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Mark David Chapman quotes on aggression, blood, anger, love, and John Lennon.

12 Mark David Chapman Quotes

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Famous As: Killer of John Lennon

Born On: May 10, 1955

Born In: Fort Worth, Texas

Mark David Chapman is an American convict who murdered John Lennon on December 8, 1980. While he had no personal grudge against Lennon, his statements later proved that he was mentally unstable. Born in Texas and raised in Georgia, Mark hailed from a middle class American family, and had no criminal background and was happily married. While he was a big fan of the Beatles, John Lennon’s band, Mark was later miffed with a few statements made by Lennon. A huge fan of the ‘Catcher in the Rye’ by J.D. Salinger, Mark did not make any attempts to flee and was apprehended by the police. We have compiled some of Mark David Chapman quotes on aggression, blood, anger, love, and John Lennon, taken from his interviews, media bites, and court-room appearances.

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I just shot John Lennon.

Mark David Chapman

I was a master at keeping my feelings in.

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I really didn't mean to hurt anybody. I liked John Lennon.

Mark David Chapman

I wanted to be videotaped.

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It's a horrible thing to realize what you've done.

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I feel that I see John Lennon now as not a celebrity. I did then. I saw him as a cardboard cutout on an album cover.

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I willingly took John Lennon's life. What I did was despicable.

Mark David Chapman

I don't think I'm a celebrity. A chimpanzee could have done what I did.

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Once you take a life, that's it. I don't even deserve to be here.

Mark David Chapman

Mr. Lennon would want me free, and I'd like to clear that up.

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I wasn't angry the night I shot him.

Mark David Chapman

I've pent up all my aggression, kept swallowing it and swallowing it.

Mark David Chapman