"Possibly because I grew up not feeling very confident about my own physical appearance, I developed internal devices so that I could integrate into society."
"You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty."Shirley Manson on Mahatma Gandhi
"An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life."Shirley Manson on Robert A. Heinlein
"It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society."Shirley Manson on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both."Shirley Manson on Dwight D. Eisenhower
"There is more to life than increasing its speed."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."
"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."