Sinéad O'Connor Quotes
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“At some point the entire population of the earth is gonna have to look back at the kind of essence of spirituality which is basically caring about each other.”
“Easy to keep faith. God is good. Only one mistake he made. Free will, therefore can't intervene unless we ask, but gospels show, when we ask we must believe we will be answered. Then all manner of things will be well.”
“Forgiveness is the most important thing. We all have to forgive what was done to us.
The Irish people have to forgive. The African people. The Jewish people.
We all have to forgive and understand the only way to stop the cycle of hate and abuse is not to allow yourself to get caught in it.”
“Generally I don't listen to sad songs if I'm sad. I listen to happy songs.”
“God is something that needs rescuing from religion.”
“God's place is the world but the world is not God's place.”
“I always feel there is a link between music and spirituality.”
“I could stand in the street and sing and get enough to pay the bills. I don't need millions of dollars.”
“I don't agree with this romantic fantasy that people who suffer from depression are more likely to be artists. I find that I am more creative when I am happy actually.”
“I don't believe in any kind of artistic snobbery or musical snobbery. You know, to me, the sexiest and the most spiritual words ever uttered in rock and roll are wop babaloo balop bam boom.”
“I don't do anything in order to cause trouble. It just so happens that what I do naturally causes trouble. I'm proud to be a troublemaker.”
“I don't feel like me unless I have my hair shaved. So even when I'm an old lady, I'm going to have it.”
“I feel that I was a useful contributor to society, and that I couldn't be a contributor to society in any other way.”
“I find that as a female boss in the music industry, it's difficult to actually be treated as if you actually are the boss and to have people act on your instructions and take you seriously.
Like you call up people who are working for you and say, "I'd like to see such-and-such document," and they tell you that you don't need it.
Then you have to spend time convincing them that it doesn't matter whether they think you need it or not, they're supposed to hand it to you.”
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“I grew up in a situation of extreme abuse, but there was no chance to talk about it, so music became the escape if you like.”
“I guess I'm a Holy Spirit maniac. I'm not a religious maniac. I love religion, but I don't like it.”
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“Beauty is where you find it.”
“I guess there's a song for absolutely everything that could possibly happen to a person.”
“I had developed manic depression and the main symptoms the constant voice in the head telling you to kill yourself.”
“I have all that I requested and I do not want what I haven't got.
I have learned this from my mother – see how happy she has made me. I will take this road much further though I know not where it takes me.”
“I have also Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and I wouldn't have survived that if not for music.
So I think for me, music was a soothing thing and it was also a place where you could say all the stuff that you couldn't say anywhere else.”
“I love songs, and I love songwriting, and there's a standard of songwriting within Chicago blues in particular.
I don't like the sad blues, necessarily; the Chicago blues is what I like, which is the kind of blues you can dance to.”
“I suppose in some ways, all over the world 'crazy' is a term of abuse and I think that is something that should be stopped. In Ireland 'crazy' is a term of abuse and people are terrified of anything that they conceive to be crazy.
And the people believed to be crazy won't be treated compassionately, they will treat you horribly and use it as a reason to dismiss anything you would think, do, say or feel, so you're rocking into a self esteem trap.”
“I think in the first place hearing the music inside of you is very soothing, very comforting. For me there always been, if you like, a spiritual connection between myself and music.”
“I think people who come from abuse and/or people who have mental illnesses, have terrible self-esteem problems.”
“I think that music has been a great help to me and this has been confirmed by every psychiatrist I have seen. I would probably be dead if not for music.”
“I understand that we are actually complicated people but we are also dreadfully simple.”
“I was getting a lot of pressure from people in show business about my being overweight because of medication, I was on 200 mg of amitriptiline. When I said this to my doctor, for some reason she took me completely off medication and she didn't really supervise properly.”
“I'm a great cleaner. I'm actually kind of addicted to cleaning. I could clean anything.”
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“I'm great at washing dishes and I'm great at cleaning the house and all that kind of stuff. I don't like doing it, but I'm.”
“I'm on fire when I'm singing, I'm completely in character, I use my sense memories, and every syllable of it is meant. It's a very special thing.”
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“Don't listen to her, listen through her.”
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Sinéad O'Connor Sources
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