Harold Schechter Quotes.

1. "Elsewhere in the journal, he transcribes the rules laid down by Benjamin Franklin as a prescription for happiness and success: Eat not to dullness, Avoid trifling conversation, Waste nothing, Let all things have their place, Use no hurtful deceit, Tolerate no uncleanness in body, clothes, or habitation, and so on."
- Harold Schechter, The Devil's Gentleman: Privilege

2. "Fish had already told both Wertham and Detective King that, in addition to shoving needles inside his body, he liked to soak pieces of cotton in alcohol, cram them up his rectum, and set fire to them."
- Harold Schechter, Deranged: The Shocking True Story of America's Most Fiendish Killer

4. "disobedience, refusal to work, refusal to answer when spoken to, and a determination not to succeed."
- Harold Schechter, The Mad Sculptor: The Maniac

5. "Nelles explained that its inmates could be divided into three groups: those who are feeble-minded, those of sound mind whose delinquency is associated with some form of misunderstanding or neglect, and those who wrong-doing has become habitual and who are intentionally, deliberately, and willfully guilty of misconduct."
- Harold Schechter, The Mad Sculptor: The Maniac

6. "On Sunday, April 4, exactly one week after the Easter morning slaughter, Robert Irwin boards a train to Philadelphia."
- Harold Schechter, The Mad Sculptor: The Maniac

7. "Well, I think there is always a conflict between the sexes. Women want to dominate men, but men shouldn’t let them do that."
- Harold Schechter, The Mad Sculptor: The Maniac

8. "The Sex Criminal by Dr. Bertram Pollens, senior psychologist of the New York City penitentiary on Rikers Island and head of its clinic for sex offenders.3"
- Harold Schechter, The Mad Sculptor: The Maniac

9. "the Weeping Willow love slayer,"
- Harold Schechter, The Mad Sculptor: The Maniac

10. "Largely because of its emphasis on gore, the Illustrated Police News had the highest circulation of any publication in Victorian England."
- Harold Schechter, The Serial Killer Files: The Who

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