57 Anton Lavey Quotes from Founder of Church of Satan

Anton LaVey born as Howard Stanton Levey in 1930 started the ‘Church of Satan‘ in 1966 in San Francisco.

His early life is unclear but he worked various jobs including as a psychic and organist and became known for his interest in the occult.

LaVey wrote “The Satanic Bible” in 1969 outlining a form of Satanism that promoted self-indulgence without harming others rather than evil worship.

Anton Lavey quotes

His Satanism was more about rejecting hypocrisy than nihilism. Although his Church of Satan was small and faced internal issues he gained fame through his writings.

However later investigations revealed that he made up some stories about his life like alleged affairs with famous actresses.

I have curated the quotes from Anton Lavey in this article.

Top 10 Anton Lavey Quotes


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


I never met a person who loved everybody I didn’t dislike. ~ Anton LaVey.


There is no heaven, there is no hell, except here on Earth. ~ Anton LaVey.


I thought, acted, and thereupon found myself removed. ~ Anton LaVey.


Be as a lion in the path. Be dangerous even in defeat. ~ Anton LaVey.


There is a beast in man that should be exercised, not exorcized. ~ Anton LaVey.


If a guest in your lair annoys you, treat him cruelly and without mercy. ~ Anton LaVey.


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


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


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

Best Anton Lavey Quotes


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. ~ Anton LaVey.

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. ~ Anton LaVey.


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

I feel that what is probably the greatest enemy of longevity is popularity, and most people die of popularity. ~ Anton S. LaVey.


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

Life is the great indulgence – death the great abstinence. Therefore, make the most of life here and now! ~ Anton LaVey.

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


What good are friends if they can’t do you any good? ~ Anton LaVey.

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. ~ Anton LaVey.


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. ~ Anton LaVey.

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. ~ Anton Szandor LaVey.

Famous Anton Lavey Quotes


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. ~ Anton LaVey.

Many of you already read my writings indicating that TV is the new god. There is a little thing I neglected to mention up until now, television is the major mainstream infiltration for the new satanic religion. ~ Anton LaVey.


Definition of Good and Evil: Good is what you like. Evil is what you don’t like. ~ Anton LaVey.

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

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. ~ Anton LaVey.


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. ~ Anton LaVey.

Never enter a business deal with anyone who has less than yourself. ~ Anton LaVey.

Profound Anton Lavey Quotes


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. ~ Anton LaVey.

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

It’s too bad that stupidity isn’t painful. ~ Anton LaVey.


If you’re going to be a sinner, be the best sinner on the block. ~ Anton LaVey.

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. ~ Anton LaVey.

Most of the interesting people I’ve ever met have been deviant in one form or another. ~ Anton LaVey.

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. ~ Anton LaVey.


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. ~ Anton LaVey.

Blessed are the destroyers of false hope, for they are the true Messiahs – Cursed are the god-adorers, for they shall be shorn sheep! ~ Anton Szandor LaVey.

Wise Anton Lavey Quotes

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

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


The real satanist is not quite so easily recognized as such. ~ Anton LaVey.

Satanism demands study, not worship! ~ Anton LaVey.

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. ~ Anton LaVey.

Every religion in the world that has destroyed people is based on love. ~ Anton LaVey.

Popular Anton Lavey Quotes

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

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

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

Satan has been the best friend the church has ever had, as he has kept it in business all these years! ~ Anton LaVey.

In order to perform the supernatural, you must first be able to accomplish the supernormal. ~ Anton LaVey.

Why should I not hate mine enemies – if I love them does that not place me at their mercy? ~ Anton LaVey.

Great Anton Lavey Quotes

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… ~ Anton LaVey.

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. ~ Anton LaVey.


Satanism represents a form of controlled selfishness. ~ Anton LaVey.

Up is down, pleasure is pain, darkness is light, slavery is freedom, madness is sanity… ~ Anton LaVey.

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

Satanism represents kindness to those who deserve it instead of love wasted on ingrates! ~ Anton LaVey.

So these were the 57 top quotes about Anton Lavey.

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