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 like singer-songwriters, and I find sad songs comforting rather than depressing. It makes you realise you're not alone in the world.
I wasn't born with a natural talent for songwriting.
Enjoy every moment: you never know when things might change.
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.
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'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.
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.
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'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 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 like the idea of growing old gracefully and full of wrinkles... like Audrey Hepburn.
Happy songs are very difficult to write. How many truly great upbeat songs are there?
You're either too fat or too thin. You just can't win.
I started dancing when I was three, Scottish dancing.
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.
When I'm in London, I love to visit Kensington gardens and just sit in the park and read a good book.
I worry unnecessarily.
Isolation is a big part of songwriting.
It's good to have to put yourself in someone else's skin. It's all-consuming.
I am such a bad liar. I would like to lie, though.
Saving animals is as simple as choosing synthetic alternatives instead of real fur.
If I start feeling down I'll gorge myself on pasta. That usually does the trick. It's the Italian blood in me.
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