I like words. Words are places, rooms, distant airs, thin and tropical. They make us feel and imagine we are more than our bodies.— Rickie Lee Jones
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You never know when you're making a memory.
For the most part, people use God as Santa Claus.
My worst job was working in the laundry of a nursing home.
In my opinion, the Republican Party is the last on the list to care about the needs of old people and children and poor people.
There is no fear before and no fear after. We give our best.
I think I have to work to write a happy song.
I write them carefully; they're simple and they're about when it's fun to walk down the street. You know? Because that's the best thing about when you're happy. It's just one little thing that makes you happy, and you're making friends. The kind of thing I can do is capture this moment.
I really enjoy creating music onstage, to participate in making music live.
I would like to be a part of a community of women, and help women be empowered, but I think I'm not necessarily political. I say that because I really hate politicians, so I don't fancy sitting around and thinking about them all the time.
I had a terrible manager once who described my career as 'spiraling downward.
Dancin' in the welfare lines.
When I was single my career was my life, so everything I did was of grave importance and was greatly disturbing.
I've always had an active imagination.
You can't break the rules until you know how to play the game.
I didn't have any great job prospects.
I was raised by a strong mother and I never felt like I had to be a role, you know, I was just me, who I am.
My family in general - they're troubled or poorer people.
Somehow credibility comes into play if you do things that are too familiar.
I get weary of reading about rebirths because we're all growing all the time and it diminishes the life you've lived if you say 'I'm a new person.
I'm respected, I'm still working, what more could I ask?
He loved her, free parts and labor. But she broke down and died.
I want to work and be happy.
I put out a recording of me singing mostly jazz because I wanted people to know I'm coming from a jazz background.
I think we are dying in America, I think our democracy is over.
It's OK to not be political unless your country is falling apart.
Singing other people's material was perceived, I think, as a weakness of my persona. The effect, though, was to make me dig my heels in and try even harder to combine the two.
Who can I turn to? Who can I trust?
Popular music has always had its really horrendous stuff.
I always felt like my future was at stake every time I stepped on stage and that was kind of hair-raising. At some point I just went, don't be frightened, you can't do anything wrong, it's your show.
As a musician, I've accomplished what I hoped to accomplish.
I never knew when I was gong to leave.
I might be walking over to a kid's house, then of all a sudden I would just stick out my thumb and hitchhike across three states.