We all love animals. Why do we call some 'pets' and others 'dinner?'
When women make their image about youth and sexuality, and not about intellect, that's kind of a dead-end road. So I think it's a combination of self-entrapment and entrapment by society.
I grew up in cattle country-that's why I became a vegetarian. Meat stinks, for the animals, the environment, and your health.
I think I have a better sense of my weaknesses - being self-important, selfish and having a big ego probably triggers all the other stuff. I can see myself more clearly.
I'm also alternative because of Canada - there's something romantic about being Canadian. We're a relatively unpopulated, somewhat civilized, and clean and resourceful country. I always push the fact that I'm Canadian.
Sweet, sweet burn of sun and summer wind, and you my friend, my new fun thing, my summer fling.
The sky is an infinite movie to me. I never get tired of looking at what's happening up there.
The older I get, the more I embrace who I am.
To dance is human, to polka is divine.
I certainly fall in love with artists. I think that's probably the aspiration of an artist, to make a listener empathize so deeply that they do fall in love with you.
You have to respect your audience. Without them, you're essentially standing alone, singing to yourself.
If you knew how meat was made, youd probably lose your lunch.
Country music was a part of my life. Now it isn't. We had a good relationship, really, but we wanted each other at arm's length. The people in Nashville didn't want to be responsible for my looks or my actions. But they sure did like the listeners I brought.
I never, my producer never, we never let myself just sing. We were always trying to get the perfect vocal.
As a songwriter you have an umbilical cord to the song and it's hard to expand on your understanding of the lyrics. Whereas when you cover a song you can create your own reason why you're attached to it.
Heartache is very fertile ground for song-making but so is happiness, so is absolute bliss.
Even through the darkest phase
Be it thick or thin
Always someone marches brave
Here beneath my skin
Justin Bieber looks like a lesbian. Hot as sh*t!
I think I have allowed my voice to experiment with the different genres. And I think that I have just really enjoyed the journey of getting to know my voice and seeing what it's capable of, what it's not capable of.
I mean, I am fully aware of my influence and my responsibility to society in general representing the gay community. But in the same time, I don't represent the entire gay community because it's a vast, vast community, as one can imagine.
"Spirituality comes from questioning everything but at the same time accepting everything. You can even be spiritual watching TV. When the ad comes on and says, "Don't hate me because I am beautiful," question that."
Life is so impermanent that it's not about somebody else or things around me, it's about knowing you are completely alone in this world and being content inside.
I think that the older I get and the more comfortable I get with myself, the more I realize that art is about relinquishing control of your emotions and being vulnerable and innocent.
I think I was a singer before I came out of the womb. I also think that the way you live your life, and the choices you make parallel what doors open up for you.
There needn't be a distinction between your life and your music.
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