I see their pain. On some level I even understand their pain. I just can't feel their pain.

Dexter Morgan

Lately the thing that surprises me most about Rita is how much I like being with her. But whenever that happens with a woman, when I feel comfortable with her, it all goes wrong. That's why I think it's best to take it one step at a time.

Dexter Morgan

So, Miami is the haystack and the ice truck's the needle, right? Brother, I just found the fucking needle!

Debra Morgan

Debra Morgan: Watching ice melt, this is fun.
Vince Masuka: Stand a little closer, Morgan, and I'll melt your heart.
Angel Batista: I think he's got a crush on you, Dex!
Dexter Morgan: Huh?
Vince Masuka: Yo, I was talking to Morgan the sister. Vince Masuka only swings one way.
Debra Morgan: Yeah, from vine to vine...
Lt. Maria Laguerta: Enough! Glad to see the sexual harassment seminar really paid off.

The worst thing about finally putting together a puzzle is finding there are missing pieces.

Dexter Morgan

I can't help it, I kill things.

Rita Bennett

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

Dexter Morgan

Rita's ex-hubby, the crack addict, repeatedly raped her, knocked her around. Ever since then she's been completely uninterested in sex. That works for me!

Dexter Morgan

Angel Batista: [about the body found on the ice of a hockey arena] What do you think he's trying to tell us?
Dexter Morgan: That hockey's a violent game?

All you can do is play along at life, and hope that sometimes you get it right.

Dexter Morgan

No blood. No sticky, hot, messy, awful blood; no blood at all. Why hadn't I thought of that? No blood. What a beautiful idea!

Dexter Morgan

Dexter Morgan: [voiceover] Most people have a hard time dealing with death, but I'm not most people. It's the grief that makes me uncomfortable. Not because I'm a killer, really. I just don't understand all that emotion, which makes it tough to fake.
[putting on sun glasses]
Dexter Morgan: In those cases, shades come in handy.

Dexter Quotes

I've lived in darkness a long time. Over the years, my eyes adjusted until the dark became my world and I could see. But then Rudy turned on the light. He flooded my memory and now I'm blind.

Dexter Morgan

Tonight's the night. And it's going to happen again, and again. It has to happen. Nice night.

Dexter Morgan