Words matter. These are the best Suzi Quatro Quotes, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
You’re all right, as long as you don’t believe your own hype.
I am flattered to have been the woman to have opened the door for female rockers to be accepted into the mainly male industry.
Joan was one of my biggest fans, as was Chrissie Hynde.
I hate canceling anything, I’m ‘the show must go on’ mentality. If you can crawl, you can take the stage.
I’m not a great flyer. It’s ironic, since I’m in showbiz and have to fly at least twice a week. I try to sleep and blot it out.
‘Rolling Stone,’ my first single, was only a hit in Portugal, but when we recorded my second single, ‘Can The Can,’ I got that hair-on-the-back-of-the-neck feeling, and I knew it would be huge. It topped the charts in the U.K. and Australia in 1973, and I got my first gold disc.
Be honest, be kind, and share the love.
Len and I had parted musical ways and this was one of the problems.
I’ve got more than 600 pairs of Ray-Ban sunglasses, from 1950s originals to newer models. I have them on the wall like opticians do so I can pick out a pair that goes with my outfit. I had around 30 pairs, then my husband Rainer started getting them for me as birthday and Christmas gifts.
I haven’t talked to any young artists for a long time. But if we did sit down, I’d definitely tell them my viewpoint. If it was Lady Gaga, I’d say: ‘You’re talented, and you’ve obviously got the goods… what the hell are you doing with your image? How can anyone take you serious?’
I read and write classical piano and percussion, also guitar.
Bass guitar is the engine of the band.
I don’t really think about male and female; if something’s right for me, it’s right for me, and it doesn’t matter what it is – maybe that’s what it took for me, a woman, to break down the doors.
I am the fourth of five children, and I can’t remember a time with no babies in the house.
I didn’t think I was going to change the world for women; I just did what I did. My big thing was that I didn’t change who and what I was to become successful. I will not be told what to do; I’m a real independent girl.
Even though my first marriage broke up, I’d say that I’ve had two good marriages and two good men. I’ve been very lucky. I like to think it’s karma because, in a relationship, I give 300 per cent. I’m straight with my men, and I like to think it comes back.
One of my insecurities was my looks. I was short, cute and chubby, and Dad used to call me his ‘little fat sausage.’ But I always knew I had musical talent.
I’m told I’m an incredible flirt because I don’t know I’m doing it. I don’t want to even analyse it, but I seduce people, apparently; I suck them in.
I’m a Scrabble nut, and I need something to do while I’m travelling. Scrabble keeps me occupied, I play against myself. I have a high score of 718 that I’m always trying to beat. I’m a good player. You don’t want to play me for money, that’s for sure.
I don’t care what anyone says, but all children prefer their parents to be together.
The bass player’s function, along with the drums, is to be the engine that drives the car… everything else is merely colours.
I also have a big love of classical music played on piano because this is the environment I grew up in my brother being one of the great masters in this world.
I always found the road exciting. I liked stinking hotels and freezing dressing rooms.
Do as many gigs as the good Lord sends. That’s the only true training.
My feet never touched the ground. Lots of good groups with crazy and unique images. It was wild. I spent all of my time doing gigs, TV appearances, interviews, or recording. I could write a book – and probably will.
I’m one of those rare breed of rock n’ rollers with a brain, probably because the brain’s still intact.
I used to buy scented poetry books on tour and read aloud to the band. Not what you’d expect, huh?
I’ve got a quick mouth, and I set my boundaries. Nothing ever happened that I couldn’t handle. Once when a guy came on stage making rude gestures, I hit him over the head with my guitar.
I miss America because it’s where I grew up. I miss the size of the roads, the size of cars, the malls, the choices of radio.
I don’t know what else I would do. I love entertaining people, I love communicating, I love an audience. I’m a real artist, right from the bottom of my toes to the top of my head.
After moving to England I did some recording and eventually formed an English band, this was together for quite a few years with only a keyboard replacement. The band had no name, just my name.
Reality shows have a lot to answer for. They applaud mediocrity.
I refused to wear make-up on TV. I wanted my music to be heard.
Music has always been in my family, but it was mainly keyboards. I learned to play classical piano, but when I first heard the amazing bass guitar of James Jamerson, who played on all the big Motown hits of the ’60s and ’70s, I knew bass guitar was my instrument.
The golden rule for playing the bass is that’s it all about feel, not just plonking away. You need to feel the sound, not using a pick or a plectrum – which has meant plenty of calluses on my fingers.
As Mick Jagger will tell you, performing is an aerobic work-out. I’ve got the bass guitar, which is the heaviest of all the instruments, and I’m a little girl, in boiling-hot leather under the lights. You have to keep the fitness level up if you want to look good up there.
Rock n’ roll! It’s the music of puberty.
I jog every day, but I haven’t had plastic surgery – though that’s not to say if one day I look in the mirror and go ‘Ugh!’ I won’t have something done.
The bass should be the note of the bass drum, and then you’ve got the engine of the band that everything else builds on. Everything else, the guitar, the keyboards, is a colour.
I just couldn’t get into the high school scene at all. I was fat, ugly and weird. I just couldn’t do the makeup and the hairdos.
I can feel things – tap into emotions. When I meet a new person, I know their life straight away. I suppose you could call it a special intuition, but it’s my number one quality, and I’m always 99.9 percent right. If I don’t like someone, it always turns out to be for a good reason.
I never, ever saw myself as glam because I didn’t wear makeup… my image is a plain leather jumpsuit, which is not glam at all. I’ve always seen myself as rock n’ roll and not glam.
Inside, I feel 30ish – I’m childish and optimistic.
A bass should sound like a bass with the thump of the finger against the wood, like it began with stand up.