I was quite the spoiled brat. I have quite a temper, obviously inherited from my father, and I became very good at ordering everyone around. I was the princess; the staff were absolutely terrified of me.— Lisa Marie Presley
The most unforgettable Lisa Marie Presley quotes that are glad to read
I'm a hypochondriac. Yesterday it was brain damage from the vodka the night before. Today, heart attack - my arm and chest started hurting at the same time.
I'll say it loud and say it proud. I'm completely insane.
I always loved singing and writing poetry.
I always loved music, and I’ve loved writing my whole life. When I put them together it was probably in my early 20s, where I put words to music for the first time.
I knew that because of who I am, and the situation I'm in, that I'd attract more critics than your average person, and that was a little intimidating, but I wanted to get out there and pay my dues.
Anytime I was in Memphis with my dad and at the house, I was happy.
That was, like, a given. It was what I lived for. And I still feel the same excitement and warmth.
I was very protective of my father and I didn't like these people who hung around outside all day. They creeped me out.
I have, in the past, been attracted to really strong and dominant men.
But on the other side, I have been attracted to very androgynous men. I don't typically fall for your average jock. I just like people that are a little atypical.
I live with the things that I love: art, furniture, and objects that I have collected throughout my travels.
You are always learning; there is a lot of grey; don't take things for granted.
I have a tendency to kick it up. I like to rattle the cage.
I have a lot of memories, but I don't go into capitalizing on that.
Something's got to be my own. I'm not doing the record to sit here and broadcast my memories of my father.
I work because I think that I wouldn't feel good about myself unless I was contributing.
I'm not doing this to be a pop star. I've had plenty of money and attention. I'm doing it for credibility.
With a lot of hair and make-up then I'm possibly, remotely attractive.
But it's rare, I don't think I'm ugly but I'm nothing particularly special. I'm not a yoga and health girl. I don't exercise that much and I eat crap and smoke and bite my nails.
Being Elvis Presley's daughter is a whole lot of pressure. It's been a constant burden in my life.
I saw a Velveeta commercial and it was playing, I think 'Burning Love.
' He [Michael Jackson] had approved it - that's something we can't control. He can do whatever he wants with the songs he owns to make money, and that got under my skin.
I really went back through a lot of the dark corridors of my life in this.
I wanted people to know who I am based on my music, not on what they read in the tabloids.
I don't deal well with admiration if it's for something I haven't done. Other than exist.
I don't do yoga. I bite the hella outta my nails. I smoke, I eat all the wrong food, I don't exercise.
I wanted to come through with my own voice and, hopefully, have it affect people. I want people to know that I'm not an Elvis impersonator.
I did go through a Goth thing, but that was a long time ago.
I just like artists that shake it up, that piss people off or make people think or rattle the cage somehow.
I've been chased through airports with a screaming baby because the photographers are ruthless, and they want the picture.
I think people think I'm harder and more arrogant and cocky than I am - because I know how to put on a front, but it's nothing like who I am inside.
I'm not eager to jump into marriage again.
I'm in the corner right now, wearing my dunce cap. That area is obviously a nightmare.
I do like to write nasty songs. It's a useful weapon to have, and it's cathartic as well, because I create art out of anger, something positive out of something negative.
I think having kids just makes you want to do things to help people.
You have children and you see how fragile and innocent and helpless they are when they first start out. If they are going to be a victim of whatever they are surrounded by, I just do everything I can to try to make whatever change I can.
Mostly singing was cathartic, writing was cathartic, therapeutic.
I don't think I had a goal, particularly, to sing or put it out there for anybody.
I'm like a lion - I roar. If someone betrays me, I won't be a victim. I don't sulk, I get angry. I go immediately into retaliation. But it always comes from insecurity or pain.
I'm still finding my way, and I made a lot of mistakes.
If I'm alone too long I think too much, and I'm not interested in doing that.
That won't lead anywhere good, I'm sure. If I'm busy I tend to stay out of trouble. An idle mind is the devil's playground.
I've been through so much in my life.
I've seen so much. I know how fast things can change. I know someone can be here one minute and gone the next.
I would describe my aesthetic as definitely personal and harmonious with an eclectic yet bohemian sensibility.
People that were in my life for a long time turned sinister and tried to control me, and all kinds of weird stuff happened. But there was no conscience involved; that threw me more than anything.
I take a situation, analyse it, break it down, put it in the form I want it to be in, and then I toss it away. Let somebody else go deal with it.
Were it not for Scientology, I would either be completely insane or dead by now.
Music has always gotten me through life, particularly honest, real music.
Anybody in the spotlight can get lost in that if they are not careful.
Making a decision to be a public figure isn't their choice right now.
I don't think it's fair. Even though they're beautiful and I love them, they haven't made that decision yet. I've been chased through airports with a screaming baby because the photographers are ruthless, and they want the picture.
A couple of months ago I hauled my white ass on stage alongside Chaka Khan and Stevie Wonder for Divas Las Vegas, singing in front of a celebrity audience. If I can hold my own there, I can hold my own at Top of the Pops, trust me.
Something happens to people around fame and power and money - it can bring out the worst and best in people; it's a monster you have to tame.
I want to pave my own path artistically.
I don't think that I'm a top 40 artist in any way. So I don't think I'm that mainstream.
I never not wanted to be a singer. Since I was 3, I knew this was what I wanted to do. Well, I can't say I wanted to do it, but I fantasized and thought about it all the time. I never thought it would actually happen.
I'm trying to have my own thing, and I don't know if it's even possible.
I didn't realize so many people actually think I'm trying to be like my dad. I read comments like 'She's no Elvis.' I'm not trying to be. I never set out to be.
I grew up in the South with my father;
blues and country, that's always been my core. But I had it in me not to do what was expected. I wanted to find my own footing.
I've never even been out of my BMI range. I'm 5-foot-3. If I gain five pounds, it shows.
When I write, it's purging for me. It's a therapeutic process.
I dropped out of school in the 11th grade because there was no purpose in it for me. I'm not proud of this, and I'm not trying to promote it.
I want to write, I want to sing. I want to do the same thing for others, have my music, hopefully do that for others one day, not realizing what I sort of had to climb. I had an idea a little bit, but I think that I underestimated the whole thing.