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Born: 1959-07-11
Profession: Musician
Nation: American
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When I was pregnant, I felt filled with life, and I felt really happy. I ate well, and I slept well. I felt much more useful than I'd ever felt before.

Tags: Felt, Happy, Life

I think people are sexy when they have a sense of humor, when they are smart, when they have some sense of style, when they are kind, when they express their own opinions, when they are creative, when they have character.

Tags: Character, Humor, Smart

You have to defend your honor. And your family.

Tags: Defend, Family, Honor

Girls are crazy and mean. They don't fight fair.

Tags: Crazy, Fight, Mean

I still consider myself a feminist.

Tags: Consider, Feminist

Some girls are taught to be sexy.

Tags: Sexy, Taught

There are no rules in fights with girls. Just hurting.

Tags: Fights, Hurting, Rules

My mother wanted me to understand that as a woman I could do pretty much whatever I wanted to, that I didn't have to use sex or sexuality to define myself.

Tags: Mother, Sex, Woman

Writing in other voices is almost Japanese in the sense that there's a certain formality there which allows me to sidestep the embarrassment of directly expressing to complete strangers the most intimate details of my life.

Tags: Life, Sense, Writing

To me, a feminist belongs in the same category as a humanist or an advocate for human rights. I don't see why someone who's a feminist should be thought of differently.

Tags: Human, Someone, Thought

A lot of my writing is not terribly civilized.

Tags: Civilized, Terribly, Writing

Don't make a threat and then not do it.

Tags: Threat

How weird it was to drive streets I knew so well. What a different perspective.

Tags: Drive, Knew, Weird

I don't think gender is aesthetically defining for me.

Tags: Defining, Gender

I was always inventing characters and making up stories.

Tags: Characters, Making, Stories

I wouldn't characterize my work, however, as directly political.

Tags: However, Political, Work

It takes as much discipline to be a mother and a wife as it does to do anything else.

Tags: Else, Mother, Wife

My intellect has always been more responsible than my emotions for how I respond to the world.

Tags: Emotions, Intellect, Respond

Writing is always personal in some way but not always in a direct way.

Tags: Direct, Personal, Writing

I had some fears as a kid, but I was also relatively fearless. Maybe that's a result of living half the time in reality and the other half in fantasy.

Tags: Living, Reality, Time

I loved the atmosphere of the dance studios - the wooden floors, the big mirrors, everyone dressed in pink or black tights, the musicians accompanying us - and the feeling of ritual the classes had.

Tags: Big, Black, Feeling

If you have to fight a crowd of boys, it's best to go for the biggest one. That way you won't have to fight them all. The others will see that you mean business and you will win their respect.

Tags: Best, Business, Respect

In the end, my pursuit of the elusive New York State driver's license became about much more than a divorced woman's learning to drive for the first time.

Tags: End, Learning, Time

Of course, sometimes when you write personally, you are also writing about society, obliquely reflecting topical issues, but not in a way that people would expect you to or in the way that someone trying to make a point would.

Tags: Society, Someone, Writing

So you eat, you sleep, and then this wonderful child comes out, but you don't feel like you have any control over that process, over her, over her character and who she is.

Tags: Character, Control, Sleep

Sometimes I listen to songs by very smart writers who assume that the world is a civil place with certain formalities that people follow, but I don't see things that way. My own experience tells me that life is not like that.

Tags: Experience, Life, Smart