Gwen Stefani Quotes


I grew up near Disneyland and my brother's an animator so I was always really inspired by bright cartoony colors and that whole feeling of happiness.

Wakin' up to find another day. The moon got lost again last night but now the sun has finally had its say.

Have another baby. I mean it's such a miracle to have one. And there's so...

I don't mean this in a stuck-up way but I needed an attitude song.

A miracle... my biggest accomplishment is my marriage so far. Because it's hard everyone knows it's hard.

I remember when I was in school they would ask 'What are you going to be when you grow up?' and then you'd have to draw a picture of it. I drew a picture of myself as a bride.

Out of all the artistic things I do music is the most rewarding because it's so hard to write songs.

The moment you get pregnant you're tortured by the fear of not doing it well. But I feel at peace with that right now.

People can say whatever they want to about me... and I don't get too affected. But I didn't want them to think I was a failure.

My mom and dad met at Anaheim High School. After they got married all they wanted to do was have four children and they did.

I'm vain enough to want do a movie again.

Our memories they can be inviting. But some are altogether mighty frightening.

Although I'd always wanted children it was such an opposite thing to being a singer.

I imagine my children are going to save me from my vanity and be my passion and fill whatever fears I have of the amazing time I'm having right now being gone.

Being a singer is all about me. About ego. Being a mom is all about being selfless - two different worlds.

I was thinking that when I have children that I should always dress as a character for them so they think their mom is Alice in Wonderland or Cinderella. It would be totally messed up!

Oh yea FORTUNATELY the girls are a lot braver then the guys they flirt all the time.

Finding that balance between work and family is the hardest thing I've ever done - by far.

Writing songs is super intimate. It's a bit like getting naked.

My songs are basically my diaries. Some of my best songwriting has come out of time when I've been going through a personal nightmare.

I'm just like totally normal. The fact that any of this has happened that we're sitting here at the Beverly Hills Hotel just gets me going like 'What?'

I'm just an Orange County girl from a loving family making music with my friends. It's not really that big of a deal.

At first it was my brother's songwriting and I was just doing what everyone told me.

I`m like a peanut butter sandwich.

I'm really emotional. I don't fight with people - like I can barely fight with my husband because I'll just start crying instead. I've learned not to do that.

I don't fight with people - like I can barely fight with my husband because I'll just start crying instead.

I never wanted to go for the cute boys. Why would you wanna have a boyfriend that's cuter than you?

Being in a band you can wear whatever you want - it's like an excuse for Halloween every day.

I remember my boyfriend and I had just broken up and I was like 'I don't care how much it costs I'm getting my hair bleached!' That's really when everything changed.

I didn't know anything about fashion growing up in Orange County. I just knew about it through music how ska bands dressed.

Once I find something I'm passionate about I get this crazy drive.

No one can force me to do something unless I'm passionate about it.

Even being close to L.A. I was always inspired by old movies and Marilyn Monroe and the glamour of Hollywood.

I'm in a band and I know exactly who those girls are. I know exactly what goes on backstage. I wish I had a little leash to walk him around.

I wanted so badly to have a backup plan for when I'm not performing anymore. Let's be realistic: it's not going to be like this forever.

I've always been a girl who loves to dress up.

When I think of a legacy I think of the legacy of being a mom.

Being a mom is hard I think a lot of working moms feel that way.

It's superfun being a mom but it's hard too.

My mom and dad met at Anaheim High School.

Workin' so hard every night and day and now we get to lay back.

I'd like to have no rules and eat what I want but I've learned over the years that I'm so disappointed when I can't wear the clothes I want to wear.

I have to be creative to be happy.

Thank God that I get to do what I get to do; there's no way to tell you how grateful I am.

The intention of being married is the vow right? You want to put everything into it to make it a success.

Before I was really passive all I cared about was being in love with my boyfriend. I didn't have any creative power nothing. I don't know that person any more.

I thought that I was going to be like this earth mother. When people would complain about being pregnant I was like 'What are you talking about? It's incredible! Just enjoy it.'

Don't shave don't shower don't care. Be really stinky and wear the same clothes every day. I think what makes a man sexy is not being self-aware. That's what's really cute to me.

This last year I kind of stopped working out. I think my body just needed a break. And so I did that and focused more on feeling good as opposed to beating myself up.

And if I let myself down appear on stage when I'm not looking my best it's not fun for me. I just beat myself up about it.

Love is when you have a bad day but then you see the one you love and everything seems to be ok

At a certain point I'm going to want to have a family.

I work out five days a week I can't imagine not doing it.

I would love to learn to play something so I don't have to rely on someone to collaborate with.

Working with (new collaborators) and letting people in to try new melodies and new lyrical ideas was very hard.

I love that contradiction of being feminine but playing in the boys' treehouse. My whole life's been like that.

It was such a turning point to find that I had a talent and I had something to contribute somewhere.

[On husband Gavin Rossdale:] We're a perfect couple. He cooks and I eat.

My mom was always making me clothes. We'd go to the fabric store pick out patterns and it was a creative process. I heard that word a lot growing up: creative.

Music & Fashion; it all comes from the same place of creativity.

You feel pretty gross when you are first pregnant. You don't feel cute you feel disgusting. You're getting fat. It was hard.

I'm vain enough to want do a movie again but right now more roles are the last thing on my list.

It's interesting to watch where music is going next. Isn't it always rotating? It is so weird how disposable pop music is even mine. It just goes by so fast.

I think I've been able to fool a lot of people because I know I'm a dork. I'm a geek.

Now I got my foot - through the door - and I ain't goin' no where.

I have learned to delegate.

Every day I fail at something.

I remember so vividly the first song I ever wrote. It was called 'Different People.'

I grew up in a normal family. I have sweet parents who are still married. But my life is so different from how I thought it would be.

I was a different person before I started to write. When I realized I could be a songwriter and that people would listen - that was when I started feeling good in my life.

What did turtles evolve from? Really I want to know. And for God's sake don't say lizards because turtles are nothing like lizards. They could not be more different.

I think everyone has gifts and everyone has talents. If you are successful at it it feels really good but it never really penetrates completely.

I have to tell everyone everything that's going on. It is different once you're married because that's sacred.

Everything works out how it should.

I wish I could write more make-believe. It's a lot easier to write about hard times and when things are going wrong. But I've never been a private person.

I'm like every other girl. I have to try really hard my whole life to try to be fit. And I'm super-vain.

How am I supposed to be a mom to two kids a wife and do a show every night? It's impossible!

I'm lucky to not have a real job to be able to express myself be creative and be relevant.

Music has this emotional thing to it and it touches people in crazy ways. The power of having that power is something that once you have it you don't want it to ever end.

As a famous person you think how you're gonna end it get away and have a normal life.

Act as young as you feel. You're not getting older; you're getting more entitled to be your fabulous self.

My mom always said I was the peacemaker in the family. My older brother Eric was the leader the creative one. I was just his puppet.

To write an album takes so much focus and selfish time to just write and think about your life. For me. Maybe not for other people.

My parents always pushed creativity on us but they made it seem like the fun thing to do.

My priorities are always going to be my husband and my family now. That's a huge huge thing.

I'm trying to be present not thinking and worrying about the past or the future. That's such a waste of time you know?

Look at your watch now. You're still a super hot female.

I've made clothes my whole life but I was just naive about the fashion world. But I think it's successful because I've been really involved. Picking the samples inspirations color palette.

I love Vivienne Westwood. So much. Every time I go to London first thing I do is go in there. It's ridiculous!

I've never been good at giving advice. The only advice I ever gave people was to find something that you are passionate about. But I hate giving advice because who am I? I'm just a girl.

[Marriage] was the one thing I didn't want to fail at.

The one thing that makes me feel super lucky about my financial success is that I have a housekeeper.

A great day for me is not getting out of bed. I like to see how many snacks I can eat..and how many really bad TV shows I can watch

I want to be a guy but I want to wear a lot of makeup.

Life is short and you've got to get the most out of it.

You're always tellin' me to go out more Go ahead get out and see the world But then I think why should I? I'd rather stay home and cry.

We all have to go through hard times. Tragedies. Those are given to us to see what we're going to do with them.

When you're a parent you're just like God I hope they like me when they grow up. I hope that I did a good job. I hope they're gonna be happy.

I'm hoping my children will save me from my vanity. If it doesn't plastic surgery is an option... It sucks to have to grow older. We all have to accept it.

I like the old vintage Hollywood look.

I like to make my husband like me more and he likes it when I'm wearing makeup.

After you make a fool of yourself a few hundred times you learn what works.

I have to work very hard to look the way I do. I want the girls out there to know that.

I've always worked really hard and the hardest thing I've ever done is have kids!

Sometimes you have to sacrifice your performance for high heels.

It takes a lot of selfish time to make music.

I'm kind of lazy. I like to lie around with my husband and watch TV and stuff like that.

And all I know is you've got to give me everything. Nothing less 'cause you know I give you all of me.

My husband really loves the red [lipstick] so I keep the red because I want to keep the husband.

There are limits put on women but why should there be?

I've been trying to do films for years. So I've decided to wait until the next good part comes along and develop a record on my own in the meantime.

It's not about me - it's like "How can I help you?" And when you give like that you receive so much. It was an incredible experience but it also gave me that bug: I wanted new music so badly.

I'm neurotic about trying not to be neurotic!

Never say never. In your life you never know what's going to happen next.

If you're not Prince you're never going to sound like Prince.

You can't plan anything right? You can try.

I've always loved fashion - it's a reflection of your personality.

I don't have a strong sense of self-worth unless I'm doing something.