Picture being forced to talk endlessly about your feelings and listen and care when what you needed was just to get something done.

Liz Phair

It was a source of shame for my family that I was in rock and roll, which is so blue-collar. It just isn't done. And I felt it, too.

Liz Phair

I blend my green drink every morning. I also fix my son a full-on American breakfast with bacon and toast.

Liz Phair

I don't always trust my own instincts. It would be nice if someone else would tell me what I should do with my life!

Liz Phair

There's even more stuff that I'd like to release, but I'm scared to, that's really, um, nerdy... not nerdy in a good way. Like, silly.

Liz Phair

I probably had some impact, because everyone keeps telling me that I did. I like to feel like I'm coming out with something to try to make room for other young women to make their art.

Liz Phair

I don't know; it just seemed like the cooler guys are playing Xbox. At least the ones I know.

Liz Phair

I mean, I kind of remember... I'm 36 now, so it's kind of hard for me to relate to what it was like when I was 25, or 24, but I do remember a period in time when that's how I defined who I was, by the music I listened to and the movies I went to.

Liz Phair

Yeah, I like to be the maker of the art. And I like and want the money. But I don't really dig being famous.

Liz Phair

Women's bodies are used to sell anything and everything because it works, it grabs people's attention, and advertisers aren't going to stop using something that works.

Liz Phair

All parents gush about what it's like to be a parent. I love it.

Liz Phair

I think good art happens on that edge between comfortable and in a lot of pain, you know what I mean?

Liz Phair

You have to do what you need to do as an artist. You have to have that courage.

Liz Phair

I don't think anything I do in life is planned. Sometimes I regret that and I feel like I try to take ahold of the wheel, but I'm also always super excited when things pop up spontaneously and when I'm a little bit out of my depth. I just find that that thrills me.

Liz Phair