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56 Best Quotes from the Dexter TV Series

Dexter, an American television series based on Jeff Lindsay's novel 'Darkly Dreaming Dexter' portrays the life of a Miami-based serial killer Dexter Morgan. The show has left viewers spellbound with its several quotable moments. Buzzle presents the best of quotes and exchanges from this popular broadcast.
The Third Season Finale of Dexter was watched by 1.51 million viewers creating a record of getting Showtime's highest ratings.
Dexter's Fourth Season was declared as the highest rated telecast over a decade of Showtime's original series which was watched by 2.6 million viewers.
The Seventh Season was watched by 6.1 million viewers, making it the most-watched season of Dexter.
That's a huge number, ain't it? The world has fallen in love with this series, especially with its anti-hero―Dexter Morgan (Dex). He has a complex personality. He leads a dual life―a blood splatter analyst by day, and serial killer by night. Some call him a psychopath, while some find him quite charming. He bewitches the audience with his tricks, making everyone believe that he's one of the nicest and wisest people on earth (Wait, is he?). Without 'the Dark Passenger' concept, Dex is actually a good person who strives to lead a normal life.

The role of Dexter is played by Michael C. Hall who has done such a brilliant job, that sometimes, we as an audience forget that he's just playing the character and is not Dexter himself! This character has his way of connecting with the viewers. He does this by sharing his dark thoughts and delivering deeper lessons of life.

We have collected some of the most memorable quotes and dialog exchanges from the extensive seven-season telecast.

Memorable Quotes from the DEXTER TV Series

Dexter Morgan
Do I see sheets of plastic in your future?

[voice over] Dogs don't like me because of what I sometimes do to their masters.

I'd rather remember my old playmates as they were. Neat, clean little packages.

Dexter quote about blood

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

Born in blood, both of us, Harry was right. I thought I could change what I am, keep my family safe. But it doesn't matter what I do, what I choose. I'm what's wrong - This is fate. Hello, Arthur Mitchell.

Monsters don't get to live happily ever after.

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

If you believe that God makes miracles, you have to wonder if Satan has a few up his sleeve.

No matter where we go, we take ourselves and our damage with us. So is home the place we run to or is it the place we run from? Only to hide out in places where we are accepted unconditionally, places that feel more like home to us. Because we can finally be who we are.

We only see two things in people, what we want to see and what they want to show us.

Everyone hides who they are at least some of their time. Sometimes you bury that part of yourself so deeply that you have to be reminded it's there at all. And sometimes you just want to forget who you are all together.

Harry and Dorris Morgan did a wonderful job raising me. But they're both dead now. I didn't kill them, honest.

Harry was a great cop here in Miami. He taught me how to think like one; he taught me how to cover my tracks. I'm a very neat monster.

Dexter quote about mask and Halloween

I love Halloween. The one time of year when everyone wears a mask... not just me.

This is what it must feel like to walk in full sunlight, my darkness revealed, my shadow self embraced. Yeah, they see me. I'm one of them... In their darkest dreams.

I just know there's something dark in me and I hide it. I certainly don't talk about it, but it's there always, this Dark Passenger. And when he's driving, I feel alive, half sick with the thrill of complete wrongness. I don't fight him, I don't want to. He's all I've got. Nothing else could love me, not even... especially not me. Or is that just a lie the Dark Passenger tells me? Because lately there are these moments when I feel connected to something else... someone. It's like the mask is slipping and things... people... who never mattered before are suddenly starting to matter. It scares the hell out of me.

Everyone needs a vacation. In my case it's time off... for bad behavior. But I intend to make the most of this family trip... that they're taking without me.

(voice over) If home is where the heart is, where do you go when you don't have a heart?

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.

[voice over] I suppose I should be upset, even feel violated, but I'm not. No, in fact, I think this is a friendly message, like 'Hey, wanna play?' and yes I want to play. I really really do.

I'm the helpful handyman. How evil can I be?

We all make rules for ourselves. It's these rules that help define who we are. So when we break those rules we risk losing ourselves and becoming something unknown.

Dexter quote about experience

Some experiences are so big they change your DNA.

They make it look so easy, connecting with another human being, it's like no one told them it's the hardest thing in the world.

People fake a lot of human interactions, but I feel like I fake them all, and i fake them very well. That's my burden I guess.

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

Never underestimate the capacity of other people to let you down.

Life doesn't have to be perfect. It has just to be lived.

Needless to say I have some unusual habits, yet all these socially acceptable people can't wait to pick up hammers and publicly smash their food to bits. Normal people are so hostile.

Dexter quote about feelings

You can't play on my feelings. I don't have any.

I shouldn't even be here. Rita will be devastated if I'm arrested. Her husband was a crack head and her boyfriend's a serial killer. It's kind of hard not to take that personally.

Smile even when you aren't happy. It's how you fit in.

I learned that apparently the darkness can overcome us at any time. But I also find that I be able to endure. Overcome. And in the process grow stronger. Smarter, better.

Sometimes it's reassuring to know that I am not the only one pretending to be normal.

What did stalkers do before the internet?

But I finally just have to accept that I'll always be alone.

People fake a lot of human interactions, but I feel like I fake them all, and I fake them very well. That's my burden, I guess.

She's the only person in the world who loves me. I think that's nice. I don't have feeling about anything, but if I could have feelings at all, I'd have them for Deb.

I chose Rita because she is, in her own way, as damaged as me.

There's something strange and disarming about looking at a homicide scene in the daylight of Miami. It makes the most grotesque killings look staged, like you're in a new and daring section of Disney World: Dahmerland!

Dexter quote about being good or bad

Am I a good person doing 'bad' things or a bad person doing 'good' things?

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 creeps from me?


And the best one by him ...
Tonight's the night.

Other Popular Quotes

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


You are not allowed to talk about anyone I date as long as you're seeing little miss 'pardon my tits.' I'm sorry Dex, but she is gross! And pale, and nobody is pale in Miami. She is obviously a vampire. A gross, English, titty Vampire.

Absofuckinlutely.
― Debra Morgan


Trust those who seek the truth, but doubt those who say that they have found it.
― Hannah McKay


Surprise Motherf*cker.
― Sergeant James Doakes

Hilarious Dialog Exchanges

Vince Masuka : Most of them have been underwater for years. But some, it's awesome, you can't even tell. The temperature on the ocean floor, and the airtight bags kept them intact. I mean, a little gelatinous residue, sure. But...
Dexter : [voice over] I'd rather remember my old playmates as they were. Neat, clean little packages.

Angel Batista : Don't forget. Tell the universe what you need.
Dexter : [voice over] I really need... to kill somebody.

Dexter and Debra quote

Debra : If dad taught us one thing, it's the value of human life.
Dexter : [voice over] Yeah, but I think we had different homework assignments.

Miguel : I accept you, Dexter, like a brother.
Dexter : I killed my brother. [Pause] I killed yours too.

Dexter : Hi, you wanted to...
Special Agent Frank Lundy : Morgan, come in. Can I offer you some tea?
Dexter : Uh, no, thank you. I'm... [thinking] And he pours it anyway. He's trying to throw me off balance, show that I don't have the power to say no to him.
Special Agent Frank Lundy : How about some sesame crackers to go with that?
Dexter : [thinking] So I'll say yes to everything. I'd love some.
Special Agent Frank Lundy : Oh. Sorry. Guess I ate them all.
Dexter : [thinking] A**hole.

Dexter : Rita's pregnant.
Debra : Say it again.
Dexter : Rita's pregnant.
Debra : You're lying.
Dexter : I'm not lying.
Debra : A baby? A motherf**king roly-poly, chubby, cheeked, sh*t machine? Are you kidding me?"
Dexter : I've never heard it described in quite those words before, but yeah.

Dexter : No matter what you try, no matter when, no matter how hard you work, I'll always be a step ahead of you for one simple reason.
Sergeant James Doakes : And what's that?
Dexter : I own you.

Rita Bennett : I got your message. How's Debra?
Dexter : Hmm, she has all her limbs.
Rita Bennett : Thank God she is alive. That poor thing must be a mess. I mean, falling for a serial killer?
Dexter : What are the odds?
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