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!
My path has not been determined. I shall have more experiences and pass many more milestones.
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!
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.
I'm a country bumpkin. I'm not a showgirl.
When you love someone, and you've lost that one, then nothing really matters.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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 have one pug and one Czechoslovakian dog called Prazsky krysarik.
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.
I may have aimed too high sometimes, asked too much of myself and demanded too little from those around me.
Abba's last tour was a success but awful for me.
When I was 15 I became a full-time singer in a band. At 18 I made my first record.
When I was 25, Abba was formed. After Abba I made three solo albums. Maybe I have been productive enough.
I must be allowed to be as I am.
My professional persona never loosens its grip, keeping an eye on me at all times.
I would like to sing the theme tune of a big film - something like 'Titanic'.
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