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.

Shirley Manson Dad Quote

I refuse to step inside the ring and fight like a gladiator against my own. I’m not playing that game. Any woman who has survived a year or more of making music has my undying respect.

Shirley Manson Respect Quote

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!

Shirley Manson Family Quote

I am not a sexy woman I’m not beautiful I’m not a sex kitten I don’t flirt with people yet I’ve been tagged more of sex symbol than women who truly are and I that’s solely because I don’t reveal too much: people are curious.

Shirley Manson Women Quote

I am a contradictory mess but I see it as my prerogative to change my mood like the weather.

Shirley Manson Change Quote

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.

Shirley Manson Business Quote

A lot of people these days are not music lovers – they just want to be famous which is a very different thing to what I grew up believing in.

Shirley Manson Famous Quote