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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.
Women are to be valued for so much more than their sexuality. We aren’t merely objects of desire.
I understand that we are actually complicated people but we are also dreadfully simple.
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.
Maybe it was mean, but I really don't think so. You asked for the truth and I told you.
When you dishonor the the utter glory and majesty of black people, you lie. Your heart lies to you and you let it
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.
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.
When I kissed you, you didn't mind. I thought I tasted of too many cigarettes, but you tasted like wine.
We have a tradition of passing our history orally and singing a lot of it and writing songs about it and there's kind of a calling in Irish voices when they're singing in their Irish accent.
In my belief, there's one spirit. I prefer to call it the Holy Spirit. I don't think it matters if you call it God or Allah or Jesus or Fred or David or too early in the morning or whatever.
You must not try to be too pure, you must fly closer to the sea.
My creative process is quite slow. I hear melodies in my head while I'm washing the dishes and I allow my subconscious to do the work.
Remember what I told you. If they hated me, they will hate you.
To say what you feel is to dig your own grave.
People who express suicidal feelings are least likely to act on them.
God is something that needs rescuing from religion.
The important thing about "brave" is, it doesn't mean you're not terrified.
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.
Protection of children from violence and abuse has always been my main activity or campaign.
If there was acceptance of the mentally ill in the Catholic Church, the entire Curia would resign!
I suppose is very cathartic to do a show to the masses and you get to make magic in a manner that you can't do in regular life, but I suppose that self esteem effect is one of the most powerful.
What pisses me off is when I've got seven or eight record company fat pig men sitting there telling me what to wear.
People always complain, 'you never invited me to your wedding', but I prefer casual weddings.
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'm a great cleaner. I'm actually kind of addicted to cleaning. I could clean anything.
It's so hard to retain what your purpose is - or to even realize what it is.
There's a difference between, you know, God loves unconditionally in my feeling and religion loves conditionally. Religion spends an awful lot of time dictating who God can love and can't love.
It's OK to assert yourself. Obviously, as a woman, I do experience the consequence of asserting yourself - you're not supposed to assert yourself.
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.
When I sing, it's the most solitary state: just me, and the microphone, and the holy spirit. It's not about notes or scales, it's all about emotion.
I've been married before, but I've never had my dream wedding in Vegas. I wanted to do it there because it's casual, quick, not religious and, most of all, very romantic.
I seek no longer to be a 'famous' person, and instead I wish to live a 'normal' life.
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.
Minors should not be exposed to what is going on in the so-called news.
Biggest lesson I've ever had in life is that blues had a baby and they named it rock 'n' roll.
If you were the boss of a company and some of the employees of your company were known to sexually abuse children, you would fire them instantly.
I could stand in the street and sing and get enough to pay the bills. I don't need millions of dollars.
Generally I don't listen to sad songs if I'm sad. I listen to happy songs.
If you really ever love someone, that doesn't go away, although you wish it would.
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 really believe that God and religion is two different things.
Irish artists have a tradition of being very heavily engaged in what is happening in their own society. So it was important that they had a voice.
There's a weighing kind of overemphasis on sexuality, which disempowers music generally, because it silences all the other voices; it makes music a very powerless force for changing the world.
I love the Holy Spirit. I can't stand to see it being disrespected. It's been there for me at times when I really needed it. Therefore, I have a duty to stand for it is how I feel.
What I like about being a musician is that I find the thing soothing, but I also give the soothing to other people.
It should be a crime to abandon your child, and it's not. It would be wonderful if it could be criminalized.
People often talk about me as a singer, but they don't often talk about you when you're a woman as a songwriter.
God needs to get rescued from religious music.
Every pore of you is crying and you don't even understand why or what. I actually kind of died and got born again as a result of taking the meds and having a chance to, you know, build a life.