Inspirational Quotes by Marilyn Manson

By | August 20, 2017

All the seven deadly sins are man’s true nature. To be greedy. To be hateful. To have lust. Of course, you have to control them, but if you’re made to feel guilty for being human, then you’re going to be trapped in a never-ending sin-and-repent cycle that you can’t escape from.

Marilyn Manson

I’m not a role model. I’m a role villain.

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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.

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

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Everything I was afraid of when I was growing up, I’ve become. I’ve taken on my nightmares, like the devil and the end of the world, and I’ve become those things.

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The first time I performed musically, I threw up.

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My art is not limited to the songs I create but also to the reaction it creates. I like to sit back and look at the whole thing as if it’s a tornado that I’m controlling. It’s creating chaos. When you create chaos, ideas are turned upside down, and everybody looks at things in a different way.

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I’m someone who is open-minded to new experiences because they teach you new things.

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If Satan wasn’t around, churches would go out of business.

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If you want break it down, rock and roll is about saying what you can’t say in normal life to girls, so you have to say it in songs.

Marilyn Manson

If you want break it down, rock and roll is about saying what you can’t say in normal life to girls, so you have to say it in songs.

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The difference between me as Brian Warner or Marilyn Manson is just words. Same personality, sensibility, sense of humor, behavior. He is me.

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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.

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Music is the strongest form of magic.

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Sometimes I wonder if I’m a character being written, or if I’m writing myself.

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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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The hero is never the star of the story.

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I was married to someone who wanted me to change. Become more adult, more responsible. I began not to like myself, not like what I do. I lost my identity. Everything began collapsing around me.

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To admit you want to have a comeback means you have to admit you weren’t what you were supposed to be. You dropped below your own standard.

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People only hate what they see in themselves.

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To me, Satan ultimately represents rebellion.

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I like zombie movies. I like ‘The Walking Dead;’ I like the metaphor of it, simply because when we go with the zombie concept – if you’re bitten by a zombie, you don’t transform into something else like a vampire or a werewolf or whatever. You become something that’s not you.

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I feel like I’ve dreamed half of my life that hasn’t happened yet, so a lot of times I’m going along, and I do stuff, and I know that I’ve done it. I have deja vus more than I have regular experiences. If half of your day is a deja vu, then you start to wonder, ‘What is real and what isn’t?’

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Finding someone who’s willing to drown with you creates a situation where you no longer want to drown.

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I don’t say things to be offensive; I say things because they’re funny to me. It amuses me.

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Johnny Depp is like a brother to me. We have matching tattoos on our backs – Charles Baudelaire, the flowers of evil, this giant skeleton thing. It’s kind of a secret. People say to us, ‘Why did you get that?’ And we say, ‘No reason.’

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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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For me, art is supposed to be a question mark.

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If you lose who you are, what do you have?

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I am drawn to women who are independent and creative, which is problematic because it’s a struggle, a competition of careers. There’s jealousy.

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When I was stalking my special lady friend on MySpace, people would always say, ‘Is this really Marilyn Manson or some kind of psycho?’ And I’m like, ‘Both.’

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Fear is something I instill in other people, mostly young girls.

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I haven’t looked at marriage in the conventional sense, as far as settling down. I look at it as putting faith in another person, which has always been hard for me to do.

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My first memories of religion were being taken to Episcopal church. My father was Catholic, but my mother, I believe, was Episcopal. So I sort of veered off into the watered-down version of Catholicism.

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Are people raised to be villains or vilified like I have become?

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The point is that life for me is not going to be the way it is for everyone else. I have a fog machine and movie lights in my bedroom.

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From Jesse James to Charles Manson, the media, since their inception, have turned criminals into folk heroes.

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People expect me to me a ‘shock rocker,’ but there’s nothing you can do anymore to be shocking.

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I dare you all to write one more thing that you won’t say to my face.

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If what you do is being threatened as a profession, that could be scary. But that’s the same reason why I walked out on stage many times after receiving death threats. I couldn’t live without doing what I wanted to do. So at the same time I have to be willing to die for it.

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My feelings are, if you’re gonna lead a rock n’ roll lifestyle, don’t let it affect your work. I know I can stay up all night and still come in the next day and write a song, and nothing will stop me from doing it. I expect the same from everyone else.

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Sometimes music, movies and books are the only things that let us feel like someone else feels like we do.

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Sacrifice to me is something you do without expecting something in return.

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Yes, I’m reckless and sometime express no concern for my own well being, and I express a misanthropic view of the world, but to have an opinion, you can’t be a nihilist.

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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.

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There’s no reason to change what you are, but if you’re not being you, then you need to acknowledge that.

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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.

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I think everybody’s got a presentation. Everybody looks a certain way because they want to convey a certain image. You look a certain way because you want people to listen to you in a certain way.

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For me, the key to longevity – and immortality, in a sense – has to do with transformation.

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I can’t turn off the way I think, and that’s essentially who I am, who anybody is.

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Things have become devalued to the point where people don’t realize the repercussions, that they’re devaluing themselves. It could end up bringing about chaos, a lawless situation.

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Leave me in a room with some crayons and I’ll draw on the wall.

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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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