We are supposed to enjoy the good stuff now, while we can, with the people we love. Life has a funny way of teaching us that lesson over and over again.
My mother has never been involved in my professional life. I am very close to my mother but we keep it on a mother-daughter basis and not a work-related basis.
I would make tea for Joni Mitchell or clean her car, anything to be in the studio and watch her work.
When I was working with David Cassidy at the Rio, I made an album of updated versions of some 1970s disco tunes. I had a blast.
Prince used to call me up 3am in the morning and invite me to hear some of his new songs.
If I was still at school, I'd be looking at Britney Spears and dying to be her.
I used to think I had to stay frozen in time. No amount of Botox will keep up.
Disco is just pop music you can dance to.
I'm terrible at relationships. I consider myself to be smart and a good mother but it's taken me this long to realise you don't have to marry a guy after three days or dump him.
I have lived in the United States for half of my life, my entire adult life.
It's very validating when you are new in the industry to get awards. It boosts your self-esteem.
Every time I show up to do something here it's considered a comeback. If I came into town and they didn't call it that, I'd be disappointed.
Proving I'm a good mother is the one achievement I'm most proud of. It's brought out the best in me.
I wouldn't consciously pursue trying to make something for the charts. It's just not in my scope now. I'd rather stick needles in my eyes.
Come spend the night inside my sugar walls.
Id love to a duet with Luther Vandross.
I'd love to a duet with Luther Vandross.
When my kids are in college, maybe I'll drag my fishnets and high heels out.
I have the life of Riley. I take my kids to school, do a bit of work in the afternoon, pick my kids up, microwave a meal, hang out with my kids, and work for a couple of hours.
Any time I have to get on a plane and leave my kids for a few days, it's kind of tortuous.
The whole world has changed much since the '80's. In the united States, rap music and country music dominate radio and that certainly wasn't the case in the early '80's.
I was blessed in the sense that I got handed so much early on in life. I got a lot of the things people go through their 20s and 30s craving.
I'm a terrible dancer. The worst.
I used to hate, with a capitol H, making videos. It was nothing but a chore. It was something you had to do to have your music accepted in the visual medium.
Even if your job is a professional singer, we still dork out at home.
When you're single and in your 20s, you throw on a pair of jeans and look fabulous.
I'm definitely a pop artist at heart.
Even though I pretty much made my own decisions early on, when I was younger I tended to overbook my life.
If I have no children what would be the point of living.
I'm just passionately in love with my kids.
It's nice to have been around long enough to be a part of people's lives. A lot of people who come to my show are real nostalgic for the '80s.
My sole focus as far back as I can remember was all about my dream to become a singer.