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Q: Nemo enim ipsam voluptatem quia voluptas sit aspernatur aut?
A: In a free hour, when our power of choice is untrammelled and when nothing prevents our being able to do what we like best.
Q: Who has any right to find fault with a man who chooses to enjoy a pleasure?
A: I must explain to you how all this mistaken idea of denouncing pleasure and praising pain was born and I will give you a complete account of the system, and expound the actual teachings of the great explorer of the truth, the master-builder of human happiness.
Q: These cases are perfectly simple and easy to distinguish?
A: No one rejects, dislikes, or avoids pleasure itself, because it is pleasure, but because those who do not know how to pursue pleasure rationally encounter consequences that are extremely painful.
Q: The question goes here?
A: Sed ut perspiciatis unde omnis iste natus error sit voluptatem accusantium doloremque laudantium. Totam rem aperiam, eaque ipsa quae ab illo inventore veritatis et quasi architecto beatae vitae dicta sunt explicabo.
Q: Nemo enim ipsam voluptatem quia voluptas sit aspernatur aut?
A: In a free hour, when our power of choice is untrammelled and when nothing prevents our being able to do what we like best.
Q: Who has any right to find fault with a man who chooses to enjoy a pleasure?
A: I must explain to you how all this mistaken idea of denouncing pleasure and praising pain was born and I will give you a complete account of the system, and expound the actual teachings of the great explorer of the truth, the master-builder of human happiness.
Q: These cases are perfectly simple and easy to distinguish?
A: No one rejects, dislikes, or avoids pleasure itself, because it is pleasure, but because those who do not know how to pursue pleasure rationally encounter consequences that are extremely painful.
Q: Does the fact that Donald Trump is now your president concern you?
A: It doesn't worry me any more than any of the other presidents. The only president I ever voted for was Barack Obama. Just because I thought it was such a unique period in history that I wanted to do it just so that I could say I'd done it. I didn't really think that my vote would make a difference.
Q: These cases are perfectly simple and easy to distinguish?
A: No one rejects, dislikes, or avoids pleasure itself, because it is pleasure, but because those who do not know how to pursue pleasure rationally encounter consequences that are extremely painful.
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Q: Where do you live right now?
A: Los Angeles. My house is not unlike this room. I like to keep it very dim. It's decorated with the obvious things you'd expect Marilyn Manson's house to be decorated with, but it's not like a girl vampire's house from a f**king horror film.
Q: Do you let personal loss and pain into your records?
A: I think it's very important now more than ever to separate this idea of celebrity, which is the most insulting word that anyone could call me, because I'm not a celebrity, I'm a rock star. I'm a musician, an artist, whatever – I'm not actually technically a very good musician. But I'm not a celebrity; anyone could be a celebrity. So if anyone hears something, I want them to hear what they want to hear – I don't want to tell them what to hear.
Q: Is it the story of the Antichrist Superstar/Mechanical Animals/Holy Wood trilogy?
A: Originally the script was more guided towards that, because of The Wall aspect that the movie company wanted. So, it was more of a musically related thing that took those three records together. But putting it in a novel and re-reading it, it sounds more relevant now. It's prominently interested in the president, his daughter, his wife, and this kid that wants to be just like them.
Q: Do you think it's crazy that all that poking got you on TRL?
A: What was weirder than that — and I don't know if I've told this story — but there was this Year in Rock thing that I was on. And funny enough, Carson Daly, who looks like a strange AIDS zombie now — not knocking him, just describing him as a visual artist. He told me his favorite song of mine was "The Reflecting God" the first time I met him, and I'd just been reading in Teen People that he liked going to church with Jennifer love Hewitt, who is a three-namer … gotta beware of three-namers, all of them. Lee Harvey Oswald, Jennifer Jason Leigh … Evan Rachel Wood… [Laughs]
Q: What about the end of the world or a nuclear blast?
A: Well, not if Korea did it. But if the whole world died at the same time, then it would be okay with me. Then there would be no one around to talk about my death or get the tagline "Marilyn Manson died today." I would probably want to die in a situation where if it were possible, talking hypothetical, where I would become a zombie. That's why I did not acquiesce in my will to donating any of my organs to science. [Laughs] They're not useful to me; why would they be useful to anyone else? Except for my brains, but I need them in the event of a zombie apocalypse. I would like to die, with a hard-on, and become a zombie, and then I could do zombie fucking, I guess.
Q: Speaking of zombies on television, do you watch Game of Thrones?
A: I watched the first season, but I had a relationship with the girl who died, the red-haired girl; she blew the dwarf and then died later. She also wrecked my Jaguar. So, that's why I don't watch it. I don't like people who kill my cars. I only had one car; I have no car now. I don't even have my driver's license.
Q: Why don't you tweet more?
A: I don't like Twitter as much as Instagram, but you can't underestimate the power of Twitter considering it could be responsible for the current political situation. I do use Twitter as a metaphor whenever I get in an argument, though. I say, "Pretend life is Twitter." Do you want spend all your 140 characters arguing? Or, do you want to say something nice? You know, I prefer not to fight. If there's a problem, I like to fix it. Not create a new one. Fights don't accomplish anything. And, usually, I win, whether people like it or not, just because I say I do.
Q: What are the most important rules that you live by?
A: Rule number one: Don't make beats that confuse strippers. I've told this to several drummers, like Josh Homme and Dave Lombardo from Slayer. Rule two: Don't make a movie that does not include some sort of romantic element, whether it be a sex scene, or it be nudity. The essence of everyone's hopes and dreams is to find somebody to share their lives with, unless you're a complete sociopath…which, I consider myself a very well-trained psychopath, but psychopaths don't have an emotional element to their actions. Rule three would be to remember the first two rules, but also to remember your own advice. Finally, smell the flowers before you stomp on them.
Q: What's the best advice you ever got?
A: As a kid, me dad told me, "Son, when you get your first job, fire somebody so everyone fears you." Now, I think I interpreted it wrong, because I think what he meant to say is, "Inspire awe in the people that you work with. They don't need to fear you, but they need to respect you and be in awe of what you do, by knowing that you're doing something at your best capacity, and doing it without any fear and without any question.
Q: These cases are perfectly simple and easy to distinguish?
A: No one rejects, dislikes, or avoids pleasure itself, because it is pleasure, but because those who do not know how to pursue pleasure rationally encounter consequences that are extremely painful.
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