I preferred not to be laden down with a big instrument. If you're behind a guitar, you get used to being behind a guitar, and you don't really perform because you can't. I wanted to be able to just hold on to the mike and sing.
I was not going to be a stupid girl singer. I was going to be way more than that.
I'm doing lots of interviews and stuff. I'm longing for the days of getting up, not having to put on makeup and do my hair and just going to the studio.
I made a conscious decision that I was not going to have children. I didn't want others raising them, and looking after them myself would get in the way of being a musician and writer.
If you have stage fright, it never goes away. But then I wonder: is the key to that magical performance because of the fear?
I am pretty fearless, and you know why? Because I don't handle fear very well; I'm not a good terrified person.
Everything on this record is what I really wanted to say, and I'm back to being the poet I always thought I was.
Do you want to be an artist and a writer, or a wife and a lover? With kids, your focus changes. I don't want to go to PTA meetings.
I hated Chris, my brother. I would pull his hair and kick him, until one day my father gave him permission to fight back. I'll be apologizing to him for the rest of my life.
I think they all went too far. Their jeans got too low, their tops got too see-through. Personally, I think that sexy is keeping yourself mysterious. I'm really an old-fashioned girl, and I think I'm totally sexy.
You know, the man of my dreams might walk round the corner tomorrow. I'm older and wiser and I think I'd make a great girlfriend. I live in the realm of romantic possibility.
Right now I'm not involved with anybody, but I hope by 75 I will be again.
Singing is the love of my life, but I was ready to give it all up because I couldn't handle people talking about how fat I was.
He and I were about as compatible as a rat and a boa constrictor.
If you see somebody running down the street naked every single day, you stop looking up.
Well, if the earthquake happens, I've got my steel-toed shoes and some rope, and we'll get down a mountain.