"Singing is just a feeling set to music."
"One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain."Carrie Underwood on Bob Marley
"If music be the food of love, play on."Carrie Underwood on William Shakespeare
"Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything."Carrie Underwood on Plato
"Without music, life would be a mistake."Carrie Underwood on Friedrich Nietzsche
"I was born with music inside me. Music was one of my parts. Like my ribs, my kidneys, my liver, my heart. Like my blood. It was a force already within me when I arrived on the scene. It was a necessity for me-like food or water."Carrie Underwood on Ray Charles
"American Idol transcends age, gender, ethnicity, everything."
"I love being around my friends and my family and spending time with my husband. I like being normal and recharging my batteries, and I feel like I have the coolest job in the world where I get to get on stage and perform and get to do a lot of really amazing things."
"Being a part of SKECHERS is exciting. It is such a hip company with a great attitude and image."
"All of us gave it all we've got, overcame a whole lot just being on the show and learned a lot about ourselves. We're just normal people trying to do what we love and follow our dreams."
"I want people to think of me as a nice person. I really am so blessed. All of this has been a great experience and I thank the American public so much for putting me in this position. I appreciate every second of it."