Depression, as far as I'm concerned, is just a waste of time.
My audience is the baby-boomers, the bulk of the population. This is also a group that is being ignored by most record companies because they're not the Top 40 hit singles market. They forget these people still listen to music.
I couldn't do anything. I'd work in a department store for a couple of weeks, but I couldn't hack it. I couldn't even type! I had no skills whatsoever outside of show business.
Yoga is wonderful. It clears up most health problems. It also gives you an overview.
I think that two people who decide to live together in a marriage situation, they have an obligation to make the marriage work for them.
I was looking for a husband, but meanwhile to survive, I had to work.
I wanted control over the merchandising, the actual packaging of the product. That was a big factor. The only way for me to exercise control on all those levels was to start my own label.
Women today have more of an overview of their lives and how marriage is or is not a part of it.
A lot of women are turned off by the physical appearance of some of the first feminists.
Believe it or not, most people think of me as a recording artist, but actually the way I think of myself and the way I earn my living is as a performing artist.
You're not going to find a man whose socks don't get dirty or who doesn't snore.
I like music to soothe me.
I've been in a serious conversation with one of my children, and a fan has come up. I've been in a public bathroom and had the hand come under the stall with a paper and pen. That sort of thing anybody can live without.
It took so long to make it in America. The year I arrived was a bad year for women singers, the record company told me. So I starved. I lived in a hotel so dreadful I can't even talk about it.
I don't know if it's a sign of all the chaos that is happening out there or not, but I've lately craved the structure and order of classical music, the balance and symmetry.
Three-quarters of the world's population doesn't have enough to eat!
I did my own music videos, my own TV commercials.