Here, we’ve compiled a list of the best Amy Lee Quotes. Let’s look at these pieces of wisdom. We definitely have something to learn from them!
You can’t control all the crazy stuff that happens to you. All you can control is the way you handle it.
‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’ is my number one biggest influence artistically in every way.
Honestly I just wear what I like. You know why? ‘Cause I can, I’m a rock star.
Something that’s fun for me is a challenge. When you have a challenge and you take on that challenge and succeed, that’s the best feeling.
The only place I’m recognized is at the mall, because that’s where the teens are.
I refuse to accept Pluto’s resignation as a planet.
L.A. doesn’t have any big personality to me; it’s not inspiring.
I love sushi. But after too much of it, it just starts to taste like a dead animal that hasn’t been cooked.
At the end of any really long tour you need to get your head in order.
I dream crazy vivid dreams. Like, entire movies. And sometimes I write songs about them.
I’m not ashamed of my spiritual beliefs, but I in no way incorporate them into this band.
If people are making fun of you then you’re probably doing something right.
I write by myself initially. That’s the way I’ve always written, just working on pure thought by myself. Then I bring it to the table with whoever I’m collaborating with.
When Evanescence took time off, I bought a big concert harp and started taking lessons like I was in high school again, which was really, really fun. I felt like I was learning again.
My darlings, if I can’t write dark, epic music, I can’t live!
When I was in high school, I listened to a lot of death metal bands.
There are people hell-bent on the idea that we’re a Christian band in disguise, and that we have some secret message. We have no spiritual affiliation with this music. It’s simply about life experience.
The first real concert, other than going with my dad to see Three Dog Night, was Smashing Pumpkins and Garbage. I was fourteen or fifteen. I liked Shirley Manson because she reminded me of Annie Lennox. They both have these deep, sexy, powerful alto voices.
Whether it’s a relationship or what you’re wearing, or how much you weigh and what you said when you didn’t mean it, like – it’s hard to be totally under the microscope.
We’ve all fallen, but at the same time we’re not broken. There is the hint that we are going to get up again.
I really do listen to all types of music, not only rock, but everything from good pop music – which is usually older pop music – to R&B and indie rock. I love indie rock more than a lot of the commercial stuff that you’d expect.
I’ve realized that Evanescence is who I am.
Success gave me confidence as an artist. And now I’m able to do what I want without anybody thinking it’s dumb.
Music is therapy for me. It’s my outlet for every negative thing I’ve ever been through. It lets me turn something bad into something beautiful.
I love the creative process. That’s always been the closest thing to my heart, creating something.
I’m not the fastest writer. I can’t just crank out ideas that are good enough.
I try to be feminist in, like, I love myself and I don’t need someone else’s approval.
A fan once asked if he could have a piece of my hair for voodoo. I said no, so he hugged me and plucked out a couple of hairs and ran off.
There’s nothing sexy about skin and bone. You gotta have some junk in the trunk.
I’ve always been a very passionate, sometimes overly emotional person. Sometimes things affect me more than they should.
I am Evanescence. I am the only original member. I have basically hired the band. Evanescence has become me. It is mine and it’s exactly how I want it to be.
I feel like for me the lyric writing really comes from just what’s going on in my heart and that’s what consumes me; think a lot of our heart is relationships. Not just with boyfriend or girlfriend but all your relationships in your life with other people and our interactions with other humans.
I design a lot of things that I wear onstage, but I’m always looking for unique stuff. I like creative things, so anything I can find at a secondhand costume shop to a Helmut Lang store, it doesn’t matter – just unique stuff.
Evanescence fans aren’t the popular kids in school. They aren’t the cheerleaders. It’s the art kids and the nerds and the kids who grow up to be the most interesting creative people.
I was always a drama queen. I remember playing in the kitchen, trying to get my mom to think I was dead and call the police. When she didn’t, I would cry. I was always theatrical. I don’t think any of my relatives are surprised.
I’m the goofball. I’m the person cracking people up.
Like now what Urban Outfitters has become is very much how I always dressed in high school by going to garage sales and getting stuff for 50 cents. Cost a little more now, to look like crap.
I want to work with kids. I would love to be a teacher.
Life can be tough sometimes. But I think it just starts with admitting, ‘Okay, the world’s not perfect, how do we live our lives within that and not be miserable?’
I love my cats more than I love most people. Probably more than is healthy.