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" My name had gone stale, and no matter how progressive I got, it was my time to die. "
" I'm a very analytical person, a somewhat introspective person; that's the nature of the work I do. "
" I think I would go further into fine arts, I think, if I were to continue. "
" I do have this reputation for being a serious person. "
" I used to be monastic, almost. Now I'm like a Tibetan that has discovered hamburgers and television. I'm catching up on Americana. "
" Rachmaninoff made a musician out of me. His 'Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini' was the piece that sent me into raptures. It spoke to me. To me, it was a tender entreaty for the misunderstood. "
" I see the entire world as Eden, and every time you take an inch of it away, you must do so with respect. "
" I find a lot of poetry to be narcissistic. "
" But I have a tremendous will to live and a tremendous 'joie de vivre,' alternating with irritability. "
" I have always thought of myself as a painter derailed by circumstance. "
" America is in a runaway-train position and dragging all the world with it. It's grotesquely mentally ill. "
" I see bodies as individual things. "
" Nobody understood The Reoccurring Dream, but after September 11, when we were coerced to do a national duty and go out and shop, surely people could begin to see what I was getting at. "
" I certainly don't want to be an angry old artist. "
" I'm a night owl. "
" Fame is a series of misunderstandings surrounding a name. "
" When I began experimenting, people weren't ready for it. Once it's in its second and third generational stages, people can accept it. "
" My heart is broken in the face of the stupidity of my species. "
" The songwriting was almost like something I did while I was waiting for my daughter to come back. "
" I'm not a pitiable creature. It's just that I suffer very eloquently. "
" My style of songwriting is influenced by cinema. I'm a frustrated filmmaker. A fan once said to me, 'Girl, you make me see pictures in my head!' and I took that as a great compliment. That's exactly my intention. "
" Augustine, Anne Sexton and Sylvia Plath are confessional writers and all three make me sick. I have nothing in common with them. "
" I lost my daughter at 21. I had to give her up because I was broke, no place to take her, no money to take her. That was very traumatic. "
" I have an aversion to being mislabeled. Here's a label I'd accept: I'm an 'individual.' I'm someone who can't follow, and doesn't want to lead. "
" I get the same charge from juxtaposition of colors as I do from juxtaposition of chords. "
" At the point where I'm trying to force something and it's not happening, and I'm getting frustrated with, say, writing a poem, I can go and pick up the brushes and start painting. At the point where the painting seems to not be going anywhere, I go and pick up the guitar. "
" Drag wasn't always counterculture. "
" The considerations of a corporation, especially now, have nothing to do with art or music. "
" Not to dismiss Gershwin, but Gershwin is the chip; Ellington was the block. "
" I can't remember anything I ever wrote. "
" In some ways, my gift for music and writing was born out of tragedy, really, and loss. "