Top 28 Cat Power Quotes

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“Life is hard and it gets worse and worse and worse.”

― Cat Power

“I got more guts than brains, and that’s my problem.”

― Cat Power

“Everybody tends to think I’m crazy, which is the biggest problem in my life.”

― Cat Power

“I still haven’t been able to capture the joy of what it’s like when I sing – you know, when I’m by myself, or like when I was a little kid.”

― Cat Power

“I used to want to be a war photographer, and I used to want to be a ballerina and a comedian. I used to want to be a writer. I invalidated myself; it’s a mistake for me.”

― Cat Power

“I need to be able to face things.”

― Cat Power

“From folk to tribal to Cab Calloway, Cole Porter, Gershwin to the Rolling Stones, whose first record was all covers, to country-western, bebop, blues, and even the referencing in classic hip hop to cliched love ballads of the ’80s or whatever – that is kinda gone, and that’s just terrifying to me.”

― Cat Power

“Usually, I’ll just sit down at a piano or with a guitar, and I’ll just be relaxed and playing music. Because that’s what relaxes your subconscious. That’s why everyone from animals to humans love music.”

― Cat Power

“I am human and I make mistakes.”

― Cat Power

“I moved to Los Angeles to be with a man I loved.”

― Cat Power

“Hip-hop and R&B is mostly what I listen to. I don’t have a connection with punk rock – I just never had that experience.”

― Cat Power

“I got told so many times I needed a manager. For a long time I resisted, and I finally got one so I can pay my mortgage, and it helped me from becoming a homeless person.”

― Cat Power

“Playing the guitar, you kind of lock into a rhythm and a groove, and then it relaxes me to make up lyrics and sing.”

― Cat Power

“After my second-to-last record, ‘The Greatest’, I had gone on tour for a while, and I didn’t play an instrument for about five years. And I got kind of – it’s not self-esteem or whatever, or anger toward myself – but disappointed in myself that I hadn’t been challenging myself to learn musically.”

― Cat Power

“For me, the moment the mic is on and it’s rolling, it’s impossible to vocally relax for some reason. But one day, I’m going to be able to sing the way I sang when I was a little kid, completely open and free. That’s, I think, the one thing that’s changed: Growing older, I’m not ashamed to hear my voice.”

― Cat Power

“If your parents gave you fire to play with when you were two, you’d be standing in fire by the time you were an adult.”

― Cat Power

“I don’t come from money or an educated family background or any sort of supportive family life, so all of my choices are made on my own.”

― Cat Power

“We’re always going to remind ourselves of our mistakes and how we do things differently, trying to be a better person or whatever.”

― Cat Power

“I think the hardest thing about my life is that I’ve met so many people all over the world who I love, but they’re not friends with each other.”

― Cat Power

“I’ve never had a clique. It’s impossible when you’re always traveling.”

― Cat Power

“People and their religions don’t affect me.”

― Cat Power

“I’ve always dressed like a dude.”

― Cat Power

“I’m not a professional entertainer. I’m not Neil Diamond.”

― Cat Power

“People tend to think I’m insane, and I’m really tired of it.”

― Cat Power

“There’s just a lot of stuff that really moves me, and I don’t know how to express it, and I just want to try to do the best I can and surround myself with good people who don’t invalidate me.”

― Cat Power

“I got told I needed a producer I don’t know how many times – maybe 27 times, 30? Then I recently got told ‘I’m so proud of you.’ That was even more great to hear.”

― Cat Power

“Nobody considers a covers record an album.”

― Cat Power

“I’ve always done things myself. I’ve never bragged or screamed that I produced a record before. I never told anybody.”

― Cat Power
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