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" I unfortunately still crave chicken McNuggets and bacon, which is the meat candy of the world. "
" For a modern woman it is important to be supported and that there is equality in every aspect, and that it's not two halves that make a whole - it's two wholes that make a whole. "
" I've always been ambitious since I was nine years old and that was never going to change. "
" I love those documentaries where everyone is fabulous and always perfect. "
" If you're presenting yourself with confidence, you can pull off pretty much anything. "
" I grew up not really having anything, so the idea that I can take care of my family and my friends now is a really cool bonus. "
" I write my songs because I've lived them. "
" People don't want just vanilla. They want 31 flavors. I couldn't do what Rihanna does. I couldn't do what Gaga does. They can't do what I do. "
" I think we're all blessed with gifts and I was lucky I just found out what mine was early on and have planted that seed and tried to water it every day. "
" The media tried to destroy my parents and has taken things completely out of context, but there's not a whole lot you can do in terms of fighting back. You have to hope that it passes, which it always does. But they have to be careful. They didn't necessarily sign up for this. "
" I really like to look like a history book. I can look 1940s, I can look 1970s hippie-chic, or sometimes I'll pull that '80s Brooklyn hip-hop kid with the door-knocker earrings. "
" If people want a role model, they can have Miley Cyrus. "
" My mother is very emotional as well, but my dad is more of the guts of the family. He was the main preacher, so he kind of had this little Pentecostal flair, but they are born-again. "
" Touring is always important to me. It's like a big IOU to my fans, because I know they are the reason I exist. "
" I didn't have a childhood. "
" I'm happy, I'm in a good place, I'm looking forward to my future. "
" My parents were strict, but it was the world I lived in. I had no idea there was a world outside. "
" Honey, I am the chief of my train. If critics want to hop on board, fantastic. There's plenty of room. The KP train is fun. "
" My sister travels with me, and she's the person who keeps me in line, whether I like it or not. I trust her and also have a good, healthy fear of her. "
" I think people appreciate a songwriter who shows different sides. The whole angst thing is cool, but if that's all you've got, it's just boring. Everything I write, whether it's happy or sad, has a sense of humor to it. "
" I'm a good girl because I really believe in love, integrity, and respect. I'm a bad girl because I like to tease. "
" You know you're living right when you wake up, brush your hair - and confetti falls out! "
" I'd go to the farmers' market in Santa Barbara, and I'd put out my guitar case, and I'd test out these little ditty songs that I would write, and I would get a couple of avocados, a bag of pistachios, and, like, fifteen bucks. That was a lot of money for me. "
" I was a hop-around. I hung out with the rockabilly crew, the guys who were trying to be rappers, the funny kids. "
" I don't follow trends. I'm just not into what everyone else is wearing. I have my own look, which I call 'Lolita Meets Old Hollywood Glam.' "
" Everyone related to me in my circle was from church: church friends, church school, church activities. All my friends weren't allowed to watch MTV or go to PG-13 movies or listen to the radio, so I didn't really know anything different. That's how I was raised. "
" Hollywood is so fake and people need to realize that people are just people, and you, too, don't need to be born into something or have money or have whatever product someone is hawking on you. "
" I think that parents grow up with an idea of what they want their kids to be like - and then their kids grow up to be people of themselves, of their own. "
" I wasn't going to great schools, because my parents didn't believe in public education. They wanted the education to be influenced by their religion, so I was going to these halfway education-slash-Christian schools that were like pop-up shop-style education. "
" One thing I can't do, and I hope that there are other people out there that feel the same way, is climb a rope. Oh my gosh, it's so hard to climb rope! It's all about grip and arms. "
" I just have so much love for my record label. "