Marilyn Manson Quotes

A piece of paper or a piece of cloth doesn’t mean anything. It’s what you believe. And I want people to think about what they believe. I want them to consider if everything they’ve been taught, if that’s what they want to believe or if that’s what they’ve been told that they have to believe. –Marilyn Manson

A story might sell if there’s a headline like ‘Marilyn Manson admits to being Satanic’, all the little hypocrites will go and buy the magazine, read about what evil, weird people we are and will feel better about themselves. –Marilyn Manson

Art is the free expression of the artist and they tried to stop us from expressing ourselves, our art. –Marilyn Manson talking about how people tried to bann the band from Ozzfest ’97 in New Jersey. The band won the debate and did get to preform.

As you keep getting more popular, people are continually wanting more from you and it seems to me that all they want in the end is your death.

Christianity, like most religions, works with fear. Sins can be confessed and you are “clean again” and can start to sin again without thinking about your old sins. We believe that people should ask themselevs why they sinned. They should show some responsibility. –Twiggy Ramirez responding to if the band are satanists

Find out what’s really out there. I never said to be like me, I say be like you and make a difference. –Marilyn Manson

For me it’s very important to express my thoughts, the pictures I carry inside of me, maybe because it’s important to get them out… –Marilyn Manson

Good and evil go hand in hand, you can’t seperate them. –Marilyn Manson

His inability to acknowledge and control his animal instincts. –Marilyn Manson

I am very vain and I wear dresses more often off than on-stage!!! –Twiggy Ramirez

I don’t like fun, it upsets me. –Marilyn Manson

I don’t want to view myself as some sort of taste maker. This isn’t an act-this is me! I think that much of what I’ve done of the last few years has been grossly misinterpreted by those who can’t get past the superficial aspects of the presentation. I want to at least hope there are some people out there that understand what this is all about. I push things to the limits and take so many chances because I understand that each and every day could be our last. Wouldn’t you act differently right now if you knew that this could be the last day on earth? Well, I treat each and every day that way. The trick is to enjoy each and every day and squeeze every ounce that you can out of it-this is the true Marilyn Manson attitude. –Marilyn Manson

I fear being like everybody I hate, I fear failure, I fear losing control. I love balancing chaos and control with everything I do. I always have a fear of going one way or the other, getting lost in something, or losing everything and not having something to get lost in….And I fear being a completely acceptable sheep in society. –Marilyn Manson

I like it as a book. Just like I like “The Cat In The Hat”. –Marilyn Manson

I pity any one who has to spend the day with me. –Marilyn Manson

I read all the great philosophers but most people just hear what they want to hear and it makes it easy for them to brand us devil worshippers. –Marilyn Manson

I think everything is gonna go out with a Bang. Whether that means the end of the world or the end of Marilyn Manson. The end of a lot of the world as Marilyn Manson sees it. It could mean the end of a lot of things. Christian America has already creased and is already creating The Antichrist just by believing in the Bible. They are paving their own way to the end of the world, which is very poetic. My hero’s are TV evangelists. They’re the smartest guys, because they have something to live for, whether it’s a lie or not. Whatever, I mean I could be lying as well. Everything is full of crap. What’s real? What’s fake? What makes sense? You could drive yourself crazy. I think once the end of the world does come, then we want to take everyone’s children. The next step will be to try to convert them back. We bounce back and forth between the extremities of good and evil and we end up most of the time in the gray area. –Twiggy Ramirez

I think those boys are the work of the devil. I think someone is pulling their strings…yes, I’m very afraid of those boys.

I view my job as being someone who is supposed to piss people off. I don’t want to be just one-of-the-guys. I don’t want to be just a smiling face you see on television presenting some vapid kind of easily-digestible garbage. This is rock and roll. I want to be a rock and roll star! Rock and roll is about shaking things up, making people act and react. That’s what I do. –Marilyn Manson

I want to be a reason for them to take some time off and start to think. –Marilyn Manson

I was always trying to do different things to entertain people. And at the same time, I think, I was, whether subconsciously or not, trying to get kicked out of school because I hated it so much. –Marilyn Manson referring to how he would make recordings of himself singing rude songs and skits he made up, for his friends, at age 13.

I was never afriad of what was under the bed. I wanted it but never got it. I became it. –Marilyn Manson

If I could just get them to WANT AN ANSWER, then they’ll find it on their own. I don’t have any answer for them. There is a distinct lack of leadership, idols, icons, and superstars for kids to identify with. When I was a kid there was a lot of people that I could look to or look up to and it just seems like there’s not that anymore. –Marilyn Manson

I’m not a believer of the “perfect world” TV tries to feed us. –Marilyn Manson

It’s not like I turn off Marilyn Manson and I’m an everyday guy who goes and has another job and doesn’t think about any of this stuff. Marilyn Manson is the most real thing that can come from me. –Marilyn Manson

It’s the whole Nietzche philosophy of you are your own God. That’s why I debase myself in the concerts and tell people to spit on me. I’m saying to them ‘You are no different from me’. –Marilyn Manson

Its these sick things that they have been making up in their own heads. I didn’t tell them these lies. So who is really the sick person? –Marilyn Manson

It’s when you take away things that kids enjoy is when you cause problems for them, you know, people always think that heavy metal, or rock and roll has always been the source of the problem, but it’s when you start to deprive them of that, it’s when they start to get bitter. –Marilyn Manson

I’ve actually never been a fan of porno. I really never watch it unless I’m stuck in a hotel and that’s the only channel you get. –Marilyn Manson

Kids need to start thinking for themselves. Not to be like their friends that think they’re individuals. I don’t want you to be like us, I want you to be like you –Marilyn Manson

Marilyn is real. I wake up and I am Marilyn. –Marilyn Manson

Music that’s alternative now for me is just stuff that people would despise listening to. I find myself listening to Lionel Richie and Dr. Hook”…”Well, I don’t think there’s anything more evil than me and my band mates sitting around before a show, singing “Hello” by Lionel Richie. I think that’s the heart of darkness. –Marilyn Manson

My socks. –Twiggy Ramirez

NO WE ARE NOT DEVIL WORSHIPPERS!!! I’ve never been and never will be a satan worshipper or someone who worships a devil. –Marilyn Manson (so he doesnt have to repeat this in ever interview just except it!!!)

People are very surprised to hear me say that a lot of my values are Christian values. I think that’s part of my shock. I just don’t like the way that Christianity combined with the influence of television has bred a nation of weakness. (Christian television do get the facts wrong sometimes and the image the portray turns most people off.) –Marilyn Manson

People love to judge, as long as they have somebody else to judge they don’t give in and answer with hate would drag me down, it would simply put me into the same position they are, I don’t believe that their position is an enviable one! –Marilyn Manson

So many people are afraid to enjoy life, they’re too worried about thriving off their own suffering. They love to live in fear, wether its going to hell, the end of the world, AIDS, crime, whatever it’s got to be people love to be afraid. That’s why they love to watch the news, they love to look at car crashes, or they love to listen to Marilyn Manson. People want their fear, so in return, I give it to them. –Marilyn Manson

The lyrics and ideals expressed on this album {Antichrist Superstar} are those of a character called Antichrist Superstar. I portray this character as does everyone else in America. Those who fail to admit this are the ones who will be afraid and offended. –Marilyn Manson

There’s days when I’d love everybody to relize that things have gone too far, and we need to be born again…but there are other days when I think the world deserves to be destroyed. Why should I help anybody? Everybody’s stepped on me my whole life. –Marilyn Manson

Thinking for yourself – that’s scarier than any devil image. –Marilyn Manson

This album {Antichrist Superstar} is far more experimental than Smells Like Children. I freed myself in many ways from any constrictions of conventions. There were to be no bounds, no limits to where we wanted to go with the music. Some people have complained that the songs are more depressing this time-well, that may be. But deal with it! My music is a reflection of my own personal reality, but I think it’s a reality that al lot of people share. My anger is really on display throughout Antichrist Superstar, and maybe it’s the anger of everyone else that needs to come out. Maybe I’m more healthy for this society than people want to admit. –Marilyn Manson

Today there seems to be a lack of icons and rocks stars in general. When we grew up there were KISS, Alice Cooper, David Bowie, Iggy Pop, and Adam Ant-people who had something to say and had quite an impact on music and society. I thought that’s what rock and roll was all about-too much makeup, setting things on fire, pissing off parents-despite what you might have to say once you’ve got everyone’s attention. –Marilyn Manson

We are against the beauty and fashion fascist regime that gets hyped in America and all over the world. “The Beautiful People” is NOT against people who style themselves in whichever way. –Twiggy Ramirez
We wanted to be more serious…not really darker on this album…and heard in a different direction from already planned.

Well, the idea, I was writing a lot of lyrics five or six years ago and the name Marilyn Manson, I thought really describes everything that I had to say, you know, male and female, beauty and ugliness, and it was just very American. It was a statement on the American culture, the power that we give icons like Marilyn Monroe and Charles Manson and since that’s where it’s always gone from there. It’s about the paradox, uh, diametrically opposed archetypes. –Marilyn Manson

We’re just helping out the Christians by bringing about the apocalypse. They can all go to heaven –Pogo (keyboarder)

You can’t force someone to see the truth, just like you can’t force a blind man to see. –Marilyn Manson

You do what I do because you want attention. I don’t want to over-analyze what I do, but it probably is just a thinly-veiled cry for attention. I was just a kid-14 years old-when I first started putting on my mom’s makeup and wearing Halloween masks in the summer. I knew I was different, but it was also my way of getting noticed. All this stuff I’m today is really no different-and no more harmful-than that. I just want the world to know I’m here. –Marilyn Manson

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