"When I am made fun of in the press I just remember those days when I'd come home to find that the water had been turned off because my mother couldn't afford the bill. Suddenly, everything feels easier."
"Any woman who understands the problems of running a home will be nearer to understanding the problems of running a country."Beth Ditto on Margaret Thatcher
"A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body."Beth Ditto on Benjamin Franklin
"Where we love is home - home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts."Beth Ditto on Oliver Wendell Holmes
"Human beings are the only creatures on earth that allow their children to come back home."Beth Ditto on Bill Cosby
"Home is the place where, when you have to go there, they have to take you in."Beth Ditto on Robert Frost
"My size has helped make me an amazing performer too. The cliche of the Funny Fat Friend: I absolutely was that character - I am that character... It's a complicated bag of tools I acquired, and I've put them all to work onstage."
"A few years back, when my style was 'punk grandma,' I picked up an amazing pair of sandals - orthopaedic ones, with really thick soles. I've given them away to a friend now, because these days my look is more '1980s substitute teacher gone wild.'"
"I thought to be feminine was to give in to straight culture, or the beauty standard, but in my heart I had a flair for fashion and style. They were passions I kept secret because I didn't understand I could love clothes and hair and makeup and still like girls."
"Thanks to capitalism, the importance placed on beauty has never been so manipulated. We are the guinea pigs force-fed ads that tell us how pathetic we are: that we will never be loved, happy or valuable unless we have the body, the face, the hair, even the personality that will apparently be ours, if only we buy their products."
"I just like food too much, and I don't want to change. I spent so much of childhood trying to change, and I just got sick of it... I don't want to look like Britney Spears, I just don't want to. She's hideous."