I never expected I would be connected to the Alpha male as some kind of ancillary object, and to this day it mystifies me.

I'm not a woman. I'm a force of nature.

I don't need plastic in my body to validate me as a woman.

I'm not going to hurt anybody other than that dick who keeps writing songs about me.

Only dumb people are happy.

Warren Beatty took an interest in my career at one point.

You need to write on your own and produce your own life.

I'm a survivor, at least that's what everyone tells me.

I think Andy Kaufman is to comedy what the Velvet Underground was to music - it's like, 80 thousand records sold, but everybody who bought one started a band.

I like free gowns.

I can turn on the radio right now and be inspired.

I like there to be some testosterone in rock, and it's like I'm the one in the dress who has to provide it.

The only thing that's really riled me up in the last ten years has been the White Stripes. That's the one band that's gotten me competitive, and that's good.

Being a rock star is like being a cult leader - you really have to be in your own religion.

I don't mean to be a diva, but some days you wake up and you're Barbara Streisand.

I'm driven. I am. I'm driven for some reason. But I don't know where I'm going.

I did not want to make the widow record. I still haven't made the widow record.

Drugs have nothing to do with the creation of music. In fact, they are dumb and self indulgent. Kind of like sucking your thumb!

Being offended is part of being in the real world.

My number one thing to work on is not being reactive - but appropriateness doesn't come easily to me sometimes.

I was interested in being in Fight Club, but I wanted Edward's part, but since they're not going to hand a girl those parts you have to manifest destiny and not complain, bitch or whine.

If you want to ask about my drug problem, go ask my big, fat, smart, ten pound daughter, she'll answer any questions you have about it.

Being a rock widow is not my job, so I would hire people to do it for me.

It's a radical time for musicians, a really revolutionary time, and I believe revolutions like Napster are a lot more fun than cash, which by the way we don't have at major labels anyway, so we might as well get with it and get in the game.

I'll always prefer to play with women and hang out with women, and I'll always be a feminist. But let me tell you something. Gloria Steinem never helped me out; Larry Flynt did.

Much of my high-jinx have been drug-related. When you're under 30, whatever, but once you're past 40 it's just ugly.

I'm ultimately a widow and a single mother, who's not even getting to be a mother right now. I am so alone, it's freaky.

He was so gorgeous... Kurt. I don't know how I got lucky that way.

I'm clean and sober for over a year and no one seems to care! They're like, 'Oh, her dramatic weight gain.' So, stop making fun of me!

Rock is all about writing your own script; it's all about pioneering.

I'm a catalogue artist: I compete with Bob Dylan.

I am just the classic person who wants to learn stuff. I want good tutors, and with Kurt I had the best.

I want every girl in the world to pick up a guitar and start screaming.

My mentors are people like Cameron Crowe and Carrie Fisher.

I might lie a lot but never in my lyrics.

We went through ten years of the Limp Bizkit thing, and I didn't know what to do.

I surrounded myself with women when I was growing up because I had this horrible psycho father. Now I'm trying to really appreciate and like men more.

I cannot exist as a solo artist.

I'm offended every time I see George Bush on TV!

I used to do drugs, but don't tell anyone or it will ruin my image.

Movie stars are supposed to be healthy. They're kept happy and nutritionally together.

I'll always prefer to play with women and hang out with women, and I'll always be a feminist.

But let me tell you something. Gloria Steinem never helped me out; Larry Flynt did.

Kurt had this dumb suicidal ideation - that's what I called it. I thought if we could live through this, we could live through anything.

You gotta be able to change worlds.

Being famous is just like being in high school. But I'm not interested in being the cheerleader. I'm not interested in being Gwen Stefani. She's the cheerleader, and I'm out in the smoker shed.

What makes the most money for this business? Dead rock stars.

The Kurt thing has burdened me so much.

In rock stardom there's an absolute economic upside to self-destruction.