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So many interviews, even ones that I consider really intelligent and good writers, will do the, like, 'Oh, you're not taking your clothes off like Miley Cyrus and all these girls' thing, which to me is just the weirdest thing to say to someone ... Now when people are like, 'Tell me what you think of Miley!' I'll say, 'What do you think of Miley?' and they'll flounder and say, 'Well, I think she's really talented ... ' and I'm like, there you go. — Lorde

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When I was trying to come up with a stage name, I thought 'Lord' was super rad, but really masculine - ever since I was a little kid, I have been really into royals and aristocracy. So to make Lord more feminine, I just put an 'e' on the end! Some people think it's religious, but it's not. — Lorde

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I'm kind of over getting told to throw my hands up in the air,
So there. — Lorde

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In a perfect world, I would never do any interviews, and probably there would be one photo out there of me, and that would be it. — Lorde

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I come from a short fiction background, and my mom is a poet, so I've always read poetry; I've always had a lot of different influences both linguistically and musically. — Lorde

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We're so happy, even when we're smiling out of fear. — Lorde

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Of course I got lipstick all over my lil' nose in about 5 seconds, nothing's changed. — Lorde

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I find a lot of feminist reading quite confusing and that often there's a set of rules, and people will be like, 'Oh, this person isn't a true feminist because they don't embody this one thing,' and I don't know, often it can be a gray area, and it can be a hard thing to navigate. — Lorde

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I started writing music when I was around twelve. My current record company saw a video of me performing at my school's talent show. — Lorde

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I love thrift shopping. You can get ten things because everything costs, like, three dollars. — Lorde

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I don't think people look at how pop stars live and feel anything aspirational at all. — Lorde

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David Bowie told me my music sounds like tomorrow — Lorde

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I think young people are the most creative and the coolest - people that we should be learning from. Even when I'm at a party, I'm analyzing it and thinking about it in the context of how I would write about it. That side of me never switches off. — Lorde

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Around the middle of last year I started listening to a lot of rap, like Nicki Minaj and Drake. They all sing about such opulence, stuff that just didn't relate to me-or anyone that I knew. I began thinking, 'How are we listening to this? It's completely irrelevant'. — Lorde

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It must have been when I was 14 or 15 that I started tentatively writing songs and was able to convey an emotion and a lyric with what I wanted to say. — Lorde

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If your dreams don't scare you, they are not big enough. — Lorde

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Raise a glass, 'cause I'm not done saying it.
They all wanna get rough, get away with it.
Let 'em talk 'cause we're dancing in this world alone, world alone, we're all alone. — Lorde

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I'm very conscious of people having pretty short attention spans: I know, I'm guilty of it. I'm 17 now: what happens by the time I'm 21, am I a burn-out or something? Will they still listen to my record? — Lorde

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I've always been fascinated with aristocracy. I'm really interested in the Ivy Leagues, the final clubs, all the really old-money families, the concept of old money. — Lorde

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We aren't caught up in your love affair — Lorde

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People have told me that Ive helped them feel confident, like they can say things they want to say. They can talk about feminism in class without people calling them a lesbian. Thats so amazing that I can make someone feel like that. — Lorde

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Don't let some random comment that you wouldn't have even thought about overshadow something important that you were actually trying to say. — Lorde

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I curate my life in a way. It's always playing on my mind, kind of a love-hate relationship. I'm not one of those people who's, like, 'I wish Facebook wasn't around,' because, you know, it is what it is. — Lorde

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I've always listened to a lot of rap. It's all, 'Look at this car that cost me so much money, look at this Champagne.' It's super fun. — Lorde

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Taylor Swift is so flawless, and so unattainable, and I don't think it's breeding anything good in young girls. — Lorde

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I read a lot of short fiction, like Kurt Vonnegut and Raymond Carver and Wells Tower. — Lorde

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I get paralyzingly nervous a lot of times, so I tried bravado. The way I dress and carry myself, a lot of people find it intimidating. I think my whole career can be boiled down to the one word I always say in meetings: 'strength.' — Lorde

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The smarter the person, the more boring the instagram account. — Lorde

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I'm usually really drawn to a song, and I know it would be good to cover if it sounds like something that I could write, or I wished I could write. Sometimes a writer just sounds like they're in your head, and that is really cool for me. — Lorde

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People respond to something which intrigues them instead of something that gives them all the information - particularly in pop, which is, like, the genre for knowing way too much about everyone and everything. — Lorde

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I'll let you in on something big: I'm not a white-teeth teen. — Lorde

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As soon as you say it about a record, you're like some little zombie in a funny dungeon. — Lorde

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Everyone's competing for a love they won't receive. — Lorde

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Let me in the ring. I'll show you what that big word means. — Lorde

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I come from a big, loud family, and I'm the quieter one. Performing is something I have to switch on. I've heard I get real sassy onstage, which I'm not in real life! It's fun to be that person for an hour a night. — Lorde

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Not in the swing of things but what I really mean is not in the swing of things yet — Lorde

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I'm terrified of growing up. Once you become an adult, how to you step back from that? It's something that wakes me up at night. — Lorde

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Coming from New Zealand, all the music I listen to is not made by New Zealanders. People never come to New Zealand to play a show because it's in the middle of nowhere. — Lorde

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I'm a Kiwi. I'm from a beach suburb called Takapuna, which is on the north shore of Auckland in New Zealand. — Lorde

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Grace Jones was an influence, because I was like, 'These shoulders! These pants! Girls can wear pants and be awesome.' That's something I definitely embody. — Lorde

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I'm speaking for a bunch of girls when I say that the idea that feminism is completely natural and shouldn't even be something that people find mildly surprising, it's just a part of being a girl in 2013. — Lorde

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I love Top 40 pop, don't get me wrong; I just don't think that there's anyone in Top 40 pop that's 'real.' — Lorde

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I'm surrounded by the beach, so I love to fish and to dive and to swim. I walk a lot, and I bike around. I hang out at the beach, really, and muck around. — Lorde

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My advice to young people wanting to make music and to be in this industry is to really spend your time making music. Make so much music you have no friends. Make music. Figure out what it is you love, and ... because if you're making cool art, then everything else will fall into line. — Lorde

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Obviously I've had this fascination with aristocracy my whole life. Like, the kings and queens of 500 years ago ... they're like rock stars. If there was a 'TMZ' 500 years ago, it would be about, like, Henry VIII and Marie Antoinette and all those people. — Lorde

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I know when I'm onstage, I don't think about how it looks, I just concentrate on really feeling what I hear. But I totally know I look like Gollum when I perform, so it's cool. — Lorde

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Delicate in every way but one
God knows we like archaic kinds of fun
Chance is the only game I play with, baby
We let our battles choose us. — Lorde

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Explosions on TV, and all the girls with heads inside a dream
So now we live beside the pool, where everything is good
And I'll never go home again (place the call, feel it start)
Favorite friend (and nothing's wrong when nothing's true)
I live in a hologram with you
We're all the things that we do for fun (and I'll breathe, and it goes)
Play along (make-believe it's hyper real)
But I live in a hologram with you — Lorde

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We've both got a million bad habits to kick, not sleeping is one.
We're biting our nails, you're biting my lip, I'm biting my tongue. — Lorde

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I'm, like, the most terrible person to go to a party with in the world, because I just can't enjoy it. I'm just thinking all the time about what it means and what the implications are. — Lorde

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The phrase 'teen hottie' literally makes me want to throw up. — Lorde

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The drink you spilt all over me
'Lover's Spit' left on repeat
My mom and dad let me stay home
It drives you crazy, getting old — Lorde

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Two things to remember in life: take care of your thoughts when you are alone, and take are of your words when you are with people. — Lorde

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I've been in some situations where people have treated me like a fascinating toy. You know, it's just like an interesting kind of fun thing to have a play with. It's very weird for me. I feel like a tiny baby. — Lorde

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With pop music and pop musicians, you know everything about everyone all the time, particularly their physical appearance. With female musicians, that's made a big thing of, and I think people, certainly with me, have appreciated a bit of mystery. — Lorde

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I went to my prom. I wore this olive green, floor-length backless dress. It was rad. — Lorde

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Like wildflowers you must allow yourself to grow in all the places people thought you never would. — Lorde

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I do not need someone to complete me, but if you wanted to, we could walk next to each other into whatever is coming next. — Lorde

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Nobody asks me about what male musicians I think about; I only ever get asked about females. — Lorde

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I don't get why people say the sky's the limit when we have footprints on the moon. — Lorde

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A lot of times when people meet me, theyll definitely try to make me feel young or inexperienced. Like, Its all taken care of. Teenagers are such a discerning group of people. Theyll immediately sniff out anything that feels contrived. Im, like, constantly scanning myself to see if Im some corporate executive version of a teenager. Ive developed something of a fearsome reputation. People know that if you talk down to me, I will roll my eyes or whatever. — Lorde

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Glory and gore go hand in hand. — Lorde

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That slow burn wait while it gets dark, bruising the sun.
I feel grown up with you in your car, I know it's dumb. — Lorde

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I am really into how words sound out loud, so I was always the kid who would, like, read the page of the book to herself in her room over and over and over. And Raymond Carver is great for that. Tobias Wolff is an author who is really good for that as well. — Lorde

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I'm a pop princess at heart. Pop is about distilling what you want to say and making it easy. And the way I write isn't about making things easy. It's a weird juxtaposition. — Lorde

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We all have Tumblr, and we all have Instagram and everything. People care so much about it because, now, any random can be famous on the Internet if their world looks good on Tumblr. And so everyone at high school strives for this kind of aesthetic correctness. — Lorde

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What I do is so important to me. It's like being a parent, in some ways, of a super-demanding , high-achieving child, with a cry that sounds really cool on the radio. — Lorde

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Don't be afraid. Be the kind of person your mother warned you about. — Lorde

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Let me be your ruler, you can call me queen bee. — Lorde

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And nothing's wrong when nothing's true
But I live in a hologram with you. — Lorde

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Does anything really matter? We all end up in the same place. All that's left is our Wikipedia entry. — Lorde

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You're the only friend I need
Sharing beds like little kids
And laughing 'til our ribs get tough
But that will never be enough
You're the only friend I need
Sharing beds like little kids
And laughing 'til our ribs get tough
But that will never be enough — Lorde

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My dad is a civil engineer, and my mom is a stay-at-home mom. The fact that my parents weren't really involved in music was kind of good, because it meant that I had something that was private and personal. — Lorde

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It's a new art form, showing people how little we care. — Lorde

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If I'm going to dress up, I like things that are quite long and classic. I like feeling dressed up and like a lady. — Lorde

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I tend to start with a full set of lyrics, and then my producer, Joel Little, and I work on the music collaboratively. — Lorde

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I find this curious - two photos from today, one edited so my skin is perfect and one real. remember flaws are ok. — Lorde

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I think it would be impossible not to be an Internet kid, coming from New Zealand, because culturally it's a little barren. — Lorde

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I've totally learned in this process that 99% of the time, your gut is right, and you know what's right for you. I know exactly what's right for my career and for my art, and sometimes, even if the whole room is saying, 'Don't do that, don't do that,' you know that doing that is going to be good for you, in the long run. — Lorde

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I think I'm speaking for a bunch of girls when I say that the idea that feminism is completely natural and shouldn't even be something that people find mildly surprising ... I find a lot of feminist reading quite confusing and that often there's a set of rules, and people will be like, 'Oh, this person isn't a true feminist because they don't embody this one thing,' and I don't know, often there is a lot of gray area that can be hard to navigate. — Lorde

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Maybe the internet raised us, or maybe people are jerks. — Lorde

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I'm really interested in kind of weird social situations and cliques, watching girls vying for attention, watching how the popularity thing happens. I've always thought too hard about everything. — Lorde

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Musicians like James Blake were a big influence on me. How he uses his vocals is amazing. And then Yeasayer and Animal Collective, who aren't pop bands exactly, but they do something that is so catchy and undeniable and so much fun. — Lorde

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I'd refer to myself as a feminist. I don't think my music is overtly rooted in feminism. I'm a teenager, and 95 percent of my friends are boys, and that's just the way I've always been. — Lorde

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Ever since I was a kid, I've been into clothes, but not really labels- that's kind of only been in the last year or so. It's something I've always cared about. I used to just constantly thrift and make stuff and cut stuff up and borrow my dad's stuff and borrow my little brother's stuff and all that jazz ... It's just, if something is cool, then it's cool. — Lorde

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We gladiate, but I guess we're really fighting ourselves. — Lorde

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I like simple clothes, but sometimes I'll go for a goth-witch vibe. — Lorde

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it feels so scary getting old. — Lorde

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I've always hung out with people older than me, with my parents' friends, because I appreciated the conversation. — Lorde

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We're bigger than we ever dreamed, and I'm in love with being queen. — Lorde

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Don't you think that is boring how people talk — Lorde

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My name is Ella; that's who I am at school, hanging out with friends, while I'm doing homework. But when I'm up on stage, 'Lorde' is a character. — Lorde

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I actually love Twitter and Instagram. I do think it's so strange to think that 20 years ago, people would never have known personal stuff about musicians and actors, but I like it. As long as I don't obsessively overshare, it's OK. And when I do overshare, it's just, like, me saying, 'I've got $7 in my bank account!' — Lorde

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We might be hollow, but we're brave — Lorde

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I try to stay away from talking about boys all the time. You can go to Taylor Swift to hear that. — Lorde