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I am not a sexy woman, I'm not beautiful,
by Shirley Manson

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

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

No, I like being a role model because I know how much
comfort my musical idols brought me.
- Shirley Manson

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.
- Shirley Manson

 

Mozart was a punk, which people seem to forget.
He was a naughty, naughty boy.
- Shirley Manson

No, I'm not Shirley the girl, I'm the woman on MTV with the big boots.
- Shirley Manson

That's a difficult question, because to consider yourself
a rebel is sort of ridiculous.
- Shirley Manson

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Starbucks is my main fix and it's usually you people working in there -
sometimes they're actually shaking.
It just makes me feel horrendous because I've been in that situation.
- Shirley Manson

I couldn't feel good about myself hanging out in Armani
clothes when my girlfriend can't even pay her heating bill.
I'd feel foul and I'd be embarrassed.
- Shirley Manson

I like the feeling that I'm giving young women self-confidence.
It sounds so cliched, but it can be very moving.
- Shirley Manson

A lot of celebrities just want money,
fame, power, fancy cars, houses all over the world
and have people bow down to them.
To me, that's frightful behaviour.
- Shirley Manson

I have a temper on me that could hold back tides.
- Shirley Manson

It's definitely an intrinsic part of my makeup that
makes me want to see black when everyone else is seeing white.
- Shirley Manson

I think it's a great thing to have failed in life and
then pulled yourself up by the boot straps and actually done something,
because then you appreciate it more.
- Shirley Manson

If you have any opinions at all or if you're even remotely
verbal then they're going to call you fiery.
- Shirley Manson

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

I've got a lot of stamina and I enjoy people,
so having lots of people around doesn't freak me out.
- Shirley Manson

I would say I'm pretty well at ease with my sexuality,
but I'm an individual before I am a female.
- Shirley Manson

I am laughably aggressive, and the rest of the band is very laid back,
so we mix well.
- Shirley Manson

I mean, I tend to do my own thing, and that usually
crosses purposes with everyone around me.
- Shirley Manson

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.
- Shirley Manson

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

At the end of the day, though, the band members have to be strong.
It's down to the individuals in the unit.
Listen to me, I'm talking like I'm in the army and this is my squadron.
- Shirley Manson

I'm fairly in control and I don't like to flirt particularly.
I mean, obviously if I meet someone who I think is hot,
of course I'll want to flirt with him,
But in general I don't use it in day-to-day life.
- Shirley Manson

A good traveler has no fixed plans,
and is not intent on arriving.
- Lao Tzu

Love one another but make not a bond of love.
Let it rather be a moving sea
between the shores of your souls.
- Khalil Gibran

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.
- Lao Tzu

Love does not claim possession, but gives freedom.
- Rabindranath Tagore

The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.
- Rabindranath Tagore

The mind is not a vessel to be filled
but a fire to be kindled.
- Plutarch

"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly,
"one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."
- Hans Christian Andersen

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

You will not be punished for your anger,
you will be punished by your anger.
- The Buddha

Lord, grant that I might not so much
seek to be loved as to love.
- St. Francis of Assisi

I am not afraid of storms
for I am learning how to sail my ship.
- Louisa May Alcott

The essence of life is not in
the great victories and grand failures,
but in the simple joys.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The world is perfect. It's a mess.
It has always been a mess.
We are not going to change it.
Our job is to straighten out our own lives.
- Joseph Campbell

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us.
- Marianne Williamson

Every child comes with the message
that God is not yet discouraged of man.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Everything has beauty,
but not everyone sees it.
- Confucius

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu

The beauty does not live out there;
the beauty's in my eyes.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Everything is a miracle,
not just the beautiful and lovely things.
- Anonymous

I do not need anyone's permission to be my true self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Treat those who are good with goodness,
and also treat those who are not good with goodness.
Thus goodness is attained.
Be honest to those who are honest,
and be also honest to those who are not honest.
Thus honesty is attained.
- Lao Tzu

Self-respect is not a function of size, age, or wealth.
Breathe deep, sing loud and sweet,
"I am me, I am unique, I am magnificent."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Stand Tall, Stand Proud.
Know that you are unique and magnificent.
You do not need the approval of others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Love is granting another the space to be
the way they are and the way they are not.
- Werner Erhard

The question is not what you look at, but what you see.
- Henry David Thoreau

The key to forgiveness is to forgive from the heart -
not from the mind.
- Sheri Rosenthal

Do not blame the thistle that you see no beauty.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Not everything that casts a long shadow is to be feared.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Do not allow obligation or immediacy to
bind you to physical things or specific actions.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

It's not whether you get knocked down;
it's whether you get back up.
- Vince Lombardi

The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.
- Oscar Wilde

Trust in the Light.
Darkness is not a force -
it is merely the absence of light.
Observe that when a light is brought to a dark place,
the darkness disappears.
Sadness is similar -
when joy is brought to suffering,
the sadness disappears.
Open yourself to the Light!
Hold back nothing,
Trust in the Light.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our lives are defined not by the challenges we encounter,
but by how we respond to those challenges.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Circumstance does not make the man: it reveals him to himself.
- James Allen

Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle,
and the life of the candle will not be shortened.
Happiness never decreases by being shared.
- The Buddha

The wise man in the storm prays God,
not for safety from danger,
but for deliverance from fear.
It is the storm within which endangers him,
not the storm without.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A bird does not sing because it has an answer.
It sings because it has a song.
- Chinese Proverb

Adventure is not outside man; it is within.
- George Eliot

The worst sin toward our fellow creatures
is not to hate them,
but to be indifferent to them:
that's the essence of inhumanity.
- George Bernard Shaw

Truth is not defined by
how many people believe something.
Ask. Question. Think.
Decide - for yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Let us not pray to be sheltered from dangers
but to be fearless when facing them.
- Rabindranath Tagore

The opposite of courage in our society
is not cowardice, it is conformity.
- Rollo May

To the people who love you,
you are beautiful already.
This is not because they're
blind to your shortcomings
but because they so clearly see your soul.
- Victoria Moran

Imagine all the people living life in peace.
You may say I'm a dreamer,
but I'm not the only one.
I hope someday you'll join us,
and the world will be as one.
- John Lennon

Riches do not exhilarate us so much with their possession
as they torment us with their loss.
- Epicurus

Do or do not, there is no try.
- Jedi Master Yoda in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

Sometimes we need the fog to remind ourselves
that all of life is not black and white.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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