Liz Phair (born April 17, 1967) is an American singer-songwriter.
- That explains why I have this impulse to share, to be honest and unveil stuff – because that area was like: ‘No, you have to be perfect.’
- On her suburban upbringing and the pressure to be perfect in “'You could not have given us a bigger middle finger': Liz Phair on how Trump changed her music for ever” in The Guardian (2018 May 3)
- Men were the gatekeepers. They ran all the equipment and the labels … I was tired of being the girlfriend of the guy in the band, I was tired of hearing that my musical tastes suck.
- On the catalyst for launching her own music career in “'You could not have given us a bigger middle finger': Liz Phair on how Trump changed her music for ever” in The Guardian (2018 May 3)
- Intimacy—real honest intimacy—is one of the most radical things you can do right now. It’s like an endangered species to connect to your feelings and actually be present…
- On being open and vulnerable emotionally in music in “A Candid Conversation Between Liz Phair and Snail Mail’s Lindsey Jordan” in Pitchfork (2018 May 9)
- …When I’m not working, I safeguard my time to go into a dream state and not have to think about the commercialization of my art or the commodification of myself...
- On separating herself from her stage persona in “In Conversation: Liz Phair” in Vulture (Sept 2019)
- …It feels like I understand the male mind better than some people. This whole idea that men just want sex, I don’t think that’s true. I think they’re actually looking for intimacy. To them, sex equates to a moment when they can step out of their tough masculine mind and be in a really Technicolor vulnerability. I think that’s more what they’re craving…
- On the male psyche in “In Conversation: Liz Phair” in Vulture (Sept 2019)