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.
Enjoy every moment: you never know when things might change.
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.
Ignore reality, there's nothing you can do about it.
I like singer-songwriters, and I find sad songs comforting rather than depressing. It makes you realise you're not alone in the world.
Illusion never changed into something real.
Intuition tells me how to live my day, intuition tells me when to walk away.
Sex sells everything, but I don't buy it.
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.
I like the idea of growing old gracefully and full of wrinkles... like Audrey Hepburn.
I know I get cold, cause I can't leave things well alone. Understand I'm accident prone. Me, I get free every night the moon is mine. But when the morning comes don't say you love me, don't say you need me. I really don't think that's fair.
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.
I exercise three to four times a week, doing the Tracy Anderson Method, which involves toning and strengthening our small muscle groups.
I am such a bad liar. I would like to lie, though.
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'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.
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.
I wasn't born with a natural talent for songwriting.
Isolation is a big part of songwriting.
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.
It's good to have to put yourself in someone else's skin. It's all-consuming.
You're either too fat or too thin. You just can't win.
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.
Happy songs are very difficult to write. How many truly great upbeat songs are there?
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