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All Quotes by author - Marilyn Manson
" 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. "
" 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. "
" 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. "
" Finding someone who's willing to drown with you creates a situation where you no longer want to drown. "
" For me, the key to longevity - and immortality, in a sense - has to do with transformation. "
" I don't say things to be offensive; I say things because they're funny to me. It amuses me. "
" 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?' "
" If Satan wasn't around, churches would go out of business. "
" I'm not a role model. I'm a role villain. "
" I'm someone who is open-minded to new experiences because they teach you new things. "
" 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. "
" 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. "
" 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.' "
" Music is the strongest form of magic. "
" 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. "
" People only hate what they see in themselves. "
" Sometimes I wonder if I'm a character being written, or if I'm writing myself. "
" Sometimes music, movies and books are the only things that let us feel like someone else feels like we do. "
" The hero is never the star of the story. "
" 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. "
" 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. "
" To me, Satan ultimately represents rebellion. "
" We live in a society of victimization, where people are much more comfortable being victimized than actually standing up for themselves. "
" When all of your wishes are granted, many of your dreams will be destroyed. "
" When you're taught to love everyone, to love your enemies, then what value does that place on love? "
" 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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