Sharon Van Etten quotes

  • I really hope that when someone puts my record on that they hear me.
    -- Sharon Van Etten

    #Records

  • Don't ever feel inhibited. It's harder to censor yourself than to just be yourself.
    -- Sharon Van Etten

    #Being Yourself #Just Be Yourself #Harder

  • Life is too short to surround yourself with people who aren't looking out for you.
    -- Sharon Van Etten

    #Life Is Too Short #People #Surround Yourself

  • Everything will be okay. I have a sticker on my laptop that says that.
    -- Sharon Van Etten

    #Laptops #Sticker #Okay

  • My mom used to ask me when I was gonna write a happy song. I still tell her that it's when I start to write really happy-sounding songs that everyone needs to start worrying.
    -- Sharon Van Etten

    #Mom #Song #Writing

  • When you get home after being gone for a month or two, time moves on without you. You're scrambling to catch up with the people. Some friends and family understand, but then there are others who just think that you can't find enough time in your life for them.
    -- Sharon Van Etten

    #Moving #Home #Thinking

  • If you work on anything long enough hopefully you’ll get better and I feel like we’re just growing.
    -- Sharon Van Etten

    #Long #Get Better #Growing

  • I'm excited to go study and read and immerse myself in something.
    -- Sharon Van Etten

    #Study #Excited

  • I guess I usually write when I'm in a really intense headspace, because it's my form of self-therapy.
    -- Sharon Van Etten

    #Writing #Self #Intense

  • I have this red cardigan that my friend Coco gave me that has holes for thumbs. It's my cozy sweater. I wear it a lot.
    -- Sharon Van Etten

    #Sweaters #Thumbs #Cozy

  • Honestly, live is my favorite way of performing. Every show is a completely different energy. With recording, it's not really as organic as it can be. But I feel like I'm a lot more fluid, and I can be a little bit more aggressive.
    -- Sharon Van Etten

    #Energy #Different #Littles

  • I was in musicals and I was in the choir when I was younger. Before I started writing my own songs I thought I wanted to be on Broadway, but it was nothing I ever really pursued. So this was pretty out of the blue.
    -- Sharon Van Etten

    #Song #Writing #Choir

  • Now I'm starting to understand what the kind of power is. It has been healing for me, and very therapeutic even today. It's one of the reasons why I went back to school to study psychology and mental health, was to understand why that is.
    -- Sharon Van Etten

    #School #Healing #Psychology

  • I don't want to bury anything in poetry.
    -- Sharon Van Etten

    #Want

  • The musician lifestyle is not easy for most people to understand. This is something I'm struggling with. When you're on tour, people think you're just having the time of your life and it's really romantic.
    -- Sharon Van Etten

    #Struggle #Thinking #People

  • I grew up going to musicals with my mom here in New York, going to Broadway. I used to be in musicals in high school.
    -- Sharon Van Etten

    #Mom #New York #School

  • I hate putting negative energy out into the world. But it's either inside or out. I mean, it's either get an ulcer or have a fight.
    -- Sharon Van Etten

    #Hate #Mean #Fighting

  • I have a day job Monday to Friday. I work at a record label in Brooklyn called Ba Da Bing. It's a great indie label and I listen to music all day. I meet people online and find out about the cool new music blogs.
    -- Sharon Van Etten

    #Friday #Monday #Jobs

  • I'm getting bored performing the same songs over and over. Songwriting comes and goes.
    -- Sharon Van Etten

    #Song #Bored #Performing

  • I'm really out of touch with myself emotionally. I've always had a hard time talking about how I feel.
    -- Sharon Van Etten

    #Hard Times #Talking #Feels

  • It's hard if you're just touring constantly. It's like, "What am I going to write about? I'm in the van, I'm playing another show..." I'm still writing about heartbreak that happened years ago. I don't see the point of writing and putting out another record until I can do something else.
    -- Sharon Van Etten

    #Writing #Years #Records

  • I did jazz dance for a few years.
    -- Sharon Van Etten

    #Years #Jazz

  • I try to focus on the melodies and try to make everything else minimal. The melody and the lyrics are most important to me.
    -- Sharon Van Etten

    #Focus #Important #Trying

  • One day when I have a band I will have a band name, but since it's just me I feel it should just be my name. For me it doesn't make much sense since the music is from me and about me. I haven't ever been in a band.
    -- Sharon Van Etten

    #Names #One Day #Band

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