"I would go visit my mom on Sundays, and my brother was working on stuff. I'd go in there and sing a little melody, then we started working with words and the next thing you know it was just born organically without really trying."
"My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute all my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her."Taryn Manning on George Washington
"The natural state of motherhood is unselfishness. When you become a mother, you are no longer the center of your own universe. You relinquish that position to your children."Taryn Manning on Jessica Lange
"My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it."Taryn Manning on Mark Twain
"Men are what their mothers made them."Taryn Manning on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"My mother said to me, 'If you are a soldier, you will become a general. If you are a monk, you will become the Pope.' Instead, I was a painter, and became Picasso."Taryn Manning on Pablo Picasso
"Alison Lohman is an amazing actress. I was so proud to work with her."
"It could be fun to sing with Prince or Michael Jackson. Justin Timberlake has an amazing new sound now."
"It's really hard for actors to cross over and get any respect as a singer, and if I could just keep it separate and not use my music in movies, it's cool."
"My dad was a musician and I traveled around with him, so it was something that I knew."
"As a brother and sister, our tastes were pretty different growing up. He liked a lot of early hip hop. My dad didn't understand it and would try to talk him out of it."