„I have known people who ... radiate vulnerability .... Their facial expressions say 'I am afraid of you.'“

—  Ted Bundy

These people invite abuse ... By expecting to be hurt, do they subtly encourage it?

In a 1977 letter to girlfriend Elizabeth Kloepfer, quoted in Kendall, Elizabeth (September 1981). The Phantom Prince: My Life With Ted Bundy (Hardcover, 1st ed.). Seattle: Madrona. page 167

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American serial killer 1946 - 1989

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