Words matter. These are the best Billie Eilish Quotes, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
I just really want to get music out and tour and go places I’ve never been, and just do more videos. I love photography and videography, and so I really want to direct videos when I can.
I have so many designs and video ideas and lyrics in my head, so I always try to be productive.
I don’t see myself as a pop artist. Like, when you hear ‘pop,’ you’re like, ‘Oh, bubblegum, jumpy little girly stuff,’ and I feel like, ‘Uh-uh. That’s not me.’
It’s really fun to be on stage in front of people.
I feel like I write so that people can think of it as theirs. If my song is exactly about your life right now, then it is – I don’t even want to say that it’s mine, because it’s yours.
Clothing & fashion are kind of my security blanket, almost.
In the public eye, girls and women with strong perspectives are hated. If you’re a girl with an opinion, people just hate you. There are still people who are afraid of successful women, and that’s so lame.
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.
When I do have free time, I spend it with friends, or I spend it at home writing or making something.
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.
I love to watch videos, and I’ve always liked to film and take pictures. I have an eye for really weird things that nobody thinks about. I used to make little movies about myself and then edit them on iMovie.
If I make music and people hate it, you know, whatever. I’ll die someday, and one day, they will too.
I go through a lot of depression, and I know other people do, too, but I have an outlet that so many people don’t. If you have that inside of you and can’t get it out, what do you do?
I hate smiling. It makes me feel weak and powerless and small. I’ve always been like that; I don’t smile in any pictures.
I felt like, for so many years – and I still even feel it – as a girl, you can’t really expect to go on stage and dress like a boy and jump around and scream with the audience and mosh and stuff, and every time that happens, I feel really proud.
When I was four, I wrote a song about falling into a black hole.
In real life, I’m a really smiley person. I smile when I talk and I laugh.
Pirate was going to be my middle name, but then my uncle had a problem with it because pirates are bad.
I think it’s really cool when artists have song titles or album names that are a really conversational sentence.
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.
I listen to music all day every day. I can’t not listen to music. It’s kind of scary how much I listen to music, but it’s what I love, and it’s all I care about, so I’m good with it.
I love people talking about me; I love anybody just looking at me.
When I write, I try to become different characters.
I’ve always been a singer. I never really decided I was gonna be a singer. It just kind of – I just sung a lot.
I hate the idea of genres.
I always wanted to be a Vine star. I wasn’t, thank God.
I grew up on the Beatles; I love Linkin Park and Green Day. I heard hip-hop for the first time at 11 and realized what I was missing.
Pretty much my whole life, I’ve been a performer and have loved singing and writing songs in my room for my own ears.
Getting recognized is insane. It just blows my mind. Like, someone who you don’t know at all can just be like, ‘Oh my God – are you Billie?’
I really like hip-hop and rap; that’s my main influence. I really wanna be more of a hip-hop artist.
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.
I’m a really particular person. I want it my way.
I play piano and ukulele, and I taught myself those things just because I wanted to play them.
Smiling makes me feel weak and not in control and not powerful and small.
It’s really fun to put yourself into a character – into shoes you wouldn’t normally be in.
Sometimes it’s flattering when people copy you, but sometimes it gets to a breaking point.
I’m a really artistic person, and so, with the live stuff, there’s a lot that I think is really cool. Beyonce and Rihanna have all these dancers. So with the live costumes and video costumes, I’d really like to have my vision. The way that I want people to dress is very specific. I love fashion.
Lyrics are so important, but they’re really underrated.
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.
If I’m inspired to make a certain kind of song, I’m going to make that kind of song, no matter if it’s what they know me as or think I am.
I used to make little movies when I was younger. I’d make my friends be in them and then edit them.
People are terrified of me, and I want them to be.
Some artists just ruin their voices because they don’t know any better.
What makes a song last is real content from a mind that is thinking a little bit harder about certain things. A lot of artists don’t really think that hard.
Words are more powerful than some noises. Noises won’t last long. Lyrics are so important, and people don’t realise that.
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 really wanted to be a model when I was little. I loved photography, and I loved being on camera. But I was short and chubby, so I couldn’t. Anyway, being an artist is way more interesting than just being a model because it’s about you and what you want to be. You’re not being treated like a clothes hanger.
If it’s good music, it’s good music.
I find a lot of inspiration through visuals. When I was 12, I saw Aurora’s ‘Runaway’ music video. Something inside me clicked, like, ‘That is what I want to do, no matter whether it goes anywhere or not.’
Sexism is everywhere, bro. I don’t know if it’s ever not somewhere.
Being an artist doesn’t just mean you have a song. That doesn’t make you an artist. The word ‘artist’ means so many different things, and I feel like to be a real one, you really have to do it all. The people that I think of as artists – Tyler the Creator, Childish Gambino, Kanye West – are doing the most.
My whole life, I’ve sung and listened to music, and since the beginning, I’ve had iTunes and used Apple Music for streaming.
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.
What inspires me about rap is that it’s written in an almost poetic way. I just think it’s so cool.
Nothing really scares me, to be honest.
I’m pretty sure I don’t have any songs that are about how much I love someone. They’re all either about, like, ‘I hate you,’ or ‘You make me hate me.’
I love movement. I love moshing.
I had a period in my life where I decided that I would never be bored again and that, if I had any free time at all, I would make plans, and I would always be doing things. It actually was great for a year or so, but then I lost all of my friends.
I always want to create and do things, or draw.
It’s rare for anyone to value the opinions of a teenage girl.