"You can live your whole life in your brain and not experience what's around you. You go crazy that way."
"Life can only be understood backwards but it must be lived forwards."Fiona Apple on Soren Kierkegaard
"The only source of knowledge is experience."Fiona Apple on Albert Einstein
"Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn."Fiona Apple on C. S. Lewis
"Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes."Fiona Apple on Oscar Wilde
"A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way."Fiona Apple on Mark Twain
"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."