I can understand why some people might look at me and say, 'What's she got to be depressed about?' I get that a lot in Britain, where mental health issues seem to be a big taboo.
It's much easier to write when you're sad. But you can end up isolated and depressed because you almost need to put yourself in that situation to have that angst to write from.
I wasn't born with a natural talent for songwriting.
Happy songs are very difficult to write. How many truly great upbeat songs are there?
I like the idea of growing old gracefully and full of wrinkles... like Audrey Hepburn.
I would have been happy to have waited till I was in my mid- to late-30s before I got married, but you don't choose when these things happen, and when they do, there's no doubt in your mind.
I've done a lot of partying in my time because I didn't want to go home and I didn't know what to do.
You're only as good as your last record and you could get dropped.
The success of Torn was a bit too much for me. I took a year off and was still scared to start the second album.
I'm all out o faith, this is how I feel. I'm cold and I am shamed lying naked on the floor. Illusions never change into something real. I'm wide awake and I can see the perfect sky is torn. You're a little late, I'm already torn.
Sex sells everything, but I don't buy it.
Illusion never changed into something real.
I'm such a chameleon. I never get bored.
You're either too fat or too thin. You just can't win.
Enjoy every moment: you never know when things might change.
I am such a bad liar. I would like to lie, though.
You feel this pressure that people will take you more seriously if you play guitar, but I've decided I'm a singer and that's enough.
Saving animals is as simple as choosing synthetic alternatives instead of real fur.
There is no kind way to rip the skin off animals' backs. Anyone who wears any fur shares the blame for the torture and gruesome deaths of millions of animals each year.
I started dancing when I was three, Scottish dancing.
I think where men are credited for being strong, women are divas. I just think it's such a cop out.
I'm not a nightclub person, but you need to have a social life sometimes.
My kitchen bench is covered with vitamins and protein powders. I go through phases when I'm sure I'm taking too many - but I don't get sick often.
It's good to have to put yourself in someone else's skin. It's all-consuming.
Isolation is a big part of songwriting.
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