Mark David Chapman
Once you take a life, that’s it. I don’t even deserve to be here.
I’ve pent up all my aggression, kept swallowing it and swallowing it.
It’s a horrible thing to realize what you’ve done.
Mr. Lennon would want me free, and I’d like to clear that up.
I wasn’t angry the night I shot him.
I willingly took John Lennon’s life. What I did was despicable.
I wanted to be videotaped.
I was a master at keeping my feelings in.
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.
I just shot John Lennon.
I really didn’t mean to hurt anybody. I liked John Lennon.
I don’t think I’m a celebrity. A chimpanzee could have done what I did.