I always said that if I could just find a guy who could chop wood and had a nice smile, it wouldn't bother me if he was a thug or an aristocrat, as long as he was a good guy. And I've ended up with an educated thug.
Once a song's out there, it's no longer mine. And that's the whole purpose of music: to belong to people.
I think you only really feel like an outsider if you've been an insider.
To be a mother you must be strong. Even if you don't feel it, you have to pretend.
People generally let me be me. People are aware that I'm not someone particularly begging for attention. They hold back a bit with me.
Whatever I'm doing, I'm in that moment and I'm doing it. The rest of the world's lost. If I'm cooking some food or making soup, I want it to be lovely. If not, what's the point of doing it?
I'm not anti-fashion, but I've always had a bit of a punk attitude. That's important, I think. I do my own thing.
When you play arenas you can create whatever you want. At a theater the height of the stage and the limitations of the theater can make you feel more separate from the audience.
I don't like looking outrageous.
I'm not over the top; I'm not wacky. I'm fairly understated, and that reflects in the way I sing.
My musical career was an accident.
My father was a very difficult man.
I've never associated myself with other singers, certainly not female singers.
I have no technical training and am completely uneducated in music.
All the cliches of glamorous sophistication have little appeal to me. Do I want to live the British version of 'Dynasty?' No thanks!
I don't get easily bored. I'm not that kind of person.
I just aspire to pick people up. That's my ambition.
I'm not shy or reclusive. I just spend my time with people rather than journalists.
I'm uneasy with fame so I do my best to avoid places that will bring me more attention.
London was a really multi-racial city ... It's incredible how comfortable people are with race there.