Lok 22 2010

Marilyn Manson

“The world doesn’t revolve around the sun, it revolves around a giant cock. That is what the world is about. It’s about sex. Anybody who doesn’t want to realize this is fooling themselves. People are bored because they’ve done everything they can do. So now the fear of death is the only thing that gets them excited.”

“Is adult entertainment killing our children? Or is killing our children entertaining adults?”

“… if I hadn’t gone to a private Christian school, I’d never have built up enough animosity to want to have started a band. And now that I have one, the fact that they are giving me such resistance and publicity, they have made me far bigger than they’d ever have wanted me to have become. So I guess in a strange way the Christians have influenced me the most.”

“The world’s not a great place anymore and it can’t be. I’m sure it would have been much more enjoyable to be alive in the fifties, when there was at least an illusion of purity, and things that were taboo had such a great power to them. I think it was a time when magic was really alive. There’s no imagination anymore. It was eliminated with video games and VCR’s. I’m only necessary because of the way the world is. Well, maybe if I manage to make the world a better place then maybe I’d want to have a kid.”

“Art gives me the freedom I don’t have when I make music. In music you feel a connection to the voice and think about the person behind it. In art that’s secondary.”

“Parents and legislators love to blame people like us for corrupting the youth of this country, but the kids were corrupted long before we ever got to them.”

“I hope that with our music we can inspire other people to be creative and to use their imagination, because it is something that is so lacking nowadays. You have virtual reality, MTV, video games and VCR’s. Nobody really wants to think about things or create things. You have programs on a computer which will write a poem for you.”