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

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

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

Dexter Morgan

I can't help it, I kill things.

Rita Bennett

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

The only real question I have is why in a building full of cops, all supposedly with a keen insight to the human soul, is Doakes the only one who gets the creep from me.

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

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.

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

Dexter Morgan