Quotes, 2018 Edition, Volume M

Bill Mackelfresh
“My stomach is full and I am happy.”
“I know everything about graph theory.”
“All I know for sure is that the number ten is chicken nuggets at McDonald’s.”
“The average life expectancy will soon be 150 years and that’s good, but it will start a nuclear war.”
“I am so pissed that Erdos is dead, I wanted to collab with him”
“Plus my grades are above average in most of my upper-level math courses, which is better than the average student.”

James Madison
“Equal laws protecting equal rights is the best guarantee of loyalty and love of country.”
”Knowledge will forever govern ignorance: And a people who mean to be their own Governors, must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.”

Charles Manson
“You know, a long time ago being crazy meant something. Nowadays everybody’s crazy.”

Marilyn Manson
“When all of your wishes are granted, many of your dreams will be destroyed.”
“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. Americans talk so much about being individualistic, but they don’t want you to be an individual because if you think for yourself then you’re not going to be a part of any trend that they want you to be a part of. They don’t want you to think for yourself. They tell you they do so that you’re happy and you’re stupid and you’re sheep. 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. These people are artists. These people are musicians. They’re taking it out and trying to express it that way. The rest of the world, who are just willing to accept it, are gonna be doing their everyday jobs, and they’re going to be trapped in a rut, and they’re never gonna see it until the day they die, and they’re gonna be disappointed when they don’t go to heaven anyway ’cause they were too stupid to realize that it’s not going to happen.”
“We live in a society of victimization, where people are much more comfortable being victimized than actually standing up for themselves.”
“I never said to be like me, I say to be like you and make a difference.”
“I was not allowed to put the paintings on the cover of the record! Our anticipation was not to create album artwork. We wanted to create a collaboration, and from that came the idea to use it for the cover, because we did not consider the Golden Age of Grotesque to be limited to an album. An album is very limited with censorship, and with time constraints and space constraints. We did intend for the white and black images of me with the ears to be the front and back.
I feel the black one is very American, and the white one is very European. The black one is somewhat more evil, and the white one is kind of innocent. I actually think that the white one, visually, strikes me as more evil. It’s like a Pierrot. You know, American versus European. The entire time that I did it, I don’t think anyone mentioned the blackface and the relevance of it. The relevance of it is the exploitation of a performer, or an artist. The Mickey Mouse was invocative because of the hat, and a lot of people feared that it would be a lawsuit from Disney, but it does not even, in it’s fullest frame, show both ears. The hat that I ended up making is very similar, but it’s asymmetrical, because I have a real problem with symmetry. I like things to be different on both sides, like my brain. The white one, on the other side, is like the child.

All I can say about it is I’m glad that it makes it into the collection of images that represent me as best as it could. I think that it just scratches the surface of what Gottfried and I could do together. Also I think it was most appreciated and understood for it’s biggest quality and it’s biggest political impact.

Like I said, people can take it anyway they want. People took it as serious as it could be in Europe, particularly in France and Paris, and in Japan because they saw my commentary on America. They saw me as much as people see Mickey Mouse as an American symbol. You cover your mouth with blackface, which really represents a franchise, moneymaking, and slave creation of entertainment, that isn’t even human. That’s an animal, on top of a podium that is exaggerated – a comedy form of fascism. It sounds very American to me. It sounds like a Happy Meal. That’s not to say that’s the only way you need to look at it.”
“Capitalism has made it this way, old-fashioned fascism will take it away.”
“First of all, my theory that I’ve really been thinking about since I had so much interaction with Christianity after doing ‘Antichrist Svperstar’, is that Christ was the blue-print for celebrity. He was the first celebrity, or rock star if you want to look at it that way, and he became this image of sexuality and suffering. He’s literally marketed – a crucifix is no different than a concert shirt in some ways. I think for America, in my lifetime, John F. Kennedy kind of took the place of that in some ways. He became lifted up as this icon and this Christ figure. I started to, in my weird drugged version of Hollywood, dream up a world where these dead stars are really saints. Jackie O[nassis] is kind of like Mary Immaculate. That’s what I was thinking when I was writing the album, and I hinted that in a lot of song like ‘Posthuman’.”
“When you are suffering, know that I have betrayed you” (“Irresponsible Hate Anthem”)
“Let’s just kill everyone and let your God sort them out” (“Irresponsible Hate Anthem”)
“Hey victim, you were the one who put the stick in my hand” (“Irresponsible Hate Anthem”)
“the beautiful people
And I don’t want you and I don’t need you
Don’t bother to resist, or I’ll beat you
It’s not your fault that you’re always wrong
The weak ones are there to justify the strong
The beautiful people, the beautiful people
It’s all relative to the size of your steeple
You can’t see the forest for the trees
You can’t smell your own shit on your knees” (“The Beautiful People”)
“The worms will live in every host
It’s hard to pick which one they eat most
The horrible people, the horrible people
It’s as anatomic as the size of your steeple
Capitalism has made it this way
Old-fashioned fascism will take it away” (“The Beautiful People”)
“Prosthetic synthesis and butterfly
Sealed up with virgin stitch
If it hurts baby please tell me
Preserve the innocence
I never wanted it to end like this
But flies will lay their eggs” (“Torniquet”)
“Everyone will suffer now
You can’t save yourself” (“Little Horn”)
“When the boy is still a worm it’s hard to
Learn the number seven” (“Cryptorchid”)
“Prick your finger it is done
The moon has now eclipsed the sun
The angel has spread it’s wings
The time has come for bitter things” (“Cryptorchid”)
“Because today is black
Because there is no turning back
Because your lies have watered me
I have become the strongest weed” (“Kinderfeld”)
“Light a candle for the sinners
Set the world on fire” (“1996”)
“I can’t believe in the things
That don’t believe in me
Now it’s your turn to see misanthropy” (“1996”)
“I went to God just to see
And I was looking at me
Saw Heaven and Hell were lies
When I’m God everyone dies” (“The Reflecting God”)
“Without the threat of death
There’s no reason to live at all” (“The Reflecting God”)
“Rock is deader than dead
Shock is all in your head
Your sex and your dope is all that were fed
So fuck all your protests and put them to bed
God is in the T.V” (“Rock is Dead”)
“1,000 mothers are praying for it
We’re so full of hope
And so full of shit
Build a new god to medicate and to ape
Sell us ersatz dressed up and real fake” (“Rock Is Dead”)
“I wanna outrace the speed of pain” (“Speed of Pain”)
“God is a number you cannot count to
You are post-human and hardwired” (“Posthuman”)
“You and I are underdosed and we’re ready to fall
Raised to be stupid, taught to be nothing at all” (“I Don’t Like the Drugs (But the Drugs Like Me”)
“Nothing suffocates you more than
The passing of everyday human events
Isolation is the oxygen mask you make
Your children breathe into survive” (“The Fight Song”)
“I never really hated the one true god
But the god of the people I hated” (“Disposable Teens”)
“Valley of death we are free
Your father’s your prison you see” (“Target Audience”)
“We have no future
Heaven wasn’t made for me
We burn ourselves to hell
As fast as it can be
And I wish that I could be a king
Then I’d know that I am not alone” (“In the Shadow of the Valley of Death”)
“Death is policeman
Death is the priest
Death is the stereo
Death is a TV
Death is the Tarot
Death is an angel and
Death is our God
Killing us all” (“In the Shadow of the Valley of Death”)
“We are dead and tomorrow’s canceled
Because of things we did yesterday
We are dead and tomorrow’s canceled
They crucify us in our space” (“Cruci-fiction in Space”)
“We light a candle on an earth
We made into hell
And pretend that we’re in heaven
Each time we do we get
The blind man’s ticket
And we know that nothing’s true” (“The Death Song”)
“Nothing’s going to change
Nothing’s going to change the world” (“Lamb of God”)
“You can point your gun at me
And hope it will go away
If god was alive
He would hate you anyway” (“Burning Flag”)
“I saw that pregnant girl today
She didn’t know that it was dead inside
Even though it was alive
Some of us are really born to die” (“Valentine’s Day”)
“When one world ends
Something else begins
But without a scream
Just a whisper because we
Just start it over again” (“The Fall of Adam”)

Mark Manson
“Today I received approximately the 11,504th email this year from a person telling me that they don’t know what to do with their life. And like all of the others, this person asked me if I had any ideas of what they could do, where they could start, where to “find their passion.”
And of course, I didn’t respond. Why? Because I have no fucking clue. If you don’t have any idea what to do with yourself, what makes you think some jackass with a website would? I’m a writer, not a fortune teller.”

Josh Martin
“There’s nothing wrong with condescending to someone if you really are better than them. How do you know if you’re better? Compare your cars. Money in the bank. Dick sizes. Do all that, and if you have the most or best of those things, then feel free to talk down to them. Treat them as an angry parent would a misbehaving child. It’s the only way to teach them not to be such a loser.”

Ellie Martin-Eberhardt
“7-toed sloth is decidedly more sinful than 3-toed sloth. Don’t look at me, I don’t make the rules.”
“Right. and the best way to do a loop is to have three functions that call each other.”

Karl Marx
“Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of the heartless world, just as it is the spirit of a spiritless situation. It is the opium of the people.”
“The last capitalist we hang shall be the one who sold us the rope.”

Dr. May
“People ask me, what’s it like to be dean? I tell them,being dean of the college is like being a psychologist or a priest: All these people come in and tell you things you wish you never heard,and then you can’t tell anyone about it.”

Stacy McKeigue
“I will say, however, that in modern cinematic media, there is a preference for “less talky, more do-y,””
“I swear, it’s like how the Jews are still waiting for the messiah. They’re like, “The next guy to be the son of God is him,” and Jesus was like, “Yo, here I am,” and they’re all, “Nah, the NEXT guy to be son of God is definitely him.””

Timothy McLean
“Hey, omnipotence does not imply omnicompetence. He’s a pretty idiotic designer in all walks of life—is it any surprise that he’s a terrible writer on top of it?”

Herman Melville
“To write a mighty book, you must choose a mighty theme.”

H. L. Mencken
“The most dangerous man, to any government, is the man who is able to think things out for himself without regard to the prevailing superstitions and taboos. Almost inevitably he comes to the conclusion that the government he lives under is dishonest, insane and intolerable, and so, if he is romantic, he tries to change it. And even if he is not romantic personally he is apt to spread discontent among those who are.”
“It is now quite lawful for a Catholic woman to avoid pregnancy by a resort to mathematics, though she is still forbidden to resort to physics or chemistry.”
“As democracy is perfected, the office of president represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart’s desire at last and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.”

Mephastophilis (Marlowe’s Doctor Faustus)
“Hell hath no limits, nor is circumscribed In one self-place; for where we are is hell, And where hell is, there must we ever be.”
“Why this is hell, nor am I out of it. Think’st thou that I, who saw the face of God, And tasted the eternal joys of heaven, Am not tormented with ten thousand hells In being deprived of everlasting bliss?”

Scotty Meltzer
“Different isn’t always better, but better is always different.”

“We do have a lot in common. The same Earth, the same air, the same sky. Maybe if we started looking at what’s the same instead of what’s different… well, who knows.”

“I see now that the circumstances of one’s birth are irrelevant; it is what you do with the gift of life that determines who you are.”

John Milton
“The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven.” (Lucifer, Paradise Lost)

Corey Moehler
“Immanuel Kant was a very boring man.”
“These newer, more naive forms of Scientism, also have a strong tendency to call philosophy “a big waste of time”, “pointless arguing”, “nothing but semantics”, etc. Rhetorically, they tend to say that non-empirical ideas have no way to guarantee they are true, so are pointless to talk about. This is a rather ridiculous point to make, since their entire movement is based around spreading a certain set of non-empirical, philosophical norms, which they apparently don’t feel it necessary to open up to criticism. What they mostly seem to mean is, assuming everyone agrees with us on the important philosophic questions, such as atheism, utilitarianism, capitalism, eliminiative materialism, etc., then we don’t need anything but science. Well, this is a maybe true in a strange way, insofar that if everyone agreed on every philosophical position, i.e. if philosophy was solved, then we probably wouldn’t need philosophy. Philosophy, however, has not been solved. Furthermore, if it is going to be solved, it certainly won’t be solved by a bunch of people who don’t even read or engage in philosophy. The real goal is often just to draw a border around what we should or shouldn’t question, because they don’t want any of the fundamental aspects of society to change. And, well, people who don’t want society to change often also find themselves not wanting people to even think about changing society.”
“Actually, maybe that’s where Sartre got the idea, so maybe Dostoyevsky is Sartre’s muse. A lot of his books are kind of just French retellings of Dostoyevky’s very Russian novels. They drink wine instead of vodka. They have ennui instead of murder people. That kind of thing.”

Stephen Moffat
“You don’t have ideas – they just let you know when they’re ready.”

Petteri M——-
“But spiders are nice also. Just hanging around and, you know, killing.”

Crystal Moore
“I like to think that a house with more books than shelves is a house full of minds in constant expansion. But that might just be a nice line to make being a packrat a good thing. ;-)”
“A badger in a sack is still a badger.”
“Etymologically speaking… Religion is the root of all evil.”

Ted Morris
“they have to include “this device does not require, nor should be exposed to, maple syrup” with all technology”
“I guess Teddy Roosevelt, though able to take a bullet to the chest, is not able to escape the massive house fires created by burning dinner… most likely because, instead of running away or attempting to put the fire out, he stood there, waving his arms, and screaming maniacally.”
“Hey, Sims have their priorities I guess, they just don’t happen to always align with ours… or their survival.”
“Or perhaps Ben, you may want to put a lot of thought into having kids. Also I remember marriage being kind of pointless because I could have 10 or more affairs going on at the same time. I was a real home wrecker to the goth family…”
“I can’t have a thermonuclear device in my house? Oh I’m sorry, I thought this was ‘murica!”
“reason is arbitrary if I say it is”
“qualia is subjective”
“correct is a qualitative assessment”
“my mom is just, meh”
“further more, speech is speech is speech is speech, no matter the context or lack there of.”
“A lot of people say I look like Ted.”
“I’m a psych
I can see into the future
that’s psychiatry”

Randall Munroe
“I never trust anyone who’s more excited about being successful than what they’re trying to be successful at.”
“Correlation doesn’t imply causation, but it does waggle its eyebrows suggestively and gesture furtively while mouthing ‘look over there’.”

Axel Munthe
“The wild, cruel beast is not behind the bars of the cage. He is in front of it.”

Fiona M—–
“Couples’ suicide, how romantic.”

My Chemical Romance
“Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na/Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na/Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na/Na Na Na Na Na Na Na” (Na Na Na (Na Na Na Na Na Na Na))

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