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'You'd think that in this age, especially in the 21st century - especially with all the technology and all the discoveries that we've made - that we would figure out how to tackle abuse.'


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'I have so many different personalities in me and I still feel lonely.'


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'If I was writing songs just for me I'd only play them in my living room, alone.'


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'I've got tonnes of aboriginal and Native American art, but I'd like even more.'


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'After a while of getting jerked around, you realize what the business is really made up of.'


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'People assume that all artists make for terrible business people, but I'm in complete charge of my own career.'


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'There's a side to this industry that nurtures divas who can't write. It's a big business.'


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'I remember driving to North Carolina when I was a little girl in a snowstorm to get down to my mom's family in the Carolinas. There were chains on the car - it was the late sixties - and we were just singing in the car. Christmas carols.'


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'Our generation has an incredible amount of realism, yet at the same time it loves to complain and not really change. Because, if it does change, then it won't have anything to complain about.'


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'I think having a child can really change you if you're open to it.'


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'Healing takes courage, and we all have courage, even if we have to dig a little to find it.'


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'I think there's a time as a writer when you want to see the best things in life, and you go out wherever you go with your dreams as a writer or a composer.'


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'I don't know if the average person really has faith in Washington anymore.'


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'I remember driving to North Carolina when I was a little girl in a snowstorm to get down to my mom's family in the Carolinas. There were chains on the car - it was the late sixties - and we were just singing in the car. Christmas carols.'


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'If you have an issue with homosexuality, then it comes to your own fear and your own darkness.'


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'Well, I have a lot of food references in my work.'


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'You can be self-empowered and still learning about how you think about things daily.'


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'In our minds, love and lust are really separated. It's hard to find someone that can be kind and you can trust enough to leave your kids with, and isn't afraid to throw her man up against the wall and lick him from head to toe.'


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'I usually get myself into situations that cause sparks. I mean I'm a girl that likes the storms. I love feeling alive, I love walking out in the cold in my bare feet and feeling the ice on my toes.'


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'A key to keeping your husband is getting him to miss you. That keeps a marriage fresh.'


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'I think even in a good marriage, especially if you stay together long enough, there are going to be events that happen.'


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'I became a mom at 37 and having a child has been an emancipation for me.'


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'I remember driving to North Carolina when I was a little girl in a snowstorm to get down to my mom's family in the Carolinas. There were chains on the car - it was the late sixties - and we were just singing in the car. Christmas carols.'


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'When I was little, my mom tells me, I used to say things like, 'Mom do you hear the string section? Do you hear the string section?' And she would look at me and say, 'No honey, I don't know what you're talking about.''


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'I've had to keep exploring different ways of presenting the music so I don't repeat myself.'


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'People listen to music the way they want to listen to music.'


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'I don't see music as working.'


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'My father was a minister and so rock music was banned in our house.'


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'This was a time frame when dance music and clubs were having a real impact on culture, and it had an impact on me.'


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'Music is always a reflection of what's going on in the hearts and minds of the culture.'


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'I have a great relationship with my mother-in-law. We're both Leos, we understand each other.'


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'When I play live, it's a conversation that we're all having with the song, and the audience... their response and relationship with the songs is as valid as my relationship with the songs.'


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'The fact that religion plays such a part in how people vote troubles me, troubles me as a minister's daughter. Because I always felt that the separation of church and state was what our forefathers and foremothers really fought for.'


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'You'd think that in this age, especially in the 21st century - especially with all the technology and all the discoveries that we've made - that we would figure out how to tackle abuse.'


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'In our minds, love and lust are really separated. It's hard to find someone that can be kind and you can trust enough to leave your kids with, and isn't afraid to throw her man up against the wall and lick him from head to toe.'


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'I don't mind a dirty girl. But what I find tragic is when we, as women, become not the subject of our own story but someone else's object.'


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'The violence betwen women is unbelievable. Women try to make each other crawl so that their knees are bleeding.'


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'My father has a pragmatic mind. He marched with Dr. King in the '60s, and he's very much for women's rights.'


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'There is a phenomenal amount of pressure on women in this industry: they are considered vintage by the time they hit their mid-30s.'


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'There are older men with younger women but you don't see a lot of older women with younger men. There are some women who have been able to do it but not often.'


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'I remember driving to North Carolina when I was a little girl in a snowstorm to get down to my mom's family in the Carolinas. There were chains on the car - it was the late sixties - and we were just singing in the car. Christmas carols.'

 

 

 

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