Let this list of 19 quotations by the American musician Michelle Shocked lead you to an inspirational day. Recharge yourself with motivational music, soul, people sayings, and satisfy your hunger for a better life.
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We've made this hand-picked collection of quotes to show you what is Michelle Shocked truly willing to say and leave for generations. Whether an inspirational quote or a motivational message about giving your best, we can all benefit from the wisdom, captured within these words.
I try to look at this music career thing as the means to an end.
And really, at the end of it, I see myself on a sailboat, sailing off the edge of the world.
I'm a perfectionist, which I think is a mistake.
I'm one of the few that comes from this vantage point: I never tried to get a record deal.
Ideals are not something I can control.
It's not logic that convinces me of something, it's what my heart says. My heart has a way of involving me in things, which can only be good for the music.
I think the word soul has gotta come into it.
Music that's created just for consuming lacks that soul, that swing, that feeling.
They sign a bunch of women, and they call it a movement.
I don't like the way women in music have been identified as women first and musicians second.
The thing I fail to do is fully comprehend what's given back to me by the audience. You would think you would be a performer partly so you could feel all the appreciation or adulation, but I haven't quite managed that yet.
Make your own music. It can be done.
People might say I'm difficult, but did you ever hear anyone describe a label as 'difficult'? By nature, artists should challenge. When they call you difficult, it is a reflection of the imbalance of power.
I'm too shy, really to be able to hang out with my heroes for too long.
I've been through some dark times but I've experienced joy too. Now that joy can't be suppressed.
I think people have to choose between living with contradictions or painting themselves into a corner. I have a lot of contradictions.
Music is too important to be left to professionals.
My grandmother had a Miss Margaret's School of Dance to teach tap and ballet to kids, but I never studied it. I was raised a Mormon and they're dancing fools. It's the only vice they have - dancing.
Music is not a commodity, it's a resource.
Writing and singing does give me some kind of release from the demons of my past, it is a therapy of sorts, but to be honest, my marriage played a more important role in the acceptance of myself than performance has ever done.