Episode Quote Author Who said it
1 'Extreme Aggressor' "The belief in a supernatural source of evil is not necessary. Men alone are quite capable of every wickedness." Joseph Conrad Jason Gideon
"All is a riddle, and the key to a riddle...is another riddle." Ralph Waldo Emerson Jason Gideon
"Try again, fail again. Fail better." Samuel Beckett Jason Gideon
"Try not, do or do not." Yoda Derek Morgan
"The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you will see." Winston Churchill Jason Gideon
"When you look long into an abyss, the abyss looks into you." Friedrich Nietzsche Jason Gideon
2 'Compulsion' "Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world." Albert Einstein Jason Gideon
"There are certain clues at a crime scene which by their very nature do not lend themselves to being collected or examined. How's one collect love, rage, hatred, fear...? These are things that we're trained to look for." James Reese Jason Gideon
"Don't bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself." William Faulkner Jason Gideon
3 'Won't Get Fooled Again' "Almost all absurdity of conduct arises from the imitation of those whom we cannot resemble." Samuel Johnson Jason Gideon
4 'Plain Sight' "Don't forget that I cannot see myself -- that my role is limited to being the one who looks in the mirror." Jacques Rigaut Jason Gideon
"Birds sing after a storm. Why shouldn't people feel as free to delight in whatever sunlight remains to them?" Rose Kennedy Jason Gideon
5 'Broken Mirror' "When a good man is hurt, all who would be called good must suffer with him." Euripides Jason Gideon
"When love is in excess, it brings a man no honor, nor worthiness." Euripides Jason Gideon
6 'L.D.S.K.' "The irrationality of a thing is not an argument against its existence, rather, a condition of it." Friedrich Nietzsche Jason Gideon
"Nothing is so common as the wish to be remarkable." (attributed to) William Shakespeare Aaron Hotchner
7 'The Fox' "With foxes, we must play the fox." Thomas Fuller Jason Gideon
8 'Natural Born Killer' "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." Ernest Hemmingway Jason Gideon
"The healthy man does not torture others. Generally it is the tortured who turn into torturers." Carl Jung Jason Gideon
9 'Derailed' "A belief is not merely an idea the mind possesses. It is an idea that possesses the mind." Robert Oxton Bolton Jason Gideon
"The question that sometimes drives me hazy: Am I, or the others crazy?" Albert Einstein Dr. Spencer Reid
10 'The Popular Kids' "Unfortunately, a super-abundance of dreams is paid for by a growing potential for nightmares Sir Peter Ustinov Jason Gideon
"Ideologies separate us. Dreams and anguish bring us together." Eugene Lonesco Jason Gideon
11 'Blood Hungry' "The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone." Harriet Beecher Stowe Jason Gideon
12 'What Fresh Hell?' "Evil is always unspectacular and always human. And shares our bed...and eats at our table." W.H. Auden Jason Gideon
"Measure not the work until the day's out and the labor done." Elizabeth Barrett Browning Jason Gideon
13 'Poison' "What is food to one is to others bitter poison." Lucretious Jason Gideon
"Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves." Confucius Jason Gideon
14 'Riding the Lightning' "Who so sheddeth man's blood by man shall his blood be shed." Genesis 9:6 Jason Gideon
"What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others and the world, remains and is immortal." Albert Pine - attributed to Pine, but actually by Mason Albert Pike, from his book “Ex Corde Locutiones: Words from the Heart Spoken of His Dead Brethren Jason Gideon
15 'Unfinished Business' "It is those we live with and love and should know who elude us." Norman Maclean Jason Gideon
Who in his mind has not probe the dark water? "East from Eden" John Steinbeck (here used in a puzzle by the Keystone Killer) Dr. Spencer Reid
"In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present." Sir Francis Bacon (here used in a puzzle by The Keystone Killer and in Max Ryan's book on page 184). Max Ryan
"In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." Abraham Lincoln Elle Greenaway
16 'The Tribe' "The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe." Friedrich Nietzsche Aaron Hotchner
17 'A Real Rain' "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." W.H. Audeon Jason Gideon
"It is better to be violent if there is violence in our hearts than to put on the cloak of non-violence to cover impotence." Mahatma Gandhi Jason Gideon
"I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary. The evil it does is permanent." Mahatma Gandhi Aaron Hotchner
18 'Somebody's Watching' "A photograph is a secret about a secret. The more it tells you, the less you know." Diane Arbus Jason Gideon
"An American has no sense of privacy. He does not know what it means. There is no such thing in the country." George Bernard Shaw Jason Gideon
19 'Machismo' "Other things may change us, but we start and end with family." Anthony Brandt Aaron Hotchner
"The house does not rest on the ground, but upon a woman." Mexican proverb Aaron Hotchner
20 'Charm and Harm' "There are some that only employ words for the purpose of disguising their thoughts Voltaire Jason Gideon
"We are so accustomed to disguise ourselves to others, that in the end, we become disguised to ourselves." François de la Rochefoucauld Jason Gideon
21 'Secrets and Lies' "Whoever undertakes to set himself up as judge in the field of truth and knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods." Albert Einstein Jason Gideon
"In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act." George Orwell Jason Gideon
22 'The Fisher king (part 1)' "No man needs a vacation so much as the man who has just had one." Elbert Hubbard Jason Gideon


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