Jewel (singer)

American singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, actress, and poet

Jewel Kilcher (born 23 May 1974) is a singer-songwriter, actress, philanthropist, and author, usually known by simply her first name, Jewel.

Cynicism isn't smarter, it's only safer. There's nothing fluffy about optimism.


  • I think each person knows what's good for them. I don't think you need to be drastic. But it's finding where's passion in your life. We can't live without dreams.
    • The Late Late Show (24 January 1997)
  • I kept getting typified as this Pollyanna neohippie. I think it's because I have a different definition of optimism. I've noticed a belief that somehow optimism lacks intelligence and that optimism stems from a lack of experience and naiveté. I don't believe that. I believe optimism is a choice. Cynicism isn't smarter, it's just safer.
  • Pieces of You is not a good record. It's an embarrassing record, ultimately. It's like having your dirty laundry aired out. I didn't think people would hear it. But it made me realize that all people want is to be touched. They don't care if it's Celine Dion or Meat Loaf or me.
    • Interview with Neil Strauss in Rolling Stone (24 December 1998)

A Night Without Armor (1998)Edit

  • I'd sit on logs like pulpits
    listen to the sermon
    of sparrows
    and find god in Simplicity,
    there amongst the dandelion
    and thorn
    • "As a Child I Walked"
  • the greatest
    we can aspire to
    is the strength
    to see the wounded
    walk with the forgotten
    and pull ourselves
    from the screaming
    blood of our losses
    to fight on
    all the more
    • "I Say to You Idols"

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