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    My favorite color is purple. I have a huge velvet purple comforter on my bed.
    — Meredith Brooks
    My favorite movie is The Wizard of Oz. I love the fairy tale of it. And Gone With the Wind was always one of my favorites because it's so dramatic and stunning.
    — Meredith Brooks
    tags: gone  movie 
     
    My mentoring program is pretty specific, it's about self-empowerment, about being able to find solutions through teamwork. That's one of my first goals.
    — Meredith Brooks
    tags: goal  teamwork 
     
    My worst vice is also my best vice. It's my empathy and my love for people-it can wear me out. I rarely can turn a person in need down or because I love people, I love energy.
    — Meredith Brooks
    tags: people  empathy  energy 
     
    Psychology Today is probably one of my favorite magazines, Guitar, Guitar World. People.
    — Meredith Brooks
    tags: people  world  psychology 
     
    Everything I'm doing now is something I did before, only it's bigger now.
    — Meredith Brooks
    Everything I read about me is what I say. The way I've come across is exactly who I am. So far, they haven't skewed it to be one way or another too much.
    — Meredith Brooks
    tags: read 
     
    A long term goal is to encourage students to start doing concerts in which I or the other artists will come back at the end of the school year to see their concerts.
    — Meredith Brooks
    tags: encourage  school  goal  artist  year 
     
    I first met Hanson over in Japan and they gave me some great advice about the fans and they seem real down to earth. They're great.
    — Meredith Brooks
    tags: advice  earth  real 
     
    I was either going onstage or going into an interview or getting on a plane. You can't really feel everything fully when you don't have the time to process.
    — Meredith Brooks
    tags: time  process 
     
    The most spiritual place you can be in your life is when youre being very real, when youre not allowing everybody and everything to influence your decisions and your moods, and whats morally right or ethically right.
    — Meredith Brooks
    I can write songs without a guitar.
    — Meredith Brooks
    tags: song  write 
     
    I classify myself as a student and a teacher. This year, I'm back into the student. I try to stay balanced. I learn so much every time I walk about my door.
    — Meredith Brooks
    tags: time  learn  year 
     
    I don't mean that to be egotistical, but I'm not writing fluff. I'm not writing for 8-year-olds. I'm a woman and I'm a rock girl.
    — Meredith Brooks
    tags: women  girls  writing 
     
    I like my lyrics to feel conversational and truthful, as if we're having real talk. I don't really like generic lyrics.
    — Meredith Brooks
    tags: real  lyrics 
     
    I know my ambitions are big, but you've got to have something after rock and roll.
    — Meredith Brooks
    tags: ambition 
     
    I have so many plans! Sometimes it's hard to keep up because at this point it's just been me and the little bit of help my label gives me.
    — Meredith Brooks
    tags: help 
     
    I have a lot of survivor insticts, and I know when to quit. I know when to go forward it my life, but not everybody does.
    — Meredith Brooks
    I had a very sexual experience onstage once. But I won't go there.
    — Meredith Brooks
    tags: experience  sexual 
     
    I grabbed my drummer's cymbal in my teeth just as he crashed down on it with his sticks-I blacked out. I was a punk in those days. It was in Seattle. I still have all my teeth too, it's amazing.
    — Meredith Brooks
    I don't think science is totally true, because I've seen miracles happen through prayer.
    — Meredith Brooks
    tags: true  miracle  prayer 
     
    I had my dysfunctions, but music gave me peace and joy. I never felt in tune with the world. My parents always saw me as an artist, and that greatly influenced me. My art was my autonomy.
    — Meredith Brooks
    tags: peace  joy  world  music  artist  parent 
     
    Find your authentic voice, become vulnerable, and then put yourself out there.
    — Meredith Brooks
    tags: authentic 
     
    I believe you can remember the future as much as the past
    — Meredith Brooks
    tags: future  past  believe 
     
    If a person ever came to me as a fan and tried to go out on a date, I wouldn't. I've had enough kind of crazy experiences in that department.
    — Meredith Brooks
    tags: people  experience  crazy 
     
    I've started a project called Planet Art. The purpose will be to remind people where I really believe we came from, which was a creative planet, and that everybody can be autonomous through their art.
    — Meredith Brooks
    tags: people  believe  creative 
     
    I've come up against a few challenges. I've just taken them on with a really pure energy. I'm not out to change people's minds. I'm out to maybe educate and inspire.
    — Meredith Brooks
    I've also been writing for other artists, producing other artists, doing some country stuff. Those lyrics I tend to leave more universal.
    — Meredith Brooks
    tags: writing  artist  lyrics 
     
    I'm a humanist. I'm an observer. I have a very scientific mind. I believe metaphysics and science absolutely blended are more the truth for me. It doesn't work just believing in what somebody says.
    — Meredith Brooks
    tags: truth  work  believe  mind 
     
    I would hope that wherever Sheryl Crow, Paula Cole, and Fiona get played is where I'd be played. And right now that seems to be the modern Adult Contemporary market.
    — Meredith Brooks
    I want to embrace all of this: touring, going to Europe, Canada, Australia. I want to travel the world, just have a great hang, and hopefully, be a messenger.
    — Meredith Brooks
    tags: travel  world 
     
    I want to break the old paradigm of thinking that if you're successful, you have to crash and burn-that all of this won't be there tomorrow.
    — Meredith Brooks
    I think we're heading into the Creative Age. We've passed through the Agricultural and then the Industrial and then the Information Age.
    — Meredith Brooks
    tags: age  creative 
     
    I think people are basically unhappy working their jobs, and we all need to have that thing that gets our juices flowing.
    — Meredith Brooks
    tags: people  job 
     
    I think if you're doing alcohol and drugs, the chances of you surviving this kind of a pace are next to nothing. I live an extremely healthy life.
    — Meredith Brooks
    tags: chance  live  healthy  alcohol  drugs 
     
    I love Chrissie Hynde and Mick Jagger. Someone at Capitol pointed out how much my inflections are similar to Jagger's.
    — Meredith Brooks
    It's just that only now are women coming around, and when someone as striking as Alanis or Sheryl Crow comes out, the public just needs something to compare it to.
    — Meredith Brooks
    tags: women 
     
    Mackie is an electronics recording company backing me, and they're willing to invest giving equipment to schools that I choose, and they've already started doing that.
    — Meredith Brooks
    tags: giving  school  invest  company 
     
    You don't realize 'till you get here what a moment in history you're a part of.
    — Meredith Brooks
    tags: moment 
     
    When I was a kid in Eugene, Oregon, there was this fantastic guitar player who went out on the tables, chairs, out in the audience and played. So I started taking my guitar in the audience. I tripped, fell backwards and ripped my pants.
    — Meredith Brooks
    tags: kids 
     
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