Sarah McLachlan is a popular Canadian musician, singer, songwriter and guitarist. She was inclined towards singing from an early age and started taking classes to sharpen her skills. She debuted with the album ‘Touch’ which got her a solo contract with the ‘Nettwerk’. This was followed by her first notable album ‘Fumbling Toward Ecstasy’. Her next album ‘Surfacing’ was a major hit both commercially and critically. It was honored with various awards including two ‘Grammy Awards’. This established her successful singing career and made her popular worldwide. She founded ‘Lilith Fair’ tour by way of which she exhibited female musicians on an unrivalled scale. It was an all-woman concert series through which she encouraged new talent and also created awareness about other issues pertaining to women. She also gave consecutive hits to prove her prominence in the field of music. She has proved to be a great philanthropist as she actively supports humanity. We have gathered few famous quotations and thoughts by the acclaimed artist, who believes that creativity can never be forced. Let us browse through the quotes and sayings by Sarah McLachlan which have been curated from her writings, interviews, songs, lyrics, work, thoughts, tweets and life.
I spent a lot of years on the road, and what happens is you find out who your real friends are and you find out where your strengths and weaknesses lie in communication. I've had the same friends for 20 years now and I can count them on one hand.
I was trying to uphold what I thought feminism was as best I could by supporting women, by trying to create an opportunity to get women to get together, play music together and celebrate the fact that we are having great success making music on our own and together.
I've never dieted in my life; I like food too much. I'm just thoughtful about what I eat, and I'm lucky that I love the taste of vegetables. I'm certainly not 'actress skinny,' and I never will be. I'm strong, and my body works great for me.
I'd much rather be in the expanse of the wilderness because it feels like part of my world. It's a unique perspective. You're this tiny speck in a huge environment, and it's nice to be reminded of that.
Music is very nebulous, and you can conjure up a lot of moods with music. But lyrics - they're a lot more tangible. They're much more specific. And you want to say something meaningful and creative and artistic and that tells a story and that takes people someplace else.
On becoming a mother, I sort of feel like every kid is my kid. I really do get that sense in a much more profound way that we all are a global community and we all have to band to try and give the children of our this generation whatever tools we can to go out into this world and try and make it a better place.
The darker and the sadder the song, the happier it makes me feel. It's just this, ah. I'm in the moment. I'm part of this beautiful world, and it's fantastic, and I don't really know how else to describe it.
I was very awkward as a kid. I was a square trying to fit into a circle and it never worked for me. The harder I tried, the harder I fell. For some reason I was a real target and I got beat up and called names.
For me, that's one of the best validations as an artist. To have a stranger come up to you and say that something you've created and put out there in the world has had some sort of impact on other people's lives.
There are women in every genre having a lot of success. Why not celebrate that?
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.
I didn't get hugely famous really quick. It was a slow, gradual process, so I was able to sort of grow into myself and figure out who I was and what I wanted without the glaring spotlight on me telling me who I was.
It's an amazing luxury to say I'm 31 years old and I'm gonna take a year off. That's pretty amazing.
When you're making music or playing a song, I find the moments when there are no instruments being played even stronger than when they are being played. Because they add tension. It's also an ego-less thing - a place where you have no ego - when you're with a bunch of musicians who stop and listen instead.
In a sense, I'm always hearing music of some sort, whether it's people talking or surface noise or whatever, because there is no privacy. So when I'm by myself, I just kind of like to be and reflect, and I can't do that when I'm listening to music. Because it's someone else's reflections, not mine.