"It was a source of shame for my family that I was in rock and roll, which is so blue-collar. It just isn't done. And I felt it, too."
"I'll never stop dreaming that one day we can be a real family, together, all of us laughing and talking, loving and understanding, not looking at the past but only to the future."Liz Phair on LaToya Jackson
"If a country is to be corruption free and become a nation of beautiful minds, I strongly feel there are three key societal members who can make a difference. They are the father, the mother and the teacher."Liz Phair on Abdul Kalam
"Family means no one gets left behind or forgotten."Liz Phair on David Ogden Stiers
"The love of family and the admiration of friends is much more important than wealth and privilege."Liz Phair on Charles Kuralt
"Sister is probably the most competitive relationship within the family, but once the sisters are grown, it becomes the strongest relationship."Liz Phair on Margaret Mead
"I wear clothes that most people in the Midwest would probably deem inappropriate at my age. And I rock a bikini all summer long. I know that it's not normal, but I just don't care. I live once."
"I've lost touch with a lot of that boutique-type music just because of my age, and raising my son and the multiple jobs I have at this point."
"The other day I was reading a blog and I linked over to Streisand's Web site, and it was amazing politically. She's so insightful and incisive. And she also says whatever she wants."
"I was trying to break out of the suburbs, and when I did break out, I don't think I took my whole self with me - I think I played a role of being too cool and hip."
"You have to do what you need to do as an artist. You have to have that courage."
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