- I was writing a lot of lyrics five or six years ago and the name Marilyn Manson, I thought really describes everything that I had to say, you know, male and female, beauty and ugliness, and it was just very American. It was a statement on the American culture, the power that we give to icons like Marilyn Monroe and Charles Manson and since that's where it's always gone from there. It's about the paradox. Diametrically opposed archetypes and then good.
- 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'm grateful that I have two middle fingers, I only wish I had more.
- I've seen the little tidal waves that I've caused in the music industry, and how people are becoming more evolved in their images. And there are a lot of new Marilyn Manson-esque people, but I don't get mad at those things. It's like there's one real Santa Claus, but there's a lot of fake ones at the mall.
Bowling for Columbine
Many discussions across the internet imply that Marilyn Manson was asked by Moore to talk to Harris and Klebold. Upon review of the actual "Bowling for Columbine" movie, Michael Moore is referring to the survivors of that April 20, 1999 Littleton, Colorado tragedy. Moore's question: "If you were to talk directly to the kids at Columbine or the people in that community, what would you say to them if they were here right now?"
Working Class Hero
The following quotes are not by MM but by John Lennon's "Working Class Hero", also covered by MM:
- Working-class hero is something to be
- First you must learn how to smile as you kill...
- If you wanna be a hero, just follow me
I made some major changes to this quote page, as 1: Many of the unsourced quotes were easily recognisable, so I put them in sourced 2: I put the sourced quotes in order of song and album, with non-lyrics at the end
The problem is, there are now too many lyrics for my liking. This is not a lyrics page. Sooooo... I may delete some at a later stage; the 'Man that you fear' entries, for example, could almost be combined into one larger chunk. I am also somewhat reticent about the number of facile Holy Wood quotes, compared to the very few from Portrait. The Antichrist and Mechanical quantities aren't too bad, though as I said many of the Antichrist ones could be combined.--Artsfiend 10:44, 29 May 2006 (UTC)
- Regarding the lyrics. I agree that they should be cut a little but due to the vast nature of quote-ing vocalists I think all singers should have a lyric section.--188.8.131.52 03:43, 6 June 2006 (UTC)
There are a lot of quotable lines from Golden Age of Grotesque which are not listed here. "Use Your Fist and Not Your Mouth" is one song I'd definitely pull quotes from.