We'll love you just the way you are if you're perfect.
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Peace of mind for five minutes, that's what I crave.
We're taught to be ashamed of confusion, anger, fear and sadness, and to me they're of equal value to happiness, excitement and inspiration.
There's a continuity between what I care about in any form: I care about it in my music, in article-writing, in how I dress, in how I live, in my relationships, in how I navigate paparazzi, how I decorate my home. There's such a continuity between everything that I don't really care what form it shows up in.
When I was younger, I was terrified to express anger because it would often kick-start a horrible reaction in the men in my life. So I bit my tongue. I was left to painstakingly deal with the aftermath of my avoidance later in life, in therapy or through the lyrics of my songs.
I thought the more famous I became, the more friendships I would have, but the opposite was true.
For four to six months at a time, I would barely eat. I lived on a diet of Melba toast, carrots, and black coffee.
Courage and willingness to just go for it, whether it is a conversation or a spontaneous trip or trying new things that are scary - it is a really attractive quality.
Beauty is now defined by your bones sticking out of your decolletage. For that to be the standard is really perilous for women.
I see the whole concept of Generation X implies that everyone has lost hope.
I was motivated by just thinking that if you had all this external success that everyone would love you and everything would be peaceful and wonderful.
When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive - to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.
The game of basketball has been everything to me. My place of refuge, place I've always gone where I needed comfort and peace. It's been the site of intense pain and the most intense feelings of joy and satisfaction. It's a relationship that has evolved over time, given me the greatest respect and love for the game.
My business is to prevent the future.
I not only use all the brains that I have, but all that I can borrow.
Most people are satisfied with the junk food being sold as music.
I love prints of skulls and bones and have some taxidermy - a crow and a rabbit - to remind me of home. I like art and have a big portrait of Bjork.
If repression has indeed been the fundamental link between power, knowledge, and sexuality since the classical age, it stands to reason that we will not be able to free ourselves from it except at a considerable cost.
Happiness is a virtue, not its reward.
I am sorry to say that there is too much point to the wisecrack that life is extinct on other planets because their scientists were more advanced than ours.
The greatness of man is great in that he knows himself to be wretched. A tree does not know itself to be wretched.