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Music is the strongest form of magic.

Music is the strongest form of magic.

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. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

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

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

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. ---->>>

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 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.

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. ---->>>

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

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. ---->>>

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

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

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. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

We live in a society of victimization, where people are much more comfortable being victimized than actually standing up for themselves. ---->>>

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.' ---->>>

To me, Satan ultimately represents rebellion. ---->>>

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.

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.

I'm not a role model. I'm a role villain. ---->>>

I've started to think that maybe I wouldn't mind passing my demented genius on to some small thing who can set fire and breathe profanity. ---->>>

Part of me is afraid to get close to people because I'm afraid that they're going to leave. ---->>>

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

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

If a kid is old enough to drive a car or buy a gun, isn't he old enough to be held personally responsible for what he does with his car or gun? Or if he's a teenager, should someone else be blamed because he isn't as enlightened as an eighteen-year-old?

If a kid is old enough to drive a car or buy a gun, isn't he old enough to be held personally responsible for what he does with his car or gun? Or if he's a teenager, should someone else be blamed because he isn't as enlightened as an eighteen-year-old?

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

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

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. ---->>>

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

Jesus is a half-naked guy, hanging, nailed to a cross, and then people wear that around their neck, and then those are the people that are upset about violence in movies.

Jesus is a half-naked guy, hanging, nailed to a cross, and then people wear that around their neck, and then those are the people that are upset about violence in movies.

I never said to be like me, I say to be like you and make a difference. ---->>>

When you're taught to love everyone, to love your enemies, then what value does that place on love? ---->>>

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. ---->>>

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

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.' ---->>>

It's shocking to me that it's easier to buy a gun at Wal-Mart than it is to buy my record. ---->>>

Rumors, stories... I'm used to them. I got my ribs removed, I was on 'The Wonder Years'... You know there's a different story every day. ---->>>

Anybody who does not evolve can become a self-parody. I have to evolve on a daily basis just to keep my own interest in what I do. ---->>>

There's nothing that anyone could say about me that would hurt my feelings. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

If you're gonna pretend to be something, then you have to at least live up to what it is. ---->>>

When I finish a picture I don't show it to anyone if I feel it's not good enough yet. I've learnt to listen to my partners and my friends. For me it's the biggest success if they like it. ---->>>

I like to be unhinged; I like to be unpredictable. I like to make people worry that worse things can happen whenever I go out to a restaurant or act in a movie. ---->>>

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.

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.

I don't want to feel like I've matured. That's a stupid word that I never want to use. ---->>>

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

I'm kind of shy, and I think that I take that out by performing in front of a lot of people. That's how I get out my shyness. ---->>>

Art gives people a reason to be alive.

Art gives people a reason to be alive.

Growing up going to Christian school and the concept that you're born a sinner and you don't really have a choice to change who you are has been hammered into my head and created the entire reason why I made art and made a band and made records called 'Antichrist Superstar.' ---->>>

My goal isn't to make money, it's to try and survive and make a point. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

Everything is acting.

Everything is acting.

I think confidence is the most appealing quality in any human being or any artist; that's what really attracts us to people. ---->>>

These people are artists. These people are musicians. They're taking it out and trying to express it that way. ---->>>

Times have not become more violent. They have just become more televised. ---->>>

I've never treated anyone in my band like they're not on the same level as me. I'm not that kind of person. ---->>>

People expect me to me a 'shock rocker,' but there's nothing you can do anymore to be shocking. ---->>>

I believe that you are not stuck with a pre-destiny. I believe that there is ways to see all these things that are laid down in front of you and where you belong and to smack yourself in the face when you realize that you've strayed off your path and get back to where your path is. ---->>>

I just don't like when there's a rumor that says I'm dating someone who is below my standards. But when I got divorced, my ex-wife said I was spending all my time with Lindsay Lohan and Angelina Jolie. I was like, 'Thank you for the big ups!'

I just don't like when there's a rumor that says I'm dating someone who is below my standards. But when I got divorced, my ex-wife said I was spending all my time with Lindsay Lohan and Angelina Jolie. I was like, 'Thank you for the big ups!'

You might find me outside with a can of hair spray, spraying it with the hope that the sun will burn a hole in the Earth. Another part of me hopes people will grow up and evolve and get smarter. That's the paradox of Marilyn Manson.

You might find me outside with a can of hair spray, spraying it with the hope that the sun will burn a hole in the Earth. Another part of me hopes people will grow up and evolve and get smarter. That's the paradox of Marilyn Manson.

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. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

People only hate what they see in themselves. ---->>>

People tend to associate anyone who looks and behaves differently with illegal or immoral activity.

People tend to associate anyone who looks and behaves differently with illegal or immoral activity.

In the end we're all Jerry Springer Show guests, really, we just haven't been on the show. ---->>>

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

Find out what's really out there. I never said to be like me, I say be like you and make a difference. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

Is adult entertainment killing our children? or is killing our children entertaining our adults? ---->>>

This is the culture you're raising your kids in. Don't be surprised if it blows up in your face. ---->>>

It's better to use a curse word than to hurt somebody else, I find. ---->>>

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

Sometimes you feel awkward being what you're best at, you feel like you have to be something new. ---->>>

I went to one AA meeting and I got asked for an autograph. ---->>>

The time that people aren't expecting what's going to happen, I find that's the best time to really cause the damage that needs to be done. ---->>>

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

Someday, when I manage to finally figure out how to take care of myself, then I'll consider taking care of someone else. ---->>>

Sometimes I wonder if I'm a character being written, or if I'm writing myself. ---->>>

I don't encourage people to choose any sort of sexuality. ---->>>

There's a certain group of people who are always going to dislike me and disagree with whatever I say. ---->>>

The word 'Antichrist', to me, is the collective disbelief in god. ---->>>

As a kid I just felt like an outsider. ---->>>

As a kid I had buck teeth and braces and acne. I hated what I saw. I'm still not comfortable, but that's why I change and adapt the way I look. ---->>>

I'm absolutely not looking for someone who agrees with me about everything or someone who wants to please me by believing what I believe. ---->>>

I'm my most creative between 3 and 5 a.m. That's the way I've always been. ---->>>

I often obsess so much about things that I can't get done, that I ruin other things. ---->>>

I fall in love very easily. ---->>>

If I were in a room full of people, I'd rather be the person who is more interesting than the one who is wallpaper. ---->>>

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

I like to make people think differently than they did before I walked in the room. ---->>>

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

I don't need to drive. I have no business driving. I would never be able to find my keys. ---->>>

I think people have to take responsibility for their own actions. ---->>>

I'm thinking about entering a Marilyn Manson costume contest to see if I lose. ---->>>

Marriage changes everything.

Marriage changes everything.

What I know is my music gets blamed for school shootings. ---->>>

In a sense, terrorism blossomed in the advent of television. Television promotes terrorism in religion and in politics.

In a sense, terrorism blossomed in the advent of television. Television promotes terrorism in religion and in politics.

My dad being a salesman taught me you can sell anybody anything if you've got the ability to believe. ---->>>

The hero is never the star of the story.

The hero is never the star of the story.

Art gives me the freedom I don't have when I make music. ---->>>

I believe a lot about psychology, or I'd like to learn about it - I'm someone who likes to learn about everything. ---->>>

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

I used to have nightmares about the Antichrist - what would happen, where it would come from, and who it would be. ---->>>

I'm so famous, people expect me to sell as many records as Celine Dion or Puff Daddy.

I'm so famous, people expect me to sell as many records as Celine Dion or Puff Daddy.

If you believe in what you're doing, you're going to make money. When you question it, you won't. ---->>>

Marilyn Manson is a criticism of gimmickry, while being itself a gimmick. ---->>>

My dad loves what I do and I support my parents financially because they didn't have a job that gave them a pension. ---->>>

Ultimately, because I'm an artist, I can't ever consider myself a nihilist, so I suppose I'm optimistic. ---->>>

All of my heroes, like Dali, are people who pioneered various forms of cinema. ---->>>

America puts killers on the cover of 'TIME' magazine, giving them as much notoriety as our favorite movie stars. ---->>>

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

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

I can't go to sleep at night if I didn't accomplish at least something. That's the one thing that keeps me up. ---->>>

I don't think I have ever tried to create things to encourage people to hurt others, or themselves. ---->>>

I like Kylie Minogue sometimes - I like a lot of unusual stuff... I don't know - I like Justin Timberlake over Lady Gaga, just musically. ---->>>

I'm not a masochist. I'm simply into trying to enjoy what I do, because otherwise there's no point. ---->>>

If I think I weigh too much, I'll lose weight; if my hair looks stupid, I'll cut it. I guess I'm my harshest critic. I'm not easily satisfied. ---->>>

Man's greatest fear is chaos.

Man's greatest fear is chaos.

Marilyn Manson is a mockery of American pop culture. ---->>>

On my albums, it's as though the parental advisory is built in. ---->>>

There's just no great rock albums anymore. There's a lot of rock music out there, but it's very bland and disposable. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

Actors always want to be musicians, and musicians want to be actors. ---->>>

Comedians have a huge carte blanche and the ability to get away with saying a lot of things. ---->>>

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

I can't sleep without the TV on. It doesn't matter where it is. I don't like silence. My ears ring from loud music. ---->>>

I decided to make music again at a time when I couldn't have had more obstacles. ---->>>

I don't try to be bad as much as I just am by nature. ---->>>

I refuse to say things behind people's backs. ---->>>

I was an extra on 21 Jump Street when I was 19 years old. ---->>>

I'm not going to be some kind of PC, tree-hugger. ---->>>

In music, you feel a connection to the voice and think about the person behind it. In art that's secondary. ---->>>

It's my job to be the Pierrot, the clown, in the theatrical sense. ---->>>

Living in Hollywood, it's easy to have someone flatter you. That doesn't help me. ---->>>

My father had a very violent temper, and he was never home. So I was kind of a mama's boy. ---->>>

My first dissatisfaction has always been with religion. ---->>>

To me, Columbine is just as awful as Vietnam, and it's just as awful as anything else. ---->>>

Watching movies is my one distraction. ---->>>

You can find inspiration for man's behaviour wherever you look. ---->>>

I've found a woman I can relate to. That's something - and I don't even feel sappy saying it - that, if anyone has that, don't lose it, because it's probably the only thing that you can ever really find any satisfaction from. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

If you lose emotion, and you gain it back, you realise that hate and love are very important to distribute properly. So I'm not going to waste any kind of emotion on things that aren't related to me. ---->>>

I care about the people I know and love the most, but I also care about what the people I don't know think in the sense that I want them to think and understand me in a certain way. I don't base my life around either one, and I don't change the way I live to please either set of people, but I do care. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

If one more 'journalist' makes a cavalier statement about me and my band, I will personally or with my fans' help, greet them at their home and discover just how much they believe in their freedom of speech. ---->>>

I wish that my life could be like the movies, like 'Bonnie and Clyde' or 'The Hunger' or 'Harold and Maude.' And... it can be! It maybe just takes somebody else who is as fearless as you. It takes a person who will not hesitate.

I wish that my life could be like the movies, like 'Bonnie and Clyde' or 'The Hunger' or 'Harold and Maude.' And... it can be! It maybe just takes somebody else who is as fearless as you. It takes a person who will not hesitate.

When you want to die, you at least have a goal. You're aiming for something. It's not a good goal, but at least you want something. And you've got anger and fear, but at least you're feeling something.

When you want to die, you at least have a goal. You're aiming for something. It's not a good goal, but at least you want something. And you've got anger and fear, but at least you're feeling something.

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. ---->>>

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?' ---->>>

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. ---->>>

The person who thinks I worship the devil and kill animals is just as important as someone who makes an interpretation that's closer to what I intended. ---->>>

I can't satisfy myself with just trying to tie all of my imagination into music, especially when music is not appreciated as an art form as much as it used to be. ---->>>

The advantage of the internet is that it has taken away the charade of politics. China has heard of democracy and people know about certain concepts they wouldn't have previously. ---->>>

I'm completely unlike a lot of other performers in the past who have been forgiven or come to terms with the real world because they tell everyone their performance is 'just a show.' And so, people say, 'Oh, it's OK then. We don't care. He's not really a bad person.' It's not just a show for me. It's my life. ---->>>

Videos have to go hand in hand with your music, so that's why, ultimately, they should be created by the artist. And if they're not, it doesn't really add up to me. ---->>>

I realized that I started writing songs to make people feel how I felt, rather than just making them feel something. That's not the way I should do things. ---->>>

I was a pizza delivery boy at the Pizza Oven in Canton. I wanted to get fired so bad, I actually wrecked the delivery car, but they wouldn't fire me because I was the only person they had working there. ---->>>

There was definitely a lack of any sort of villain in the Clinton era, which is why, when Columbine happened, it was easy to pick on me. My face was around, and it made good TV. ---->>>

When I turned about 14, I developed a friendship with this guy whose mom was the secretary to Ernest Angley, the faith healer, who's very popular in the Midwest. He had a television show, and he was sort of like Liberace mixed with Jerry Falwell - very glitzy, very high-tech. ---->>>

When you're in a relationship, if you just break it down to regular terms, people are attracted to something, and that's what they want you to be, and that's what you should just be, and for me, it's very simple - if I meet a girl and I say, 'This is what I like about you. Just continue. Every day.' ---->>>

I don't have anything against Simon Cowell and 'The X Factor.' ---->>>

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

I pity anybody who has to spend a day with me. ---->>>

I've been able to watch and to weather a lot of different periods in entertainment, politics and life. ---->>>

I did vote Obama. But I've never believed in the authenticity of the two-party system. ---->>>

I've known Johnny Depp since I was 19. ---->>>

The first time I performed musically, I threw up. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 01-05, 1969
Birthplace: in Canton, Ohio, The United States
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Occupation: Musician

Brian Hugh Warner (born January 5, 1969), known professionally as Marilyn Manson, is an American singer, songwriter, musician, composer, actor, painter, author and former music journalist. He is known for his controversial stage personality and image as the lead singer of the band Marilyn Manson, which he co-founded with guitarist Daisy Berkowitz and of which he remains the only constant member (wikipedia)