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#1. That's my feeling - that real God and religion are two different things and that religion is trying to obscure what God really is. - Author: Sinead O'Connor
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#2. My favorite way of working is if somebody gives me a piece of music, because I'm quite limited as a player, so it's my favorite thing if somebody gives me a piece of music, and then I can write lyrics and melodies. - Author: Sinead O'Connor
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#3. It was the case in the 70s and 80s that people believed music could change the world. But now people aren't making music because they want to change the world; they're making music because they want to just make a ton of money. - Author: Sinead O'Connor
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#4. I'm a great cleaner. I'm actually kind of addicted to cleaning. I could clean anything. - Author: Sinead O'Connor
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#5. 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 ... - Author: Sinead O'Connor
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#6. Islam - a religion horribly misrepresented by terrorists, which is like the IRA saying they represented Irish people. Islam is a BEAUTIFUL religion. would make you cry it's so beautiful ... and gentle. - Author: Sinead O'Connor
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#7. The sexuality is being sold to the artists as power when in fact it's not; it's a way of hypnotizing their audience. - Author: Sinead O'Connor
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#8. 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. - Author: Sinead O'Connor
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#9. I've been married three times, really I should only have been married once. - Author: Sinead O'Connor
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#10. 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. - Author: Sinead O'Connor
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#11. Songs are like ropes that you can kind of hang on to or pull yourself up on. - Author: Sinead O'Connor
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#12. My story is the story of countless millions of children whose families and nations were torn apart for money in the name of Jesus Christ. - Author: Sinead O'Connor
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#13. 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. - Author: Sinead O'Connor
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#14. It's so hard to retain what your purpose is - or to even realize what it is. - Author: Sinead O'Connor
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#15. The irony is that musical artists have enormous public voices, but behind the scenes we're voiceless, actually. - Author: Sinead O'Connor
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#16. I only feel better because people aren't being so abusive to me about my weight. - Author: Sinead O'Connor
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#17. It's very hard to be perceived as a boss, and behaving like a boss or wanting to be treated like one. - Author: Sinead O'Connor
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#18. 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. - Author: Sinead O'Connor
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#19. If you really ever love someone, that doesn't go away, although you wish it would. - Author: Sinead O'Connor
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#20. I'm a Holy Spirit maniac, yeah. When I say maniac, to me, a maniac is a person that goes around telling you what you should believe. You know, you have to believe what I believe, and I don't believe that. - Author: Sinead O'Connor
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#21. I think "God" is an off-putting word. I don't think there's a name for this. I think it's a presence that is best for us, but unfortunately, it can't intervene if we don't ask it, and religion has us talking to the wall because the god that religion is selling isn't the reality. - Author: Sinead O'Connor
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#22. Minors should not be exposed to what is going on in the so-called news. - Author: Sinead O'Connor
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#23. 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. - Author: Sinead O'Connor
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#24. I guess I'm a Holy Spirit maniac. I'm not a religious maniac. I love religion, but I don't like it. - Author: Sinead O'Connor
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#25. Suicide doesn't solve your problems. It only makes them infinitely, un-countably worse. - Author: Sinead O'Connor
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#26. There is a God. God exists. - Author: Sinead O'Connor
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#27. My kids really are my center. They create a beautiful chaos. It's always a nice chaos with them. - Author: Sinead O'Connor
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#28. All of my life, actually, I had a real strong relationship with God, but I was always in the closet about it. The only distance out of the closet I really want to come there is having my tattoo or wearing my t-shirt. - Author: Sinead O'Connor
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#29. You have to hide what you are and it's really stressful and very bad for your self esteem. Because it's not obvious to people that you are ill, they treat you as if you're a pain in the ass, then you beat yourself up and you are already beating yourself up as a part of mental illness. - Author: Sinead O'Connor
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#30. I think there's a lot that's beautiful about religion and very inspiring, obviously, but I do think that God needs to be rescued from religion actually. - Author: Sinead O'Connor
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#31. It should be a crime to abandon your child, and it's not. It would be wonderful if it could be criminalized. - Author: Sinead O'Connor
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#32. I think people who come from abuse and/or people who have mental illnesses, have terrible self-esteem problems. - Author: Sinead O'Connor
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#33. 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. - Author: Sinead O'Connor
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#34. The trouble when you have a job like mine is it's your social life as well, so I need to actually [find] something to do in my downtime when my kids are at school. - Author: Sinead O'Connor
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#35. They're my positive chaos, my children. - Author: Sinead O'Connor
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#36. The important thing about "brave" is, it doesn't mean you're not terrified. - Author: Sinead O'Connor
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#37. I'm not going to be singing songs that I made in the past. I closed the door on that incarnation of Sinead O'Connor. - Author: Sinead O'Connor
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#38. I don't want any man to have control over me. - Author: Sinead O'Connor
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#39. When you live with the Devil you learn there's a God very quickly. - Author: Sinead O'Connor
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#40. 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. - Author: Sinead O'Connor
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#41. People who express suicidal feelings are least likely to act on them. - Author: Sinead O'Connor
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#42. 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. - Author: Sinead O'Connor
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#43. As far as I'm concerned, I'm now in the business of making spiritual records and using my voice for that purpose. - Author: Sinead O'Connor
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#44. 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. - Author: Sinead O'Connor
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#45. 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. - Author: Sinead O'Connor
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#46. This is how you know religion is failing because people think you're bonkers if you believe in God and also because it's so uncool believing in Jesus and everything. - Author: Sinead O'Connor
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#47. There's nothing in the recent past I want to write about. - Author: Sinead O'Connor
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#48. What pisses me off is when I've got seven or eight record company fat pig men sitting there telling me what to wear. - Author: Sinead O'Connor
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#49. 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. - Author: Sinead O'Connor
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#50. 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. - Author: Sinead O'Connor
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#51. When I kissed you, you didn't mind. I thought I tasted of too many cigarettes, but you tasted like wine. - Author: Sinead O'Connor
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#52. I'm a very good dishwasher. I'm a terrible cook. I'm an awful cook. - Author: Sinead O'Connor
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#53. I listen to, like, funky Chicago blues. I love blues, but I love the funky, happy blues. There's a song about pretty much everything, including kidney stones, believe it or not. So there's something there for whatever you happen to be suffering, you know? - Author: Sinead O'Connor
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#54. Fame is a curse ... it was the worst phase of my life, which I thank God I'll never have to go through again. - Author: Sinead O'Connor
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#55. 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. - Author: Sinead O'Connor
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#56. Biggest lesson I've ever had in life is that blues had a baby and they named it rock 'n' roll. - Author: Sinead O'Connor
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#57. 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. - Author: Sinead O'Connor
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#58. 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. - Author: Sinead O'Connor
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#59. Nobody gets between me and my microphone. - Author: Sinead O'Connor
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#60. 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. - Author: Sinead O'Connor
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#61. I feel that I was a useful contributor to society, and that I couldn't be a contributor to society in any other way. - Author: Sinead O'Connor
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#62. I suppose the danger when you have a job that involves writing is you can be a bit isolated. - Author: Sinead O'Connor
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#63. 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. - Author: Sinead O'Connor
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#64. I suppose the biggest change to me is this kind of very oversexualizing of everything. Not that anyone wants to take the sex out of rock 'n' roll, you know - that would be ludicrous - but it seems that everything now, it's like the sexuality is the only voice; everything else is gone. - Author: Sinead O'Connor
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#65. To say what you feel is to dig your own grave. - Author: Sinead O'Connor
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#66. 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. - Author: Sinead O'Connor
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#67. 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. - Author: Sinead O'Connor
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#68. 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. - Author: Sinead O'Connor
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#69. I could stand in the street and sing and get enough to pay the bills. I don't need millions of dollars. - Author: Sinead O'Connor
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#70. Women are to be valued for so much more than their sexuality - Author: Sinead O'Connor
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#71. I think a lot of artists go waving their Grammies around thanking God for their Grammy, but when it comes to a pitch battle in the street for the honor of God, none of them is anywhere to be found. - Author: Sinead O'Connor
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#72. People always complain, 'you never invited me to your wedding', but I prefer casual weddings. - Author: Sinead O'Connor
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#73. What I like about being a musician is that I find the thing soothing, but I also give the soothing to other people; - Author: Sinead O'Connor
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#74. I had developed manic depression [bipolar disorder] ... and the main symptoms the constant voice in the head telling you to kill yourself. - Author: Sinead O'Connor
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#75. 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. - Author: Sinead O'Connor
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#76. When you dishonor the the utter glory and majesty of black people, you lie. Your heart lies to you and you let it - Author: Sinead O'Connor
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#77. I always feel there is a link between music and spirituality. - Author: Sinead O'Connor
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#78. You must not try to be too pure, you must fly closer to the sea. - Author: Sinead O'Connor
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#79. God needs to get rescued from religious music. - Author: Sinead O'Connor
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#80. When you're young, you don't really know quite what you're aiming at. You're very impulsive and acting on impulse, which is very important and valuable. But you're kind of swimming in a blind sea. When you get older, you have more of a sense of direction. - Author: Sinead O'Connor
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#81. There's a standard of songwriting that, when you start immersing yourself in those types of songs, it raises your own bar as a songwriter. There's also simplicity in the songwriting. It's much harder to be simple than it is to be complicated. - Author: Sinead O'Connor
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#82. 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. - Author: Sinead O'Connor
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#83. God is something that needs rescuing from religion. - Author: Sinead O'Connor
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#84. I have no shame around the fact that I can be shot into suicidal feelings by certain people's treatment of me. I am no different to any other person, I therefore act as I believe any other person should be free to. - Author: Sinead O'Connor
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#85. As long as the house of The Holy Spirit remains a haven for criminals the reputation of the church will remain in ruins. - Author: Sinead O'Connor
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#86. I know that I have done many things to give you reason not to listen to me - Author: Sinead O'Connor
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#87. 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. - Author: Sinead O'Connor
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#88. Until everyone in this country over 35 has passed away, the theocracy will still be alive. And I am not actually of the theocracy, and that could bother people. I think I've probably taken a bit of flak for that, as well as being an arsehole occasionally, obviously. - Author: Sinead O'Connor
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#89. Protection of children from violence and abuse has always been my main activity or campaign. - Author: Sinead O'Connor
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#90. I am someone who really does believe very strongly in the Holy Spirit. I feel I'm someone who, since I was a very, very small child, of being engaged in a very strong relationship with the Holy Spirit. - Author: Sinead O'Connor
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#91. People often talk about me as a singer, but they don't often talk about you when you're a woman as a songwriter. - Author: Sinead O'Connor
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#92. I guess there's a song for absolutely everything that could possibly happen to a person. - Author: Sinead O'Connor
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#93. Maybe it was mean, but I really don't think so. You asked for the truth and I told you. - Author: Sinead O'Connor
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#94. I think people think they're not brave if they're frightened, and that's not true at all. - Author: Sinead O'Connor
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#95. What I hope is to really focus on being a songwriter. I'd love to write songs for other people; that's something I'd really like to start doing. - Author: Sinead O'Connor
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#96. You can't have a church run by people who don't believe in God. - Author: Sinead O'Connor
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#97. The music business is a place where the artists are all treated like we're working for the people who are working for us. That can obviously be exaggerated when you're a female. - Author: Sinead O'Connor
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#98. What influenced me was Tori Amos, who was unapologetic about expressing anger through music, and Sinead O'Connor. Those two in particular were really moving for me, and very inspiring, before I wrote 'Jagged Little Pill.' - Author: Alanis Morissette
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#99. Look at all our old men in pubs. Look at all our young people on drugs. - Author: Sinead O'Connor
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#100. As a parent, I don't really want my child to know about all this horrible violence that people seem to be wanting to tell them every time they go to buy some candy. - Author: Sinead O'Connor
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