Knowing now what goes into making a successful artist, it's disheartening.

— Sia Furler

The most unusual Sia Furler quotes that are little-known but priceless

Worst music ever sells millions. The worst music with the shittiest lyrics. The fact is that they pay radio stations to put it on the radio, then you've heard it a million times when you're driving from your shitty job to your shitty house. It's indoctrination, it's sad.

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I think that it depends what you mean by successful.

If you mean 'make money' you need to be part of the machine unless you're one of those superhuman people who can do everything by yourself, and have workaholic tendencies and really good advisers and a good investor.

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I get to sit at home with the dogs on the sofa, record in a closet in the office, send them off and, if I'm lucky, make a million dollars.

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I've got thick skin and an elastic heart.

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I liked when I was naive and I thought it was just about making good music.

27

I may cry ruining my make up, Wash away all things you've taken.

. I don't care if I don't look pretty, Big girls cry when their hearts are breaking.

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I'll be the songwriter for pop stars and then they can be the front person and I don't have to be famous.

22

I don't go to shows because I just want to listen to the music performed live.

I want to get to know the person who's performing it. Or I want to, like, take away a sense that I had an experience that nobody else is going to have again, or a unique experience for that moment.

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It was really shocking to me that when I was dating a dude I could get married and my taxes were 8 grand less, blah blah blah.

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I have social anxiety. It's easier up on stage because there's security in being there. When I'm off stage I'm trying not to be a manic freak. I'm quite shy.

10

I'm sort of a gay man trapped in a woman's body when it comes to music sometimes - it's crowded in here!

9

I hope I am a psychotherapist's dream. I've spent enough hours in therapy.

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About Sia Furler

Quotes 45 sayings
Profession Singer-songwriter
Birthday December 18, 1975

I was born pretty lucky, an Aryan Australian, friendly girl, that gives you a lot of advantages in the world. I was unaware of people's fights or struggles for equality. I was really naive.

8

People call me for the ballads. Apparently that's where I've been pigeonholed. But it's really interesting and really fun. It's my favourite part of the job, writing.

8

I like bands for a long time, even when they're not trendy anymore.

I still like Arcade Fire. I've always liked Stevie Wonder.

5

A lot of people come up to me expecting to meet the person they have seen perform. It's not going to happen, unless my mania, my stage person, responds to them and not the real me.

3

I love watching reality TV, but being part of making it was just demoralizing.

3

I was weirdly obsessed with music until I was 11, and then I turned into a nerd.

3

Being hunted, paparazzi-style , doesn't appeal to me.

3

I don't know anything about the history of music.

3

I'm really visually stimulated more than anything.

I don't really listen to music. I'm more into watching telly or watching movies and visual art.

2

When you're entertaining all day long and that's your work, you end up really very tired. You don't have a lot of energy left over for your loved ones.

0

I think it would be very difficult to maintain one kind of art or whatever for your whole life. I think it's unrealistic.

0

I'm 39, and I would like to be able to make great pop music for another 20 years. And it feels like creating a sort of inanimate blond bob and allowing other people to play the role of the pop singer, it affords me a little bit more freedom in terms of my expiration date.

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I feel like I've always had gay fans, I don't think my dating a woman has changed my demographic, but it certainly changed the way I feel about politics.

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When I was 10, my parents really valued success in the arts, and I thought if I was a famous 'something artistic,' that they would love me more.

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I don't love performing, because it's nerve-racking and it's time - consuming to rehearse a whole set - and my time can often be better served writing music and just making it and putting it out.

0

I'm a fan of the Strokes, so my big fantasy was that one day I would get to sing with them.

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I liked myself much more before I got famous. I was much friendlier and had more energy.

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I'm gonna live like tomorrow doesn't exist.

0

I toured for 13 years, and it was very lonely, and it was hard work.

I'm not afraid of hard work, especially if it's for stuff that I enjoy. But I actually don't think you could name one artist who enjoys promo or touring after the first three to six months of an album cycle.

0

Help, I have done it again I have been here many times before Hurt myself again today And the worst part is There's no-one else to blame.

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I love visual gags and gimmicks; I love them.

0

I'm sensitive and get easily upset and insulted.

0

Fame made me develop a panic disorder.

0

There are probably five songs in the world that I get excited about when I hear them on the radio.

0

I don't want to be famous, or recognizable.

0

I don't read reviews or interviews or anything, just because I'm afraid;

If I believed the good, then I'd believe the bad, and there will be bad.

0

I'm an advocate of 'it's not what you are, it's who you are.'

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There's time limits on how long people's attention spans will work.

There's six weeks in each territory that you're really famous, then you, thank god, disappear again.

0

I guess I felt straight when I was allowed to get married.

Now I feel queerer because I'm not. It's the only thing that's changed. I wouldn't measure it in icon status or how much my demographic has changed, but in the rage I feel, and being not equal.

0

Like when I'm singing live I can't hear myself.

I'm just listening to the rest of the band. To listen to my voice, it doesn't even feel like it's me.

0

I don't need to be rich anymore; I don't need to be a millionaire.

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If anyone besides famous people knew what it was like to be a famous person, they would never want to be famous.

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