"He had made a start at fabricating the public Ted: scholarly, bright, witty, serious-minded, wholesome, and handsome. He developed an air of cool self-assurance, a look that women could not resist. Ted lured females the way a lifeless silk flower can dupe a honey bee. At least twice in his life, the beguilement would endure. With other females, like his first true girlfriend, the spell eventually shattered."
— The Only Living Witness: The True Story of Serial Sex Killer Ted Bundy by Stephen G. Michaud, Hugh Aynesworth (PAGE 68)