Top 90 Criminal Minds Quotes From All The Seasons

Looking for your favorite quotes and dialogues from the crime drama Criminal Minds? We have rounded up the best collection of Criminal Minds quotes, sayings, one-liners, captions from the popular series created and produced by Jeff Davis.

We have curated quotes from all 15 seasons of Criminal Minds to inspire you. Each episode in every season nearly begins and ends with famous quotes from historical, philosophical or cultural figures. We have got it all for you from your best show ever.

Criminal Minds Season 1 Quotes

  1. “Try again, fail again. Fail better.” — Samuel Beckett, “Extreme Aggressor” (Season 1, Episode 1)

  2. “Nothing is so common as the wish to be remarkable.” — William Shakespeare, “L.D.S.K.” (Season 1, Episode 6)

  3. “The question that sometimes drives me hazy: Am I, or the others crazy?” — Albert Einstein, “Derailed” (Season 1, Episode 9)

  4. “The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you can see.” — Winston Churchill, “Extreme Aggressor” (Season 1, Episode 1)

  5. “In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” — Abraham Lincoln, “Unfinished Business” (Season 1, Episode 15)

  6. “Birds sing after a storm. Why shouldn’t people feel as free to delight in whatever sunlight remains to them?”— Rose Kennedy, “Plain Sight” (Season 1, Episode 4)

  7.  “Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.” —Albert Einstein, “Plain Sight” (Season 1, Episode 4)

  8. “What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others and the world remains and is immortal.” —Albert Pine, “Riding the Lightning” (Season 1, Episode 14)

  9. “The belief in a supernatural source of evil is not necessary. Men alone are quite capable of every wickedness.” —Joseph Conrad, “Extreme Aggressor” (Season 1, Episode 1)

Criminal Minds Season 2 Quotes

  1. “There can be no good without evil.” —Russian proverb, “Honor Among Thieves” (Season 2, Episode 20)

  2. “The life of the dead is placed in the memory of the living.” —Cicero, “Fear and Loathing” (Season 2, Episode 16)

  3. “It’s not so important who starts the game, but who finishes it.” —Erich Fromm, “North Mammon” (Season 2, Episode 7)

  4. “Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of overcoming it.” —Helen Keller, “Aftermath” (Season 2, Episode 5)

  5. “All secrets are deep. All secrets become dark. That’s in the nature of secrets.”—Corey Doctorow, “Profiler, Profiled” (Season 2, Episode 12)

  6. “Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.” —Oscar Wilde, “Psychodrama” (Season 2, Episode 4)

  7. “In order to learn the most important lessons in life, one must each day surmount a fear.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson, “Lessons Learned” (Season 2, Episode 10)

  8. “It has been said that 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, “The Fisher King, Part 2” (Season 2, Episode 1)

Criminal Minds Season 3 Quotes

  1. “Love all. Trust a few. Do wrong to none.” —William Shakespeare, “Penelope” (Season 3, Episode 9)

  2. “A woman must not depend upon the protection of man, but must be taught to protect herself.” —Susan B. Anthony, “Tabula Rasa” (Season 3, Episode 19)

  3. “Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls. The most massive characters are seared with scars.” —Kahlil Gibran, “The Perfect Storm” (Season 3, Episode 2)

Criminal Minds Season 4 Quotes

  1. “We all die. The goal isn’t to live forever, the goal is to create something that will.” —Chuck Palahniuk, “The Angel Maker” (Season 4, Episode 2)

  2. “We are all brothers under the skin, and I, for one, would be willing to skin humanity to prove it.” —Ayn Rand, “Brothers in Arms” (Season 4, Episode 10)

Criminal Minds Season 5 Quotes

  1. “Oh what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive.”—Sir Walter Scott, “Parasite” (Season 5, Episode 14)

  2. “The single biggest problem with communication is the illusion that it has taken place.”—George Bernard Shaw, “The Internet is Forever” (Season 5, Episode 22)

  3. “Hope is the thing with feathers, that perches in the soul, and sings the tune without the words, and never stops at all.”—Emily Dickinson, “Mosley Lane” (Season 5, Episode 16)

  4. “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.” —Haniel Long, “100” (Season 5, Episode 9)

  5. “There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They are messengers of overwhelming grief and unspeakable love.” —Washington Irving, “Retaliation” (Season 5, Episode 11)

Criminal Minds Season 6 Quotes

  1. “And yet to every bad there’s a worse.”—Thomas Hardy, Supply and Demand” (Season 6, Episode 24)

  2. “The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched—they must be felt with the heart.”—Helen Keller, Corazón” (Season 6, Episode 12)

  3. “No man chooses evil because it is evil he only mistakes it for happiness, the good he seeks.”—Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, “Corazón” (Season 6, Episode 12)

  4. “I’m thankful for my years spent with this family, for everything we shared, every chance we had to grow. I’ll take the best of them with me and lead by their example wherever I go. A friend told me to be honest with you, so here it goes: this isn’t what I want, but I’ll take the high road. Maybe it’s because I look at everything as a lesson or because I don’t want to walk around angry. Or maybe it’s because I finally understand. There are things we don’t want to happen but have to accept; things we don’t want to know but have to learn; and people we can’t live without but have to let go.”— AJ Cook, “‎Remembrance of Things Past” (Season 6, Episode 2)

Criminal Minds Season 7 Quotes

  1. “To the living, we owe respect. But to the dead, we owe only the truth.” —Voltaire, Profiling 101” (Season 7, Episode 22)

  2. “Find the place inside where there’s joy, and the joy will burn out the pain.”—Joseph Campbell, “Hope” (Season 7, Episode 8)

  3. “Love is giving someone the ability to destroy you, but trusting them not to.” —Unknown, I Love You Tommy Brown” (Season 7, Episode 17)

Criminal Minds Season 8 Quotes

  1. “Death ends a life, not a relationship.” —Mitch Albom, “In Blood” (Season 9, Episode 6)

  2. “There is no terror after the bang of the gun; only the anticipation in it.” —Alfred Hitchcock, “The Return” (Season 9, Episode 8)

  3. “The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other’s life.” —Richard Bach, “Brothers Hotchner” (Season 8, Episode 23)

  4. “One of the deepest secrets in life is that all that is really worth doing is what we do for others.” — Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking Glass” (Season 8, Episode 3)

  5. “The greatest good you can do for another, is not to share your own riches, but to reveal to him, his own.” —Benjamin Disraeli, The Apprenticeship” (Season 8, Episode 6)

Criminal Minds Season 9 Quotes

  1. “Beware the fury of a patient man.” —John Dryden, “The Road Home” (Season 9, Episode 13)

  2. “When you look into an abyss…The abyss looks into you.” —Nietzsche, “200” (Season 9, Episode 14)

  3. “There is no footprint too small to leave an imprint on this world.”—Unknown, “Gabby” (Season 9, Episode 16)

  4. “Forgiveness does not change the past but it does enlarge the future.” —Paul Boese, The Road Home” (Season 9, Episode 13)

  5. “The universe doesn’t like the secrets. It conspires to reveal the truth to lead you to it.” —Lisa Unger, “Strange Fruit” (Season 9, Episode 9)

  6. “It is more important to know what sort of person has a disease that to know what sort of disease a person has.”—Hippocrates, “Rabid” (Season 9, Episode 18)

Criminal Minds Season 10 Quotes

  1. “The truth is rarely pure and never simple.” —Oscar Wilde, “Rock Creek Park” (Season 10, Episode 18)

  2. “Deep vengeance is the daughter of deep silence.” —Vittorio Alfieri, “If the Shoe Fits” (Season 10, Episode 5)

  3. “I remained too much inside my head and ended up losing my mind.” —Edgar Allan Poe, “X” (Season 10, Episode 1)

  4. “Just because everything’s different doesn’t mean anything has changed.” —Irene Peter, “X” (Season 10, Episode 1)

  5. “Getting rid of a delusion makes us wiser than getting hold of the truth.” —Ludwig, The Itch” (Season 10, Episode 4)

  6. “It is the man’s own mind, not his enemy or foe, that lures him to evil ways.” —Buddha, Protection” (Season 10, Episode 22)

  7. “Remove my sin and I will be clean. Wash me and I will be whiter than snow.” —Psalm 51, “Amelia Porter” (Season 10, Episode 10)

  8. “How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours.” —Wayne Dyer, The Boys of Sudworth Place” (Season 10, Episode 8)

  9. “When a good man is hurt, all who would be called good must suffer with him.” —Euripides, Nelson’s Sparrow” (Season 10, Episode 13)

  10. “Life is about choices. Some we regret. Some we’re proud of. We are what we choose to be.” — Graham Brown, “The Hunt” (Season 10, Episode 23)

  11. “Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.” —Henry Ford, “Beyond Borders” (Season 10, Episode 19)

  12. “The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone.” —Harriet Beecher Stowe, “Nelson’s Sparrow” (Season 10, Episode 13)

  13. “Naïveté in grown ups is often charming. But when coupled with vanity, it is indistinguishable from stupidity.” —Eric Hoffer, Hashtag” (Season 10, Episode 7)

  14. “Your memory is a monster. It summons with will of its own. You think you have a memory but it has you.” —John Irving, “Mr. Scratch” (Season 10, Episode 21)

  15. “When it comes to life, we spin our own yarn. And where we end up is really in fact where we always intended to be.” —Julia Glass, “Fate” (Season 10, Episode 9)

  16. “The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil, but by those who watch without doing anything.” —Albert Einstein, “The Hunt” (Season 10, Episode 23)

  17. “Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.” —John F. Kennedy (JFK Quotes), “Fate” (Season 10, Episode 9)

  18. “We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility of our future.” —George Bernard Shaw, A Place at the Table” (Season 10, Episode 20)

  19. “There is a fellowship more quiet even than solitude, and which rightly understood, is solitude made perfect.” —Robert Louis Stevenson, “Hashtag” (Season 10, Episode 7)

  20. “We knew the world would not be the same. Some people laughed. A few people cried. Most people were silent.” —J. Robert Oppenheimer, “A Thousand Sons” (Season 10, Episode 3)

  21. “Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not, and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad.” —Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, “The Forever People” (Season 10, Episode 11)

  22. “As life runs on, the road grows strange with faces new and near the end, the milestones into headstones change, ‘neath every one a friend.” —James Russell Lowell, Anonymous” (Season 10, Episode 12)

  23. “Our moral responsibility is not to stop the future, but to shape it. To channel our destiny in humane directions and to ease the trauma of transition.” —Alvin Toffler, “The Boys of Sudworth Place” (Season 10, Episode 8)

Criminal Minds Season 11 Quotes

  1. “Courage is grace under pressure.” —Ernest Hemingway, “The Job” (Season 11, Episode 1)

  2. “Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.”—Aristotle, “The Job” (Season 11, Episode 1)

  3. “The darkness always lies.” —Anthony Liccione, “A Badge and a Gun” (Season 11, Episode 15)

  4. “To a father nothing is dearer than a daughter.” —Euripides, “Target Rich” (Season 11, Episode 7)

  5. “Guilt is perhaps the most painful companion of death.” —Coco Chanel, “Awake” (Season 11, Episode 8)

  6. “Revenge is an act of passion, vengeance of justice.” —Samuel Johnson, “Hostage” (Season 11, Episode 14)

  7. “It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped.” —Tony Robbins, “The Witness” (Season 11, Episode 2)

  8. “Ghosts were created when the first man woke in the night.” —J.M. Barrie, “The Night Watch” (Season 11, Episode 5)

  9. “The clock talked loud. I threw it away. It scared me when it talked.” —Tillie Olsen, “Future Perfect” (Season 11, Episode 10)

  10. “All sins tend to be addictive. And the terminal point of addiction is damnation.” —W.H. Auden, “Outlaw” (Season 11, Episode 4)

  11. “We are all sharks, circling, and waiting for traces of blood to appear in the water.” — Allan Clark, “Target Rich” (Season 11, Episode 7)

  12. “The influence of a mother in the lives of her children is beyond calculation.” —James E. Faust, “The Bond” (Season 11, Episode 13)

  13. “To educate a person in the mind but not in morals is to educate a menace to society.” —Theodore Roosevelt, “Drive” (Season 11, Episode 12)

  14. “You see what power is — holding someone else’s fear in our hand and showing it to them.” — Amy Tan, “A Badge and a Gun” (Season 11, Episode 15)

  15. “By the will art thou lost, by the will art thou found, by the will art thou free, captive, and bound.” —Angelus Silesius, “Hostage” (Season 11, Episode 14)

  16. “The heart of a mother is a deep abyss, at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness.” —Honoré de Balzac, “The Bond” (Season 11, Episode 13)

  17. “You can chain me, you can torture me, you can even destroy this body but you will never imprison my mind.” —Mahatma Gandhi, “Awake” (Season 11, Episode 8)

  18. “No man really knows about other human beings. The best he can do is to suppose that they are like himself.” —John Steinbeck, “Devil’s Backbone” (Season 11, Episode 21)

  19. “Just as the constant increase of entropy is the basic law of the universe, so it is the basic law of life to struggle against entropy.” —Vaclav Havel, “Entropy” (Season 11, Episode 11)

  20. “And think not that you can direct the course of love. For love finds you worthy directs your course.” —Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet, “‘Til Death Do Us Part” (Season 11, Episode 3)

  21. “The sea is dangerous and its storms terrible, but these obstacles have never been sufficient reason to remain ashore.” —Ferdinand Magellan, “The Storm” (Season 11, Episode 22)

  22. “A man’s very highest moment is, I have no doubt at all, when he kneels in the dust and beats his breast and tells all the sins of his life.” —Oscar Wilde, “Drive” (Season 11, Episode 12)

  23. “The enemies are within the gates. It is with our own luxury, our own folly, our own criminality that we have to contend.” —Marcus Tullius Cicero, “Internal Affairs” (Season 11, Episode 9)

  24. “The world is so unpredictable. Things happen suddenly, unexpectedly. We want to feel we’re in control of our own existence. In some ways we are, in some ways we’re not. We are ruled by the forces of chance and coincidence.” —Paul Auster, “The Witness” (Season 11, Episode 2)

Criminal Minds Season 12 Quotes

  1. “God sometimes takes us into troubled waters, not to drown us, but to cleanse us.” —Unknown, “Scarecrow” (Season 12, Episode 8)

  2. “We all have a monster within; the difference is in degree, not in kind.” —Douglas Preston, “Alpha Male” (Season 12, Episode 15)

  3. “Life can only be understood backwards, but it must be lived forwards.” —Soren Kierkegaard, “Unforgettable” (Season 12, Episode 20)

Criminal Minds Season 13 Quotes

  1. “Holding onto anger is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die.” —Anonymous, “All You Can Eat” (Season 13, Episode 20)

  2. “People like to say that the conflict is between good and evil. The real conflict is between truth and lies.” —Don Miguel Ruiz, “Lucky Strikes” (Season 13, Episode 6)

  3. “You can’t connect the dots looking forward. You can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that they will somehow connect in your future.” —Steve Jobs,  “To a Better Place” (Season 13, Episode 2)

Criminal Minds Season 14 Quotes

  1. “We live in a fantasy world, a world of illusion. The great task in life is to find reality.” —Iris Murdoch, “Innocence” (Season 14, Episode 4)

  2. “The ache for home lives in all of us, the safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned.” —Maya Angelou, “Ashley” (Season 14, Episode 8)

  3. “The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other’s life.” —Richard Bach, “Broken Wing” (Season 14, Episode 9)

Criminal Minds Season 15 Quotes

  1. “Nothing happens until something moves.” —Albert Einstein, “Awakenings” (Season 15, Episode 2)

  2. “They talk of my drinking but never my thirst.” —Scottish proverb, “Family Tree” (Season 15, Episode 8)

  3. “Man is not what he thinks he is. He is what he hides.” —Andre Malraux, “Under The Skin” (Season 15, Episode 1)

  4. “Life’s under no obligation to give us what we expect.” — Margaret Mitchell, “Spectator Slowing” (Season 15, Episode 3)

  5. “Now I know what a ghost is. Unfinished business, that’s what.” — Salman Rushdie, “Ghost” (Season 15, Episode 5)

  6. “Damaged people are dangerous. They know they can survive.” — Josephine Harper, “Face Off” (Season 15, Episode 9)

  7. “History has a way of altering villains so that we can no longer see ourselves in them.” — Adam Serwer, “Rusty” (Season 15, Episode 7)

  8. “Psychotics, say what you want about them, tend to make the first move.” — David Foster Wallace, “Date Night” (Season 15, Episode 6)

  9. “The only reason why we ask other people how their weekend was is so we can tell them about our own weekend.” — Chuck Palahniuk, “Saturday” (Season 15, Episode 4)

  10. “We serial killers are your sons, we are your husbands, we are everywhere. And there will be more of your children dead tomorrow.” — Ted Bundy, “Family Tree” (Season 15, Episode 8)

Best Criminal Minds Character Quotes

  1. The Reaper: “You should have made a deal.”

  2. Dr. Spencer Reid: “I never have any normal fans.”

  3. David Rossi: “Life is a hell of a thing to happen to someone.”

  4. Dr. Tara Lewis: “Went on a diet last night. Lost 185 pounds.”

  5. Diana Reid: “Destroying a book is like…destroying a whole world.”

  6. Alex Blake: “He was ready to go but I wasn’t ready to say goodbye.”

  7. Dr. Spencer Reid: “I got shot in my leg and I don’t get any cookies?”

  8. Ashley Seaver: “Sometimes we do everything right, and we still lose.”

  9. Dr. Spencer Reid: “I know what it’s like to be afraid of your own mind.”

  10. Col. Massey: “Brotherhood is the very price and condition of man’s survival.”

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

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

  13. Dr. Spencer Reid: “Actually it’s more like we are looking for a needle in a pile of needles.”

  14. Krystall Richards: Stephen King wrote, “The most important things are the hardest to say.”

  15. Dr. Spencer Reid : “Because reality never lives up to fantasy, this becomes an impossibility.”

  16. David Rossi: “Scars remind me where we’ve been. They don’t have to dictate where we’re going.”

  17. David Rossi: “Forgiveness does not change the past but it does enlarge the future.” ― Paul Boese

  18. Dr. Spencer Reid: “Logic dictates that if you believe in one, you have to reconcile the existence of the other.”

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

  20. Dr. Spencer Reid: “Sometimes the hardest part isn’t letting go but rather learning to start over.” Nicole Sobon

  21. 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.”

  22. Dr. Spencer Reid: “I just gave the bartender my number in Roman Numerals. If she figures it out, she’s worth a shot.”

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

  24. David Rossi: “There’s no winning. There’s just living, moving forward. And if you keep doing that, you’ll be all right.”

  25. Dr. Spencer Reid: “The gift of fantasy has meant more to me than any talent for abstract positive thinking.” Albert Einstein

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

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

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

  29. Dr. Spencer Reid: Stephen King once said- “Monsters are real. Ghosts are real, too. They live inside us and sometimes, they win.”

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

  31. Morgan: “Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this too was a gift.” Mary Oliver

  32. 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.”

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

  34. Dr. Spencer Reid: “Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.” Edgar Allan Poe

  35. David Rossi: “Children begin by loving their parents. As they grow older, they judge them. Sometimes they forgive them.” Oscar Wilde

  36. 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.”

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

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

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

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

  41. David Rossi: “I imagine one of the reasons people cling to their hates so stubbornly is because they sense, once hate is gone, they will be forced to deal with pain.” James Baldwin

  42. Dr. Spencer Reid: “When truth is buried underground it grows, it chokes, it gathers such an explosive force that on the day it bursts out, it blows up everything with it.” Emile Zola

  43. Aaron 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.””

  44. Mr. Corbett:  “Poetry was something they shared. It’s Wordsworth. “What though the radiance that was once so bright be now forever taken from my sight, though nothing can bring back…”

  45. Dr. Spencer Reid: “Although the observable universe is continually expanding, there’s really no way of knowing the whole thing is gonna ultimately collapse into one gargantuan Black Hole.”

  46. Dr. Spencer Reid: Albert Einstein said, “In matters of truth and justice, there is a difference between large and small problems, for issues concerning the treatment of people are all the same.”

  47. David Rossi: “Give me your phone. And your tablet. And your other phone. Okay. Tonight you’re coming to my house. We’re going to listen to Tony Bennett on vinyl and drink 18-year-old Scotch.”

  48. 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?

  49. Penelope Garcia: Frank Miller said something once and it makes me think of you. “The noir hero is a knight in blood caked armor. He’s dirty and he does his best to deny the fact that hes a hero the whole time.”

  50. Dr. Spencer Reid: “The praying mantis can kill and eat a multitude of creatures but the most interesting fact is that oftentimes the female mantis engages in sexual cannibalism, meaning she’ll bite off the head of her mate once copulation is complete, sometimes even during intercourse, actually.”

Funny Reid Quotes From Criminal Minds

  1. “The number of pathogens passed during a handshake is staggering. It’s actually safer to kiss.” — Dr. Spencer Reid, Criminal Minds, Season 8: Restoration

  2. “Lila, believe me when I say this, I’ve never known a normal day in my entire life.” — Dr. Spencer Reid, Criminal Minds, Season 1: Somebody’s Watching

  3. “You know, oftentimes when a stalker’s advances are completely ignored, their erotomanic fantasies will be diverted to a more receptive target.” — Dr. Spencer Reid, Criminal Minds, Season 8: The Lesson

  4. “You know, he might have Capgras syndrome. It’s a delusional disorder in which one believes that their friends and loved ones have been replaced by imposters.” — Dr. Spencer Reid, Criminal Minds, Season 7: Dorado Falls

  5. “I don’t believe that intelligence can be accurately quantified, but I do have an IQ of 187, an eidetic memory, and can read 20,000 words per minute. Yes, I’m a genius.” — Dr. Spencer Reid, Criminal Minds, Season 1: Extreme Aggressor

  6. “Medieval medical practitioners believed that chickens could absorb illness. They would rub the birds all over the bodies of the diseased in an attempt to rid them of their sickness.” — Dr. Spencer Reid, Criminal Minds, Season 13: Submerged

  7. “Evil can’t be scientifically defined. It’s an illusory moral concept that doesn’t exist in nature. Its origins and connotations have been inextricably linked to religion and mythology.” — Dr. Spencer Reid, Criminal Minds, Season 5: Our Darkest Hour

  8. “The Greeks translated ‘puppets’ as ‘neurospasta,’ which literally means string-pulling. And throughout time they’ve been used as a method to tell kings a story so the subjects didn’t have to speak directly to him.” — Dr. Spencer Reid, Criminal Minds, Season 8: The Lesson

  9. “Members of the Manson family left watermelon rinds at the scene of the crime and also painted panther paws on the wall in blood in the hopes of convincing authorities that the Black Panther Party was responsible.” — Dr. Spencer Reid, Criminal Minds, Season 7: A Thin Line

  10. “Referring to oneself in the third person is not uncommon for an unsub. Ted Bundy gave thoroughly detailed accounts of his murders, but he never actually admitted doing any of them, he’d just say, ‘the killer.’” — Dr. Spencer Reid, Criminal Minds, Season 2: The Big Game

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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