Howdy! So here’s the continuation of my list of quotations spoken by popular individuals with long running American police-procedural TV-series Criminal Minds! These words of wisdom may explain how and, maybe, why would an evolution from innocence to corrupt minds and behavior happens.
Criminal Minds Season 4 Episode 1 to Episode 26
Never think that war, no matter how necessary nor how justified, is not a crime.
S04E02 The Angel Maker
We all die. The goal isn’t to live forever, the goal is to create something that will.
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.
S04E03 Minimal Loss
Jim McKay‘s words on the Munich massacre
Our greatest hopes and our worst fears are seldom realized.
Savages, they call us. ‘Cause our manners differs from theirs. God helps those that helps themselves. To follow by faith alone is to follow blindly.
Reason is not automatic. Those who deny it cannot be conquered by it.
A fool’s paradise is a wise man’s hell.
Phaedrus – Roman poet wrote
Things are not always what they seem. The first appearance deceived many. The intelligence of a few perceives what has been carefully hidden.
S04E05 Catching Out
Plenty sits still. Hunger is a wanderer.
Beyond the East the sunrise, beyond the West the sea… And the East and West the wander-thirst, that will not let me be.
S04E06 The Instincts
Amos Bronson Alcott
Who speaks to the instincts speaks to the deepest in mankind, and finds the readiest response.
I think the truly natural things are dreams, which nature can’t touch with decay.
What was silent in the father speaks in the son, and often I found in the son the unveiled secret of the father.
There is no refuge from memory and remorse in this world. The spirits of our foolish deeds haunt us, with or without repentance.
S04E08 MasterpieceMark Twain
Let us consider that we are all insane. It will explain us to each other. It will unriddle many riddles.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression, and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love.
The minute people fall in love, they become liars.
Cleanliness becomes more important when godliness is unlikely.
S04E10 Brothers in Arms
We are all brothers under the skin — and I, for one, would be willing to skin humanity to prove it.
For he today that sheds his blood with me, shall be my brother.
Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin to slit throats.
President Dwight Eisenhower
There’s no tragedy in life like the death of a child. Things never get back to the way they were.
S04E12 Soul Mates
No mortal can keep a secret. If his lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.
C. Northcote Parkinson – a British historian
Delay is the deadliest form of denial.
There is no doubt that it is around the family and the home that all the greatest virtues of human society are created, strengthened, and maintained.
The strength of a family, like the strength of an army, is in its loyalty to each other.
S04E14 Cold Comfort
Edgar Allan Poe
And so, all the night tide, I lay down by the side of my darling–my darling–my life and my bride, in the sepulcher there by the sea, in her tomb by the sounding sea.
For those who believe, no proof is necessary. For those who don’t believe, no proof is possible.
S04E15 Zoe’s Reprise
I never teach my pupils. I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn.
Marie Von Ebner-Eschenbach – Australian Novelist
In youth we learn. In age we understand.
S04E16 Pleasure is My Business
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.
You don’t pay a prostitute for sex, you pay for her to leave afterwards.
Leonardo DA Vinci
He who does not punish evil commands it to be done.
There is no heresy or philosophy which is so abhorrent to the church as a human being.
Publilius Syrus – a Roman author
Fate is not satisfied with inflicting one calamity.
Men heap together the mistakes of their lives, and create a monster they call destiny.
S04E19 House on Fire
We all live in a house on fire, no fire department to call; no way out.
I have loved to the point of madness; that which is called madness, that which to me, is the only sensible way to love.
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.
Monsters are real, and ghosts are real too. They live inside us, and sometimes, they win.
S04E21 A Shade of Gray
Dr. Burton Grebin
To lose a child is to lose a piece of yourself.
Without a family, man, alone in the world, trembles with cold.
S04E22 The Big Wheel
In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present.
No matter how dark the moment, love and hope are always possible.
I’m not sure he’s wrong about automobiles. With all their speed forward, they may be a step backward in civilization.
The human voice can never reach the distance that is covered by the still, small voice of conscience.
It will become fine dust, over all the land of Egypt, and will becomes boils breaking out with sores on man and beast through all the land of Egypt.
Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it.
S04E25. – S04E26 To Hell and Back
If there were no hell, we would be like the animals. No hell, no dignity.
Criminal Minds Season 5 Episode 1 – Episode 23
S05E01 Nameless, Faceless
A weak man has doubts before a decision; a strong man has them afterwards.
One need not be a chamber to be haunted. One need not be a house. The brain has corridors surpassing material place.
There is no witness so dreadful, no accuser so terrible as the conscience that dwells in the heart of every man.
Justice without force is powerless; force without justice is tyrannical.
I have always found that mercy bears richer fruit than strict justice.
Kingman Brewster Jr.
There is no lasting hope in violence, only temporary relief from hopelessness.
These violent delights have violent ends.
S05E05 Cradle to Grave
William D. Tammeus
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.
S05E06 The Eyes Have It
And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out and cast it from thee.
Dwell in peace in the home of your own being, and the Messenger of Death will not be able to touch you.
S05E07 The Performer
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.
Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self.
Man usually avoids attributing cleverness to somebody else, unless it’s an enemy.
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.
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.
S05E10 The Slave of Duty
W. S. Gilbert
It’s love that makes the world go round. And if that’s true, then the world spun a little faster.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
It’s madness for the sheep to talk peace with a wolf.
Men are more ready to repay an injury than a benefit, because gratitude is a burden and revenge a pleasure.
There is sacredness in tears. They are not the marks of weakness, but of power. They are messengers of overwhelming grief and of unspeakable love.
S05E12 The Uncanny Valley
Mildred Lisette Norman
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.
In life, unlike chess, the game continues after checkmate.
S05E13 Risky Business
Life is a game. Play it. Life is too precious. Do not destroy it.
C. S. Lewis
Experience is a brutal teacher, but you learn. My God, do you learn?
Erich Fromm – German psychologist
If I am what I have, and if I lose what I have, who then I am?
Sir Walter Scott
Oh, what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive.
S05E15 Public Enemy
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Show me a hero, and I will write you a tragedy.
When a father gives to his son, they both laugh. When a son gives to his father, both cry.
S05E16 Mosley Lane
Hope is the worst of evils, for it prolongs the torment of man.
Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul, and sings the tune without the words and never stops at all.
S05E17 Solitary Man
We’re all of us sentenced to solitary confinement, inside our own skins, for life.
Family is a haven in a heartless world.
S05E18 The Fight
I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love.
S05E19 A Rite of Passage
A lion’s work hours are only when he’s hungry. Once he’s satisfied, the predator and prey live peacefully together.
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.
S05E20 A Thousand Words
William Dobell – a painter
A sincere artist tries to create something which is, in itself, a living thing.
I have seen children successfully surmount the effects of an evil inheritance. That is due to purity being an inherent attribute of the soul.
S05E21 Exit Wounds
Nature, in her most dazzling aspects or stupendous parts, is but the background and the theater of the tragedy of man.
Ralph W. Sockman
Nothing is so strong as gentleness. Nothing is so gentle as real strength.
S05E22 The Internet is Forever
George Bernard Shaw
The single biggest problem with communication is the illusion that it has taken place.
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.
S05E23 Our Darkest Hour
Alfred Lord Tennyson
And out of darkness, came the hands that reach through nature, molding men.
Criminal Minds Season 6 Episode 1 – Episode 24
S06E01 The Longest Night
Leonard Cohen Night Comes On
I went down to the place where I knew she lay waiting under the marble and the snow. I said,”Mother, I’m afraid of the thunder and the lightning. I’ll never come through this alone.” She said, “I’ll be with you. My shawl wrapped around you. My hand on your head when you go.” And the night came on, it was very calm I wanted the night to go on and on…
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 another, it is like a storm that plays havoc with the garden.
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.
S06E03 Remembrance of Things Past
Remembrance of things past is not necessarily the remembrance of things as they were.
When I was younger, I could remember anything, whether it happened or not. But my faculties are decaying now… And soon I shall be so I cannot remember anything but the things that never happened.
S06E04 Compromising Positions
Whatever you are, be a good one.
We all wear masks, and the times come when we cannot remove them without removing our own skin.
S06E05 Safe Haven
All humanity is one undivided and indivisible family. I cannot detach myself from the wickedest soul.
But I have promises to keep and miles to go before I sleep… And miles to go before I sleep.
S06E06 Devil’s Night
Love feels no burden, thinks nothing of trouble, attempts what is above its strength, pleads no excuse for impossibility; for it thinks all things are lawful for itself, and all things are possible.
If an injury has to be done to a man it should be so severe that his vengeance need not be feared.
S06E07 Middle Man
The herd seek out the great, not for their sake, but for their influence; and the great welcome them, out of vanity or need.
Without heroes, we are all plain people, and don’t know how far we can go.
S06E08 Reflection of Desire
Fame will go by, as 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 experienced, but that’s not where I live.
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. But in the end, it’s as natural as the air we breathe. At some point, we’re forced to face the truth… Ourselves.
S06E09 Into the Woods
I am invisible, understand, simply because people refuse to see me.
Evil endures a moment’s flush and then leaves, but a burnt-out shell.
S06E10 What Happens At Home
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.
Children begin by loving their parents; as they grow older, they judge them; sometimes, they forgive them.
S06E11 25 to Life
There is no such thing as part freedom.
All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered. The point is to discover them.
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
No man chooses evil because it is evil. He only mistakes it for happiness, the good he seeks.
The best and most beautiful things in life cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.
S06E13 The 13th Step
What really raises one’s indignation against suffering is not suffering intrinsically, but the senselessness of suffering.
What happened in the past that was painful has a great deal to do with what we are today.
S06E14 Sense Memory
Hunting is not a sport. In a sport, both sides should know they are in the game.
S06E15 Today I Do
It’s hard to fight an enemy who has outposts in your head.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox
There is no chance, no destiny, no fate, that can hinder the firm resolve of a determined soul.
James T. McCay
Tomorrow, you promise yourself will be different, yet tomorrow is too often a repetition of today.
Honore de Balzac
Most people of action are inclined to fatalism, and most of thought believe in providence.
When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.
Confession is always a weakness. The grave soul keeps its own secrets and take its own punishment in silence.
The secret to getting away with lying is believing with all your heart. That goes for lying to yourself, even more so than lying to another.
Walter Langer – a psychoanalyst
People will believe a big lie sooner that a little one. And if you repeat it frequently enough, people will sooner or later believe it.
S06E19 With Friends Like These
The old faiths light their candles all about, but burly truth comes by and puts them out.
It is not his enemy or foe that lures him into evil ways.
S06E20 Hanley Waters
Man, when he does not grieve, hardly exists.
S06E21 The Stranger
Sometimes human places create inhuman monsters.
Every journey into the past is complicated by delusions, false memories, false namings of real events.
S06E22 Out of the Light
Of this alone, even God, is deprived–the power of making things that are past never to have been.
Bring the past only if you’re going to build from it.
S06E23 Big Sea
The sea has never been friendly to man. At most, it has been the accomplice of human restlessness.
John F. Kennedy
We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or to watch, we are giving back from whence we came.
S06E24 Supply and Demand
And yet to every bad there is a worse.
What it lies in our power to do, it lies in our power not to do.
So there! Watch out for the next three seasons on my next post for the Words of Popular Minds on Criminal Minds.
Happy Reading! 😀