Top 10 Quotes by Natalie Merchant

Natalie Merchant

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 like that.

Natalie Merchant
Retrospective 1990-2005 [Limited Edition]
Natalie Merchant

I wish I had appreciated my youth - I should have worn tighter clothing when I could have!

Natalie Merchant
The research phase was really fascinating - I'm not a closeted nerd, I'm an out-of-the-closet nerd.
Natalie Merchant

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.

Natalie Merchant
I would say I'd rather dig a ditch, you know, do hard, manual labor than write lyrics.
Natalie Merchant

I think I have a really diverse audience. I've had people from all sorts of sexual persuasions.

Natalie Merchant
My sister works in an inner-city school in Greenville, South Carolina, and she brought many of her at-risk kids to our show yesterday to the sound-check. It was amazing how these kids opened up with music. Music teaches so much about focus and concentration and group dynamics and appreciation for subtlety and beauty. And that's being taken away from schools.
Natalie Merchant

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.

Natalie Merchant
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 from all different backgrounds will stay with me always.