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.
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.
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?
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'm uneasy with fame so I do my best to avoid places that will bring me more attention.
I'm not shy or reclusive. I just spend my time with people rather than journalists.
Radio interviews are really snappy and I'm just bad at that. I just close down.
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.
I'm not over the top; I'm not wacky. I'm fairly understated, and that reflects in the way I sing.
I think you only really feel like an outsider if you've been an insider.
I love writing songs.
All the cliches of glamorous sophistication have little appeal to me. Do I want to live the British version of 'Dynasty?' No thanks!
I am fairly classless because it is very difficult to class someone who comes from a mixed marriage.
I can't see myself just endlessly singing the same songs over and over again.
I don't get easily bored. I'm not that kind of person.
I have no technical training and am completely uneducated in music.
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