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.

-Natalie Merchant
Natalie Merchant

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

Natalie Merchant
Be true to yourself, and, um, don't worry about some large companies' quarterly profit index.
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
It's funny, I remember doing the Johnny Carson show, and, uh, I couldn't afford my rent.
Natalie Merchant

I just want to be known as a good songwriter who wrote songs that were enduring. I hope my music gives people a glimpse of how empathetic we were and how desirous we were of a better society.

Natalie Merchant
I'm going to be shaking my booty when I'm 55. Natalie Merchan
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
Poetry comes alive to me through recitation. Natalie Merc
Natalie Merchant

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

Natalie Merchant
Be true to yourself, and, um, don't worry about some large companies' quarterly profit index. Natalie Merchan