Quotes by: Natalie Imbruglia
Imbruglia at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival.
||Natalie Jane Imbruglia
4 February 1975
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
||Singer-songwriter, actress, model, artist
||Daniel Johns (m. 2003–08)
||Laura Imbruglia (sister)
I like singer-songwriters, and I find sad songs comforting rather than depressing. It makes you realise you're not alone in the world.
It's good to have to put yourself in someone else's skin. It's all-consuming.
When I'm in London, I love to visit Kensington gardens and just sit in the park and read a good book.
I wasn't naturally drawn to fashion when I was younger but with my work I'm so exposed to what's out there that I'm hoping my style has become a little more sophisticated.
I would have been happy to have waited till I was in my mid- to late-30s before I got married, but you don't choose when these things happen, and when they do, there's no doubt in your mind.
It's much easier to write when you're sad. But you can end up isolated and depressed because you almost need to put yourself in that situation to have that angst to write from.
My kitchen bench is covered with vitamins and protein powders. I go through phases when I'm sure I'm taking too many - but I don't get sick often.
You feel this pressure that people will take you more seriously if you play guitar, but I've decided I'm a singer and that's enough.
I was brought up in an environment where my parents expressed their financial concerns in front of their children.
I've always been drawn to the four-leaf clover. It's deeply significant to my sister and me, so much so that we both have had it tattooed on the inside of our wrists.
Saving animals is as simple as choosing synthetic alternatives instead of real fur.
Generally I can sleep any time, anywhere, any place, unless I'm anxious about work. I can get performance anxiety, so when I'm on tour it can be hard to sleep.
I'm a fan of homeopathy, acupuncture and spiritual healing. In Australia, this is not weird, but when I arrived in the U.K., everyone thought I was a freak.
I'm quite confident with the way that I look but you find something else to focus on don't you if, I mean I, I have body issues that's my thing so you find something to focus on when you're a perfectionist, I think.
Since childhood I've always had a tendency to lean towards melancholy. My sisters suffer from it too, so maybe it's a genetic thing. But none of us has ever been on medication.
I can understand why some people might look at me and say, 'What's she got to be depressed about?' I get that a lot in Britain, where mental health issues seem to be a big taboo.