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29 American Psycho Quotes That Will Never Cease to Shock Us

by Lois R. Earles

There’s no real mystery as to why American Psycho is so quotable, with such a devious protagonist. These American Psycho Quotes are bound to make you want to listen to some Hewey Lewis and the News!

There’s nothing we love more than an ending that’s open for interpretation, and nothing is more ambiguous than the ending of the psychological horror film American Psycho!

Patrick Bateman’s mind is nothing short of genius, and the entire plot of the movie is filled with sharp turns that make us question what is real, and what he wants us to believe is real.

Bone-Chilling American Psycho Quotes

Famous American Psycho Quotes

#1. “I stare into a thin, web-like crack above the urinal handle and think to myself that if I were to disappear into that crack, say somehow miniaturize and slip into it, the odds are good that no one would notice I was gone. No… one… would… care. In fact some, if they noticed my absence, might feel an odd, indefinable sense of relief. This is true: the world is better off with some people gone. Our lives are not all interconnected. That theory is crock. Some people truly do not need to be here.”

#2. “I laugh maniacally, then take a deep breath and touch my chest- expecting a heart to be thumping quickly, impatiently, but there’s nothing there, not even a beat.”

#3. “Something horrible is happening inside of me and I don’t know why.”

#4. “Is evil something you are? Or is it something you do?”

#5. “My pain is constant and sharp…this confession has meant nothing”

#6. “I feel lethal, on the verge of frenzy. I think my mask of sanity is about to slip.’’

#7. “And though the coldness I have always felt leaves me, the numbness doesn’t and probably never will. this relationship will probably lead to nothing… this didn’t change anything. I imagine her smelling clean, like tea…”

#8. “Did you know I’m utterly insane?”

#9. “There are no girls with good personalities.”

#10. “So what do you do?” “I’m into murders and executions mostly.”

#11. “I’m at a point in my life where there seems to be so many possibilities. But I’m just so unsure.”

#12. “All it comes down to is this: I feel like shit but look great.”

#13. “You can always be thinner, look better.”

#14. “I guess you could I just wanna have a meaningful relationship with someone special.”

#15. “No, I’m in touch with humanity. I’m sorry. You’re not terribly important to me.”

#16. “I feel I’m moving toward as well as away from something, and anything is possible.”

#17. “I think if you stay, something bad will happen. I think I might hurt you.”

#18. “I’ve assessed the situation, and I’m going.”

#19. “I think a lot of snowflakes are alike…and I think a lot of people are alike too.”

#20. “I know my behavior can be erratic sometimes.”

#21. “I have to return some videotapes.”

#22. ‘’You like Hewey Lewis and the News?’’

#23. “And though I can hide my cold gaze and you can shake my hand and feel flesh gripping yours and maybe you can even sense our lifestyles are probably comparable, I simply am not there.”

Deep American Psycho Quotes

#24. “Where there was nature and earth, life and water, I saw a desert landscape that was unending, resembling some sort of crater, so devoid of reason and light and spirit that the mind could not grasp it on any sort of conscious level and if you came close the mind would reel backward, unable to take it in. It was a vision so clear and real and vital to me that in its purity it was almost abstract. This was what I could understand, this was how I lived my life, what I constructed my movement around, how I dealt with the tangible. This was the geography around which my reality revolved: it did not occur to me, ever, that people were good or that a man was capable of change or that the world could be a better place through one’s own taking pleasure in a feeling or a look or a gesture, of receiving another person’s love or kindness. Nothing was affirmative, the term “generosity of spirit” applied to nothing, was a cliche, was some kind of bad joke. Sex is mathematics. Individuality no longer an issue. What does intelligence signify? Define reason. Desire- meaningless. Intellect is not a cure. Justice is dead. Fear, recrimination, innocence, sympathy, guilt, waste, failure, grief, were things, emotions, that no one really felt anymore. Reflection is useless, the world is senseless. Evil is its only permanence. God is not alive. Love cannot be trusted. Surface, surface, surface, was all that anyone found meaning in…this was civilization as I saw it, colossal and jagged…”

#25. “I had all the characteristics of a human being—flesh, blood, skin, hair—but my depersonalization was so intense, had gone so deep, that my normal ability to feel compassion had been eradicated, the victim of a slow, purposeful erasure. I was simply imitating reality, a rough resemblance of a human being, with only a dim corner of my mind functioning.”

#26. “It strikes me profoundly that the world is more often than not a bad and cruel place.”

#27. “A curtain of stars, miles of them, are scattered, glowing, across the sky and their multitude humbles me, which I have a hard time tolerating. She shrugs and nods after I say something about forms of anxiety. It’s as if her mind is having a hard time communicating with her mouth, as if she is searching for a rational analysis of who I am, which is, of course, an impossibility: there… is… no… key.”

Disturbing American Psycho Quotes

#28. “I tried to make meatloaf out of the girl but it becomes too frustrating a task and instead I spend the afternoon smearing her meat all over the walls, chewing on strips of skin I ripped from her body.”

#29. “I just had to kill a lot of people! (laughs crazily)”


American Psycho is a cult classic that has aged like a fine wine. That’s exactly why these quotes will never go out of style.

What’s best of all is that you don’t have to have as devious of a mind as Patrick Bateman to enjoy them! Which one of these American Psycho quotes is your favorite?

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