"I am a contradictory mess but I see it as my prerogative to change my mood like the weather."
"If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude."Shirley Manson on Maya Angelou
"Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom. A man can't ride you unless your back is bent."Shirley Manson on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference."Shirley Manson on Reinhold Niebuhr
"Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek."Shirley Manson on Barack Obama
"You must be the change you wish to see in the world."Shirley Manson on Mahatma Gandhi
"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."
"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!"