Who Said It?

Quiz: Fiona Apple or a Crazy Cat Lady?

Think you can tell the difference between the words of a pop star and a kooky cat lover?
 / January 25, 2013

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If Justin Bieber is the Prom King of pop music then Fiona Apple is more like the girl in The Breakfast Club making snowflakes with her dandruff. Her peculiarity has spawned heart-wrenching songs, oddly long album titles and more than a few drool-worthy moments for journalists (watch her '97 MTV acceptance speech for proof).

Last year she canceled her South America tour to be with her dying dog via a handwritten letter that read like a diary-entry-meets-eulogy. While the Internet was saying "aww" we were reminded of those emotionally fragile feline lovers who don't quite live in the same world as the rest of us. 

Yes, Fiona Apple is a pop star, but as we dug deeper we found surprising similarities between her and -- for lack of a better idiom -- crazy cat ladies. Despite her fame and success, the songwriter's psyche seems sad, vulnerable and just flat out weird at times.  Flip through the following quotes and see if you can tell who's who. It's harder than you'd think.

Fiona Apple or Crazy Cat Lady?

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“I tend to have trouble hanging out with friends. I end up pushing them away.”

Crazy Cat Lady!

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Elizabeth Livermore

Said by Lloyd in an Animal Planet "Confessions" video. (Ok, so this is technically a cat crazed guy, but whatever).

Fiona Apple or Crazy Cat Lady?

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“Look, I hate to be 'that person' but I just don't like the general spirit of music.”

Crazy Cat Lady!

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Elizabeth Livermore

Said by Angela in an episode of The Office.

Fiona Apple or Crazy Cat Lady?

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“I hear about people having dinner parties but I never do that.”

Fiona Apple!

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Vince Bucci

Fiona revealed in a recent interview.

Fiona Apple or Crazy Cat Lady?

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“I used to love to put snails on my arm. I have a bunch of pictures. … I don’t know, it just helped me think. I really like snails a lot.”

Fiona Apple!

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Vince Bucci

This little gem appeared in some Pitchfork interview outtakes.


Fiona Apple or Crazy Cat Lady?

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“I loved a man who could never love me back. I was living in a fairytale.”

Crazy Cat Lady!

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Elizabeth Livermore

Said by Jenny, a cat lady in the film Big Fish.


Fiona Apple or Crazy Cat Lady?

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“I sat there and I was mad at God and I kept asking him 'ok, so what am I gonna do with my life now?' ”

Crazy Cat Lady!

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Elizabeth Livermore

Said by Debbie in an Animal Planet "Confessions" video.

Fiona Apple or Crazy Cat Lady?

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“For some reason I wanted to grab his foot and cuddle his shoe or something.”

Fiona Apple!

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Vince Bucci

Fiona said this about the guy who started the "Free Fiona" actions in Chicago.


Fiona Apple or Crazy Cat Lady?

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“I had lots of experience with people telling me that they didn't want to be friends with me because I was too sad, which is just the worst thing.”

Fiona Apple!

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Vince Bucci

Ms. Apple revealed to Interview Magazine.


Fiona Apple or Crazy Cat Lady?

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“It's just overwhelming. I don't know how much longer I can keep going. I'm at the end of my rope.”

Crazy Cat Lady!

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Elizabeth Livermore

Said by Mary K. in an Animal Planet "Confessions" video.

Fiona Apple or Crazy Cat Lady?

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“It used to be that I was really just doing this for myself to get through stuff.”

Fiona Apple!

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Vince Bucci

In reference to her creation of music.


Fiona Apple or Crazy Cat Lady?

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“I guess you could say it's a hard thing to take in because it's the truth.”

Crazy Cat Lady!

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Elizabeth Livermore

Said by Shelley in an Animal Planet "Confessions" video.

Fiona Apple or Crazy Cat Lady?

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“I do read about parenting a lot. For some reason it's very interesting to me.”

Fiona Apple!

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Vince Bucci

According to Interview Magazine, Fiona is big on "self-parenting" too.


Fiona Apple or Crazy Cat Lady?

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“I bleach it like crazy. I'm a germphobe. I'm constantly in here cleaning. ”

Crazy Cat Lady!

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Elizabeth Livermore

Said by Lisa in an Animal Planet "Confessions" video.


Fiona Apple or Crazy Cat Lady?

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“I am the woman who stays home and bakes Tilapia for my dearest, oldest friend.”

Fiona Apple!

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Vince Bucci

In reference to her dog in the letter she penned canceling her South American tour.

Fiona Apple or Crazy Cat Lady?

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“It's also hard for me because I feel like that's my final goodbye.”

Crazy Cat Lady!

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Elizabeth Livermore

Said by Lisa in an Animal Planet "Confessions" video.


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