"I don't know if anybody wants to mix their politics with their entertainment."
"Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future."Fiona Apple on John F. Kennedy
"Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress but I repeat myself."Fiona Apple on Mark Twain
"One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors."Fiona Apple on Plato
"If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand."Fiona Apple on Milton Friedman
"It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything."Fiona Apple on Joseph Stalin
"The age thing really bugs me. Do people have more of a right to not like what I say because I'm 19?"
"When you're surrounded by all these people, it can be even lonelier than when you're by yourself. You can be in a huge crowd, but if you don't feel like you can trust anybody or talk to anybody, you feel like you're really alone."
"I got a lot of problems, but I'm really good at intuiting what I need to do to be happy with whatever I create. I know when to stop myself, I know when to start, I know when to leave something alone. I guess I just kind of indulge that completely, and so I just take my time."
"Because for whatever reason, even though I want to stay home all the time and be left alone, I want to tell the world who I am now."
"For me, the best times are always going to be the most intense, the ones with the highest highs and the lowest lows."