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Season 7 Quotes

Almost every episode of Criminal Minds begins and ends with a quote. This is a comprehensive list of the quotes from Season 7, the episodes they were in, and which character said them.

The quotes used on the show might not be the "entire" actual quote written and may be edited for the shows purposes.


Episode
Quote
Author
Who Said It
7x01 "It Takes a Village"
(2 quotes)
"The past cannot be cured." Queen Elizabeth I JJ

"I do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God." Unknown (FBI oath of office) Prentiss
7x02 "Proof"
(2 quotes)
"If it is a miracle, any sort of evidence will answer. But if it is a fact, proof is necessary." Mark Twain Reid

"Nothing inspires forgiveness quite like revenge." Scott Adams Rossi
7x03"Dorado Falls"
(2 quotes)
"Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds." Franklin Delano Roosevelt Reid

"We're born alone, we live alone, we die alone. Only through our love and friendship can we create the illusion for the moment that we're not alone." Orson Welles Rossi
7x04 "Painless"
(2 quotes)
"You may leave school, but it never leaves you." Andy Partridge Reid

"Pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding." Khalil Gibran Hotch
7x05"From Childhood's Hour"
(2 quotes)
"From childhood's hour I have not been as others were; I have not seen as others saw." Edgar Allan Poe Reid

"All things truly wicked start from an innocence." Ernest Hemingway Rossi
7x06 "Epilogue"(2 quotes) "To die is poignantly bitter, but the idea of having to die without having lived is unbearable."
Erich Fromm
Rossi

"The timing of death, like the ending of a story, gives a changed meaning to what proceeded it."
Mary Catherine Bateson
Rossi
7x07 "There's No Place Like Home"
(2 quotes)
"For the man sound in body and serene in mind there is no such thing as bad weather, every day has its beauty and storms which whip the blood do but make it pulse more vigorously." George Gissing Hotch

"Adversity is like a strong wind. It tears away from us all but the things that cannot be torn, so that we see ourselves as we truly are."
Arthur Golden
JJ

"Hope is faith holding out its hand in the dark." George Iles Garcia
7x08 "Hope"(3 quotes) "Find a place inside where there’s joy, and the joy will burn out the pain." Joseph Campbell Garcia

"We are each on our own journey. Each of us is on our very own adventure; encountering all kinds of challenges, and the choices we make on that adventure will shape us as we go; these choices will stretch us, test us and push us to our limit; and our adventure will make us stronger then we ever know we could be." Aamnah Akram
Garcia
7x09 "Self-Fulfilling Prophecy"(2 quotes) "Things do not change. We change."
Henry David Thoreau
Morgan

"Beware, so long as you live, of judging men by their outward appearance."
Jean de La Fountaine
Morgan
7x10 "The Bittersweet Science"(2 quotes) "Everybody wants to go to heaven, but nobody wants to die." Joe Louis Hotch

"Some of us think holding on makes us strong; but sometimes it is letting go." Hermann Hesse Hotch
7x11 "True Genius"
(2 quotes)
"Three can keep a secret, if two of them are dead." Benjamin Franklin Morgan

"There is no greater sorrow than to recall happiness in times of misery." Dante Alighieri Reid
7x12 "Unknown Subject"
(2 quotes)
"We do not suffer from the shock of our trauma, but we make out of it what suits our purposes." Alfred Adler
Hotch

"All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on." Henry Ellis
Prentiss
7x13 "Snake Eyes"
(2 quotes)
"At the gambling table, there are no fathers and sons." Chinese proverb Hotch

"A gambler with a system must be, to a greater or lesser extent, insane." George Augustus Sala Rossi
7x14 "Closing Time"
(2 quotes)
"For trust not him that hath once broken faith." William Shakespeare
Hotch

"You may be deceived if you trust too much, but you will leave in torment if you don't trust enough." Frank Crane
Hotch
7x15 "The Thin LIne"
(2 quotes)
"Equality may perhaps be a right, but no power on earth can ever turn it into a fact." Honore de Balzac Morgan

"I'm for truth no matter who tells it. I'm for justice no matter who it's for or against." Malcolm X
Prentiss
7x16 "A Family Affair"
(2 quotes)
"Where there's anger, there is always pain underneath." Eckhart Tolle Morgan

"Live so that when your children think of fairness and integrity, they think of you." H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
J.J.
7x17 "I Love You Tommy Brown"
(2 quotes)
"Love is giving someone the ability to destroy you, but trusting them not to." Unknown
Morgan

"For every good reason there is to lie, there is a better reason to tell the truth." Bo Bennett
Morgan
7x18 "Foundation"
(2 quotes)
"Memory is a complicated thing, a relative to truth but not it's twin."
Barbara Kingsolver
Prentiss

"Nothing fixes a thing so intensely in the memory as the wish to forget it." Michel de Montaigne Morgan
7x19 "Heathridge Manor"
(2 quotes)
“We are each our own devil, and we make this world our hell.” Oscar Wilde Prentiss

"All that we see or seem, is but a dream within a dream." Edgar Allen Poe Hotch
7x20 "The Company"
(1 quote)
"Worse than telling a lie is spending your whole life staying true to a lie." Robert Brault
Morgan
7x21 "Divining Rod"
(2 quotes)
“Sooner strangle an infant in its cradle than nurse unacted desires.” William Blake Hotch

"It is only in love and murder that we still remain sincere." Friedrich Dürrenmatt Prentiss
7x22 "Profiling 101"
(2 quotes)
"To the living we owe respect, but to the dead we owe only the truth." Voltaire Rossi

"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for the good men to do nothing."
Edmund Burke
Rossi
7x23 "Hit"(1 quote) "Fear is met and destroyed with courage." John F. Bell JJ
7x24 "Run"(1 quote) "I've always heard every ending is also a new beginning, we just don't know it at the time, I'd like to believe that's true." Emily Prentiss
Prentiss


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