I think the worst part about a breakup sometimes, if one could choose a worst part, would possibly be if you get out of a relationship, and you don't recognize yourself because you changed a lot about you.
Most of my songs have names of people I've met or are dear to me. There are people who have privacy issues and about people knowing about their private life. But for me, I like to include few special names and few details about them to make the song very special to me.
I heard that when Christina Aguilera went back to her prom, people, like, booed her. I can't imagine going through that. If you know that's going to happen, why put yourself in that situation? I'd rather play for 20,000 screaming people, you know?
I don't like to feel like I'm some fragile package that has to be shipped by high-priority mail and handled with white gloves.
If you are lucky enough to find something that you love, and you have a shot at being good at it, don't stop, don't put it down.
I don't live by all these rigid, weird rules that make me feel all fenced in. I just like the way that I feel like, and that makes me feel very free.
It's pretty intense writing about my own life, my own struggles.
Some days I totally appreciate everything that's happening to me, and some days I feel everyone's waiting for me to mess up.
All you need to do to be my friend is like me.
Even if you're happy with the life you've chosen, you're still curious about the other options.
I wouldn't wear tiny amounts of clothing in my real life so I don't think it's necessary to wear that stuff in photo-shoots.
Since I was old enough to understand what a songwriter/producer is, I've had a curiosity about how Max Martin creates what he creates. I wanted to see that happen. I wanted to be there. I wanted to learn from him.
All of my favorite people - people I really trust - none of them were cool in their younger years.
Don't ever call a guy first. The thing they want the most is whatever they can't have. It sounds really juvenile, but it works.
Red is such an interesting color to correlate with emotion, because it's on both ends of the spectrum. On one end you have happiness, falling in love, infatuation with someone, passion, all that. On the other end, you've got obsession, jealousy, danger, fear, anger and frustration.
I'm very aware and very conscious of the path I chose in life, and very aware of the path I didn't choose.
I think I have a big fear of things spiraling out of control. Out of control and dangerous and reckless and thoughtless scares me, because people get hurt.
I've had a few semi-toxic relationships, but it's not what I look for when I'm seeing someone.
I think I've developed, as many people do, this sense of, 'Don't say the wrong thing, or else people will point at you and laugh.'
When you say, 'I spent my summers at the Jersey Shore,' people always say, 'Oh, really?' They think of the TV show. So I just say, 'A cute little harbor town in New Jersey.'
I'm the girl who - I call it girl-next-door-itis - the hot guy is friends with and gets all his relationship advice from but never considers dating.
I'm not afraid to write my feelings in songs.
For me, when I picture the person I want to end up with, I don't think about what their career is, or what they look like. I picture the feeling I get when I'm with them.
If you cry over a guy, then your friends can't date him. It can't even be considered.
My audience has really become a very diverse group of people. It's not just 15-year-old girls. That's kind of what allows me to write from all the different places I want to write from.
My confidence is easy to shake. I am very well aware of all of my flaws. I am aware of all the insecurities that I have.
I have this really high priority on happiness and finding something to be happy about.
Love always ends differently and it always begins differently - especially with me.
The truth of it is that every singer out there with songs on the radio is raising the next generation, so make your words count.
My imagination is a twisted place.