Amanda Palmer QuotesAmanda MacKinnon Gaiman Palmer is an American singer, songwriter, musician, and performance artist who was the lead vocalist, pianist, and lyricist of the duo The Dresden Dolls. She performs as a solo artist, and was also one-half of the duo Evelyn Evelyn, and the lead singer and songwriter of Amanda Palmer and the Grand Theft Orchestra.
When you really look back and take the wider perspective, it makes total sense that if the status quo is to remain the way it is, women will not be lauded and applauded for bonding with and helping each other, because it would destroy the world order if women organized; it would topple the whole thing. And so, it makes perfect sense to me that the current order of things would encourage the cat fights and encourage the comparisons and encourage the girl-on-girl hate that you see just being promoted everywhere.
I nurture my close relationships like priceless lamps. That’s part of why the job itself is inherently difficult and kind of a paradox, because you’re out there touring and traveling and going a million miles a minute, but the things that are keeping you steady and stable can be really hard to nurture when you’re going fast, and your relationships, which are the number one thing that help me through.