Vanessa Carlton Quotes


33 Vanessa Carlton quotes:



"I am always drawn to men that are funny. I do not know why. But I am always drawn to people that are struggling with parts of themselves... But it's like in the end, there has to be confidence."
"I am not this big celebrity, but it gets really crazy. You have to go through the nuts of blowing up, in a sense, and then figuring out how to live your life with that."
"I did not stop dancing; I did take two years off to get myself together."
"I learned a lot from that first record and I learned a lot from my experiences touring, but really the biggest education I got over the past two years was learning the importance of arrangements."
"I still have my hands and I can still write songs. I still have my body and I can still dance. I owe God so much because things are going so well."
"I want to be making records for years and years, and I think to have major commercial success and maintain your artistic credibility is difficult."
"Plus, there were so many pianos in my house, so I couldn't really avoid it."
"Well, I would say that music just happens with me, I'm not in the driver's seat when I am at the piano, the piano is."
"Writing this record let me recapture who I am. It is summed up in the title Be Not Nobody. You need to feel comfortable in your skin and do whatever you need to do for yourself, to heal or to grow."
"I work hard and I will always work hard. But I feel very lucky with the way that it has all come together."
"And it's sad because it's like a surprise to people - almost an anomaly - when artists are actually refined and trained on an instrument. That's the last thing people think about."
"But the approach to recording this album was kind of an organized, chaotic approach where I wanted to maintain and preserve that wild abandon to creating."
"Every single note on this album is there for a reason."
"My room says that I was about 3, but it seems to be getting younger and younger to the point where I was, like, a fetus when I was playing."
"Food can become such a point of anxiety - not because it's food, but just because you have anxiety. That's how eating disorders develop."
"A lot of people give in to those pressures and let others influence the process on their second albums because they want to achieve the success they had with their first again, but they don't know how to do it."
"But now - look, I have to take care of myself. I work out every day. I'm a dancer. I've always been an athlete, and I'm one of those people who start to go crazy if they don't run or do something."
"My songs are a direct route into my brain and my heart."
"I mean ultimately I am the artist, so if I really felt strongly about something, Stephan would defer to me because it's my album."
"Now, performing is second nature and I love every second of it. It is a very emotional thing when I can't play a song; maybe I'm hitting on something that I don't want to deal with. All of it is so personal. It is like therapy."



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