65 Marilyn Manson Quotes On Love, Songs, Life

Brian Hugh Warner known professionally as Marilyn Manson, is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, actor, painter, and writer. He is known for his controversial stage personality and image as the lead singer of the band of the same name, which he co-founded with guitarist Daisy Berkowitz in 1989 and of which he remains the only constant member. Like the other founding members of the band, his stage name was formed by combining and juxtaposing the names of two opposing American cultural icons: a sex symbol and an infamous criminal; in Manson’s case, actress Marilyn Monroe and cult leader Charles Manson. This Marilyn Manson quotes will motivate you.

Best Marilyn Manson Quotes

  1. “You get depressed because you know that you’re not what you should be.” ~ Marilyn Manson
  2. “You have to be saved to get into heaven….you only have to be you to get into hell.” ~ Marilyn Manson
  3. “What doesn’t kill you is gonna leave a scar.” ~ Marilyn Manson
  4. “If you want to find out who your real friends are, sink the ship. The first ones to jump aren’t your friends.” ~ Marilyn Manson
  5. “It isn’t hard to find a person whom I could fall in love with, to give her romance. But it’s hard to find such a person who would understand your view on life, accept who you really are and would truly care for you.” ~ Marilyn Manson
  6. “The opposite of love is apathy, and hate is really the same as love-if your so consumed with hatred for someone, you might as well be loving them because your thinking about them for the same amount of time.” ~ Marilyn Manson
  7. “I’m not against god, I’m against the misuse of god.” ~ Marilyn Manson

  8. “When all of your wishes are granted, many of your dreams will be destroyed.” ~ Marilyn Manson
  9. “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
  10. “I fall in love with everything I also hate everything. It’s very hard to be a misanthrope and a romantic.” ~ Marilyn Manson
  11. Music is the strongest form of magic.” ~ Marilyn Manson

  12. “There’s a big difference, I discovered, between wanting to die and not wanting to live. When you want to die, you at least have a goal. When you don’t want to live, you’re really just empty. That’s the point I was at before I was able to make.” ~ Marilyn Manson
  13. “I wasn’t born with enough middle fingers” ~ Marilyn Manson
  14. “The imagination is precious. Don’t lose it. Don’t lose the child in you.” ~ Marilyn Manson
  15. “Enjoy your faults, that’s what separates you from the rest of the world.” ~ Marilyn Manson

  16. “We live in a society of victimization, where people are much more comfortable being victimized than actually standing up for themselves.” ~ Marilyn Manson
  17. “The most genius ideas are in the minds of children and lunatics.
    I describe myself as somewhere in between.” ~ Marilyn Manson
  18. “What nearly everybody in my life had misunderstood about Satanism was that it is not about ritual sacrifices, digging up graves and worshipping the devil. The devil doesn’t exist. Satanism is about worshipping yourself, because you are responsible for your own good and evil.” ~ Marilyn Manson
  19. “If people are going to hate me, I want them to hate me for the right reasons” ~ Marilyn Manson

  20. “The aspiration to save the world is a morbid phenomenon of today’s youth.” ~ Marilyn Manson
  21. “Having an avatar doesn’t give you an identity, and having a persona online doesn’t make you a personality either.” ~ Marilyn Manson
  22. “People are too lazy and too stupid to think for themselves that we’ve got sitcoms with canned laughter that lets you know when to laugh if you’re too stupid to know when the joke is.” ~ Marilyn Manson
  23. “I don’t care if your world is ending today because I wasn’t invited to it anyway.” ~ Marilyn Manson

  24. “Sometimes music, movies and books are the only things that let us feel like someone else feels like we do.” ~ Marilyn Manson
  25. “You can’t force someone to see the truth, just like you can’t force a blind man to see.” ~ Marilyn Manson
  26. “I like to make people think differently than they did before I walked in the room.” ~ Marilyn Manson
  27. “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.” ~ Marilyn Manson
  28. “Dear God, if you were alive, you know we’d kill you.” ~ Marilyn Manson

  29. “Part of me is afraid to get close to people because I’m afraid that they’re going to leave.” ~ Marilyn Manson
  30. “Donohue: “It is Christianity that [Manson] hates, and it is Catholicism that he hates most of all. This guy is at war with Christ.” Manson: “I can’t possibly be at war with Christ, because your religion killed him and what he stood for. But if you want to be at war with me, bring it on.”” ~ Marilyn Manson
  31. “I don’t want to have a gravestone. I want to have all my friends burn me and then snort the ashes. I think that’s the only way to go out.” ~ Marilyn Manson
  32. “I’m chaos, I’ve always been chaos, my point on Earth is chaos.” ~ Marilyn Manson

  33. “If things are too perfect, people are always so afraid that it’s going to change, so they ruin it themselves.” ~ Marilyn Manson
  34. “There’s no reason to change what you are, but if you’re not being you, then you need to acknowledge that.” ~ Marilyn Manson
  35. “I talked to Snoop Doggy Dog today. Well I’m not sure if you could really call it talked because I could hardly understand what he was saying. But i think he was trying to communicate was that he wanted to work with me in some sort of capacity and something involving marijuana.” ~ Marilyn Manson
  36. “Don’t ever empty the bucket of mystery. Never let people define what you do. It’s not about zigging when you should zag. It’s not about doing something unprecedented and unpredictable. It’s just about never being a word, or something that is not in the process of transformation…” ~ Marilyn Manson
  37. “I`m not a slave to a god that doesn`t exist.” ~ Marilyn Manson

  38. “Everybody feels like [a misfit] at different points in their life. If you feel like who you are is right for you, then you are beautiful.” ~ Marilyn Manson
  39. “Seance to renaissance. So it begins” ~ Marilyn Manson
  40. “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 don’t you have to take some sort of test before you give birth to children? When I am President, that’s the first rule I will institute.” ~ Marilyn Manson
  41. “Black eyeliner. It’s standard. It’s all you need. It just makes the world a better place.” ~ Marilyn Manson

  42. “The death of one is a tragedy, but death of a million is just a statistic.” ~ Marilyn Manson
  43. “A pill to make you numb, a pill to make you dumb.” ~ Marilyn Manson
  44. “I never said to be like me, I say be like you and make a difference.” ~ Marilyn Manson
  45. “You cannot sedate all the things you hate.” ~ Marilyn Manson
  46. “I don’t like fun, it upsets me.” ~ Marilyn Manson

  47. “People drink to numb the pain and suffering. I think it’s the pain and suffering that drive you to become an artist. The art itself should be the pain, sort of exorcising every demon and making you feel like you’re a person that matters.” ~ Marilyn Manson
  48. “There are people accusing me that I’m sick, that I’m a danger to morals, western civilization and basically everything under the sun. And they’ve got these wild stories about me, completely off the wall, completely untrue. They thought them up and it makes you wonder what goes on in their brain, but of course, they don’t consider themselves sick. They think they’re normal because they don’t dress like I do.” ~ Marilyn Manson Quotes
  49. “People tend to associate anyone who looks and behaves differently with illegal or immoral activity.” ~ Marilyn Manson
  50. “Find what you are afraid of, face it, and then you won’t be afraid of it anymore.” ~ Marilyn Manson

  51. “When you want to die, you at least have a goal. You’re aiming for something. It’s not a good goal, but at least you want something. And you’ve got anger and fear, but at least you’re feeling something.” ~ Marilyn Manson
  52. “I’ve never been a suicidal person. I’ve never been someone to want to see the world come to an end. But I would like to see something different than what I’m seeing. Because it is becoming a monotonous – as if you’re watching re-runs of things you’ve already seen.” ~ Marilyn Manson
  53. “When people ask me about drugs and alcohol, I say “Yeah, I went to rehab, I went to a mental hospital, I’ve been to jail.” The main lesson you can learn is do drugs and alcohol when you are in a good mood, not when you are in a bad mood, and find balance in anything you do.” ~ Marilyn Manson
  54. “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
  55. “Everything is acting.” ~ Marilyn Manson

  56. “I’m a confession that is waiting to be heard” ~ Marilyn Manson
  57. “In any story, the villain is the catalyst. The hero’s not a person who will bend the rules or show the cracks in his armor. He’s one-dimensional intentionally, but the villain is the person who owns up to what he is and stands by it.” ~ Marilyn Manson
  58. “Just remember when you think you’re free, the crack in your heart is me.” ~ Marilyn Manson
  59. “Let’s just kill everyone and let God sort them out.” ~ Marilyn Manson
  60. “It’s shocking to me that it’s easier to buy a gun at Wal-Mart than it is to buy my record.” ~ Marilyn Manson

  61. “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
  62. “Art is a big question mark.” ~ Marilyn Manson
  63. “When people say ‘I want to be like you’, I tell them if you want to be like me, then be yourself.” ~ Marilyn Manson
  64. “If I were in a room full of people, I’d rather be the person who is more interesting than the one who is wallpaper.” ~ Marilyn Manson
  65. “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

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