Quotes About Psychopaths

Quotes tagged as "psychopaths" (showing 1-19 of 19)
Elmore Leonard
“Psychopaths... people who know the differences between right and wrong, but don't give a shit. That's what most of my characters are like.”
Elmore Leonard

Dan Wells
“It's a pretty big shock to realise that the only people you can identify with are psychopathic killers.”
Dan Wells, Mr. Monster

Michael Connelly
“There were a billion lights out there on the horizon and I knew that all of them put together weren't enough to light the darkness in the hearts of some men.”
Michael Connelly, The Scarecrow

Jonathan Kellerman
“If you ask me, psychopaths are more talented than the rest of us... but they're still fucking psychopaths.”
Jonathan Kellerman, Self-Defense

Jon Ronson
“At the end of our conversation she (Martha Stout) turned to address you, the reader. She said if you're beginning to feel worried that you may be a psychopath, if you recognize some of those traits in yourself, if you're feeling a creeping anxiety about it, that means you are not one.”
Jon Ronson, The Psychopath Test: A Journey Through the Madness Industry

“While I don't think sociopaths have any sort of moral urge to do good things, I think they can and do act morally in the context of pursuing their own advantage. A good analogy would be a corporation. There are a lot of corporations that do things that you like, maybe even good things, like produce vaccines or electric cars, although the primary motivation is to make a profit. But just because you are trying to make a profit doesn't mean you can't do it by doing things you like, or that you are good at, or that comport with the way you see the world, or want the world to see you.”
M.E. Thomas, Confessions of a Sociopath: A Life Spent Hiding in Plain Sight

Alexander McCall Smith
“She's sociopathic. She will have no moral compunction in doing whatever is in her interests. It's as simple as that.”
Alexander McCall Smith, The Sunday Philosophy Club

Barry Lyga
“If I think she' hot and it turns out she's a psychopath, then what does that say about me? I'm totally not ready for that kind of therapy.”
Barry Lyga, Game

Nenia Campbell
“I feel I could kill. I feel that I might like it. And I know that this should scare me. But it doesn't. It excites me. I am in Plato's cave, watching the shadows and fraught with the desire to hunt what casts them.”
Nenia Campbell, Fearscape

Stephen King
“Some werewolves are hairy on the inside.”
Stephen King, Danse Macabre

Christopher Hitchens
“So, whenever the subject of Iraq came up, as it did keep on doing through the Clinton years, I had no excuse for not knowing the following things: I knew that its one-party, one-leader state machine was modeled on the precedents of both National Socialism and Stalinism, to say nothing of Al Capone. I knew that its police force was searching for psychopathic killers and sadistic serial murderers, not in order to arrest them but to employ them. I knew that its vast patrimony of oil wealth, far from being 'nationalized,' had been privatized for the use of one family, and was being squandered on hideous ostentation at home and militarism abroad. (Post-Kuwait inspections by the United Nations had uncovered a huge nuclear-reactor site that had not even been known about by the international community.) I had seen with my own eyes the evidence of a serious breach of the Genocide Convention on Iraqi soil, and I had also seen with my own eyes the evidence that it had been carried out in part with the use of weapons of mass destruction. I was, if you like, the prisoner of this knowledge. I certainly did not have the option of un-knowing it.”
Christopher Hitchens, Hitch-22: A Memoir

Jonas Eriksson
“You sick bastard,” she said.
“Yes, I guess you could call me that." Terry replied.”
Jonas Eriksson, Everyday Psychopaths

Jon Ronson
“I couldn't see where the collection of Burger King figurines fit in, but I supposed there was no reason why psychopaths shouldn't have unrelated hobbies.”
Jon Ronson, The Psychopath Test: A Journey Through the Madness Industry

“The psychopaths are always around. In calm times we study them, but in times of upheaval, they rule over us.”
Ernst Kretschmer

Shannon L. Alder
“We didn't know if it was a passing thing or life threatening. How long was it going to go on? What was the purpose? 5 years and it never let up. We wanted to be left alone. However, it wasn't until my close friend, who was a retired FBI agent and computer genius provided us with the proof we needed. Google analytics was not rocket science and neither was IP addresses. This was just the beginning of a nightmare that wasn't going to end nicely. Whether, it be psychopathic tendancies or a deep seeded insecurity that craved control---we were horrified. Sadly, this was the making of our society--a world of Peeping Toms viewing your life via the Internet. It was sad. It was exhausting and was not stopping. What made it worse was that they enjoyed it. It was evil and had no sense of empathy, forgiveness or religious love about it. It was stalking. It needed to end.(EDC Youth Safety Conference)”
Shannon L. Alder

John Lennon
“Our society is run by insane people for insane objectives. I think we're being run by maniacs for maniacal ends and I think I'm liable to be put away as insane for expressing that. That's what's insane about it.”
John Lennon

All Quotes | My Quotes | Add A Quote

Browse By Tag