Anton Szandor LaVey Quotes


Don't waste your time with people who will ultimately destroy you but concentrate instead on those who will appreciate your responsibility to them and likewise feel responsible to you.

To the Maker the archetype the self-sustainer human interaction is usually a waste of the most precious thing in his vital existance: time.

Unfortunately for a multitude of occultists humor is a rare ingredient in their lives. In fact it is their very lack of humor that has impelled them into the arcane and esoteric.

Man prides himself on being the only animal who can modify his nature yet when he chooses to do so he is called a phony.

If a guest in your lair annoys you treat him cruelly and without mercy.

Magic is never totally scientifically explainable but science has always been at one time or another considered magic.

Life is the great indulgence - death the great abstinence. Therefore make the most of life here and now!

In order to perform the supernatural you must first be able to accomplish the supernormal.

I find greater companionship in inert figures animals & speechless artifacts for I can enjoy their presence & there is no psychic drain

I thought acted and thereupon found myself removed.

The Satanist realizes that man and the action and reaction of the universe is responsible for everything and doesn't mislead himself into thinking that someone cares.

Before none of your printed idols do I bend in acquiescence and he who saith thou shalt to me is my mortal foe!

The Atheist complains about the wind. The Christian prays for it to change. The Satanist adjusts his sails.

Satan has been the best friend the church has ever had as he has kept it in business all these years!

Blessed are the destroyers of false hope for they are the true Messiahs - Cursed are the god-adorers for they shall be shorn sheep!

If you're going to be a sinner be the best sinner on the block.

Martin Luther dreamed up Protestantism while sitting on the toilet at Wittenburg monastery and we know what a big movement that became.

I like raunchiness not like in a biker-chick sort of a way but like the girl can't help it. Little bruises a few hairs out of place a little stain here and there.

When walking in open territory bother no one. If someone bothers you ask him to stop. If he does not stop destroy him.

Every religion in the world that has destroyed people is based on love

Satanists are encouraged to indulge in the seven deadly sins as they need hurt no one; they were only invented by the Christian Church to insure guilt on the part of its followers.

There is a beast in man that should be exercised not exorcised.

Don't let that little pyramid with the bright eye fool you. That's to draw your attention away from the real thing: the big trapezoid beneath it.

When one sleeps on the floor one need not worry about falling out of bed.

Behold the crucifix; what does it symbolize? Pallid incompetence hanging on a tree.

I knew then that the Christian Church thrives on hypocrisy and that man's carnal nature will out!

Satanism is not a white light religion; it is a religion of the flesh the mundane the carnal - all of which are ruled by Satan the personification of the Left Hand Path.

Hate your enemy with a whole heart and if a man smite you on one cheek SMASH him on the other!

A Satanist practices the motto If a man smite thee on one cheek smash him on the other! Let no wrong go unredressed.

There are many who would like my time. I shun them. There are some who share my time. I am entertained by them. There are precious few who contribute to my time. I cherish them.

Hair on a man's chest is thought to denote strength. The gorilla is the most powerful of bipeds and has hair on every place on his body except for his chest.

I'm glad that Christian parents let their children worship the devil at least one night out of the year.

The only thing Christianity ever contributed to Satanism was the name

The ideal woman to me would be the gun-toting moll. Someone who is true blue and ready to face the world. Open to ideas and suggestion not stubborn and closed minded.

There is nothing inherently sacred about moral codes. Like the wooden idols of long ago they are the work of human hands and what man has made man can destroy!

I request reason for your golden rule and ask the why and wherefore of your ten commandments.

What good are friends if they cant do you any good?

Satanism represents a form of controlled selfishness.

I break away from all conventions that do not lead to my earthly success and happiness.

I don't drink much anymore because it's supposedly not good for me. I still have gallons of it around though. I smell the cork and do a lot of wishing.

The true test of anyone's worth as a living creature is how much he can utilize what he has.

I visualize the day that tridents and pentagrams are thrust into the sky from church roofs instead of crosses.

It's a cinch that if you read it in an occult periodical or paperback everyone's doing it. That should be your cue to avoid such stuff lest you be relegated to the same readership level.

No hoary falsehood shall be a truth to me; no stifling dogma shall encramp my pen!

Up is down pleasure is pain darkness is light slavery is freedom madness is sanity...

I never met a person who loved everybody I didn't dislike.

To be loved feelings must be rationed. To love the doors of hysteria fantasy and madness may be flung open.

Satanism demands study not worship!

Definition of Good and Evil: Good is what you like. Evil is what you don't like.

Religions are easy to invent. Most traditional religions have little or nothing to do with reality are dependent on obfuscation interpretation guilt and unreasoning faith...

Satanism represents kindness to those who deserve it instead of love wasted on ingrates!

Be as a lion in the path. Be dangerous even in defeat.

Most of the interesting people I've ever met have been deviant in one form or another.

The ecclesiastical description of Hell is that of a horrible place of fire and torment; in Dante's Inferno and in northern climes it was thought to be an icy cold region a giant refrigerator.

The real satanist is not quite so easily recognized as such

Mysterious beings we seek from birth; what does that mean to me? Something we seek and as we age it becomes more elusive yet our spirit remains willing but our flesh grows weak.

It has been said 'the truth will make men free.' The truth alone has never made anyone free. It is only doubt which will bring mental emancipation.

When ghettos become the mainstream of society islands of individuality cannot help but harbor an elite.

If a person wants to be hurt and enjoys suffering then there is no reason not to indulge him in his wont.

There is no heaven there is no hell except here on Earth.

I give people Ayn Rand with trappings

Anyone without a sense of humor is too pretentious to be a good magician.

Heaven must be populated with some rather strange creatures if all they lived for was to go to a place where they can strum harps for eternity.

Why should I not hate mine enemiesâ??if I "love" them does that not place me at their mercy?

Since man's natural instincts lead him to sin all men are sinners; and all sinners go to hell. If everyone goes to hell then you will meet all your friends there.

We are so inculcated with guilt that we think that weakness is a sin or that it is some crime against nature to be submissive.

I feel that what is probably the greatest enemy of longevity is popularity and most people die of popularity.

Stupidity-The top of the list for Satanic Sins.

Those that would say Satanist would like to kill animal's sacrifice animals I would say they would make ideal animal sacrifices I love animals and animals have always been part of me.

You cannot love everyone; it is ridiculous to think you can.

Do what you want as long as its paying off for you. But once its become a liability then something is wrong and you better find out what it is.

Those who spell Magic with a K aren't.

There are many who would take my time. I shun them.

Say unto thine own heart 'I am mine own redeemer.

It's a shame stupidity isn't painful.

Itâ??s too bad that stupidity isnâ??t painful.

When other people ask me 'What gives you the right to suggest standards for others?' my answer is 'If I don't someone else perhaps less qualified will.

There is not always 'two sides to every issue.' That statement is a ridiculous slogan invoked by vested interests and perpetuated by minds of limited scope.

I have a passion for big cats I like big snakes. There is something about snakes that is so wise they have this uncanny perfection. I'd like to get inside their reptilian heads.