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.
When I was in high school, I listened to a lot of death metal bands.
We've never been a religious band, but the media wants us to be.
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.
I'm not ashamed of my spiritual beliefs, but I in no way incorporate them into this band.
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.
I love folk; that's a big part of my background.
I try to be feminist in, like, I love myself and I don't need someone else's approval.
When you're miserable, you don't want anyone around you to be happy.
Success gave me confidence as an artist. And now I'm able to do what I want without anybody thinking it's dumb.
The first real concert, other than going with my dad to see Three Dog Night, was Smashing Pumpkins and Garbage. I was fourteen or fifteen. I liked Shirley Manson because she reminded me of Annie Lennox. They both have these deep, sexy, powerful alto voices.
I love sushi. But after too much of it, it just starts to taste like a dead animal that hasn't been cooked.
Christina Aguilera's 'Stripped' had a lot of good songs. It's my range, so I use it to warm up a lot.
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.
I've always been a very passionate, sometimes overly emotional person. Sometimes things affect me more than they should.
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?'
I refuse to accept Pluto's resignation as a planet.
I never really did abandon my true self. It's not like I invented this imaginary person and started to be her.