But whats real? You cant find the truth. You just pick the lie you like best. As long as you know everythings a lie, you cant hurt yourself--Marilyn Manson

You should have to pass an IQ test before you breed. You have to take a driving test to operate vehicles and an SAT test to get into college. So why dont you have to take some sort of test before you give birth to children? When I am President, thats the first rule I will institute--Marilyn Manson

I speak in reality. I dont try to hide anything from anybody, and thats the most dangerous thing about our music that parents are so afraid of-- Marilyn Manson

I fear being like everyone I hate, I fear failure, I fear losing control. I love balancing between chaos and control with everything I do. I always have a fear of going one way or another, getting lost in something, or losing everything to get lost in. And I fear being a completely acceptable sheep in society-- Marilyn Manson

We live in a society of victimization, where people are much more comfortable being victimized than actually standing up for themselves.-- Marilyn Manson

Society has traditionally always tried to find scapegoats for its problems. Well here I am -- Marilyn Manson

I like to pose the question to myself: Am I a man who thinks he's an Angel, or an Angel who thinks he's a man?-- 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

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

The word 'Antichrist' ,to me, is the collective disbelief in god -- Marilyn Manson

We wanted to be more serious...not really darker on this album...and heard in a different direction from already planned. --Ginger Fish

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

Those who move beyond the albums title and the most blatent aspect of what I do, will then understand what I am trying to say. -- Marilyn Manson

I'm everthing they are afraid of. Everything they hate. Everything they try to hide, and alot more. Besides, I speak speak my mind and show people what's out there in reallity -- Marilyn Manson

And that's the type of thing I'm trying to speak out against the most, religion controlling what we see and what we do in our personal lives, even if you're not a part of that religion. Antichrist Superstar[the album] is a challenge really, to traditional morality and it's...to make people question that and make people think about different perspectives. -- 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

They'll see it. And it doesn't matter if they don't. It's only Rock 'n' Roll. But I do intend to move more into the Mainstream. Marilyn Manson is just the First phase. -- Marilyn Manson

The most outragous thing that I could imagine ever doing is putting on a pair of jeans and going to the shopping mall for my lunch -- Marilyn Manson

I never said to be like me, I say to be like you and make a difference -- Marilyn Manson

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

There is good and evil within all of us, and I enjoy searching to bring that out through my music. I like it that there are questions brought out by my music. People must look inside themselves for the answers -- Marilyn Manson

People alway ask me what advantages fame has started to bring; there are always plenty of free drinks, but other times people wanna put stuff into your drink to kill you off. Their gonna have to try a lot harder if they want to get me. -- Marilyn Manson

What good would Marilyn Manson be if no one hated Marilyn Manson -- 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

The record is about seeing death and growing from it, and in the end, being strong and being alive. -- Marilyn Manson

My desire is to be pure again and not dirtied by the world. But it's my duty to be as ugly and as filthy as I am, so the audience can experience what I have. -- Marilyn Manson

We are a positive band and people aren't use to seeing the extreme negativity that we represent. I hope this record will have a positive effect on people. It's my personal study of looking at life. I came close to death and found my way back again. Our fans will understand. -- 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

So anybody with any bit of intelligence has got to be pissed off because if they see how things are in the world, they're not going to be happy with it. -- Marilyn Manson

People would like to believe that this is the end, but it's only the beginning. Each album will take the message deeper and deeper into the recesses. I live for unpredictability and surprise, and I can assure you that the biggest surprises are still on their way. -- Marilyn Manson

Im not saying that when I perform Im Barry Manilow, but Im also not killing kids and beating up dogs and things like that. -- Marilyn Manson

Art is the free expression of the artist and they tried to stop us from expressing ourselves, our art. -- Marilyn Manson

Antichrist Superstar is also about me wanting to grow up and be something that people would adore...instead I grew up and became something that people hated. -- Marilyn Manson

Image and music always works together for me. I think they're equally important and I've always done things in a way that people remember them by, but I don't set out to just shock people...because that's very easy, a lot of people could do that, I just like to do things the way that makes me happy really. And sometimes that's too much for certain people, but, you know, I try to push the envelope to make the boundaries wider as far as what you can and can't do in music. -- Marilyn Manson

I'm not a believer of the "perfect world" TV tries to feed us. -- Marilyn Manson

Im thankful that I have two middle fingers.....I only wish I had more. -- Marilyn Manson

Theres days when Id love for everybody to realize that things have gone too far, and that we need to be born again so that we can appreciate the little things....then theres other days when I think the world deserves to be destroyed. Why should I help anybody? Everybodys stepped on me my whole life. Ive put on this crown....but Im not sure if I want it. -- Marilyn Manson

Why should we believe in a god, that doesnt believe in us? -- Marilyn Manson

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. -- Marilyn Manson

There was a saying that I saw on a packet of sugar and I think anyone can apply it to their life: 'Dont bother telling the truth to a friend because he already knows it, and dont bother telling the truth to an enemy because he wont believe it. -- Marilyn Manson

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

There is a hurricane ablowing and just by knowing what you know, you have an advantage to the blind morons that surround you everyday. However not everyone can be saved. Ancient proverb: don't bother telling the TRUTH to your friend because he already knows and don't bother telling the TRUTH to your enemy because he won't believe you. Civilize those you can and fuck the rest. There are too many people in this world. It is not our responsibility to be constantly cleaning up after the weak-minded. Nature will eventually run its course and those too stupid to live will fortunately be crushed beneath the wheels of our progress. Assume your individuality. Culture can rob you of your uniqueness. That's how stereotypes exist, and not without reason. Anyone too wrapped up in the sheep mentality of their ethnicity can never truely express themselves as individuals. READ, Watch, LISTEN, DO what you want. BUT BE WARNED! You cannot have this freedom at no cost. You must pay in responsibility. If you listen to MARILYN MANSON and MURDER your FAMILY then you will go to jail. That's reality. If you decide to commit suicide for a song-SO LONG SUCKER! That kind of thinking has no place in our movement. Right now as a Family, as an Army we are limited as a minority. Laws bind us. But it is important to remember the law is only what is popular. Not whats right or wrong. Marilyn Manson rejects conventional morality and societys self-serving standards. When WE become the majority, we will decide who doesn't belong. As misanthropes and throw-away lods we will not submit to the mainstream. You will become it. And America should be very, very afraid. I AM YOU. -- Marilyn Manson

I did have a Huggy Beardoll. One of his legs fell off. That empty leg became a place where, when we were doing a lot of drugs on tour at one point, we would store the drugs in his empty leg. That's where the term 'dancing with the one-legged man' on Smells Like Children came from, because whenever anyone was doing drugs we called it the 'dance of the one-legged man.' That became a ritualistic thing that was funny for awhile. -- Marilyn Manson

When people say 'I want to be like you', I tell them if you want to be like me, then be yourself. -- Marilyn Manson

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

Its like, I guess just being offended by how much everything suck, I cant help but to be in a bad mood all the time. -- Marilyn Manson

The word 'Antichrist' ,to me, is the collective disbelief in god -- Marilyn Manson

A lot of people don't want to make their own decisions. They're too scared. It's much easier to be told what to do. Americans talk so much about being individualistic, but they don't want you to be an individual because if you think for yourself then you're not going to be a part of any trend that they want you to be a part of. They don't want you to think for yourself. They tell you they do so that you're happy and you're stupid and you're sheep. Anybody intelligent enough to realize what America is, is not going to sit around and do nothing about it. They're going to be the same way that I am. They're going to be the same way our fans are. They're going to be pissed. These people are artists. These people are musicians. They're taking it out and trying to express it that way. The rest of the world, who are just willing to accept it, are gonna be doing their everyday jobs, and they're going to be trapped in a rut, and they're never gonna see it until the day they die, and they're gonna be disappointed when they don't go to heaven anyway 'cause they were too stupid to realize that it's not going to happen. -- 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

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

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

We're just helping out the Christians by bringing about the apocalypse. They can all go to heaven -- Madonna Wayne Gacy

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. -- Marilyn Manson referring to Hanson

I don't like fun, it upsets me.-- Marilyn Manson

I was never afriad of what was under the bed. I wanted it but never got it. I became it. -- 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

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

I do feel the Cassandra Complex , where you know the future, but can't change it. I really want for things to be better, then I get depressed and pissed off and think. Fuck it, why bother? That's where Antichrist Superstar comes from. I expect to see some changes in Society from what I do, and I won't stop till I see a change. -- Marilyn Manson

Good and evil go hand in hand, you can't seperate them. -- 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

Thinking for yourself - that's scarier than any devil image. -- 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

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

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

I have something that makes me happy on some level and this is a good way for me to deal with the torment of that teenage life gave me--Marilyn Manson

Its my Duty to be as ugly and as filthy as I am, so the audience can experience what I have--Marilyn Manson

Its hard for me to accept any kind of role as a sex symbol when I am onstage, so I try to make myself more unattractive just to see what people’s reaction will be—Marilyn Manson

Mechanical Animals for me documents the repair of my emotions, the repair of my soul, and this record does deal with God in a different way. It deals with me finding God in art, and in music. I think there's more spirituality in art than you could find in a church--Marilyn Manson

If I believed in an outside force that we wanted to call God - and I believe that there is one. I think God would appreciate what I say, because I can't see God wanting to create a world full of idiots--Marilyn Manson

If God does exist, it's in music and in art, I think there's more spiritually in what I do than in a lot of religious groups judging, especially in the way they've treated me in the past couple of years. I've grown tired of talking about religion. It's time for me to move on. I'm trying to redefine the idea of spirituality and make it now such a bad word for myself, because I find that I sound really stupid saying it sometimes --Marilyn Manson

I believe nothing happens by accident. My fame has happened for a reason. My fans are my kindred spirits in revolution. If anyone chooses to ignore the message or the messenger, they do so at their own risk. Believe it or not, there are many more people out there that understand what I am trying to do than society wants to admit. The way I live my life represents a much bigger part of America than anyone would care to imagine –Marilyn Manson

There are definitely Dark Forces out there that none of us fully understand. People fear what they don't understand, and lash out against it --Marilyn Manson

There's a lot of great stories and a lot of great values in the Holy Bible, and I actually relate to a lot of them. The character, the idea, or the part of my personality that I describe as Antichrist Superstar, is a lot like Lucifer in the Bible. Someone who was kicked out of heaven because he wanted to be God – Marilyn Manson

There's a lot of talk in some of the other versions of the Bible, the Hebrew versions, and things about the end of the world not being a punishment from God, but being an invitation from mankind. That mankind has to invite its own destruction. And I think that's very true, and it's almost very American. I think that's the type of society we're in and it's people's very fear of the Antichrist that has created it -- Marilyn Manson

Man is still at the learning stage, and mankind is so arrogant to think that he's the highest form of evolution on earth. There's so much of the brain that we still don't use, and that's all I ever try to do - go to the next level -- Marilyn Manson

It happens every millennium. Now more than ever, man threatens to destroy himself with his own technology, and all the ideas contained within Big Brother exist within Little Brother. We're all watching ourselves. We are our own oppressors. This is a time when an idea like God is needed more than ever. For me, I've found that God exists within yourself and what you create. The only thing we've got to look forward to is saving ourselves -- Marilyn Manson

The 15 that I also refer to has several different importances. I've noticed that a lot of you have been coming up with your theories, and most of them are correct. And I think the more that you look, the more you'll discover. Fifteen is Biblical. Fifteen is numerological. Fifteen does correspond to the album's release date. Fifteen does correspond to the number six. Fifteen does correspond to my birthdate. Fifteen does correspond to half of my age this January fifth, which is also one-five. There are a lot of very important numbers that help fulfill the prophesy that I kind of created for myself on Antichrist Superstar. Hopefully, that answers that question for you --Marilyn Manson

Things like, people saying the new album would debut at number one on the Billboard Charts in the U.S. and I said, "No it's gonna be number Three." Because Number 3 is a very powerful number on the album. It's repeated quite often. Then it did chart an Number 3. Was it a coincidence you decide. If your in touch with your subconscious, you can really use it to your advantage --Marilyn Manson

He's just simply John5 because he's the fifth person that we've hired. In the future, everyone will have numbers instead of names --Marilyn Manson

My fans make me feel as young as they are. We share the same spirit and I share their outlook on life --Marilyn Manson

If anybody wants to be a rock star they've gotta try hard enough. They're not gonna get it handed to them--Marilyn Manson

I think there's a danger with any great art, that if you begin to test your ideas on other people, and get their opinions before making decisions, or if you pay too much attention to what other people say about what you create, that it really pollutes your expression. I think that I'm much more about pure art and honesty and expressing exactly what I feel, and not caring so much what anyone says. However, I do respect, and I do pay attention to everyone's comments. And I do take them into consideration. But I don't base my decisions by it--Marilyn Manson

The Internet is a very powerful tool, but right now it's being handled by a lot of fools. And I think us together, Marilyn Manson as a whole, what we all stand for, should be the biggest spider on the web. I think that it will become our web. Not something that uses us, but something that we will control--Marilyn Manson

I don't think we should ever regret anything we do. I think we have to accept the consequences and you learn from your mistakes, and that's how you grow as a person --Marilyn Manson

My dream of an apocalypse that was the Antichrist Superstar has unfolded. I could see that they only looked and acted like humans, but they had lost their souls, they were Mechanical Animals --Marilyn Manson

In the world that I envision, Marilyn Manson isn't necessary. But thats not the world we live in--Marilyn Manson

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