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A collection of quotes and thoughts by Shania Twain on life, teach, music, fun, writing, dream, creativity, attitude, hope, life, soul and love.

95 Great Quotes By Shania Twain, The Queen Of Country Pop

Quick Facts

Born On: August 28, 1965

Born In: Windsor

Eileen Regina Edwards, popularly known as Shania Twain, is a Canadian songwriter and singer, who specialises in country music. Over the course of her career that has spanned over three decades, she has been one of the most successful singers in her genre. Twain made country pop a globally famous genre of music through her songs and it is not a surprise that she has been christened the ‘Queen of Country Pop’ due to her mastery of the genre. Twain shot to fame with the album ‘The Woman in Me’ in 1995 and she never looked back since, as she continued to produce one smash hit album after another, to eventually become the best-selling country music female artist ever. Some of her famous albums include ‘Up!’, ‘Shania Twain’ and ‘Come on Over’, among others. These have turned her into one of the biggest music stars in the world. She has sung songs that range from sentimental ballads to gutsy ones about self-belief. Here songs and lyrics reflect her thoughts on making positive choices in life, understanding one's strengths and weaknesses and taking control of your life. Read on the collection of quotes and sayings by Shania Twain which have been curated from her lyrics, writings, interviews, public utterances and tweets.

A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words

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And it only hurts when I'm breathing My heart only breaks when it's beating My dreams only die when I'm dreaming So, I hold my breath--to forget

Shania Twain

Yes, you can lose somebody overnight, yes, your whole life can be turned upside down. Life is short. It can come and go like a feather in the wind.

Shania Twain

Being betrayed is one of the most valuable lessons life can teach.

Shania Twain

Music is a great natural high and a great natural escape.

Shania Twain

I feel sexy when I get out of the tub - your skin is fresh and you've put up your hair without looking.

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I feel like in a way I'm starting over, with everything.

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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, and now I'm going to start focusing on the show and the production, the fun stuff that comes with it.

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Writing is very much a playground - an artistic playground. It's the most fun thing I do.

Shania Twain

It was just like a dream. I could have ended up with an album that's not all that different from anything else coming out of Nashville. Mutt made the difference. He took these songs, my attitude, my creativity, and colored them in a way that is unique.

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I really hope my peers appreciate and respect what I'm doing.

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It's important to give it all you have while you have the chance.

Shania Twain

So many people bare their midriffs, I don't know why mine is such an issue.

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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.

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I was in a very deep, dark slump, and I needed to find a way to get myself out of it. I had to force myself back out into life, back out into experiencing things.

Shania Twain

I'll always be sad that my marriage ended.

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One day, someone said to me, 'Do you want to go jump out of an airplane?' I felt like I had nothing to lose anymore, so I said, 'Why not?' And every day since then, I ask myself that question.

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You don't want to be outside during blackfly season.

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I enjoyed working at McDonald's.

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I love music.

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I was not naturally meant to be on stage. I hated being in the spotlight; I was scared.

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I played a lot of football when I was younger. I'm a good receiver, actually.

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It's very hard to concentrate when your stomach's rumbling.

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I temporarily lost my hope in love, and it was temporary, thank goodness.

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If I hadn't had a childhood career, I probably would've signed a contract with the first person I came across.

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I'm always soul searching on a spiritual level.

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

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

Shania Twain

You can't just turn love on and off.

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I want to talk to people that have been through big disappointments, big emotional crises, deep life struggles, and I will learn something from that.

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I'd rather die standing than live on my knees.

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Horses calm me. I love being around them. They smell great, they are beautiful to look at, they are loving, demanding, temperamental, and they settle you.

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My father was a beautiful man.

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It's very hard to be honest with yourself when something's just not working.

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I've succeeded as far as I'm concerned - I don't feel that I have any cliffs I could fall over anytime soon.

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How could such a powerful animal possess so generous a temperament as to carry man obediently and thoughtfully through the ages

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Fortunately, when you're a mom, the responsibility of caring for your child can keep you going.

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I don't take any day for granted anymore.

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I really can't imagine not singing again.

Shania Twain

I have arm-wrestled here and there... guys seem to want to test my strength.

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I lost my sense of trust, honesty and compassion. I crashed down and became what I consider an emotional mess. I've never been so miserable in my whole life. I just wanted to go to bed and never get up.

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It's more important to be comfortable with you weight, no matter what it is, as long as you are healthy and energetic to meet the personal goals and demands you have set in your life.

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I really admire artists that are willing to take a different approach and a different angle to their shows.

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It always disappoints me when I go to a concert and they don't play my favorite song, or at least one of their biggest hits.

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

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I think it's important that readers know that not every celebrity is a freak.

Shania Twain

I won't lie, I've had a lot of discouraging moments in the past years, moments I wasn't sure about things and doubted myself.

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For a good 10 to 12 years, I was working non-stop and I wasn't really enjoying my success.

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I like being at home and cooking.

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

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I spent a lot of my life holding back my cries, and I want to change that because it's not good for me.

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My life revolves around my child's routine.

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I'm like everybody else.

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Sting I've seen a few times, and he really inspired me in the sense that he breaks the songs down a lot and will take a different approach. He'll take an acoustic approach to them; he'll rearrange them for the live stage.

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

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In a way, we women take on more than we need to sometimes.

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I have my own opinions, but my songs don't share them.

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I love the role that men play in our lives.

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I'm not someone who is glamorous all the time.

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I wouldn't call myself a feminist, because I think there are differences between men and women.

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

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You learn to accept your own reality.

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I'm neither embarrassed of who I am, where I come from, what I've experienced, I'm not ashamed of it.

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

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Suffering does not discriminate.

Shania Twain

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

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I certainly don't think you need to be famous to want to leave a legacy, but when you are famous, it's even more likely that your child will get the wrong perspective on your life if you die prematurely.

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I want to be successful, but I don't really have what it takes to do it comfortably.

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I don't want someone photographing my cellulite - I can't take it!

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The red-carpet spotlight is a little bit more nerve-racking when you haven't been doing it all the time.

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My music must reflect whatever's going on in my mind, and my life needs to evolve for me to discover who it is I'm becoming.

Shania Twain

I enjoy sports in person.

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I'd like to see the Olympics live. I've only watched it on television.

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I've been performing my whole life.

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My fears and anxieties throughout my whole life have been slowly squeezing my voice.

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I want romance.

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I have two fathers.

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I do not see my family life in any way, shape, or form as an opportunity for a photo.

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I certainly could've gone off track many, many times in my youth.

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My voice is stronger today than ever.

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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 rarified air.

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There were moments when I really just thought, I don't need anything and I don't need anyone. I just want to go away and disappear.

Shania Twain

I'm never at my best on television. There's a row of cameras between you and the audience, and it's very weird, very confusing.

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Country music is still your grandpa's music, but it's also your daughter's music. It's getting bigger and better all the time and I'm glad to be a part of it.

Shania Twain

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.

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Without a doubt, the best way to get to know me is through my music.

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I don't want my body to be a distraction from my talent or my brain.

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I'm more private than people realize. I'm not that easy to get to know.

Shania Twain

If my clothing does stand out, then I guess it's a compliment, but I just wear whatever feels comfortable.

Shania Twain

The only reason that you do visual is solely for the visual. That's the only reason. It doesn't sell your music for you.

Shania Twain

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

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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.

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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.

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Dysphonia is not a singing problem. It's a voice box issue in the muscle on the voice, very different from having a nodule on the vocal cords, which I've never had. I'm lucky that I've never had that. It needs a long renewal time, and even today, I am still addressing it.

Shania Twain

There was a time when I was - after my very first record from Nashville, I thought I might not be one of those who actually really makes it, and I may end up back in Canada, just playing clubs. And that might - this might have just been it.

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