Natalie Maines Quotes.
I sing all the time. But maybe nobody’s hearing it, because I’m singing in my car or in my house or whatever. I don’t need the roar of the crowd, and I don’t need to hear cheers to feel validated.
It’s very scary to me that people actually think we should just follow our leaders. If we can’t learn from our history, we’re nowhere.
I’m still in the Dixie Chicks; we haven’t broken up… I love the Dixie Chicks; it’s the most fun I’ve ever had in my life. It was like winning the lottery.
Politicians against gay marriage now, are the future villains of our American History books.
I think something happens to us biologically when we have children where the worry sets in immediately. And I don’t think that ever goes away. But you have to fight your instincts to build walls up around your children or to want to shelter and protect them from everything.
I would feel like my life was a success if my children grow into well-adjusted, happy, functioning members of society. Capable and happy and normal.
I really kind of set the bar really low, so I don’t get disappointed.
If something or someone’s really bugging you, just sit on it. Just sit on it.
We want to be true to ourselves, and honest to the fans and to ourselves.
I caught up on a lot of just domestic normal everyday stuff, and grew up a lot, and went to therapy, and did a lot of contemplating and figuring things out. I needed to just strip everything away and figure out who I am and get to know myself, as cheesy as that sounds.
I hope I don’t have a big ego. I try to keep that in check. But I am a prideful person, I will say.
I’m still finding my legs, performance-wise, being up there by myself. I think I have a bit of proving myself ahead of me.
The short hair fits my personality more. I think maybe, with long hair, it was a role – I was playing dress-up a bit.
Writing for me can be homework. I do get a lot from it in the end. But I hate doing it.
I see life everywhere I look. I get the energy off the water. Hawaii really, when I am there, it feels like how we are supposed to live and how it’s supposed to be: slower, just appreciating our surroundings. I love the people there and the aloha, the history. They’re really rooted in something.
I hike every day with my dog, after the kids are off to school. I tend to get wrapped up in all the things that need to be done during the day, so I really am strict about setting that time aside for myself and not scheduling anything before eleven, so I can get my hike in.
I’m not the greatest communicator. I kind of internalize a lot. See, I just said I need to be quiet, but that’s not the kind of communication I mean. I mean expressing myself or even standing up for myself. I can sometimes be very passive.
I hate thinking about clothes. I hate shopping.
I’m a way bigger worrier than I ever was before I had kids. And, you know, the stress and anxiety that can go along with motherhood, I have had to battle that.
The entire country may disagree with me, but I don’t understand the necessity for patriotism. Why do you have to be a patriot? About what? This land is our land? Why? You can like where you live and like your life, but as for loving the whole country? I don’t see why people care about patriotism.
I’m definitely always drawn to the injustice of people who have been imprisoned for things they didn’t do. But also lots about abortion and gay marriage. Civil issues are usually what I am drawn to.
It almost takes people by surprise when I’m not a big talker. Because I’m known as being sort of a loud mouth. I have a lot to say. But I try to be more thoughtful with my comments or reactions, unless it’s something witty or hysterical that I just can’t keep myself from blurting or tweeting!
I see life everywhere I look. I get the energy off the water.
I didn’t grow up listening to country music. I pretty much grew up rebelling against country music.
I’m not the greatest communicator. I kind of internalize a lot.
Growing up, I thought I was going to be Madonna. I wanted to be a pop star. I wanted to dance and sing.
I’m liberal on every social aspect, probably. More liberal than people would even believe. But there’s still some of that Texas in me, as far as the gun debate. I wish there were no guns; I’m all for gun restrictions. But I’m also of the mind-set, if nothing changes, I’m getting a gun.
I knew I didn’t want to make a country record just because that’s not really what I would have ever made as a solo artist.
I feel the president is ignoring the opinion of many in the U.S. and alienating the rest of the world. My comments were made in frustration, and one of the privileges of being an American is you are free to voice your own point of view.
I did some years of therapy and self-realization, and I just move and think at a slower pace – doesn’t make me sound very smart! But really not reacting and doing more listening than talking, and letting people say what they need to say, and then maybe not saying anything at all.