"We live in a society of victimization, where people are much more comfortable being victimized than actually standing up for themselves."
"You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty."Marilyn Manson on Mahatma Gandhi
"An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life."Marilyn Manson on Robert A. Heinlein
"It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society."Marilyn Manson on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both."Marilyn Manson on Dwight D. Eisenhower
"There is more to life than increasing its speed."Marilyn Manson on Mahatma Gandhi
"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."
"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.'"
"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."