All the Intro/Outro Quotes from Criminal Minds Season 1

Criminal Minds is a "cop procedural" focusing on the BAU at the FBI. Here's all the historic intro/outro quotes used in Season 1.

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About Criminal Minds

Debuting on CBS in September 2005, Criminal Minds is a multi-faceted and intelligent “cop procedural” tv show focusing on the Behavioural Analysis Unit (B.A.U. for short) at the FBI. Each episode focuses on the team’s efforts to track down a serial killer and the various methods they use. From psycho-analysis to profiling to car chases, this show has it all.

One of my favourite aspects of Criminal Minds is the use of quotes from notable historical figures. Quotes that are used in the intro and outro of every episode which usually relate to the events that have occurred or the killers they have arrested.

Here’s all of the Intro/Outro quotes from Criminal Minds – Season 1.

All the Intro/Outro Quotes from Criminal Minds Season One

Criminal Minds - Season One - Group Photo
Criminal Minds – Season One – Group Photo

1. Joseph Conrad said “The belief in a supernatural source of evil is not necessary; men alone are quite capable of every wickedness.”

2. Nietzsche once said, “If you look long enough into an abyss, the abyss looks into you.”

3. Emerson said, “All is riddle, and the key to a riddle is another riddle.”

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

5. Einstein once said: “Imagination is more important than knowledge: knowledge is limited, imagination encircles the world.”

6. Samuel Johnson once said, “Almost all absurdity of conduct arises from the imitation of those whom we cannot resemble.”

7. Rose Kennedy once said, “Birds sing after a storm. Why shouldn’t people feel as free to delight in whatever sunlight remains to them?”

8. French poet Jacques Rigaut said: “Don’t forget that I cannot see myself. My role is limited to being the one that looks in the mirror.”

9. Euripedes said, “When love is in excess it brings a man no honor, nor any worthiness.”

10. Euripides said: “When a good man is hurt, all who would be called good, must suffer with him”

11. Nietzsche said, “The irrationality of a thing is no argument against its existence, rather a condition of it.”

12. Shakespeare wrote: “Nothing is so common as the wish to be remarkable.”

13. Dr. Thomas Fuller wrote: “With foxes, we must play the fox.”

14. Carl Jung said, “The healthy man does not torture others. Generally, it is the tortured who turn into torturers.”

15. Hemingway wrote: “There is no hunting like the hunting of man. And those who have hunted armed men long enough, and liked it, never really care for anything else.”

16. Albert Einstein asked, “A question that sometimes drives me hazy: Am I or are the others crazy?”

17. Robert Oxton Bolt once wrote: “A belief is not merely an idea the mind possesses; it is an idea that possesses the mind.”

18. Sir Peter Ustinov said, “Unfortunately, a superabundance of dreams is paid for by a growing potential for nightmares.”

19. Playwright Eugene Ionescu said, “Ideologies separate us. Dreams and anguish bring us together.”

20. Harriet Beecher Stower once said: “The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone.”

Criminal Minds - Season One - On the Field
Criminal Minds – Season One – On the Field

21. The poet W.H. Auden wrote: “Evil is always unspectacular and always human and shares our bed and eats at our table.”

22. “Measure not the work until the day is out and the labor done.” – Elizabeth Barret Browning

23. Confucius warned us “Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves.”

24. Roman philosopher Lucretius wrote: “What is food to one is to others bitter poison.”

25. Albert Pine said “What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others and the world remains, and is, immortal.”

26. “Whoseso sheddeth man’s blood, by man shall his blood be shed.” – Genesis 9:6.

27. Abraham Lincoln once said, “In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count, but the life in your years.”

28. Norman Maclean wrote: “It is those we live with and love, and should know, who elude us.”

29. There’s an old Apache saying, “You can take many paths to get to the same place.”

30. Nietszche wrote: “The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe.”

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Criminal Minds - Season One - Reid, Hotch and Derek
Criminal Minds – Season One – Reid, Hotch and Derek

31. W. H. Auden said, “Murder is unique in that it abolishes the party it injures, so that society must take the place of the victim and on his behalf demand atonement or grant forgiveness.”

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

33. Bernard Shaw once said “An American has no sense of privacy. He does not know what it means. There is no such thing in the country.”

34. Mexican proverb, “The house does not rest upon the ground, but upon a woman.”

35. Anthony Brandt wrote: “Other things may change us, but we start and end with family.”

36. The author Francois de La Rochefoucauld wrote: “We are so accustomed to disguise ourselves to others that in the end, we become disguised to ourselves.”

37. The French philosopher Voltaire wrote: “There are some that only employ words for the purpose of disguising their thoughts.”

38. George Orwell said, “In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.”

39. Albert Einstein said, “Whoever undertakes to set himself up as judge in the field of truth and knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods.”

40. Writer Elbert Hubbard said, “No man needs a vacation so much as the man who has just had one.”

What did you think of these Criminal Minds Season One quotes?

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