"Growing up going to Christian school and the concept that you're born a sinner and you don't really have a choice to change who you are has been hammered into my head and created the entire reason why I made art and made a band and made records called 'Antichrist Superstar.'"
"True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist."Marilyn Manson on Albert Einstein
"If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced."Marilyn Manson on Vincent Van Gogh
"The highest art is always the most religious, and the greatest artist is always a devout person."Marilyn Manson on Abraham Lincoln
"The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance."Marilyn Manson on Aristotle
"A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament."Marilyn Manson on Oscar Wilde
"I think art is the only thing that's spiritual in the world. And I refuse to forced to believe in other people's interpretations of God. I don't think anybody should be. No one person can own the copyright to what God means."
"I can't satisfy myself with just trying to tie all of my imagination into music, especially when music is not appreciated as an art form as much as it used to be."
"Art gives me the freedom I don't have when I make music."
"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."
"The time that people aren't expecting what's going to happen, I find that's the best time to really cause the damage that needs to be done."