
Thus, the ultimate choice for a man, inasmuch as he is driven to transcend himself, is to create or to destroy, to love or to hate.
The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone.
A great deal of talent is lost to the world for want of a little courage.
I’m not afraid of death. It’s the stake one puts up in order to play the game of life.
You never find yourself until you face the truth.
There’s no such thing as bad weather, just soft people.
All secrets become deep. All secrets become dark. That’s in the nature of secrets.
Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.
No man or woman who tries to pursue an ideal in his or her own way is without enemies.
Daisy Bates
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.
The test of the morality of a society is what it does for its children.
Bottom line is that I have had a totally criminal moral code and operated with a totally criminal mind attitude that I have not fully confronted (even down to lying about lying and doing illegal things).
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 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.
The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other’s life.
Dwell in peace in the home of your own being, and the Messenger of Death will not be able to touch you.
It is only in love and murder that we still remain sincere.
Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
Though nothing can bring back the hour
Of splendour in the grass, of glory in the flower.
All is a riddle, and the key to a riddle…is another riddle.
If an injury has to be done to a man it should be so severe that his vengeance need not be feared.
Experience is a brutal teacher, but you learn fast.
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.
No man chooses evil because it’s evil. He only mistakes it for happiness, the good he seeks.
The timing of death, like the ending of a story, gives a changed meaning to what preceded it.
Unfortunately, a superabundance of dreams is paid for by a growing potential for nightmares
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.
No one is ever a victim, although your conquerors would have you believe in your own victimhood. How else could they conquer you?
Between the desire And the spasm, Between the potency And the existence, Between the essence And the descent, Falls the Shadow.
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 ones part until the manager walks them off the stage?
God sends meat and the devil sends cooks.
Thomas Deloney
A thought that sometimes makes me hazy: Am I – or are the others crazy?
What was silent in the father speaks in the son, and often I found in the son the unveiled secret of the father.
Measure not the work until the day’s out and the labor done.
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.
He who controls others may be powerful, but he who has mastered himself is mightier still.
From the deepest desires often come the deadliest hate.
Without a family, man, alone in the world, trembles with the cold.
Of all the animals, man is the only one that lies.
The error of the past is the wisdom of the future.
As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do.
No matter how dark the moment, love and hope are always possible.
Equality may be a right, but no power on earth can convert it into fact.
All things truly wicked start from innocence.
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.
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.
Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.
After six wonderful years playing Emily Prentiss, I have decided it’s time for me to move on. As much as I will miss my Criminal Minds family, I am excited about the future and other opportunities.
No man is happy without a delusion of some kind. Delusions are as necessary to our happiness as realities.
The torture of a bad conscience is the hell of a living soul.
Dr. Thomas Fuller wrote: “With foxes, we must play the fox”.
The secret of my influence has always been that it remained secret.
Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn.
I have never yet heard of a murderer who was not afraid of a ghost.
Where we love is home – home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.
O, what a tangled web we weave when first we practise to deceive!
My faculties are decaying now and soon I shall be so I cannot remember any but the things that never happened.
Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul.
Man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love.
The doctrine of the immortality of the soul has more threat than comfort.
I like everybody at ‘Criminal Minds.’ I would like to guest star, but I don’t know if that is in the cards.
It is those we live with and love and should know who elude us.
There is no hunting like the hunting of man, and those who have hunted armed men long enough and liked it, never care for anything else thereafter.
You may leave school, but it never leaves you.
They minute people fall in love they become liars.
Rarely do members of the same family grow up under the same roof.
Men are more ready to repay an injury than a benefit, because gratitude is a burden and revenge a pleasure
Our life is made by the death of others.
All humanity is one undivided and indivisible family. I cannot detach myself from the wickedest soul.
I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent.
Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.
Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self.
Everybody wants to go to heaven, but nobody wants to die.
The healthy man does not torture others.
A person often meets his destiny on the road he took to avoid it.
We are all sentenced to solitary confinement inside our own skins, for life.
We are born alone, we live alone, we die alone. Everything in-between is a gift.
I have also seen children successfully surmounting the effects of an evil inheritance. That is due to purity being an inherent attribute of the soul.
Behavior is the mirror in which everyone shows their image.