Quotes by: Rachel Platten
I learned a lot from playing those late-night, 1-to-4 A.M. gigs with my band, and playing when no one was listening.
I want to continue to remain present and grateful each day that I get to be doing what I love. Making and performing music I believe in.
I refuse to dress 'hot' for Halloween, 'cause I always have to have makeup and hair and look cute for my job. So on Halloween, I either go gory or weird or funny.
I have volunteered for Musicians on Call for the past 12 years because of the incredible one-on-one experiences in hospital rooms when no one other than the patient and I would remember the love that was exchanged.
My friends and family have always been extremely supportive, but the support I've received from fans has been so overwhelming. I love hearing all of their 'Fight Song' stories; I have been so inspired by so many of them.
I'm a closet outdoorsy athletic enthusiast, and I would love to do a rafting and hiking trip someday and maybe sleep in a treehouse and bathe in a chilly winding river.
I've been doing this career for a really long time, but there was not a lot of reason, at the time when I wrote 'Fight Song,' to believe that I should keep going.
I was a political science major in college and dreamed of being a diplomat.
I cannot believe that I get a tour bus. I've been traveling in a van for 15 years. I used to look at people who were on buses and be like, 'Whoa, man, some day.'
I love Kelly Clarkson's message, and I've heard comparisons to P!nk.
I used to imagine working as a White House staffer some day, so it was pretty amazing to be there... realizing another dream.
I think, like any artist, those baby songs are not the best things you've ever written, but they count because they're you're first attempts at creating art and expressing yourself.
Music truly heals, and I am so grateful to have learned that through Musicians on Call.
I feel crazy that me sticking with my dreams actually worked. It's wild and incredible.
I'm so grateful that anyone has connected with my songs, let alone millions of people.
I wrote my first song when I was six or seven, a silly little song. But I used to write poems in high school - not songs.
I can beatbox. Well, sort of. I have one beat that I can do, but people get fooled.
Lyrics are very important to me. I like speaking to women and saying what I mean.
I'm one of those people at the airport holding a pillow like a little kid.