Far away, to an infinite world I escape. I'm clear and calm, I'm unafraid. Sunless days, in my sheltered milkyway. In Saturn's rings I feel no pain.

— Paula Cole

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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.

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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.

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

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The monsters are in your own head

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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.

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The flower has opened, has been in the sun and is unafraid.

I'm taking more chances; I'm bold and proud.

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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

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I'm used to adversity and working really well in difficult situations.

It was hard for me to accept the success

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

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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.

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You make me feel like a candy apple, red and horny.

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I'm glad I made a piece of art that can be interpreted so widely.

Art is always interpreted subjectively

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About Paula Cole

Quotes 41 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Musician
Birthday October 16

I'm accepting I'm not living that younger, dreamed version of myself in the big city.

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Thank God I have music to vent my emotions. I'd be in a prison if I didn't.

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I am not the person who is singing I am the silent one inside.

. . . I am not my house, my car, my songs They are only stops along my way. . . .

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The river was always there inside of me, but I was very shy.

I could see that this was my path. I felt destiny in my own music.

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Being a writer is a very private, internal process.

Ultimately I am more the writer, being an introvert.

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Didgeridoo was something I picked up while I was on tour in Australia with Peter Gabriel in '93. I found out later that it's only meant to be played by men.

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

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And she is your holy Mary. And I am so ordinary.

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I want to sit with my legs wide open and laugh so loud that the whole damn restaurant turns and looks at me.

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I wore Nietzsche's eyes. Now that I step back to see, I haven't been me.

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I struggled with being in the public eye, losing my anonymity when my star rose quickly in the late 90's. But I need the challenge of showing up and getting up there to spill my guts and connect with my loyal folks.

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Just watching my cats can make me happy.

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I think of my shows as family reunions.

I give 100% every time. I just do. It's a huge therapeutic release. Also I love my touring family. And I love my audiences very much.

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Our planet is a tiny atom in god's kingdom.

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It's me who is my enemy Me who beats me up Me who makes the monsters Me who strips my confidence.

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Feminists were psyched that I had armpit hair

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Welcome to the church of me.

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But at the age of 44, I sure hope to be a better businesswoman.

I want to get the music straight to my fans.

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I'm raising my daughter with her grandparents in the picture, and that feels good.

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I am searching for the truth. Somewhere, it's in the music.

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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.

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I'd love to act. I feel that it's another naked, mysterious challenge, like jazz. It kind of intrigues me in the same way.

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When you're a plebeian you want success, and when you're successful you want to be a plebeian again

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

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Hitler's brothers are on the rise, they're wearing everyday disguises.

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

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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.

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I was curious and hungry at a young age, and jazz was such a mystery to me, an ocean where you can express yourself in the moment. It represented freedom, it represented wearing wings and going somewhere with music.

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