Ed Gein

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Edward Theodore Gein (1906-08-271984-07-26) was an American killer and graverobber. He was one of the most infamous killers in modern history.

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  • I like this place, everybody treats me nice. Some of them are a little crazy, though.
    • Speaking about the mental institution he was in.
  • Not too long, I had other things to do.
    • When asked if he wore skin face masks, taken from his victims, over a prolonged period of time.
  • I had a compulsion to do it.

Misattributed

  • When I see a pretty girl walking down the street I think two things. One part of me wants to take her out and talk to her and be real nice and sweet and treat her right, while the other wonders what her head would look like on a stick.
    • In Bret Easton Ellis' book American Psycho, the title character Patrick Bateman (himself a serial killer) uses this quote when asked about women and attributes it to Ed Gein. This statement was actually said by Ed Kemper.

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