“I’m not a monster, I’m just sick.”

 It really doesn’t make a difference, since Ariel Castro had already kidnapped and assaulted three young women in the state of Ohio.

“My people died because I love them.”

 These were the chilling words of psychopath George Emil Banks. He had murdered all 10 of his children, 3 of his girlfriends who had lived with him, and 5 more people.

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

 Andrei Chikatilo was the first known serial killer in Russia, and these were his words when he was finally apprehended after murdering people for 12 years.

“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.”

 These were the words of serial killer Albert Fish, who was infamous for cannibalizing his victims.

“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.”

 Charles Guiteau, a lawyer and a preacher, said this in trial when he was tried and convicted for murdering the President, James Garfield, in 1881.

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

 Jeffrey Dahmer, the inspiration for Jonathan Demme’s “The Silence of the Lambs”, said that about his urges to murder people.