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I love my own music.
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I love the written word so much, I know it’s gonna flow naturally.
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I promised myself that I’d never actually admit to listening to ‘New Kids on the Block.’
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I really like to live my life in a low-key fashion.
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I would hate to make music and people love me for something that isn’t me.
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I’d rather not have anything than be a liar.
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I’m a very caring person.
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I’m very happy with my body.
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I’ve always been strong-minded, but I wonder.
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If I didn’t love it, I would not record it.
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It’s not until I hear songs that I’ve done, that I realize how much of an inspiration music from the ’60s and ’70s has been.
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My mother is an actress, and she used to drag me from theater to theater and reading to reading.
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Not because I’m trying to be fabulous, but I love those big crazy Jackie O shades.
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Simplicity makes me happy.
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Sometimes I’ve gotten photographs back and people have literally shaven off pieces of me, and I tell them to put it back.
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Stevie Wonder’s records introduced me to ’70s soul when I was 12 or 13.
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When I was younger, studying classical music, I really had to put in the time. Three hours a day is not even nice – you have to put in six.
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If I want to be alone, some place I can write, I can read, I can pray, I can cry, I can do whatever I want – I go to the bathroom.
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Adam Levine and I remade the Rolling Stones’ classic Wild Horses, and it is right up my alley, that whole style. It has a style of its own but still stays very true to the classic arrangement, and I love it.
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I love Bono. I really respect what he has done for Africa and how he has used his fame to do good in the world. I hope I can do half as much in my life.
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You’ve got to love what’s yours.
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I have my mother who is an Irish-Italian, and my father who is African, so I have the taste buds of an Italian and the spice of an African.
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My mom always said, ‘Don’t date a guy who thinks he’s prettier than you.’
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I love my legs.
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I fell in love with the piano. I knew it was me. I was dying to play.
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When I was first learning songs, I’d have a favorite song, and I’d take the chords and twist them around. I’d learn the chords and then play them backward. That was my first experimenting with writing a song.
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