I grew up in a very literate, very independent household where people spoke their ideas and were very supportive of helping each other find their own way.
I have to try different things to see what works best. Other people get impatient with that.
I've had trouble being in relationships and writing. This has been a real problem for me. I don't know if it's because I'm not free to fantasize or create these fantasy things about other people.
People let their own hang-ups become the obstacles between them and personal happiness.
Sade's stuff is real deceptive. She's got stuff about prostitutes, poverty and people on the streets.
So few people are truly themselves when they're in the spotlight.
The man I lived with is a Christian, so I would talk to him about it. What would this person do in the Bible? What's the story around this person? Generally, when people talk about characters in the Bible, there's one thing they're known for, like Job.
You should put time into learning your craft. It seems like people want success so quickly, way before they're ready.
I don't mean to complain. I wouldn't trade my life for anything.
I'm trying to learn how to tap into the power of my own being. I know it sounds corny.
If you come into success too soon, you'll burn out and be finished before you know it. If you let the maturation process happen naturally, you'll be happier with yourself in the end.
Some of their best songs don't have bridges and choruses. So that made me think I should trust my instincts. My songs were okay, I figured. I didn't need to change anything.
I just broke up with my boyfriend, and I've been spending more time alone than I'd like.
I feel a lot more comfortable being me these days. I'm constantly told that my work is good. A lot of fans and a lot of other artists say my songs and albums mean a lot to them. Isn't that what's important?
You can't really praise somebody's work and then criticize the process.