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.
Sacrifice to me is something you do without expecting something in return.
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.
I believe a lot about psychology, or I'd like to learn about it - I'm someone who likes to learn about everything.
I'm my most creative between 3 and 5 a.m. That's the way I've always been.
Finding someone who's willing to drown with you creates a situation where you no longer want to drown.
In a sense, terrorism blossomed in the advent of television. Television promotes terrorism in religion and in politics.
There's no reason to change what you are, but if you're not being you, then you need to acknowledge that.
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.'
If you lose who you are, what do you have?
I went to one AA meeting and I got asked for an autograph.
Is adult entertainment killing our children? or is killing our children entertaining our adults?
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.
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.
Times have not become more violent. They have just become more televised.
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.
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 refuse to say things behind people's backs.
I'm so famous, people expect me to sell as many records as Celine Dion or Puff Daddy.