Move in space with minimum waste and maximum joy.
I just aspire to pick people up. That's my ambition.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
The anxiety I feel when I'm late is nothing like the anxiety I feel when I'm on time.
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.
All the cliches of glamorous sophistication have little appeal to me. Do I want to live the British version of 'Dynasty?' No thanks!
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.
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 always see myself as much more of a musician than a celebrity.
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.
My father was a very difficult man.
I don't get easily bored. I'm not that kind of person.
I don't like looking outrageous.
I am a reluctant celebrity, in some ways.
When I was young, people were almost identified solely by the kind of music they liked. People fell into categories of who liked what.
I'm not over the top; I'm not wacky. I'm fairly understated, and that reflects in the way I sing.
Most of my lyrics are little stories about my experiences or those of my friends.
My daughter and stepson are really broad-minded.
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