"I'm not just a doormat. I'm not just being stepped on all over the place. If you look at the bulk of my material, it's about trying to find some strength through that."
"We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face... we must do that which we think we cannot."Lucinda Williams on Eleanor Roosevelt
"That which does not kill us makes us stronger."Lucinda Williams on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved."Lucinda Williams on Helen Keller
"Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men."Lucinda Williams on John F. Kennedy
"The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places."Lucinda Williams on Ernest Hemingway
"Back in the 1960s, I saw Peter, Paul and Mary. I was at that age, about 14, and I was mesmerized."
"I just broke up with my boyfriend, and I've been spending more time alone than I'd like."
"Of course, I'm older now. I'm in a different place in my life than when I wrote the songs for 'Car Wheels' or 'Essence' or whatever. Different things were going on."
"People let their own hang-ups become the obstacles between them and personal happiness."
"You should put time into learning your craft. It seems like people want success so quickly, way before they're ready."
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