• Aileen Wuornos

“They say it’s the number of people I killed, I say it’s the principle.”

“They’re daring me to kill again.”

“To me, this world is nothing but evil, and my own evil just happened to come out cause of the circumstances of what I was doing.”

“I am a serial killer. I would kill again.”

“I need to die for the killing of those people.”

“I really got tired of it all. I was angry about the johns.”

“May your wife and children get raped, right in the ass.” (To the jurors who convicted her)

“I robbed them, and I killed them as cold as ice, and I would do it again, and I know I would kill another person because I’ve hated humans for a long time.”

  • Albert DeSalvo

“I did this not as a sex act…but out of hate for her. I don’t mean out of hate for her in particular, really I mean out of hate for a woman.”

“It wasn’t as dark and scary as it sounds. I had a lot of fun…killing somebody’s a funny experience.”

  • Albert Fish

“I always had the desire to inflict pain on others and to have others inflict pain on me. I always seemed to enjoy everything that hurt. The desire to inflict pain, that is all that is uppermost. “

“I always seemed to enjoy everything that hurt. The desire to inflict pain, that is all that is uppermost.”

“I am not insane, I’m just queer.”

“I saw so many boys whipped, it took root in my head.”

  • Arthur Shawcross

“I took the right leg of that woman’s body, from the knee to the hip took the fat off and ate it while he stared at the other girl. When I bit into it she just urinated right there.”

“She was giving me oral sex, and she got carried away . . . So I choked her.”

“I’m sitting on a stoop and I’ve got shiny shoes on like a cop’s shoes, nicely dressed and this guy sits down beside me. He starts talking about the case, pointing out all the decoys. I was laughing at him.. well I thought it was hilarious you know. He didn’t know who I was, but he had to open his mouth. He thought he was talking to somebody on his team.”

“I bit into the flesh itself and just stared into her eyes. She urinated and defecated on herself and told me everything I wanted to know.”

“When I picked these women up, I thought I had Aids, because one of the women who stopped in the car told me of of the women I took home is HIV positive. I didn’t know which one of them were, so I went back and picked up all the ones I dated and I started killing them. While I was doing that, I took the vagina of three and ate it. Why I did that I don’t know, probably to speed up the idea of the Aids disease.”

“I don’t have any remorse for some reason…..Something inside of me is weird.”

“There’s always a bad man in me, you never can get rid of it. He’s behind a door somewhere. I’m trying to keep him there. I don’t want to hurt no body else.”

  • Carl Panzram

“I believe the only way to reform people is to kill them”

“I sat down to think things over a bit. While I was sitting there, a little kid about eleven or twelve years old came bumming around. He was looking for something. He found it too. I took him out to a gravel pit about one quarter miles away. I left him there, but first committed sodomy on him and then killed him. His brains were coming out of his ears when I left him, and he will never be any deader.”

“Hurry it up, I could hang a dozen men while your fooling around.”

  • Charles Manson

“Did I kill anyone?”

“How old am I? I’m as old as my mother told me. How’s that?”

“I have X’d myself from your world.”

“I punched my mother out once.”

“I’m probably one of the most dangerous men in the world if I want to be. But I never wanted to be anything but me.”

“My father is the jail house. My father is your system… I am only what you made me. I am only a reflection of you.”

“Living is what scares me. Dying is easy.”

Reporter: “People look at you twenty years later and they still have no idea what you’re about. Tell me in a sentence who you are..”
Manson: “Nobody. I’m nobody. I’m a tramp, a bum, a hobo, I’m a box car, and a jugger wang, and straight razor if you get to close to me.”

“Believe me if I started murdering people, there’d be none of you left, because my children are coming, I told you twenty years ago.”

  • David Berkowitz

“I always had a fetish for murder and death.”

“I wasn’t going to rob her, or touch her, or rape her. I was just going to kill her.”

“I didn’t want to hurt them, I only wanted to kill them.”

“I am deeply hurt by your calling me a women hater. I am no. But I am a monster. I am the ‘Son of Sam.’ I am a little brat.”

“Sudden death and bloodshed appealed to me.”

“I never heard anyone scream like that. I just kept stabbing and nothing would happen. I just ran off.”

“It just happens to be satisfying to get the source of the blood.”

  • Dennis Nilsen

“I did it all for me. Purely selfish. I worshipped the art and the act of death, over and over. It’s as simple as that. Afterwards it was all sexual confusion, symbolism, honouring the “fallen.” I was honouring myself. I hated the decay and the dissection. There was no sadistic pleasure in the killing. I killed them as I would like to be killed myself, enjoying the extremity of the death act itself. If I did it to myself I could only experience it once. If I did it to others, I could experience the death act over and over again.”

“The victim is a dirty platter after the feast and the washing up is a clinically ordinary task.”

“I am damned and damned and damned. How in heaven’s name could I have done any of it?”

“I have started down the avenue of death and depression…a new kind of flat-mate.”

“I saw him…at peace in my armchair. I remember wishing he could stay in peace like that forever. I had a feeling of easing his burden with my strength.”

  • Dennis Rader

“When this monster entered my brain, I will never know, but it is here to stay. How does one cure himself? I can’t stop it, the monster goes on, and hurts me as well as society. Maybe you can stop him. I can’t.”

“I actually think I may be possessed with demons, I was dropped on my head as a kid.”

“I brought the community, victims and families dishonour. It’s all self-centred. … I would call myself a sexual predator. Today is the day of judgement for me.”

“A dark side is there, but now I think light is beginning to shine. Hopefully someday God will accept me.”

  • Ed Gein

“I had a compulsion to do it.”

“They smelled too bad”

“I like this place, everybody treats me nice, some of them are a little crazy though.”

“Somebody framed me.”

  • Edmund Kemper

“Even when she was dead, she was still bitching at me. I couldn’t get her to shut up!”

“I certainly wanted for my mother a nice, quiet easy death like everyone else wants.”

“I just wanted to see how it felt to shoot Grandma.”

“I remember there was actually a sexual thrill . . . you hear that little pop and pull their heads of and hold their heads up by the hair. Whipping their heads off, their body sitting there. That’d get me off.”

“If I killed them, you know, they couldn’t reject me as a man. It was more or less making a doll out of a human being . . . and carrying out my fantasies with a doll, a living human doll.”

“One side of me says, I’d like to talk to her, date her. The other side of me says, I wonder what her head would look like on a stick?”

“The first good-looking girl I see tonight is going to die.”

“I remember it was very exciting … there was actually a sexual thrill … It was kind of an exalted triumphant type thing, like taking the head of a deer or an elk or something would be to a hunter. I was the hunter and they were the victims.”

  • Gary Ridgway

“Do I look like the Green River Killer?”

“I killed so many women I have a hard time keeping them straight”

“My plan was I wanted to kill as many women I thought were prostitutes as I possibly could. I picked prostitutes as my victims because I hate most prostitutes and I did not want to pay them for sex. I also picked prostitutes for victims because they were easy to pick up without being noticed.”

“In most cases when I murdered these women I did not know their names.”

“I killed most of them in my house hear Military Road and I killed a lot of them in my truck not far from where I picked them up. … I remember leaving each woman’s body in the place where she was found.”

“I placed most of the bodies in groups which I call clusters. I liked to drive by the clusters and think about the women I placed there.”

  • Henry Lee Lucas

“I hated all my life. I hated everybody. When I first grew up and can remember, I was dressed as a girl by mother. And I stayed that way for two or three years. And after that was treated like what I call the dog of the family. I was beaten. I was made to do things that no human being would want to do.”

“Sex is one of my downfalls. I get sex any way I can get it. If I have to force somebody to do it, I do…I rape them; I’ve done that. I’ve killed animals to have sex with them, and I’ve had sex while they’re alive. “

“Killing became the same thing as having sex.”

“Once I’ve done a crime, I just forget it. I go from crime to crime.”

“I have tried to get help for so long and no one will believe me. I have killed for the past ten years and no one will believe me. I cannot go on doing this. I also killed the only girl I ever loved.”

  • Ian Brady

“Unfortunately, many people sleepwalk through life without conscious awareness of their own system, if they have one at all, and are therefore susceptible to external notions of right and wrong imposed by others, particularly members of the often eminently unqualified upper class and their support system, mass media.”

“I reached the stage where, whatever came to mind, get out and do it. I led the life that other people could only think about.”

“Personality disorder is not even recognised in Scotland. They have different laws. In my view more sensible views than in England.”

“They are inventing – daily – disorders for normal behaviour. People are getting sick of everything being classed as a disorder nowadays.”

“I am as pragmatic as soldiers or a politician. You don’t see any regret from Tony Blair. In fact he is minting a future from his war crimes.

“Why are they still talking about Jack the Ripper, after a century? Because of the dramatic background, the fog, cobbled streets…Mine’s the same. Wuthering Heights, Hound Of The Baskervilles…”

“We do whatever we enjoy doing. Whether is happens to be judged good or evil is a matter for others to decide.”

  • James (Jim) Jones

“I represent divine principle, total equality, a society where people own all things in common. Where there is no rich or poor. Where there are no races. Wherever there is people struggling for justice and righteousness, there I am. And there I am involved.”

“Some people see a great deal of God in my body. They see Christ in me, a hope of glory.”

“The congressman is dead! You think they’re going to allow us to get by with this? You must be insane. They’ll torture some of our children here. They’ll torture our people. They’ll torture our seniors. We can not have this!”

“Hurry, hurry, my children, hurry! All right, let us not fall into the hands of the enemy. Hurry my children!”

“A lot of people are tired around here, but I’m not sure they’re ready to lie down, stretch out and fall asleep.”

“To me death is not a fearful thing. It’s living that’s cursed.”

“Die with a degree of dignity! Don’t lay down with tears and agony! It’s nothing to death. It’s just stepping over into another plane. Don’t, don’t be this way.”

“We laid it down…we got tired. We didn’t commit suicide. We committed an act of revolutionary suicide protesting the conditions of an inhumane world.”

  • Jane Toppan

“That is my ambition, to have killed more people-more helpless people-than any man or woman who has ever lived.”

  • Jeffrey Dahmer

“I think in some way I wanted it to end, even if it meant my own destruction.”

“It’s just a nightmare, let’s put it that way. It’s been a nightmare for a long time, even before I was caught … for years now, obviously my mind has been filled with gruesome, horrible thoughts and ideas … a nightmare.”

“When I was a little kid I was just like anybody else.”

“After the fear and terror of what I’d done had left, which took about a month or two, I started it all over again. From then on it was a craving, a hunger, I don’t know how to describe it, a compulsion, and I just kept doing it, doing it and doing it, whenever the opportunity presented itself.”

“I knew my grandma would be waking up and I still wanted him to stay with me so I strangled him… I brought him up to the bedroom and pretended he was still alive.”

“I separated the joints, the arm joints, the leg joints, and had to do two boilings. I think I used four boxes of Soilex for each one, put in the upper portion of the body and boiled that for about two hours and then the lower portion for another two hours.”

“Yes, I do have remorse, but I’m not even sure myself whether it is as profound as it should be. I’ve always wondered myself why I don’t feel more remorse.”

“I should have gone to college and gone into real estate and got myself an aquarium, that’s what I should have done.”

” This is the grand finale of a life poorly spent and the end result is just overwhelmingly depressing….. a sick pathetic, miserable life story, that’s all it is”

  • Joel Rifkin

“I will in all probability be convicted,but I will not go away as a monster, but as a tragedy.”

  • John Christie

“For me a corpse has a beauty and dignity which a living body could never hold . . . there is a peace about death that soothes me.”

“My first murder was thrilling because I had embarked on the career I had chosen for myself, the career of murder.”

“The sixth commandment – ‘Thou Shalt Not Kill’ – fascinated me . . . I always knew that some day I should defy it.”

“When I murdered my wife I removed the one obstacle which for ten years had apparently held me in check. After she had gone the way was clear for me to fulfil my destiny.”

  • John George Haigh

“As I grew up I realized, though imperfectly, that I was different from other people, and that the way of life in my home was different from that in the homes of others….This stimulated me to introspection and strange mental questionings.”

“In my dream I see before me a forest of crucifixes which gradually turn into trees. At first there appears to be dew or rain dripping from the branches, but as I approach I realize it is blood. Suddenly the whole forest begins to writhe. The trees, stark and erect, ooze blood. A man goes to each tree catching the blood in a cup. When his cup is full he approaches me. “Drink,” he says. But I am unable to move.”

“Although my parents were kind and loving, I had none of the joys, or the companionship, which small children usually have. From my earliest years my recollection is of my father saying: ‘Do no’ or ‘Thou shall not’. Any form of sport or light entertainment was frowned upon and regarded as not edifying. There was only condemnation and prohibition…”

“It is true to say that I was nurtured on Bible stories but mostly concerned with sacrifice. If by some mischance I did, or said, anything which my father regarded as improper, he would say: ‘Do not grieve the Lord by behaving so.’ And if I suggested that I wanted to go somewhere, or meet somebody, he would say: ‘It will not please the Lord.'”

  • John Wayne Gacy

“A clown can get away with murder.”

“If Jeffrey Dahmer doesn’t meet the legal test of insanity, God help the one that does meet it. I mean,it has to really be something. If Jeffrey Dahmer doesn’t meet it, then nobody does; and for me, it’s a psychological ploy to use…”

“The whole thing with the State’s case has been a sexual theory, and I have always disagreed with that.”

“No, I would definitely not be homosexual. I have nothing against what they do, and I don’t deny that I engage in sex with males, but that’s……I’m bisexual.”

“The only thing they can get me for is running a funeral parlour without a license.”

“The idea that I am a homosexual thrill killer and all that — that garbage; and they painted this image of me that, like, I trawled down the streets and stalked young boys and slaughtered them. Hell, if you could see my schedule, my work schedule, you’d know damn well that I was never out there.”

“Keep in mind the public has been brainwashed, and nearly 80% of what is known about me is fantasy and self serving theories of the state. But overall, I am an embarrassment of the justice system because if I am right then they are wrong and the killers are still out there. For political reasons it would be better that I drop dead, then they could all say what a great job they’ve done, and nobody else would be pushing for the truth to come out.”

  • Myra Hindley

“Brady told me that I would be in a grave too if I backed out”

“I just want people to know what happened. People think that I am the arch-villain in this, the instigator, the perpetrator. I just want people to know what was going on … [to] help people to understand how I got involved and why I stayed involved.”

“I was under duress and abuse before the offences, after and during them, and all the time I was with him,” she said.

“He used to threaten me and rape me and whip me and cane me. I would always be covered in bruises and bite marks. He threatened to kill my family. He dominated me completely.”

“I’ve made my funeral arrangements for here in case I die in prison.”

  • Peter Sutcliffe

“Killing prostitutes had become an obsession with me. I could not stop myself. It was like a drug.”

“The women I killed were filth-bastard prostitutes who were littering the streets. I was just cleaning up the place a bit.”

  • Richard Ramirez

“Satanists need to have more faith than Christians, because Christ was seen and felt. Lucifer has never felt the need to be seen, but in everyone’s soul he can be felt.”

“I want the electric chair. They should have shot me on the street. I did it, you know. You guys got me, the Stalker. Hey, I want a gun to play Russian Roulette. I’d rather die than spend the rest of my life in prison. Can you imagine the people caught me, not the police.”

“Tell Satan you love him.”

“I’m one angry motherfucker. I just hope all those who are deserving will get what’s coming to them. I’ll just leave it at that.”

“The sex drive is the most important and powerful behaviour in mankind.”

“What Satan means to me-Satan is a stabilizing force in my life. It gives me a reason to be; it gives me-an excuse to rationalize. There is a part of me that believes he really does exist. I have my doubts, but we all do, about many things.”

  • Ted Bundy

“We serial killers are your sons, we are your husbands, we are everywhere. And there will be more of your children dead tomorrow”

“You feel the last bit of breath leaving their body. You’re looking into their eyes. A person in that situation is God!”

“Murder is not about lust and it’s not about violence. It’s about possession.”

“I’m the most cold-hearted son-of-a-bitch you’ll ever meet.”

“I’ve met a lot of men who were motivated to commit violence just like me. And without exception, without question, every one of them was deeply involved in pornography.”

“I didn’t know what made people want to be friends. I didn’t know what made people attractive to one another. I didn’t know what underlay social interactions. “

“What’s one less person on the face of the earth, anyway?”

“I don’t feel guilty for anything. I feel sorry for people who feel guilt.”

“… I deserve, certainly, the most extreme punishment society has and society deserves to be protected from me and from others like me, that’s for sure.”

“Well-meaning, decent people will condemn the behaviour of a Ted Bundy, while they’re walking past a magazine rack full of the very kinds of things that send young kids down the road to be Ted Bundys.”

  • Tommy Lynn Sells

“I followed the woman from the convenience store, to a driveway she pulled into. And I hung around several hours, till it come wee hours of the morning. Then I went into this house.. .I go to the first bedroom I see…I don’t know whose room it is and, and, and, and I start stabbing.”

“I went in and, and, and I don’t know if it was her room, don’t know if it was his room, I don’t, I just knew I wanted to go in there and, and hurt someone.”

“My life don’t make a lot of sense…. It don’t make sense that I go around the country killing people. Period. It don’t make sense doing that.”

“Take your worst nightmares, and put my face to them.”

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