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13 F*&%ed-Up Quotes From The World's Most Demented Criminal Minds

“I always had a desire to inflict pain on others and to have others inflict pain on me."

"Schemes, kidnappings, torture, and murder" is the theme of a new TIME-LIFE book, Mysteries of the Criminal Mind: The Secrets Behind the World's Most Notorious Crimes — a sobering perspective on some of the most heinous and completely insane criminal minds.

1. “I like killing people because it is so much fun. It is more fun than killing wild game in the forest because man is the most dangerous animal of them all.”

2. “I made the police look stupid. I was out to wreck Texas law enforcement.”

3. “I’m Jesus Christ, whether you want to accept it or not, I don’t care.”

4. “I’m not a monster, I’m just sick.”

5. "I think I killed somebody."

6. “I was a mistake of nature, a mad beast.”

7. "My people died because I love them.”

8. “Let the torture and suffering in me end.”

9. "We do in all honesty hate this world.”

10. “I always had a desire to inflict pain on others and to have others inflict pain on me. The desire to inflict pain, that is all that is uppermost.”

11. “[It became] an incessant and never-ending desire to be with someone at whatever cost. It just filled my thoughts all day long.”

12. “I claim that I am a man of destiny as much as the Savior, or Paul, or Martin Luther, or any of those religious men of the kind I was.”

13. "[I am] a victim of many unusual and irrational thoughts. I love my wife dearly. I cannot rationally pinpoint any reason for doing this."

To learn more, check out Mysteries of the Criminal Mind: The Secrets Behind the World’s Most Notorious Crimes, available online.