"I'm actually not a big fan of the word hope. I think it's a depressing word. I don't want to hope - I want to know. Like I don't hope there's a God, I know there's a God."
"Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning."Kelly Clarkson on Albert Einstein
"We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope."Kelly Clarkson on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free."Kelly Clarkson on Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
"My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry to get my work done and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return."Kelly Clarkson on Maya Angelou
"I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe."Kelly Clarkson on Dalai Lama
"I just had my 30th birthday and we went turkey shooting. It's what I wanted to do, so we went."
"The hardest thing about being in this business is just being able to be yourself. People act like there's this one set of rules to follow to be a pop star and I think, 'Well, you say I'm a pop star, so maybe that's not true.'"
"I have a big fear of change, or negative change, anyway. I'm basically the same person I was when I won 'Idol,' or when I was 10."
"I'm cute - and God I hate that. Because that's not cool. I'm like your niece, and nobody wants to date their niece. It's the chubby cheeks. The whole reason people voted for me on American Idol is because I'm an everyday, normal girl."
"I put on the Hank Williams and the Patsy Cline and the Rosemary Clooney on vinyl - I'm not trying to be some cool indie-rock person, I just love the way it sounds - and throw on a T-shirt and jeans. In Texas, we practically come out of the womb in jeans."