“In my mind the very point of this work was that all human life was sacred, without judgment or distinction, and that it was the truly heinous cases that tested whether we as people and as a society really meant that. Furthermore, Ted Bundy was not a symbol, a metaphor, a cardboard cutout. He was a real man, captive and rendered harmless at present, made of flesh and blood.” - Polly Nelson
"Emotionally, Ted seemed a severe case of arrested development. From all that he said and all that we now knew about his past, he might as well have been a twelve-year-old. His apparent emotional retardation resulted in a diseased pre-adolescent mind directing the actions of an adult male body."
"No one noticed that he was different, not like other children. He looked and acted like them...But he was haunted by something else: a fear, a doubt --sometimes only a vague uneasiness -- that inhabited his mind with the subtlety of a cat. He felt it for years, but he didn't recognize it for what it was until much later. By then, the rip in his psyche, had become the locus of a cold homicidal rage."