I can't help it, I kill things.

Paul: If they see me here, like this, I'm gonna lose them forever.
Rita: Paul, the one good thing that came out of our marriage are those kids. And I know you love them. But if you want to have any kind of real relationship with them, it has to be with the father they have, not the father they wish they had.

Rita Bennett: I got your message. How's Debra?
Dexter Morgan: Hmm, she has all her limbs.
Rita Bennett: Thank God she is alive. That poor thing must be a mess, falling for a serial killer.
Dexter Morgan: What are the odds?

Rita: (about her mother) You'll like her, Dexter. She's great. She's a very strong woman.
Dexter: I'll keep that in mind in case I have any heavy lifting to do.

Rita: (referring to the Bay Harbor Butcher) You know, I hope they catch him today, and I'm not a violent person, but I hope they hurt him. (turns to kiss Dexter) Have a good day.
Dexter: (voice over) Make up your mind.

Being a father and being a husband are two very different things.

Dexter: God, you're on fire lately.
Rita: Are you complaining?
Dexter: Complying.

Dexter: He lost two brothers, he doesn't know who to blame.
Rita: Certainly not you.
Dexter: (voice over) No, certainly not me.

Rita: If you don't get sleep, it won't be your keys that get lost. It'll be your mind.
Dexter: I love that years ago.

Rita: Car pools and swimming pools? How much are we living the dream?
Dexter: So much.

Rita: Baby is down. Know what that means?
Dexter: Sleep.
Rita: Sex.

Rita: Sure you're okay? You look a little pale.
Dexter: Hospitals. They give me the creeps.

Dexter Quotes

I put her in a short skirt, so we could see her panties when she's falling.

Masuka

There are no secrets in life, just hidden truths that lie beneath the surface.

Dexter Morgan