I wish I had appreciated my youth - I should have worn tighter clothing when I could have!
Be true to yourself, and, um, don't worry about some large companies' quarterly profit index.
I'm going to be shaking my booty when I'm 55. Natalie Merchan
I've found out how overwhelming the media is and the way it drills things into your head, it's almost like a mind control. If I could control prople's minds, I'd like to put something useful in.
I'm going to be shaking my booty when I'm 55. Natalie Merc
I've raised my daughter with no television.
TV holds a close second to cars for destroying our society. It's a failed experiment.
I feel we all have the obligation, myself. I want to live in a more humane, civilized society, and I feel like the only way we're going to achieve that is if we all take it upon ourselves. I just wish we could be a more caring society. I feel like we're social Darwinists who believe that everyone ha
I'm going to be shaking my booty when I'm 55.
Poetry comes alive to me through recitation.
I don't want to live in a culture of despair. I'd like to live in a culture of hope.
I have never relied on my sexuality and I don't really have an image at all. If you look at film footage of me 20 years ago, I don't look much different to the way I do now. I used to say that I would never wear anything on stage that I couldn't wear out to dinner with my grandmother. It just felt m
Be true to yourself, and, um, don't worry about some large companies' quarterly profit index. Natalie Merchan
I don't enjoy the work that I do. It's just that it's not self-sustaining anymore. The way that I like to make records - they're expensive records to make and just can't afford to do it anymore.
Literature gives us a window into other people's experiences in other places, in other times, so I thought it would be really interesting to investigate how different people had written about motherhood, and childhood.
By calling it a memoir, I meant is as a collection of memories. I thought it was (a more) artful (title) than documentary.
I think I don't invest so much time in thinking about people's sexuality. I just take people as individuals.
I was shy. Bookish. The kind of 13-year-old girl who, instead of having a boyfriend, would have a crush on a dead, 19th-century author!
Retrospective 1990-2005 [Limited Edition]
I think the most enduring lesson I was taught through my experiences of being a Girl Scout was that I was a member of a larger community. I out-grew my uniforms and badges years ago, but the memories of visiting nursing homes or organizing Earth Day tree plantings or my summers camping with girls fr
I don't think women's prisons are environments for dance routines, and I don't think mass murder is humorous.
I can't remove the autobiographical slant from the things I write. You always bring yourself into what you're writing.
When it came time to sequence the album, the new arrangements really demanded a different order. They were so different than they were before that the old sequence didn't work anymore.
I don't have a lot of thrilling anecdotes about my career or personal life. All the stuff that is interesting is private and I wouldn't want people to know.
Poetry comes alive to me through recitation. Natalie Merc
They came back to me and said, 'No, you have it wrong. This is all about getting these kids together, putting them into antagonistic situations and getting them to compete over a record contract.' It was horrible and mean-spirited. I couldn't believe they would want me to be involved in something li
I think I have a really diverse audience. I've had people from all sorts of sexual persuasions.
I would never do a printed memoir. I've been asked to publish a memoir from years by different publishers and literary agents. I think it wouldn't be great for me because all I'd really want to talk about it music and I'd rather just play it.
The research phase was really fascinating - I'm not a closeted nerd, I'm an out-of-the-closet nerd.
Iâ€™ve always considered it a great privilege to be a musician, Iâ€™ve never lost sight of that.