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    I felt I had a responsibility to do the right thing. And then I wanted to do the right thing by my family and there was no handbook.
    — Pat Benatar
    Everything must change, everything must move forward.
    — Pat Benatar
    Most chick-singers say "If you hurt me, I'll die"... I say, if you hurt me, I'll kick your ass.
    — Pat Benatar
    tags: hurt 
     
    I wasn't a visionary but I literally had my finger on the pulse of the women of America.
    — Pat Benatar
    tags: women  america 
     
    You're the Picasso of pain.
    — Pat Benatar
    tags: pain 
     
    Before I put another notch in my lipstick case, you better make sure you put me in my place.
    — Pat Benatar
    My most important inspirational job that I do is raising those kids. That's my job. And that's where my ambition goes. But I have a life. I'm not only their mother. I'm still who I was before, I just don't get to be it all the time.
    — Pat Benatar
    tags: time  ambition  job  mother  kids 
     
    I don't know who it is, probably some geek - said that when a female gets to a certain age, all her sexuality goes. She's not a vital person anymore. If you're somebody's mother you're not vital. This is such crap, because you're still a person. You still have all the things that you came into childbearing with and all that kind of stuff.
    — Pat Benatar
    tags: people  sexuality  age  mother 
     
    You're a heartbreaker, dream maker, love taker, don't you mess around with me.
    — Pat Benatar
    tags: dreams 
     
    Gays are the best, though - we just did Gay Pride in Long Beach and in Tampa. And they're the best audience. They're so enthusiastic. They come dressed up - it's really fun. They're crazy and I love them. They're sweet as can be. Even my macho husband, he has a great time, too. He's so cool, he doesn't care. He loves them.
    — Pat Benatar
    tags: time  fun  crazy  care  gay  pride 
     
    But the soul of touring and the heart of it is basically every day is like putting up a circus tent.
    — Pat Benatar
    tags: heart  soul 
     
    When the first record came out, I'd go down to radio stations pretty much every day to get the record played, and I would walk in and they'd tell us how much they loved the record, but they weren't sure how much they could play it because they were already playing a girl.
    — Pat Benatar
    tags: girls 
     
    With the power of conviction, there is no sacrifice.
    — Pat Benatar
    tags: power  sacrifice 
     
    I can't stand what people do to each other. I think we're brilliant as a species. I think we are amazing. I think that God is incredible, that He just gave us everything. Everything in our face. Everything for us to use. And sometimes we're such shitheads. And it makes me crazy.
    — Pat Benatar
    tags: people  crazy  god 
     
    In my early 20s, I had this idea that I was going to front a band, like Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin. I didn't just want to be the chick singing ballads about somebody breaking my heart. Everyone in the business said, 'Why don't you do what Olivia Newton-Jonn and Linda Ronstadt are doing?' But I wanted to sing as a powerful female who wasn't afraid to speak her mind or be sexual.
    — Pat Benatar
    Love and pain become one and the same in the eyes of a wounded child.
    — Pat Benatar
    tags: children  pain  eyes  child 
     
    If you're retired, it's a blessing. You know, if you want to keep working and doing what you want to do, it's not a blessing as all - it's a curse.
    — Pat Benatar
    tags: blessing 
     
    I read somewhere that we are all more than we know. And I really believe that. Everybody is worth something, and think of all the amazing things that you could be to each other, to people you don't even know, of all the things that you could accomplish.
    — Pat Benatar
    tags: people  believe  read  worth 
     
    Once I had kids, my whole attitude changed. I was like, "You make a spinal cord from scratch and we'll talk."
    — Pat Benatar
    tags: attitude  kids 
     
    You have to be true, you have to be honest.. Don't do anything, just figure out what it is that is true to you, what makes you happiest to do and be out there. And if it doesn't work, then you just have to call it a day and go find something else. But don't make it up. Don't go out there and pretend to be something you aren't.
    — Pat Benatar
    tags: work  true 
     
    We live and learn from our mistakes, the deepest cuts are healed by faith.
    — Pat Benatar
    tags: live  mistakes  faith  learn 
     
    If at any moment of the day I ever think I'm remotely cool at all, which is hardly ever, I have two daughters who make sure that never happens.
    — Pat Benatar
    tags: moment  daughter 
     
    I've enjoyed every age I've been, and each has had its own individual merit. Every laugh line, every scar, is a badge I wear to show I've been present, the inner rings of my personal tree trunk that I display proudly for all to see. Nowadays, I don't want a "perfect" face and body; I want to wear the life I've lived.
    — Pat Benatar
    tags: present  personal  age 
     
    People's lives change dramatically over such a long time period, and I think that if you're still vital, and you're still interested in writing and things like that, of course your music evolves and reflects where you are in your life.
    — Pat Benatar
    tags: time  live  music  writing 
     
    I spent most of my adult life as someone's mother and the rest of my life trying to make sure that children are safe. So this to me is - we wrote Hell Is For Children in 1979.
    — Pat Benatar
    tags: children  adult  hell  child  mother 
     
    Everything changes all the time, and unfortunately, everyone who knows what you do by buying records only hears a small amount of what's going on in your life.
    — Pat Benatar
    tags: time 
     
    We'll just play it cool, like Elvis at 19.
    — Pat Benatar
    When you have children your life - this is my job and that's my life. So it's a totally different thing. They're my priority, they have to be, and they always will be. I have to do them first. So this always gets pushed in the back.
    — Pat Benatar
    tags: children  job  child 
     
    Everything that we do I pretty much want to be organic, so if that happens, then that's okay with me. But I'm not interested in trying to re-create what once was. That doesn't interest me; it's boring.
    — Pat Benatar
    I play ten, twelve weeks out of the year, five times a week, and I really still love to do it. But that's not what I'm interested in doing now. Even though I love it.
    — Pat Benatar
    tags: time  year 
     
    I love Katy Perry and Lady GaGa. I think GaGa's pushing the envelope every day and I really like that.
    — Pat Benatar
    I don't care who's on the label, because I have a job to do.
    — Pat Benatar
    tags: job  care 
     
    I like Lady Gaga because I like that she pushes the envelope.
    — Pat Benatar
    Of course, you're not making records in a vacuum. I'm not making them for myself. It would be nice if I could get more people to hear them. But if I have to sell my soul to the devil to do it, I won't.
    — Pat Benatar
    tags: people  soul  devil  sell 
     
    I wasn't interested in fabricating things and altering what I did to make hit records.
    — Pat Benatar
    It's really hard to make records and concentrate and have a free mind, because I have this whole other life. If you don't have kids it's a whole other thing. I think you can be fifty and still have a rock and roll lifestyle; you can still perpetuate that.
    — Pat Benatar
    tags: mind  kids 
     
    I love "Heartbreaker." "Heartbreaker" stands up for me still. It still works to me. The sentiment is still timely and it just works. But I don't want to do that again. I'm not interested in re-creating that. That was great and I'll just leave it there.
    — Pat Benatar
    tags: work 
     
    At fifty. I thought I would be done. I thought I'd be finished by now. So I have no idea. I just leave it.
    — Pat Benatar
    tags: thoughts  ideas 
     
    There are so many young women coming up through the ranks. Adele is an amazing singer. Beyonce has great stage presence. She's just a beautiful woman. I love how everyone has just taken charge of their lives and careers.
    — Pat Benatar
    tags: women  live  young  beautiful  career 
     
    It was very difficult when I was trying to figure out how to have a marriage and babies and do this at the same time. There was no handbook. You were making it up as you went along.
    — Pat Benatar
    tags: time  marriage 
     
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