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Dexter

The FBI estimates that there are less than 50 serial killers active in the United States today. We don't get together at conventions, share trade secrets, or exchange Christmas cards...But sometimes I wonder what it's like for the others. The only sound I hear, the only sound in the entire world....is my heart beating.

Dexter Morgan

Dexter Morgan: I'm a lot like you, you know?
Jeremy Downs: Yeah, right. You're a killer?
Dexter Morgan: I'm empty... but I found a way to make it feel less bottomless.
Jeremy Downs: How?
Dexter Morgan: Pretend. You pretend the feelings are there, for the world and for the people around you. Who knows, maybe one day they will be.

Dexter Morgan: I hate to break this to you Deb, but you know you've got the wrong guy here, right? The Ice Truck Killer drains the blood from his victims, freezes the bodies and only then severs thier limbs. It's clean and efficient, that's his psychological signature. Neil Perry on the other hand, stuffs roadkill.
Debra Morgan: Yeah! And turns 'em into fucked up fantasy shit.
Dexter Morgan: But the fantasies are all wrong! The guy we're lookin' for wouldn't turn dead dirty things into living cartoons, he'd find that pathetic.
Debra Morgan: How do you know?
Dexter Morgan: [pause] Because it is pathetic.

Sergeant James Doakes: You've been asking who's been calling. My mom lives here.
Debra Morgan: Did you forget your laundry?
Sergeant James Doakes: She's been on me to stop by for dinner. So I'm stoppin' by. And here's the plan. We go in. We eat. We out before the cheesecake. You got it?
Debra Morgan: I'm, what, your exit strategy?
Sergeant James Doakes: Look, you can stay out here if you want. That gives me a better excuse to leave earlier or......you can come in and have some free food. It's your call.
Sergeant James Doakes: Shit! My sisters are here, too.
Debra Morgan: Fucking family reunion!

Keeping the truth from the people closest to you is how you'll survive, and how you'll protect them if anything ever goes wrong.

Harry Morgan

I don't get birthdays, the party, the song. Celebrating another year just being alive feels... forced.

Dexter Morgan

Dexter Morgan: What am I even looking for?
Vince Masuka: Wait for it.
Dexter Morgan: This is a prelim. I don't have time to...
Vince Masuka: M-Fucking-99
Dexter Morgan: Etorphine Hydrochloride?
Vince Masuka: An animal tranquilizer more powerful than morphine. Causes total paralysis. That mark on her neck kept bugging me, so I ordered up a tox screen.
Dexter Morgan: [voice over] That's it. No more doughnuts for Masuka.

I don't have bad dreams. When I sleep, all of me sleeps. Nothing ever goes bump in Dexter's night.

Dexter Morgan

Maybe if I don't blink, my eyes will tear up.

Dexter Morgan

Dexter Morgan: I like to pretend I'm alone. Completely alone. Maybe post-apocalypse or plague... Whatever. No-one left to act normal for. No need to hide who I really am. It would be... freeing.
Sergeant Doakes: [Doakes seemingly walks up out of nowhere] Stop grinning like a fucking psycho and get back to work!

I love Halloween. The one time of year when everyone wears a mask... not just me. People think it's fun to pretend you're a monster. Me, I spend my life pretending I'm not. Brother, friend, boyfriend - All part of my costume collection. Some people might call me a fraud. Let's see if it will fit. I prefer to think of myself as a master of disguise.

Dexter Morgan

People think it's fun to pretend your a monster. Me I spend my life pretending I'm not.

Dexter Morgan
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Dexter Season 1 Quotes

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

Dexter Morgan

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

Dexter Morgan
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