"When I was little, my mom tells me, I used to say things like, 'Mom do you hear the string section? Do you hear the string section?' And she would look at me and say, 'No honey, I don't know what you're talking about.'"
"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."Tori Amos 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."Tori Amos on Jessica Lange
"My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it."Tori Amos on Mark Twain
"Men are what their mothers made them."Tori Amos 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."Tori Amos on Pablo Picasso
"You'd think that in this age, especially in the 21st century - especially with all the technology and all the discoveries that we've made - that we would figure out how to tackle abuse."
"I have so many different personalities in me and I still feel lonely."
"If I was writing songs just for me I'd only play them in my living room, alone."
"I've got tonnes of aboriginal and Native American art, but I'd like even more."
"After a while of getting jerked around, you realize what the business is really made up of."