"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."
"Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect."Shirley Manson on Mark Twain
"The hardest thing to understand in the world is the income tax."Shirley Manson on Albert Einstein
"There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure."Shirley Manson on Colin Powell
"Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all."Shirley Manson on Dale Carnegie
"If there is anything that a man can do well, I say let him do it. Give him a chance."Shirley Manson on Abraham Lincoln
"People don't associate red hair, pale skin, and freckles with beauty."
"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."
"I have a lot of very close girlfriends and sisters - I'm from an all female family. My father often quips that even the cat was neutered!"