Quotes About Psychopaths

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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

Tanya Thompson
“Prisons are full of sociopaths and psychopaths, but when questioned, the imprisoned sociopath will honestly admit that they will commit any number of crimes to help a friend.

A friend will help you move; a true friend will help you move a body.

A friend will bail you out of jail; a true friend will be sitting beside you.


Who wouldn’t want to have a true friend? But they sound a lot like a sociopath.”
Tanya Thompson, Assuming Names

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

Thomas Harris
“He lives down in a ribcage in the dry leaves of a heart.”
Thomas Harris, The Silence of the Lambs

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

P.A. Speers
“We do not have to be mental health professionals to identify the traits of the possible sociopaths among us.”
P.A. Speers, Type 1 Sociopath - When Difficult People Are More Than Just Difficult People

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

P.A. Speers
“Doormatitis: door-mat-i-tis noun; low self-worth. A learned behavior where the infected person allows others to walk all over them, blame them, treat them terribly, always giving the boundary crossers the benefit of the doubt. They make excuses for them, They will give in to guilt and intimidation and give the boundary crossers what they want again and again." P.A. Speers Dictionary”
P.A. Speers, Type 1 Sociopath - When Difficult People Are More Than Just Difficult People

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

P.A. Speers
“The toxic behaviors were there before you decided to enter into relationships with them. The signs were there. You may have chosen to look the other way, but the signs were there.—Psychotherapist from Type 1 Sociopath”
P.A. Speers, Type 1 Sociopath - When Difficult People Are More Than Just Difficult People

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

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

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

P.A. Speers
“I have heard that we are spirits having a human experience. Perhaps those of us who have no conscience are dark spirits having a human experience.”
P.A. Speers, Type 1 Sociopath - When Difficult People Are More Than Just Difficult People

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

Stefan Molyneux
“The ones who are insane enough to think that they can rule the world are always the ones who do.”
Stefan Molyneux

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

Tanya Thompson
“Do you know the difference between neurotics and psychotics?”

“Neurotics build castles in the sky; psychotics move into them.”
Tanya Thompson, Assuming Names

P.A. Speers
“If you do not have a close friendship with your children, I will.--Child Molester warning all parents from the book Type 1 Sociopath”
P.A. Speers, Type 1 Sociopath - When Difficult People Are More Than Just Difficult People

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

Stefan Molyneux
“Statism is an unnatural disaster.”
Stefan Molyneux

Pawan Mishra
“Psychos are in uniform circulation in society.”
Pawan Mishra, Coinman: An Untold Conspiracy

Mehmet Murat ildan
“To kill for fun is the job of the psychopaths! And what is a matador, apart from being a mentally ill person?”
Mehmet Murat ildan

Kent A. Kiehl
“Fact: A psychopath is born every 47 seconds.”
Kent A. Kiehl, The Psychopath Whisperer: The Science of Those Without Conscience

Caroline Kepnes
“Oh Beck, I love reading your e-mail. Learning your life. And I am careful; I always mark new messages unread so that you won't get alarmed. My good fortune doesn't stop there; You prefer e-mail. You don't like texting. So this means that I am not missing out on all that much communication. You wrote an "essay" for some blog in which you stated that "e-mails last forever. You can search for any word at any time and see everything you ever said to anyone about that one word. Texts go away." I love you for wanting a record. I love your records for being so accessible and I'm so full of you, your calendar of caloric intake and hookups and menstrual moments, your self-portraits you don't publish, your recipes and exercises. You will know me soon too, I promise.”
Caroline Kepnes, You

Kent A. Kiehl
“Fact: Psychopaths are six times more likely than other criminals to commit new crimes following release from prison.”
Kent A. Kiehl, The Psychopath Whisperer: The Science of Those Without Conscience

Kent A. Kiehl
“Cleckley reported that psychopaths never experience grief, honesty, deep joy, or genuine despair. From my own experience, I would add to Cleckley’s observations that the psychopath never ruminates on anything.

Rumination is a process that often contributes to depression and in extreme forms to obsessive-compulsive disorder.

The process of rumination is often associated with some anxiety or subjective feeling of concern or worry, and this can help precipitate change in the individual in order to reduce the anxiety.

The psychopath experiences none of this.

Indeed, if you ask a psychopath if he has ever worried about whether he left the house with the stove on (a common problem among those with obsessive-compulsive disorder), he will look at you like you are an alien, in stunned disbelief.”
Kent A. Kiehl, The Psychopath Whisperer: The Science of Those Without Conscience

Kevin Dutton
“Deneyime Açıklık, Sorumluluk, Dışadönüklük, Uyumluluk ve Nevrotiklik özelliklerinin insanoğlunun kişilik genomunu oluşturan beş temel özellik olduğu konusunda günümüzde bir fikir birliği bulunuyor. Siz de kendi gen koordinatlarınızı belirlemek isterseniz, Büyük Beşli kişilik testinin sadeleştirilmiş bir halini wisdomofpsychopaths.co.uk adresinde bulabilirsiniz.”
Kevin Dutton, The Wisdom of Psychopaths: What Saints, Spies, and Serial Killers Can Teach Us About Success

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