Famous Quotes By Tori Amos


  1. A key to keeping your husband is getting him to miss you. That keeps a marriage fresh.
  2. After a while of getting jerked around, you realize what the business is really made up of.
  3. Healing takes courage, and we all have courage, even if we have to dig a little to find it.
  4. I became a mom at 37 and having a child has been an emancipation for me.
  5. I don't know if the average person really has faith in Washington anymore.
  6. I don't mind a dirty girl. But what I find tragic is when we, as women, become not the subject of our own story but someone else's object.
  7. I don't see music as working.
  8. I have a great relationship with my mother-in-law. We're both Leos, we understand each other.
  9. I have so many different personalities in me and I still feel lonely.
  10. I remember driving to North Carolina when I was a little girl in a snowstorm to get down to my mom's family in the Carolinas. There were chains on the car - it was the late sixties - and we were just singing in the car. Christmas carols.
  11. I think even in a good marriage, especially if you stay together long enough, there are going to be events that happen.
  12. I think having a child can really change you if you're open to it.
  13. I think there's a time as a writer when you want to see the best things in life, and you go out wherever you go with your dreams as a writer or a composer.
  14. I usually get myself into situations that cause sparks. I mean I'm a girl that likes the storms. I love feeling alive, I love walking out in the cold in my bare feet and feeling the ice on my toes.
  15. If I was writing songs just for me I'd only play them in my living room, alone.
  16. If you have an issue with homosexuality, then it comes to your own fear and your own darkness.
  17. In our minds, love and lust are really separated. It's hard to find someone that can be kind and you can trust enough to leave your kids with, and isn't afraid to throw her man up against the wall and lick him from head to toe.
  18. I've got tonnes of aboriginal and Native American art, but I'd like even more.
  19. I've had to keep exploring different ways of presenting the music so I don't repeat myself.
  20. Music is always a reflection of what's going on in the hearts and minds of the culture.
  21. My father has a pragmatic mind. He marched with Dr. King in the '60s, and he's very much for women's rights.
  22. My father was a minister and so rock music was banned in our house.
  23. Our generation has an incredible amount of realism, yet at the same time it loves to complain and not really change. Because, if it does change, then it won't have anything to complain about.
  24. People assume that all artists make for terrible business people, but I'm in complete charge of my own career.
  25. People listen to music the way they want to listen to music.
  26. The fact that religion plays such a part in how people vote troubles me, troubles me as a minister's daughter. Because I always felt that the separation of church and state was what our forefathers and foremothers really fought for.
  27. The violence betwen women is unbelievable. Women try to make each other crawl so that their knees are bleeding.
  28. There are older men with younger women but you don't see a lot of older women with younger men. There are some women who have been able to do it but not often.
  29. There is a phenomenal amount of pressure on women in this industry: they are considered vintage by the time they hit their mid-30s.
  30. There's a side to this industry that nurtures divas who can't write. It's a big business.
  31. This was a time frame when dance music and clubs were having a real impact on culture, and it had an impact on me.
  32. Well, I have a lot of food references in my work.
  33. When I play live, it's a conversation that we're all having with the song, and the audience... their response and relationship with the songs is as valid as my relationship with the songs.
  34. When I was little, my mom tells me, I used to say things like, 'Mom do you hear the string section? Do you hear the string section?' And she would look at me and say, 'No honey, I don't know what you're talking about.'
  35. You can be self-empowered and still learning about how you think about things daily.
  36. You'd think that in this age, especially in the 21st century - especially with all the technology and all the discoveries that we've made - that we would figure out how to tackle abuse.

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