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This article is full of quotes related to and understandable by a criminal mind person.

Dr. Spencer Reid is a fictional character played by Mathew Gray Gubler on a crime drama series named 'Criminal Minds'. Dr. Spencer Reid is a genius working in the FBI who has brilliant sorts of abilities such as having an IQ of 187 and the ability to read 20 000 words per minute, making him and the show an extraordinary watch mostly for criminal minds people who love to solve crime-related problems.

Spencer Reid quotes are all about Dr. Spencer Reid and his fast mind solving crime scenes in the best possible way while making it more interesting for the viewers to get inside his mind.

Here are some Spencer Reid 'Criminal Minds' quotes. For more, explore detective quotes and X Files quotes.

Some Spencer Reid Quotes To Get Inside Dr. Spencer Mind

Let's start with some dramatic Spencer Reid quotes and give your criminal minds a stretch and also understand how Dr. Spencer Reid thinks. Maybe you can have an IQ of 187 too!

1. "Morgan: What makes you feel confident?

     Reid: Statistics."

-'52 Pickup', Season 4, Episode 9.

2. "Actually, it's more like we're looking for a needle in a pile of needles. A needle would stand out in a haystack."

-'Plain Sight', Season 1, Episode 4.

3. "You should see what comes up when you type 'death' into a search engine."

-'Plain Sight', Season 1, Episode 4.

4. "Actually, there aren't that many scientific errors in STAR TREK, especially considering how long ago it was made. There are certain improbabilities, but not that many outright errors."

-'The Popular Kids', Season 1, Episode 10.

5. "You know, oftentimes when a stalker's advances are completely ignored, their erotomanic fantasies will be diverted to a more receptive target."

-Dr. Spencer Reid, 'Criminal Minds', Season 8: 'The Lesson'.

6. "The interchange between the 405 and the 101 freeways is consistently rated the worst interchange in the entire world."

-Dr. Spencer Reid, 'Criminal Minds', Season 3: 'True Night'.

7. "To get away with murder, you simply don't tell anyone."

-Dr. Spencer Reid, 'Criminal Minds', Season 2:'No Way Out'.

8. "Nothing violates one's sense of security more than being attacked in their own home."

-Dr. Spencer Reid, 'Criminal Minds', Season 8:'The Gathering'.

9. "Hotch, repetitive thinking is a death mill for the brain. For complete brain usage, diverse stimulation is the key."

-Dr. Spencer Reid, 'Criminal Minds', Season 1:'Unfinished Business '.

10. "Well, the brain is a machine, designed to respond to stimuli. You keep the brain awake but the body immobile, it breaks down, loses its hair. After two months it eventually strokes out."

-Dr. Spencer Reid, 'Criminal Minds', Season 5:'The Uncanny Valley'.

11. "Sometimes for an artist, the only difference between insanity and genius is success."

-Dr. Spencer Reid, 'Criminal Minds', Season 3:'True Night'.

12. "I don't believe that intelligence can be accurately quantified, but I do have an IQ of 187, an eidetic memory, and can read 20,000 words per minute. Yes, I'm a genius."

-Dr. Spencer Reid, 'Criminal Minds', Season 1:'Extreme Aggressor'.

13. "I never have any normal fans."

-Dr. Spencer Reid, 'Criminal Minds', Season 4' Masterpiece'.

14. "Logic dictates that if you believe in one, you have to reconcile the existence of the other."

-Dr. Spencer Reid, 'Criminal Minds'.

15. "Evil can’t be scientifically defined. It’s an illusory moral concept that doesn’t exist in nature. Its origins and connotations have been inextricably linked to religion and mythology.

-Dr. Spencer Reid, 'Criminal Minds'.

16. "I know what it’s like to be afraid of your own mind.

- Dr. Spencer Reid, 'Criminal Minds'.

17. "Life is a hell of a thing to happen to someone."

-David Rossi, 'Criminal Minds'.

18. "I’ve always heard every ending is also a beginning. We just don’t know it at the time. I’d like to believe that’s true."

-Emily Prentiss, 'Criminal Minds'.

19. "Actually, some studies indicate that men take twice as many selfies as women ’cause it’s considered to be an acceptable form of male vanity."

-Dr. Spencer Reid, 'Criminal Minds'.

20. "The most important question anyone can ask is: What myth am I living?"

-Dr. Spencer Reid, 'Criminal Minds' Season 14, Episode 5'.

21. "The belief in a supernatural source of evil is not necessary. Men alone are quite capable of every wickedness."

-'Criminal Minds, ' Joseph Conrad, Extreme Aggressor,' (Season 1, Episode 1).

22. "Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls. The most massive characters are seared with scars."

-'Criminal Minds', 'Khalil Gibran "The Perfect Storm"' (Season 3, Episode 2).

23. "Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth."

- 'Criminal Minds, 'Oscar Wilde, Psychodrama', (Season 2, Episode 4).

24. "The influence of a mother in the lives of her children is beyond calculation."

-'Criminal Minds, 'James E. Faust, The Bond', (Season 11, Episode 13).

25. "When it comes to life, we spin our own yarn. And where we end up is really in fact where we always intended to be."

-'Criminal Minds, 'Julia Glass, Fate', (Season 10, Episode 9).

26. "To the living, we owe respect. But to the dead, we owe only the truth."

-'Criminal Minds, 'Voltaire, Profiling 101', (Season 7, Episode 22).

27. "We live in a fantasy world, a world of illusion. The great task in life is to find reality."

-'Criminal Minds, Iris Murdoch, Innocence', (Season 14, Episode 4).

28. "Life can only be understood backwards, but it must be lived forwards."

-'Criminal Minds, Soren Kirkegaard, Unforgettable', (Season 12, Episode 20).

29. "Yes there are monsters and it's ok to be afraid of them but it's not ok to let them win and it's not ok to be one"

-Dr. Spencer Reid, 'Criminal Minds'.

30. "No matter how fast light travels, darkness is always faster, and is waiting for it."

-Dr. Spencer Reid, 'Criminal Minds'.

31. "In life, unlike chess, the game continues after checkmate."

-Dr. Spencer Reid, 'Criminal Minds'.

32. "It has been said that time heals all wounds. I do not agree. The wounds remain. In time, the mind, protecting its sanity, covers them with scar tissue, and the pain lessens, but it is never gone."

-Dr. Spencer Reid, 'Criminal Minds'.

33. "The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched."

-Dr. Spencer Reid, 'Criminal Minds'.

34. "In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years."

-Dr. Spencer Reid, 'Criminal Minds'.

35. "The clock talked loud. I threw it away. It scared me when it talked."

-Dr. Spencer Reid, 'Criminal Minds'.

Funny Spencer Reid Quotes

Spencer Reid is not all about being serious or always solving crime, sometimes Spencer Reid means having fun! This part of Dr. Spencer Reid quotes contains fun and loads of funny conversational quotes between Spencer Reid and this team.

33. "Morgan: [about Reid] He look OK to you?

        Elle: He looks about the way I would if I was gonna spend two weeks with my family."

-'Criminal Minds'.

34. "One thing I've learned over the years profiling CIA agents, spies are some of the smartest liars in the world. Be smarter."

- Giedon, 'Criminal Minds'.

35. "Elle: You guys, we're here in New York and even when we aren't talking about our case we end up talking about another profiler.

Hotchner: You’re right. So Elle, you seeing anyone?"

-'Criminal Minds'.

36. "Ryan: Miss me?

Gideon: No.

Ryan: Just here to buy a book then, huh?

Gideon: What can I say? Profilers, they fascinate me."

-'Criminal Minds'.

37. "Gideon: Mr. Fisher?

Eric Fisher: Shrink or cop?

Gideon: Well, I’m an FBI profiler, so I guess I’m a little of each."

- 'Criminal Minds'.

38. "Gideon: There’s someone else on the plane that’s a huge Skins fan.

Reid: Who?

Gideon: The only person in the world who calls you 'Spence.'

Reid: Checkmate."

-'Criminal Minds'.

39. "Morgan: So what kind of report do they want on him?

Hotch: I suppose whether he's fit to be a field agent. You know, Haley and I were looking at a baby names book. Well, guess what Gideon means in Hebrew.

Reid: (passes by and hears the question) Mighty warrior. Appropriate."

-'Criminal Minds'.

40. "Morgan: These are my bomb fragments. We can start putting this bad boy together.

Garcia: Why bother? Don't you just look at the pieces for prints and stuff?

Morgan: Garcia, what are you doing in the FBI?

Garcia: I didn't get into medical school?

Morgan: Why does that not surprise me?"

-'Criminal Minds'.

Serious Dr. Spencer Reid Quotes And Conversations

It's all about what we think of ourselves.

'Criminal Minds' Spencer Reid quotes are full with all kind of emotions, drama, suspense and some serious sad conversations. Quotes within these conversations from the series will show you the different side of the show.

41. "Morgan: Eckhart Tolle said, 'Where there is anger, there is always pain underneath.'

JJ: 'Live so that when your children think of fairness and integrity, they think of you.' H. Jackson Brown, Jr."

-'Criminal Minds', Season 7 Episode 16 'A Family Affair'.

42. "Reid: 'You may leave school, but it never leaves you.' Andy Partridge

Hotch: 'Pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.' Kahlil Gibran"

-'Criminal Minds', Season 7 Episode 4 'Painless'.

43. "Rossi: 'The sea has never been friendly to man. At most, it has been the accomplice of human restlessness.' Joseph Conrad

Morgan: 'We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or to watch, we are going back from whence we came.' John F. Kennedy"

-Criminal Minds, Season 6 Episode 23 'Big Sea'.

44. "Prentiss: 'There’s no chance, no destiny, no fate, that can circumvent or hinder or control the firm resolve of a determined soul.' Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Rossi: 'It’s hard to fight an enemy who has outposts in your head.' Sally Kempton"

-Criminal Minds, Season 6 Episode 15 'Today I Do'.

45. "Reid: 'In all the darkest pages of the malign supernatural, there is no more terrible tradition than that of the vampire – a pariah even among demons.' Writer Montague Summers.

Prentiss: Writer Cyril Connolly said, 'Better to write for yourself and have no public than to write for the public and have no self.'”

-'Criminal Minds', Season 5 Episode 7 'The Performer'.

46. "Rossi: Dr. Burton Grebin once said, 'To lose a child is to lose a piece of yourself.'

Rossi: 'Without a family, man, alone in the world, trembles with the cold.' Andre Maurois."

-'Criminal Minds', Season 4 Episode 21 'A Shade of Gray'.

47. "Reid: 'To follow by faith alone is to follow blindly.' Benjamin Franklin.

Prentiss: 'Reason is not automatic. Those who deny it cannot be conquered by it.' Ayn Rand."

-'Criminal Minds', Season 4 Episode 3 'Minimal Loss'.

48. "Hotchner: George Washington said, 'Let your heart feel for the affliction and distress of everyone.'"

-'Criminal Minds', Season 3 Episode 2 'In Name and Blood'.

49. "Prentiss: An old Russian proverb reminds us, 'There can be no good without evil.'

Prentiss: 'Happy families are all alike. Every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.' Leo Tolstoy."

-'Criminal Minds', Season 2 Episode 20 'Honor Among Thieves'.

50. "Gideon: 'Our life is made by the death of others.' Leonardo da Vinci.

Hotchner: 'If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace.' Thomas Paine."

-'Criminal Minds', Season 2 Episode 17 'Distress'.

51. "Gideon: Aristotle said, 'Evil brings men together.'"

-'Criminal Minds', Season 2 Episode 13 'No Way Out'.

52. "Gideon: Euripides said, 'When a good man is hurt, all who would be called good must suffer with him.'”

Gideon: Euripides said, 'When love is in excess it brings a man no honor nor worthiness.”

-'Criminal Minds', Season 1 Episode 5 'Broken Mirror'.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for Spencer Reid quotes then why not take a look at 'True Detective' quotes and Sherlock Holmes quotes.

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