Sophie B. Hawkins

(Sophie Ballantine Hawkins)

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'Betchya Got A Cure' is my gut response to the media wars in this country, which are driving a wedge between citizens. It's about taking a stand for individuality and being brave instead of being accepted.
By pushing children and wanting quick success, parents are producing followers, not leaders. Success
I am so proud to be partnering with Waterkeepers, who are the voice for the Gulf Coast's waters.
I can be completely spontaneous, which is absolutely wonderful. I don't like it at the same time; no one wants to be nervous all the time, but that nervousness mixes with the excitement I feel on the stage, and it makes for a wonderful performance. Time
I didn't want to be a performer. I didn't want to be famous. Fame
I don't want to date. But I do have dreams about a great love. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
I got a record deal with Sony, and I really just put acting aside. But it's a love. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
I grew up listening to Beethoven and old jazz singers like Billie Holiday, Nina Simone and Anita O'Day. But those were, like, the only women I listened to - I hated women pop singers. Women
I have to have another child. I have to bring someone into this world that will be here for Dashiell.
I live each day full of gratitude, and that's good for my children.
I remember the first time somebody played me Janis Joplin. My friend Donna put on Janis Joplin, and she said, 'You're like her.' At the time, I wasn't even a singer; I was a drummer. I just wanted to play the drums. Time
I used to write songs that were deeply personal, but since I am becoming so passionate about the world around me, that passion and drive is starting to come into my work. Work, Workers & The Labor Force
I want the Congress that really is going to listen to the people. I really don't care what party it is anymore.
I was a coat checker, a dishwasher, a waitress, and those were some of the happiest times of my life because I still got to do my writing. You're lucky when you can work and then do your art. Life ;Arts, Culture, Entertainment & Lifestyle ;Work, Workers & The Labor Force
I was a coat-checker at Orso, and all these wonderful actors were coming in, and it was exciting to me, so I started going to classes, and my excuse was, 'I'll be a better songwriter if I can understand how to play a character.' Well, that couldn't be farther from the truth. Truth
I was really proactive in trying to heal my family. I wouldn't give up. My whole life was about trying to get my father healthier, and there were moments when he was healthier. Then someone would give him a drink. I always felt if he had one person in his life who supported his healthy side, he'd be on his way. Life ;Families, Children & Parenting
I'm actually always looking for the good news.
I'm always working on a new album because I'm always writing, and I'm always in and out of my home studio.
I'm not running around looking for love and validation. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
I'm not the kind that could lead the millionaire lifestyle. I've got a truck, and I've got my bike. I've got a lovely Labrador and two kitty-cats. I live very modestly.
It isn't hard to be an artist and do your money thing. It's much harder to wake up in the middle of the night knowing that you're being ripped off and starting to get this feeling in your stomach almost bordering on bitterness toward people who are saying one thing and doing another. Money, Coins & Minting
It's so interesting that the romantic side of my life comes from my father, who I really didn't even know that well. Life ;Romantic
It's what people don't say that is often the most revealing.
I've been wanting to have a child since Dashiell was 1, but I was working too much, and there was a lot going on in my relationship.
I've evolved as a human being, and I've taken more risks. I've let go of judgment. I don't know when the best stuff is coming - I sink into the process in a different way. I paint more, and my vision is stronger, but I don't think my music is better, because nothing is ever better than your first material. Music, Chants & Rapps
Marriage is a walk in the park compared to being a single mother or father. I'll take that walk later. Families, Children & Parenting
Most people depend on a lot of other people.
Most people who are successful don't keep their money. One of the rarest things in the world is to maintain success and integrity - the kinds of things that seem so easy just starting out. But that's the human predicament. Success ;Money, Coins & Minting
My son has an old mother.
My son has one parent who's 50. I want him to have a family of young people, too! Families, Children & Parenting
My songs are always four years ahead of me. They're like my teachers.
My true friends, and my son, see me with kind eyes. I feel it. So that's the freedom my children have given me. To be naked in the world with an open heart. Freedom & Liberty
Obama may be brilliant, but he's not a leader.
Pregnancy is uncomfortable and draining, and the end isn't in sight until it becomes unbearable.
Success was one of my weakest points. I was so ill-prepared for it. I never appreciated within myself the gift of success. I never accepted it. People gave me so much momentum and love, and people really got my music, but I didn't accept it. That's probably one of my biggest regrets. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex ;Music, Chants & Rapps ;Success
The Gulf Waterkeepers are our first line of defense against the BP oil disaster. Their incredible knowledge of the marshes, wetlands, beaches and inner-coastal waters make them invaluable first responders. Their commitment makes them critical and effective community leaders. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training
The Tea Parties are only here because people are not listening.
There is something about the stage that makes it so much better than being in the studio. I always connect with my audience; a concert to me is a collaboration between me and the audience, and I love it so much. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
Very few artists are as independent as I am mentally, physically, spiritually and technically. I sit in my home studio and record things by myself. I don't need to get anybody's approval or validation.
We're all struggling to get out of the past. We see something that reminds us of something, and then we bring our baggage into the present. Then we project it onto people constantly.

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