Gary Ridgway – Green River Killer

25 Serial killer quotes

Psychiatry and psychology experts have come to one definite conclusion. It states that all serial killers are psychopaths, but not all psychopaths are serial killers. Most people think that serial killers are extraordinarily intelligent with exceptional IQ. However, it’s far from the truth because a serial killer is just a psychotic individual with deadly intentions. Serial killer quotes offer a glimpse into their psychological state.

You can find tons of serial killer documentaries, movies, and books, and all of them try to get inside the serial killer’s mind. This article is about cutting the middle gap by going to the source directly. Here we’ll discuss some of the creepiest serial killer quotes that will allow you to get a glimpse inside a serial killer’s mind.

All the following serial killer quotes are from some of the most prolific serial killers, such as Charles Manson and Ted Bundy, and they’ll reveal the darkest side of human nature.

Gary Ridgway – Green River Killer

Gary Ridgway – Green River Killer

Gary Leon Ridgway is an American serial killer, and he’s also known as the Green River Killer. Initially, this monster was convicted of 48 different murders, and after getting apprehended, he made the following quote:

“I didn’t know the names of my victims. I killed so many women that now I have a hard time keeping them straight.”

He said these horrific words in court during his final confession. After that, he was sent to prison for life. The only thing that helped him avoid the death penalty was his confession and compliance with the police. He also said:

“I do not believe in man, devil, or God. I genuinely hate the whole damned human race and that includes myself.”

Ted Bundy

Ted Bundy

Theodore Robert Bundy was one of the most horrific serial killers of America who kidnapped, tortured, sexually assaulted, and killed so many girls and young women. He was executed in 1989, but before that, he continuously denied his crimes.

However, just before he was executed in an electric chair, he confessed that he had killed more than 30 people. There are numerous popular quotes that Ted Bundy made and some of the most haunting ones.

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

“When you get to feel the last breath leaving their body while you are looking into their eyes, you’re God in that situation.”

“We serial killers are you sons, your husbands, and we’re everywhere. There’ll be more children dead tomorrow.”

Zodiac Killer

Zodiac Killer

Zodiac Killer was an unidentified serial killer who haunted the Northern California Area from the 1960s to the 1970s. He killed people in San Francisco, Napa County, Vallejo, and Benicia between 1968 to 1969.

Zodiac Killer used to make fun of police with his letters and newspaper cutting, and the following quote is one of the most popular ones.

“I like killing people just for the sake of it and it’s so much fun. It’s more fun than killing wild game because the most dangerous animal to kill is man and it gives me the most thrilling and exciting experience.”

Peter Kurten – Vampire of Düsseldorf

Peter Kurten - Vampire of Düsseldorf

Peter Kurten, also known as the Vampire of Düsseldorf, was a German serial killer. He brutally killed nine people, but he tried to kill more than 30 individuals. He had perverted sexual fetishes and several mental illnesses.

The Vampire of Düsseldorf is also called Düsseldorf Monster, and he made the following quote.

“Will I still be able to hear the sound of blood gushing, when my head has been chopped off, at least for a second? It’d be the best of the pleasure to end it all.”

Edmund ‘Ed’ Kemper – Co-Ed Killer

Edmund 'Ed' Kemper - Co-Ed Killer

Edmund Kemper wasn’t an average mass murderer. When he was just a teenager, he killed his own grandparents and was considered to be one of the very few psychopathic killers who committed matricide.

He’s also known as Co-Ed Killer because he was obsessed with young college girls. He seemed like a charming guy and used to kidnap hitchhiking girls and take them to a secluded area to strangle them.

After killing, he used to have sex with them and dismember their bodies. From the surface, the Co-Ed serial killer was the man of courtesy and manners, but he was no less than a devil from the inside, and the following quote explains his true nature. It is also known as one of the most popular serial killer quotes and it was also referenced in the “American Psycho” movie.

One side of me says, “wow that’s an attractive chick. I would like to date her”. But the other side of me says, “I wonder how her head will look on a stick”.

He also made the following quote:

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

Aileen Wuornos

Aileen Wuornos

Aileen Wuornos is known as the first female serial killer in America that murdered seven men. She was a sex worker, and all of her victims, who she shot at point-blank range, were her clients. She claimed that she killed those seven men in self-defense.

The serial killer quotes that Aileen Wuornos made vary from downright bizarre to sympathy-inducing. Her mental health gradually declined, and her quotes from capture to execution reflect that.

“I robbed and killed them as cold as ice and I would not hesitate to do that again. And I would kill more people because I have hated humans for a very long time.”

“To me, this world is evil, and my own evil just came out because of the circumstances surrounding my actions.”

Albert Fish – The Brooklyn Vampire

Albert Fish - The Brooklyn Vampire

Albert Fish was one of the sickest serial killers the world has ever seen. Not only did he taunt the families of children with bizarre letters, but he also actually murdered and ate a couple of local kids in Manhattan are of New York.

This monstrous murderer also boasted a long list of sexual perversions, including masochism, self-mutilation, and many other things that involved body fluids. He was executed after two years of getting caught. That’s why there are not too many quotes of Albert Fish recorded in books.

However, the one that we do have will give your chills. Albert Fish made the following quote when he was being led to the electric chair for execution.

“What a thrill that will be when I will die in the electric chair. It’ll be a supreme thrill, the only one that I have not tried.”

Some other serial killer quotes that Albert Fish made are:

“I like kids because they’re tasty.”

“I always wanted to inflict pain on others and also have the desire that others inflict pain on me. I enjoy anything and everything that hurts and to have the desire to inflict pain is all that is uppermost.”

Jeffery Dahmer

Jeffery Dahmer

The complete name of this serial killer was Jeffrey Lionel Dahmer. Other than being a serial killer, he was also a sex offender. He committed dismemberment, murder, and rape of 17 boys and men from 1978 to 1991.

“He’s also known as Milwaukee Monster and Milwaukee Cannibal and he was apprehended back in 1991. In 1993 after two years of getting captured, he appeared in his very first detailed prison interview. In that interview, Jeffery Dahmer made the following quote.

“To this day, I do not know what started the killings. The person to blame is me. It’s the only person. Not pornography, not society, not parents. I mean these are just excuses.”

He also made several other quotes, and two of the popular ones are listed below.

“My consuming lust was to experience the bodies of my victims. I viewed them as strangers, as objects. It’s difficult to believe that a human being could do what I have done.”

“The only motive that I had was to completely control an individual. I target people I found physically attractive and I wanted to keep them with me as long as I could.”

David Alan Gore

David Alan Gore

Although David Alan Gore is not as famous as the Green River Killer or Ted Bundy, his crimes were equally disturbing and terrifying. He teamed up with his cousin named Fred Waterfield, and both of them stalked, kidnapped, raped, and murdered young females in the early 1980s throughout Florida.

David Gore used to find women for Fred Waterfield to get money, and Waterfield used to slaughter them. He himself said that after killing the first victim, he became separated from the human race, and he knew that he could never be like normal people again. When David Gore was in the execution chamber, he made the following quote.

“You constantly think about getting apprehended but the rush is worth the risk.”

David Gore remained on death row for about 28 years, and then in 2012, he was executed by lethal injection. Interestingly, there are other 40 criminals who are on death row longer than David Gore.

Richard Ramirez – The Night Stalker

Richard Ramirez - The Night Stalker

Richard Ramirez or the Night Stalker is one of the most popular and horrific serial killers of all time. He was a reckless and disorganized man who was involved in murdering, raping, and burgling. He didn’t even leave pensioners and teenagers alone.

During his trial, Richard Ramirez made some bizarre quotes such as:

“Serial Killers Do, on a small scale, what governments do on a large one. They’re the products of our times and these are bloodthirsty times.”

Another popular quote by Richard Ramirez is:

“We have all got the power to kill on our hands. However, most people are not bold enough to use it but the ones who are not afraid to use it, control life itself.”

John Wayne Gacy – Killer Clown

John Wayne Gacy - Killer Clown

John Wayne Gacy was one of the most outspoken serial killers, and he said a lot about himself after getting apprehended. One of the most famous serial killer quotes of John Wayne Gacy is:

“You know, it’s easy for clowns to get away with murder.”

This little quote reveals so much about the personality of this monster. When John Wayne Gacy was sentenced, he denied all of his crimes and made the following quote.

“All the police are going to get me for is running a funeral parlor without a license.”

It’s fascinating and disturbing at the same time that the police had evidence against the Killer Clown for killing 33 people. Still, he denied all of them and convinced many people that he was captured and sentenced just for operating an unlicensed morgue.

Dennis Rader – BTK Killer.

Dennis Rader – BTK Killer.

Binding, torturing, and killing the victim was Dennis Radar’s philosophy. He is also known as the BTK Killer and used to stalk his targets for months to study them in order to learn their daily routines. Then he used to capture them at the right time, leaving them to trail behind.

The most famous quote of the BTK Killer is:

“I think I am possessed with demons because when I was a kid I was dropped on my head.”

This was the demon’s way to shift the blame for killing people. The most interesting fact about the quote mentioned above is that it was found in Dennis Radar’s murder journal.

He also said:

“It was at this moment that the victim was tied and bound. He could live in that moment for years.”

He killed ten people brutally, including two kids. However, the investigation suggests that his body count could be much more than that. Currently, the BTK Killer is serving his life sentence in Kansas.

David Berkowitz – Son of Sam

David Berkowitz - Son of Sam

David Berkowitz is yet another serial killer who is also known as Son of Sam. He killed six people on a shooting spree during the 1976 summer in New York City. He said after getting caught:

“After killing those people, I was literally singing to myself when I was going home. The desire and tension to kill a woman had built up in such explosive proportions that when I finally pulled the trigger, all the tension, all the hatred, all the pressure had just vanished.”


Whether it is the hate-fuel outbursts of Ted Bundy or the ramblings of Richard Ramirez, these serial killer quotes are haunting and chilling to the bone. We hope these most popular serial killer quotes give your food for thought.