I wasn't an easy, happy-go-lucky girl because I used to think about everything so much, and I think I probably still do.
I think quotes are very dangerous things.
I had friends but I was spending a great deal of my time alone and for me that was vital because there's an awful lot you learn about yourself when you're alone.
I have a theory that there are still parts of our mental worlds that are still based around the age of between five and eight, and we just kind of pretend to be grown-up.
I think snow is so evocative and has such a powerful atmosphere.
I think we all feel geeky at times, don't we? Isn't that all a part of the wonderful tapestry of life?
I used to enjoy bad television, like really bad quiz programmes or sitcoms.
My parents weren't keen on the giving up of school at the beginning to go into singing and dancing, but once they saw I was serious about it, they gave support. I was quite stubborn about my decision, and in the end, they realised it was for the best.
It's so fascinating to think about how each snowflake is completely individual - there are millions and millions of them, but each one is so unique.
Albums are like diaries. You go through phases, technically and emotionally, and they reflect the state that you're in at the time.
I love being with my friends, relaxing and talking.
Sometimes when I'm going to the supermarket to get the coffee and cat litter, I get freaked out and see all these people staring, and you turn around and there's, like, 40 people all looking at you... and when you go around the corner, they're all following you! You start freaking out like a trapped animal.
I don't aim for perfection. But I do want to try and come up with something interesting.
School was a very cruel environment, and I was a loner. But I learnt to get hurt, and I learnt to cope with it.
Touring is an incredibly isolated situation. I don't know how people tour for years on end. You find a lot of people who can't stop touring, and it's because they don't know how to come back into life. It's sort of unreal.
I think it's almost a law of nature that there are only certain things that hit an emotive space, and that's what was always special for me about music: it made me feel something.
Clothes are such a strong part of who a human being is.
I'm the shyest megalomaniac you're ever likely to meet.
It's not important to me that people understand me.
There is a figure that is adored, but I'd question very strongly that it's me.