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.
Writing songs is super intimate. It's a bit like getting naked.
Being in a band you can wear whatever you want - it's like an excuse for Halloween every day.
Before, I was really passive, all I cared about was being in love with my boyfriend. I didn't have any creative power, nothing. I don't know that person any more.
If I wasn't even famous or had any success, I would still wake up and put tons of make-up on, and put on a cool outfit. That's always been who I've been my whole life, so that's never gonna change. I love fashion. I love getting dressed up. I love Halloween, too.
I thought that I was going to be like this earth mother. When people would complain about being pregnant, I was like, 'What are you talking about? It's incredible! Just enjoy it.'
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.
You know, I was chubby when I was a little girl. And I have all those issues everyone else has. But I try not to. And I've learned over the years that it's such a waste of time. And people like me whether I'm a little bit fatter or not.
Life is short and you've got to get the most out of it.
At a certain point I'm going to want to have a family.
You can't plan anything, right? You can try.
I'd like to have no rules and eat what I want, but I've learned over the years that I'm so disappointed when I can't wear the clothes I want to wear.
Being a singer is all about me. About ego. Being a mom is all about being selfless - two different worlds.
I don't have a strong sense of self-worth unless I'm doing something.
I think I've been able to fool a lot of people because I know I'm a dork. I'm a geek.
My priorities are always going to be my husband and my family now. That's a huge, huge thing.
Finding that balance between work and family is the hardest thing I've ever done - by far.
I like the old, vintage Hollywood look.
I want to be a guy, but I want to wear a lot of makeup.
I was a different person before I started to write. When I realized I could be a songwriter and that people would listen - that was when I started feeling good in my life.