Jump start my kaleidoscope heart, Love to watch the colors fade, They may not make sense, But they sure as hell made me.— Sara Bareilles
The most pioneering Sara Bareilles quotes you will be delighted to read
True bravery is being exactly who you are, imperfections included.
Vulnerability is the most precious gift you can give.
At the end of the day, the only thing I ever wanted to feel was loved.
So I think if I could give someone a piece of advice, it's really learn how to be kind to yourself. In all of our ugliness and all of our brokenness and our bad choices, to really learn to nurture that part of yourself that can be your own big sister in a way.
Late night writing is also good, too, but in New York, you've got neighbors.
I try to be a good neighbor.
Love is blind, but when we close our eyes, we see with our hearts.
I work a lot with men, and I work with wonderful men that I absolutely adore, but it's something that I'm now paying attention to - to seek out and make room for the talented women in all the technical fields and creative fields across the board.
My hairstylist taught me a trick for my hair.
You section off your hair and put them up in these crazy little knots and then it looks like you curled your hair. It's saved me so much time 'cause on the road you don't have time or plugs to plug your curling iron in.
Just speak your truth, it's an important cornerstone of how your life ends up sort of unfolding in front of you. Even if it's painful, if it's honest, it's going to bring you to the place you deserve to be.
Compare where you are to where you want to be, and you'll get nowhere
The struggle is to stay present enough when you're taking your next step forward that you're really making your most honest choices.
It'd be a shame to stop now that I've started to make really good mistakes
I'm that person who owns all of the seasons on DVDs, including the Lifetime intimate portraits showcasing The Golden Girls. I am a massive fan. I think I'm Dorothy. She's my favorite.
I have been very fortunate to be a part of tours with other artists that have exposed me to new places that I've never been before. Once you discover something beautiful, you just want to keep coming back.
I would never intentionally want to hurt someone's feelings.
I'm never gonna be somebody who's gonna fall down from the sky on a trapeze.
That's not me. I really want to make sure that my focus stays on connecting with the audience.
It's very exciting to be a part of a team of collaborators in general.
I do a lot of reading on Buddhist philosophy, and a Buddhist nun named Pema Chödrön talks a lot about acceptance. It's one of the main tenets of Buddhism - accepting that what is, is. The root of our suffering is when we just don't want to accept a truth. We want something to be different than it is.
I'm somebody who grew up listening to a lot of musical theater, so getting to finally write musical theater songs and songs that sound that way - the emphasis being on the storytelling, but the arrangements and the orchestrations can be really varied - I found that to be, actually, a really joyful discovery.
I feel like I'm on the precipice - just seeing a better version of me coming out.
My proudest moment of my career was opening night in Cambridge and watching the cast take their curtain call. No one was looking at me, and I was floating off the ground. It was just euphoric.
I like seeing someone that can sing jazz and then flip over and sing a pop song and then sing a rock song.
You can be the outcast or be the backlash of somebody's lack of love. Or you can start speaking up.
Music is catharsis for me.
I think it's one of those things about live performance - anything goes, anything can happen, and you have to just be ready and able to roll with the punches.
If I get frustrated, the first thing I'll do is get up from the piano - completely mindlessly - and walk over to the cupboard and pull out something salty to eat.
My earth is somebody's ceiling
I never wanted anything so much than to drown in your love and not feel your rain.
There's really no "bad" people; there's just humans who are doing the best they can to figure life out. It's hard! We can all relate to that.
So how do you do it, with just words and just music, capture the feeling that my Earth is somebody's ceiling?
I think that's my hope for a lot of the feminist movement is that the gender thing sort of stops being the selling point, if that makes any sense. We're just people making art, and that's how this process has felt to me.
I think we're at a really rich and fertile time in the zeitgeist about paying attention to diversity of all kinds - racial diversity, gender diversity, making room for a continuum that is more inclusive.
I go straight for Seinfeld, Modern Family, Friends, and Golden Girls.
Those are my pillars of strength on TV.
The music industry can feel wonderful, but it can also feel very cold.
I don't like karaoke very much. I like being around it, but I don't like singing it. If I had to sing a karaoke song, it's usually "Son of a Preacher Man" by Dusty Springfield.
The theater community at large, I have to say, has just been so warm and so welcoming, and that's not something I'm as used to.
I love the morning time - a cup of coffee and to sit at the piano, that's probably my favorite time.
The earliest issue I can remember going through was body image issues.
I was a chubby little kid and I got made fun of for it. I dealt with horrible, horrible self esteem issues, and I still struggle with that. I think it's what taught me a lot of empathy and compassion, though, but there are those days where I look in the mirror and I still see twelve year old fat Sara.
I'm happy to be working with all women.
I was a fat girl growing up and had to change schools because kids were so mean.
I feel like my songs are like diary entries for me.
So I usually write about things that have happened to me specifically or sometimes it can be someone who's close to me.
I would like to look back on my body of work and be proud of each record in its own right, but as a whole, I want to continue to grow and move forward.
The most powerful place you can come from is just having a really deep knowing of who you are and what you want for yourself.
I never played coffee shops; I just played a lot of coffee shop-sized venues. I took every venue I could get my hands on.
I'm of the ilk of writers that feels you have to be open to the inspiration.
All my life I've tried to make everybody happy while I just hurt and hide, waiting for someone to tell me it's my turn to decide.
I'm a traditional singer-songwriter. I have a more organic sound.
Nobody ever thinks a song is about them.
Well, not when it's mean. When it's a good song everybody thinks it's about them. And when it's mean, nobody thinks it's about them.
I definitely get a little antsy when I haven't had a good fix!
I used to sing songs from musicals all the time as a kid.
No one is anything but a shade of grey. It's good people making bad choices.