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Billie Eilish Quotes

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Billie Eilish quotes: heartfelt feedback that proves Billie is wise well beyond her years.

“Success is not how well people know you, it’s how you’re looked at.”

“Time is kind of an amazing thing because you can do so much with it.  I think people underestimate time.  I don’t want to just sit on my phone for hours.”

“You can’t stop people from moving on when they have to.  When you go on a trip, you can’t expect people to sit still until you get back.”

“You have to have trust in someone you’re working with; otherwise, you’re not gonna come out with something that’s really you.”

“I always want to create and do things, or draw.”

“I have an auditory-processing disorder that affects my ability to retain information aurally, and I also have Tourette’s syndrome, with especially severe motor tics connected to the stress of mathematics.”

“You can tell somebody doesn’t like you; of course you can.  I had an entire childhood of that.”

“When people ask me what I’d say to somebody looking for advice on mental health, the only thing I can say is patience.  I had patience with myself.  I didn’t take that last step.  I waited.  Things fade.”

“I had enormous amounts of energy, which my parents sought to dissipate through dance class, gymnastics and horseback riding.  Chorus was my favorite thing in the world.”

“I don’t know how to function without music.  When I’m not making it, I’m listening to it.  It gives me courage and takes care of my mind.”

“I never thought a career as a musician was possible.  I’ve always been a singer.  I never really decided I was gonna be a singer.  I just sung a lot.”

“Writing music is just like writing a book.”

“Pretty much my whole life, I’ve been a performer and have loved singing and writing songs in my room for my own ears.”

“I wrote my first song at 12 and remember someone asking, ‘What were you going through at 12 that you could write about?’  I get what you’re saying, but 11, 12, 13 were the hardest years of my life.  You learn everything.  You learn how horrible things feel.”

“People think you have to go through something to write about it, and you absolutely do not.  You can write about, like, a shoe.  It’s a story.”

“If you write in the same way over and over again, like, in the same place with the same techniques and with the same people, you’re sort of writing the same song over and over again.”

“When I write, I try to become different characters.”

“What inspires me about rap is that it’s written in an almost poetic way.  I just think it’s so cool.”

“‘Bellyache’ is totally fictional.  I like writing about things that aren’t real.  The song is about not trusting anyone and then putting trust in yourself and realizing that you don’t know what you are doing, either.  Or realizing that things you do with a group of people that you think are cool in the moment are ultimately all on you.”

“What makes a song last is real content from a mind that is thinking a little bit harder about certain things.”

“I’m gonna make what I want to make, and other people are gonna like what they’re gonna like.  It doesn’t really matter.”

“People talk about how making music is healing; I think listening to music is healing, but I don’t think making music is.  It doesn’t heal to make music for me, but there are so many other things that do.  The main thing is thinking about what I do for a living, having that be the thing that makes me remember what I have.”

“I’ve always done whatever I want and always been exactly who I am.  I like to be in control of how I look and how I feel and how I act and the obligation is to smile back at someone if they smile at you.  I don’t think of myself as anything except me.”

“In the public eye, girls and women with strong perspectives are hated.  If you’re a girl with an opinion, people just hate you.  I would never be anyone but utterly myself.  There are still people who are afraid of successful women, and that’s so lame.  What’s the point of pleasing other people?  You’ve got to get out and change the world, and we’re the generation that’s going to step into that.”

“I’m super self-critical, which I think is good, because then I get exactly what I want.  I’m critical of other people, too.  I try not to be, though.”

“Maybe people see me as a rule-breaker because they themselves feel like they have to follow rules, and here I am not doing it.  That’s great, if I can make someone feel more free to do what they actually want to do instead of what they are expected to do.  But for me, I never realized that I was expected to do anything.  I guess that’s what is actually going on—that I never knew there was a thing I had to follow.  Nobody told me that sh*t, so I did what I wanted.”

“In real life, I’m a really smiley person.  I smile when I talk and I laugh.”

“If I’m in a bad mood, or if I’m uncomfortable, it’s probably what I’m wearing that’s making me feel that way.”

“I don’t like being high-maintenance.  I don’t like showing pain.  I don’t cry.  Ever.”

“I think everybody deserves an equal amount of appreciation whether how old they are, but I mean, I’m cool with the praise.  I’m good.”

“It’s rare for anyone to value the opinions of a teenage girl.”

“I’m lucky to have a family that I like, and that likes me.  The only reason I do what I do is because my parents didn’t force me.  If they’d said, ‘Here’s a guitar, here’s a microphone, sing and write,’ I would have been like, ‘Goodbye!  I’m gonna go do drugs.’  People have some sh*tty families.  I’m kinda shocked my parents are still together.  I’m not at all trying to brag; I’m just trying to say, I feel for the people who don’t have a family that wants them to be happy in their lives.”

“I realize now that it’s everything I ever wanted.  And my Grammy sweep?  That sh*t was f*cking crazy.”

“I love people talking about me; I love anybody just looking at me.”

“I like being famous.  It’s very weird, but it’s very cool.”

“I’m a really artistic person.  I love fashion.”

Days off are gross!  What the f*ck do I do now?  I don’t like being bored.  I don’t like being lazy.  I’ve always liked being busy.  If I have nothing to do for a week, it just makes me mad.”

“When I do have free time, I spend it with friends, or I spend it at home writing or making something.”

“Happiness is a crazy feeling.  I haven’t been happy for years.  I didn’t think I would be happy again.  And here I am, I’ve gotten to a point where I’m finally okay.  It’s not because I’m famous.  It’s not because I have a little more money.  It’s so many different things: growing up, people coming into your life, certain people leaving your life.  All I can say now is, for anybody who isn’t doing well, it will get better.  Have hope.  I did this sh*t with fame riding on my shoulders.  And I love fame!  Being famous is great, but it was horrible for a year.  Now I love what I do, and I’m me again.  The good me.  And I love the eyes on me.”

“The most important thing right now probably would be maintaining my happiness.”

“I’m obviously always thinking about my actions and how they’re affecting the world and people, so I’m never going just be like, ‘Oh f*ck it, I don’t care about my future.’  I really care about my future.  I do think about it way too much so, I think I’m better off just staying in the moment and being in what I’m in.  Because I’m in, like, the prime time of my life right now, you know, I don’t want to be missing out.”

”A normal life—I never wanted that.  It’s not like this life is what I was dreaming of growing up, but all the things that were considered normal growing up I never liked doing.  I can’t explain it without sounding so annoying!  I’m pretty okay with the way things are.  I wouldn’t want anything else.  Even when parts of what I have now aren’t what I want, I don’t really care.  It all goes into having this other thing that I literally couldn’t have dreamed of having.”

“I’m trying to show everybody that I’m a girl, and I’m five foot four, and you can do anything you want, no matter your gender.  It’s your world, too!”

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