"It's whenever flight attendants tell me my kids [Apple, 7, and Moses, 6] are the most polite fliers they've ever seen, and when someone tells me they've gotten something great out of goop.com."
"'I respect and look up to you'-from my pop."
"When my son Max looked at me and said, 'Mommy, you look so pretty.' It was a mommy moment I will never forget."
"Whenever anyone, a friend or stranger, comes up to me and tells me that I made them laugh-nothing feels better."
"A friend of mine told me, 'You have a good head on your shoulders.'"
"Whenever somebody compares me to my mum. That's the best compliment because she's a strong, independent woman."
"When I was asked to perform in Stephen Sondheim's musical Company. They had confidence I could do it before I did."
"Probably from Bryan Cranston when he directed an episode of Modern Family
. He told me I had 'it.'"
"My hairstylist once told me that he liked the way I look best when I first rolled out of bed! And, no, he doesn't sleep with me!"
"In the third grade, there was an 'I Love Claire Club' of about six boys from my class. It doesn't get much better than that."
"When I hear that 'Firework' has become someone's anthem, I feel like I'm doing the right thing."
"My brother told me I was his favorite sister in New York. I am his only sister."
"Barack tells me I'm at my best when I'm hanging around with the girls-no makeup, in my lazy weekend clothes, just being me."
"I was at the dry cleaner's with my daughter, and the woman behind the counter said I looked just like her. Which must mean, happy."
"A fan told me that my role as a UNICEF Ambassador inspired her to help make a difference."
"I've been told that I'm level-headed. Staying solid and grounded is very important to me, so hearing that is a great compliment."
"When I was asked to become the newest member of the Grand Ole Opry."
"When a fan comes up and says, 'I feel like you must have been looking in on my exact situation, because your songs fit what I was going through so perfectly.'"
"'From the time you were young, you were such a friendly child, your warmth is contagious, and I am so proud to be your grandmother.'"
"My husband, Nick, told me I look prettiest when I wake up in the morning every day."
"Every time somebody compares my mothering skills to those of my own mother, it really moves me."
"In junior high, a boy I thought was a dreamboat told me the coolest thing about me was that it looked like I could fit a Popsicle stick between my front two teeth. Swoon. Sadly, the gap closed as I got older."
"When the great Steven Spielberg told me that I had elevated homekeeping to an art form."
"When my niece turned 3, she was blowing out the candle on her cupcake and said, 'I wish to always play with my family because I have the best family ever.'"
"One of my friends told me, 'Other than your dad, you're the hardest-working person I know.'"
"Whenever a woman tells me that my song 'Gunpowder & Lead' helped her get the courage to get out of an abusive relationship. It makes me realize that people really take to heart what I say in my songs."
"Being told that I'm a good mother by my longtime friend and assistant Walter Williams never gets old. It makes my day."