"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."
"It is easier for a father to have children than for children to have a real father."Shirley Manson on Pope John XXIII
"When one has not had a good father, one must create one."Shirley Manson on Friedrich Nietzsche
"My father? I never knew him. Never even seen a picture of him."Shirley Manson on Eminem
"I am not ashamed to say that no man I ever met was my father's equal, and I never loved any other man as much."Shirley Manson on Hedy Lamarr
"Whoever does not have a good father should procure one."Shirley Manson on Friedrich Nietzsche
"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 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!"