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" My only after-school job before I got into acting was babysitting. I had younger brothers and sisters. "
" It always surprises me when people say, 'I don't regret one thing about my life. I wouldn't change anything because it's all led me to where I am today.' I would want to change certain things that have caused others pain. "
" It's always been my dream to have a monster rhythm section that's just all groove and pocket. "
" The thing is, I want to play real characters and not all girls can be pretty. The thing is, you get these girls who say 'I'm a character actor' then you see them in a role and nothing has really changed but the outfit. "
" So many actors and musicians seem to be only interested in what's expected of them, and they join the dots accordingly. I don't fit into any narrow categories as an actor or a singer. "
" I've been around for a long time now, and you start to hear these urban legends about yourself. "
" I thrive on adversity. "
" In movies like 'Cape Fear,' I never played verbal characters. Now, as a grown-up, I relish playing people that are not like myself. That's what I enjoy about acting. "
" TV is wild. You just play the role you're given, and you show up and do the best that you can. "
" The old footage of my dad, I always knew we were cut from the same cloth, because my dad was such a renegade and always marched to the beat of his own drum. To see where we were both dancing and being silly together, it's too beautiful for words. I was really happy to have that. "
" I think in my late 20s, I was starting to enter that realm of complacency, which is the most terrifying place I can imagine as an artist. I felt time creeping up on me. "
" I don't care about labels or anything. "
" We've played everywhere since I started The Licks. We've played arenas, clubs, school cafeterias and bowling alleys. It doesn't matter where the venue is; we're gonna bring you the rock! "
" My parents are just the best. "
" I grew up in Hollywood in an apartment. Then in Tarzana, California, on a mini ranch where we owned horses and chickens. "
" Some people can't connect with their own emotions. "
" I think I can be beautiful with all the little stuff done, and I can be ugly. A lot of attractive actresses can't be ugly. "
" Because I'm not perfect looking, I get to play better roles. "
" My first boyfriend was a surfer. We bonded over loving the sun, Depeche Mode, and The Cure. "
" I hate dates. It becomes a weird auditioning process. And I've never had normal dating. "
" I was meant to make music in my soul way younger than I did. I was just scared because I knew it would take more of me than anything else. But I was all into facing my fears. "
" I don't approach anything I do like an academic. I'm not trained, and I work with intuition a great deal. "
" My eyebrows are a mess. They're skinny; they're dodgy. "
" Whatever I do, I'm always struggling to create a visceral experience. With my music, I'm more of a live performer these days. And film is such a different thing. It's where people sit in a dark theater. I want them to feel me as viscerally as if they were at a live show. "
" I collect clothes - they keep building and building. I buy them instead of having them washed. "
" I love the process of working with a filmmaker and the writers and the actors. "
" When you say you grew up in Los Angeles, a lot of people think the west side: they think the glitz and all this stuff that I actually had no relationship to growing up. "
" Although I missed home, North Carolina is a spectacular place to spend four months. Wilmington has a great downtown area. It is not too small town or too big city. The people were really welcoming and nice. The weather was lovely. "
" I sort of got lucky in that I was able to carve a niche for myself. "
" My dad was lackadaisical on the discipline front. I dropped out of everything at school. "
" I don't make an effort to be sloppy. I just don't consider a perfect hairdo and a perfect face to be beautiful. If I had my way I'd dress myself and do my own makeup for magazine shoots. "