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" I don't do sessions for myself ever. I'm always working, writing for pop sessions. And what happens is that sometimes I like a song so much, I keep it for myself. "
" I'm very easily influenced, and I'm also a quick study, so I think when I decided I wanted to write pop songs, I literally just listened to pop radio for six months to get a feel for it and understand it. "
" I started dating JD Samson from Le Tigre, and suddenly I was listening to more up-tempo music and old dance music, like ESG and Gang of Four, and I thought, 'Wow. This is fun.' "
" There's this image of us on the red carpet, being really fancy, and then there's the reality. "
" I get to sit at home with the dogs on the sofa, record in a closet in the office, send them off and, if I'm lucky, make a million dollars. "
" People call me for the ballads. Apparently that's where I've been pigeonholed. But it's really interesting and really fun. It's my favourite part of the job, writing. "
" I appreciate my music is famous, but I'd rather my face wasn't so that I can just live a normal life. "
" All I really want to do is things I haven't done. 'I'm gonna put a paper bag on my head and be on the cover of 'Billboard,' see what I can get away with - if they'll let me.' And they let me. And I am literally giggling inside for, like, a month that I got away with it. "
" I'm sensitive and get easily upset and insulted. "
" I believe that once I put music out, it's owned by the listener. "
" I'm allowed to maintain some modicum of privacy. But also, I would like not to be picked apart or for people to observe when I put on 10 pounds or take off 10 pounds, or I have a hair extension out of place, or my fake tan is botched. "
" When you're entertaining all day long and that's your work, you end up really very tired. You don't have a lot of energy left over for your loved ones. "
" When I was outed by Perez Hilton as bisexual, I suddenly started being asked personal questions, which was really difficult. "
" I'd had a relationship with a woman when I was 20, but nobody cared then. As it came out at the same time as my fame, I started to have panic attacks. "
" I thought I was going to be an actor. I liked entertaining. I was pretty much tap dancing for attention from a very early age. My family was kind of musical, and there were people in the circus next door and actors across the road. I just enjoyed messing around with music growing up, but I really thought I was going to be an actor. "
" I'm impressionable, that's for sure. "
" I don't need to sing in front of thousands, as I can sing in the shower. "
" Probably from, like, 10 to 14 or 15, I would just listen to pop radio. "
" I love hip hop, and I have a bunch of urban songs I write for fun that I can't put on my albums because people would laugh and point. "
" There are probably five songs in the world that I get excited about when I hear them on the radio. "
" Married life is awesome. "
" When I was 21, I went to London and lived there for eight years. "
" I really felt like 'Chandelier' was a big pop song. But we weren't sure what would happen if I wasn't willing to show my face and do promo and go on tour and do the traditional kind of pop strategy. So I had no expectations. "
" I'm trying to have some control over my image. "
" I don't want to be famous or recognizable. I don't want to be critiqued about the way that I look on the Internet... I've been writing pop songs for pop stars for a couple years and see what their lives are like, and that's just not something I want. "
" I really don't know anything about music. I don't really listen to it. I don't know anything about the history of music. "
" I'm never going to sing the words, 'I want to shut down the club,' never, ever. "
" I liked Olivia Newton-John. "
" The melody will tell me what the song should be about, the tone of the song. That's when the intellect comes in. Because I have a list of possible titles and concepts, and I expand on that. "
" Like when I'm singing live I can't hear myself. I'm just listening to the rest of the band. To listen to my voice, it doesn't even feel like it's me. "
" I love TV, and I love movies, and I pull so much content from the drama in all of those mediums and put them into songs. "