Criminal Minds (season 4)

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The following is a list of quotes from the fourth season Criminal Minds.

Mayhem [4.01][edit]

Aaron Hotchner: "Never think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is not a crime." Ernest Hemingway

Detective Brustin: Eight innocent people were killed, two agents blown up, not to mention Emily's suicide-by-cop. Is that not enough?
Rossi: [gesturing towards a photograph of the Twin Towers] That was memorable. This isn't.

The Angel Maker [4.02][edit]

Aaron Hotchner: "We all die. The goal isn't to live forever. The goal is to create something that will." Chuck Palahniuk

Aaron Hotchner: Wendell Berry said, "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."

Minimal Loss [4.03][edit]

Spencer Reid: "To follow by faith alone is to follow blindly." Benjamin Franklin

Emily Prentiss: "Reason is not automatic. Those who deny it cannot be conquered by it." Ayn Rand

Paradise [4.04][edit]

Aaron Hotchner: Thomas Fuller wrote, "A fool's paradise is a wise man's hell."

Aaron Hotchner: Roman poet Phaedrus wrote, "Things are not always what they seem; the first appearance deceives many. The intelligence of a few perceives what has been carefully hidden."

Catching Out [4.05][edit]

Emily Prentiss: "Plenty sits still; hunger is a wanderer." Zulu proverb

Emily Prentiss: "Beyond the East the sunrise, beyond the West the sea, and the East and West, the wander-thirst that will not let me be." Gerald Gould

The Instincts [4.06][edit]

Aaron Hotchner: Amos Bronson Alcott said, "Who speaks to the instincts speaks to the deepest in mankind and finds the readiest response."

Spencer Reid: Bob Dylan once said, "I think the truly natural things are dreams, which nature can't touch with decay."

Memoriam [4.07][edit]

Spencer Reid: "What was silent in the father speaks in the son, and often I found in the son the unveiled secret of the father." Friedrich Nietzsche

Spencer Reid: "There is no refuge from memory and remorse in this world. The spirits of our foolish deeds haunt us, with or without repentance." Gilbert Parker

Masterpiece [4.08][edit]

David Rossi: "Let us consider that we are all insane. It will explain us to each other. It will unriddle many riddles." Mark Twain

David Rossi: "Man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love." Martin Luther King, Jr.

52 Pickup [4.09][edit]

Emily Prentiss: Author Harlan Ellison wrote, "The minute people fall in love, they become liars."

David Rossi: P. J. O'Rourke wrote, "Cleanliness becomes more important when godliness is unlikely."

Brothers in Arms [4.10][edit]

Derek Morgan: "We are all brothers under the skin, and I, for one, would be willing to skin humanity to prove it." Ayn Rand

Derek Morgan: "For he today who sheds his blood with me shall be my brother." William Shakespeare

Normal [4.11][edit]

Aaron Hotchner: "Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin to slit throats." H.L. Mencken

David Rossi: "There's no tragedy in life like the death of a child. Things never get back to the way they were." President Dwight Eisenhower

Soul Mates [4.12][edit]

Spencer Reid: "No mortal can keep a secret. If his lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore." Sigmund Freud

Derek Morgan: British historian C. Northcote Parkinson said, "Delay is the deadliest form of denial."

Bloodline [4.13][edit]

Emily Prentiss: Winston Churchill said, "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."

Aaron Hotchner: Mario Puzo wrote, "The strength of a family, like the strength of an army, is in its loyalty to each other."

Cold Comfort [4.14][edit]

Jennifer Jareau: "... and so all the night tide, I lie 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." Edgar Allan Poe

David Rossi: "For those who believe, no proof is necessary. For those who don't believe, no proof is possible." Stuart Chase

Zoe's Reprise [4.15][edit]

David Rossi: "I never teach my pupils; I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn." Albert Einstein

David Rossi: Austrian novelist Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach wrote, "In youth we learn; in age we understand."

Pleasure Is My Business [4.16][edit]

Aaron Hotchner: "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." Camille Paglia

Demonology [4.17][edit]

Emily Prentiss: Leonardo da Vinci said, "He who does not punish evil, commands it to be done."

Omnivore [4.18][edit]

Aaron Hotchner: "Fate is not satisfied with inflicting one calamity." Roman author Publilius Syrus

Aaron Hotchner: "Men heap together the mistakes of their lives, and create a monster they call destiny." John Hobbes

House on Fire [4.19][edit]

Aaron Hotchner: Tennessee Williams said, "We all live in a house on fire. No fire department to call, no way out."

Aaron Hotchner: "I have loved to the point of madness; that which is called madness, that which to me, is the only sensible way to love." Françoise Sagan

Conflicted [4.20][edit]

Spencer Reid: "Light thinks it travels faster than anything, but it is wrong. No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has always gotten there first, and is waiting for it." Terry Pratchett

Spencer Reid: Stephen King wrote, "Monsters are real, and ghosts are real too. They live inside us, and sometimes they win."

A Shade of Gray [4.21][edit]

David Rossi: Dr. Burton Grebin once said, "To lose a child is to lose a piece of yourself."

David Rossi: André Maurois wrote, "Without a family, man, alone in the world, trembles with the cold."

The Big Wheel [4.22][edit]

Aaron Hotchner: "In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present." Francis Bacon

Derek Morgan: "No matter how dark the moment, love and hope are always possible." George Chakiris

Roadkill [4.23][edit]

Aaron Hotchner: "I'm not sure about automobiles. With all their speed forward, they may be a step backward in civilization." Booth Tarkington

Jennifer Jareau: "The human voice can never reach the distance that is covered by the still, small voice of conscience." Mahatma Gandhi

Amplification [4.24][edit]

Spencer Reid: "It will become fine dust over all the land of Egypt and it will become boils breaking out with sores on man and beast through all the land of Egypt." Exodus 9:9

Spencer Reid: "Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it." Helen Keller

To Hell and Back (Part 1) [4.25][edit]

Aaron Hotchner: Flannery O'Connor said, "If there were no hell, we would be like the animals. No hell, no dignity."

To Hell and Back (Part 2) [4.26][edit]

Aaron Hotchner: Sometimes there are no words, no clever quotes to neatly sum up what's happened that day. Sometimes you do everything right, everything exactly right, and still you feel like you failed. Did it need to end that way? Could something have been done to prevent the tragedy in the first place? Eighty-nine murders at the pig farm; the deaths of Lucas and Mason Turner make ninety-one lives snuffed out. Kelly Shane will go home and try to recover, to reconnect with her family, but she'll never be a child again. William Hightower, who gave his leg for his country, gave the rest of himself to avenge his sister's murder. That makes ninety-three lives forever altered, not counting family and friends, in a small town in Sarnia, Ontario, who thought monsters didn't exist, until they learnt they spent their lives with one. And what about my team? How many more times will they be able to look into the abyss? How many more times before they won't ever recover the pieces of themselves this job takes?
[Hotchner enters his apartment, pours himself a drink and raises it to his lips. He freezes as a hooded figure appears behind him with a gun in hand and turns around to see the barrel pointed at his chest.]
Aaron Hotchner: Like I said, sometimes there are no words, no clever quotes to neatly sum up what's happened that day.
George Foyet: You should have made a deal.
Aaron Hotchner: Sometimes, the day just...
[the screen cuts to black as a gunshot rings out]
Aaron Hotchner: ...ends.
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