62+ Best Jeffrey Dahmer Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Jeffrey Lionel Dahmer, also known as the Milwaukee Cannibal or the Milwaukee Monster, was an American serial killer and sex offender who committed the murder and dismemberment of 17 men and boys from 1978 to 1991. Profoundly inspirational Jeffrey Dahmer quotes will encourage you to think a little deeper than you usually would and broaden your perspective.

Famous Jeffrey Dahmer Quotes

It’s hard for me to believe that a human being could have done what I’ve done, but I know that I did it. – Jeffrey Dahmer

And that just happened to be the week when no one was home Mom was off With David, and they had put up at a mote about five miles away; and I had the car, above five o’clock at night; and I was driving back home, after drinking; and I wasn’t looking for anyone but, about a mile away from the house, there he was. Hitchhiking along the road. He wasn’t wearing a shirt. He was attractive; I was attracted to him. I stopped then passed him and stopped the car and thought, ‘Well, should I pick him up or not?’ And I asked him if he wanted to go back and smoke some pot, and he said, ‘Oh, yeah.’ And we went into my bedroom, had some beer, and from the time I spent with him I could tell he wasn’t gay. I, uh, didn’t know how else to keep him there other than to get the barbell and to hit him, over the head, which I did, then strangled him with the same barbell. – Jeffrey Dahmer

And then I cut the arm off. Cut each piece. Bagged each piece. Triple-bagged it in large plastic trash bags. Put them in the back of the car. Then I’m driving to drop the evidence off a ravine, ten miles from my house. Did that at three o’clock in the morning. Halfway there, I’m at a deserted country road, and I get pulled over by the police. For driving left of center. Guy calls a backup. Squad. Two of ’em there. They do the drunk test. I pass that. Shine the flashlight on the backseat, see the bags, ask me what it is. I tell ’em it’s garbage that I hadn’t gotten around to dropping off at the landfill. And they believe it, even though there’s a smell. So they give me a ticket for driving left of center and I go back home. – Jeffrey Dahmer

As the years went by, and the compulsion became stronger and the obsession more intense, it became the main focus of my life. – Jeffrey Dahmer

Can’t I set my own rules? Who owns me? I own myself. – Jeffrey Dahmer

For what I did I should be dead. – Jeffrey Dahmer

Go ahead and kill me. – Jeffrey Dahmer

Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Jesus Christ came into the world to save sinners… But for that very reason, I was shown mercy so that in me… Jesus Christ might display His unlimited patience as an example for those who would believe in him and receive eternal life. Now to the king eternal, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory forever and ever. – Jeffrey Dahmer

I always knew that it was wrong after the first killing. – Jeffrey Dahmer

I can’t think of anything that would have stopped me. – Jeffrey Dahmer

I could completely control a person—a person that I found physically attractive, and keep them with me as long as possible, even if it meant just keeping a part of them. – Jeffrey Dahmer

I couldn’t find any meaning for my life when I was out there, I’m sure as hell not going to find it in here. This is the grand finale of a life poorly spent and the end result is just overwhelmingly depressing… it’s just a sick, pathetic, wretched, miserable life story, that’s all it is. How it can help anyone, I’ve no idea. – Jeffrey Dahmer

I don’t care if I live or die. Go ahead and kill me. – Jeffrey Dahmer

I don’t even know if I have the capacity for normal emotions or not because I haven’t cried for a long time. You just stifle them for so long that maybe you lose them, partially at least. I don’t know. – Jeffrey Dahmer

I even went so far as planning on setting up an altar with different skulls and skeletons. It was my way of remembering their appearance, their physical beauty. I also wanted to keep…if I couldn’t keep them there with me whole, I at least could keep their skeletons. – Jeffrey Dahmer

I had a box in my bedroom closet and it contained the mummified head and genitals of a young man i met in one of the bars down in Milwaukee. – Jeffrey Dahmer

I had been having, for a couple of years before that, fantasies of meeting a good-looking hitchhiker and [dramatic pause] sexually enjoying him. – Jeffrey Dahmer

I had these obsessive desires and thoughts wanting to control them [victims], to–I don’t know how to put it–possess them permanently. – Jeffrey Dahmer

I just feel like imploding upon myself, you know? I just want to go somewhere and disappear. – Jeffrey Dahmer

I made my fantasy life more powerful than my real one. – Jeffrey Dahmer

I remember my first sexual encounter because I kept the recipe. – Jeffrey Dahmer

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. The Soilex removes the flesh, turns it into a jelly-like substance and it just rinses off. Then I laid the clean bones in a light bleach solution, left them there for a day and spread them out on either newspaper or cloth and let them dry out for about a week in the bedroom. – Jeffrey Dahmer

I should have gone to college and got into real estate and got an aquarium. That’s what I should have done. – Jeffrey Dahmer

I still have guilt. I will probably never get rid of that, but yes, I’m free of the compulsion and the driving need to do it I don’t think I’m capable of creating anything. I think the only thing I’m capable of is destroying I’m sick and tired of being destructive. What worth is life if you can’t be helpful to someone? – Jeffrey Dahmer

I think in some way I wanted it to end, even if it meant my own destruction. – Jeffrey Dahmer

I tried to keep the person alive by inducing a zombie-like state by injecting first a dilute acid solution into their brain, or hot water. It never did completely work. – Jeffrey Dahmer

I viewed them as objects, as strangers. It is hard for me to believe a human being could have done what I’ve done. – Jeffrey Dahmer

I wanted to keep something of the person with me. I kept the mummified head and skull of one of the victims in a carrying case in my locker at work. – Jeffrey Dahmer

I was completely swept along with my own compulsion. I don’t know how else to put it. It didn’t satisfy me completely, so maybe I was thinking, ‘Maybe another one will. Maybe this one will.’ And the numbers started growing and growing and just got out of control, as you can see. – Jeffrey Dahmer

I was up visiting a friend’s, and was walking back home in the evening, and saw these three seniors, seniors in high school approaching. I just had a feeling that something was going to happen, and sure enough, one of them just took out a billy club and whacked me on the back of the neck. For no reason. Didn’t say anything, just hit somebody. And I ran. – Jeffrey Dahmer

I would cook it, and look at the pictures and masturbate. – Jeffrey Dahmer

If a person doesn’t think there is a God to be accountable to, then—then what’s the point of trying to modify your behavior to keep it within acceptable ranges? That’s how I thought anyway. I always believed the theory of evolution as truth, that we all just came from the slime. When we, when we died, you know, that was it, there is nothing … – Jeffrey Dahmer

If a person doesn’t think there is a God to be accountable to, then-then what’s the point of trying to modify your behavior to keep it within acceptable ranges? That’s how I thought anyway. I always believed the theory of evolution as truth, that we all just came from the slime. When we, when we died, you know, that was it, there is nothing – Jeffrey Dahmer

If I was killed in prison. That would be a blessing right now. – Jeffrey Dahmer

If it all happens naturalistically, what’s the need for a God? Can’t I set my own rules? Who owns me? I own myself. – Jeffrey Dahmer

I’m free of the compulsion and the driving need to do it I don’t think I’m capable of creating anything. I think the only thing I’m capable of is destroying I’m sick and tired of being destructive. What worth is life if you can’t be helpful to someone? – Jeffrey Dahmer

In the township where I was at, homosexuality was the ultimate taboo. It was never discussed, never. I had desires to be with someone, but never met anyone that was gay, that I know of; so that was sexually frustrating. – Jeffrey Dahmer

It all revolved around having complete control. Why or where it came from, I don’t know. – Jeffrey Dahmer

It doesn’t matter, Mom. I don’t care if something happens to me. – Jeffrey Dahmer

It is now over. This has never been a case of trying to get free. I didn’t ever want freedom. Frankly, I wanted death for myself. This was a case to tell the world that I did what I did, but not for reasons of hate. I hated no one. I knew I was sick or evil or both. I know how much harm I have caused… There will be no more harm that I can do. – Jeffrey Dahmer

It is now over. This has never been a case of trying to get free. I didn’t ever want freedom. Frankly, I wanted death for myself. This was a case to tell the world that I did what I did, but not for reasons of hate. I hated no one. I knew I was sick or evil or both. Now I believe I was sick. The doctors have told me about my sickness, and now I have some peace. I know how much harm I have caused… Thank God there will be no more harm that I can do. I believe that only the Lord Jesus Christ can save me from my sins… I ask for no consideration. – Jeffrey Dahmer

It’s a process, it doesn’t happen overnight, when you depersonalize another person and view them as just an object. An object for pleasure and not a living breathing human being. It seems to make it easier to do things you shouldn’t do. – Jeffrey Dahmer

It’s hard for me to believe that a human being could have done what I’ve done. – Jeffrey Dahmer

It’s just like a big chunk of me has been ripped out and I’m not quite whole. I don’t think I’m over dramatizing it, and I’m certainly deserving of it, but the way I feel now, it’s just like you’re talking to someone who is terminally ill and facing death. Death would be preferable to what I am facing. I just feel like imploding upon myself, you know? I just want to go somewhere and disappear. – Jeffrey Dahmer

I’ve got to start eating at home more. – Jeffrey Dahmer

Looking back on my life, I know I have made others suffer as much as I have suffered. – Jeffrey Dahmer

My consuming lust was to experience their bodies. I viewed them as objects, as strangers. It is hard for me to believe a human being could have done what I’ve done. – Jeffrey Dahmer

So later that night I take the body to the crawl space. And I’m down there and I can’t get any sleep that night, so I go back up to the house. The next day, I have to figure out a way to dispose of the evidence. Buy a knife, a hunting knife. Go back the next night, slit the belly open, and masturbate again. – Jeffrey Dahmer

That was just done as a prank. I found a dog, and cut it open just to see what The insides looked like, and for some reason I thought it would be a fun prank to stick the head on a stake and set it out in the woods. And brought one of my friends back to look at it and said I’d stumbled upon that in the woods. Just for shock value….I wasn’t into any occult then, it was just a prank. – Jeffrey Dahmer

The first killing was not planned. I had had fantasies about picking up a hitchhiker and taking him back to the house and having complete control and dominance over him. – Jeffrey Dahmer

The killing was a means to an end. That was the least satisfactory part. I didn’t enjoy doing that. That’s why I tried to create living zombies with uric acid in the drill [to the head], but it never worked. No, the killing was not the objective. I just wanted to have the person under my complete control, not having to consider their wishes, being able to keep them there as long as I wanted. – Jeffrey Dahmer

The only motive that there ever was was to completely control a person; a person I found physically attractive. And keep them with me as long as possible, even if it meant just keeping a part of them. – Jeffrey Dahmer

The person to blame is sitting right across from you. It’s the only person. Not parents, not society, not pornography. I mean, those are just excuses. – Jeffrey Dahmer

There are still times when I still do have those old compulsions. – Jeffrey Dahmer

This has never been a case of trying to get free. I didn’t ever want freedom. Frankly, I wanted death for myself. This was a case to tell the world that I did what I did not for reasons of hate, I hated no one. I know I was sick or evil, or both. Now I believe I was sick. The doctors have told me about my sickness and now I have some peace. – Jeffrey Dahmer

To this day I don’t know what started it [the murders]. The person to blame is sitting right across from you. It’s the only person. Not parents, not society, not pornography. I mean, those are just excuses. – Jeffrey Dahmer

Took the head, washed it off, put it on the bathroom floor, masturbated and all that, then put the head back down with the rest of the bags. Next morning we had a large buried drainage pipe, about ten feet long put the bags in there, smash the front of it down, and leave it there for about two and a half years. – Jeffrey Dahmer

When I was a little kid, I was just like anybody else. – Jeffrey Dahmer

When you’ve done the types of things I’ve done, it’s easier not to reflect on yourself. When I start thinking about how it’s affecting the families of the people, and my family and everything, it doesn’t do me any good. It just gets me very upset. – Jeffrey Dahmer

Yes, I always had that sense it was wrong. I don’t think anybody can kill somebody and think that it’s right. – Jeffrey Dahmer

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. – Jeffrey Dahmer

Your Honor, It is over now. This has never been a case of trying to get free. I didn’t ever want freedom. Frankly, I wanted death for myself. This was a case to tell the world that I did what I did, but not for reasons of hate. I hated no one. I knew I was sick or evil or both. Now I believe I was sick. The doctors have told me about my sickness, and now I have some peace. I know how much harm I have caused. I tried to do the best I could after the arrest to make amends, but no matter what I did I could not undo the terrible harm I have caused. My attempt to help identify the remains was the best I could do, and that was hardly anything. I feel so bad for what I did to those poor families, and I understand their rightful hate. I now know I will be in prison for the rest of my life. I know that I will have to turn to God to help me get through each day. I should have stayed with God. I tried and failed and created a holocaust. Thank God there will be no more harm that I can do. I believe that only the Lord Jesus Christ can save me from my sins. I have instructed Mr. Boyle to end this matter. I do not want to contest the civil cases. I have told Mr. Boyle to try and finalize them if he can. If there is ever money I want it to go to the families. I have talked to Mr. Boyle about other things that might help ease my conscience in some way of coming up with ideas on how to make some amends to these families, and I will work with him on that. I want to return to Ohio and quickly end that matter so that I can put all of this behind me and then come right back here to do my sentence. I decided to go through this trial for a number of reasons. One of the reasons was to let the world know these were not hate crimes. I wanted the world and Milwaukee, which I deeply hurt, to know the truth of what I did. I didn’t want unanswered questions. All the questions have now been answered. I wanted to find out just what it was that caused me to be so bad and evil. But most of all, Mr. Boyle and I decided that maybe there was a way for us to tell the world that if there are people out there with these disorders, maybe they can get help before they end up being hurt or hurting someone. I think the trial did that. The judge in my earlier case tried to help me, and I refused his help, and he got hurt by what I did. I hurt those policemen in the Konerak matter, and I shall ever regret causing them to lose their jobs, and I only hope and pray they can get their jobs back because I know they did their best, and I just plain fooled them. For that I am sorry. I know I hurt my probation officer, who was really trying to help me. I am so sorry for that and sorry for everyone else I have hurt. I have hurt my mother, and father, and stepmother. I love them all so very much. I hope that they will find the same peace I am looking for. Mr. Boyle’s associates, Wendy and Ellen, have been wonderful to me, helping me through this worst of all times. I want to publicly thank Mr. Boyle. He didn’t need to take this case. But when I asked him to help me find the answers and help others if I could, he stayed with me and went overboard in trying to help me. Mr. Boyle and I agreed that it was never a matter of trying to get off. It was only a matter of which place I would be housed the rest of my life, not for comfort, but for trying to study me in hopes of helping me and learning to help others who might have problems. I know I will be in prison. I pledge to talk to doctors who might be able to find the answers. In closing, I just want to say that I hope God has forgiven me. I think He has. I know society will never be able to forgive me. I know the families of the victims will never be able to forgive me for what I have done. But if there is a God in heaven, I promise I will pray each day to ask them for forgiveness when the hurt goes away, if ever. I have seen their tears, and if I could give up my life right now to bring back their loved ones, I would do it. I am so very sorry. Your honor, I know you are about to sentence me. I ask for no consideration. I want you to know that I have been treated perfectly by the deputies who work for the jail. The deputies have treated me professionally and I want everyone to know that. They have not given me special treatment. Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into this world to save sinners-of whom I am the worst. But for that very reason I was shown mercy so that in me, the worst of sinners, Christ Jesus might display his unlimited patience as an example for those who would believe in him and receive eternal life. Now to the King Eternal, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory forever and ever. – Timothy :- I know my time in prison will be terrible, but I deserve whatever I get because of what I have done. Thank you your honor, and I am prepared for your sentence, which I know will be the maximum. I ask for no consideration. – Jeffrey Dahmer

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