Being a writer is a very private, internal process. Ultimately I am more the writer, being an introvert.
I'm a songwriter who's put my childhood memories and teenage angst into songs.
At the age of 15 months my daughter was diagnosed with very bad asthma, and essentially I put my career on hold for a good eight years.
I'm raising my daughter with her grandparents in the picture, and that feels good.
I wanted to be a cheerleader, like my sister was - all the most popular and beautiful girls are cheerleaders and I wanted that, and it demolished this vision of myself. That's when I found the piano, when music saved me; that's when I first attempted to write my own songs.
I hope and believe we are paving a better future for female artists to come
Feminists were psyched that I had armpit hair
I'm glad I made a piece of art that can be interpreted so widely. Art is always interpreted subjectively
Walking is magic. Can't recommend it highly enough. I read that Plato and Aristotle did much of their brilliant thinking together while ambulating. The movement, the meditation, the health of the blood pumping, and the rhythm of footsteps...this is a primal way to connect with one's deeper self.
I don't like to sit and bask in my own awards. Awards represent artistic death to me.
I'm used to adversity and working really well in difficult situations. It was hard for me to accept the success
And she is your holy Mary. And I am so ordinary.
The older I get, the more I see that there really aren't huge zeniths of happiness or a huge abyss of darkness as much as there used to be. I tend to walk a middle ground
When you're a plebeian you want success, and when you're successful you want to be a plebeian again
The river was always there inside of me, but I was very shy. I could see that this was my path. I felt destiny in my own music.
Thank God I have music to vent my emotions. I'd be in a prison if I didn't.
I was curious and hungry at a young age, and jazz was such a mystery to me, an ocean where you can express yourself in the moment. It represented freedom, it represented wearing wings and going somewhere with music.
I'm accepting I'm not living that younger, dreamed version of myself in the big city.
I'd love to act. I feel that it's another naked, mysterious challenge, like jazz. It kind of intrigues me in the same way.
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