"I think often sadness is a great place to get songs from."
"One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain."Sarah McLachlan on Bob Marley
"If music be the food of love, play on."Sarah McLachlan on William Shakespeare
"Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything."Sarah McLachlan on Plato
"Without music, life would be a mistake."Sarah McLachlan on Friedrich Nietzsche
"I was born with music inside me. Music was one of my parts. Like my ribs, my kidneys, my liver, my heart. Like my blood. It was a force already within me when I arrived on the scene. It was a necessity for me-like food or water."Sarah McLachlan on Ray Charles
"I'm really lucky that my record companies have been patient with me and leave me alone and give me the time to make it right in my mind."
"I think sometimes all you need is to hear someone else say the same thing that you're going through to realize that you're not alone. I try to put some sense of hope into the songs, into whatever the situation is so that it's not just dirt, drudgery and a life of misery."
"It's an amazing luxury to say I'm 31 years old and I'm gonna take a year off. That's pretty amazing."
"I have a full life: I have two amazing kids, I have great friends, great family. And right now, that's plenty for me to manage. A new relationship just seems like way too much work."
"Trying to force creativity is never good."