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Sarah McLachlan's Quotes

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Born: 1968-01-28
Profession: Musician
Nation: Canadian
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I try so hard to live in the moment - I don't think ahead very much.

Tags: Hard, Moment, Try

I write music all the time. When I talk about having writer's block, it's more to do with lyrics than anything else.

Tags: Else, Music, Time

I'll talk to any stranger about everything. I'm not guarded.

Tags: Guarded, Stranger, Talk

I'm a great mummy. I've mapped out all the fun spots in every city.

Tags: City, Fun, Great

I'm not a media darling. I'm not on the cover of all these magazines. I just quietly do my thing.

Tags: Cover, Darling, Media

I'm really lucky that my record companies have been patient with me and leave me alone and give me the time to make it right in my mind.

Tags: Alone, Mind, Time

I've always been incredibly lucky that the music that I make, other people like it.

Tags: Incredibly, Lucky, Music

I've been so busy I haven't had a chance to go crazy. I don't party like I used to.

Tags: Busy, Chance, Crazy

I've heard myself referred to as a quiet superstar, and I don't quite know what that means.

Tags: Means, Quiet, Quite

I've learned to trust myself, to listen to truth, to not be afraid of it and to not try and hide it.

Tags: Trust, Truth, Try

It's a very romantic sentiment, but to think that you would die if you didn't write, well, I would definitely choose to not write and live.

Tags: Die, Romantic, Write

It's an amazing luxury to say I'm 31 years old and I'm gonna take a year off. That's pretty amazing.

Tags: Amazing, Old, Pretty

Music gave me a sense that I was worthwhile and that I had something of value to offer the world even though everybody was telling me that I didn't.

Tags: Everybody, Music, Sense

Nothing outside of my child is important.

Tags: Child, Outside

There's nothing particularly unique about my experiences except that they're my experiences.

Tags: Except, Unique

They are very personal, emotional songs - people react to them very strongly.

Tags: Emotional, Personal, Songs

Water is very forgiving. Everything lifts in water.

Tags: Forgiving, Lifts, Water

We showed the industry that female artists could attract the same audiences as the big male stars.

Tags: Artists, Big, Stars

We try to create this interesting appearance to make ourselves feel better about ourselves.

Tags: Create, Ourselves, Try

When I sing, it's just... comfort is a stupid word, but it is.

Tags: Sing, Stupid, Word

I like the idea that we build up these walls or rules or laws to maintain our reality, and when they fall away, you're left with a whole bunch of illusions.

Tags: Away, Reality, Whole

I didn't get hugely famous really quick. It was a slow, gradual process, so I was able to sort of grow into myself and figure out who I was and what I wanted without the glaring spotlight on me telling me who I was.

Tags: Able, Famous, Wanted

I have a full life: I have two amazing kids, I have great friends, great family. And right now, that's plenty for me to manage. A new relationship just seems like way too much work.

Tags: Family, Life, Work
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I think sometimes all you need is to hear someone else say the same thing that you're going through to realize that you're not alone. I try to put some sense of hope into the songs, into whatever the situation is so that it's not just dirt, drudgery and a life of misery.

Tags: Alone, Hope, Life

I was 17 years old and in my first band, and we played at the university. I was kind of a gawky, unpopular teenager and there was about 400 people smiling and dancing to what we were doing.

Tags: Band, Old, Played

I was trying to uphold what I thought feminism was as best I could by supporting women, by trying to create an opportunity to get women to get together, play music together and celebrate the fact that we are having great success making music on our own and together.

Tags: Music, Success, Women

I was very awkward as a kid. I was a square trying to fit into a circle and it never worked for me. The harder I tried, the harder I fell. For some reason I was a real target and I got beat up and called names.

Tags: Real, Reason, Trying

It's all kind of a big illusion: the white picket fence and the perfect marriage and the kids. Check that box off, check that box off, and move forward.

Tags: Forward, Marriage, Perfect

On becoming a mother, I sort of feel like every kid is my kid. I really do get that sense in a much more profound way that we all are a global community and we all have to band to try and give the children of our this generation whatever tools we can to go out into this world and try and make it a better place.

Tags: Children, Give, Mother

People's ignorance really pisses me off. Stupidity is when you can't help it -ignorance is when you choose not to understand something.

Tags: Help, Ignorance, Stupidity

If you love large, you've got to hurt large. If you've got a lot of light, you've probably got an equal amount of darkness.

Tags: Hurt, Light, Love

Happiness is like a cloud, if you stare at it long enough, it evaporates.

Tags: Cloud, Enough, Happiness

I don't tend to question things that much. If it feels right, I go for it.

Tags: Feels, Question, Tend

I spent a lot of years on the road, and what happens is you find out who your real friends are and you find out where your strengths and weaknesses lie in communication. I've had the same friends for 20 years now and I can count them on one hand.

Tags: Friends, Lie, Real

It's a big challenge for me to keep my integrity and some of my privacy intact.

Tags: Big, Challenge, Integrity

I think a lot of contemplation happens in bathtubs. It does for me. Nothing like a hot bath to ease the tension and think about what's going to happen next.

Tags: Happen, Happens, Next

Trying to force creativity is never good.

Tags: Art, Good, Trying

I think often sadness is a great place to get songs from.

Tags: Great, Music, Sadness

Time is a beautiful thing. It's like when you meet an old lover on the street six years later and they don't look so ugly anymore.

Tags: Beautiful, Old, Time

When I say music saved me, I don't say that lightly.

Tags: Lightly, Music, Saved

Deadlines are meant to be broken. And I just keep breaking them.

Tags: Broken, Keep, Meant

I go out on the road for much longer than I probably should and lose more of myself than I should.

Tags: Longer, Lose, Road

I kind of have a happy magnet. I can't stand being depressed, so I work my ass off to get out of it as soon as possible.

Tags: Happy, Off, Work

I was a pretty insecure kid, didn't have a lot of friends, and was picked on a lot, and music gave me confidence.

Tags: Confidence, Friends, Music

The more we take the less we become, the fortune of one man means less for some.

Tags: Become, Less, Means

'Time after Time' is one of the best pop songs ever written, in my opinion. It's an incredible, beautiful, timeless song.

Tags: Beautiful, Best, Time

I'm not one to sit and wallow - I would rather figure out a way around so I can move past it and be at peace with things. I don't like bad feelings gnawing away at me.

Tags: Bad, Past, Peace

And music has always been incredibly cathartic for me, whether it's writing my own stuff or singing other people's music; it's very freeing.

Tags: Music, Whether, Writing

Coming to terms with the fact that my marriage was a failure was devastating and very difficult.

Tags: Difficult, Failure, Marriage

I don't court paparazzi. I definitely don't like that part of it.

Tags: Court, Definitely, Paparazzi

I don't think about what other people want from me.

Tags: Piano

I sort of feel like music saved my life when I was young. This is the one thing that I knew I was good at.

Tags: Good, Life, Music

I think I've become a much better singer and a much better player. Years and years of playing a couple of hours every day will do that.

Tags: Become, Player, Playing