"A lot of people these days are not music lovers - they just want to be famous which is a very different thing to what I grew up believing in."
"Everyone will be famous for 15 minutes."Shirley Manson on Andy Warhol
"I have no use for people who throw their weight around as celebrities, or for those who fawn over you just because you are famous."Shirley Manson on Walt Disney
"What a heavy burden is a name that has become too famous."Shirley Manson on Voltaire
"We all want to be famous people, and the moment we want to be something we are no longer free."Shirley Manson on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"Famous, adj.: Conspicuously miserable."Shirley Manson on Ambrose Bierce
"People don't associate red hair, pale skin, and freckles with beauty."
"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."
"I am a contradictory mess but I see it as my prerogative to change my mood like the weather."
"You have to watch all sides of your advancement, you have to make sure people's bodies and minds are healthy and their morale is cool before you can really go out and play great music."
"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."