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.
I think where men are credited for being strong, women are divas. I just think it's such a cop out.
You're only as good as your last record and you could get dropped.
I am such a bad liar. I would like to lie, though.
Enjoy every moment: you never know when things might change.
You're either too fat or too thin. You just can't win.
Happy songs are very difficult to write. How many truly great upbeat songs are there?
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.
I like the idea of growing old gracefully and full of wrinkles... like Audrey Hepburn.
It's good to have to put yourself in someone else's skin. It's all-consuming.
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'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.
I worry unnecessarily.
Isolation is a big part of songwriting.
I was brought up in an environment where my parents expressed their financial concerns in front of their children.
I like singer-songwriters, and I find sad songs comforting rather than depressing. It makes you realise you're not alone in the world.
If I start feeling down I'll gorge myself on pasta. That usually does the trick. It's the Italian blood in me.
It's not very often that I like new bands.
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