Without a piano I don't know how to stand, don't know what to do with my hands.

A lot of pop people out there are cool, but they overdo it.

I love eggs so much. I feel like my day hasn't started until I've had eggs. I'm probably gonna die from high cholesterol!

I've always loved to read. But sometimes I go for a year without reading, because I forget to.

I just want to make my music, and I want it to stand on its own.

For me, there's a fine line between being a cheeseball and being a good performer.

I feel like all the songs are little scenes, different angles, of the feelings that come around something ending.

I try to just make music that I love, and if I believe in it that's all that matters.

I don't try to sound like anyone but me anymore. If something is out of my element, I try to avoid it.

Maybe I'm genetically more inclined to music - but the music I make is so far removed from Indian classical music. I grew up in Texas!

I just want to keep making music, recording and trying different things. I don't want to do the same thing all the time.

I wasn't a trained Mickey Mouse club performer. I played in jazz clubs and restaurants.

I don't like shopping, and I like my clothes to be comfortable.

In college I had a weekend gig at a restaurant, a solo thing that was the best practice I could have ever had. That's where I learned to coordinate my singing and my piano playing.

I'm not planning to jump off a bridge with no bungee.

I love film, and I would love to be a part of something that people universally love as a piece of film. Sure. Of course I would. And I would love to take acting lessons, and see that side of it someday. But I'm a musician.

I make a good fried chicken.

I actually write more on guitar than I do on piano.

There are absolutely no problems between me, my dad and my sister. Obviously I grew up with just my mum, but my relationship with my dad is just fine.

I genuinely don't feel that anything that's been written or said about me has overshadowed my music, and that's the most important thing as far as I'm concerned.

The coolest thing I've gotten to do in the past few years is guest star on Sesame Street.

I like records that flow really well and you don't have to skip around because there's lot of different jumps.

Designers send me clothes I wouldn't feel comfortable wearing.

A lot of my music is slow and subtle. The subtly is what I enjoy about making music.

Songwriting is something I really need to work on. I don't have very many songs but I really love it. I would love to be a great song writer some day.

All is fair in love and songwriting.

I had very modest expectations when I first moved to New York. I didn't even expect to get a record deal.

I like barbecuing because it's easy.

I'm always going to do that - record and make music.

For me making music is part social, part interaction, part collaboration.

People will read into what you say no matter what, so it doesn't matter to me.

I'm not trying to conquer Hollywood. I love my day job.

I wasn't very aware of pop music because I attended an arts school. For me, it was all about jazz.

I love slow music.

I'm not a very dark person.

I think it's important for people who love music to retain physical CDs or even vinyl, because it sounds so great and so much warmer than music over the internet.

If you're a female and you get asked by someone who shoots the most beautiful female scenes to be in their film, it's kind of exciting.

I got stood up by the letter Y, he was hanging around with his X.

I hope there are some audiophiles still out there.

You would never catch me in a miniskirt.

Nobody can tell you you're wrong for writing a song about how you feel - even if you don't really feel that way.

I'm ballsy. Well, sometimes I'm ballsy.

Coffee gives me bad breath.

God bless Ray Charles. It was such an honor to meet him and sing with him and actually just to watch him sing from just two feet away.

I became a musician so I wouldn't have to get up at 6 in the morning.

Anyone can look pretty with hair and make-up.

I don't want to be singing my diary.

I didn't think it was fair to my music to label me as the daughter of somebody - I didn't think it described me very well and I didn't think it had anything to do with my music.

The pop world is cool, but I never really thought of myself as part of it or wanting to be a part of it because I'm on a label that's not really like that. They're not trying to dress me up, they're not trying to do things like that. I feel like I'm sort of separate from that, actually.