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A collection of quotes and sayings by Tori Amos on feminism, politics, religion, music, weirdness, life, pride, songs, violence, absurd, muse and women.

55 Famous Quotes By Tori Amos Which Are Sure To Strike The Right Chord

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Myra Ellen Amos, who is popularly known as Tori Amos, is an American music composer, singer, songwriter and pianist. She is a noted musician who has delivered a number of well-known chart topping singles in a career that has spanned over three decades. Amos was a child prodigy and her talent as a pianist saw her gain entry into John Hopkins University’s famous Peabody institute on a scholarship at the age of 5. Amos was a member of the group Y Kant Tori Read but she found success when she became a solo artist and rose to prominence in the 1990s. Amos’ songs are not only sought-after for the melody but also because of the political, feminist and religious messages that they often carry. Some of her most noted songs include ‘1000 Oceans’, ‘God’, ‘Crucify’, ‘Spark’, ‘Cornflake Girl’, ‘Professional Widow’ and ‘A Sorta Fairytale’. A Sorta Fairutale remains Amos’ most distinguished song by virtue of its commercial returns. Amos is without doubt one of the more influential musical stars of her era and over the years she has delivered several quotable quotes through her music and life. We bring to you a collection of quotations and thoughts by Tori Amos which have been extracted from the vast sea of her work, songs, writings, interviews and thoughts.

As soon as you stop being humbled by the creation process, Little One, it is so much bigger than you are. And when you think it is you and you are it, it will drown you or burn you alive.

- Tori Amos: Piece by Piece, Tori Amos

Listen—when you're on the toilet, from the point of view of the toilet, you are not an icon taking a crap. You are a bottom taking a crap. If you can get that, you're going to be okay.

- Tori Amos: Piece by Piece, Tori Amos

When I went on this trip I had a sexual/spiritual experience with a creature named Lucifer.

- Tori Amos: Piece by Piece, Tori Amos

215. “In the Springtime of his voodoo, he was going to show me spring.”~

- Tori Amos

Even a glamorous bitch can be in need.

- Tori Amos

Every artist is born in a place, within a family, and though she may leave those sources far behind, they remain within her.

- Tori Amos: Piece by Piece, Tori Amos

She said, these dead petals, honey, brought me here

- Tori Amos

But I needed to access the Dark Prince in myself, instead of pulling in men who had access to it.

- Tori Amos: Piece by Piece, Tori Amos

We don't often see our own stories. Good artists are the ones that whisper our own stories back to us.

- Tori Amos: Piece by Piece, Tori Amos

93. "Threads that are golden don't break easily.

- Tori Amos

They say you were something in those formative years.

- Tori Amos

She told me once there is a part of her in everyone, though Neil believes I'm more Delirium than Tori, and Death taught me to accept that, you know, wear your butterflies with pride.

- Death: The High Cost of Living Collected, Tori Amos

It's hard to hide a hundred girls in your hair.

- Tori Amos

I'm an acquired taste. I'm anchovies. If I was potato chips I could go more places.

- Tori Amos: Piece by Piece, Tori Amos

The Apocalypse is not something out there that will eradicate everything on planet Earth. That would be far too simple. The Apocalypse is in each and every one of us. It takes courage to fight the beast.

- Piece by Piece, Tori Amos

Gimme peace, love, and a hard cock!

- Tori Amos: Lyrics, Tori Amos

What I want is not to want what isn't mine

- Tori Amos - Scarlet's Walk, Tori Amos

I believe in peace, Bitch.

- Tori Amos

...Her entire life has been devoted to healing the deepest, most invasive unseeable scar that one can ever have.

- Piece by Piece, Tori Amos

I'm the queen of the nerds.

- Tori Amos

Give me life Give me pain Give me myself again.

- Tori Amos - Little Earthquakes: P/V/G, Tori Amos

And if there is a way to find you, I will find you. but will you find me if Neil makes me a tree

- Tori Amos: Boys For Pele, Tori Amos

Strange, i thought i knew you well, thought i had read the sky, thought i had seen a change in your eyes.

- Tori Amos

He said, first let's just unzip your religion down.

- Tori Amos - Scarlet's Walk, Tori Amos

Healing for me is being able to sit next to the butcher and say 'Yes, I’m sitting next to the butcher now,' instead of saying 'there is no butcher'.

- Tori Amos

Everybody told me this 'girl on the piano' thing was never going to work.

- Tori Amos

Haze all clouding up in my mind in the daze of the why it could've never been.

- Tori Amos

God sometimes you just don't come through, Do you need a woman to look after you?

- A Tori Amos Collection: Tales of a Librarian, Tori Amos

Over the last few hours I've allowed myself to feel defeated, and just like she said if you allow yourself to feel the way you really feel, maybe you won't be afraid of that feeling anymore.

- Death: The High Cost of Living Collected, Tori Amos

A guitarist or a drummer can get a cold and still play; I get a cold and sound like a wet mitten trying to sing you a love song. Charming.

- Piece by Piece, Tori Amos

So then I though I'd make some plans, but Fire thought she'd really rather be Water instead...

- Tori Amos

And maybe she had certain beliefs that if you love somebody, [you're] gonna like them too. And that isn't necessarily true.

- Tori Amos

Never was a cornflake girl; Thought it was a good solution: hanging with the raisin girls.

- Under the Pink, Tori Amos

Is there room in my heart for you to follow your heart?

- Tori Amos

The violence between women is unbelievable...women try to make each other crawl so that their knees are bleeding.

- Tori Amos

Hair is gray and the firers are burning. So many dreams on the shelf. You say I wanted you to be proud of me. I always wanted that myself.

- Tori Amos

When you've got the virgin and the whore sitting next to each other, they're likely to judge each other harshly.

- Tori Amos

I think that people who can't believe in fairies aren't worth knowing.

- Tori Amos

The sense of loss is such a tricky one, because we always feel like our worth is tied up into stuff that we have, not that our worth can grow with things we are willing to lose.

- Tori Amos

I have so many different personalities in me and I still feel lonely.

- Tori Amos

Most people would rather be sheep than stand on their own with antlers on.

- Tori Amos

On some of my darkest days, Lucifer's the one who comes and gives me an ice cream.

- Tori Amos

Get off the cross, we need the wood.

- Tori Amos: "American Doll Posse", Tori Amos

Some of the most wonderful people are the ones who don`t fit into boxes.

- Tori Amos

Sometimes I breathe you in and I know you know.

- Tori Amos

I know I'm an acquired taste - I'm anchovies. And not everybody wants those hairy little things.

- Tori Amos

The truth lies in between the 1st and the 40th drink

- To Venus and Back, Tori Amos

I see the dream and I see the nightmare, and I believe you can't have the dream without the nightmare

- Tori Amos

I don't see myself as weird, I just see myself as honest.

- Tori Amos

If you really want a challenge, just deal with yourself.

- Tori Amos

What girls do to each other is beyond description. No Chinese torture comes close.

- Tori Amos: Piece by Piece, Tori Amos

I'm too wacky for most weirdos. Who am I to judge?

- Tori Amos

If they keep crashing stuff into the moon, the moon's gonna get pissed off, and the tides'll change, and all the women'll start PMS-ing together. Then you guys are going to fucking regret it.

- Tori Amos

So, you can make me come, that doesn't make you Jesus.

- Tori Amos

Girls you've gotta know when it's time to turn the page.

- Tori Amos: From the Choirgirl Hotel, Tori Amos