I am Evanescence. I am the only original member. I have basically hired the band. Evanescence has become me. It is mine and it's exactly how I want it to be.— Amy Lee
The most massive Amy Lee quotes that are easy to memorize and remember
Don't be afraid of the shadows, it only means there's a light nearby.
A fan once asked if he could have a piece of my hair for voodoo.
I said no, so he hugged me and plucked out a couple of hairs and ran off.
Inspiration comes in the middle of the night when you should be doing homework.
Honestly I just wear what I like. You know why? 'Cause I can, I'm a rock star.
People told me I can't dress like a fairy.
I say, I'm in a rock band and I cand do whatever the hell I want!
When you go through tragedy, you can either let that destroy you and you become bitter and never let it go, or you can let it make you stronger and let it make you grow. And that's what I did. My lyrics are coming from a place that I want people to relate to and feel that they're not alone.
There are people hell-bent on the idea that we're a Christian band in disguise, and that we have some secret message. We have no spiritual affiliation with this music. It's simply about life experience.
I know how it feels to be completely alone and helpless, and the last thing you want to hear in that situation is, 'It's going to be OK.' "The only thing that seems to really help is that someone else who has felt that low expressing those feelings to you.
My darlings, if I can't write dark, epic music, I can't live!
I don't want to be Christina Aguilera. I want to be Amy Lee, rock queen - not sex queen.
If all we ever sang about was how happy we are, we would be lying to ourselves.
People try to escape their problems by getting drunk, partying and dancing them away. What really heals me is to sit down and think, face the facts, then you can get over it and be happy
I was always a drama queen. I remember playing in the kitchen, trying to get my mom to think I was dead and call the police. When she didn't, I would cry. I was always theatrical. I don't think any of my relatives are surprised.
So many nights I cried myself to sleep.
Now that you love me, I love myself. I never thought I would say this. I never thought there'd be you.
It's okay to laugh at me, I only look scary.
It might not look it but rocking in a corset is harder than you think
I love contrast in music. Being inspired by classical, actually - in high school especially - classical and metal both, I remember having this cool realization that they are really similar. It's just different instrumentation.
I try to be feminist in, like, I love myself and I don't need someone else's approval.
I'm not ashamed of my spiritual beliefs, but I in no way incorporate them into this band.
If people are making fun of you then you're probably doing something right.
That's where I spent of lot of my high-school years -- in the closet.
It wasn't too cramped, but you do get really hot.
Everyone on the bus can laugh at me, and I'll be like, 'Screw you guys: I look good!'
We've all fallen, but at the same time we're not broken.
There is the hint that we are going to get up again.
I've realized that Evanescence is who I am.
The first real concert, other than going with my dad to see Three Dog Night, was Smashing Pumpkins and Garbage. I was fourteen or fifteen. I liked Shirley Manson because she reminded me of Annie Lennox. They both have these deep, sexy, powerful alto voices.
I really do listen to all types of music, not only rock, but everything from good pop music - which is usually older pop music - to RB and indie rock. I love indie rock more than a lot of the commercial stuff that you'd expect.
When Evanescence took time off, I bought a big concert harp and started taking lessons like I was in high school again, which was really, really fun. I felt like I was learning again.
Writing music is my therapy. It’s very purifying!
Life can be tough sometimes. But I think it just starts with admitting, 'Okay, the world's not perfect, how do we live our lives within that and not be miserable?'
Everyone knows a lot about me without actually knowing me at all.
I'm the goofball. I'm the person cracking people up.
I'm singing from my heart now more than ever. I've gotten a lot braver with my writing.
There's one thing I believe, is that I don't know anything and anything could happen.
Nobody's perfect. I'm perfectly flawed.
I love tiny, plastic realistic food magnets. I don't know why. They're hilarious.
I cry alot-I dont know why, but it just helps me.
I cry over bad and good stuff-sometimes sadness can be beautiful
Too bad you can't quote the look on my face.
The only comfort within chaos is admitting you have no control.
Success gave me confidence as an artist.
And now I'm able to do what I want without anybody thinking it's dumb.
I want to work with kids. I would love to be a teacher.
Music is therapy for me. It's my outlet for every negative thing I've ever been through. It lets me turn something bad into something beautiful.
Every time a cool rock chick or actress seems to respect themselves as a strong woman, I'm like, 'Yeah!' And I love them, and they're my girls. And then they start to go downhill and people aren't paying attention anymore. So they start stripping their clothes off, because that's all they have left. I swear to everything I've ever known, I will never do that
We've never been a religious band, but the media wants us to be.
You don’t have to be half-naked to be successful. Just be talented.
It's true we're all a little insane.
I never really did abandon my true self.
It's not like I invented this imaginary person and started to be her.
I think it's important to realize that we're all just human. I mean, nobody is supernatural.
I like Israel. The fans are incredible. It was the best.
You are who you are, there's nobody like you, and to try and be like someone else is just a lie.