There was a time when the music fell silent. Both within me and around me.
There is a danger of changing too much in the search for perfection.
When I'm living in the world of luxury and celebrity, which is where I found myself for a large part of my life, it's a walk-on part. Not a vital necessity, like it is for so many people. I enjoy it but I can see right through it!
It has always felt like a failure that Bjorn and I couldn't keep our family together. You never get it back, but to this day I don't regret splitting up. The reason behind our separation is one of those things I definitely don't want to go into!
My path has not been determined. I shall have more experiences and pass many more milestones.
I can spot empty flattery and know exactly where I stand. In the end it's really only my own approval or disapproval that means anything.
When I record, it feels like I'm in a bubble. There's nothing else in my head right then. It's just that song, and I'm trying to really sound like what the song is about.
I just want to live in peace and quiet.
The press has always written that I am a recluse and a mysterious woman, but I am more down-to-earth than they think.
I'm a country bumpkin. I'm not a showgirl.
I am uninterested in appearing in newspapers and on television. Many people think I am striking a pose - that I want to create a sense of shyness. But it's just not something I want to do. I overdosed.
No one who has experienced facing a screaming, boiling, hysterical audience can avoid feeling shivers in the spine. It's a thin line between celebration and menace.
Abba's last tour was a success but awful for me.
I have always had strong maternal instincts. Even when I was still a child I cut out pictures of prams from newspapers and imagined the feeling of pushing my own pram through fresh winter snow and seeing the wheels' tracks behind me in the snow.
My professional persona never loosens its grip, keeping an eye on me at all times.
I have one pug and one Czechoslovakian dog called Prazsky krysarik.
My life contains so many other things; I have my children, my grandchildren, my two dogs and a big place in the country. I have my own life.
When I was 25, Abba was formed. After Abba I made three solo albums. Maybe I have been productive enough.
I may have aimed too high sometimes, asked too much of myself and demanded too little from those around me.
I must be allowed to be as I am.
It's strange that the newspapers don't see a connection between their false revelations about my private life and my need for seclusion and security.
I would like to sing the theme tune of a big film - something like 'Titanic.
When you love someone, and you've lost that one, then nothing really matters.
When I was 15 I became a full-time singer in a band. At 18 I made my first record.
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