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Shania Twain Quotes

Shania Twain

Shania Twain quotes: country music megastar’s thoughts on money, music, self-expression, fulfillment, and more.

“Find your self-esteem and be forever free to dream.”

“It’s important to give it all you have while you have the chance.”

“I deeply believe that everything is relative.  We need the bad to appreciate the good, and vice versa.  We need something unexpected to happen in order for us to realize that everything was expected.  It’s our relation to those things that we are able to decide how we feel and the level of intensity of those feelings.  Such is relativity.”

“You have to set your own boundaries.  We all do.  You have to self-check.  At the same time, the transparency is liberating.  It is so much easier than screening every little thing you do and say.  There’s got to be some fluidity to self-expression without constantly editing things.  The older I get, the more confident I feel in that.  The filters are just flung away.  Let’s face it, filters interrupt the flow of sincerity.”

“When everything goes without a hitch, where’s the challenge, the opportunity to find out what you’re made of?”

“People are going to write and say things you don’t like.  They’re going to take things out of context.  What are you going to do?  You can’t let it destroy your life.  That’s their problem.  They’re going to go on and not be respected for what they do.  Just worry about what you do.  You have to make up your mind.  You also have to be prepared for fallout.  You have to accept the industry you’re in.”

“I really feel like life will dictate itself.  You should allow it to unfold as naturally as possible.  Just go with the flow.  When you’re really desperate, you say a few prayers and hope for the best.  That’s the way I’ve always lived my life.”

“Even when life hits you like a Mack truck that’s come out of nowhere, there is still a chance that you will survive, and although the road to recover may be slow, long, and even permanent, this doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the rest of your life and be happy again.”

“Putting a stamp on things just helps you say, ‘Hey, yesterday I was there, and today I’m here.’  It’s another step forward, and it feels like another turning point and an unleashing of creativity.”

“When you don’t come from struggle, gaining appreciation is a quality that’s difficult to come by.”

“Life unravels the way it does, and it has an effect on you, but you have to take responsibility for dealing with it.”

“I find that the very things that I get criticized for, which is usually being different and just doing my own thing and just being original, is the very thing that’s making me successful.”

“Coming from where I came from, it was unimaginable to ever be wealthy.  That was just too far out of my reach.”

“I didn’t have a choice growing up but to be more insecure because others had more.”

“You learn to accept your own reality.”

“Now that I have and I’m not a have-not, I’ve learned how important it is to maintain humility.”

“I’d rather die standing than live on my knees.”

“All I ever intended was to make a living at what I do.  Everything I’ve achieved since then is above and beyond.”

“My passion is more in songwriting than in being a star.”

“Writing is very much a playground; an artistic playground.  It’s the most fun thing I do.”

“I enjoy venting through my music and getting things off my chest.”

“Maybe if I was coming out now I wouldn’t have the opportunity to have that longevity, we’ll never know.  But I am happy that I’ve already got a relationship with my fans, and I’m getting reacquainted with all these kids who have now grown up.”

“I write the music for my fans, and I believe in them, that they will relate to my music.”

“I really hope my peers appreciate and respect what I’m doing.”

“Marilyn Monroe never sold a platinum album.  And more people know my music than what I look like.”

“I think everybody has the right to their opinion, and that I would never argue with.  That is a huge part of freedom of speech and mutual respect, having the right to your own opinion.  Equality should be a no-brainer, automatic, all the way around.  We need to have mutual respect all the way around.   I’m not here to judge.”

“I think transparency and being upfront is so valuable.”

“I like expressing myself through music… that’s the way I express myself best.”

“I feel like I’m on top of the world.  Honestly, I feel like I’ve climbed a very giant mountain, and I’m just standing right on top with my arms wide open and breathing rarefied air.”

“Later in my life, I’m going to look back and smile and be very fulfilled.  I know that if I don’t give it my all right now I’ll regret it later.  That’s very important to me, because I’ve worked all my life to have this.”

“I’ve succeeded as far as I’m concerned – I don’t feel that I have any cliffs I could fall over anytime soon.”

“It’s really such a personal journey, making a record, but even more so writing the songs.”

“Ultimately, I am responsible for how I live my life now, and what I make out of it.  In fact, I am actually grateful for what I’ve gone through and wouldn’t change a thing – although I admit I wouldn’t want to live it over again either.  Once was enough.”

“It’s all about reflecting on what I’ve been through, owning what I’ve been through, not ignoring it and saying ‘forget about it, move on.’  I don’t want to forget about it.  It’s made me who I am.”

“I don’t take any day for granted anymore.”

“But there’s also another part of me that says you know what?  I worked really hard, and there’s a part of me that feels like I deserve it.”

“Life is short.  It can come and go like a feather in the wind.”

“Man!  I feel like a woman!”

“The best thing about being a woman, is the prerogative to have a little fun!”

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