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A development deal is where they're giving you recording time and money to record, but not promising that they'll put an album out.
A lot of the jewelry that I wear are fan gifts because they're so awesome and they give me great presents.
All of my favorite people - people I really trust - none of them were cool in their younger years.
All of my songs are autobiographical.
All you need to do to be my friend is like me.
And if you're horrible to me I'm going to write a song about you and you are not going to like it. That's how I operate.
And I'll look back and regret how I ignored when they said, ‘Run as fast as you can.'
And tomorrow's just a mystery, oh, yeah, but that's okay. I'm alone, on my own and I'm starting off. I'll be strong, I'll be wrong, oh, but life goes on. Oh, I'm just a girl trying to find a place in this world.
And, honestly, if somebody wants to criticize me for not being a trainwreck, that's fine with me!
But when I hear a great song, I can't help but be inspired by it, regardless of whatever genre that song falls under.
But, I've always loved John Mayer and I think T-Pain is brilliant.
Factoring in millions of people when I'm writing a song is not a good idea. I don't ever do it.
Faith Hill is a big role model.
Fans are my favorite thing in the world. I've never been the type of artist who has that line drawn between their friends and their fans. The line's always been really blurred for me. I'll hang out with them after the show. I'll hang out with them before the show. If I see them in the mall, I'll stand there and talk to them for 10 minutes.
Feels like I'm falling and I am lost in your eyes. You make me crazier, crazier, crazier.
For everything I do, I think about a 6-year-old girl and her mom that I saw at my concert last night. I think about what those two individuals would think if I were at a club last night. I never want to be arrested, and I never want to get a DUI, those are my moral values.
For me, great music doesn't just have to fall into one category or one genre and I love appreciating all kinds of music.
For me, when I picture the person I want to end up with, I don't think about what their career is, or what they look like. I picture the feeling I get when I'm with them.
For some reason, I'm really comfortable talking about my personal life in songs.
I always have to be writing.
I am an over-achiever, and I want to be known for the good things in my life.
I approach love differently now that I know it's hard for it to work out.
I believe when it comes to love, there's something intangible about who we are attracted to, and I don't think I have a pattern.
I didn't want to just be another girl singer. I wanted there to be something that set me apart.
I don't drink to get drunk. That's just not cute.
I don't think I was born to be in the club. Just to throw that out there.
I don't think I'd ever make an album of just covers because I love writing my own music.
I feel the emotion that life conjures up and the songs I write get me closer to my feelings and realising who I am. It's a natural process.
I get really restless when I haven't worked for a day and a half. I have a recurring dream that people are lined up next to my bed, waiting for autographs and taking pictures of me!
I get so excited when a song I wrote that's very personal to me goes No. 1 and I look down and see people singing the words back to me.
I have an excellent father, his strength is making me stronger.
I have this fear of falling in front of large groups of people. That's why I tend not to wear heels.
I have this really high priority on happiness and finding something to be happy about.
I haven't had that one great love, which is good. I don't want that to be in the past - I want it to be in the future.
I know my flaws before other people point them out to me.
I love it when people say things to me in public and want to meet me, because I want to meet them! Early on, my manager told me, 'If you want to sell 500,000 records, then go out there and meet 500,000 people.'
I love making new friends and I respect people for a lot of different reasons.
I never want to change so much that people can't recognize me.
I often get ideas for songs on the tour bus at odd times. Like at 6am when no one is around, I'd just write. I remember straightening my hair because I wanted to be like everybody else, and now the fact that anybody would emulate what I do? It's just funny.
I suffer from girl-next-door-itis where the guy is friends with you and that's it.
I think I first realized I wanted to be in country music and be an artist when I was 10. And I started dragging my parents to festivals, and fairs, and karaoke contests, and I did that for about a year before I came to Nashville for the first time. I was 11 and I had this demo CD of me singing Dixie Chicks and Leanne Rimes songs.
I think the tiniest little thing can change the course of your day, which can change the course of your year, which can change who you are.
I want a guy who takes charge, but lets me have my say once in a while. A good relationship is all about balance and chemistry.
I was the girl who didn't get invited to parties.
I wish all teenagers could filter through songs instead of turning to drugs and alcohol.
I would like to do a duet with Taylor Hanson, because I have loved Hanson since I was 8.
I would love to continue in music, with writing... but I am not the kind of person who will hang around if I start to become irrelevant. If that happens, I will bow down gracefully, raise my kids, and have a garden. And I am going to let my hair go gray when I am older. I don't need to be blonde when I'm 60!
I wouldn't wear tiny amounts of clothing in my real life so I don't think it's necessary to wear that stuff in photo-shoots.
I write songs that are like diary entries. I have to do it in order to feel sane.
If you cry over a guy, then your friends can't date him. It can't even be considered.
If you're horrible to me I am going to write a song about you and you are not going to like it. That's how I operate.
If you're the girl that needs a boyfriend, and once she loses that boyfriend needs to replace it with a different boyfriend, it's just this constant stream of boyfriends all the time. I don't feel like I ever want to be that girl.
If you're yelling you're the one who's lost control of the conversation.
I'm intimidated by the fear of being average.
I'm like 6'2 when I wear heels, so I tend to wear cowboy boots a lot.
I'm not afraid to write my feelings in songs.
I'm not that complicated. My complications come out in my songs. All you need to do to be my friend is like me. I'm not the girl who always has a boyfriend. I'm the girl who rarely has a boyfriend.
I'm only me when I'm with you.
I'm only up when you're not down. Don't wanna fly if you're still on the ground.
I'm very aware and very conscious of the path I chose in life, and very aware of the path I didn't choose. In a relationship each person should support the other; they should lift each other up.
In fairy tales the bad guy is very easy to spot. The bad guy is always wearing a black cape so you always know who he is.
In this business you have to develop a thick skin, but I'm always going to feel everything. It's my nature.
It feels kinda weird being back in a high school cause I haven't been in a high school for about a year. So um, it's kinda interesting coming back, and y'know seeing the lockers, with all the signs, the handmade signs, so being in high school again is a little bit strange but in a good way.
I've been careful in love. I've been careless in love. And I've had adventures I wouldn't trade for anything. I've been giving out chances every time and all you do is let me down.
I've got my Grammys on top of my piano and I look at them when I play.
I've just tried to grow up in the most natural and gradual process that I possibly can and make choices I feel are right for me and my fans.
Love always ends differently and it always begins differently - especially with me.
Love is the one wild card.
Most of the time, songs that I write end up being finished in 30 minutes or less.
Music is my shining light, my favorite thing in the world. T get me to stop doing it for one second would be difficult!
My mom and I have always been really close. She's always been the friend that was always there. There were times when, in middle school and junior high, I didn't have a lot of friends. But my mom was always my friend. Always.
No matter what happens in life, be good to people. Because being nice is a wonderful legacy to leave behind.
People haven't always been there for me, but music always has.
Seeing a live Kenny Chesney show, you know what you're going to get. You know it's going to be an all-day party.
Seems like there's always someone who disapproves. They'll judge it like they know about me and you. So watch me strike a match on all my wasted time. As far as I'm concerned, you're just another picture to burn.
Sophistication isn't what you wear, or who you know, or pushing people down to get you where you want to go.
The business aspect is one of the most important things about having a music career, because every choice you make in a management meeting affects your life a year-and-a-half from now.
There are certain people who elicit a really passionate response. It's crazy. That's my Alexander Wang theory.
There are no rules when it comes to love.
This is a new year. A new beginning. And things will change.
What I've learned is not to change who you are, because eventually you're going to run out of new things to become.
What makes me happy is just curling up in with my mom in her bed and watching a marathon of 'CSI' and 'Grey's Anatomy' episodes with pints of ice cream.
When I was 8 years old, it mattered what my favorite singer said and wore and expressed opinions about. When I'm getting to know someone, I look for someone who has passions that I respect, like his career. Someone who loves what he does is really attractive.
When you walk out onstage in front of 65,000 people, it can bring you to tears.
When you're singing you can hear the echo of people in the audience singing every single word with you, and that was that big dream that I had for myself. It's happening.
You don't even know where I start.
You have people come into your life shockingly and surprisingly. You have losses that you never thought you'd experience. You have rejection and you have learn how to deal with that and how to get up the next day and go on with it.
You might think I'm bulletproof, but I'm not.
Your feelings so are important to write down, to capture, and to remember because today you're heartbroken, but tomorrow you'll be in love again.
You're lucky enough to be different, never change.
Profession: Rapper, Songwriter
Born: October 17, 1972
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