21 Serial Killer Quotes That Will Chill You To The Bone

Published December 9, 2015
Updated November 7, 2023

These serial killer quotes from monsters like Ted Bundy and Charles Manson will haunt your nightmares and reveal the darkest depths of human evil.

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For those interested in the dark side of human nature, mass murderers hold an understandable fascination. Seemingly ordinary people who turned out to be capable of acts too monstrous to comprehend, many serial killers have shown not one shred of remorse for anyone but themselves once finally apprehended.

"For all these things I am not in the least bit sorry," said serial killer Carl Panzram in reference to the 20-plus people he claimed to have murdered and the 1,000 he claimed to have sodomized. Later, when asked for his last words just before his execution, he said, "Yes, hurry it up, you Hoosier bastard! I could kill a dozen men while you're screwing around!"

And when it comes to chilling serial killer quotes, that's just Carl Panzram. From John Wayne Gacy to Ted Bundy to Richard Ramirez, modern history's most terrifying serial killers have uttered plenty of words that will creep under your skin just as much as any descriptions of their vicious crimes.

As Ted Bundy once said, "You learn what you need to kill and take care of the details. It's like changing a tire. The first time you're careful. By the thirtieth time, you can't remember where you left the lug wrench."

And then there are these haunting words from BTK killer Dennis Rader:

"When this monster enter my brain, I will never know. But, it here to stay ... Society can be thankfull that there are ways for people like me to relieve myself at time by day dreams of some victim being torture and being mine. It a big compicated game my friend of the monster play putting victims number down, follow them, checking up on them waiting in the dark, waiting, waiting ... Maybe you can stop him. I can't. He has areadly chosen his next victim."

For more words that demonstrate a total lack of human compassion that may well give you nightmares, have a look at the serial killer quotes above.

After reading these chilling serial killer quotes, read up on some famous serial killers who will haunt your nightmares. Then, check out some of history's most interesting quotes.

John Kuroski
John Kuroski is the editorial director of All That's Interesting. He graduated from New York University with a degree in history, earning a place in the Phi Alpha Theta honor society for history students. An editor at All That's Interesting since 2015, his areas of interest include modern history and true crime.
Savannah Cox
Savannah Cox holds a Master's in International Affairs from The New School as well as a PhD from the University of California, Berkeley, and now serves as an Assistant Professor at the University of Sheffield. Her work as a writer has also appeared on DNAinfo.
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Kuroski, John. "21 Serial Killer Quotes That Will Chill You To The Bone." AllThatsInteresting.com, December 9, 2015, https://allthatsinteresting.com/serial-killer-quotes. Accessed May 19, 2024.