Dexter: He's never taken a child before.
Harry: That you know of. If this is new, it's on you.

Ten months old and you've had your first cigarette. Sorry about that.

You're juggling family, work and a Dark Passenger that's always got one hand on the steering wheel.


Rita: Can I see her?
Dexter: She's peeing. With Anton.

So far, I'm starting to think I fucked around more than my old man did.


Camouflage is nature's craftiest trick.

You're not a cop. You're not one of us.

Quinn [to Dexter]

Fowler: Who are you?
Dexter: Just a fellow traveler who also likes to pick up dead animals.

(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.

Long after you're executed, they'll still have to go through life with your name branded across their foreheads.


I dream. I dream I'm floating on the surface of my own life. Watching it unfold. Observing it. I'm the outsider looking in.

Dexter Morgan

Records Supervisor: You have a morbid sense of fun.
Dexter Morgan: That's probably true...

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.

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

Dexter Morgan