I really want to take some more time out and be with my husband. I guess what I really want is to have a baby. Life is short and you`ve got to get the most out of it.
I`ve been making a conscious effort not to think about the future. I`m lucky to not have a real job, to be able to express myself, be creative and be relevant. I don`t know what I will be doing in 10 years. How old will I be? Forty-five. I don`t want to think about it to be honest, because it`s a waste of time. Tomorrow night I`ll be in bed with my husband again and it will be really great. It`s all about right now.
I`m really emotional. I don`t fight with people - like, I can barely fight with my husband because I`ll just start crying instead. I`ve learnt not to do that.
As a famous person you think how you`re gonna end it, get away and have a normal life. I imagine my children are going to save me from my vanity and be my passion and fill whatever fears I have of the amazing time I`m having right now being gone. I don`t want to drop off and not be on the radio or not be able to talk about myself for hours. I don`t want it to go away. But at the same time, I never expected to be here in the first place.
I really don`t care what people say. It`s not like it discourage me from doing something I want to do.
It was such a turning point to find that I had a talent and I had something to contribute, somewhere.
I imagine my children are going to save me from my vanity and be my passion and fill whatever fears I have of the amazing time I`m having right now being gone.
At first it was my brother`s songwriting and I was just doing what everyone told me.
Writing songs is super intimate. It`s a bit like getting naked.
Working with (new collaborators) and letting people in to try new melodies and new lyrical ideas was very hard.
My songs are basically my diaries. Some of my best songwriting has come out of time when I`ve been going through a personal nightmare.
One time, a guy said he worked for Hugh M. Hefner and gave me a card. I thought it was funny.
If you`re not Prince, you`re never going to sound like Prince.
The one thing that makes me feel super lucky about my financial success is that I have a housekeeper.
I`d like to stress that I only have a small role. Oh, who am I kidding? There are no small roles in a Martin Scorsese film. (Regarding her role in The Aviator (2004)).
I don`t mean this in a stuck-up way, but I needed an attitude song.
I think I`ve been able to fool a lot of people because I know I`m a dork. I`m a geek.
Being in a band you can wear whatever you want - it`s like an excuse for halloween everyday.
I`m lucky to not have a real job, to be able to express myself, be creative and be relevant.
I imagine having children will save me from my vanity and fill whatever fears I have. (on easing up on her career to consider a family, in Rolling Stone)
You`re always tellin` me to go out more, Go ahead, get out and see the world, But then I think, why should I? I`d rather stay home and cry.
This album is just about me. Although at times I think there`s less of me on this than anything I`ve done because of all the people involved. (regarding her first solo album, Love Angel Music Baby)
I remember when I was in school, they would ask, `What are you going to be when you grow up?` and then you`d have to draw a picture of it. I drew a picture of myself as a bride.
As a famous person you think how you`re gonna end it, get away and have a normal life.
I want to be a guy, but I want to wear a lot of makeup.
I don`t know what I`m going to do, but I`ve always wanted to do the family thing
They are my best friends, so when I told them that I wanted to try something solo they responded in the way that best friends do. It was a matter of timing. We`ve all been growing up and our priorities have changed. Then I went and got married and my priorities certainly changed. (regarding pursuing a solo music career away from her rock group, No Doubt)
I was thinking that when I have children, that I should always dress as a character for them, so they think their mom is Alice in Wonderland or Cinderella.
I would love to learn to play something so I don`t have to rely on someone to collaborate with.
Sometimes you have to sacrifice your performance for high heels.
At a certain point I`m going to want to have a family.
It`s always odd to talk about my fashion. It`s something you look at-you don`t need to talk about it.
At a certain point I`m going to want to have a family and I`m not going to have time to be running around the world doing this sh*t and being greedy. I can always write songs. But can I always wear an Alice-in-Wonderland costume? I probably shouldn`t. I can at home. I was thinking that when I have children, that I should always dress as a character for them, so they think their mom is Alice in Wonderland or Cinderella. It would be totally messed up!
For me, acting comes from the same place as performing music. I just have to perform. I wanted to get it right and I did. Sometimes you just have to go for it.
I think everyone has gifts and everyone has talents. If you are successful at it, it feels really good but it never really penetrates completely. There are moments where I think that we made an amazing record and I`m so proud of it, but I don`t wake up and go, "Wow, I`m amazing.
I have a dream about spending time in my house with my kids. Being a mom was all I ever dreamed about. Now that it`s come true it makes me feel like my life has come together. Nothing else matters.
I`m like a peanut butter sandwich.
I don`t fight with people - like, I can barely fight with my husband because I`ll just start crying instead.