I'm not online. I'm not on Facebook much. I don't connect that way.

I'm not one to sit and wallow - I would rather figure out a way around so I can move past it and be at peace with things. I don't like bad feelings gnawing away at me.

A big part of my love and passion for making music is playing it live.

There are women in every genre having a lot of success. Why not celebrate that?

I'll talk to any stranger about everything. I'm not guarded.

'Time after Time' is one of the best pop songs ever written, in my opinion. It's an incredible, beautiful, timeless song.

I've been a fan of old country music, like Willie Nelson, Patsy Cline. I think I'm drawn to it because of the sense of sadness and sort of loss that a lot of good old country music has.

I've heard myself referred to as a quiet superstar, and I don't quite know what that means.

Half the bloody world is going through a divorce; more than that are having children. All of us have parents who are dying or have died. It's just the life cycle.

It's a big challenge for me to keep my integrity and some of my privacy intact.

Time is a beautiful thing. It's like when you meet an old lover on the street six years later and they don't look so ugly anymore.

They are very personal, emotional songs - people react to them very strongly.

We showed the industry that female artists could attract the same audiences as the big male stars.

I can look back over my earlier music, and it takes me back to the place I was emotionally.

I play piano every day.

The first gig we ever played was in Halifax, Nova Scotia, where I'm from. I was in a band called the October Game, and we opened up for a Vancouver band.

There's no reason for anybody to jump out of bushes to take pictures of me. I'm not doing anything exciting.

Trying to force creativity is never good.

I didn't get hugely famous really quick. It was a slow, gradual process, so I was able to sort of grow into myself and figure out who I was and what I wanted without the glaring spotlight on me telling me who I was.

If you love large, you've got to hurt large. If you've got a lot of light, you've probably got an equal amount of darkness.

I like the idea that we build up these walls or rules or laws to maintain our reality, and when they fall away, you're left with a whole bunch of illusions. Smoke and mirrors.

Nothing outside of my child is important.

I'll answer anything... I'm brutally honest, actually, which gets me in trouble.

Surfing is my passion because I love being active on the water.

For me, that's one of the best validations as an artist. To have a stranger come up to you and say that something you've created and put out there in the world has had some sort of impact on other people's lives.

In a sense, I'm always hearing music of some sort, whether it's people talking or surface noise or whatever, because there is no privacy. So when I'm by myself, I just kind of like to be and reflect, and I can't do that when I'm listening to music. Because it's someone else's reflections, not mine.

I think... I'm perceived as an everyperson. There is no pedestal. I'm no different from anybody else.

Water is very forgiving. Everything lifts in water.

Music gave me a sense that I was worthwhile and that I had something of value to offer the world even though everybody was telling me that I didn't.

I've learned to trust myself, to listen to truth, to not be afraid of it and to not try and hide it.

I was put out there as a spokesperson for the new feminist revolution. It was very difficult because I was either too feminist or not feminist enough, depending on who you spoke to.

It's all kind of a big illusion: the white picket fence and the perfect marriage and the kids. Check that box off, check that box off, and move forward.

I go out on the road for much longer than I probably should and lose more of myself than I should.

Coming to terms with the fact that my marriage was a failure was devastating and very difficult. I blamed myself for a lot of things. It took me a very long time to get over it.

I was a pretty insecure kid, didn't have a lot of friends, and was picked on a lot, and music gave me confidence.

When you're making music or playing a song, I find the moments when there are no instruments being played even stronger than when they are being played. Because they add tension. It's also an ego-less thing - a place where you have no ego - when you're with a bunch of musicians who stop and listen instead.

Happiness is like a cloud, if you stare at it long enough, it evaporates.

I'm really lucky that my record companies have been patient with me and leave me alone and give me the time to make it right in my mind.

I'm a great mummy. I've mapped out all the fun spots in every city.

I sort of feel like music saved my life when I was young. This is the one thing that I knew I was good at.

And music has always been incredibly cathartic for me, whether it's writing my own stuff or singing other people's music; it's very freeing.

Having the opportunity to express myself through music has been extremely cathartic for me my entire life.

I don't think about what other people want from me.

I have a full life: I have two amazing kids, I have great friends, great family. And right now, that's plenty for me to manage. A new relationship just seems like way too much work.

I've always been incredibly lucky that the music that I make, other people like it.

Change and growth is so painful. But it's so necessary for us to evolve.

I'm a bit of a perfectionist, and I want to give 100 percent to everything.

I've never dieted in my life; I like food too much. I'm just thoughtful about what I eat, and I'm lucky that I love the taste of vegetables. I'm certainly not 'actress skinny,' and I never will be. I'm strong, and my body works great for me.

There's nothing particularly unique about my experiences except that they're my experiences.