"I think people appreciate a songwriter who shows different sides. The whole angst thing is cool, but if that's all you've got, it's just boring. Everything I write, whether it's happy or sad, has a sense of humor to it."
"Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances."Katy Perry on Thomas Jefferson
"Rather be dead than cool."Katy Perry on Kurt Cobain
"All women do have a different sense of sexuality, or sense of fun, or sense of like what's sexy or cool or tough."Katy Perry on Angelina Jolie
"Let your soul stand cool and composed before a million universes."Katy Perry on Walt Whitman
"It's really kind of cool to have solar panels on your roof."Katy Perry on Bill Gates
"I get a lot of the ideas when I'm resting - either when I'm meditating or getting some kind of work done on my back, like physical therapy or acupuncture. That's where I get my best ideas, maybe because I'm balancing my body."
"I'm either going to go completely mental, completely bankrupt, or have the best success of my life."
"I think sometimes when children grow up, their parents grow up. Mine grew up with me. We coexist. I don't try to change them anymore, and I don't think they try to change me. We agree to disagree."
"I love what I do, and when I don't love what I do, I'll make a change."
"I've always been ambitious since I was nine years old and that was never going to change."