Billie Eilish Pirate Baird O’Connell 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. These Billie Eilish quotes will motivate you.
Inspirational Billie Eilish Quotes
- I’ve always done whatever I want and always been exactly who I am.
- Me and my brother get along super well. We’re, like, best friends. So we’ll stay up until, like, five just talking because we get along and, you know, it’s cool. And he respects my opinions, and I respect his, even if we don’t have the same opinions, but a lot of the time we do.
- 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.
- In real life, I’m a really smiley person. I smile when I talk and I laugh. , Billie Eilish quotes about life
It’s rare for anyone to value the opinions of a teenage girl.
- There are alway going to be bad things. But you can write it down and make a song out of it.
- I really love Linkin Park, and I loved Chester Bennington, and it is horrible what happened to him. I grew up listening to him because my dad would make these mixtapes with a lot of different artists – Linkin Park, Avril Lavigne, The Beatles, Sarah McLachlan, I just really loved Linkin Park, and their production is really sick.
- 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.
- 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.
I like to be in control of how I look and how I feel and how I act.
- It’s really fun to put yourself into a character – into shoes you wouldn’t normally be in.
- 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.
- People are terrified of me, and I want them to be.
- I’m a really particular person. I want it my way.
- Time is kind of an amazing thing because you can do so much with it. I think people underestimate time… I don’t want to just sit on my phone for hours.
- 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?
Nothing really scares me, to be honest.
- I’m not going to say I’m cool because I don’t really feel that. I just don’t care at all, and I guess that’s what people think is cool.
- I really wanted to be a model when I was little. I loved photography, and I loved being on camera. But I was short and chubby, so I couldn’t. Anyway, being an artist is way more interesting than just being a model because it’s about you and what you want to be. You’re not being treated like a clothes hanger.
- 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.
- You can write a song about being in love with someone, but you don’t have to be in love with anyone. ,Billie Eilish quotes about love
- When I was four, I wrote a song about falling into a black hole.
Clothing & fashion are kind of my security blanket, almost.
- I love people talking about me; I love anybody just looking at me.
- Sexism is everywhere, bro. I don’t know if it’s ever not somewhere.
- 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.
- I don’t even call them fans. I don’t like that. They’re literally just a part of my life; they’re a part of my family. I don’t think of them as on a lower level than me. I don’t think I’m anything but equal to all of them. So yeah, they’re basically all of my siblings.
I always want to create and do things or draw.
- If I make music and people hate it, you know, whatever. I’ll die someday, and one day, they will too.
- 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.
- Smiling makes me feel weak and not in control and not powerful and small.
- I feel like I write so that people can think of it as theirs. If my song is exactly about your life right now, then it is – I don’t even want to say that it’s mine, because it’s yours.
- I’m trying to show everybody that I’m a girl, and I’m five foot four, and you can do anything you want, no matter your gender. It’s your world, too!
- I listen to music all day every day. I can’t 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.
Lyrics are so important, but they’re really underrated.
- I always wear the kind of stuff that makes you overheat and die.
- I always wanted to be a Vine star. I wasn’t, thank God.
- When I write, I try to become different characters.
- I hate the idea of genres.
- All of the Vines that were acted & set up & 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.
- Pretty much my whole life, I’ve been a performer and have loved singing and writing songs in my room for my own ears.
I play piano and ukulele, and I taught myself those things just because I wanted to play them.
- My brother had written ‘Ocean Eyes,’ and we recorded it, basing all of the production around contemporary and lyrical dance. I think of most songs that way – if you can’t dance to a song, it’s not a song.
- I’ve been in the Los Angeles Children’s Chorus since I was 8.
- 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 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.
- 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.
If it’s good music, it’s good music.
- Pirate was going to be my middle name, but then my uncle had a problem with it because pirates are bad.
- 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.
- Sometimes it’s flattering when people copy you, but sometimes it gets to a breaking point.
- 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.
- I’ve always liked being busy. If I have nothing to do for a week, it just makes me mad.
Writing music is just like writing a book.
- I grew up on the Beatles; I love Linkin Park and Green Day. I heard hip-hop for the first time at 11 and realized what I was missing.
- My whole life, I’ve sung and listened to music, and since the beginning, I’ve had iTunes and used Apple Music for streaming.
- 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.
- If you write in the same way over and over again, like, in the same place with the same techniques and with the same people, you’re sort of writing the same song over and over again.
I think it’s really cool when artists have song titles or album names that are a really conversational sentence.
- People have so much going on in their heads. I’m like, If you could write a song, you’d feel so much better!
- It’s really fun to be on stage in front of people.
- I work with my brother Finneas, and he produces all of my music in his little bedroom in our house. We actually tried renting out a studio for a month when we were producing ‘Don’t Smile at Me,’ but it was really hard there, and we ended up just doing it at home anyway.
- 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’m a really artistic person, and so, with the live stuff, there’s a lot that I think is really cool. Beyonce and Rihanna have all these dancers. So with the live costumes and video costumes, I’d really like to have my vision. The way that I want people to dress is very specific. I love fashion.