We all love animals. Why do we call some 'pets' and others 'dinner?'
The older I get, the more I embrace who I am.
The sky is an infinite movie to me. I never get tired of looking at what's happening up there.
I'm proud that I was one of the first ones out, singing loud and proud.
To dance is human, to polka is divine.
You have to respect your audience. Without them, you're essentially standing alone, singing to yourself.
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.
Look. Art knows no prejudice, art knows no boundaries, art doesn't really have judgement in it's purest form. So just go, just go.
I grew up in cattle country-that's why I became a vegetarian. Meat stinks, for the animals, the environment, and your health.
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.
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.
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 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.
Heartache is very fertile ground for song-making but so is happiness, so is absolute bliss.
There needn't be a distinction between your life and your music.
I think I fall into a lot of cracks in terms of I'm too something. I'm too this, I'm too that. And my music has never really had a home. I've been this floating alternative. I'm too mainstream for alternative. I'm too alternative for mainstream. And I'm just kind of wandering.
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.
Sweet, sweet burn of sun and summer wind, and you my friend, my new fun thing, my summer fling.
I sort of believe that my voice was preordained; I'm a Buddhist who believes in reincarnation so I think that my voice is a few lifetimes old.
Spend time reflecting on your emotional and physical existence and how that applies to the voice. You have to apply that wisdom and experience when you sing - it's what comes through.
Even through the darkest phase
Be it thick or thin
Always someone marches brave
Here beneath my skin
I just try to live a really simple, natural life, because obviously, life has an impact on your voice.
I never, my producer never, we never let myself just sing. We were always trying to get the perfect vocal.
"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."
I don't consider my homosexuality a political thing. I consider it a sexual and spiritual thing. I only started going to political rallies to meet women.
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