68+ Best Serial Killer Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Profoundly inspirational serial killer quotes will challenge the way you think, and help guide you through any life experience.

Famous Serial Killer Quotes

You eat meat with your teeth and you kill things that are better than you are, and in the same respect you say how bad and even killers that your children are. You make your children what they are. — Charles Manson

Men who drink herbal teas are seldom serial killers. — Rita Rudner

How many chances to you get to make a musical about a serial killer? The minute Tim Burton approached me, I was in. — Johnny Depp

They’re daring me to kill again. — Aileen Wuornos

Believe me, if I started murdering people there’d be none of ya left. — Charles Manson

Killing became the same thing as having sex. — Henry Lee Lucas

Lately, the only thing keeping me from being a serial killer is my distaste for manual labor. — Scott Adams

You might get some serial killers who are born with a chip missing, but for the most part I don’t think anyone is born bad. — Benicio Del Toro

I grew up on a suburban street with lace curtains and dull neighbours, so I made up stories to tell my friend, in which they became serial killers and burglars. She told her mother, who then told mine. — Nina Bawden

Jim Thompson understood something about the serial killer before the psychology caught up to it, which is that they are detached to it and they do want to get caught. — Val Kilmer

If I was a serial killer? How I would kill somebody? I’m actually a very compulsive person … I’d chainsaw people. — Brendon Urie

I actually think I may be possessed with demons, I was dropped on my head as a kid. — Dennis Rader

Well, the clues are there. They always are. Which is why when crimes are solved decades after the fact, it’s obvious that the clues had always been right in front of them. A traffic ticket in Brooklyn is how they got [Son of Sam serial killer] David Berkowitz. You’ve just got to look. — James Ellroy

Death row is a nightmare to serial killers and ax murderers. For an innocent man, it’s a life of mental torture that the human spirit is not equipped to survive. — John Grisham

If you’re going to do something, do it well. And leave something witchy. — Charles Manson

Some of the best movies made about crime are those where the crime solver can get inside the head of the serial killer, and those are the techniques we use in C.S.I. — Paul Guilfoyle

Great. First the anonymous call. Now letters. Body parts all over town. It was like a scavenger hunt for psychos. Running after clues with a half-deranged, serial-killer-obsessed, recovering-addict cop was not a good idea. Then again… — Chelsea Cain

Total paranoia is just total awareness. — Charles Manson

I wrote my first real murder story as a journalist for the Daytona Beach News Journal in 1980. It was about a body found in the woods. Later, the murder was linked to a serial killer who was later caught and executed for his crimes. — Michael Connelly

A ‘possessed’ dog in the neighborhood won’t let me stop killing until he gets his fill of blood. — David Berkowitz

Most of the people at the ranch were just people you did not want, people that were alongside the road. — Charles Manson

I’ve lived my life like a serial killer; finish with one part, strangle it and move on to the next. Life in neat little boxes is life in neat little coffins, the dead bodies of the past laid out side by side. I am discovering, now, in the late afternoon of the day, that the dead still speak. — Jeanette Winterson

Killing is killing whether done for duty, profit or fun. — Marilyn Manson

We’re going to die, Keith said, the moment he was gone. This man is a serial killer. We’re going to die, and he’s going to bury us in his garden and build a shed on us. — Maureen Johnson

I’ve met serial killers and professional assassins and nobody scared me as much as MrsT. — Ken Livingstone

If I wasn’t a musician, I would be a serial killer. — GG Allin

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. — Aileen Wuornos

You know, I read the papers and I watch the news a lot. I watch ‘Dateline’ and ’48 Hours’. And I think we have a tendency to become terrified of one another, thinking that there is a serial killer that is on either side of you. — Johnny Galecki

If you spit in my face and smack me in the mouth and throw me into solitary confinement for nothing… what do you think’s gonna happen when i get out of here? — Charles Manson

So be who you really are. Embrace who you are. Literally. Hug yourself. Accept who you are. Unless you’re a serial killer. — Ellen DeGeneres

I’ll take any vampire fans I can get. Dracula isn’t a serial killer story. — Robert Greenblatt

If I were a serial killer, I would not be the kind that stabs and then eats the victim. I would be the kind that hides in a tree and shoots at the aerobics class. — Augusten Burroughs

May your wife and children get raped, right in the ass. (to the jurors who convicted her) — Aileen Wuornos

I was born with the devil in me,’ [Holmes] wrote. ‘I could not help the fact that I was a murderer, no more than the poet can help the inspiration to sing. — Erik Larson

The difference between a serial killer and a saint is environment. That’s a very hard thing to accept because that raises a lot of questions — Jacque Fresco

Every one of my books is written from the viewpoint of cops, with the exception of my book Killer on the Road, which is written from the viewpoint of a serial killer. — James Ellroy

One serial killer sends me a human head in a box, and I get all spooked; Go figure. — Laurell K. Hamilton

I wish I could stop but I could not. I had no other thrill or happiness. — Dennis Nilsen

I didn’t want to hurt them, I only wanted to kill them. — David Berkowitz

I don’t lose sleep over what I have done or have nightmares about it. — Dennis Nilsen

Rory: People are being serious. Jazza: There’s a serial killer out there. Of course people are being serious. Rory: Yeah, but what are the chances? Jazza: I bet all of the victims thought that. Rory: But still, what are the chances? Jazza: Well, I imagine they are several million to one. Jerome: Not that high. You’re only dealing with a small part of London. And while there might be a million or more people in that area, the Ripper is probably focusing on women, because all of the original victims were women. So halve that– Jazza: You really need another hobby. — Maureen Johnson

I do look forward to doing things in the future that I havent done before. Do you know what I have always dreamt about? Playing a serial killer! — Jonathan Brandis

If I wasn’t an actor? Hmm, I’d probably be a serial killer. I’m just so damn likeable, no one would ever suspect me. — Zach Braff

I am a serial killer. I would kill again. — Aileen Wuornos

It’s much harder to play myself. If I ever do a movie again, it’ll be a singing serial killer. — Neil Diamond

I am a monster. I am the Son of Sam. I love to hunt. — David Berkowitz

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 Nilsen

I turn children into killers. — David Berkowitz

Kill one and you might as well kill 21. — Mark Martin

I want to make a movie that has enough impact that it’s going to do what it needs to do. But I don’t want to make a film that serial killers masturbate to. — David Fincher

I have no doubt there are magician psychopaths, and magician serial killers. I doubt Brakebills admissions is very good at screening for those. — Lev Grossman

If you’re playing Hitler, you don’t play Hitler as an asshole. Hitler believed what he was doing was right. Any of those monsters and any serial killer believes in what they’re doing. I play it subjectively. — James Purefoy

I don’t like movies about serial killers, necessarily; it’s too real and unpleasant for me. — Sam Raimi

Nobody knows if Zidane is an angel or demon. He smiles like Saint Teresa and grimaces like a serial killer. — Zinedine Zidane

My main dream – and I’m trying to get ‘Living TV’ to do it – is to go into prison and interview serial killers, rapists, murderers, psychopaths. — Katie Price

They say it’s the number of people I killed, I say it’s the principle. — Aileen Wuornos

One of the things that I discovered in my research is that some serial killers build an ultimate reality around themselves that they believe in, 100%. — James Purefoy

In this hole lives the wicked king. — David Berkowitz

Before people figured out I was funny, I got cast quite a bit as either a rapist or serial killer or the guy who catches those people. — Nick Offerman

I always had a fetish for murder and death. — David Berkowitz

He would have been handsome—in a serial-killer kind of way—if not for those tattoos. — Gena Showalter

But you hardley even know himshe said.He could be a serial killer I did have that thought.I checked the apartment out,but if his got an ice cooler full of arms in it,I havent seen it yet.Anyway he seems pretty since. — Cassandra Clare

Most of the time, actors respond to the thing thats so far from who they are. We all want to play the serial killer and the ex-con. — Marc Blucas

Can you imagine a demon auction? Serial killer going once…twice…sold to the drama queen at the corner. — P. C. Cast

I had known there had been a serial killer on Mount Tamalpais, and it felt so incongruous in such a beautiful, peaceful spot. — Joyce Maynard

I wasn’t going to rob her, or touch her. I was just going to kill her. — David Berkowitz

If you look at the best-seller list for American fiction, they’re all sequels to detective stories or stories about hunting serial killers. That’s what’s called American fiction these days. — Albert Brooks

I got to read some writings by serial killers, and they got inside my head. They were quite disturbing. I read disturbing stuff about that very detached way of manipulating people to do things. — Ralph Fiennes