• Born: September 8, 1979
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Musician









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A lot of people have problems with public confrontation, but it doesn't worry me at all. I can handle myself. I know my martial arts.
Beautiful has never been my goal.
Big productions, to me, are great - like, I love going to Vegas and seeing shows - but I think that sometimes it's distracting, especially when you are there to listen to the music. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex ;Music, Chants & Rapps
Cameron Diaz was so cute at the MTV Movie Awards when she pulled her skirt up and wiped her armpits.
Consumerism diverts us from thinking about women's rights, it stops us from thinking about Iraq, it stops us from thinking about what's going on in Africa - it stops us from thinking in general. Women
Cutting, and suicide, two very different symptoms of the same problem, are gaining on us. I personally don't know a single person who doesn't know at least two of these victims personally.
Every album, I'm worried that I'm a dork and a fraud - 'What if I can't sing anymore?' Then I stop thinking and start playing guitar, and I realize that it's okay to suck, and move forward.
For me, there is only love and fear. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
For the first few years we paid all the bills first and divided what was left as salary. Sometimes that was $50 a week.
Gymnasts are short, stocky, muscular powerhouses.
Having a child is the best thing that could happen.
I always wrote poetry as a teenager and it was always so dark, but it made me feel good to get it out. Literature, Writers & Writing
I change my mind so much I need two boyfriends and a girlfriend.
I decided at 15 that I didn't want to be one of those artists that gets up and sings love songs they don't mean. I decided that I was going to be me to the fullest extent, that my songs were going to reflect relationships I've had, things I've been through, and even the stuff I'm embarrassed about. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
I don't like working with hitmakers. I don't want hits! You're not even allowed to say that word around me.
I don't live in the Hollywood bubble. I never have and I never will.
I feel like I 'get' boys. I've always been a boy's girl. Boys are easy; they just break stuff.
I have never really encountered anybody that was rude to me. Well, not to my face anyway.
I have no idea why anyone likes me! I am very polarizing. It's either absolutely love or absolutely can't-be-around-for-more-than-three-seconds. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
I have to speak for myself. As far as videos go - casting, the artwork, everything - I'm completely hands-on. You have to be if you want your points across.
I just get bored easily. As I'm sure other people do too.
I know my strong points: I work hard, I have talent, I'm funny, and I'm a good person. Humor ;Work, Workers & The Labor Force
I like feeling strong. It keeps my mental floor higher.
I live in America. I love being an American. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
I love the shows that are in dingy little dark clubs, smoky, no production whatsoever. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
I read all the time. I love it. My fantasy would be to be locked into a library. I'd be very, very happy. Time ;Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
I sing my life. It's like I'm having group therapy 350 days a year, and the people who come to the show get that, and they're there for that - whether it's to be lifted up, or to be lifted out, or just entertained or inspired, or to feel not so alone. Life
I think you learn more about yourself in the context of a relationship than you can outside of it.
I want art to make me think. In order to do that, it may piss me off, or make me uncomfortable. That promotes awareness and change, or at least some discussion. Arts, Culture, Entertainment & Lifestyle
I wanted to do it my way with my career, and I had this arrogant notion that people weren't just interested in my music but me as a person. That was my bit of arrogance, I guess. That's something I learned from Madonna. I was a fan right from the first time I heard 'Holiday.' Time ;Music, Chants & Rapps
I was a very defensive kid 'cause I was really sensitive underneath and didn't want people to know. So I came off as very tough and very angry.
I was brought up to question authority, and thank God for that. Religion & God
I was extreme... from skateboarder to hip-hopper to rave child to lead singer of a rock band - I did it all, and all at the same time. Time
I write from my life, my experience. I'm selfish that way. Life
I'd love to have time to do my hair, honestly. I'd love to be Victoria Beckham just for one day - to look that good. But I can't. Time ;Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
I'm an asthmatic. I have to be on that treadmill singing to get my lungs right.
I'm kind of psychotic and I like to talk about things. I'm a Virgo, too, so I like to analyze and overprocess.
I'm never the kind of person who's sitting at home reading the charts and basing how I feel about myself or even my career on stats. I've always based it on, 'Am I doing the best that I can do?'
I'm such a control freak, and it's very hard for me to lose my inhibitions without something chemical inside me.
I'm taking my rats. Those are my friends for the tour. Thelma and Louise. They're so cute.
I'm very involved with PETA - People for Ethical Treatment of Animals - and Greenpeace and a lot of women's shelter and clothing giveaways. Women
I'm very much in the trenches, and I don't live in the lap of luxury. I come from a working-class military family. We watch the news and read the paper and vote, so there's always something to be upset about. I always have a certain amount of angst in my back pocket. Families, Children & Parenting
In the late '90s, R&B was dominant in the radio, and the white kids were taking it mainstream.
I've always felt like the underdog, and I'm comfortable with that label.
I've always loved to prove people wrong. I want to be able to cross color lines, because in music, there really is no barrier. Music, Chants & Rapps
I've been asked to do 'American Idol' and 'X Factor.' I'm an Ed McMahon kind of girl. 'Star Search?' I'm in, all day long. It felt more authentic, and the market wasn't oversaturated with karaoke contests.
I've learned I'm not lying by not saying anything, so I just don't say it anymore.
Loads of my friends are lesbians, and it really annoys me that gay people aren't allowed to get married in most parts of America. I'd go on a march for gay rights any time. Time
Long-term relationships are an everyday choice. It's harder to be in a marriage than it is to bounce from one relationship to the next. Families, Children & Parenting
My dad raised me with some good advice: 'Always tell the truth. Always shoot from the hip. You might not have many friends, but you'll never have enemies, because people will always know where you're coming from.' Truth ;Families, Children & Parenting
My favorite books, art pieces, films, and music, always have something jarring about them. Music, Chants & Rapps ;Arts, Culture, Entertainment & Lifestyle
My mom has always wished me a daughter just like me.
My mom never wanted to be a grandmom. She never wanted to be a mom, really.
My mom took all of my behavior personally. Everything I did, she thought it was an act of rebellion against her. But it was just me being me.
My parents divorced, and I didn't have much of a daddy growing up.
My stage show is raw and unpredictable.
Once you figure out what respect tastes like, it tastes better than attention. But you have to get there. Respect
People are always so surprised when they meet me. Firstly, that I'm 'so tiny', and secondly that I'm 'so sweet'. They seem surprised that they're not scared of me.
Pink is what I do. Alecia is who I am. The world has taken Pink and turned it into this thing, a brand - a snarl.
Record companies, I found out, can put out compilations without your permission.
Sage is cleansing and sacred.
'Sexy' doesn't have to come with the price tag of being dumb.
Sometimes I wish I was poetic and subtle. I write very bold and blunt and tell it like it is.
The aggressive side of me comes across in my music, but I'm just a sweet girl. Music, Chants & Rapps
The only problems I've ever had with being honest is telling people how I feel about them or saying how I feel about other people.
The whole 'sell out' word to me is such a tired, tired word.
The willow is my favorite tree. I grew up near one. It's the most flexible tree in nature and nothing can break it - no wind, no elements, it can bend and withstand anything. Nature
There are 50 new tabloids every year, and I'm in them, and I read them, and I do stupid things.
There's always a backlash when you challenge people's convictions and their heroes.
There's something about breaking up with someone - you just look hotter than you ever did before.
Today, charting your own course isn't just more necessary than ever before. It's also much easier - and much more fun.
When I first appeared, people couldn't figure out whether I was gay, straight, black, white or whatever, and I loved that. I loved the fact it scares people.
When I'm on tour, I'm in really good shape. When I get home, I cook, I eat, I get fat and happy.
When you have a dark side, nothing is ever as good as it seems.
Women have fought so long and hard for our rights and equality, and now all our attention is put on being a size 0. Women ;Equality & Equal Opportunity
You can't move mountains by whispering at them.

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