Criminal Minds (season 5)
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Criminal Minds (2005–2020) is an American television show, airing on CBS, about an elite squad of FBI profilers that analyzes the country's most twisted criminal minds and anticipates their next move before they strike again.
Nameless, Faceless [5.01]
- David Rossi: Karl Kraus said, "A weak man has doubts before a decision. A strong man has them afterwards."
- Aaron Hotchner: Emily Dickinson wrote, "One need not be a chamber to be haunted, one need not be a house. The brain has corridors surpassing material place."
- Aaron Hotchner: "There is no witness so dreadful, no accuser so terrible as the conscience that dwells in the heart of every man." Polybius
- David Rossi: "Justice without force is powerless; force without justice is tyrannical." Blaise Pascal
- David Rossi: "I have always found that mercy bears richer fruit than strict justice." Abraham Lincoln
- Derek Morgan: Kingman Brewster, Jr. said, "There is no lasting hope in violence, only temporary relief from hopelessness."
- Derek Morgan: William Shakespeare wrote, "These violent delights have violent ends."
Cradle to Grave [5.05]
- Jennifer Jareau: Journalist William D. Tammeus wrote, "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."
The Eyes Have It [5.06]
- Derek Morgan: "Dwell in peace in the home of your own being and the messenger of death will not be able to touch you." Guru Nanak
The Performer [5.07]
- Spencer Reid: "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." Writer Montague Summers
- Emily Prentiss: Writer Cyril Connolly said, "Better to write for yourself and have no public than to write for the public and have no self."
- Derek Morgan: "Man usually avoids attributing cleverness to somebody else unless it's an enemy." Albert Einstein
- Aaron Hotchner: "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." Friedrich Nietzsche
- Hotchner: [concluding his remarks in the investigation regarding Foyet's death] ... and there was nothing that I could do for her. She was already...
- Erin Strauss: [uncharacteristically chokes back tears] She died fairly quickly. One of the wounds severed her aorta, and they don't think that she... and they don't think she suffered much. Agent Hotchner, what do you think would have happened if George Foyet had gotten up from that floor? If you didn't kill him?
- Hotchner: I don't have to think. I know that he would have tried to kill my son too.
- Erin Strauss: That's good enough for me. [turns recorder off and faces the two investigators] Any questions? [sees them shake their heads no and faces Hotchner again] Agent Hotchner, I'm so sorry for your loss. And if you or your son need anything...
- Hotchner: Thank you.
- Aaron Hotchner: Poet Haniel Long said, "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."
The Slave of Duty [5.10]
- Aaron Hotchner: W.S. Gilbert wrote, "It's love that makes the world go round." And if that's true, then the world spun a little faster with Haley in it. Haley was my best friend since we were in high school. We certainly had our struggles. But if there's one thing we agreed on unconditionally... it was our love and commitment to our son Jack. Haley's love for Jack was joyous and fierce. That fierceness is why she isn't here today.
- Aaron Hotchner: "Where we love is home, home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts." Oliver Wendell Holmes
- Aaron Hotchner: "What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us." Ralph Waldo Emerson
- Emily Prentiss: "Men are more ready to repay an injury than a benefit, because gratitude is a burden and revenge a pleasure." Tacitus
- Emily Prentiss: Washington Irving said, "There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness but of power. They are messengers of overwhelming grief and of unspeakable love."
The Uncanny Valley [5.12]
- Spencer Reid: Mildred Lisette Norman wrote, "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."
- Spencer Reid: Isaac Asimov wrote, "In life, unlike chess, the game continues after checkmate."
Risky Business [5.13]
- Jennifer Jareau: "Experience is a brutal teacher, but you learn. My God, do you learn." C.S. Lewis
- David Rossi: "If I am what I have and if I lose what I have, who then am I?" German psychologist Erich Fromm
- Emily Prentiss: "Oh, what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive." Sir Walter Scott
Public Enemy [5.15]
- David Rossi: William Shakespeare wrote, "When a father gives to his son, both laugh; when a son gives to his father, both cry."
Mosley Lane [5.16]
- Jennifer Jareau: Emily Dickinson wrote, "Hope is the thing with feathers, that perches in the soul, and sings the tune without words, and never stops at all."
Solitary Man [5.17]
- Emily Prentiss: Tennessee Williams said, "We're all of us sentenced to solitary confinement inside our own skins, for life."
The Fight [5.18]
- Aaron Hotchner: Mother Teresa said, "I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love."
Rite of Passage [5.19]
- Emily Prentiss: "A lion's work hours are only when he's hungry; once he's satisfied, the predator and prey live peacefully together." Chuck Jones
- Aaron Hotchner: "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." Helen Keller
...A Thousand Words [5.20]
- David Rossi: "A sincere artist tries to create something which is, in itself, a living thing." Painter William Dobell
- Aaron Hotchner: Gandhi said, "I have seen children successfully surmount the effects of an evil inheritance. That is due to purity being an inherent attribute of the soul."
Exit Wounds [5.21]
- Penelope Garcia: "Nature, in her most dazzling aspects or stupendous parts, is but the background and theatre of the tragedy of man." John Morley
- Penelope Garcia: Ralph W. Sockman said, "Nothing is so strong as gentleness, and nothing is so gentle as real strength."
The Internet Is Forever [5.22]
- Aaron Hotchner: "The single biggest problem with communication is the illusion that it's taken place." George Bernard Shaw
- David Rossi: "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." Eric Schmidt