Suzanne Vega Quotes

30 Suzanne Vega quotes:

"You have to defend your honor. And your family."
"I think it's a really good option for someone my age,"
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"Sometimes I listen to songs by very smart writers who assume that the world is a civil place with certain formalities that people follow, but I don't see things that way. My own experience tells me that life is not like that."
"To me, a feminist belongs in the same category as a humanist or an advocate for human rights. I don't see why someone who's a feminist should be thought of differently."
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"I had some fears as a kid, but I was also relatively fearless. Maybe that's a result of living half the time in reality and the other half in fantasy."
"A lot of my writing is not terribly civilized."
"Writing is always personal in some way but not always in a direct way."
"I wasn't afraid of going places or doing new things. I would do just about anything or go anywhere. I'd get a notion in my mind and just follow it."
"There are no rules in fights with girls. Just hurting."
"Girls are crazy and mean. They don't fight fair."
"When I was pregnant, I felt filled with life, and I felt really happy. I ate well, and I slept well. I felt much more useful than I'd ever felt before."
"If you have to fight a crowd of boys, it's best to go for the biggest one. That way you won't have to fight them all. The others will see that you mean business and you will win their respect."
"But I never want to get to the point where I write a safe song or one that represents my sense of a subject in order to appear civilized."
"My intellect has always been more responsible than my emotions for how I respond to the world."
"Writing in other voices is almost Japanese in the sense that there's a certain formality there which allows me to sidestep the embarrassment of directly expressing to complete strangers the most intimate details of my life."
"It takes as much discipline to be a mother and a wife as it does to do anything else."
"I still consider myself a feminist."
"So you eat, you sleep, and then this wonderful child comes out, but you don't feel like you have any control over that process, over her, over her character and who she is."
"Of course, sometimes when you write personally, you are also writing about society, obliquely reflecting topical issues, but not in a way that people would expect you to or in the way that someone trying to make a point would."
"I think that if you have a strong narrative, if the idea of the song can be boiled down to the basics, it won't change that much."

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