Move in space with minimum waste and maximum joy.
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.
Once a song's out there, it's no longer mine. And that's the whole purpose of music: to belong to people.
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 just aspire to pick people up. That's my ambition.
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.
When I go into the studio, I completely detach. I let my emotions come out.
To be a mother you must be strong. Even if you don't feel it, you have to pretend.
The anxiety I feel when I'm late is nothing like the anxiety I feel when I'm on 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.
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.
All the cliches of glamorous sophistication have little appeal to me. Do I want to live the British version of 'Dynasty?' No thanks!
I don't like looking outrageous.
I am fairly classless because it is very difficult to class someone who comes from a mixed marriage.
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.
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 think you only really feel like an outsider if you've been an insider.
I have no technical training and am completely uneducated in music.
I'm not shy or reclusive. I just spend my time with people rather than journalists.
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 don't get easily bored. I'm not that kind of person.
I always see myself as much more of a musician than a celebrity.
I am a reluctant celebrity, in some ways.
When I was young, people were almost identified solely by the kind of music they liked. People fell into categories of who liked what.
My father was a very difficult man.
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