Lisa Marie Presley

Lisa Marie Presley
Lisa Marie Presley
  • Born: February 1, 1968
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Singer, Songwriter

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Anybody in the spotlight can get lost in that if they are not careful.
Anytime I was in Memphis with my dad and at the house, I was happy. That was, like, a given. It was what I lived for. And I still feel the same excitement and warmth. Families, Children & Parenting
Being Elvis Presley's daughter is a whole lot of pressure. It's been a constant burden in my life. Life
Between all four children and my husband, I don't get to do much. But when I am in England, I cook and I garden, and it's much more calming and relaxed.
How many people have a family grave in the backyard? I'm sure I'll end up there, or I'll shrink my head and put it in a glass box in the living room. I'll get more tourists to Graceland that way. Families, Children & Parenting
I always loved singing and writing poetry. I always loved music, and I've loved writing my whole life. When I put them together, it was probably in my early 20s where I put words to music for the first time. Life ;Time ;Music, Chants & Rapps
I do like to write nasty songs. It's a useful weapon to have, and it's cathartic as well, because I create art out of anger, something positive out of something negative. Arts, Culture, Entertainment & Lifestyle
I don't ascribe to any particular style or period.
I don't deal well with admiration if it's for something I haven't done. Other than exist.
I don't do yoga. I bite the hella outta my nails. I smoke, I eat all the wrong food, I don't exercise. Nutrition, Food, Starvation, Farming & Agriculture
I don't think that I'm a top 40 artist in any way. So I don't think I'm that mainstream.
I dropped out of school in the 11th grade because there was no purpose in it for me. I'm not proud of this, and I'm not trying to promote it.
I grew up in the South with my father; blues and country, that's always been my core. But I had it in me not to do what was expected. I wanted to find my own footing.
I have a lot of memories, but I don't go into capitalizing on that. Something's got to be my own. I'm not doing the record to sit here and broadcast my memories of my father.
I have a tendency to kick it up. I like to rattle the cage.
I have always been a singer/songwriter, and I was pushed in places I didn't want to do, like pop or top forty. I don't belong there.
I have loved music so much from when I was little, and I don't know whether it was because I saw my dad doing it and then I got the idea; I don't know what came first... But I always had a hairbrush in the mirror singing. I was always with him backstage; I would go out and be pulled in for the last song. Music, Chants & Rapps ;Families, Children & Parenting
I have, in the past, been attracted to really strong and dominant men. But on the other side, I have been attracted to very androgynous men. I don't typically fall for your average jock. I just like people that are a little atypical.
I knew that because of who I am, and the situation I'm in, that I'd attract more critics than your average person, and that was a little intimidating, but I wanted to get out there and pay my dues.
I like helping children. I have a big thing with children. You can correspond with the child, send something to them as a gift. You know it's actually getting there and you are doing something to help.
I like Jailhouse Rock and Love Me Tender. The black-and-white films. With music, I tend more toward the '70s stuff because I was at the shows for those, so they bring back memories. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex ;Music, Chants & Rapps
I live with the things that I love: art, furniture, and objects that I have collected throughout my travels. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex ;Arts, Culture, Entertainment & Lifestyle
I never not wanted to be a singer. Since I was 3, I knew this was what I wanted to do. Well, I can't say I wanted to do it, but I fantasized and thought about it all the time. I never thought it would actually happen. Time
I really went back through a lot of the dark corridors of my life in this. I wanted people to know who I am based on my music, not on what they read in the tabloids. Life ;Music, Chants & Rapps
I remember him watching me through the crack of a door singing with a hairbrush. I was in front of his mirror. I think he wanted me to sing. He would get me on the table and make me sing sometimes or play the piano. He was very encouraging on that front.
I sit with the intention to write a record.
I take a situation, analyse it, break it down, put it in the form I want it to be in, and then I toss it away. Let somebody else go deal with it.
I think having kids just makes you want to do things to help people. You have children, and you see how fragile and innocent and helpless they are when they first start out. If they are going to be a victim of whatever they are surrounded by, I just do everything I can to try to make whatever change I can.
I think I've failed every test I've ever taken. If there was a failure I would have been it. Failure
I think people think I'm harder and more arrogant and cocky than I am - because I know how to put on a front, but it's nothing like who I am inside.
I want to pave my own path artistically.
I want to write, I want to sing. I want to do the same thing for others, have my music, hopefully do that for others one day, not realizing what I sort of had to climb. I had an idea a little bit, but I think that I underestimated the whole thing. Music, Chants & Rapps
I wanted to come through with my own voice and, hopefully, have it affect people. I want people to know that I'm not an Elvis impersonator.
I was always writing music anyway. I just sort of fell into it. Writing for me is a therapeutic process. Music, Chants & Rapps
I was quite the spoiled brat. I have quite a temper, obviously inherited from my father, and I became very good at ordering everyone around. I was the princess; the staff were absolutely terrified of me.
I was very protective of my father and I didn't like these people who hung around outside all day. They creeped me out.
I went through a huge transition in my life where everything and everyone I knew and trusted didn't turn out to be that way. Life
I work because I think that I wouldn't feel good about myself unless I was contributing. Work, Workers & The Labor Force
I would describe my aesthetic as definitely personal and harmonious with an eclectic yet bohemian sensibility.
If I'm alone too long I think too much, and I'm not interested in doing that. That won't lead anywhere good, I'm sure. If I'm busy I tend to stay out of trouble. An idle mind is the devil's playground.
If you lined up everyone I've ever dated, you wouldn't see any similarities.
I'll say it loud and say it proud. I'm completely insane.
I'm a hypochondriac. Yesterday it was brain damage from the vodka the night before. Today, heart attack - my arm and chest started hurting at the same time. Time
I'm a lot of work. Work, Workers & The Labor Force
I'm just not interested in selling out to get on the charts and make people happy.
I'm more of a tomboy than anything and then you see your name on these Top 50 Most Beautiful People lists and you're like, 'What?'
I'm more prone to his '70s material, which is what I was around for and watched a lot. I listen to a lot of that stuff. It probably influenced me quite a bit. I'm more drawn to the darker, sadder songs.
I'm not doing this to be a pop star. I've had plenty of money and attention. I'm doing it for credibility. Money, Coins & Minting
I'm not eager to jump into marriage again. I'm in the corner right now, wearing my dunce cap. That area is obviously a nightmare. Families, Children & Parenting
I'm one of those people that, if I hear about something happening, I go crazy. I want to go help.
I'm trying to have my own thing, and I don't know if it's even possible. I didn't realize so many people actually think I'm trying to be like my dad. I read comments like 'She's no Elvis.' I'm not trying to be. I never set out to be. Families, Children & Parenting
It's hard for me to be happy because I'm always worried about something going awry or what could happen to screw it up. It's hard for me to sit and look around, going, 'Ah, I'm really happy.' I'm not that kind of person.
I've been chased through airports with a screaming baby because the photographers are ruthless, and they want the picture.
I've been through a lot of stuff.
I've been through so much in my life. I've seen so much. I know how fast things can change. I know someone can be here one minute and gone the next. Life
I've never even been out of my BMI range. I'm 5-foot-3. If I gain five pounds, it shows.
Mostly singing was cathartic, writing was cathartic, therapeutic. I don't think I had a goal, particularly, to sing or put it out there for anybody.
Music has always gotten me through life, particularly honest, real music. Life ;Music, Chants & Rapps
On my US tour maybe three out of 30 shows there was an Elvis impersonator in the crowd but that's it. I usually get younger fans, and those that come that are of an older generation end up walking out because it's too loud.
People that were in my life for a long time turned sinister and tried to control me, and all kinds of weird stuff happened. But there was no conscience involved; that threw me more than anything. Life ;Time
Something happens to people around fame and power and money - it can bring out the worst and best in people; it's a monster you have to tame. Power ;Money, Coins & Minting
The period of time just before you awaken is the time I have my most creative thoughts and discover the best solutions. Time
When I write, it's purging for me. It's a therapeutic process.
When I'm doing interviews, I'm doing interviews, and when I am writing, I'm writing. I sit there with a musician and I write. It's the same process since I started writing in my twenties. I like to come in and leave with a finished song.
With a lot of hair and make-up then I'm possibly, remotely attractive. But it's rare, I don't think I'm ugly but I'm nothing particularly special. I'm not a yoga and health girl. I don't exercise that much and I eat crap and smoke and bite my nails. Health, Healthcare & Medicine
You are always learning; there is a lot of grey; don't take things for granted. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training