Some women choose to follow men, and some women choose to follow their dreams. If you're wondering which way to go, remember that your career will never wake up and tell you that it doesn't love you anymore.
Trust is like a mirror, you can fix it if it's broken, but you can still see the crack in that mother fucker's reflection.
Love is like a brick. You can build a house, or you can sink a dead body.
Well my music was different in high school; I was singing about love—you know, things I don't care about anymore.
It doesn't matter who you are, or where you come from, or how much money you've got in your pocket. You have your own destiny and your own life ahead of you.
If you dont have any shadows you're not in the light
Ignore all hatred and criticism. Live for what you create, and die protecting it.
This is who the fuck I am.
I had a boyfriend who told me I’d never succeed, never be nominated for a Grammy, never have a hit song, and that he hoped I’d fail. I said to him, ‘Someday, when we’re not together, you won’t be able to order a cup of coffee at the fucking deli without hearing or seeing me.
Well, that's your opinion, isn't it? And I'm not about to waste my time trying to change it.
A girl’s got to use what she’s given and I’m not going to make a guy drool the way a Britney video does. So I take it to extremes. I don’t say I dress sexily on stage - what I do is so extreme. It’s meant to make guys think: ‘I don’t know if this is sexy or just weird.
I'm telling you a lie in a vicious effort that you will repeat my lie over and over until it becomes true
Amy [Winehouse] changed pop music forever, I remember knowing there was hope, and feeling not alone because of her. She lived jazz, she lived the blues.
When you make music or write or create, it's really your job to have mind-blowing, irresponsible, condomless sex with whatever idea it is you're writing about at the time.
I always have been an activist for things that were just authentically a part of my life, that I felt connected to.
I love being able to be political without any political affiliation.
My audience went, 'Wait, why is she singing jazz? What's going on?' And then they went, 'Oh, because she can. Because she loves it.' And jazz, a music invented by the African-American community, is the greatest art form, I believe, to have ever come out of this country.
I got a job when I was 15 because my allowance was about $20 a week which in New York was impossible. So I used to waitress across the street from where I grew up.
I'm really happy and had such an amazing time performing at Super Bowl - wish I could relive it all over again.
When I heard 'Jesus, Take the Wheel,' I was like, OK. Some people look at it as a song written for an American Idol, Carrie Underwood, who is wonderful. But when you're a songwriter listening to a song, you hear something else. I heard that song, and wow.