Martha Wainwright

Martha Wainwright

Biography

Author Profession: US Musician
Born: May 08, 1976
Age: 40 years old
Birth Sign: Taurus

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I'm trying to solidify a long-term career, because I have no other skills and no other abilities.

My childhood definitely revolved around my relationship with my brother. I wanted to be different. I wanted to find my way of being as intriguing and interesting as he was.

I wanted to be heard myself, which is hard in a household of people who were very showy. It forced me to find myself and define a personality and a way of being different, and that's a thing that's going to help me to survive in a world of many people playing the guitar.

I'm in hotel rooms night after night, playing a lot of the same venues as my dad and carrying the guitar that used to be his. We're the same person. I don't know if he realises how much of a legacy he has left to his children.

I have a tendency to run after people who are completely unattainable and uninterested and make a complete fool of myself.

I was kind of a misfit, and when my mother died, I had to become an adult, something that I never thought I would ever be.

I've spent the first part of my life in the shadow of my family. I'm not going to live in the shadow of my husband.

You know, people always ask me how I describe my music. First of all I tell them that's their job and then that also one day I hope to have things referred to as Martha Wainwright -esque.

Being a woman in music and having kids, it's very hard to do both without neglecting one a bit.

I don't like talking about music.

I might not be beautiful, but I'm very interesting!

I think my mother was always worried about me when she was alive.

I'm not very prolific. I'm not good at sitting down as an artist and saying 'Okay, I need to put in my four hours today.'

I've always had a tendency to push the envelope as far as it can go without hurting someone's feelings.

I've learnt to hide my tears on stage. They make people uncomfortable.

You have to be willing to give a lot to be in a relationship with me because a lot of the time it's about me.

I was not that pretty a girl and I was never pursued as a teenager or young woman, so I was used to having no shame and trying to get people to love me.

I've always been given respect because I'm kind of mannish, and I'm not a great beauty. I've never played the coquette card because I'm no good at it.

Nobody knows what anticipation is anymore. Everything is so immediate. Joan Jett age

The difference between a hero and a coward is one step sideways. Gene Hackman

If anybody wanted to photograph my life, they'd get bored in a day. Matt Damon

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