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" Each gig is brilliant and fun. When it becomes a routine, we'll take a break. There's no point in doing it if you don't enjoy it. "
" We have a certain bond that we don't have with anyone else on the planet. You just have that bond, that journey when you are in a band together. "
" I've come to the conclusion that life is for the taking and just too short to dwell on the negative. "
" I'm an icon. I'm the Queen of Limerick. "
" My kids mean more to me than anything I thought was important when I was younger. "
" When The Cranberries got really big in Ireland, it became difficult for me to be there with all the photographers and paparazzi. "
" The things a young woman goes through between the ages of 18 and 20 are far different than what a young woman can go through between 20 and 22. "
" I love to go home to my kids. I don't have that lull in my life when I didn't have them. "
" I went to Irish dance when I was four. I was playing the tin whistle when I was five. So I think certain things are bred into you. "
" 'Linger' was the first song I wrote after joining the Cranberries. I was 18, and the youngest member of the band was 16 at the time. We never imagined it'd be such a big hit. "
" We were never a frivolous band; we prided ourselves on having something to say, and I think that's what gives your songs longevity. "
" I hated singing, I hated being on stage; I hated being in the Cranberries. I was constantly crying. I was going insane. I wanted to be a shopkeeper, a hairdresser, anything. I was so desperate to have a reality, friends, a regular, boring life. I missed that. "
" I'm an artist, and I need to work, like everybody. We need to be challenged and that we're getting up and doing something with our lives. "
" I think there's a difference between somebody who grows up in Paris or London and goes to Los Angeles. But if you grow up in the green fields, and you rarely go into the city, you're so overprotected that when you do go to L.A., it's almost a bigger slap in the head. "
" It was different to what everyone else was doing. It was very hard to pigeonhole The Cranberries. And we were just huge; it was just sensational. "
" My father, I spent a lot of time with him at the hospital. I was with him when he took his last breath, but I felt something coming from him into my hand and into my body. "
" When you're on tour too much or on stage too much, you feel like you have to deliver and get this super-hyped vibe going. "
" It was tough. We went right from being teenagers to musical superstars with money and fame and attention. All of us had a hard time adjusting to it, especially me. "
" I don't appreciate people invading my privacy. "
" Everyone at school knew I wanted to be a singer. I'd always be banging on the piano playing my new song. The teacher would gather us round, and the whole class would listen. "
" I was 19 when I wrote 'Dreams,' and that would have been when it started to happen. The band got signed, and I was probably beginning to see different things besides my small town of Ballybricken. "
" I lived in buses. I didn't really have anything else. I didn't feel like a female, and I ended up really kind of isolated. Everybody thinks you're so happy and so wealthy and such a big star, but you're really kind of lonely and don't know how to stop it. "
" I didn't really know many girls, growing up, because there weren't many other people living around where I lived. "
" I worked myself into a frenzy. By 1996, I had a nervous breakdown just from working. I couldn't eat, couldn't sleep, just getting anxiety attacks and all of that stuff because I was doing too much, too young, all the time. "
" The feeling that's in your heart all the time comes out spiritually in your voice and the music. "
" I was at that point where my children needed more than going around the planet in the back of a bus. They needed stability, they needed to build their own lives and relationships, and I needed to put my life on hold. I made my choice - I chose my children. "
" The school I went to was so Gaelic that you learned how to play the tin whistle and how to Irish-dance in class. "
" I try to think about optimism. I try to look at the beautiful things in life. "
" Only we were in The Cranberries. Only we know what it was like being in that crazy whirlwind of fame. We have children and spouses and lives, but there is only one Cranberries. "
" My husband Don's mother, Denise, was diagnosed with cancer, and she was given eight months to live. We decided to go and stay there and help live her days with her, 'cause you don't get those chances again, right? "
" The writing became a hobby in the background: it took a back seat to parenthood and being a person and being a human being. "