"My mom and I have always been very close. She is my best friend. She had to make a lot of sacrifices early on in my life to make sure I got to do what I wanted to do."
"My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute all my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her."Norah Jones on George Washington
"The natural state of motherhood is unselfishness. When you become a mother, you are no longer the center of your own universe. You relinquish that position to your children."Norah Jones on Jessica Lange
"My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it."Norah Jones on Mark Twain
"Men are what their mothers made them."Norah Jones on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"My mother said to me, 'If you are a soldier, you will become a general. If you are a monk, you will become the Pope.' Instead, I was a painter, and became Picasso."Norah Jones on Pablo Picasso
"Success and the art of making music are two different things for me."
"A lot of pop people out there are cool, but they overdo it."
"The pop world is cool, but I never really thought of myself as part of it or wanting to be a part of it because I'm on a label that's not really like that. They're not trying to dress me up, they're not trying to do things like that. I feel like I'm sort of separate from that, actually."
"I could do without 'cool' publications calling me 'mom jazz.' But I laughed all the way to the bank, baby."
"There are absolutely no problems between me, my dad and my sister. Obviously I grew up with just my mum, but my relationship with my dad is just fine."