Zitat des Tages von Gwen Stefani:
I remember so vividly the first song I ever wrote. It was called 'Different People.'
I don't mean this in a stuck-up way, but I needed an attitude song.
My songs are basically my diaries. Some of my best songwriting has come out of time when I've been going through a personal nightmare.
Every day I fail at something.
If I wasn't even famous or had any success, I would still wake up and put tons of make-up on, and put on a cool outfit. That's always been who I've been my whole life, so that's never gonna change. I love fashion. I love getting dressed up. I love Halloween, too.
I work out five days a week; I can't imagine not doing it.
At a certain point I'm going to want to have a family.
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. It would be totally messed up!
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.
Being in a band you can wear whatever you want - it's like an excuse for Halloween every day.
I remember when I was in school, they would ask, 'What are you going to be when you grow up?' and then you'd have to draw a picture of it. I drew a picture of myself as a bride.
I would love to learn to play something so I don't have to rely on someone to collaborate with.
I'm lucky to not have a real job, to be able to express myself, be creative and be relevant.
It's superfun being a mom, but it's hard too.
Music has this emotional thing to it, and it touches people in crazy ways. The power of having that power is something that, once you have it, you don't want it to ever end.
I'm vain enough to want do a movie again, but right now more roles are the last thing on my list.
I want to be a guy, but I want to wear a lot of makeup.
I'm just, like, totally normal. The fact that any of this has happened, that we're sitting here at the Beverly Hills Hotel just gets me going, like, 'What?'
My parents always pushed creativity on us, but they made it seem like the fun thing to do.
I don't fight with people - like, I can barely fight with my husband because I'll just start crying instead.
I have to tell everyone everything that's going on. It is different once you're married, because that's sacred.
Sometimes you have to sacrifice your performance for high heels.
Being a mom is hard, I think a lot of working moms feel that way.
Now I'm a wife and a mother of two. It's a really different role. I always referred to No Doubt as a marriage, because that's what it's like to be together for so long and go through what we've been through. I can't really have that relationship with them anymore.
If you're not Prince, you're never going to sound like Prince.
At first it was my brother's songwriting and I was just doing what everyone told me.
You know, I was chubby when I was a little girl. And I have all those issues everyone else has. But I try not to. And I've learned over the years that it's such a waste of time. And people like me whether I'm a little bit fatter or not.
You can't plan anything, right? You can try.
It was such a turning point to find that I had a talent and I had something to contribute, somewhere.
As a famous person you think how you're gonna end it, get away and have a normal life.
My priorities are always going to be my husband and my family now. That's a huge, huge thing.
Life is short and you've got to get the most out of it.
I wish I could write more make-believe. It's a lot easier to write about hard times and when things are going wrong. But I've never been a private person.
You're always tellin' me to go out more, Go ahead, get out and see the world, But then I think, why should I? I'd rather stay home and cry.
My mom and dad met at Anaheim High School. After they got married, all they wanted to do was have four children, and they did.
Being a singer is all about me. About ego. Being a mom is all about being selfless - two different worlds.