Caryl Chessman Best Quotes

Caryl Whittier Chessman was a convicted robber, kidnapper and rapist who was sentenced to death for a series of crimes committed in January 1948 in the Greater Los Angeles Area. Enjoy Caryl Chessman’s best quotes below.

“How, possibly, could the police have made the ‘mistake’ of charging the wrong man with the notorious Red Light Bandit crimes? That also is something that is fully revealed in the Pandora’s Box of facts I have prepared.”
“A cat, I am told, has nine lives. If that is true, I know how a cat feels.”
“If the executioner goes, my package will never be made public. If he doesn’t go, it will be made public exactly fifty years from the day the bill for a moratorium on capital punishment is defeated.”
“I am not generally regarded as a pleasant or socially minded fellow.”
“It is my hope and my belief that you will be able to report that I died with dignity, without animal fear and without bravado. I owe that much to myself.”
“Further, a document names and identifies the actual Red Light Bandits (plural), because in fact there are two.”
“My soul is not for sale.”
“The price I have personally paid for these extra Sisyphean years has been prohibitive.”

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