Trying to force creativity is never good.
People's ignorance really pisses me off. Stupidity is when you can't help it -ignorance is when you choose not to understand something.
Happiness is like a cloud, if you stare at it long enough, it evaporates.
We are in an age of technology where we sit in our little cubicles and we IM each other and Skype each other and never connect as human beings.
I've never dieted in my life; I like food too much. I'm just thoughtful about what I eat, and I'm lucky that I love the taste of vegetables. I'm certainly not 'actress skinny,' and I never will be. I'm strong, and my body works great for me.
If you love large, you've got to hurt large. If you've got a lot of light, you've probably got an equal amount of darkness.
I like the idea that we build up these walls or rules or laws to maintain our reality, and when they fall away, you're left with a whole bunch of illusions. Smoke and mirrors.
There's beauty everywhere. There are amazing things happening everywhere, you just have to be able to open your eyes and witness it. Some days, that's harder than others.
Music is very nebulous, and you can conjure up a lot of moods with music. But lyrics - they're a lot more tangible. They're much more specific. And you want to say something meaningful and creative and artistic and that tells a story and that takes people someplace else.
I think a lot of contemplation happens in bathtubs. It does for me. Nothing like a hot bath to ease the tension and think about what's going to happen next.
I've been a fan of old country music, like Willie Nelson, Patsy Cline. I think I'm drawn to it because of the sense of sadness and sort of loss that a lot of good old country music has.
I'm really lucky that my record companies have been patient with me and leave me alone and give me the time to make it right in my mind.
I spent a lot of years on the road, and what happens is you find out who your real friends are and you find out where your strengths and weaknesses lie in communication. I've had the same friends for 20 years now and I can count them on one hand.
I think... I'm perceived as an everyperson. There is no pedestal. I'm no different from anybody else.
I have the ability, no matter what's going on in my life, to find something - my cup is always half full.
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