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    I'm accepting I'm not living that younger, dreamed version of myself in the big city.
    — Paula Cole
    tags: living 
     
    I'd love to act. I feel that it's another naked, mysterious challenge, like jazz. It kind of intrigues me in the same way.
    — Paula Cole
    tags: challenge 
     
    I was curious and hungry at a young age, and jazz was such a mystery to me, an ocean where you can express yourself in the moment. It represented freedom, it represented wearing wings and going somewhere with music.
    — Paula Cole
    tags: freedom  mystery  young  age  moment  ocean  music  wings 
     
    Feminists were psyched that I had armpit hair
    — Paula Cole
    I hope and believe we are paving a better future for female artists to come
    — Paula Cole
    tags: future  believe  hope  artist 
     
    I wanted to be a cheerleader, like my sister was - all the most popular and beautiful girls are cheerleaders and I wanted that, and it demolished this vision of myself. That's when I found the piano, when music saved me; that's when I first attempted to write my own songs.
    — Paula Cole
    tags: beautiful  girls  song  music  write  vision 
     
    I'm raising my daughter with her grandparents in the picture, and that feels good.
    — Paula Cole
    tags: daughter 
     
    At the age of 15 months my daughter was diagnosed with very bad asthma, and essentially I put my career on hold for a good eight years.
    — Paula Cole
    tags: age  bad  career  daughter  year 
     
    I'm glad I made a piece of art that can be interpreted so widely. Art is always interpreted subjectively
    — Paula Cole
    I'm used to adversity and working really well in difficult situations. It was hard for me to accept the success
    — Paula Cole
    tags: adversity  success 
     
    The older I get, the more I see that there really aren't huge zeniths of happiness or a huge abyss of darkness as much as there used to be. I tend to walk a middle ground
    — Paula Cole
    When you're a plebeian you want success, and when you're successful you want to be a plebeian again
    — Paula Cole
    Thank God I have music to vent my emotions. I'd be in a prison if I didn't.
    — Paula Cole
    tags: emotion  prison  music  god 
     
    I don't like to sit and bask in my own awards. Awards represent artistic death to me.
    — Paula Cole
    tags: death 
     
    If not for music, I would probably be a very frustrated scientist. It's one way to answer the question, 'What is the meaning of life?' I feel music answers it better.
    — Paula Cole
    I am searching for the truth. Somewhere, it's in the music.
    — Paula Cole
    tags: truth  searching  music 
     
    I am not the person who is singingI am the silent one inside. . . .I am not my house, my car, my songsThey are only stops along my way. . . .
    — Paula Cole
    tags: people 
     
    Far away, to an infinite world I escape. I'm clear and calm, I'm unafraid. Sunless days, in my sheltered milkyway. In Saturn's rings I feel no pain.
    — Paula Cole
    tags: pain  world 
     
    It's me who is my enemyMe who beats me upMe who makes the monstersMe who strips my confidence.
    — Paula Cole
    tags: confidence 
     
    Just watching my cats can make me happy.
    — Paula Cole
    tags: cat 
     
    The flower has opened, has been in the sun and is unafraid. I'm taking more chances; I'm bold and proud.
    — Paula Cole
    tags: flowers 
     
    The monsters are in your own head
    — Paula Cole
    I think it's important to find the little things in everyday life that make you happy.
    — Paula Cole
    For me music is a vehicle to bring our pain to the surface, getting it back to that humble and tender spot where, with luck, it can lose its anger and become compassion again.
    — Paula Cole
    tags: pain  compassion  anger  luck  music 
     
    I've left Bethlehem, and I feel free. I've left the girl I was supposed to be, and some day I'll be born.
    — Paula Cole
    tags: girls 
     
    Walking is magic. Can't recommend it highly enough. I read that Plato and Aristotle did much of their brilliant thinking together while ambulating. The movement, the meditation, the health of the blood pumping, and the rhythm of footsteps...this is a primal way to connect with one's deeper self.
    — Paula Cole
    I like women who can throw a ball and laugh loud and have some spine, and I like men who don't mind cooking dinner.
    — Paula Cole
    tags: men  women  mind 
     
    I like doing the crossword puzzle in the New York Times, not watching E! on TV.
    — Paula Cole
    tags: time 
     
    Didgeridoo was something I picked up while I was on tour in Australia with Peter Gabriel in '93. I found out later that it's only meant to be played by men.
    — Paula Cole
    tags: men 
     
    But looking back, the fact was that I had a couple of big hits too quickly and it was simply too much for an introvert like me to handle.
    — Paula Cole
    tags: facts 
     
    But at the age of 44, I sure hope to be a better businesswoman. I want to get the music straight to my fans.
    — Paula Cole
    tags: age  music  hope 
     
    Being a writer is a very private, internal process. Ultimately I am more the writer, being an introvert.
    — Paula Cole
    tags: process 
     
    I'm a songwriter who's put my childhood memories and teenage angst into songs.
    — Paula Cole
    tags: memory  song  childhood 
     
    The river was always there inside of me, but I was very shy. I could see that this was my path. I felt destiny in my own music.
    — Paula Cole
    tags: music  path 
     
    I see my albums as working diaries, as living scrapbooks of me and my life.
    — Paula Cole
    tags: living 
     
    I struggled with being in the public eye, losing my anonymity when my star rose quickly in the late 90's. But I need the challenge of showing up and getting up there to spill my guts and connect with my loyal folks.
    — Paula Cole
    tags: star  challenge  eyes 
     
    I think of my shows as family reunions. I give 100% every time. I just do. It's a huge therapeutic release. Also I love my touring family. And I love my audiences very much.
    — Paula Cole
    tags: time 
     
    Our planet is a tiny atom in god's kingdom.
    — Paula Cole
    tags: god 
     
    Welcome to the church of me.
    — Paula Cole
    tags: church 
     
    I want to sit with my legs wide open and laugh so loud that the whole damn restaurant turns and looks at me.
    — Paula Cole
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