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There's always apprehension whenever I launch anything, it seems. When I launch a tour, people are always, 'Oooh, is this gonna work?' And when I launch an album: 'Ooh, is this gonna work?' Or a new video. 'Really?' It's always like that - but I've always acted on the impulse that I have nothing to lose.
They say shyness is a form of egotism, and you are only shy because you care too much about what people think of you. And maybe its true, maybe I am just an egotist.
I think, 'How could anybody mock a good pop song?' It is timeless; it transcends barriers; it breaks down every single type of social barrier that you can possibly have. It can deal with the most difficult subjects, even if it abstracts the subject matter.
I was always told that I was too strange or that I was too cheesy by different groups of people, like the record companies said I was way too weird and the indie people wouldn't even let me in their band.
I was brought up in many different cultures, moving around all the time, and I find my identity in my songs. I project the identity I want to have throughout the songs that I write.
If I really like the smell of something - a piece of tar or my goddaughter's plastic doll - I put a tiny piece in a bottle with a label. I keep them in a fridge in my bathroom.
When you're not part of a club, you have to find another way of surviving.
The music industry doesn't exist the way it used to. You'll never have another star like the stars of the '90s.
Sometimes I dress like what I want for lunch, because all I can think about is having a tuna sandwich.
A stylist might say you look amazing in anything. Your family will always tell you if you look a complete idiot.
I say I have a midlife crisis every time I start and finish a record.
I'm fascinated by religion, but I'm not particularly religious.
In fact, no one has ever really wanted to go on a date with me.
I'm always calling my doctor because I'm constantly injuring myself while on the road, like tearing a ligament, blasting my ears or losing my voice. Plus, I'm a total hypochondriac.
I write songs to turn myself into something else. And then I become that, and I want to become something else.
I've always said in the press, I can fall in love with a man. I can fall in love with a woman. And I've always said that I have no shame in that.
My relationship with my mother is not cute.
Everything I write is about me.
Hype is scary.
I am terrible at relationships.
I am very suspicious of people.
I collect toys.
I don't know where my father is from. I just don't. He's lived in so many countries.
I found school pretty tough. I got the mickey taken out of me at school.
I really want people to know me, to find out about me, and if they really like me, to stick with me.
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