20 Best Patrick Bateman Quotes From American Psycho

Welcome to the world of Patrick Bateman quotes, the central character in Bret Easton Ellis’s controversial novel “American Psycho.”

The novel, American Psycho by American writer Bret Easton Ellis was published in 1991. A film adaptation starring Christian Bale as Patrick Bateman was released in 2000.

Bateman is a , a self -absorbed New York businessman trying to fit into the yuppie culture. On the surface, Bateman appears to be the epitome of success: handsome, wealthy, and privileged. However, beneath this facade lies a deeply disturbed individual grappling with inner turmoil and a fractured sense of identity.

Bateman’s popularity lies in his complex character and the themes he represents in the novel. As the protagonist he embodies the excesses of 1980s yuppie culture and serves as a symbol of societal decay. His portrayal challenges readers to confront uncomfortable truths about identity, morality, and the nature of evil.

Let’s delve into some of the most famous lines, dialogues, and quotes by Patrick Bateman that are raw, blunt, and popular.

Top 20 Patrick Bateman Quotes

  1. “I simply am not there.” — Patrick Bateman
  2. “I have to return some videotapes.” — Patrick Bateman
  3. “This confession has meant nothing.” — Patrick Bateman
  4. “There is an idea of Patrick Bateman.” — Patrick Bateman
  5. “You like Huey Lewis and The News?” — Patrick Bateman
  6. “Not if you want to keep your spleen.” — Patrick Bateman
  7. “Oh my God, it even has a watermark.” — Patrick Bateman
  8. “I’m into murders and executions mostly.” — Patrick Bateman
  9. “I think my mask of sanity is about to slip.” — Patrick Bateman
  10. “Duct tape. I need it for… taping something.” — Patrick Bateman
  11. “Hey, I’m a child of divorce, gimme a break!” — Patrick Bateman
  12. “Impressive, very nice. Let’s see Paul Allen’s card.” — Patrick Bateman
  13. “Hey Paul! Try getting a reservation at Dorsia now!” — Patrick Bateman
  14. “I need to engage in homicidal behavior on a massive scale.” — Patrick Bateman
  15. “I want to stab you to death and play around with your blood.” — Patrick Bateman
  16. “You’re my lawyer so I think you should know, I’ve killed a lot of people.” — Patrick Bateman
  17. “My pain is constant and sharp, and I do not wish for a better world for anyone.” — Patrick Bateman
  18. “You’re a fuing ugly bitch. I want to stab you to death, and then play around with your blood.” — Patrick Bateman
  19. “I’m fucking serious. It’s fucking over, us, this is no joke. I don’t think we should see each other any more.” — Patrick Bateman
  20. “Not the face! You bitch! Not the fucking face, you piece of bitch trash!” [after being kicked in the face by Christie the call girl]  — Patrick Bateman


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