Women have become stronger, and there's a backlash. Men have become terribly possessive. I find it much easier to get on with women.
I'm not interested so much in collaboration. You see that from the history of my albums.
I think it's nice to let people know that there is an invisible part of the world. I think there are many people now who are interested in the invisible world.
If a woman writes about a domestic situation, everyone automatically assumes that it's about her.
My first husband met me as a career woman, and the second did, too. I was lucky.
True artists are prophets. I don't want to be that prophetic in that sense because it's so lonely.
My father was a banker, but he was an independent spirit. He was a very good pianist and very much into music.
In the Second World War, I was a little girl. I was evacuated in my country.
I always believed that my work should be unfinished in the sense that I encourage people to add their creativity to it, either conceptually or physically.
I'm very thankful that I can make people happy just by signing my name.
My career? I never think of it as a 'career.' Art and music and all those things that I'm creating are just part of me.
Women are put in a position of feeling embarrassed about their bodies. It's so ridiculous, but also astounding - we have to always be apologetic about having created the human race.
I think of John every day. I do try to block it, but December 8th is not the only day I think of him.
Smile in the mirror. Do that every morning and you'll start to see a big difference in your life.
We are all dreamers creating the next world, the next beautiful world for ourselves and for our children.
I'm kind of honored to be a dragon lady. The dragon is a very powerful, mythical animal.
Your private life is really very important for you. You know, all of us, you know.
In the '60s, people were still very protective of each field that they belonged to. Avant-garde artists didn't know about rock or pop or jazz. And the jazz people of course didn't want to know about any other music. They were all just kind of protecting their territory.
I always thought that I was an important musician. If you don't have that confidence, why would you go on and do it?
People make music to get a reaction. Music is communication.
The 1960s were about releasing ourselves from conventional society and freeing ourselves.
I think that there is incredible prejudice about witches while there is no prejudice about wizards. Words are very important, and I'm really into destroying myths.
A lot of things have been thrown at me in life, and I've got through it all without a rule book, taking it one day at a time.
Remember, each one of us has the power to change the world. Just start thinking peace, and the message will spread quicker than you think.
I think that there is a sort of spiritual power that is translating into our bodies as we perform. Performers give, and giving is so important. It can heal. That is my experience, anyway.
When I'm putting some communication out on Twitter or Facebook or Instagram, I think that it's helping me, my brain, you know, because it's always somehow stimulated by people who are sending things to me. And it works both ways. It's great. My brain is very happy about it.
Chemically speaking or biologically, we research things, but we don't know half of them. We only know our half of it - symbolically - and we don't know ourselves more than half.
I am aware of the sufferings of women in India, which is also the suffering of women in many, many countries on our planet. My heart is filled with empathy and love for them.
Some people think that movements, such as the movements in ballet, are a higher cultural expression, whereas some are just dirt. I think it is elitist to think that a trained movement is more acceptable than untrained and possibly unrehearsed movements.
When you are suffering, you become more understanding about yourself, but also about other people's sufferings too. That's the first step to understand somebody is to understand their sufferings. So then love follows.
People think that their world will get smaller as they get older. My experience is just the opposite. Your senses become more acute. You start to blossom.
I've always said that I use my voice as an instrument. It was something I created myself, and I said, 'Have voice, will travel.'
I did not break up the Beatles. You can't have it both ways. If you're going to blame me for breaking the Beatles up, you should be thankful that I made them into myth rather than a crumbling group.
I travel a lot, so when I arrive in a city, I like to go to good local bookshops and make a selection based on how I'm feeling and what I'm thinking. The book I pick usually seems to have a definite karmic connection!
If everybody thinks of something, then it will happen. Your mind is part of the universe. It is connected, you can use its energy.
The human race is a very, very magical race. We have a magic power of witches and wizards. We're here on this earth to unravel the mystery of this planet. The planet is asking for it.
What we do really affects the world. Most of us think we can't do anything, but it really isn't true.
Great Art is Great because it inspired you greatly. If it didn't, no matter what the critics, the museums and the galleries say, it's not great art for you.