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.
Move in space with minimum waste and maximum joy.
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.
I am fairly classless because it is very difficult to class someone who comes from a mixed marriage.
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.
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?
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!
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.
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.
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.
Most of my lyrics are little stories about my experiences or those of my friends.
My daughter and stepson are really broad-minded.
There isn't a class structure in Nigeria; there's a tribal structure and prestige as far as money is concerned.
I have no technical training and am completely uneducated in music.
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