We're constantly being told what other people think we are, and that's why it is so important to know yourself.
I think a lot of contemplation happens in bathtubs. It does for me. Nothing like a hot bath to ease the tension and think about what's going to happen next.
The more we take the less we become, the fortune of one man means less for some.
I've learned to trust myself, to listen to truth, to not be afraid of it and to not try and hide it.
Music gave me a sense that I was worthwhile and that I had something of value to offer the world even though everybody was telling me that I didnt.
I'm not one to sit and wallow - I would rather figure out a way around so I can move past it and be at peace with things. I don't like bad feelings gnawing away at me.
If you only try to please others, you're going to resent those people you're trying to please; the ones who are often closest to you. If you choose a path that you yourself want to take, then you're going to be much kinder to the people in your life.
Music is very nebulous, and you can conjure up a lot of moods with music. But lyrics - they're a lot more tangible. They're much more specific. And you want to say something meaningful and creative and artistic and that tells a story and that takes people someplace else.
Time is a beautiful thing. It's like when you meet an old lover on the street six years later and they don't look so ugly anymore.
Once there was a darkness, a deep and endless night, you gave me everything you had and oh, you gave me light
I've been so busy I haven't had a chance to go crazy. I don't party like I used to
You've been gone so long from all that you know. It's been shuffled aside as you bask in the glow. All the beauitful strangers who whisper your name, do they fill up the emptiness? Larger that life is your fiction, in a universe made upon one.
I was a pretty insecure kid, didn't have a lot of friends, and was picked on a lot, and music gave me confidence.
When I say music saved me, I don't say that lightly.
Trying to force creativity is never good.
I think often sadness is a great place to get songs from.
Theres beauty everywhere. There are amazing things happening everywhere, you just have to be able to open your eyes and witness it. Some days, thats harder than others.
I don't tend to question things that much. If it feels right, I go for it.
We try to create this interesting appearance to make ourselves feel better about ourselves.
Change and growth is so painful. But it's so necessary for us to evolve.
I'm a closet Backstreet Boys fan. They're very sweet
I think sometimes all you need is to hear someone else say the same thing that you're going through to realize that you're not alone. I try to put some sense of hope into the songs, into whatever the situation is so that it's not just dirt, drudgery and a life of misery.
It's a big challenge for me to keep my integrity and some of my privacy intact.
Deadlines are meant to be broken. And I just keep breaking them.
When you wake up everyday
Please don't throw your dreams away
Hold them close to your heart
'Cause we are all a part of
the ordinary miracle
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