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.
Music is always a reflection of what's going on in the hearts and minds of the culture.
To me glamour isn't about being sparkly.
I think there's a time as a writer when you want to see the best things in life, and you go out wherever you go with your dreams as a writer or a composer.
I've been known to throw watermelons, backstage, at people who are giving me news I don't want to hear. But I never aim for the head.
The world that we all knew before, could wake up in feeling safe... now it seems that everything has been turned upside down.
I know I'm an acquired taste - I'm anchovies. And not everybody wants those hairy little things.
If I was writing songs just for me I'd only play them in my living room, alone.
I have never smoked and have always drunk a lot of water, but cleanse, tone and moisturise every day? No way!
You don't leave people who can't defend themselves.
I think you need to have people around you whose standard is high and who don't accept anything less.
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.
I don't really cook. There are caterers, and my husband cooks.
Life is fleeting. It is to be enjoyed.
I don't kid around.
I became a mom at 37 and having a child has been an emancipation for me.
I want to be an integrated woman.
I'm a conduit for telling people's stories. It's a privilege.
I'm a hard worker. I get my hands dirty.
Romance is important to me, and to have a romance with your husband takes a bit of doing. The key is to make sure your partner misses you. That means you have to take yourself away.
I don't want to give too much ink to foolish men.
When the mothers start to shatter, then everything just comes undone.
My father was strict, but he recognised my ability and got a lot of flak from the church for supporting me.
I don't see music as working.
People assume that all artists make for terrible business people, but I'm in complete charge of my own career.
Take a different route to the coffee shop to see what you can see and hear. When we get in a routine, we can become zombie-like and shut down. It's about discipline. You have to push yourself.
I think doing variations on a classical theme is a dangerous thing to do.
You know that saying, bad things don't happen to good people? That's a lie.
Many people lock a part of themselves away. It's a bit sacred.
Tori's my legal name. My niece and nephews, they all call me Aunt Ellen, because I went by my middle name years ago, before I turned 18.
I don't choose to analyze what I have done and I think that is the right choice, because then I won't be spending my time creating.
I have a rule that I don't read my press, but then somebody in the crew will be reading it and of course it's right there, so what do you think I do?
I like involved projects.
Sometimes you have to do what you don't like to get to where you want to be.
There are older men with younger women but you don't see a lot of older women with younger men. There are some women who have been able to do it but not often.
I'm not like a poker player. I'm not into bluff. My way is to look someone in the eye and tell them the way I'm intending to go. My cards are always on the table.
Some of the most wonderful people are the ones who don't fit into boxes.
Not everybody wants to have the same career. I think what's difficult is when you have two people that do something very, very similar and they both, say, want the limelight. That's very tricky.
The pop world has really opened its doors.
When you're in your 20s, there's maybe a little room for you to not be at the top of your artistic game, if you look good on a magazine cover. When you're not on the cover of the magazines anymore, then you realize that the work has to be great.
Cornwall is one of the most beautiful places, with great people - there's not a great downside to it.
You'd think that in this age, especially in the 21st century - especially with all the technology and all the discoveries that we've made - that we would figure out how to tackle abuse.
I'm a musician first, a food-lover second, a dirty mouth with feet, and a girl last time I checked.
I get painted quite a bit as a tragic figure because of some of the stuff that's happened in my life.
My husband doesn't know what my songs are about - even when they're about him. He's very British in that way. He doesn't ask, and he doesn't want to be told.
There are ways to stimulate being prolific, and part of that is making pilgrimages, and being open to listening, changing up the routine.
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.
A key to keeping your husband is getting him to miss you. That keeps a marriage fresh.
When I play live, it's a conversation that we're all having with the song, and the audience... their response and relationship with the songs is as valid as my relationship with the songs.
My childhood was extreme.