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.
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.
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.
It's good to have to put yourself in someone else's skin. It's all-consuming.
Isolation is a big part of songwriting.
I worry unnecessarily.
When I'm in London, I love to visit Kensington gardens and just sit in the park and read a good book.
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 have never planned to have babies by a certain age.
I know my music probably isn't going to matter to the public after I die, but that doesn't mean I don't have something to offer.
I seem to have very polite fans, not fanatical ones.
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.
Intuition tells me how to live my day, intuition tells me when to walk away.
Ignore reality, there's nothing you can do about it.
It was only cool to have blond hair and be a surfer chick [in Sydney]. I could learn how to surf, but I still looked Italian. It took me a long time to realize that was a good thing.
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