Serial murderers on killing:
“You feel the last bit of breath leaving their body. You’re looking into their eyes. A person in that situation is God!”
"What I did was not for sexual pleasure. Rather it brought me some peace of mind."
"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."
"It wasn’t as dark and scary as it sounds. I had a lot of fun…killing somebody’s a fun experience."
“I had a compulsion to do it.”
"I was born with the devil in me. I could not help the fact that I was a murderer, no more than a poet can help the inspiration to sing…I was born with the Evil One standing as my sponsor beside the bed where I was ushered into the world, and he has been with me since."
"I had full intentions of killing them. I would loved to have raped them, but not having any experience at all…"
"By now you know what I liked most was the hunt, the challenge of what the thing was. The killing for me was secondary. I got no rise as such out of it… for the most part. But the figuring it out, the challenge — the stalking and doing it right, successfully — that excited me a lot. The greater the odds against me, the more juice I got out of it."
"Killing became the same thing as having sex."
-Henry Lee Lucas
"I wish I could stop but I could not. I had no other thrill or happiness. "
"I believe the only way to reform people is to kill them!"
"This first murder, it’s like first love, it’s unforgettable."
“We’ve all got the power in our hands to kill, but most people are afraid to use it. The ones who aren’t afraid, control life itself.”
"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."
-Tommy Lynn Sells
"The women I killed were filth-bastard prostitutes who were littering the streets. I was just cleaning up the place a bit."
"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."