Quotes by Marilyn Manson

A lot of people don't want to make their own decisions. They're too scared. It's much easier to be told what to do.
– Marilyn Manson
Americans talk so much about being individualistic, but they don't want you to be an individual because if you think for yourself then you're not going to be a part of any trend that they want you to be a part of. They don't want you to think for yourself. They tell you they do so that you're happy and you're stupid and you're sheep.
– Marilyn Manson
Anybody intelligent enough to realize what America is, is not going to sit around and do nothing about it. They're going to be the same way that I am. They're going to be the same way our fans are. They're going to be pissed.
– Marilyn Manson
Find out what's really out there. I never said to be like me, I say be like you and make a difference.
– Marilyn Manson
I fear being like everyone I hate, I fear failure, I fear losing control. I love balancing between chaos and control with everything I do. I always have a fear of going one way or another, getting lost in something, or losing everything to get lost in. And I fear being a completely acceptable sheep in society.
– Marilyn Manson
I never said to be like me, I say to be like you and make a difference.
– Marilyn Manson
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.
– Marilyn Manson
I view my job as being someone who is supposed to piss people off. I don't want to be just one-of-the-guys. I don't want to be just a smiling face you see on television presenting some vapid kind of easily-digestible garbage.
– Marilyn Manson
In the end we're all Jerry Springer Show guests, really, we just haven't been on the show.
– Marilyn Manson
Is adult entertainment killing our children? or is killing our children entertaining our adults?
– Marilyn Manson
It's the whole Nietzche philosophy of you are your own God. That's why I debase myself in the concerts and tell people to spit on me. I'm saying to them 'You are no different from me'.
– Marilyn Manson
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.
– Marilyn Manson
Part of me is afraid to get close to people because I'm afraid that they're going to leave.
– Marilyn Manson
That's the type of thing I'm trying to speak out against the most, religion controlling what we see and what we do in our personal lives, even if you're not a part of that religion. Antichrist Superstar [the album] is a challenge really, to traditional morality and it's... to make people question that and make people think about different perspectives.
– Marilyn Manson
The burden of originality is one that most people don't want to accept. They'd rather sit in front of the TV and let that tell them what they're supposed to like, what they're supposed to buy, and what they're supposed to laugh at.
– Marilyn Manson
The word 'Antichrist', to me, is the collective disbelief in god.
– Marilyn Manson
These people are artists. These people are musicians. They're taking it out and trying to express it that way.
– Marilyn Manson
They'll see it. And it doesn't matter if they don't. It's only Rock 'n' Roll. But I do intend to move more into the Mainstream. Marilyn Manson is just the First phase.
– Marilyn Manson
We live in a society of victimization, where people are much more comfortable being victimized than actually standing up for themselves.
– Marilyn Manson
What happens someday if more people own my record than the bible? That will make me god because a lot more people believe in me than him? Because it's just about popularity. There are plenty of people in the world how have never heard of Jesus, while America takes him for granted.
– Marilyn Manson