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.
When I go into the studio, I completely detach. I let my emotions come out.
The anxiety I feel when I'm late is nothing like the anxiety I feel when I'm on time.
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 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.
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 am a reluctant celebrity, in some ways.
I think you only really feel like an outsider if you've been an insider.
I'm not over the top; I'm not wacky. I'm fairly understated, and that reflects in the way I sing.
I love writing songs.
I look a lot like my father and his mother.
I have no technical training and am completely uneducated in music.
I don't like looking outrageous.
I don't get easily bored. I'm not that kind of person.
I can't see myself just endlessly singing the same songs over and over again.
I always see myself as much more of a musician than a celebrity.
All the cliches of glamorous sophistication have little appeal to me. Do I want to live the British version of 'Dynasty?' No thanks!
My daughter and stepson are really broad-minded.
Radio interviews are really snappy and I'm just bad at that. I just close down.
When you tour, you regain the music and the connection with the audience.
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 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.
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