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Born: 1981-12-13
Profession: Musician
Nation: American
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I'm not the fastest writer. I can't just crank out ideas that are good enough.

Tags: Enough, Good, Ideas

I'm the goofball. I'm the person cracking people up.

Tags: Cracking, Goofball

I've always been a very passionate, sometimes overly emotional person. Sometimes things affect me more than they should.

Tags: Emotional, Passionate, Sometimes

I've gotten to where my hair is like my onstage prop; I need to hide behind it and throw it around - it's my slo-mo effect.

Tags: Behind, Effect, Hair

I've realized that Evanescence is who I am.

Tags: Realized

L.A. doesn't have any big personality to me; it's not inspiring.

Tags: Big, Inspiring

Music is therapy for me. It's my outlet for every negative thing I've ever been through. It lets me turn something bad into something beautiful.

Tags: Bad, Beautiful, Music

My biggest dream from the beginning - besides Evanescence - is scoring film and writing music for film.

Tags: Dream, Music, Writing

Something that's fun for me is a challenge. When you have a challenge and you take on that challenge and succeed, that's the best feeling.

Tags: Best, Feeling, Fun

Success gave me confidence as an artist. And now I'm able to do what I want without anybody thinking it's dumb.

Tags: Confidence, Success, Thinking

'The Nightmare Before Christmas' is my number one biggest influence artistically in every way.

Tags: Influence, Number

The only place I'm recognized is at the mall, because that's where the teens are.

Tags: Place, Recognized, Teens

The way that I've always gone about making music, the rule of thumb, has just been to make what I love.

Tags: Love, Making, Music

There's nothing sexy about skin and bone. You gotta have some junk in the trunk.

Tags: Junk, Sexy, Skin

When I was in high school, I listened to a lot of death metal bands.

Tags: Death, High, School

When you're miserable, you don't want anyone around you to be happy.

Tags: Anyone, Happy, Miserable

You can't control all the crazy stuff that happens to you. All you can control is the way you handle it.

Tags: Control, Crazy, Happens

Evanescence fans aren't the popular kids in school. They aren't the cheerleaders. It's the art kids and the nerds and the kids who grow up to be the most interesting creative people.

Tags: Art, Creative, School

I design a lot of things that I wear onstage, but I'm always looking for unique stuff. I like creative things, so anything I can find at a secondhand costume shop to a Helmut Lang store, it doesn't matter - just unique stuff.

Tags: Creative, Design, Matter

I feel like for me the lyric writing really comes from just what's going on in my heart and that's what consumes me; think a lot of our heart is relationships. Not just with boyfriend or girlfriend but all your relationships in your life with other people and our interactions with other humans.

Tags: Heart, Life, Writing

I love contrast in music. Being inspired by classical, actually - in high school especially - classical and metal both, I remember having this cool realization that they are really similar. It's just different instrumentation.

Tags: Cool, Love, Music

I really do listen to all types of music, not only rock, but everything from good pop music - which is usually older pop music - to R&B and indie rock. I love indie rock more than a lot of the commercial stuff that you'd expect.

Tags: Good, Love, Music

I went through some weird experiences with stalkers. It's weird how it works. My lyrics are so intimate that people feel like they really know me, and I don't know them at all.

Tags: Intimate, Weird, Works

I write by myself initially. That's the way I've always written, just working on pure thought by myself. Then I bring it to the table with whoever I'm collaborating with.

Tags: Thought, Working, Write

Life can be tough sometimes. But I think it just starts with admitting, 'Okay, the world's not perfect, how do we live our lives within that and not be miserable?'

Tags: Life, Perfect, Tough

Like now what Urban Outfitters has become is very much how I always dressed in high school by going to garage sales and getting stuff for 50 cents. Cost a little more now, to look like crap.

Tags: Become, Getting, School
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The first real concert, other than going with my dad to see Three Dog Night, was Smashing Pumpkins and Garbage. I was fourteen or fifteen. I liked Shirley Manson because she reminded me of Annie Lennox. They both have these deep, sexy, powerful alto voices.

Tags: Dad, Powerful, Sexy

When Evanescence took time off, I bought a big concert harp and started taking lessons like I was in high school again, which was really, really fun. I felt like I was learning again.

Tags: Learning, School, Time

Whether it's a relationship or what you're wearing, or how much you weigh and what you said when you didn't mean it, like - it's hard to be totally under the microscope.

Tags: Hard, Mean, Said

If people are making fun of you then you're probably doing something right.

Tags: Fun, Making

Honestly I just wear what I like. You know why? 'Cause I can, I'm a rock star.

Tags: Rock, Star, Why

We've all fallen, but at the same time we're not broken. There is the hint that we are going to get up again.

Tags: Again, Broken, Time

Everyone knows a lot about me without actually knowing me at all.

Tags: Actually, Everyone, Knowing

My darlings, if I can't write dark, epic music, I can't live!

Tags: Dark, Music, Write

I was always a drama queen. I remember playing in the kitchen, trying to get my mom to think I was dead and call the police. When she didn't, I would cry. I was always theatrical. I don't think any of my relatives are surprised.

Tags: Mom, Remember, Trying

There are people hell-bent on the idea that we're a Christian band in disguise, and that we have some secret message. We have no spiritual affiliation with this music. It's simply about life experience.

Tags: Experience, Life, Music

We've never been a religious band, but the media wants us to be.

Tags: Band, Religious, Wants

I am Evanescence. I am the only original member. I have basically hired the band. Evanescence has become me. It is mine and it's exactly how I want it to be.

Tags: Band, Become, Mine

I love tiny, plastic realistic food magnets. I don't know why. They're hilarious.

Tags: Food, Love, Why

I'm not ashamed of my spiritual beliefs, but I in no way incorporate them into this band.

Tags: Band, Beliefs, Spiritual

A fan once asked if he could have a piece of my hair for voodoo. I said no, so he hugged me and plucked out a couple of hairs and ran off.

Tags: Hair, Off, Said

At the end of any really long tour you need to get your head in order.

Tags: End, Head, Order

Christina Aguilera's 'Stripped' had a lot of good songs. It's my range, so I use it to warm up a lot.

Tags: Good, Songs, Warm

I dream crazy vivid dreams. Like, entire movies. And sometimes I write songs about them.

Tags: Crazy, Dreams, Movies

I love folk; that's a big part of my background.

Tags: Background, Big, Love

I love my cats more than I love most people. Probably more than is healthy.

Tags: Cats, Healthy, Love

I love sushi. But after too much of it, it just starts to taste like a dead animal that hasn't been cooked.

Tags: After, Dead, Love

I love the creative process. That's always been the closest thing to my heart, creating something.

Tags: Creative, Heart, Love

I never really did abandon my true self. It's not like I invented this imaginary person and started to be her.

Tags: Her, Self, True

I refuse to accept Pluto's resignation as a planet.

Tags: Accept, Planet, Refuse

I think it's important to realize that we're all just human. I mean, nobody is supernatural.

Tags: Human, Mean, Realize

I try to be feminist in, like, I love myself and I don't need someone else's approval.

Tags: Love, Someone, Try

I want to work with kids. I would love to be a teacher.

Tags: Love, Teacher, Work

I wanted to be a veterinarian until I saw a video of a vet performing surgery on a dog. Then I decided I wanted to be a pianist.

Tags: Dog, Until, Wanted
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