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Born: 1961-05-29
Profession: Musician
Nation: American
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I'm so close to Heaven, this Hell cannot be mine.

Tags: Cannot, Heaven, Hell

I've been a rock star since you were very young. But I've never encountered anything as powerful as cancer.

Tags: Powerful, Rock, Young

Laughing is a medicine. It releases this amazing stuff.

Tags: Amazing, Laughing, Stuff

My friends have always told me that rock stardom was wasted on me.

Tags: Friends, Rock, Wasted

My kids and I love to listen to Bill Cosby.

Tags: Kids, Listen, Love

My ultimate joy and happiness is being a wife and mother.

Tags: Happiness, Mother, Wife

My wife works harder than anyone else with the children around the house. I make the money, sure, but she does everything else.

Tags: Children, Money, Wife

Once I overcame breast cancer, I wasn't afraid of anything anymore.

Tags: Afraid, Cancer, Once

Our great Constitution challenges us to grow constantly.

Tags: Challenges, Great, Grow

Our society, where we are right now, our minds are junkyards. We watch TV and sit on the computer all day and barely have an original thought.

Tags: Minds, Society, Thought

Realizing I was gay was a long sort of waking up.

Tags: Gay, Realizing, Waking

The songs are inspired by my experiences. Sometimes they are more than my real-life and, conversely, my life is more than just my songs.

Tags: Inspired, Life, Sometimes

The subject and the reality of having children came at the height of my career.

Tags: Career, Children, Reality

There is no fear when you choose love. The more you choose love, the more love is in your life. It gets easier and easier.

Tags: Fear, Life, Love

Weight isn't a factor in nutritional health.

Tags: Factor, Health, Weight

What I do believe in is other worlds and spirits. There is some other power in control - levels of energy that perhaps we don't see.

Tags: Control, Energy, Power

What people don't get is that hair is such a big part of our identity.

Tags: Big, Hair, Identity

When I grew up, there were no songs about gay people.

Tags: Gay, Songs

Your own personal health is your own personal choice, all the way down the line.

Tags: Choice, Health, Personal

Cancer's like the ultimate excuse. Who's gonna say, 'Oh, no, you have to show up for this one?' 'Hey, I got cancer. I can't be there.' It's the ultimate eraser.

Tags: Cancer, Show, Ultimate

I adopted a healthier diet. I take at least a tablespoon of apple-cider vinegar a day. It's an old wives' tale, but it really is one of the best things you can put in your mouth.

Tags: Best, Diet, Old

I believed in Obama for social issues. I believe he brought our nation together and healed our racial divide. Martin Luther King's dream came true when he was elected. That's huge.

Tags: Dream, Together, True

I can be a rock star with a television show and still have a self-esteem problem. So it's nice to have your dad go, 'Hey Melissa, I'm proud of you - you're doing good.'

Tags: Dad, Good, Nice

I can look at cancer as a disease that picks me out and 'why me,' or I can look at it through love and say, 'This is a wake-up call. This is my body telling me: 'Hey, you're out of balance here. It's time to get in line with yourself.'

Tags: Love, Time, Yourself

I don't have a bucket list because it is my dedication to live every day of my life there. I don't have a bucket list because I'm doing it that day. I don't want to go to bed and say, 'Oh, I wish I had done this.'

Tags: Done, Life, Wish

I tell people that anything that could ever happen to you on stage has happened to me. My clothes have fallen off. I've fallen off the stage. I've gotten sick - anything.

Tags: Happen, Sick, Tell
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I think I've been on a path ever since I was born, a path of high stress. I put myself, my career, it was a big old juicy carrot right in front of me for all of my life.

Tags: Career, Life, Stress

In country music, there are certain female artists, like Gretchen Wilson, where you're going to find lesbians because they're responding to that more aggressive side.

Tags: Artists, Country, Music

My belief is that cancer comes from inside you and so much of it has to do with the environment of your body. It's the stress that will turn that gene on or not.

Tags: Belief, Body, Stress

On the road, as a 'rock star,' there's superficial attention and adulation is thrown at you for a couple of hours - then you're alone in your room and it's lonely.

Tags: Alone, Lonely, Rock

People ask me, 'Is being a parent the be-all, end-all?' And I say, 'Oh, it definitely is up to the person, and it is difficult, it can be very difficult, and it can be extremely healing.' That's what I have found, that the children are mirrors. Everyone is a mirror, but children especially because they're day and night and all day long.

Tags: Children, Healing, Night

There are many plant medicines that are available to us that have a lot of stigma around them that I hope, in the future, our medical community can look at, because I would absolutely go to those alternatives first before I went back to Western medicine.

Tags: Future, Hope, Medical

There's been so many different types of musicals, and it's a funny genre because there's a fine line between clever and stupid. It really takes a genius to know how to do it.

Tags: Between, Funny, Stupid

To be completely stripped bare of any image power or my hair. To step onstage and get the response that I got blew any problems I had about self-image out the door.

Tags: Hair, Power, Problems

Video is a funny thing. It's one thing to be an artist, singer-songwriter, and use words and create pictures in people's minds. And then be asked to do video for it, to actually give a certain visual for your song.

Tags: Funny, Give, Words

We all want to judge; it's an intrinsic part of our society and human nature. I'm not surprised that talent shows are hits, but I'm glad some of them aren't so brutal.

Tags: Judge, Nature, Society

When you grow up in one town and your life revolves around it, you are very aware of any darkness on the edge of town. That's because it's scary and it's inviting.

Tags: Darkness, Grow, Life

When you realize that we're the spirit that's in our bodies and our bodies are like the vehicles that take us around, you realize that you have to take care of that body.

Tags: Body, Care, Spirit

Love is never wrong.

Tags: Love, Wrong

There will always be someone else with a different view than you. I appreciate them and would never say that they are wrong. I hope that they would give me that courtesy also.

Tags: Give, Hope, Someone

I've sold my soul for freedom. It's lonely but it's sweet.

Tags: Freedom, Lonely, Soul

I feel my heart break to see a nation ripped apart by it's own greatest strength - it's diversity.

Tags: Greatest, Heart, Strength

I stand before you a totally healthy person.

Tags: Health, Healthy, Stand

Don't let anyone tell you that you have to be a certain way. Be unique. Be what you feel.

Tags: Anyone, Tell, Unique

Instead of taking five or six of the prescriptions, I decided to go a natural route and smoke marijuana.

Tags: Five, Natural, Taking

All men, and women, and everything in between are created equal.

Tags: Between, Men, Women

Chemotherapy tests your sanity.

Tags: Sanity, Tests

Christmas comes during a season when the Earth is in its darkest time. It's a holiday for the family and for everyone.

Tags: Family, Time

Gay people are born everyday. You will never legislate that away.

Tags: Away, Everyday, Gay

I am a songwriter. I do get to put my personal experiences in song.

Tags: Personal, Put, Song

I definitely feel we're moving forward. There's a lot more understanding... there's less fear and we're working on there being less hatred.

Tags: Fear, Forward, Moving

I don't think anyone masters parenthood.

Tags: Anyone, Masters, Parenthood

I have a very strong opinions about health and our responsibility to our own health, and I will always say what I feel.

Tags: Health, Opinions, Strong

I have days when I say, 'I'm going to have five chocolate chip cookies today.' I'll have a salad every day but every week I have a cheat day.

Tags: Cheat, Days, Today

I have found that I'm just political just by being who I am.

Tags: Found, Political

I kind of thought when I was 30 that you're as good as your going to get. And that's not true.

Tags: Good, Thought, True

I think being a parent is knowing how to love. Sometimes love is discipline, sometimes it's humor, sometimes it's listening.

Tags: Humor, Love, Sometimes

I think it has done us more harm believing in the huge differences between left and right, Democrat and Republican.

Tags: Between, Done, Republican

I would never say I had a bad childhood at all.

Tags: Bad, Childhood

I write songs for people who drive in cars. I really do.

Tags: Cars, Songs, Write

I'm for gay marriage, because I'm for gay divorce.

Tags: Divorce, Gay, Marriage

I'm not one for big public displays of affection, anyway. Straight, gay, whatever.

Tags: Big, Gay, Whatever

I'm one of those people that will say, 'My cancer was a gift.'

Tags: Cancer, Gift
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