March 21st, 2011 / 4:53 pm
Craft Notes

Anton LaVey on Writing

“There is a beast in man that needs to be exercised, not exorcised.”

“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.”

“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.”

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

“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.”

“Hopefully by bringing back burlesque, you’ll bring back the kind of body that’s round on top and round on bottom. I love cellulite and stretch marks!”

“You say it’s good to get a change of scenery. What scenery? New buildings? New cars? New freeways? New shopping malls? Go to the woods or a park? I saw a tree once. The new ones look the same, which is fine.”

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

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

“You cannot love everyone; it is ridiculous to think you can. If you love everyone and everything you lose your natural powers of selection and wind up being a pretty poor judge of character and quality. If anything is used too freely it loses its true meaning.”

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

“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.”

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



  1. Sean

      Ain’t no way Satan sleeps on the floor.

  2. Anonymous

  3. Ken Baumann

      No fool.

  4. Ken Baumann

      No fool.

  5. Anonymous

      I like the way he’s near water.

  6. Randal P Earnest

      I have Anton LaVey’s “Strange Music” on vinyl, and there is no better way of clearing out a room than putting on his pipe organ rendition of “Gloomy Sunday” (with Blanche Barton, Secretary of the Church Of Satan on vocals) at full volume.

  7. Whatisinevidence

      If you think that clears a room, you should hear my Calvin and the Chipmunks country record…

  8. deadgod

      I heard that the Chipmunks were only on that project ’til Hobbes pounced into the studio.

  9. Kkhaase

      any chance this is randal p earnest from santa rosa??

  10. Jamellemajorsmajors

      yall r slow yall is missing the hole point