Best Quotes from Jewel

By | February 25, 2016

Being part of the natural world reminds me that innocence isn’t ever lost completely; we just need to maintain our goodness to regain it.

Jewel

On my own I generally have very messy hair, wear jeans and sneakers.

Jewel

Love bravely, live bravely, be courageous, there’s really nothing to lose. There’s no wrong you can’t make right again, so be kinder to yourself, you know, have fun, take chances. There’s no bounds.

Jewel

Amazingly, I’ve been sort of an anomaly in the music industry. I feel like I’ve been able to exist as kind of a throwback artist.

Jewel

It’s really fun to see young kids trying to find excellence in themselves.

Jewel

Some of my favorite poets had a tremendous sense of whimsy, so it’s a writing style I guess I admire.

Jewel

I’m a Gemini and I have a lot of different moods. Sometimes I’m very serious and introspective and pensive, but other times I’m completely goofy and girlie. So, I like my songs to cover all my moods.

Jewel

Forgiveness is the needle that knows how to mend.

Jewel

Some people want fame, popularity and huge sales. I’ve always hoped to have a really long career. So I’ve tried to make each of my creative decisions and business decisions to allow for longevity. As a side effect I got really famous and really big. I didn’t realize the two could go together.

Jewel

If you write a hit song for Britney Spears, it’s worth several million dollars. Just one song! And it might have taken you two hours to do it. It’s like mining for gold. It takes a lot of skill and a lot of technique.

Jewel

I guess I’m a Gemini through and through, but I’m mercurial. I get bored doing the same things.

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I’m becoming more and more myself with time. I guess that’s what grace is. The refinement of your soul through time.

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I’m half alive but I feel mostly dead.

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I’ve been writing lullabies since the beginning. I kind of did it for myself to help myself fall asleep when I really worried, like when I was homeless and I’d fall asleep in my car.

Jewel

Hard times make you bitter or make you more compassionate.

Jewel

I think when kids just see well-crafted poetry, it’s just obtuse to them. It’s hard to relate to.

Jewel

Writing is a really good first step toward that goal of knowing yourself.

Jewel

For now I’m just enjoying being a mom. I don’t want to be more famous and more rich. I want to be a good mom.

Jewel

Like every girl, I felt amazing pressure to look like the popular girls, but no one told me the popular girls were all air brushed in magazines.

Jewel

There are a lot of things about fame that are not conducive to being curious. It’s been important for me to cloister myself off.

Jewel

I enjoy hard work; I love setting goals and achieving them.

Jewel

I have a life that I enjoy; I try and value the things that I think are worth valuing and everything else is icing. You know, it is a kick to go down the red carpet in that dress and then you go back home.

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So what are we given? We’re also given, my generation, the disillusionment of our parents.

Jewel

My whole goal is to keep my spirit intact. If that doesn’t happen, none of this is worth it.

Jewel

I would always encourage people of any age not to be so quick to follow other people’s truths but to search and follow your own moral code and live by your own integrity, and mostly just be brave.

Jewel

If I’m a phenomenon, it makes me feel like I have no purpose.

Jewel

I think family mealtime is really important. There’s a lot of research that shows kids are going to do better in school and have more self-esteem if you can all sit down and eat together.

Jewel

If I’m a phenomenon, it makes me feel like I have no purpose.

Jewel

I would always encourage people of any age not to be so quick to follow other people’s truths but to search and follow your own moral code and live by your own integrity, and mostly just be brave.

Jewel

I grew up doing live tours and playing in bars, so it was what I love to do.

Jewel

I’m fairly specific about what I like to wear and looks are important to me, just like they are to everybody.

Jewel

I tend to eat what I want, which probably isn’t good.

Jewel

I’ve been performing on stage since I was six years old.

Jewel

The show is different every night, because I never write a setlist.

Jewel

You have a different crowd every night, so you should do a different show to suit them. I tailor the show to their mood.

Jewel

I love being in a band.

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I love playing big rooms. There’s nothing like it. It’s a power trip.

Jewel

I’m not a wild and crazy person.

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I’m not a partygoer.

Jewel

Most of us don’t spend any time knowing ourselves. We just keep reacting.

Jewel

What’s great about music is it takes so many kinds of people, including me. Everybody is in a different place.

Jewel

I never found much comfort in overly organized religion of any sort.

Jewel

I have a sneaking suspicion that all religions lead to the same place, a very unified place.

Jewel

I don’t exist without writing.

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I don’t see the world unless I see it in ink.

Jewel

I find you get out of people what you put into them.

Jewel

The writers I respect the most had an undying commitment to a vision.

Jewel

I get bored very easily. I have a voracious appetite and I do not feel alive if I’m repeating something I’m good at. So I’m always looking for new challenges.

Jewel

I have this theory- that if we’re told we’re bad, then that’s the only ideal we’ll ever have.

Jewel

I’ve always had a love for poetry and when I got signed to a record label I thought, ‘How odd that I’m doing a record before a book of poetry,’

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The things you fear are undefeatable, not by their nature, but by your approach.

Jewel

Records have never really been my strong suit. I’ve always been a much better live act. I didn’t understand the language of the studio. You sing differently in a studio. The language, the craft – it’s just a whole different deal. I avoided the problem on my first record by doing a live album.

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