Top 10 Quotes by Natalie Merchant

Natalie Merchant

I'm in the public eye. I've sold 14 million records -- so 14 million individuals have bought my records and have sat down and intimately listened to them. And if I think about that many people paying attention to me, I'd better say something worthwhile. I do have a personal ideology when it comes to the work that I do and the art that I make. And it's based on just wanting to say something that has substance and to try to move people with music -- and give them an idea of the glimpse I have into what's possible for us.

Natalie Merchant
For they told you life is hardMisery from the start,It's dull, it's slow, it's painfulBut I tell you life is sweetIn spite of the miseryThere's so much more, be gratefulSo, who will you believeWho will you listen toWho will it be'Cause it's high time that you decideIt's time to make up your ownYour own state of mindOh they told you life is longBe thankful when it's doneDon't ask for more, be gratefulBut I tell you life is shortBe thankful becauseBefore you know itIt will be over'Cause life is sweet, life is also very short
Natalie Merchant

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.

Natalie Merchant
I'm on this search trying to figure out exactly who I am and what I have to say to people.
Natalie Merchant

I can't remove the autobiographical slant from the things I write. You always bring yourself into what you're writing.

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

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 has to make it on their own. But the reality is that we all don't start out on the same footing.

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

Retrospective 1990-2005 [Limited Edition]

Natalie Merchant
I'm going to be shaking my booty when I'm 55. Natalie Merchan