Charles Manson Quotes

" A lot of what they pushed off on me is not me. "

" All the men in the joint raised me up, told me what to do, what was right and wrong, told me when to sit down,
when to stand up, I just did whatever I was told. "

" All this occult and that hocus pocus stuff that you guys are playing, I don't nothing about all that. "

" Did I kill anyone? "

" Did we have the castle there with the vampires and the Frankenstein, and the bugs and lizards dying in the desert? "

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

" Get out of here? Where would I go now, see. "

" Getting up every day and going through this again and again is hard. "

" Good for some may not be the same for others. "

" He's a Flying Tiger man, from Madam Shanghai's Shack. I just wrote him a letter today. "

" Here I am an old man sitting in this cell, that's the damndest thing I ever seen, you know. "

" How many are my natural ego? "

" How old am I? I'm as old as my mother told me. How's that? "

" I ain't got no magical powers and mystical trips and all that kind of crap. It's kind of silly. "

" I come out and sit down. I ain't gonna get whipped again. "

" I cut a route through Acapulco, and I smoked Acapulco before you knew what it was. "

" I did good in uh, every place that I was ever told to go good in. "

" I didn't want to scare you guys out of the neighborhood right away. "

" I don't know pain! I don't know pain! I have no depth of pain! I have no depth of suffering! I don't know ridicule! "

" I don't want to hit you. I, uh, got out of prison and I went up in the streams and I saw a big fat dead rat laying in the water. "

" I feel pretty good. Take me back to the old river. "

" I get some classical music on the 98 station. "

" I got a sleeping bag and a guitar and I'm standing at old blind man's ranch and that's about the extent of it. "

" I haven't been punished all my life since I was 10 years old! I've been in every reform school you've got across the country. "

" I just chew on my pipe and think about it and do the best I can. "

" I lived in the tombs and I was in the Cook County Jail in Chicago when you were playing cricket in high school. "

" I love the world I live in too just like Reagan loves the world he lives in. "

" I loved my mother, she's a good girl. "

" I never had long hair before I got busted. I never had a beard before I got busted. "

" I never thought I was normal, never tried to be normal. "

" I punched my mother out once. "

" I said I can't handle the maniacs outside, let me back in. "

" I uh, don't dislike or like. "

" I understand jail so I understand myself so I can deal with that. "

" I used to have to lay down and get my ass whipped till I couldn't walk. Tell me about some pain. Yeah. "

" I used to love that desert, out in the woods and things. I didn't know you could get out in the woods for 30 years. "

" I was a beatnik in the '50s before the hippies came along. "

" I was a teddy bear, then I was the goof ball, whatever, and uh, what is the real one, where is the real one.
He's in a nut ward somewhere."

" I was borned illegitimately, that put me on the other side of the law. "

" I was playing with some Hell's Angels that you don't know nothing about. "

" I'd probably try to stop the rain forests from being cut down.
I'd probably join the revolution down south somewhere and try to save my life on the planet Earth.
I might go to Libya. I might go see the Ayatollah. I might go to France, catch somebody in France I'm upset with. "

" I'm a reflection of your negative, there's no doubt about that. "

" I'm an outlaw and I go so far and then that's all you know. "

" I'm not gonna grow up, I'm not gonna go to college. "

" I'm not of this generation. "

" I'm not very wise to many things. "

" I'm playing for my life. You're working for money. "

" I'm still 10 years old in your world. "

" I'm stupid to the point where I'm not really sure. "

" I'm your brother, Beausoleil, Beausoleil. I just got out of prison. "

" I've been up and down these damn hallways, in and out of these nut wards for the last 10 years.
You think you can follow that act? "

" If I could get some help from the doctor then I could get my mind straightened out a little bit and I come back and play like a human. "

" If you're thinking exposure to danger, then that danger you're thinking is coming around you. "

" Is the truth fun? "

" It was sickening, you know? "

" It's a comedy tragedy, uh opera that was played in the, uh, early morning. "

" It's worse than a fairy tale. "

" James Early Ray's got his problems, I got mine. "

" Just because you're convicted in a court room doesn't mean you're guilty of something. "

" Let's go back to that word innocent. Are you so white and pure? "

" Living is what scares me. Dying is easy. "

" Most insecure people need attention. I don't. "

" My life is not important here. "

" No, I don't think the drugs have hurt me. If I overdone it I think it would. "

" Oh, I'm in the world all by myself? "

" Oh, my friends back in to do the terrible deed. "

" Over a period of about 20 years, I would imagine you'd want to change something. "

" Pain's not bad, it's good. It teaches you things. I understand that. "

" Same question again. Did I break the law? Is that your question? "

" See, like you live in another world. I live in street people's world. "

" Tex took the witness stand, and this is record. Tex didn't have his own mind one way or the other. "

" That's make believe to the people that went in there and did what they did. "

" The train's hard. The road's rough. "

" There's different colors on different people's backs doing different things. It's a different world. "

" You people would convict a grilled cheese sandwich of murder and the people wouldn't question it. "

" There's only one person you should be a-scared of and that's yourself. Afraid of what, losing your bank account? "

" There's the possibility the preacher can teach me something, because the reverend is quite a guy.
And I'm finding they got two or three doctors here that got a lot of sense. "

" They said I had a great family and I was the followers and the leader.
There was no followers and no leaders, bunch of kids out at the ranch playing, to me. "

" Tomorrow creeps its petty pace. "

" We used to have some cosmic gatherings back in the mountains that would probably shake a
Mormon Tabernacle Choir's eardrums. "

" We'll be here for a thousand years unless you let me finish. "

" Well, most people do themselves wrong. "

" When I got up on Death Row in cell 13 for nine counts of murder 1969, I said to myself, My goodness,
what the hell am I doing here, I didn't want to come here. "

" Word is, you're an old woman. Word is, you have turkey in the sky. I don't know what word is. "

" Yeah, I got a kid somewhere. "

" Yeah, I know about Helter Skelter! It was a song that some people sang! "

" You dealt the hand down there in LA. You and that press, you and that, uh, LA Times. "

" You got a pistol on you? I just thought you might not like what I have done and want to do something about it. "

" You guys are misinformed. I haven't killed anyone. "

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

" You put me on Life Magazine and had me convicted before I walked into the court room. "

" You talking about dying, now, it gets me nervous. "

" Your honor, I got a voice, let me talk. "