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Dexter Quotes

Updated on July 9, 2011

Dexter The Serial Killer! All the Best Dexter Quotes

Meet Dexter Morgan, blood spatter analyst for Miami Homicide and your friendly serial killer.

A great adaptation of the Dexter book series, here are some great quotes from all Dexter seasons

Some Dexter Quotes for Seasons 1 to 5, can't wait for Series 6!

Dexter and Debra
Dexter and Debra

Dexter Season 1

Dexter Season 1 Quotes

Dexter Morgan: This is what it must feel like to walk in full sunlight, my darkness revealed, my shadow self embraced. Yeah, they see me. I'm one of them In their darkest dreams.

Dexter: Deb's fallen for you hard, and if you hurt her

Rudy: What you'll hurt me? Oohhh

Dexter: Yeah, something like that.

Dexter Morgan: The trifecta, weapon, ammo, and impaired judgment. Throw in a little domestic violence, and you have the perfect recipe for a family slaughter.

Angel: We're looking for a potentially old white guy in Miami?

Harry Morgan: Keeping the truth from the people closest to you is how you'll survive, and how you'll protect them if anything ever goes wrong.

Dexter Morgan: People think it's fun to pretend your a monster. Me I spend my life pretending I'm not.

Dexter Morgan: If I had a heart, it would be breaking right now.

Dexter Morgan: I can kill a man, dismember his body, and be home in time for Letterman. But knowing what to say when my girlfriend's feeling insecure6 I'm totally lost.

Dexter Morgan: I chose Rita because she is, in her own way, as damaged as me.

Dexter Season 1


Dexter Season 2

Dexter Quotes Season 2

Dexter: (voice over) I passed through the flames and rose from the ashes, again. I've never been one to put much weight into the idea of a higher power, but if I didn't know better I'd have to believe that some force out there wants me to keep doing what I'm doing.

Dexter: (voice over) I remember when life was easy, when the only question I worried about was, "Who's next?" Now it's, "How can I dodge my protective detail?" and "What should I do with my hostage?" These are not easy questions.

Deb: I wondered if maybe you were also cheesed about my whole not-disclosing thing. I don't want you to think I'm unsure or embarrassed or anything.

Lundy: Why would you be embarrassed? I'm hot!

Masuka: How come you got a hug and I get a pat on the nose?

Angel: Cause you're like a retarded puppy.

Doakes (about Dexter): I won't say anything to hurt the little girl's feelings

Dexter: (pulls fire alarm) (voice over) Apparently the new Dexter is stuck in high school. Maybe I am a late bloomer.

Lila: (about a painting of a cottage hanging on the motel wall) This isn't art, it's cottage porn.

Lila: If we get caught, you can flash your badge.

Dexter: I don't have a badge, I have a laminate.

Angel: You know, Pasquale is just caught in a cycle of reaction. She's not co-creating her own reality.

Dexter: You know those words don't actually mean anything, right?

Dexter: (to Rudy) Rest in peace. I am.

Deb: My psycho-killer fiancé? Please, I've had worse. At least he paid for my meals.

Dexter Season 3 Quotes
Dexter Season 3 Quotes

Dexter Season 3

Dexter Quotes from Season 3

Dexter: (voice over) "Darling Rita, once you were a dream and a prayer. Now our future is as bright as the sun glinting off the morning dew. And I vow that I will" Sounds like I'm marrying a unicorn.

Miguel: I accept you, Dexter. I accept you like a brother.

Dexter: I killed my brother. I killed yours, too.

Dexter: Option two - get him the hell out of my life. But it's not that simple, He taught me how to golf; I taught him how to kill.

Dexter: (voice over) Today I keep up the pretense. But soon, maybe tomorrow, Miguel will know exactly how I feel. Because finally there's an emotion I don't have to fake. Today I feel something real.

Dexter: It's said that everything is connected to everything. The butterfly effect. You drop a pebble into a pond and the ripples radiate outwards touching and effecting everything. Until finally a fish grows arms and legs and crawls out of the water and picks up a rock and smashes the next two fish over the head and we have the first serial killer.

Dexter: My dad used to say "be careful what you think you know about someone; you're probably wrong."

Miguel: Smart man.

Dexter: Sometimes.

Dexter: (voice over) It seems ironic that I, an expert on human dismemberment, have to pay $800 to have myself virtually dissected.

Dexter: You seem uncertain. It's uncomfortable, isn't it? Just when you think you've answered all the questions, another one smacks you in the face. Life, life, life. Life is just like that. Which is why I prefer death.

Dexter: (voice over) What kind of father would I be? After all, I kill people.

Dexter: (voice-over) There were so many lessons in the vaunted Code of Harry. Twisted commandments handed down from the only God I've ever worshiped. 1 through 10: Don't get caught. That I got covered. But, killing someone without knowing if he's guilty, I'd love some help on this one, but my God is dead now.

Dexter Season 3

Dexter Season 4 Quotes
Dexter Season 4 Quotes

Dexter Season 4

Quotes from Dexter Season 4

Rita [to Dexter]: You can conquer whatever darkness is in you.

Deb: You can make anything sound perverted.

Vince: It's a gift.

Dexter: Early mornings with Trinity can be killer.

Rita: When he does talk to me, it's all lies, all the time.

Dexter: Notall the time.

Dexter: Camouflage is nature's craftiest trick.

Dexter: Is this a new page of the code? Revenge.

Dexter: Every crime scene is a jigsaw puzzle. So many pieces. Assembly them right, everything makes sense.

Zoe: Are you the kind of sicko that likes watching a woman in pain?

Dexter: I'm not that kind of sicko, no.

Quinn [to Dexter]: You're not a cop. You're not one of us.

Dexter: If they find Benny is my car, it's lethal injection time.

Dexter: The perfect husband would have gotten rid of his old apartment. But I kill people. Not exactly the perfect husband.

Dexter Season 4

Dexter Season 5 Quotes
Dexter Season 5 Quotes

Dexter Season 5

Quotes from Dexter Season 5

Dexter: With Lumen, I’m someone different. In her eyes, I’m not a monster at all.

Dexter (thinking to himself): Jordan is one tough nut to crack.

Jordan (out loud): You’re one tough nut to crack; you know that, Dexter?

Dexter (still thinking): I wish he’d stop doing that.

Dexter: Jordan promises change, but he also accepts credit cards.

Dexter: Dad once told me that some people deserve to die.

Dexter: I’ve never been around so many people who made me feel normal. [Pause] Really normal.

Dexter: Sometimes partners find us, and as much as we try to push them away, they work their way into our lives, regardless – until we finally realize how much we need them.

Dexter: I can’t get revenge for Rita’s death, but I can help Lumen avenge what was done to her.

Dexter: Not even a year old you’re already destroying evidence…and having to flee the scene of the crime.

Dexter: No church bells. No Hallelujah chorus. Nothing feels different. If anything, I’m emptier.

Astor: You come along and become a part of the family and we thought everything was going to be good forever. You made us think that! And it’s not true; things got worse.

Dexter: I’ve watched 67 people die, and at the moment of truth I looked into their eyes and I knew – and they knew – they got what they deserved. But what if that’s not what happens, if you don’t get what you deserve?

Dexter Books - If you love the series, you really should read the books that inspired the series

I have read these books and while the series is different, they are a great read

Do you have a bit of Serial Killer within?

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      SadSquid 5 years ago

      This is a great lens! I love Dexter and it was like getting a quickl snapshot of all the seasons on one page. I didn't like the last season so much though, Deb figuring out that she loves Dexter 'that way' was a bit sordid, and she doesn't really fit in very well into the leutenant role.

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      Pat Moire 6 years ago from West Village, New York City

      Don't we all have a bit of the killer within? Great quotes. Added this as a related article on Michael Hall Dexter Season Posters. Enjoy!

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      Atomika07 6 years ago

      I freaking LOVE Dexter. Thanks for sharing :)

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      Shadrosky 6 years ago

      Very nice lens! One of the best shows there is, hands down

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      squid-janices7 6 years ago

      Dexter is my FAVORITE show on television. So many interesting quotes here....especially enjoy "It seems ironic that I, an expert on human dismemberment, have to pay $800 to have myself virtually dissected." Great job on this lens.

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      seanjennin 6 years ago

      "If I had a heart, it would be breaking right now." Great quote!' Great lense too, keep up the awesome work!

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      SandyPeaks 6 years ago

      Well, not in this Dexter - nice lens!

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      bames24 lm 6 years ago

      I love watching Dexter... I think he is very wise in many ways :)

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      QuinnWolf LM 6 years ago

      I didin't start watching Dexter until I got Netflix but I was completely surprised how well scripted and engaging the show really is. Each season has only gotten better and better.

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      Heidi 6 years ago from Benson, IL

      I think everybody does, or Dexter wouldn't be as popular a show as it is. Dexter just found a way to let it out. Sorta.

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      catherinelovestv 6 years ago

      @pumpnut lm: hope you found the cat! he he

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      GetSillyProduct 6 years ago

      No, but I do love this show. I love the quotes here, great lens :) Lensrolled to my 5 Dexter lenses

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      pumpnut lm 7 years ago

      I don't believe so but I am concerned for my 75 year old mother. This is her favorite show and the cat is missing. (kidding)

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      catherinelovestv 7 years ago

      @julieannbrady: ha, ha, good one!

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      julieannbrady 7 years ago

      OMG, my dear to your question, "Do you have a bit of Serial Killer within?" I don't, really but you know, I do think in my lifetime that I probably dated a guy that had this in him.