When I'm on tour, I'm in a new city every single night, and the energy and the crowds and the kids and the screaming and them knowing every single word of my music and being onstage is such an energetic feeling with a big payoff.
Like going to my favorite restaurant, it can sometimes get hard. I just can't go to the mall.
I'm drawing the gossip surrounding the celebrity, or the image the celebrity tries to push on us.
I stopped going to school in the middle of fourth grade. Everyone grows up with the peer pressure, and kids being mean to each other in school. I think that's such a horrible thing, but I never really dealt with it in a high school way.
I started taking singing classes just two years ago. It was great. I never knew I could sing but I kind of found my voice.
I pop gum. My parents get so annoyed with me. I know my dad wishes he never taught me how to do that.
I love clothes. I can't control myself. I have a huge fetish for shoes and clothes and make-up. I'm the kind of person who doesn't like to wear things over and over again.
I know I can handle dramatic roles, but I don't think I should have to play a young mother on crack to prove it.
I knew I wanted to act, and I was really driven, so I kept going for it. We moved to L.A. full-time when I was 8 or 9.
I have an older sister named Haley and she wanted to be an actress. So I wanted to be an actress. It's really funny the way that some people don't give kids enough credit for like really being driven, and really wanting to do things so badly.
I ate a bug once. It was flying around me. I was trying to get it away. It went right in my mouth. It was so gross!
I also love Dido and Nelly Furtado and people who are really into their music like that. And I love Renee Zellweger.
At first, when I got bad press and people would talk bad about my family or something like that, I would get really upset, but now it's just not worth my energy.
I think girls feel like they're not cool unless they have a boyfriend or they don't feel comfortable or happy with themselves--that's not true! You gotta be independent! You gotta show the power!
Every week I read about myself in a magazine, about something that I haven't done or some place that I've never been or don't even know. It's just gossip, rumors, egos, and politics.
We raise so much money for hospitals, but it's not just about that. Anybody can come up with a bunch of money to give to somebody. It's about going to a hospital and hanging out with the kids and dancing and singing with them or giving underprivileged kids a chance to go to a theme park for a day or rebuilding a playground. I love it so much. It's really gratifying. - on her work for the charity Kids With a Cause.
My life is very crazy and busy, but I love it that way.
My sister (Haylie Duff) and I are best friends and we get along so well. She is so talented and inspiring to me. She's my role model.
I love my mom. I totally look up to her, and she just doesn't let anybody take advantage of me. People might call that a stage mom.
It is heartbreaking to see the devastation on TV. People are missing family members and they have absolutely nothing left, not even food or water. I want to do everything I can to help those who have survived to help rebuild their lives. (On helping the victims of Hurricane Katrina)
As a child I was shy. Haylie would be the one to go up and talk to people.
I love doing emotional scenes. As I've had a perfect life I don't really have much to pull from. But it's really fun and not that challenging. It's almost pretty easy. The hardest thing is to try and make people laugh. That's a really hard thing.
In high school, kids deal with such harsh things that people don't realize can really affect their entire lives. They are so interested in getting the boyfriends and wearing low cut shirts so the boys will like them. That shouldn't be their goal. They shouldn't do things for other people, they should do things if they have dreams of their own and really work hard for that.
(On her short relationship and break up with Aaron Carter) "He was my first real boyfriend and we really were in love, but we were, like, fourteen! Who cares?!"