To be a mother you must be strong. Even if you don't feel it, you have to pretend.
When I go into the studio, I completely detach. I let my emotions come out.
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.
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.
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 always see myself as much more of a musician than a celebrity.
The anxiety I feel when I'm late is nothing like the anxiety I feel when I'm on time.
I just aspire to pick people up. That's my ambition.
I only make records when I feel I have something to say. I'm not interested in releasing music just for the sake of selling something. Sade is not a brand.
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.
What could equal the bliss? / The thrill of the first kiss / It'll blow right to you / It's never as good as the first time.
I've made sacrifices. 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.
I don't like looking outrageous.
I am a reluctant celebrity, in some ways.
I don't get easily bored. I'm not that kind of person.
My musical career was an accident.
Once a song's out there, it's no longer mine. And that's the whole purpose of music: to belong to people.
I am fairly classless because it is very difficult to class someone who comes from a mixed marriage.
There isn't a class structure in Nigeria; there's a tribal structure and prestige as far as money is concerned.
From being at art college, I've always hated people that have the gall to think that they're being incredibly different when they're doing something in a very acceptable way, something safe that they've seen someone else doing.
I'm not shy or reclusive. I just spend my time with people rather than journalists.
People are so used to having their lives filmed, they're not even conscious of having cameras around. I still have that sort of suspicion when a camera comes out. I view it as a thing to fear.
My daughter and stepson are really broad-minded.
All the cliches of glamorous sophistication have little appeal to me. Do I want to live the British version of 'Dynasty?' No thanks!
Move in space with minimum waste and maximum joy.
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