Hervey Cleckley Quote #7

[The psychopath] not only reproduces consistently good specimens of human reasoning but also appropriate simulations of human emotion in response to all the varied stimuli of human life. So perfect is this reproduction of a whole and normal man that no one who examines him can point out in scientific or objective terms why he is not real. And yet one knows or feels he knows that reality, in the sense of a full healthy experiencing of life, is not there.

The Mask of Sanity

One thought on “Hervey Cleckley Quote #7

  1. James

    So, basically, we are like the Replicants from *Blade Runner*. Fantastic, Harrison Ford is a god among men. I wonder, how does Cleckley think reasoning can be faked?

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