I just like collaborating.
I'm willing to make compromises based on someone I think is the one, but I think it's psychologically important to people when they're famous to be the only famous person they know.
The night I was recognized for 'Daughters' at the Grammys was the night this record started. I knew I had bought the time to learn everything I needed before I started this one. 'Continuum' is not a shot in the dark, it's not a guesstimation.
I've never done anything because I thought it would look cool.
High School is like a spork: it's a crappy spoon and a crappy fork, so in the end it's just plain useless.
I look away at car crashes, and I know people who look away at car crashes, because it makes us uncomfortable to watch other people in pain.
I've figured out my learning curve. I can look at something and somehow know exactly how long it will take for me to learn it.
I hate being the heartbreaker. Hate it. If I date somebody and it doesn't work out, it's another nightmare for me.
Look, demanding somebody do anything in this day and age is not going to fly.
I'm not deluded enough to think that everyone who knows my name is a listener. You know, I hope that part of that interest - part of that public interest - has to do with me still making records that people like.
You cannot avoid war in life, you cannot avoid the fear of terrorism, you cannot avoid those things now, they are a part of everyday demeanor.
I don't want to detach. I don't want to go live in a gated community.
I can't even explain to you how terrible that feels, that I equate dating a woman with punishment, shame, guilt, disappointment, reproach, reprimand, persecution. It's a nightmare.
Sometimes I get so bold and I'm so confident about what I'm doing that I actually try to be more of a dork because it's a really liberating feeling to experience what it's like to not care.
I was very successful from a very early age, and I want to keep it.
Trying to impress my mother with words was one of my favourite pursuits.
In the quest to be clever, I completely forgot about the people that I love and that love me.
I've realized you can use a fork as a spoon if you use it rapidly enough.
When you're just open but not honest, then you start free-associating garbage.
You make a choice in your life, and it affects your life in all the ways, good and bad.