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Amy Lee, American Musician ( December 13, 1981 - )

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I was always a drama queen. I remember playing in the kitchen, trying to get my mom to think I was dead and call the police. When she didn't, I would cry. I was always theatrical. I don't think any of my relatives are surprised.~Amy Lee


Mom Queen Police

I try to be feminist in, like, I love myself and I don't need someone else's approval.~Amy Lee


Love Myself Try

I love the creative process. That's always been the closest thing to my heart, creating something.~Amy Lee


Love Heart Creative

Life can be tough sometimes. But I think it just starts with admitting, 'Okay, the world's not perfect, how do we live our lives within that and not be miserable?'~Amy Lee


Life World Not Perfect

We've all fallen, but at the same time we're not broken. There is the hint that we are going to get up again.~Amy Lee


Time Broken Same

I am Evanescence. I am the only original member. I have basically hired the band. Evanescence has become me. It is mine and it's exactly how I want it to be.~Amy Lee


I Am Me Want

I feel like for me the lyric writing really comes from just what's going on in my heart and that's what consumes me; think a lot of our heart is relationships. Not just with boyfriend or girlfriend but all your relationships in your life with other people and our interactions with other humans.~Amy Lee


Life Heart Writing

I refuse to accept Pluto's resignation as a planet.~Amy Lee


Accept Planet Pluto

There are people hell-bent on the idea that we're a Christian band in disguise, and that we have some secret message. We have no spiritual affiliation with this music. It's simply about life experience.~Amy Lee


Life Music Experience

If people are making fun of you then you're probably doing something right.~Amy Lee


Fun People Doing

My darlings, if I can't write dark, epic music, I can't live!~Amy Lee


Music Dark Live

I've always been a very passionate, sometimes overly emotional person. Sometimes things affect me more than they should.~Amy Lee


Me Emotional Passionate

Success gave me confidence as an artist. And now I'm able to do what I want without anybody thinking it's dumb.~Amy Lee


Success Confidence Artist

I never really did abandon my true self. It's not like I invented this imaginary person and started to be her.~Amy Lee


Self Her True

Evanescence fans aren't the popular kids in school. They aren't the cheerleaders. It's the art kids and the nerds and the kids who grow up to be the most interesting creative people.~Amy Lee


Art School Creative

Music is therapy for me. It's my outlet for every negative thing I've ever been through. It lets me turn something bad into something beautiful.~Amy Lee


Music Beautiful Me

I'm not the fastest writer. I can't just crank out ideas that are good enough.~Amy Lee


Good Ideas Enough

You can't control all the crazy stuff that happens to you. All you can control is the way you handle it.~Amy Lee


Crazy Control You

I've gotten to where my hair is like my onstage prop; I need to hide behind it and throw it around - it's my slo-mo effect.~Amy Lee


Hair Behind Effect

I think it's important to realize that we're all just human. I mean, nobody is supernatural.~Amy Lee


Important Think Nobody

I love contrast in music. Being inspired by classical, actually - in high school especially - classical and metal both, I remember having this cool realization that they are really similar. It's just different instrumentation.~Amy Lee


Love Music School

There's nothing sexy about skin and bone. You gotta have some junk in the trunk.~Amy Lee


Sexy Nothing You

I love my cats more than I love most people. Probably more than is healthy.~Amy Lee


Love Cats People

I wanted to be a veterinarian until I saw a video of a vet performing surgery on a dog. Then I decided I wanted to be a pianist.~Amy Lee


Dog Surgery Pianist

I love tiny, plastic realistic food magnets. I don't know why. They're hilarious.~Amy Lee


Love Food Know

I've realized that Evanescence is who I am.~Amy Lee


I Am Realized Who