90+ American Psycho Quotes That Will Curb Your Narcissism

90+ American Psycho Quotes That Will Curb Your Narcissism
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Tripboba.com - Based on the novel from 1991 by Bret Easton Ellis with the same title, American Psycho is a thriller movie that will make you realize the dark side of being rich and famous.

American Psycho is released in 2000 with its great main actor, Christian Bale as Patrick Bateman, a self-obsessed Wall Street banker that loves to kill people brutally.

Taken from the book and movie, there are lots of American Psycho quotes that try to tell you about how dangerous greed and over narcissism personality in society.

Best American Psycho Quotes

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Here are some of the American Psycho quotes categorized as the best quotes.

  • "There is an idea of Patrick Bateman." - Patrick Bateman

  • "You like Huey Lewis and The News?" - Patrick Bateman

  • "Hey, Paul! Try getting a reservation at Dorsia now!" - Patrick Bateman

  • "It even has a watermark." - Patrick Bateman

  • "...so you know, keep your eyes open." - Patrick Bateman

  • "I've killed a lot of people." - Patrick Bateman

  • "So what do you do?” “I’m Into murders and executions mostly.” - Patrick Bateman

  • "I think my mask of sanity is about to slip." - Patrick Bateman

  • "I have to return some videotapes." - Patrick Bateman

  • "This confession has meant nothing." - Patrick Bateman

  • "I simply am not there." - Patrick Bateman

  • "Some kind of abstraction, but there is no real me. Only an entity... something illusory." - Patrick Bateman




American Psycho Book Quotes

American Psycho Book Quotes
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Let's back to the book. Here are some of the American Psycho book quotes you might want to know.

  • “...there is an idea of a Patrick Bateman, some kind of abstraction, but there is no real me, only an entity, something illusory, 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.” ― Bret Easton Ellis, American Psycho

  • “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” ― Bret Easton Ellis, American Psycho

  • “All it comes down to is this: I feel like shit but look great.” ― Bret Easton Ellis, American Psycho

  • “…there is an idea of a Patrick Bateman, some kind of abstraction, but there is no real me, only an entity, something illusory, 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. It is hard for me to make sense on any given level. Myself is fabricated, an aberration. I am a noncontingent human being. My personality is sketchy and unformed, my heartlessness goes deep and is persistent. My conscience, my pity, my hopes disappeared a long time ago (probably at Harvard) if they ever did exist. There are no more barriers to cross. All I have in common with the uncontrollable and the insane, the vicious and the evil, all the mayhem I have caused and my utter indifference toward it, I have now surpassed. I still, though, hold on to one single bleak truth: no one is safe, nothing is redeemed. Yet I am blameless. Each model of human behavior must be assumed to have some validity. Is evil something you are? Or is it something you do? My pain is constant and sharp and I do not hope for a better world for anyone. In fact, I want my pain to be inflicted on others. I want no one to escape. But even after admitting this—and I have countless times, in just about every act I’ve committed—and coming face-to-face with these truths, there is no catharsis. I gain no deeper knowledge about myself, no new understanding can be extracted from my telling. There has been no reason for me to tell you any of this. This confession has meant nothing….” ― Bret Easton Ellis, American Psycho

  • ]Is evil something you are? Or is it something you do?” ― Bret Easton Ellis, American Psycho

  • “There are no more barriers to cross. All I have in common with the uncontrollable and the insane, the vicious and the evil, all the mayhem I have caused and my utter indifference toward it I have now surpassed. My pain is constant and sharp and I do not hope for a better world for anyone, in fact I want my pain to be inflicted on others. I want no one to escape, but even after admitting this there is no catharsis, my punishment continues to elude me and I gain no deeper knowledge of myself; no new knowledge can be extracted from my telling. This confession has meant nothing. ” ― Bret Easton Ellis, American Psycho

  • “I'm into, oh murders and executions mostly. It depends.” ― Bret Easton Ellis, American Psycho

  • “I stare into a thin, web-like crack above the urinal's 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.” ― Bret Easton Ellis, American Psycho

  • “This is not an exit.” ― Bret Easton Ellis, American Psycho

  • “I feel I'm moving toward as well as away from something, and anything is possible.” ― Bret Easton Ellis, American Psycho

  • “I like to dissect girls. Did you know I'm utterly insane?” ― Bret Easton Ellis, American Psycho

  • “There’s no use in denying it: this has been a bad week. I’ve started drinking my own urine.” ― Bret Easton Ellis, American Psycho

  • “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.” ― Bret Easton Ellis, American Psycho

  • “We buy balloons, we let them go.” ― Bret Easton Ellis, American Psycho

  • “Everything failed to subdue me. Soon everything seemed dull: another sunrise, the lives of heroes, falling in love, war, the discoveries people made about each other. The only thing that didn't bore me, obviously enough, was how much money Tim Price made, and yet in its obviousness it did. There wasn't a clear, identifiable emotion within me, except for greed and, possibly, total disgust. I had all the characteristics of a human being - flesh, blood, skin, hair - but my depersonalization was so intense, had gone so deep, that the 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. Something horrible was happening and yet I couldn't figure out why - I couldn't put my finger on it.” ― Bret Easton Ellis, American Psycho

  • “It strikes me profoundly that the world is more often than not a bad and cruel place.” ― Bret Easton Ellis, American Psycho

  • “Disintegration---I'm taking it in stride.” ― Bret Easton Ellis, American Psycho

  • “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...” ― Bret Easton Ellis, American Psycho

  • “My pain is constant and sharp...this confession has meant nothing” ― Bret Easton Ellis, American Psycho

  • "'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.'" I stop finish my J&B in one swallow.
    "What does the other part of him think?" Hamlin asks tentatively.
    "What her head would look like on a stick” ― Bret Easton Ellis, American Psycho
  • “Why not? Give me one good reason why we shouldn't get married."
    Because trying to fuck you is like trying to french-kiss a very.... small and... lively gerbil? With braces?” ― Bret Easton Ellis, American Psycho
  • “But... what about us? What about the past?" she asks blankly.
    "The past isn't real. it's just a dream," I say. "Don't mention the past.” ― Bret Easton Ellis, American Psycho
  • “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.” ― Bret Easton Ellis, American Psycho

  • “I think a lot of snowflakes are alike...and I think a lot of people are alike too.” ― Bret Easton Ellis, American Psycho

  • “I tried to make meat loaf 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” ― Bret Easton Ellis, American Psycho

  • “The seals stupidly dive off rocks into swirling black water, barking mindlessly. The zookeepers feed them dead fish. A crowd gathers around the tank, mostly adults, a few accompanied by children. On the seals' tank a plaque warns: COINS CAN KILL——IF SWALLOWED, COINS CAN LODGE IN AN ANIMAL'S STOMACH AND CAUSE ULCERS, INFECTIONS AND DEATH. DO NOT THROW COINS IN THE POOL. So what do I do? Toss a handful of change into the tank when none of the zookeepers are watching. It's not the seals I hate——it's the audience's enjoyment of them that bothers me.” ― Bret Easton Ellis, American Psycho

  • “I felt lethal, on the verge of frenzy. My nightly bloodlust overflowed into my days and I had to leave the city. My mask of sanity was a victim of impending slippage. This was the bone season for me and I needed a vacation.” ― Bret Easton Ellis, American Psycho

  • “I've forgotten who I had lunch with earlier, and even more important, where.” ― Bret Easton Ellis, American Psycho

American Psycho Movie Quotes

American Psycho Movie Quotes
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Check some of these American Psycho movie quotes you might recognize.

  • "I'm just a happy camper! Rockin' and a-rollin'!" - Patrick Bateman

  • "Hamilton, have a holly-jolly Christmas." - Patrick Bateman

  • (Impersonating Paul Allen's voicemail) "Hi, this is Paul Allen. I'm being called away to London for a few days. Meredith, I'll call you when I get back. Hasta la vista, baby." - Patrick Bateman

  • Craig McDermott: Oh, my God. Bateman, do you want me to fry you up some fucking potato pancakes? Some latkes?" - Patrick Bateman

  • "Just cool it with the anti-Semitic remarks." - Patrick Bateman

  • (voiceover) "I'm on the verge of tears by the time we arrive at Espace, since I'm positive we won't have a decent table. But we do, and relief washes over me in an awesome wave." - Patrick Bateman

  • "Hmm, I see they've omitted the pork loin with lime Jell-O." - Patrick Bateman

  • "Listen, the mud soup and the charcoal arugula are outrageous here." - Patrick Bateman

  • "I'm into, uh, well, murders and executions, mostly." - Patrick Bateman

  • "Their early work was a little too new wave for my tastes, but when Sports came out in '83, I think they really came into their own, commercially and artistically. The whole album has a clear, crisp sound, and a new sheen of consummate professionalism that really gives the songs a big boost. He's been compared to Elvis Costello, but I think Huey has a far more bitter, cynical sense of humor." - Patrick Bateman

  • "Paul Allen has mistaken me for this dickhead Marcus Halberstram. It seems logical because Marcus also works at P&P and in fact does the same exact thing I do and he also has a penchant for Valentino suits and Oliver Peoples glasses. Marcus and I even go to the same barber, although I have a slightly better haircut." - Patrick Bateman

  • "I have all the characteristics of a human being: blood, flesh, skin, hair; but not a single, clear, identifiable emotion, except for greed and disgust. Something horrible is happening inside of me and I don't know why. My nightly bloodlust has overflown into my days. I feel lethal, on the verge of frenzy. I think my mask of sanity is about to slip." - Patrick Bateman

  • "I'm in touch with humanity." - Patrick Bateman

  • "There is an idea of a Patrick Bateman; some kind of abstraction. But there is no real me: only an entity, something illusory. 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." - Patrick Bateman

  • "I'm leaving. I've assessed the situation, and I'm going." - Patrick Bateman

  • "Don't touch the watch." - Patrick Bateman

  • "I can do a thousand now." - Patrick Bateman

  • Patrick Bateman: "Am I being cross-examined?"
    Donald Kimball: "Do you feel like you are?"
    Patrick Bateman: "No I don't."
  • "I guess you could say I'm a pretty sick guy!" - Patrick Bateman

  • "Don't just stare at it, eat it." - Patrick Bateman

  • (voiceover) "When I get to Paul Allen's place, I use the keys I took from his pocket. There is a moment of sheer panic when I realize that Paul's apartment overlooks the park and is obviously more expensive than mine. I calm myself and move into the bedroom, where I find his suitcase and start to pack." - Patrick Bateman

  • "You're a fucking ugly bitch. I want to stab you to death, and then play around with your blood." - Patrick Bateman

  • "I'm into... Well murders and executions." - Patrick Bateman

  • Jean: Make someone happy .. have you ever wanted too?
    Patrick Bateman: (walks around behind her) I looking for, uh .. (holds nail gun up to the back of her head) I guess you could say I just want to have a meaningful relationship with someone special.

Quotes from American Psycho

Quotes from American Psycho
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Here are some of American Psycho quotes and dialogues that are very dark, but funny.

Jean: "What's that?"
Patrick Bateman: "Duct tape. I need it for... taping something."

  • "What, you're kidding, right? You look great... so fit... and thin." - Jean

  • "Who's Ted Bundy?" - Jean

  • "You're inhuman." - Evelyn Williams

  • "What does Mr. Grinch want for Christmas? And don't say breast implants again." - Evelyn Williams

  • "Are you dating anyone?" - Jean

  • "Huey Lewis and the News. Great stuff! I just bought it on my way here. You heard it?" - Donald Kimball

  • "Eerie. Very eerie." - Donald Kimball

  • "I'm sorry. I should've made an appointment. Was that anything important?" - Donald Kimball

  • "I just wanted to know if you know." - Donald Kimball

  • "He makes himself out to be a harmless old codger, but inside... inside..." - Timothy Bryce

  • Evelyn Williams: "But your friends are my friends and my friends are your friends. I really don't think it would work. You have a little something..."
    Patrick Bateman: "I know that your friends are my friends and, uh... I've thought about that. You can have 'em."
  • Evelyn Williams: "You hate that job anyway. I don't see why you just don't quit."
    Patrick Bateman: "Because I want to fit in."
  • Evelyn Williams: "What about the past?"
    Patrick Bateman: "We never really shared one."
  • "Whoa-ho. Very nice. Look at that." - Craig McDermott

  • "Eggshell with Romalian type. What do you think?" - David Van Patten

  • "Jesus. That is really super. How'd a nitwit like you get so tasteful?" - Timothy Bryce

  • "Is something wrong, Patrick? You're sweating." - Luis Carruthers

  • "I'm not really hungry, I just need to have reservations somewhere." - Craig McDermott

  • "They don't have a good bathroom to do coke in." - David Van Patten

  • "The voice of reason... the boy next door." - Timothy Bryce

  • "If they have a great personality and they're not great looking... then who fucking cares?" - Craig McDermott

  • Patrick Bateman, Craig McDermott, David Van Patten: "There are no girls with good personalities."
    David Van Patten: "A good personality consists of a chick with a little hard body, who will satisfy all sexual demands without being too slutty about things, and who essentially will keep her dumb fucking mouth shut."
    Craig McDermott: "The only girls with good personalities who are smart or maybe funny or halfway intelligent or talented, though god knows what the fuck that means, are ugly chicks."
    David Van Patten: "Absolutely."
    Craig McDermott: "And this is because they have to make up for how fucking unattractive they are."

American Psycho Paul Allen Quotes

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Below are some American Psycho quotes by Paul Allen, the colleague of Patrick Bateman, played by Jared Leto.

  • Hello, Halberstram. Nice tie. How the hell are you?"

  • Hey, Hamilton. We're goin' to Nell's. Limo's out front."

  • Well, then, let's do it, Marcus."

  • Double Absolut martini."

  • This is a real beehive of activity, Halberstram. This place is hot. Very hot."

  • We should've gone to Dorsia. I could've gotten us a table."

  • Patrick Bateman: "How'd you get it?"
    Paul Allen: "Well, I could tell you that, Halberstram, but then I'd have to kill you."
  • Paul Allen: "Great tan, Marcus. I mean, really impressive. Where do you tan?"
    Patrick Bateman: "Salon."
    Paul Allen: "I've got a tanning bed at home. You should look into it."
  • "Evelyn? Great ass. Goes out with that loser Patrick Bateman. What a dork."

What a story, isn't it? All of these American Psycho quotes inside this article are quite tell you about how thrilling and horrible these humans are when money and obsession are used to fulfill your narcissism.

Written and produced with such a good storyline, American Psycho is worthy to read or watch.

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