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A collection of thoughts and quotations by Marilyn Manson on music, songs, magic, power, friends, people, fear, bravery, art, wisdom and politics.

81 Famous Quotes By Marilyn Manson That Will Instantly Strike A Chord

Quick Facts

Famous As: Musician, Songwriter, Actor

Born On: January 5, 1969

Born In: Canton, Ohio

Brian Hugh Warner, popularly known by his stage name Marilyn Manson is an American singer, music composer, song writer, author, painter and actor. He went on to become one of the most recognizable and controversial personalities from the world of music. Manson worked for some time as a music journalist but in 1989, he established the band ‘Marilyn Manson’ and five years later, the band released their first album titled ‘Portrait of an American Family’. Manson’s antics during live performances made him well-known but also made him a hugely controversial figure in the United States and in fact, he had himself admitted that about the negative influence that he might have had on children. Two of his most famous records with the band were ‘Mechanical Animals’ and ‘Antichrist Superstar’ that cemented his place among the biggest stars in modern music. He stood at 44th rank in Top 100 Heavy Metal Vocalists by Hit Parader and that has further strengthened his legacy in the annals of music. Manson has also acted in films, the most notable being ‘The Lost Highway’. The below collection of Marilyn Manson’s most famous quotes have been excerpted from his writings, songs, interviews, books and thoughts. We bring to you a collection of sayings and quotes by Marilyn Manson on entertainment, America, rebellion, time, wishes, decisions, adapt, love, hate, transformation and sacrifice.

Music is the strongest form of magic.

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If you want to find out who your real friends are, sink the ship. The first ones to jump aren't your friends.

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I never said to be like me, I say be yourself and make a difference.

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Times have not become more violent. They have just become more televised.

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I've always believed that a person is smart. It's people that are stupid.

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

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Most of the world's problems could be avoided if people just said what they fucking meant.

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Marilyn Monroe wasn't even her real name, Charles Manson isn't his real name, and now, I'm taking that to be my real name. But what's real? You can't find the truth, you just pick the lie you like the best.

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I have mood poisoning. Must be something I hate.

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The death of one is a tragedy, but death of a million is just a statistic.

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When all of your wishes are granted, many of your dreams will be destroyed.

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In a society where you are taught to love everything, what value does that place on love?

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What doesn't kill you is gonna leave a scar.

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All the drugs in the world won't save us from ourselves.

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Relationships never break cleanly. Like a valuable vase, they are smashed and then glued back together, smashed and glued, smashed and glued until the pieces just don't fit together anymore.

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Find what you are afraid of, face it, and then you won't be afraid of it anymore.

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We don't like to kill our unborn; we need them to grow up and fight our wars.

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When someone was willing to drown with me, I really didn't want to drown anymore.

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You get depressed because you know that you're not what you should be.

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People tend to associate anyone who looks and behaves differently with illegal or immoral activity.

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I remember growing up, saying you’re an artist it sounds pretentious but now it’s one of the only dignified things that you can call yourself.

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Part of me is afraid to get close to people because I'm afraid that they're going to leave.

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When you're taught to love everyone, to love your enemies, then what value does that place on love?

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Not only are love and hate such closely related emotions, but it's a lot easier to hate someone you've cared about than someone you never have.

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I walked away exhilarated by my success, because there's nothing like making a difference in someone's life, even if that difference is a lifetime of nightmares and a fortune in therapy bills.

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Is adult amusement killing our children, or is killing our children amusing adults?

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My pain's not ashamed to repeat itself

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The crack inside your fucking heart is me.

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In the end we're all Springer guests, really, we just haven't been on the show.

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But what's real? You can't find the truth. You just pick the lie you like best. As long as you know that everything's a lie, you can't hurt yourself.

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I've seen my own death in dreams like this and it's helped me appreciate life more. I've also seen my own life in dreams and it's helped me appreciate death more.

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I fall in love with everything I also hate everything. It’s very hard to be a misanthrope and a romantic.

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The aspiration to save the world is a morbid phenomenon of today's youth.

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Hopefully, I'll be remembered as the person who brought an end to Christianity.

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That becomes the revolution, to be idealistic enough that you think you can change the world, and what you find is you can't change anything but yourself.

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Paintings are seldom guilty and often framed for crimes they did not commit. Some cover holes-holes in walls, holes in lives. Some make holes-in wallets, holes in hearts...in negative space.

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If you intend to create something that people will observe and listen to, you've got to listen to them first.

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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.

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I was becoming the cold, emotionally crippled monster I always wanted to be, and I wasn’t so sure I liked it. But it was too late. The metamorphosis was already well under way.

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This question is posed to mayself, am I a man who thinks he's an angel? Or an angel who thinks he's a man?

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If every cigarette you smoke takes seven minutes off of your life, every game of Dungeons & Dragons you play delays the loss of your virginity by seven hours.

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This is the culture your raising your kids in, don't be suprised when it blows up in your face.

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People are too lazy and too stupid to think for themselves that we've got sitcoms with canned laughter that let's you know when to laugh if you're to stupid to know when the joke is.

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Art is a big question mark.

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I have assumed the role of Antichrist; I am the Nineties voice of individuality and people tend to associate anyone who looks and behaves differently with illegal or immoral activity...

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The imagination is precious. Don't lose it. Don't lose the child in you.

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But what's real? You can't find the truth, you just pick the lie you like the best.

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I never said to be like me, I say to be like you and make a difference.

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Your beautiful don't let anyone tell you different

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There's nothing like the feeling of knowing that you've made a difference in someone's life, even if that difference is a lifetime of nightmares and a fortune in therapy bills.

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I'm a confession that is waiting to be heard

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If you really feel hatred for someone, and kind of send it their way, then it’s out of your system and in their hands. I always think it’s therapeutic.

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As a performer, I wanted to be the loudest, most persistent alarm clock I could be, because there didn’t seem like any other way to snap society out of its Christianity- and media-induced coma.

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I spent hours flipping through the stations, watching Pat Robertson preach about society’s evils and then ask people to call him with their credit card number.

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When you're taught to love everyone, to love your enemies, what value does that put on love?

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Light a candle for the sinners set the world on fire

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The balance between good and evil, and the choices we make between them, are probably the single most important aspects of shaping our personalities and humanity.

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If you act like a rock star you will be treated like one.

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I traveled into the future to get back in time.

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In the end we're all Jerry Springer guests, really, we just haven't been on the show.

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Anyone I may have used should feel happy that they even had a use. It's better than being useless.

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Without the threat of death there's no reason to live.

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I needed to stop being victimized by my own weaknesses and insecurities about other people,

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The fact that nobody liked me at school began to fade out of my mind like blue magic marker reminders scrawled on the back of a greasy fist.” greasy fist.” - Marilyn Manson

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[...] morals are worn as a badge to make you look good and [...] it's so much easier to talk about your beliefs than to live up to them

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Hello world and hello universe. Thank you all very much

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Art to me is a question mark.

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Everybody has a light and a dark side, and neither can exist without the other.

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Haters call me bitch, call me faggot, call me whitey, but I am something you could never be

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People don’t keep journals for themselves. They keep them for other people, like a secret they don’t want to tell but they want everyone to know.

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I’ve always been paranoid about the police, because even when I’m not doing anything illegal I’m thinking about doing something illegal.

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[...] extremes—whether good or bad—don't fit into society's definition of normality

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The key to changing the way people think is to change what’s popular. That’s why rather than submit to the mainstream, you have to become it—and then overcome it.

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Books are good because they are thick and you can hit someone with it.

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Pictures of naked women and strip dancers make me violent

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People don’t necessarily confide in one another to get something off their chest. They want something: reassurance, which is a hard gift to give convincingly.

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I’ve always believed that a person is smart. It’s people that are stupid.

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Not only are love and hate such closely related emotions, but it’s a lot easier to hate someone you’ve cared about than someone you never have.

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The balance between good and evil, and the choices we make between them, are probably the single most important aspects shaping our personalities and humanity.

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It wasn`t very useful preparation for the real world: turning all these graduates loose every year with the expectation that life will be fair and everyone will be treated equally.

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We spoke of religion, and how much of it is just a custom preserving practical codes of health, morality and justice that are no longer necessary for group survival (like not eating animals with cloven hooves).

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