Charles Manson is the epitome of pure, unadulterated evil; the mastermind guru with the swastika on his forehead and the wild, crazed look in his eyes. He is responsible for one of the most heinous crimes of our time, controlling his minions like a puppeteer.

Charles didn’t commit any murders but he was behind them, as the leader of a cult called The Manson Family.

Charles Manson Quotes
Cult leader Charles Manson seen at California Medical Facility in Vacaville, California, ALBERT FOSTER/MIRRORPIX/GETTY IMAGES

Charles Manson Quotes

“Believe me, if I started murdering people, there’d be none of you left.”

“There’s nothing wrong with being incompetent. It just means you don’t have to do as much.”

“Who do you think I am, girl? If you could pick all the words of the vocabulary that your mother taught you, who do you think I am? And this is only a couple hours, can you imagine what it would be like a couple of days with me? I live a hundred years a day.”

“Remorse for what? You people have done everything in the world to me. Doesn’t that give me equal right?”

“Nobody. I’m nobody. I’m a tramp, a bum, a hobo. I’m a boxcar and a jug of wine. And a straight razor if you get too close to me.”

“So how do communicate to a whole group of people? You stand up and take the worst fear symbol [swastika] and say, ‘There, now I’ve got your fear. Now I’ve got your fear.’ And your fear is your power and your power is your control. I’m your king of this whole planet. I’m gonna rule this whole world.”


“I’m Jesus Christ, whether you want to accept it or not, I don’t care.”

“Look down at me and you see a fool,
Look up at me and you see a god,
Look straight at me and you see yourself.”

“Pain’s not bad, it’s good. It teaches you things. I understand that.”

“When I stand up on the mountain and I say “Do it!”, it gets done, and if it doesn’t get done, then I move on it, and that’s the last thing in the world you want from me.”

“I can’t judge any of you. I have no malice against you and no ribbons for you. But I think that it is high time that you all start looking at yourselves and judging the lie that you live in.”

“Progress? There’s no such thing as progress. There’s only change. You dig a hole in the ground, you build up a city, and you fight a war, and you call it progress?”

“Animals shouldn’t be hunted and nature shouldn’t be disturbed, even destroyed, to benefit the whims of mankind”

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

“In my mind’s eye, my thoughts light fires in your cities.”

“Sanity is a small box; insanity is everything.”

“From the world of darkness, I did loose demons and devils in the power of scorpions to torment.”

“I have ate out of your garbage cans to stay out of jail. I have wore your second-hand clothes…I have done my best to get along in your world and now you want to kill me, and I look at you, and then I say to myself, You want to kill me? Ha! I’m already dead, have been all my life. I’ve spent twenty-three years in tombs that you built.”

“Do you feel blame? Are you mad? Uh, do you feel like wolf kabob Roth vantage?

“You people would convict a grilled cheese sandwich of murder and the people wouldn’t question it.”

“These children that come at you with knives–they are your children. You taught them. I didn’t teach them. I just tried to help them stand up.”


“It seems a shame to have to sneak to get to the truth. To make the truth such a dirty old nasty thing. You gotta sneak to get to the truth, the truth is condemned. The truth is in the gas chamber. The truth has been in your stockyards. Your slaughterhouses. The truth has been in your reservations, building your railroads, emptying your garbage. The truth is in your ghettos. In your jails. In your young love, not in your courts or congress where the old set judgment on the young. What the hell does the old know about the young? They put a picture of old George on the dollar and tell you that he’s your father, worship him. Look at the madness that goes on, you can’t prove anything that happened yesterday. Now is the only thing that’s real. Every day, every reality is a new reality. Every new reality is a new horizon, a brand new experience of living.”

“Death is psychosomatic.”

“Have you ever seen the coyote in the desert? Watching, tuned in, completely aware. Christ on the cross, the coyote in the desert — it’s the same thing, man. The coyote is beautiful. He moves through the desert delicately, aware of everything, looking around. He hears every sound, smells every smell, sees everything that moves. He’s in a state of total paranoia, and total paranoia is total awareness.”

“There is no way that you can know the taste of water unless you drink it or unless it has rained on you or unless you jump in the river.”

“I’m the pope. I’m ten times the pope. I’m sixty times the pope. But I’m the pope in the hills and in the mountains.”

“Anything you see in me is in you. If you want to see a vicious killer, that’s who you’ll see, do you understand that? If you see me as your brother, that’s what I’ll be. It all depends on how much love you have. I am you, and when you can admit that, you will be free. I am just a mirror.”

“Just give me my rights. All I want is the same rights that my fathers died for If I don’t deserve no rights, then who does deserve rights? I didn’t break no law.”

“If I wanted to kill somebody, I’d take this book and beat you to death with it, and I wouldn’t feel a thing.”

“Just because you’re convicted in a courtroom doesn’t mean you’re guilty of something.”

Manson died from cardiac arrest, related to Colon Cancer, on November 19, 2017, at the age of 83.

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