Healing takes courage, and we all have courage, even if we have to dig a little to find it.— Tori Amos
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Some people are afraid of what they might find if they try to analyze themselves too much, but you have to crawl into your wounds to discover where your fears are. Once the bleeding starts, the cleansing can begin.
Guys would sleep with a bicycle if it had the right color lip gloss on.
They have no shame. They're like bull elks in a field.
Some of the most wonderful people are the ones who don't fit into boxes.
We are all fairies living underneath a leaf of a lily pad.
It's emotional blackmail to say if you're a good businesswoman and a musician, you're betraying your music.
It's about realizing, painfully, you've kept that voice inside yourself, locked away from even yourself. And you step back and see that your jailer has changed faces. You realize you've become your own jailer.
The sense of loss is such a tricky one, because we always feel like our worth is tied up into stuff that we have, not that our worth can grow with things we are willing to lose.
She's been everybody else's girl, maybe one day she'll be her own.
Haze all clouding up in my mind in the daze of the why it could've never been.
I'm not somebody that gets played a lot at parties and weddings.
I mean, you know, you mention my name and you get an eye roll, until, of course, you're jumping off a bridge.
Our generation has an incredible amount of realism, yet at the same time it loves to complain and not really change. Because, if it does change, then it won't have anything to complain about.
Though I can't change what happened, I can choose how to react.
And I don't want to spend the rest of my life being bitter and locked up.
I'm too wacky for most weirdos. Who am I to judge?
Adolescence is that time when I think, it can be- it's the cruelest place on Earth. It can really be heartless.
Sometimes you are forced to defend your beliefs.
Sometimes you are forced to look at relationships that aren't positive anymore. There are times when I have had to make peace with the fact that I am at war. And sometimes you have to fight those who do not want love to conquer all.
I don't want to sit on the sidelines and not value the gift of being here.
Instead of the idea of time ticking away, the grains of sand running out, I try to think of time as giving me another grain of sand, another gift. So time passing is an accumulation, rather than a diminishing.
There's room for everybody on the planet to be creative and conscious if you are your own person. If you're trying to be like somebody else, then there is isn't.
Women shouldn’t deny their dark side.
Sometimes those demons are frightening and sometimes they’re beautiful. You’ll have to approach them. Drink a glass of wine with them, take them for a walk on the beach, examine yourself.
I don't own a computer. I have a nine-foot piano in my home to compose my messages. Why would I want a one-foot computer to do the same thing?
Girls you've gotta know when it's time to turn the page.
I think that people who can't believe in fairies aren't worth knowing.
I have so many different personalities in me and I still feel lonely.
I've never felt anything that moves me as much as my piano.
I'm an emotional player. I don't really like people. I prefer my piano to people. It's totally reliable and it's alive. I can hear what it's saying.
Sometimes those demons are frightening and sometimes they're beautiful.
I believe in rainbows and all of that.
But there are darker colors and it's the shade that defines the light.
The violence betwen women is unbelievable.
Women try to make each other crawl so that their knees are bleeding.
A lot of songs are derivative of each other.
I'm trying not to move, it's just your ghost passing through
I'm really into moderation. Too much of anything will harm you in the end. Too much sugar. Too much pasta. I'm into drugs as a teaching tool, which is why I only take hallucinogenics. I mean, it's not like I've never done cocaine, but, on the whole, if I can't see dancing elephants then I'm not interested.
If you sing to the mermaids, they come when you're drowning.
Sometimes, I think Trent just needs a cup of hot chocolate and a blankie.
I use innocence in my demeanor like a Venus flytrap.
In our minds, love and lust are really separated.
It's hard to find someone that can be kind and you can trust enough to leave your kids with, and isn't afraid to throw her man up against the wall and lick him from head to toe.
I think that people who can't believe in faeries aren't worth knowing.
I just think that alternate realities make you a good writer. If your work is any more than one dimension, you believe in faeries.
I usually get myself into situations that cause sparks.
I mean I'm a girl that likes the storms. I love feeling alive, I love walking out in the cold in my bare feet and feeling the ice on my toes.
It's [a miscarriage] all very thief-in-the-night.
No one really knows what to say. You go into the emergency room, you think you're going to be a mum and you walk out empty. It's all neat and tidy, there's this potential being in your life and you're empty - all cleaned up and put back together, but completely shattered.
What girls do to each other is beyond description. No chinese torture comes close.
I see the dream and I see the nightmare, and I believe you can't have the dream without the nightmare.
Hair is gray and the firers are burning.
So many dreams on the shelf. You say I wanted you to be proud of me. I always wanted that myself.
Many people lock a part of themselves away. It's a bit sacred.
An ounce of breast milk is even more potent than the finest tequila.
Confucius does his crossword with a pen.
I wanted to marry Lucifer. I feel his presence in my music.
The music industry is a vicious business. It chews women up and spits them out.
Sometimes you have to do what you don't like to get to where you want to be.
The last thing I want to be known as is 'The Girl Who Got Raped'.
The big turn around you make in your head is from victim to survivor.
I've always seen the songs as having a consciousness.
Since I was two-and-a-half they would come to me from nowhere. I never thought that I was conjuring them by myself, and I was always grateful they would come and visit... They've always been very much alive. They don't have a physical body like we do but there seems to be an awareness.
Inspiration quite frequently arrives as a surprise. The key is being open to it.
There's a side to this industry that nurtures divas who can't write. It's a big business.