"People don't associate red hair, pale skin, and freckles with beauty."
"Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it."Shirley Manson on Confucius
"To love beauty is to see light."Shirley Manson on Victor Hugo
"Beauty is only skin deep. If you go after someone just because she's beautiful but don't have anything to talk about, it's going to get boring fast. You want to look beyond the surface and see if you can have fun or if you have anything in common with this person."Shirley Manson on Amanda Peet
"A woman whose smile is open and whose expression is glad has a kind of beauty no matter what she wears."Shirley Manson on Anne Roiphe
"People are like stained - glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within."Shirley Manson on Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
"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."
"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!"