65 Anton Lavey Quotes On Success In Life

These Anton Lavey quotes will motivate you. Anton Szandor LaVey was an American author, musician, and occultist. He was the founder of the Church of Satan and the religion of Satanism. He authored several books, including The Satanic Bible, The Satanic Rituals, The Satanic Witch, The Devil’s Notebook, and Satan Speaks! In addition, he released three albums, including The Satanic Mass, Satan Takes a Holiday and Strange Music.

He played a minor on-screen role and served as technical advisor for the 1975 film The Devil’s Rain and served as host and narrator for Nick Bougas’ 1989 Mondo film Death Scenes. Levey was the subject of numerous articles in news media throughout the world, including popular magazines such as Look, McCall’s, Newsweek, and Time, and men’s magazines.

Best Anton Lavey Quotes

  1. “The Atheist complains about the wind. The Christian prays for it to change. The Satanist adjusts his sails.” ~ Anton Szandor LaVey
  2. “Up is down, pleasure is pain, darkness is light, slavery is freedom, madness is sanity.” ~ Anton Szandor LaVey
  3. “Don’t waste your time with people who will ultimately destroy you, but concentrate instead on those who will appreciate your responsibility to them, and, likewise, feel responsible to you.” ~ Anton Szandor LaVey
  4. “If you’re going to be a sinner, be the best sinner on the block.” ~ Anton Szandor LaVey
  5. “If you’re going to be a sinner, be the best sinner on the block.” ~ Anton Szandor LaVey

  6. “Life is the great indulgence – death the great abstinence. Therefore, make the most of life here and now!” ~ Anton Szandor LaVey
  7. “Be as a lion in the path. Be dangerous even in defeat.” ~ Anton Szandor LaVey
  8. “I’m glad that Christian parents let their children worship the devil at least one night out of the year.” ~ Anton Szandor LaVey
  9. “There is a beast in man that should be exercised, not exorcised.” ~ Anton Szandor LaVey

  10. “Stupidity—The top of the list for Satanic Sins. The Cardinal Sin of Satanism. It’s too bad that stupidity isn’t painful. Ignorance is one thing, but our society thrives increasingly on stupidity. It depends on people going along with whatever they are told. The media promotes a cultivated stupidity as a posture that is not only acceptable but laudable. Satanists must learn to see through the tricks and cannot afford to be stupid.” ~ Anton Szandor LaVey
  11. “Hate your enemy with a whole heart, and if a man smite you on one cheek, SMASH him on the other!” ~ Anton Szandor LaVey
  12. “There is no heaven, there is no hell, except here on Earth.” ~ Anton Szandor LaVey

  13. “Satanism advocates practicing a modified form of the Golden Rule. Our interpretation of this rule is: “Do unto others as they do unto you”; because if you “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you,” and they, i”It’s too bad that stupidity isn’t painful.” ~ Anton Szandor LaVeyn turn, treat you badly, it goes against human nature to continue to treat them with consideration. You should do unto others as you would have them do unto you, but if your courtesy is not returned, they should be treated with the wrath they deserve.” ~ Anton Szandor LaVey
  14. “There are many who would take my time. I shun them.
    There are some who share my time. I am entertained by them.” ~ Anton Szandor LaVey
  15. “What good are friends if they cant do you any good?” ~ Anton Szandor LaVey
  16. “Definition of Good and Evil: Good is what you like. Evil is what you don’t like.” ~ Anton Szandor LaVey

  17. “The person who takes every opportunity to “pick on” others is often mistakenly called “sadistic”. In reality, this person is a misdirected masochist who is working towards his own destruction. The reason a person viciously strikes out against you is because they are afraid of you or what you represent, or are resentful of your happiness. They are weak, insecure, and on extremely shaky ground when you throw your curse, and they make ideal human sacrifices.” ~ Anton Szandor LaVey
  18. “The TV set, or Satanic family altar, has grown more elaborate since the early 50s, from the tiny, fuzzy screen to huge ‘entertainment centers’ covering entire walls with several TV monitors. What started as an innocent respite from everyday life has become in itself a replacement for real life for millions, a major religion of the masses.” ~ Anton Szandor LaVey
  19. “Say unto thine own heart, ‘I am mine own redeemer.” ~ Anton Szandor LaVey

  20. “Many of you already read my writings indicating that TV is the new god. There is a little thing I neglected to mention up until now, television is the major mainstream infiltration for the new satanic religion.” ~ Anton Lavey quotes
  21. “There are television sets in every home, every restaurant, every hotel room, every shopping mall-now they’re even small enough to carry in your pocket like electronic rosaries. It is an unquestioned part of everyday life. Kneeling before the cathode ray God, with our TV Guide concordance in hand, we maintain the illusion of choice by flipping channels (chapters and verses). It doesn’t matter what is flashing on the screen-all that’s important is that the TV stays on.” ~ Anton Szandor LaVey
  22. “I break away from all conventions that do not lead to my earthly success and happiness.” ~ Anton Szandor LaVey

  23. “When a Satanist commits a wrong, he realizes that is it natural to make a mistake―and if he is truly sorry about what he has done, he will learn from it and take care not to do the same thing again. If he is not honestly sorry about what he has done, and knows he will do the same thing over and over, he has no business confessing and asking forgiveness in the first place.” ~ Anton Szandor LaVey
  24. “Religions are easy to invent. Most traditional religions have little or nothing to do with reality, are dependent on obfuscation, interpretation, guilt, and unreasoning faith.” ~ Anton Szandor LaVey
  25. “It’s too bad that stupidity isn’t painful.” ~ Anton Szandor LaVey
  26. “Satan has been the best friend the Church has ever had, as He has kept it in business all these years!” ~ Anton Szandor LaVey
  27. “Do what you want as long as its paying off for you. But once its become a liability, then something is wrong and you better find out what it is.” ~ Anton Szandor LaVey

  28. “The real satanist is not quite so easily recognized as such” ~ Anton Szandor LaVey
  29. “Satanism represents kindness to those who deserve it instead of love wasted on ingrates!” ~ Anton Szandor LaVey
  30. “When walking in open territory, bother no one. If someone bothers you, ask him to stop. If he does not stop, destroy him.” ~ Anton Szandor LaVey
  31. “Every religion in the world that has destroyed people is based on love” ~ Anton Szandor LaVey
  32. “I dont crave companionship. It stands in my way. I live for pleasure. There are few persons who can give me as much pleasure as those acts I perform myself. I would rather create pleasure according to my own whim than be subjected to the whims of others.” ~ Anton Szandor LaVey
  33. “Behold the crucifix; what does it symbolize? Pallid incompetence hanging on a tree.” ~ Anton Szandor LaVey
  34. “In order to perform the supernatural, you must first be able to accomplish the supernormal.” ~ Anton Szandor LaVey

  35. “There is no heaven of glory bright, and no hell where sinners roast. Here and now is our day of torment! Here and now is our day of joy! Here and now is our opportunity! Choose ye this day, this hour, for no redeemer liveth!” ~ Anton Szandor LaVey
  36. “You cannot love everyone; it is ridiculous to think you can. If you love everyone and everything you lose your natural powers of selection and wind up being a pretty poor judge of character and quality. If anything is used too freely it loses its true meaning. Therefore, the Satanist believes you should love strongly and completely those who deserve your love, but never turn the other cheek to your enemy!” ~ Anton Lavey quotes
  37. “The seven deadly sins of the Christian Church are: greed, pride, envy, anger, gluttony, lust, and sloth. Satanism advocates indulging in each of these “sins” as they all lead to physical, mental, or emotional gratification.” ~ Anton Szandor LaVey
  38. “Blessed are the destroyers of false hope, for they are the true Messiahs – Cursed are the god-adorers, for they shall be shorn sheep!” ~ Anton Szandor LaVey
  39. “The seven deadly sins of the Christian Church are: greed, pride, envy, anger, gluttony, lust, and sloth. Satanism advocates indulging in each of these “sins” as they all lead to physical, mental, or emotional gratification.” ~ Anton Szandor LaVey
  40. “To be loved, feelings must be rationed. To love, the doors of hysteria, fantasy, and madness may be flung open.” ~ Anton Szandor LaVey

  41. “Since man’s natural instincts lead him to sin, all men are sinners; and all sinners go to hell. If everyone goes to hell, then you will meet all your friends there.” ~ Anton Szandor LaVey
  42. “After an inferior man has been taught a doctrine of superiority he will remain as inferior as he was before his lesson. He will merely assume himself to be superior, and attempt to employ his recently-learned tactics against his own kind, whom he will then consider his inferiors. With each inferior man enjoying what he considers his unique role, the entire bunch will be reduced to a pack of strutting, foppish, self-centered monkeys gamboling about on an island of ignorance. There they will play their games under the supervision of their keeper, who was and always will be a superior man.” ~ Anton Szandor LaVey
  43. “Don’t let that little pyramid with the bright eye fool you. That’s to draw your attention away from the real thing: the big trapezoid beneath it.” ~ Anton Szandor LaVey
  44. “When one sleeps on the floor, one need not fear falling out of bed.” ~ Anton Szandor LaVey

  45. “Those that would say Satanist would like to kill animals, sacrifice animals I would say they would make ideal animal sacrifices, I love animals and animals have always been part of me.” ~ Anton Szandor LaVey
  46. “If a guest in your lair annoys you, treat him cruelly and without mercy.” ~ Anton Szandor LaVey
  47. “All we want, those few of us who have the strength to realize what’s going on, is the freedom to create and entertain and share with each other, to preserve and cherish what we can while we can, and to build our own little citadels away from the insensitivity of the rest of the world.” ~ Anton Szandor LaVey
  48. “The true test of anyone’s worth as a living creature is how much he can utilize what he has.” ~ Anton Szandor LaVey

  49. “ALL religions of a spiritual nature are inventions of man. He has created an entire system of gods with nothing more than his carnal brain. Just because he has an ego, and cannot accept it, he has to externalize it into some great spiritual device which he calls “God”.” ~ Anton Szandor LaVey
  50. “Satanists are encouraged to indulge in the seven deadly sins, as they need hurt no one; they were only invented by the Christian Church to insure guilt on the part of its followers.” ~ Anton Szandor LaVey
  51. “If a person wants to be hurt and enjoys suffering, then there is no reason not to indulge him in his wont.” ~ Anton Szandor LaVey

  52. “The only thing Christianity ever contributed to Satanism was the name” ~ Anton Szandor LaVey
  53. “The ideal woman to me would be the gun-toting moll. Someone who is true blue and ready to face the world. Open to ideas and suggestion, not stubborn and closed minded.” ~ Anton Szandor LaVey
  54. “One of the keys to success is an unflinching belief that there are no rules. Anyone who’s ever succeeded has gone on that premise; not buying established procedures, business or otherwise. The naysayers are inevitably left behind amid shouts of ‘it cannot be done’ and “should not be done’.”” ~ Anton Szandor LaVey
  55. “You cannot love everyone; it is ridiculous to think you can.” ~ Anton Szandor LaVey
  56. “I consider that a most ignoble endeavor. The only way I would like to ‘help’ the great majority of people is the same way Carl Panzram ‘reformed’ people who tried to reform him. It would be most merciful to help them by relieving them of the life they seem to hate so much. People should be happy I’m not a humanitarian-or I’d probably be the most diabolical mass murderer the world has ever known.” ~ Anton Szandor LaVey
  57. “It has been said “the truth will make men free”. The truth alone has never set anyone free. It is only DOUBT which will bring mental emancipation.” ~ Anton Szandor LaVey

  58. “There is nothing inherently sacred about moral codes. Like the wooden idols of long ago, they are the work of human hands, and what man has made, man can destroy!” ~ Anton Szandor LaVey
  59. “Yeah, well, I’m crazy, but I’m not stupid, hopefully. And I think we’re all a bit crazy if we do anything that’s deviant. I’ve studied a great deal on deviance and aberrant behavior. Most of the interesting people I’ve ever met have been deviant in one form or another.” ~ Anton Szandor LaVey
  60. “Hair on a man’s chest is thought to denote strength. The gorilla is the most powerful of bipeds and has hair on every place on his body except for his chest.” ~ Anton Szandor LaVey
  61. d the kind of television time that Christianity has now, the kind of drawing out and patience that interviewers give sports figures, or the kind of coverage that a baseball game gets, Christianity would be completely eliminated in a few short months. If people were allowed to see the complete, unbiased truth, even for 60 minutes, it would be too dangerous. There would be no comparison.” ~ Anton Szandor LaVey
  62. “When other people ask me, ‘What gives you the right to suggest standards for others?’, my answer is, ‘If I don’t, someone else, perhaps less qualified, will.” ~ Anton Szandor LaVey

  63. “On Saturday night, I would see men lusting after half-naked girls dancing at the carnival, and on Sunday morning when I was playing organ for tent-show evangelists at the other end of the carnival lot, I would see these same men sitting in the pews with their wives and children, asking God to forgive them and purge them of carnal desires. And the next Saturday they’d be back at the carnival or some other place of indulgence. I knew then that the Christian church thrives on hypocrisy, and that man’s carnal nature will out no matter how much it is purged or scoured by any white-light religion.” ~ Anton Szandor LaVey
  64. “When ghettos become the mainstream of society, islands of individuality cannot help but harbor an elite.” ~ Anton Szandor LaVey
  65. “If real Satanism were allowed the kind of television time that Christianity has now, the kind of drawing out and patience that interviewers give sports figures, or the kind of coverage that a baseball game gets, Christianity would be completely eliminated in a few short months. If people were allowed to see the complete, unbiased truth, even for 60 minutes, it would be too dangerous. There would be no comparison.” ~ Anton Szandor LaVey

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