"I didn't know folk music growing up, no. It's something I've come to study, really, because I think there's so much to learn from traditional music in the sense of the way music began as a way of communication, the traveling storyteller, the bard, the minstrels."
"A man's character may be learned from the adjectives which he habitually uses in conversation."P. J. Harvey on Mark Twain
"Truthful words are not beautiful beautiful words are not truthful. Good words are not persuasive persuasive words are not good."P. J. Harvey on Lao Tzu
"The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place."P. J. Harvey on George Bernard Shaw
"Electric communication will never be a substitute for the face of someone who with their soul encourages another person to be brave and true."P. J. Harvey on Charles Dickens
"I'm a great believer that any tool that enhances communication has profound effects in terms of how people can learn from each other, and how they can achieve the kind of freedoms that they're interested in."P. J. Harvey on Bill Gates
"I tried to use words that were dealing with the emotional quality that any human being could recognize in the way that they felt about their country. It's to do with the world we live in. That world is a brutal one and full of war. It's also full of many wonderful things and love and hope."
"My mom is a sculptress."
"I work on words, mostly, toward them being poetry or short stories, and then some of those become songs. They all find their place in the world, but they all start off in the same place. I'm always painting and drawing as well, and it's an ongoing creative assignment."
"I was a visual artist primarily and a writer, even from a very young age. I wrote a lot of stories and poetry and... I had a desire to create always. And I always had a desire to show my work."
"I work on words quite separately to music. They're both ongoing, and I don't ever feel like I'm working in a cycle in that respect, because it's every day anyway, no matter what I'm doing. Then I get to a point when I've collected together enough words that seem like they want to be songs rather than poems, or sometimes not."