The best American Psycho quotes detail the often graphic and homicidal thoughts of serial killer Patrick Bateman. The horror comedy movie was directed by Mary Harron using a screenplay she and Guinevere Turner adapted from a novel of the same name by Bret Easton Ellis. American Psycho opened in theaters on April 14, 2000, and soon became a cult classic.
In American Psycho, well off investment banker Patrick Bateman (Christian Bale) seems to have it all in life in the 1980s. He has a good job, fancy apartment in Manhattan, good looks and a beautiful fiancé, Evelyn (Reese Witherspoon). But he also lives a second life as a serial killer. From the bums he kills in dark alleys to the prostitutes he slaughters with chainsaws, killing is as much a part of his life as is his love for music, especially Huey Lewis and the News, Phil Collins and Whitney Houston.
So when Patrick becomes jealous of a coworker, Paul Allen (Jared Leto), it doesn't take long for Patrick to lure a drunken Paul to his apartment, put on a raincoat and kill him with an axe. Soon an investigator (Willem Dafoe) comes looking for answers on Paul's disappearance, leading Patrick on a killing spree with many in his path.If you love American Psycho as much as Patrick Bateman loves returning video tapes, and really, who doesn't? then vote for your favorite American Psycho movie quotes all right here!
It Even Has a Watermark
Patrick Bateman: New card. What do you think?
Allen: Whoa-ho, very nice. Look at that.
Patrick Bateman: Picked them up from the printer's yesterday.
Van Patten: Good coloring.
Patrick Bateman: That's 'Bone'. And the lettering is something called 'Silian Rail'.
Van Patten: It's very cool, Bateman...but that's nothing. Look at this.
Bryce: That is really nice.
Van Patten: 'Eggshell', with 'Ramalian' type. What do you think?
Patrick Bateman: ...Nice.
Bryce: Jesus. That is really super. How'd a nitwit like you get so tasteful?
Patrick Bateman: [internally] I can't believe that Bryce prefers Van Patten's card to mine.
Bryce: But wait, you ain't seen nothing yet.
Bryce: Raised lettering, 'Pale Nimbus'. White.
Patrick Bateman: Impressive. Very nice. ...Let's see Paul Allen's card.
Patrick Bateman: [internally] Look at that subtle off-white coloring. The tasteful thickness of it. Oh my God; It even has a watermark.
Carruthers: Something wrong? ...Patrick? You're sweating.
You Like Huey Lewis and the News?
Patrick Bateman: You like Huey Lewis and the News?
Paul Allen: They're OK.
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.
Paul Allen: Hey Halberstram.
Patrick Bateman: Yes, Allen?
Paul Allen: Why are there copies of the Style section all over the place, d-do you have a dog? A little chow or something?
Patrick Bateman: No, Allen.
Paul Allen: Is that a rain coat?
Patrick Bateman: Yes it is! In '87, Huey released this, Fore!, their most accomplished album. I think their undisputed masterpiece is "Hip to be Square", a song so catchy, most people probably don't listen to the lyrics. But they should, because it's not just about the pleasures of conformity, and the importance of trends, it's also a personal statement about the band itself. Hey Paul! TRY GETTING A RESERVATION AT DORSIA NOW YOU F***ING STUPID BASTARD! YOU F***ING BASTARD!
I've Killed a Lot of People
Patrick Bateman: Howard! It's Bateman, Patrick Bateman. You're my lawyer so I think you should know I've killed a lot of people. Some escort girls in an apartment uptown... uh... some homeless people maybe five or ten. Uh... Some NYU girl I met in Central Park, I left her in a parking lot behind some donut shop, I killed Bethany, my old girlfriend, with a nailgun and... some man, some old fa***t with a dog. Last week I killed another girl... with a chainsaw... I had to, she almost got away. And there... was someone else there I don't remember, maybe a model, but sh- she's dead, too. And, uh- PAUL ALLEN. I killed Paul Allen with an axe. In the face. His body is dissolving in a bathtub in Hell's Kitchen. I don't want to leave anything out here — I guess I've killed maybe... 20 people... maybe 40! Uh- huh huh-I have uh... tapes of a lot of it. Some of the girls have seen the tapes — I even... I ate some of their brains and I tried to cook a little. Tonight, I uh- just had to kill a lot of people! And I'm not sure I'm gonna get away with it... this time. I mean... I mean I guess I'm a pretty sick guy. So, if you get back tomorrow, I may show up at Harry's Bar. So, you know, keep your eyes OPEN. BYE!