I've left Bethlehem, and I feel free. I've left the girl I was supposed to be, and some day I'll be born.
The monsters are in your own head
For me music is a vehicle to bring our pain to the surface, getting it back to that humble and tender spot where, with luck, it can lose its anger and become compassion again.
The flower has opened, has been in the sun and is unafraid. I'm taking more chances; I'm bold and proud.
Just watching my cats can make me happy.
Far away, to an infinite world I escape. I'm clear and calm, I'm unafraid. Sunless days, in my sheltered milkyway. In Saturn's rings I feel no pain.
I think it's important to find the little things in everyday life that make you happy.
If not for music, I would probably be a very frustrated scientist. It's one way to answer the question, 'What is the meaning of life?' I feel music answers it better.
I am searching for the truth. Somewhere, it's in the music.
I am not the person who is singing
I am the silent one inside. . . .
I am not my house, my car, my songs
They are only stops along my way. . . .
It's me who is my enemy
Me who beats me up
Me who makes the monsters
Me who strips my confidence.
But at the age of 44, I sure hope to be a better businesswoman. I want to get the music straight to my fans.
But looking back, the fact was that I had a couple of big hits too quickly and it was simply too much for an introvert like me to handle.
Being a writer is a very private, internal process. Ultimately I am more the writer, being an introvert.
Didgeridoo was something I picked up while I was on tour in Australia with Peter Gabriel in '93. I found out later that it's only meant to be played by men.
I like doing the crossword puzzle in the New York Times, not watching E! on TV.
I like women who can throw a ball and laugh loud and have some spine, and I like men who don't mind cooking dinner.
I see my albums as working diaries, as living scrapbooks of me and my life.
I want to sit with my legs wide open and laugh so loud that the whole damn restaurant turns and looks at me.
I wore Nietzsche's eyes. Now that I step back to see, I haven't been me.
You make me feel like a candy apple, red and horny.
Welcome to the church of me.
Our planet is a tiny atom in god's kingdom.
I'm a songwriter who's put my childhood memories and teenage angst into songs.
And she is your holy Mary. And I am so ordinary.
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