Quotes by Anton LaVey

A friend of mine who was a founding father of the Church of Satan, who later I compared notes with, said when he was a kid, he too managed to get into Sally's Nude Ranch, and in the corral he saw his Sunday school teacher!!! That was a real epiphany for him. From that moment on he was a Satanist.
– Anton LaVey
As far as modern music I'm all for bands doing things for the cause of Satanism: Marilyn Manson, Nine Inch Nails, the Reverend Horton Heat. I'm as supportive as I can get with these people.
– Anton LaVey
But the average person doesn't have that much imagination. They just want to be entertained. They want to have the tableau presented for them. They don't want to participate beyond a certain point. They want the safety of the herd, to be catered to, sit back and enjoy.
– Anton LaVey
Creeps and assholes are just good for target practice. So many people are.
– Anton LaVey
Do what you want as long as it's paying off for you. But once it's become a liability, then something is wrong and you better find out what it is.
– Anton LaVey
Every girl I met in burlesque was 22.
– Anton LaVey
Hitler's greatest mistake was in, not his bringing together some of the things he tried to bring together, but by of course employing the racist concepts that he did, he lost everything. I mean, who knows but he would have won the war if he kept the people around that he considered inferior or his adjutants considered inferior.
– Anton LaVey
Hopefully by bringing back burlesque, you'll bring back the kind of body that's round on top and round on bottom. I love cellulite and stretch marks!
– Anton LaVey
I don't drink much anymore, because it's supposedly not good for me. I still have gallons of it around though. I smell the cork and do a lot of wishing.
– Anton LaVey
I don't go to strip bars anymore. I used to go incognito, trouble was they always thought I was an undercover cop.
– Anton LaVey
I feel that what is probably the greatest enemy of longevity is popularity, and most people die of popularity.
– Anton LaVey
I first started to play the calliope in the circus. The regular player was a drinker, so they got rid of him and put me on the calliope.
– Anton LaVey
I have a passion for big cats, I like big snakes. There is something about snakes that is so wise, they have this uncanny perfection. I'd like to get inside their reptilian heads.
– Anton LaVey
I like classic cars, I've had some really good ones. A '66 Toronado, a black one - it's a very satanic-looking car. I have a coffin-nosed '37 Cord, white, I've had that one since 1956. I've had a '34 Deusenburg, a '48 Lincoln Continental with the squared-off windows. I like guns. I have a pretty good collection, I have some rare ones. I like really old books, old magazines, I'm always running out of space.
– Anton LaVey
I like raunchiness, not like in a biker-chick sort of a way, but like the girl can't help it. Little bruises, a few hairs out of place, a little stain here and there.
– Anton LaVey
I see nothing wrong with robbing somebody on the street.
– Anton LaVey
I tend to clam up with a tape recorder in front of me-I hesitate for prudent reasons, so I don't say as much.
– Anton LaVey
I wanted to get away anyway, not against parental authority, but from being a misfit against society. I was a misfit and a maverick when it came to clothes too. When I was 16 I was wearing zoot suits. I wouldn't be seen in a T-shirt. I wanted to look sharp.
– Anton LaVey
I've always been timid. I wait for the mating signal, yet I want to show my interest, but I'm too goddamn bashful to go for it! I have no sympathy for wolves. Why can't a man wait and see if there is any interest in them? Every woman wants to be pursued, it's a courting dance, a mating game and it should be that way, played out. The world is full of creeps.
– Anton LaVey
I've yet to find a contemporary musician that can play an exotic beat, a jungle or burly beat.
– Anton LaVey