The heart of a woman will never be found in the arms of a man.— Vanessa Carlton
The most floundering Vanessa Carlton quotes that are easy to memorize and remember
Toting around a full orchestra on tour is very ambitious.
I would consider doing a show now and then, like do a show at Radio City or Carnegie Hall with a full orchestra.
And it's sad because it's like a surprise to people - almost an anomaly - when artists are actually refined and trained on an instrument. That's the last thing people think about.
Making my way downtown, walking fast, faces pass, and I'm home bound.
Staring blankly ahead, just making my way, making a way, through the crowd. And I need you, and I miss you, and now I wonder... If I could fall, into the sky. do you think time, would pass me by? 'Cause you know I'd walk a thousand miles, if I could, just see you tonight.
I had no album title, and the album is like a journey in that it's a complete body of work. It's not just a couple of catchy songs and filler, so I felt that I needed to capture the essence of the album.
Food can become such a point of anxiety - not because it's food, but just because you have anxiety. That's how eating disorders develop.
Well, I'm stubborn and wrong, but at least I know it.
I don't put boundaries on myself when I sit at the piano.
The women who don't feel that people think they're sexy are the ones who seem to titillate in that way, because they don't feel like they're getting that kind of approval.
I was very lucky to be offered a lovely piece of property to build a career on.
I started building a house on it, but it wasn't necessarily a house I would want to live in. So I ripped down that house, and I worked with these great lumberjacks to build a really cool cabin-a place I want to drink whiskey in and hang out until the sun rises.
I went horseback riding and got a big chunk of horse manure kicked into my face.
It has a way of slapping you right back into reality.
I am not this big celebrity, but it gets really crazy.
You have to go through the nuts of blowing up, in a sense, and then figuring out how to live your life with that.
My mom would give me a piece to play, but I wouldn't do any theory because when it came time to do it I would sneak back upstairs and watch TV. So, I had these kind of nonchalant lessons for years, then it just started soaking in.
I tour with a piano, actually. Luckily I am able to hire people that deal with it completely and magically a piano appears on stage and then magically disappears when I leave.
But now - look, I have to take care of myself.
I work out every day. I'm a dancer. I've always been an athlete, and I'm one of those people who start to go crazy if they don't run or do something.
The music industry is so easy compared to the ballet world.
My songs are a direct route into my brain and my heart.
You can derive everything that is healthy for yourself in the woods.
When faced with the choice to Love or Decieve, therein lies the path to the Heroes and Thieves.
When it comes to music, we live in a very different world than everyone did in the 1960s and 1970s.
I work hard and I will always work hard.
But I feel very lucky with the way that it has all come together. I still have my hands and I can still write songs. I still have my body and I can still dance. I owe God so much because things are going so well.
But my mom was a pianist, and she taught piano out of her house.
I was just so excited, being a little kid and having all these other kids come to my house twice a week. I thought it was a big party.
But when you hear the complete album, it gets dark, really straight-up rock, with some really intimate moments with just me and the piano. It's not completely me because there are parts of me that aren't on that song, that are on the album.
I did not stop dancing; I did take two years off to get myself together.
I am always drawn to men that are funny.
I do not know why. But I am always drawn to people that are struggling with parts of themselves... But it's like in the end, there has to be confidence.
I don't use sex to sell records, obviously, but I'd be lying if I said that I don't feel like I have to make an effort to look good when I go out onstage, to wear something pretty.
A lot of people give in to those pressures and let others influence the process on their second albums because they want to achieve the success they had with their first again, but they don't know how to do it.
Plus, there were so many pianos in my house, so I couldn't really avoid it.
Now, performing is second nature and I love every second of it.
It is a very emotional thing when I can't play a song; maybe I'm hitting on something that I don't want to deal with. All of it is so personal. It is like therapy.
I have gone from being a 21-year-old with wide eyes to a 24-year-old woman.
With success comes a lot of responsibility and power.
Well, I would say that music just happens with me, I'm not in the driver's seat when I am at the piano, the piano is.
I work hard and I will always work hard.
But I feel very lucky with the way that it has all come together.