A really strong woman accepts the war she went through and is ennobled by her scars.
We need role models who are going to break the mold.
As a singer I tried on all these hats, these voices, these clothes, and eventually out came me.
I had this terrible stammer, so I couldn't really speak properly until I was 16 or 17.
You usually can't tell what's inspiring until you look back on it.
I took it to heart that in order to be a good person, you never said anything mean about anybody.
My scar is beautiful. It looks like an arrow.
I just want to show off my scar proudly and not be afraid of it.
I always think it's interesting to dig a little bit deeper every time you go to someplace that seems like a revelation or a strong connection to an emotional truth.
You know, people want to honor me, and on the one hand I just don't want to be a poster child; but on the other, I want to do something classy and great - something where the residuals will go to the cause.
You're lucky you had that when you were 20. I sure didn't. I was overweight, and I had acne.
Do you know how many concerts I've done in my whole life, in more than 35 years of performing? Sixty-four.
We are in this period now where we all are trying to be in shape physically and deny ourselves any pleasure.
I've gone through the village of my songwriting and my artistry, and I've gone through lots of different phases, including one where it has been very quiet and abandoned me for a few years.
You know when you take the paint off an old canvas and you discover that something's been painted underneath it? That's what I feel like - that part of the old is coming through the new.
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