OFFSTAGE: Shania Twain’s Words to Live By

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I just re-read the Shania Twain story from Redbook magazine and found some refrigerator-worthy quotes in there. The ones you want to tear out and tape to your refrigerator because their messages remind you of simple-but-important life lessons, so you want to read them every day. At one point, she’s talking about how much she hated being in the spotlight, but that she did it because her mother told her so. “Well, when your parent says, ‘Eat your peas,’ you eat peas. When your mom says, ‘You’re going to be a singer,’ you become a singer,” she admits. Other Twainisms I love:

“Wear your scars like a badge.”

“I’m a mom first.”

“I feel like there needs to be a warning sign on the book (From This Moment On) that nobody under 16 should read it.”

“I think it’s important that readers know that not every celebrity is a freak.”

“I’m human, you’re human, we all go through the same doo-doo.”

Alison makes her living loving country music. She's based in Chicago, but she's always leaving her heart in Nashville.