9 Total Quotes

Natalie Merchant Quotes

They should point to the gun manufacturers with the other hand, and if they had three hands, they could reserve one for the legislatures for allowing these weapons to be out there. I do agree that television, especially, is overwrought with violence. I can't watch it most of the time.
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#Guns

Be true to yourself, and, um, don't worry about some large companies' quarterly profit index.
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#American Musician

I would say I'd rather dig a ditch, you know, do hard, manual labor than write lyrics.
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#American Musician #Labor

I'm on this search trying to figure out exactly who I am and what I have to say to people.
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#American Musician

It's funny, I remember doing the Johnny Carson show, and, uh, I couldn't afford my rent.
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#Funny #American Musician

I have never relied on my sexuality and I don't really have an image at all. If you look at film footage of me 20 years ago, I don't look much different to the way I do now. I used to say that I would never wear anything on stage that I couldn't wear out to dinner with my grandmother. It just felt more respectable. I always assumed that being a musician was a vocation and that it was something I would do throughout my life and I wanted to do it with dignity. This current pop culture is full of perversity. I've been called the Emily Dickinson of pop and the thinking man's Madonna. You sort that one out.
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#Sexuality

They came back to me and said, 'No, you have it wrong. This is all about getting these kids together, putting them into antagonistic situations and getting them to compete over a record contract.' It was horrible and mean-spirited. I couldn't believe they would want me to be involved in something like that.
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#Kids