I need to be a good brother now, so I can be a good serial killer later.

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 insecure... I'm totally lost.

Dexter Morgan

We all have secrets, Deb. Some of them shouldn't be found out.

If it's working, who am I to poop on your parade?

Deb

[voiceover] Everyone hides who they are at least some of the time. Sometimes you bury that part of yourself so deeply you have to be reminded it's even there at all. And sometimes you just want to forget who you are altogether... I'm not the monster he wants me to be so I'm neither man nor beast. I'm something new entirely... I'm Dexter. Boo.

Dexter Morgan

Blood. Sometimes it sets my teeth on edge, other times it helps me control the chaos

Dexter Morgan

Miguel: You think this is funny?
Dexter: Not at all. They said that stain would come out.

Masuka: (about his article) No biggie, I've been published before.
Deb: "Dear Penthouse" doesn't count.
Masuka: Hey, that letter was famous.

Normally, having a target would make me feel good, give me direction, a sense of purpose. But now it means nothing. And I don't know what's going to make me feel better.

Dexter: (voice over) This is absolutely, without a doubt, the worst moment of my life.
Yoga teacher: Now let's go into a little free form yoga. Just let yourself dance.
Dexter: (voice over) I was wrong. This is.
Yoga teacher: See the dust dancing against the sunlight. Be as beautiful as the golden flakes of dust Dexter.
Dexter: (In his head) I could probably kill her before anyone realized what happened.

This man is a knight in shining armor. You should be polishing his lance. I meant that metaphorically - not how it sounded.

Masuka

My sister puts up a front so the world won't see how vulnerable she is. Me, I put up a front so the world won't see how vulnerable I'm not. I don't care who these fingertips belong to, only what my new friend out there is trying to say.

Dexter Morgan

Dexter Quotes

Deb: (excitedly) A baby? a motherfucking rolly-poly, chubby cheeked shit machine? Are you kidding me?
Dexter: I've never heard it described in quite those words before, but yeah.

Don't be sorry your darkness is gone. I'll carry if for you - always. I'll keep it with mine,

Dexter [to Lumen]