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But looking back, the fact was that I had a couple of big hits too quickly and it was simply too much for an introvert like me to handle.

I think it's important to find the little things in everyday life that make you happy.

If not for music, I would probably be a very frustrated scientist. It's one way to answer the question, 'What is the meaning of life?' I feel music answers it better.

For me music is a vehicle to bring our pain to the surface, getting it back to that humble and tender spot where, with luck, it can lose its anger and become compassion again.

Just watching my cats can make me happy.

Walking is magic. Can't recommend it highly enough. I read that Plato and Aristotle did much of their brilliant thinking together while ambulating. The movement, the meditation, the health of the blood pumping, and the rhythm of footsteps...this is a primal way to connect with one's deeper self.

Feminists were psyched that I had armpit hair.

I'm a songwriter who's put my childhood memories and teenage angst into songs.

I've left Bethlehem, and I feel free. I've left the girl I was supposed to be, and some day I'll be born.

The flower has opened, has been in the sun and is unafraid. I'm taking more chances; I'm bold and proud.

I wanted to be a cheerleader, like my sister was - all the most popular and beautiful girls are cheerleaders and I wanted that, and it demolished this vision of myself. That's when I found the piano, when music saved me; that's when I first attempted to write my own songs.

The older I get, the more I see that there really aren't huge zeniths of happiness or a huge abyss of darkness as much as there used to be. I tend to walk a middle ground.

At the age of 15 months my daughter was diagnosed with very bad asthma, and essentially I put my career on hold for a good eight years.

Being a writer is a very private, internal process. Ultimately I am more the writer, being an introvert.

But at the age of 44, I sure hope to be a better businesswoman. I want to get the music straight to my fans.

I don't like to sit and bask in my own awards. Awards represent artistic death to me.

I hope and believe we are paving a better future for female artists to come.

I like doing the crossword puzzle in the New York Times, not watching E! on TV.

I like women who can throw a ball and laugh loud and have some spine, and I like men who don't mind cooking dinner.

I see my albums as working diaries, as living scrapbooks of me and my life.