"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!"
"I'll never stop dreaming that one day we can be a real family, together, all of us laughing and talking, loving and understanding, not looking at the past but only to the future."Shirley Manson on LaToya Jackson
"If a country is to be corruption free and become a nation of beautiful minds, I strongly feel there are three key societal members who can make a difference. They are the father, the mother and the teacher."Shirley Manson on Abdul Kalam
"Family means no one gets left behind or forgotten."Shirley Manson on David Ogden Stiers
"The love of family and the admiration of friends is much more important than wealth and privilege."Shirley Manson on Charles Kuralt
"Sister is probably the most competitive relationship within the family, but once the sisters are grown, it becomes the strongest relationship."Shirley Manson on Margaret Mead
"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."