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Gwen Stefani Quotes
Gwen Stefani Quotes
"After Tony broke up with me, I realised I had something to say." "All those years we were only committed to each other, but then we grew up. You could tell people in the band needed a break." "As a famous person you think how you're gonna end it, get away and have a normal life." "At a certain point I'm going to want to have a family." "At first it was my brother's songwriting and I was just doing what everyone told me." "At the same time, I'm a girlie-girl. I enjoy making myself up and all that stuff." "Because I had a crush on him, he turned me on to Prince and Lisa Lisa and Debbie Deb, and that stuff has always had a special place in my heart." "Because that's what I define myself as - a songwriter." "But at the same time, I never expected to be here in the first place." "But can I always wear an Alice-in-Wonderland costume? I probably shouldn't." "Honestly, I'm just that girl who was in Anaheim with my best friends." "I definitely wanted to make a record that would get underneath the skin." "I don't fight with people - like, I can barely fight with my husband because I'll just start crying instead." "I don't know what I will be doing in 10 years." "I don't mean this in a stuck-up way, but I needed an attitude song." "I don't want to drop off and not be on the radio or not be able to talk about myself for hours." "I feel like I graduated from high school, and I needed a song that felt like throwing my cap in the air." "I imagine my children are going to save me from my vanity and be my passion and fill whatever fears I have of the amazing time I'm having right now being gone." "I knew I had to get started on the album or I'd never get to the next No Doubt record, or the baby or the movie." "I learned how to song-write halfway through that record. Once knew I could write songs, I blossomed." "I never for one minute thought that I'd go solo." "I remember being this 17 year-old girl, in love and really excited about my future with the boy that I thought was going to be my husband and we'd have babies and that was my passion." "I think I've been able to fool a lot of people because I know I'm a dork. I'm a geek." "I wanted to make a very good feeling, classic upbeat dance record that when you first heard it, it would be your guilty pleasure." "I was in love with Tony and just happy to be in the band." "I was on the Rock Steady tour with the guys. It was just such a magical time." "I was super-ska girl when I met Tony." "I was thinking that when I have children, that I should always dress as a character for them, so they think their mom is Alice in Wonderland or Cinderella." "I would love to learn to play something so I don't have to rely on someone to collaborate with." "I'm a woman and I'm 35. I don't have that much time left to do this kind of pop record. Let's be real." "I'm lucky to not have a real job, to be able to express myself, be creative and be relevant." "I've wanted a baby since I was a baby, but I think it's not up to me." "I've written songs on guitar, but I don't play guitar good enough to be free." "If I could be a boy, I'd want to be like Andre. I relate to him so much." "If only they knew what a dork I really am." "If you're not Prince, you're never going to sound like Prince." "In the beginning of the process I was scared to let other people into my creative world, but doing that fueled some fire in me." "It was like, power. Suddenly you don't have to be dependent on anyone else for happiness 'cause you've got this thing you can do." "It was such a turning point to find that I had a talent and I had something to contribute, somewhere." "It's an art project; it's me collaborating with some different people to create something magical." "It's hard for me to take someone else's words and sing them." "It's like when a song writes itself. My life is writing itself." "My mom and dad met at Anaheim High School." "Now, it seems like maybe one or a couple more records, and then I want a family." "The hardest part was letting someone even suggest an idea and then my ego being able to take it if it was good." "The idea was to be open and let my ego shut up and sit over in the corner and make something great based on a concept." "The next thing I know I'm writing my first single. Completing that song really triggered something in me. I had found my inspiration." "The real difference is that with No Doubt everything is a full collaboration, everybody has their vote and their energy: we're a real band." "The whole reason you work with someone like Dre is that you want to know what they think. He's such a great producer because he really knows how to get the best out of you and make you feel good about yourself." "These are things that everyone goes through; I just happen to talk about it." "This is the first time in a long time that I don't know what's gonna happen next." "Tomorrow night I'll be in bed with my husband again and it will be really great." "Vivienne Westwood is one of my all-time favourites. I'd give all my money to her and buy all her clothes!" "When I'm 40, maybe I really will want to get up and be 30 pounds overweight and I'll want to get out there and sing songs for people." "Working with (new collaborators) and letting people in to try new melodies and new lyrical ideas was very hard." "I want to be a guy, but I want to wear a lot of makeup." "Writing songs is super intimate. It's a bit like getting naked." "Sometimes you have to sacrifice your performance for high heels." "The people who worked at the clubs just assumed I was a tag along girlfriend or groupie. I'd get up on stage and the audience was just like, 'Show me your tits!' I had nothing to show anyway!" "The first lot were not reflective of my personality [on her dolls]"