"I am not a sexy woman, I'm not beautiful, I'm not a sex kitten, I don't flirt with people, yet I've been tagged more of sex symbol than women who truly are and I that's solely because I don't reveal too much: people are curious."
"A woman is like a tea bag - you can't tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water."Shirley Manson on Eleanor Roosevelt
"I don't know who invented high heels, but all women owe him a lot."Shirley Manson on Marilyn Monroe
"Ah, women. They make the highs higher and the lows more frequent."Shirley Manson on Friedrich Nietzsche
"The age of a woman doesn't mean a thing. The best tunes are played on the oldest fiddles."Shirley Manson on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"As usual, there is a great woman behind every idiot."Shirley Manson on John Lennon
"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."