“I sacrifice in my love life and my social life, but those things will be there in three or four years. This is a really important time in my life. I can’t just be the girl who sang ‘I Kissed a Girl.’ I have to leave a legacy.” (i)
“I’m kind of a good girl - and I’m not. I’m a good girl because I really believe in love, integrity, and respect. I’m a bad girl because I like to tease. I know that I have sex appeal in my deck of cards. But I like to get people thinking. That’s what the stories in my music do.” (insp)
If you’re presenting yourself with confidence, you can pull off pretty much anything.
“A lot of wonderful things happened that influenced my songs — positive things happened. The songs became more joyful, hopeful, more full of love, more full of colour and life. They became very prismatic. That’s why I named my album Prism: I let that light in and now I get to beam it out.”
I’ve said it in the past, and I’ll say it again: I’m just a singer/songwriter masquerading as a pop star. The glitter costumes and the bells and whistles are really just for fun. I love all that stuff, but that’s not where I started. That’s just the extra.
I never want to be just one thing. I want to be multidimensional.
Unconditional love sometimes feels like being hit by a car or being on fire.
For a minute I thought maybe I was going to do a dark record,
but then I let the light in.
"For a minute I thought ‘OK, maybe I was going to do a dark record, but then I let the light in, and thats what a Prism does.”
—Katy Perry on ELLE Canada
“I can’t be the candy queen forever.”
"I can’t just be the girl who sang I Kissed a Girl. I have to leave a legacy.”