"I left because I could no longer make records that sounded less and less like me. I tried to please people instead of believing in my own strength, until the only thing I could do was walk away."
"We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face... we must do that which we think we cannot."Melissa Manchester on Eleanor Roosevelt
"That which does not kill us makes us stronger."Melissa Manchester on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved."Melissa Manchester on Helen Keller
"Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men."Melissa Manchester on John F. Kennedy
"The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places."Melissa Manchester on Ernest Hemingway