Amy Lee quotes

  • I love my cats more than I love most people. Probably more than is healthy.
    -- Amy Lee

    #Cat #People #Healthy

  • Honestly I just wear what I like. You know why? 'Cause I can, I'm a rock star.
    -- Amy Lee

    #I Like You #Stars #Rocks

  • I'm singing from my heart now more than ever. I've gotten a lot braver with my writing.
    -- Amy Lee

    #Writing #Heart #Singing

  • People told me I can't dress like a fairy. I say, I'm in a rock band and I cand do whatever the hell I want!
    -- Amy Lee

    #Rocks #People #Dresses

  • A fan once asked if he could have a piece of my hair for voodoo. I said no, so he hugged me and plucked out a couple of hairs and ran off.
    -- Amy Lee

    #Couple #Hair #Fans

  • Music is therapy for me. It's my outlet for every negative thing I've ever been through. It lets me turn something bad into something beautiful.
    -- Amy Lee

    #Beautiful #Negative #Outlets

  • If people are making fun of you then you're probably doing something right.
    -- Amy Lee

    #Fun #People

  • I don't want to be Christina Aguilera. I want to be Amy Lee, rock queen - not sex queen.
    -- Amy Lee

    #Sex #Queens #Rocks

  • We've all fallen, but at the same time we're not broken. There is the hint that we are going to get up again.
    -- Amy Lee

    #Broken #Hints #Fallen

  • At the end of any really long tour you need to get your head in order.
    -- Amy Lee

    #Order #Long #Needs

  • Christina Aguilera's 'Stripped' had a lot of good songs. It's my range, so I use it to warm up a lot.
    -- Amy Lee

    #Song #Use #Range

  • I dream crazy vivid dreams. Like, entire movies. And sometimes I write songs about them.
    -- Amy Lee

    #Dream #Song #Crazy

  • I love folk; that's a big part of my background.
    -- Amy Lee

    #Bigs #Backgrounds #Folks

  • I know how it feels to be completely alone and helpless, and the last thing you want to hear in that situation is, 'It's going to be OK.' "The only thing that seems to really help is that someone else who has felt that low expressing those feelings to you.
    -- Amy Lee

    #Feelings #Want #Lasts

  • The Nightmare Before Christmas is my number one biggest influence artistically in every way.
    -- Amy Lee

    #Numbers #Way #Nightmare

  • I'm not ashamed of my spiritual beliefs, but I in no way incorporate them into this band.
    -- Amy Lee

    #Spiritual #Band #Way

  • I wanted to be a veterinarian until I saw a video of a vet performing surgery on a dog. Then I decided I wanted to be a pianist.
    -- Amy Lee

    #Dog #Musical #Vets

  • There are people hell-bent on the idea that we're a Christian band in disguise, and that we have some secret message. We have no spiritual affiliation with this music. It's simply about life experience.
    -- Amy Lee

    #Christian #Spiritual #Ideas

  • Everyone knows a lot about me without actually knowing me at all.
    -- Amy Lee

    #Knowing

  • Everyone on the bus can laugh at me, and I'll be like, 'Screw you guys: I look good!'
    -- Amy Lee

    #Laughing #Guy #Looks

  • You are who you are, there's nobody like you, and to try and be like someone else is just a lie.
    -- Amy Lee

    #Lying #Trying #Like You

  • My darlings, if I can't write dark, epic music, I can't live!
    -- Amy Lee

    #Writing #Dark #Epic

  • I've always been a very passionate, sometimes overly emotional person. Sometimes things affect me more than they should.
    -- Amy Lee

    #Emotional #Passionate #Sometimes

  • I love tiny, plastic realistic food magnets. I don't know why. They're hilarious.
    -- Amy Lee

    #Tiny #Realistic #Plastic

  • I was always a drama queen. I remember playing in the kitchen, trying to get my mom to think I was dead and call the police. When she didn't, I would cry. I was always theatrical. I don't think any of my relatives are surprised.
    -- Amy Lee

    #Mom #Queens #Drama

  • You can't control all the crazy stuff that happens to you. All you can control is the way you handle it.
    -- Amy Lee

    #Crazy #Stuff #Way

  • I refuse to accept Pluto's resignation as a planet.
    -- Amy Lee

    #Pluto #Accepting #Planets

  • When you're miserable, you don't want anyone around you to be happy.
    -- Amy Lee

    #Want #Miserable

  • We've never been a religious band, but the media wants us to be.
    -- Amy Lee

    #Religious #Media #Band

  • When you go through tragedy, you can either let that destroy you and you become bitter and never let it go, or you can let it make you stronger and let it make you grow. And that's what I did. My lyrics are coming from a place that I want people to relate to and feel that they're not alone.
    -- Amy Lee

    #People #Tragedy #Let It Go

  • Inspiration comes in the middle of the night when you should be doing homework.
    -- Amy Lee

    #Inspiration #Night #Homework

  • The only comfort within chaos is admitting you have no control.
    -- Amy Lee

    #Comfort #Admitting #Chaos

  • I design a lot of things that I wear onstage, but I'm always looking for unique stuff. I like creative things, so anything I can find at a secondhand costume shop to a Helmut Lang store, it doesn't matter - just unique stuff.
    -- Amy Lee

    #Unique #Design #Creative

  • There's nothing sexy about skin and bone. You gotta have some junk in the trunk.
    -- Amy Lee

    #Sexy #Skins #Junk

  • I love the creative process. That's always been the closest thing to my heart, creating something.
    -- Amy Lee

    #Heart #Creating #Creative

  • My biggest dream from the beginning - besides Evanescence - is scoring film and writing music for film.
    -- Amy Lee

    #Dream #Writing #Film

  • The only place I'm recognized is at the mall, because that's where the teens are.
    -- Amy Lee

    #Teens #Malls

  • The way that I've always gone about making music, the rule of thumb, has just been to make what I love.
    -- Amy Lee

    #Gone #Thumbs #Way

  • I've gotten to where my hair is like my onstage prop; I need to hide behind it and throw it around - it's my slo-mo effect.
    -- Amy Lee

    #Hair #Needs #Props

  • I'm not the fastest writer. I can't just crank out ideas that are good enough.
    -- Amy Lee

    #Ideas #Good Enough #Enough

  • I am Evanescence. I am the only original member. I have basically hired the band. Evanescence has become me. It is mine and it's exactly how I want it to be.
    -- Amy Lee

    #Band #Want #Evanescence

  • Evanescence fans aren't the popular kids in school. They aren't the cheerleaders. It's the art kids and the nerds and the kids who grow up to be the most interesting creative people.
    -- Amy Lee

    #Art #Growing Up #School

  • When I was in high school, I listened to a lot of death metal bands.
    -- Amy Lee

    #School #Band #Death Metal

  • It's true we're all a little insane
    -- Amy Lee

    #Insane #Littles

  • Life can be tough sometimes. But I think it just starts with admitting, 'Okay, the world's not perfect, how do we live our lives within that and not be miserable?'
    -- Amy Lee

    #Thinking #Perfect #Admitting

  • When Evanescence took time off, I bought a big concert harp and started taking lessons like I was in high school again, which was really, really fun. I felt like I was learning again.
    -- Amy Lee

    #Fun #School #Lessons

  • I love contrast in music. Being inspired by classical, actually - in high school especially - classical and metal both, I remember having this cool realization that they are really similar. It's just different instrumentation.
    -- Amy Lee

    #School #Different #Realization

  • I really do listen to all types of music, not only rock, but everything from good pop music - which is usually older pop music - to RB and indie rock. I love indie rock more than a lot of the commercial stuff that you'd expect.
    -- Amy Lee

    #Rocks #Stuff #Type

  • You don’t have to be half-naked to be successful. Just be talented.
    -- Amy Lee

    #Successful #Naked #Half

  • I've realized that Evanescence is who I am.
    -- Amy Lee

    #Who I Am #Evanescence

  • I try to be feminist in, like, I love myself and I don't need someone else's approval.
    -- Amy Lee

    #Feminist #Trying #Needs

  • I love sushi. But after too much of it, it just starts to taste like a dead animal that hasn't been cooked.
    -- Amy Lee

    #Animal #Sushi #Too Much

  • L.A. doesn't have any big personality to me; it's not inspiring.
    -- Amy Lee

    #Personality #Bigs

  • Whether it's a relationship or what you're wearing, or how much you weigh and what you said when you didn't mean it, like - it's hard to be totally under the microscope.
    -- Amy Lee

    #Mean #Microscopes #Said

  • The first real concert, other than going with my dad to see Three Dog Night, was Smashing Pumpkins and Garbage. I was fourteen or fifteen. I liked Shirley Manson because she reminded me of Annie Lennox. They both have these deep, sexy, powerful alto voices.
    -- Amy Lee

    #Sexy #Dog #Dad

  • I'm the goofball. I'm the person cracking people up.
    -- Amy Lee

    #People #Persons

  • I want to work with kids. I would love to be a teacher.
    -- Amy Lee

    #Teacher #Kids #Want

  • Something that's fun for me is a challenge. When you have a challenge and you take on that challenge and succeed, that's the best feeling.
    -- Amy Lee

    #Fun #Challenges #Feelings

  • I think it's important to realize that we're all just human. I mean, nobody is supernatural.
    -- Amy Lee

    #Mean #Thinking #Important

  • I never really did abandon my true self. It's not like I invented this imaginary person and started to be her.
    -- Amy Lee

    #Self #Abandon #Imaginary

  • Don't be afraid of the shadows, it only means there's a light nearby.
    -- Amy Lee

    #Mean #Light #Shadow

  • Too bad you can't quote the look on my face.
    -- Amy Lee

    #Looks #Faces

  • It might not look it but rocking in a corset is harder than you think
    -- Amy Lee

    #Thinking #Looks #Might

  • I don't want to ever be a quote-unquote rock star. I want to just be me.
    -- Amy Lee

    #Stars #Rocks #Want

  • It's okay to laugh at me, I only look scary.
    -- Amy Lee

    #Laughing #Scary #Looks

  • I feel like for me the lyric writing really comes from just what's going on in my heart and that's what consumes me; think a lot of our heart is relationships. Not just with boyfriend or girlfriend but all your relationships in your life with other people and our interactions with other humans.
    -- Amy Lee

    #Girlfriend #Writing #Heart

  • So many nights I cried myself to sleep. Now that you love me, I love myself. I never thought I would say this. I never thought there'd be you.
    -- Amy Lee

    #Emo #Sleep #Night

  • Like now what Urban Outfitters has become is very much how I always dressed in high school by going to garage sales and getting stuff for 50 cents. Cost a little more now, to look like crap.
    -- Amy Lee

    #School #Looks #Cost

  • There's one thing I believe, is that I don't know anything and anything could happen.
    -- Amy Lee

    #Believe #I Believe

  • Nobody's perfect. I'm perfectly flawed.
    -- Amy Lee

    #Perfect #Flawed

  • Success gave me confidence as an artist. And now I'm able to do what I want without anybody thinking it's dumb.
    -- Amy Lee

    #Artist #Thinking #Dumb

  • I like Israel. The fans are incredible. It was the best.
    -- Amy Lee

    #Israel #Fans #Incredibles

  • Writing music is my therapy. It’s very purifying!
    -- Amy Lee

    #Writing #Music Is #Purifying

  • I cry alot-I dont know why, but it just helps me. I cry over bad and good stuff-sometimes sadness can be beautiful
    -- Amy Lee

    #Beautiful #Sadness #Stuff

  • If all we ever sang about was how happy we are, we would be lying to ourselves. People try to escape their problems by getting drunk, partying and dancing them away. What really heals me is to sit down and think, face the facts, then you can get over it and be happy
    -- Amy Lee

    #Lying #Party #Thinking

  • My best friend recently told me that I was the most passionate person she's ever known. I don't know if that was a compliment or an insult, honestly.
    -- Amy Lee

    #My Best Friend #Passionate #Insult

  • That's where I spent of lot of my high-school years -- in the closet. It wasn't too cramped, but you do get really hot.
    -- Amy Lee

    #School #Years #Hot

  • Every time a cool rock chick or actress seems to respect themselves as a strong woman, I'm like, 'Yeah!' And I love them, and they're my girls. And then they start to go downhill and people aren't paying attention anymore. So they start stripping their clothes off, because that's all they have left. I swear to everything I've ever known, I will never do that
    -- Amy Lee

    #Girl #Strong Women #Rocks

  • I write by myself initially. That's the way I've always written, just working on pure thought by myself. Then I bring it to the table with whoever I'm collaborating with.
    -- Amy Lee

    #Writing #Tables #Way

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