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" Taking me seriously is a big mistake. I certainly wouldn't. "
" I did a lot of work with myself over the course of being pregnant and the first few months of being pregnant. It's nice, the pace of being pregnant; it gives you a long time to not just germinate a baby but germinate the mother that you're gonna be. "
" I'd rather be able to face myself in the bathroom mirror than be rich and famous. "
" Patriarchy is like the elephant in the room that we don't talk about, but how could it not affect the planet radically when it's the superstructure of human society. "
" There isn't much I have to say, that I wouldn't rather just shut up and do. "
" My idea of feminism is self-determination, and it's very open-ended: every woman has the right to become herself, and do whatever she needs to do. "
" It's great being your own boss, but then, you know, you make your own mistakes, you know, and you own them. You know, so it's empowering, and it's also humbling along the way. "
" Either you are a feminist or you are a sexist/misogynist. There is no box marked 'other.' "
" Feminism is not only for women It's something everyone can participate in, and evolve together, as the first step in the right direction. I see feminism as a tool to achieve that balance and peace. "
" Strangers are exciting, their mystery never ends. But, there's nothing like looking at your own history in the faces of your friends. "
" Art may imitate life, but life imitates TV. "
" I was attracted to a lot of different art forms - dancing, painting. But there's something about music that people hold so close. It's such a powerful art form, and that's why I live for it. "
" God forbid you be an ugly girl, 'course too pretty is also your doom, 'cause everyone harbors a secret hatred for the prettiest girl in the room. "
" Some people wear their heart up on their sleeve. I wear mine underneath my right pant leg, strapped to my boot. "
" People need something or someone to fasten themselves to in order to reassure themselves that they are real. "
" If I'm gonna go down I'm gonna do it with style. You won't hear me surrender, you won't hear me confess cause you've left me with nothing but I have worked with less. "
" Patriarchy is a fundamental imbalance underlying society And it's one we rarely address because it's so universal. But as I get older, I see that peace is a product of balance. "
" I don't care if they eat me alive, I've got better things to do then survive. "
" I have something to prove, as long as I know there's something that needs improvement, and you know that everytime I move, I make a woman's movement. "
" Love is a piano dropped from a fourth story window, and you were in the wrong place at the wrong time. "
" I know there is strength in the differences between us. I know there is comfort where we overlap. "
" You can't start with imbalance and end with peace, be that in your own body, in an ecosystem or between a government and its people. What we need to strive for is not perfection, but balance. "
" I've been trying to learn how to not be so conflicted about things like my own anger. I've always had a place in my music for my anger as a way of compensating for not having a mechanism to express it in my everyday life. So I've been trying to be more true to myself, and that helps me to chill out a little bit. But politically, uh-uh. No. "
" A lot of women these days, a lot of young women don't want to call themselves feminists. You have this cheap, hideous 'girl power' sort of fad, which I think is pretty benign at best, but at worst, I think it's a way of taking the politics out of feminism and making it some kind of fashion. "
" We have to be able to criticise what we love, to say what we have to say 'cause if your not trying to make something better, than as far as I can tell, you are just in the way. "