“Look down at me and you see a fool; look up at me and you see a God; look straight at me and you see yourself. ”
”Why are the children doing what they are doing? Why does a child reach up and kill his mom and dad and murder his two little sisters and then cut his throat? Why would a child do something like that? Because we are not raising it up right. We’re programming it poorly. Our TVs are murdering people every fifteen minutes. To the generation of the sixties and seventies, well the TVs are raising the children. The TVs are the moms and dads.”
— Charles Manson
Manson Family members (left to right) Susan Atkins, Leslie van Houten and Patricia Krenwinkel at the Los Angeles County Hall of Justice during the Tate-LaBianca murder trial. 1970.
I have never learned anything wrong. In the penitentiary, I have never found a bad man. Every man in the penitentiary has always showed me his good side, and circumstances put him where he was. He would not be there, he is good, human, just like the policeman that arrested him is a good human. - Charles Manson, 1970