I used to get stressed out, but my cancer has put everything into perspective.
Anybody who has gone through a life-changing experience will tell you there is a different understanding of what is real and what is important, and when you are going through different moments, you can reflect and go, 'I have been through worse.'
I like to go into a little shell and be a hermit and make music for a while.
Everything was going for me, I didn't even know the meaning of the word insecurity and suddenly I am surrounded by words like operation, cancer, chemotherapy, radiation.
I felt I came back rather quickly from being ill and didn't give myself the time to reflect.
I want to sing for people. I want them to have the music. It's a nice feeling.
I feel I lost my innocence to cancer.
I have weathered many different storms and I know who I am and my friends know who I really am.
I need to keep traveling, being a gypsy, having experiences and writing about them.
I was at number one in Australia with both my album and my single. And then I was told I had cancer. I thought, 'What a strange turn of events.'
Hodgkin's is serious and I don't want to be dismissive about it, but there are people who have gone through much worse and lost their lives to cancer.
What a strange turn of events.
Im thankful for my songs being at the top of the charts but I am human - I think people still have to remember that.
The second album was emotionally exhausting and my life felt like it had become very serious at a very young age.
I knew who I was as a girl but I had to find who I was as a woman.
Life is a journey I don't have a map for
I always had long hair. When you lose it, you realise just how important it is to your identity.
When I do get the chance I just love to hang around at home with friends and family.
At 18, I felt I was too young to think about having my eggs frozen.
I can't be all things to everyone.
I believe that in music and in a lot of things it's kind of like surfing, you can have a really big wave sometimes and then you can have a smaller wave.
I don't have any expectations.
I want you to know you're in my heart... growing into a beautiful garden.
I don't think I've ever been moulded but I think I am always learning.
I have been singing for as long as I could talk.
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