Sinéad O’Connor, fully Sinéad Marie Bernadette O'Connor

O’Connor, fully Sinéad Marie Bernadette O'Connor

Irish-born American Singer-Songwriter

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You are worth more than your body or your sexual appeal. The world of showbiz doesn?t see things that way, they like things to be seen the other way, whether they are magazines who want you on their cover, or whatever.. Don?t be under any illusions.. ALL of them want you because they?re making money off your youth and your beauty.

You must not try to be too pure, you must fly closer to the sea.

Women are to be valued for so much more than their sexuality

Whether we like it or not, us females in the industry are role models and as such we have to be extremely careful what messages we send to other women. The message you keep sending is that its somehow cool to be prostituted.. [sic] its so not cool Miley.. its dangerous.

What pisses me off is when I've got seven or eight record company fat pig men sitting there telling me what to wear.

Real empowerment of yourself as a woman would be to in future refuse to exploit your body or your sexuality in order for men to make money from you.

People always complain, 'you never invited me to your wedding', but I prefer casual weddings.

Nothing but harm will come in the long run, from allowing yourself to be exploited, and it is absolutely NOT in ANY way an empowerment of yourself or any other young women, for you to send across the message that you are to be valued (even by you) more for your sexual appeal than your obvious talent.

Out of all the songs I've worked on over the years, "Dreaming Of The Bones," which we recorded together, is one of my favorites. Davy told me the track was about the death of his father, and as I wrote the lyrics, it became a conversation where his father is talking to him: "Child, I can't be gone/ See, I'm in your soul and in your song/ The calling of your heart has brought me on."

I've been married three times, really I should only have been married once.

Maybe it was mean, but I really don't think so. You asked for the truth and I told you.

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.

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.

I am extremely concerned for you that those around you have led you to believe, or encouraged you in your own belief, that it is in any way ?cool? to be naked and licking sledgehammers in your videos.

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.

I only feel better because people aren't being so abusive to me about my weight.

I seek no longer to be a 'famous' person, and instead I wish to live a 'normal' life.

I think there's a difference between God and religion.

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.

People who express suicidal feelings are least likely to act on them.

Suicide doesn't solve your problems. It only makes them infinitely, un-countably worse.

To say what you feel is to dig your own grave.

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.

When you live with the Devil you learn there's a God very quickly.

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.

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Irish-born American Singer-Songwriter