Who is Marilyn Manson?

Controversial rock singer and self-taught make-up artist.

Books by Marilyn Manson

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.”

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“All the drugs in the world won't save us from ourselves.”

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“Art is a big question mark.”

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“Find what you are afraid of, face it, and then you won't be afraid of it anymore.”

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“Fools aren't born, they are watered and grown like weeds by institutions such as Christianity.”

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“Hopefully, I'll be remembered as the person who brought an end to Christianity.”

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“I believe in dreams. I believe that every night on the planet everything that is, was and can be is dreamt. I believe that what happens in dreams is no different no less important than what happens in the waking world. I believe that dreams are the closest equivalent present-day mankind has to time travel.”

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“I have mood poisoning. Must be something I hate.”

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“I spent hours flipping through the stations, watching Pat Robertson preach about society’s evils and then ask people to call him with their credit card number.”

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“I've always believed that a person is smart. It's people that are stupid.”

Marilyn Manson The Long Hard Road Out of Hell

“If every cigarette you smoke takes seven minutes off of your life, every game of Dungeons & Dragons you play delays the loss of your virginity by seven hours.”

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“If you act like a rock star you will be treated like one.”

Marilyn Manson The Long Hard Road Out of Hell

“If you intend to create something that people will observe and listen to, you've got to listen to them first.”

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“If you really feel hatred for someone, and kind of send it their way, then it’s out of your system and in their hands. I always think it’s therapeutic.”

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“If you want to find out who your real friends are, sink the ship. The first ones to jump aren't your friends.”

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“Imagination is precious. Don't lose it. Don't lose the child in you.”

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“In a society where you are taught to love everything, what value does that place on love?”

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“In the end we're all Jerry Springer guests, really, we just haven't been on the show.”

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“Is adult amusement killing our children, or is killing our children amusing adults?”

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“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.”

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“Most of the world's problems could be avoided if people just said what they fucking meant.”

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“People are too lazy and too stupid to think for themselves that we've got sitcoms with canned laughter that let's you know when to laugh if you're to stupid to know when the joke is.”

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“Relationships never break cleanly. Like a valuable vase, they are smashed and then glued back together, smashed and glued, smashed and glued until the pieces just don't fit together anymore.”

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“The balance between good and evil, and the choices we make between them, are probably the single most important aspects of shaping our personalities and humanity.”

Marilyn Manson The Long Hard Road Out of Hell

“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.”

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“The key to changing the way people think is to change what’s popular. That’s why rather than submit to the mainstream, you have to become it—and then overcome it.”

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“There's nothing like the feeling of knowing that you've made a difference in someone's life, even if that difference is a lifetime of nightmares and a fortune in therapy bills.”

Marilyn Manson The Long Hard Road Out of Hell

“Times have not become more violent. They have just become more televised.”

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“We don't like to kill our unborn; we need them to grow up and fight our wars.”

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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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“What doesn't kill you is gonna leave a scar.”

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

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“When someone was willing to drown with me, I really didn't want to drown anymore.”

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“You get depressed because you know that you're not what you should be.”

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“You should have to pass an IQ test before you breed. You have to take a driving test to operate vehicles and an SAT test to get into college. So why don’t you have to take some sort of test before you give birth to children? When I am President, that’s the first rule I will institute.”

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