I have had to come to terms with wearing glasses.
I'm just like everyone. I like to feel togetherness with someone.
I'm going to have my moody times.
I'm fascinated by the whole concept of snake handling. When you read about the Pentecostal snake handlers, what strikes you the most is their commitment.
I'm trying to get out of my own way.
There's so many other things to write about than unrequited love.
I would worry if I wasn't coming up with ideas, if I wasn't inspired.
I guess you could write a good song if your heart hadn't been broken, but I don't know of anyone whose heart hasn't been broken.
People let their own hang-ups become the obstacles between them and personal happiness.
I just broke up with my boyfriend, and I've been spending more time alone than I'd like.
I'm trying to learn how to tap into the power of my own being. I know it sounds corny.
I don't mean to complain. I wouldn't trade my life for anything.
I have such a great band. We had played all this material on the road. I just wanted to let it fly.
We just did a few takes of a song and just picked the best one. It was real organic and genuine.
I grew up in a very literate, very independent household where people spoke their ideas and were very supportive of helping each other find their own way.
The more I separate myself from my upbringing, the more I appreciate what it's done for me.
So few people are truly themselves when they're in the spotlight.
You should put time into learning your craft. It seems like people want success so quickly, way before they're ready.
If you come into success too soon, you'll burn out and be finished before you know it. If you let the maturation process happen naturally, you'll be happier with yourself in the end.
The old jazz singers or old blues singers, you always just saw them kind of sitting down and singing. They weren't worried as much about their voice sounding perfect. They would make the song kind of fit their voice.
I started writing more with my voice in mind.
Sade's stuff is real deceptive. She's got stuff about prostitutes, poverty and people on the streets.
I mean, whose songs don't focus on tragedy and loss?
I'm not just a doormat. I'm not just being stepped on all over the place. If you look at the bulk of my material, it's about trying to find some strength through that.