“…he subsequently revealed that he would plunge his hands into the intestines and fell them, occasionally still warm to the touch. If there was room, he would get an erection and lower himself onto the body to have intercourse with the viscera, placing his penis literally within the body and ejaculating among it’s organs.”
“He was a real quiet guy. A lot of people portray him as this weakling who was picked on, but he was a big guy. He worked out with weights, and he was built like a linebacker. He was occasionally picked on a little by the jocks, but even they got wary of him. He kind of moved through the school without raising any notice from teachers. I don’t think any of the adults noticed him, despite how shocking his behavior was.”
— High School classmate John Backderf on how he viewed Dahmer.
It made me feel like they were a permanent part of me. Besides the mere curiosity of what it would be like it made them feel like they were a part of me and it gave me a sexual satisfaction to do that. -Jeffrey Dahmer talking about cannibalism
Jeffrey Dahmer took a shower while there were two dead bodies in the bathtub, and he was sane. He drilled holes in the heads of living people to make them his unresisting companions, and he was sane. He ate a bicep which he had fried in a skillet, tenderised and sprinkled with sauce, and he was sane. For hours he lay with corpses, hugging them, cherishing them, and he was sane. He kept eleven assorted heads and skulls, and two complete skeletons, for eventual use in a home-made temple, and he was sane.
“I think in some way I wanted it to end, even if it meant my own destruction.”
“I don’t think I’m capable of creating anything. I think the only thing I’m capable of is destroying … I’m sick and tired of being destructive. What worth is life if you can’t be helpful to someone?”
“This is the grand finale of a life poorly spent and the end result is just overwhelmingly depressing. It’s just a sick, pathetic, wretched, miserable life story, that’s all it is.”
“I should have stayed with God. I tried and I failed, and created a holocaust.”
“I doubt if there’s any good in me.”
“For what I did, I should be dead.” (to police officers arresting him)
“It’s just a nightmare, let’s put it that way. It’s been a nightmare for a long time, even before I was caught … for years now, obviously my mind has been filled with gruesome, horrible thoughts and ideas … a nightmare.”
“That night in Ohio, that one impulsive night. Nothing’s been normal since then. It taints your whole life. After it happened, I thought that I’d try to live as normally as possible and bury it, but things like that don’t stay buried. I didn’t think it would, but it does, it taints your whole life.”
“It’s amazing to me that in 31 years, 31 short years, how I could create such hell for myself and everyone around me. Because I did it. It’s my doing, my little horrid creation. You know, I mean, people can say, well, it was family pressures or it was mental disease, but the fact is that I’m the one that did it. Very self-destructive life.”
“I don’t care if I live or die. Go ahead and kill me.” (to Christopher Scarver, the man who murdered him in prison)
Jeffrey Dahmer about his childhood. “When I was a little kid, I was just like anybody else. […] I just get angry with other people who think they have a right to somehow try to blame my parents for what happened. That’s not right at all. No one has the right to do that because they’re totally innocent. They had no knowledge of it. And that angers me.“