Theodore Robert “Ted” Bundy (born Theodore Robert Cowell; November 24, 1946 – January 24, 1989) was an American serial killer, rapist, kidnapper and necrophile who assaulted and killed numerous young women and girls (from ages 12 – 25) during the 1970s and possibly earlier. He was sentenced to death and was executed by the electric chair in 1989.
Ted Bunny Shocking Quotes
“Society wants to believe it can identify evil people, or bad or harmful people, but it’s not practical. There are no stereotypes.” ― Ted Bundy
“The ultimate possession was, in fact, the taking of the life. And then … the physical possession of the remains.” ― Ted Bundy Quoted in Michaud, Stephen; Aynesworth, Hugh (1989) Ted Bundy: Conversations with a Killer New York: Signet. pg. 124–26
“I didn’t know what made things tick. I didn’t know what made people want to be friends. I didn’t know what made people attractive to one another. I didn’t know what underlay social interactions.” ― Ted Bundy in The True Story of Serial Sex Killer Ted Bundy (Paperback; revised ed.)
“Guilt. It’s this mechanism we use to control people. It’s an illusion. It’s a kind of social control mechanism and it’s very unhealthy. It does terrible things to our body.”
“Try to touch the past. Try to deal with the past. It’s not real. It’s just a dream.” ― Ted Bundy
“Okay, you’ve got the indictment, that’s all you’re gonna get… I’ll plead not guilty right now.” ― Ted Bundy
“I just said that the Hawkins girl’s head was severed and taken up the road about twenty-five to fifty yards and buried in a location about ten yard west of the road. Did you hear that?” ― Ted Bundy in The Riverman, Ted Bundy and I Hunt for the Green River Killer
“I don’t feel guilty for anything. I feel sorry for people who feel guilt.” ― Ted Bundy
“We serial killers are your sons, we are your husbands, we are everywhere. And there will be more of your children dead tomorrow.” ― Ted Bundy
“What’s one less person on the face of the Earth, anyways?” ― Ted Bundy
“A factor that is almost indispensable to this kind of behavior [serial killing] is the mobility of contemporary American life. Living in large centers of population, and living with lots of people, you can get used to dealing with strangers. It’s the anonymity factor, and it has a twofold effect. First of all if you’re among strangers you’re less likely to remember them, or care what they’re doing or what they should, or should not, be doing. If they should or shouldn’t be there. Secondly, you’re conditioned almost not to be afraid of strangers. Mobility is very important here. As we’ve seen…the individual’s [himself in third person] modus operandi was moving large distances in an attempt to camouflage what he was doing. Moving these distances, he was able to take advantage of the anonymity factor.” ― Ted Bundy
“I haven’t blocked out the past. I wouldn’t trade the person I am, or what I’ve done, or the people I’ve known, for anything. So I do think about it. And at times it’s a rather mellow trip to lay back and remember.” ― Ted Bundy
“You feel the last bit of breath leaving their body. You’re looking into their eyes. A person in that situation is God!” ― Ted Bundy
“He should have recognized that what really fascinated him was the hunt, the adventure of searching out his victims. And, to a degree, possessing them physically, as one would possess a potted plant, a painting or a Porsche. Owning, as it were, this individual.” ― Ted Bundy
.”….murder is not just a crime of lust or violence. It becomes possession. They are part of you … [the victim] becomes a part of you, and you [two] are forever one … and the grounds where you kill them or leave them become sacred to you, and you will always be drawn back to them.” ― Ted Bundy – The Stranger Beside Me (Paperback; updated 2009 ed.).
“I am the most cold-hearted son of a bitch you will ever meet.” ― Ted Bundy
“Where do you think you’re going?” ― Ted Bundy
“I was literally singing to myself on my way home, after the killing. The tension, the desire to kill a woman had built up in such explosive proportions that when I finally pulled the trigger, all the pressures, all the tensions, all the hatred, had just vanished, dissipated, but only for a short time.” ― Ted Bundy
“I’m not gonna be in this room when that jury walks in. I’m not going through this and you knew that, your honor. You know how far you can push me….. You wanna make a circus? You got a circus. [points to prosecutor] I’ll rain on your parade Jack. You’ll see a thunderstorm. This will not be the pat little drama you’ve arranged.” ― Ted Bundy during an angry outburst after he learns of the judge’s choices for the jury for the Kimberly Leach trial. (1980)
“I’m not looking for anything. I understand now a lot of stuff about myself that I didn’t understand then. It makes me realize what was going on. The senselessness of it appalls me although I’m sure not so much as those who were so close to it.” ― Ted Bundy in the Interview with Detective Dennis Couch, days before his execution
“I don’t think anybody doubts whether I’ve done some bad things. The question is: what, of course, and how and, maybe even most importantly, why?” ― Ted Bundy in the Interview with Bob Keppel days before his execution.
“That’s why it’s so much easier for me to try to locate the bodies than it is to talk about the actual thing. It’s so much more positive such as it could be.” ― Ted Bundy in the interview with Detective Dennis Couch, days before his execution.
1977 interview in Pitkin County Prison, Colorado
“Sure, I get angry. I get very, very angry and indignant. I don’t like being locked up for something I didn’t do, and I don’t like my liberty taken away, and I don’t like being treated like an animal, and I don’t like people walking around and ogling me like I’m some sort of weirdo, because I’m not.” ― Ted Bundy
“I’m not guilty? [Laughs] Does that include the time I stole a comic book when I was five years old? I’m not guilty of the charges which have been filed against me.” ― Ted Bundy
“I don’t know all of what you’re speaking about Lucky, it’s too broad and I can’t get into it in any detail. But I’m satisfied with my blanket statement that I’m innocent. No man is truly innocent. I mean we all have transgressed some way in our lives and as I say, I’ve been impolite and there are things I regret having done in my life but nothing like the things, I think, that you’re referring to.” ― Ted Bundy
“I wanted to become a part of my defense because I am such a part of it. Obviously I’m going to bear the consequences, so why not bear the responsibilities?” ― Ted Bundy
People say “Ted Bundy didn’t show any emotion, there must be something in there”. I showed emotion. You know what people said? “See, he really can get violent and angry”. ― Ted Bundy
“I think I stand as much chance of dying in front of a firing squad or in a gas chamber as you do being killed on a plane flight home. Let’s hope you don’t.” ― Ted Bundy
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