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Billie Eilish Pirate Baird O'Connell ( EYE-lish; born December 18, 2001) is an American singer and songwriter. She first gained attention in 2015 when she uploaded the song "Ocean Eyes" to SoundCloud, which was subsequently released by the Interscope Records subsidiary Darkroom. The song was written and produced by her brother Finneas O'Connell, with whom she collaborates on music and live shows. Her debut EP, Don't Smile at Me (2017), became a sleeper hit, reaching the top 15 in the US, UK, Canada, and Australia.
Eilish's debut studio album, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? (2019), debuted atop the US Billboard 200, reached number-one in the UK, and became one of the best-selling albums of 2019. The album's fifth single "Bad Guy" became her first number-one song on the Billboard Hot 100. In 2020, she performed the theme song "No Time to Die" for the James Bond film of the same name, which became her first number-one single in the UK. Her later singles "Everything I Wanted", "My Future", "Therefore I Am", and "Your Power" peaked within the top 10 in the US and UK.
Eilish has received several accolades, including seven Grammy Awards, two American Music Awards, two Guinness World Records, three MTV Video Music Awards, and two Brit Awards. She is the youngest person and the second in history to win the four main Grammy categories—Best New Artist, Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Album of the Year—in the same year. In 2019, Time magazine placed her on their inaugural Time 100 Next list. Eilish is the 26th-highest-certified artist of the digital singles era, according to the RIAA, and one of the most successful artists of the 2010s decade, according to Billboard.
Some artists just ruin their voices because they don't know any better.
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.
What inspires me about rap is that it's written in an almost poetic way. I just think it's so cool.
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.
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 don't think a song should be put in a category.
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.
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 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.
Smiling makes me feel weak and not in control and not powerful and small.
I like to be in control of how I look and how I feel and how I act.
I've been in the Los Angeles Children's Chorus since I was 8.
Clothing and fashion are kind of my security blanket, almost.
I just wish you could feel what you say.
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.
If it's good music, it's good music.
I don't really get nervous that much, or if I do, only I know. It's all inside me. I am good at hiding everything.
Pirate was going to be my middle name, but then my uncle had a problem with it because pirates are bad.
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.
Sexism is everywhere, bro. I don't know if it's ever not somewhere.
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.
I feel like I might be a designer or stylist -- or a director because I have always been super interested in cameras and editing.
People are terrified of me, and I want them to be.
Nothing really scares me, to be honest.
I play piano and ukulele, and I taught myself those things just because I wanted to play them.
I've always done whatever I want and always been exactly who I am.
When I write, I try to become different characters.
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.
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 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 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.
All of the Vines that were acted and setup and had nice cameras, those weren't the good Vines. The good Vines were, like, a random little kid in the middle of a forest, like, yelling.
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.'
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.
If I'm in a bad mood, or if I'm uncomfortable, it's probably what I'm wearing that's making me feel that way.
Words are more powerful than some noises. Noises won't last long. Lyrics are so important, and people don't realise that.
When I do have free time, I spend it with friends, or I spend it at home writing or making something.
It's rare for anyone to value the opinions of a teenage girl.
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.