39 Total Quotes

Shirley Manson Quotes

I feel the same way I did when I was in school. I'm having the same insecurities. They don't go away just because they call you a sex symbol.
Shirley Manson
#School #Scottish Musician

I get female groupies, but I don't get male groupies. I have women who offer to sleep with me all the time. But not men. They're all talk and nay action -- as we'd say in Scotland. If I go anywhere near most of our male following, they are freaked. Absolutely freaked. I think my height has got a lot to do with it. I'm really tall. I'm five-eight, and with heels, I'm six foot, so people are like. 'Whoa, Amazon!' People are a wee taken aback by that 'cause I think people expect me to be small.
Shirley Manson
#Sleep

Sex is not the enemy . . . I won't feel guilty no matter what they're telling me,
Shirley Manson
#Sex

That's very kind of you but that's not how they really see it,
Shirley Manson
#Kind

I state for the record that I am PRO CHOICE. No government, no man, no neighbour of mine is going to tell ME what I choose to do with MY BODY or MY LIFE. How dare ANYONE, even for a MILLISECOND, consider it reasonable to legislate over the insides of another human being. Where will that kind of legislation end? Will it eventually lead to goverment legislation over our organs?NOBODY has the right to legislate over another persons body.We may not always approve of what another person chooses to do with their own body, but quite frankly.....IT'S NONE OF OUR DAMNED BUSINESS.For instance....if I had my way.......I would OUTLAW plastic surgery. It's facism. It's INSANE. It's DANGEROUS. But you know what... millions of people, indeed I would imagine the majority of people, would disagree with me. So I have to simply choose not to have surgery MYSELF. And that is the end of it.
Shirley Manson
#Choice

The communication had gotten so bad that I don't think any of us know, even to this day, what was going on in each individual's mind. And we've never really spoken about it. But I do know that Butch felt that he quit.
Shirley Manson
#Communication

I've got no timetable. I'm sort of sick of timetables, to be honest. I just want to live my life a little freely and not adhere to any schedule - just make music and have fun.
Shirley Manson
#Life

I don't find any kind of tension very productive, ... I find it destructive, actually. I think this record was made despite the mood in our camp, and that something very productive came out of it, which came as a surprise.
Shirley Manson
#Tension

I was always embarrassed because my dad wore a suit and my mother wore flat pumps and a cozy jumper while my friends' parents were punks or hippies.
Shirley Manson
#Mother

We always swore if it wasn't 100 percent fun we'd stop it. So that's what we've decided to do. It was important for us to say 'we're tired, this is becoming hard, we should stop right now,
Shirley Manson
#Fun

A lot of celebrities just want money, fame, power, fancy cars, houses all over the world and have people bow down to them. To me, that's frightful behaviour.
Shirley Manson
#Scottish Musician

A lot of my friends are artists or musicians or single parent families and I'm totally aware of how difficult it is for them to make ends meet.
Shirley Manson
#Scottish Musician

And then there's all these other creeps that surround your band and suck off you like leeches and try to manipulate you and your business. You have to watch like a hawk. I'm always ready to fight. I see it very much as a battle.
Shirley Manson
#Scottish Musician

At the end of the day, though, the band members have to be strong. It's down to the individuals in the unit. Listen to me, I'm talking like I'm in the army and this is my squadron.
Shirley Manson
#Scottish Musician

I am a contradictory mess but I see it as my prerogative to change my mood like the weather.
Shirley Manson
#Scottish Musician

I am laughably aggressive, and the rest of the band is very laid back, so we mix well.
Shirley Manson
#Scottish Musician

I am not a sexy woman, I'm not beautiful, I'm not a sex kitten, I don't flirt with people, yet I've been tagged more of sex symbol than women who truly are and I that's solely because I don't reveal too much: people are curious.
Shirley Manson
#Scottish Musician

I couldn't feel good about myself hanging out in Armani clothes when my girlfriend can't even pay her heating bill. I'd feel foul and I'd be embarrassed.
Shirley Manson
#Scottish Musician

I don't think they can deal with someone being complex and contradictory; it's not acceptable, you have to be a cartoon, a stereotype.
Shirley Manson
#Scottish Musician

I have a temper on me that could hold back tides.
Shirley Manson
#Scottish Musician

I like the feeling that I'm giving young women self-confidence. It sounds so cliched, but it can be very moving.
Shirley Manson
#Scottish Musician

I mean, I tend to do my own thing, and that usually crosses purposes with everyone around me.
Shirley Manson
#Scottish Musician

I think it's a great thing to have failed in life and then pulled yourself up by the boot straps and actually done something, because then you appreciate it more.
Shirley Manson
#Scottish Musician

I was lucky when I was young to have a very mixed peer group. I hung with the girls and the boys, and that's continued all through my life.
Shirley Manson
#Scottish Musician

I would say I'm pretty well at ease with my sexuality, but I'm an individual before I am a female.
Shirley Manson
#Scottish Musician

I'm fairly in control and I don't like to flirt particularly. I mean, obviously if I meet someone who I think is hot, of course I'll want to flirt with him, But in general I don't use it in day-to-day life.
Shirley Manson
#Scottish Musician

I've got a lot of stamina and I enjoy people, so having lots of people around doesn't freak me out.
Shirley Manson
#Scottish Musician

If you have any opinions at all or if you're even remotely verbal then they're going to call you fiery.
Shirley Manson
#Scottish Musician

It's definitely an intrinsic part of my makeup that makes me want to see black when everyone else is seeing white.
Shirley Manson
#Scottish Musician