I make mistakes. I say stupid things. I do idiotic things. And, quite frankly, I'm proud of them. Why not make mistakes?
Sometimes I dress like what I want for lunch, because all I can think about is having a tuna sandwich.
I was brought up in many different cultures, moving around all the time, and I find my identity in my songs. I project the identity I want to have throughout the songs that I write.
When you're not part of a club, you have to find another way of surviving.
I say I have a midlife crisis every time I start and finish a record.
The stage is my territory, my boxing ring. That's where I'm free.
I have opinions on everything. I'm a stubborn old mule. The biggest problem is keeping my mouth shut.
During my life I have seen, known, and lost too much to be the prey of vain dread; and, as for the hope of immortality, I am as weary of that as I am of gods and kings. For my own sake only I write this; and herein I differ from all other writers, past and to come.
In fact, no one has ever really wanted to go on a date with me.
The best way to make the most serious point in the world is to be as unserious as possible.
I'm not interested in what they have to say. I'm only interested in people that are interested in me for the right reasons.
I was quite the quiet teenager. I was a bit of a loner, a little bit of an outsider.
You never know which gig is going to be your last.
No one knows what I am and really, I wonder if I do, at the end of the day.
It's [F1] your life. You're focused on just one thing and there's no room for anything else. Friends don't necessarily understand, because the way you think about life develops completely differently to how it does for normal people.
Well, I have to say, most of my clothes are designed and made by my mother.
My real name is Mica, spelled with a C. My dad is called Michael. He wanted me to be called Michael but my mother said over her dead body. She wasn't into the whole junior thing.
I'm not a great dancer. I know I'm not. But I know that I can move. I can throw shapes, just not in the right order.
I think, 'How could anybody mock a good pop song?' It is timeless; it transcends barriers; it breaks down every single type of social barrier that you can possibly have. It can deal with the most difficult subjects, even if it abstracts the subject matter.
I was always told I was ugly. I still think I am ugly. I know I've got an odd face and you can't tell me otherwise.
It's very hard to find men's clothes that do what you want, especially when you go through them as quickly as I do. I need them to be flashy, but I never like to be overdressed. I need to make a statement, but I hate wearing too many clothes.
I was born out of classical music.
I was always told that I was too strange or that I was too cheesy by different groups of people, like the record companies said I was way too weird and the indie people wouldn't even let me in their band.
I was a show-off as a kid. I was wearing bow ties and matching coloured trousers.
Most of the people who write pop music were outsiders at some time in their life.
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