One thing I can't do, and I hope that there are other people out there that feel the same way, is climb a rope. Oh my gosh, it's so hard to climb rope! It's all about grip and arms.

I just like having fun. And, you know, sometimes I just like to present myself in that fun energy.

My parents are Republicans, and I'm not.

I unfortunately still crave chicken McNuggets and bacon, which is the meat candy of the world.

I'm kind of a good girl - and I'm not. I'm a good girl because I really believe in love, integrity, and respect. I'm a bad girl because I like to tease. I know that I have sex appeal in my deck of cards. But I like to get people thinking. That's what the stories in my music do.

There are a lot of things that are personally uncomfortable to show, especially me without makeup and completely bloated or crying. But I've realized that it's time for me to show my audience that you don't have to be perfect to achieve your dreams. Because nobody relates to being perfect.

I think we're all blessed with gifts and I was lucky I just found out what mine was early on and have planted that seed and tried to water it every day.

I've done a lot of bad things. Use your imagination.

I was a hop-around. I hung out with the rockabilly crew, the guys who were trying to be rappers, the funny kids.

When I decide to become a mother I will just be that. That will be really important to me.

I've actually always wanted to make something like an acoustic record.

There are times I go out and meet people and flirt, but it's not really appropriate to have anything serious.

I really like to look like a history book. I can look 1940s, I can look 1970s hippie-chic, or sometimes I'll pull that '80s Brooklyn hip-hop kid with the door-knocker earrings.

The media tried to destroy my parents and has taken things completely out of context, but there's not a whole lot you can do in terms of fighting back. You have to hope that it passes, which it always does. But they have to be careful. They didn't necessarily sign up for this.

Sometimes I can be distracted by the glamour and the fabulousness.

I came from a different mind-set growing up, and my mind has changed.

I love those documentaries where everyone is fabulous and always perfect.

I'm okay with having bad dance moves. I'm okay with having horrible lower teeth. That's what makes me me, and for some reason it's worked out all right.

Touring is always important to me. It's like a big IOU to my fans, because I know they are the reason I exist.

I like a good boy, but sometimes you get bored.

I grew up in a life where the answer was always there, I guess. But now I'm out on my own and still looking for the answer. Nothing is solved for me.

I still want to be as approachable and relatable as possible - when I meet fans and they're crying, I'll say, 'Calm down, there's nothing to cry about.'

I think that you should definitely listen to what people say, because everyone says it: High school is not the real world.

I was raised in a super-sheltered atmosphere where we didn't watch anything besides Trinity Broadcasting Network - which was called TBN - or the Fox News channel.

I love hearing my song on the radio the first time, but when it comes on again, I change the station. I already have so much of the spotlight on me. I don't need any more.

I sacrifice in my love life and my social life, but those things will be there in three or four years. This is a really important time in my life. I can't just be the girl who sang 'I Kissed a Girl.' I have to leave a legacy.

I don't have a Kate Moss body, but I'm very proud and happy with mine.

If you're presenting yourself with confidence, you can pull off pretty much anything.

I grew up not really having anything, so the idea that I can take care of my family and my friends now is a really cool bonus.

I was never really attached to a clique, and I wanted to be in all the different groups; I was never a one-group kind of person. I think that's still part of my personality today.

I did a lot of thrift and vintage. I would mix those pieces into some of the more inexpensive items from Express, Gap, Old Navy, and Clothestime.

I think you become more relatable when you're vulnerable.

I'm okay with having horrible lower teeth.

Even if you actually have the good intent to do something creative or special with your life, it's hard. I mean, look at the number of people who actually get the opportunity.

I think that parents grow up with an idea of what they want their kids to be like - and then their kids grow up to be people of themselves, of their own.

My sister travels with me, and she's the person who keeps me in line, whether I like it or not. I trust her and also have a good, healthy fear of her.

I still have a spiritual base and a spiritual foundation.

The first songs I wrote were catchy, but the subject matter was God.

I don't want to be above my audience; I want to be one with my audience.

I gave myself until I turned 25 to make it. And if it didn't happen, I thought I'd just try to find a nice husband.

I should have told you what you meant to me, 'cause now I pay the price.

I'm going to let love lead the way, always. And I was born with this blind - blind ambition, and it's kind of gotten me here to this point. And I think that I'll stick to it.

I've always been ambitious since I was nine years old and that was never going to change.

I have a lot of ambition.

I get a lot of the ideas when I'm resting - either when I'm meditating or getting some kind of work done on my back, like physical therapy or acupuncture. That's where I get my best ideas, maybe because I'm balancing my body.

I'm on this extraordinary adventure, and if I have no one to talk to at the end of the night, I feel lonely.

I still believe in love, most definitely. I'm just going to let that take the lead.

I don't want to completely self-sabotage everything that I've got and alienate everyone. But I definitely want to take some chances as I always have.

I don't need the Prince Charming to have my own happy ending.