15 Profound Criminal Minds Quotes That Will Inspire You

You know those quotes at the beginning and end of Criminal Minds episodes. We do, too.

1. Joseph Campbell

1. Joseph Campbell

"Find the place inside where there's joy, and the joy will burn out the pain."

Referenced in "Hope" (Episode 8, Season 7).

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2. Khalil Gibran

2. Khalil Gibran

"Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls. The most massive characters are seared with scars."

Referenced in "The Perfect Storm" (Episode 2, Season 3).

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3. Wayne Dyer

3. Wayne Dyer

"How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours."

Referenced in "The Boys of Sudworth Place" (Episode 8, Season 10). 

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4. Washington Irving

4. Washington Irving

"There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They are messengers of overwhelming grief and unspeakable love."

Referenced in "Retaliation" (Episode 11, Season 5).

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5. Mitch Albom

5. Mitch Albom

"Death ends a life, not a relationship."

Referenced in "In Blood" (Episode 6, Season 9).

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6. Helen Keller

6. Helen Keller

"Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of overcoming it."

Referenced in "Aftermath" (Episode 5, Season 2).

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7. Rose Kennedy

7. Rose Kennedy

"Birds sing after a storm. Why shouldn't people feel as free to delight in whatever sunlight remains to them?"

Referenced in "Plain Sight" (Episode 4, Season 1).

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8. Emily Dickinson

8. Emily Dickinson

"Hope is the thing with feathers, that perches in the soul, and sings the tune without the words, and never stops at all."

Referenced in "Mosley Lane" (Episode 16, Season 5).

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9. Helen Keller

9. Helen Keller

"The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched—they must be felt with the heart."

Referenced in "Corazon" (Episode 12, Season 6).

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10. Albert Einstein

10. Albert Einstein

"Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world."

Referenced in "Plain Sight" (Episode 4, Season 1).

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11. Unknown

11. Unknown

"Love is giving someone the ability to destroy you, but trusting them not to."

Referenced in "I Love You Tommy Brown" (Episode 17, Season 7).

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12. Samuel Beckett

12. Samuel Beckett

"Try again, fail again. Fail better."

Referenced in "Extreme Aggressor" (Episode 1, Season 1).

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13. Lewis Carroll

13. Lewis Carroll

"One of the deep secrets in life is that all that is really worth doing is what we do for others."

Referenced in "Through the Looking Glass" (Episode 3, Season 8).

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14. Haniel Long

14. Haniel Long

"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."

Referenced in "100" (Episode 9, Season 5).

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15. Ralph Waldo Emerson

15. Ralph Waldo Emerson

"In order to learn the most important lessons in life, one must each day surmount a fear."

Referenced in "Lessons Learned" (Episode 10, Season 2).

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