— Tori Amos (via tasseomancyandtiaras)
"You have to be a warrior. You have to fight the belief system. It’s the only way or I become president of Victims Anonymous. And so we’re back to the work. The energy has to be put into making the work vital, and not settling for something that is just good, because there’s no room, don’t you see? When you’re in your 20s, there’s maybe a little room for you to not be at the top of your artistic game, if you look good on a magazine cover. When you’re not on the cover of the magazines anymore, then you realize that the work has to be great. And in order for that to happen we’re back to traveling, being open to stories, being open to creating whatever you need to create in order to stand back and say, “I respect the work with all my heart and soul."