I had friends but I was spending a great deal of my time alone and for me that was vital because there's an awful lot you learn about yourself when you're alone.
I used to enjoy bad television, like really bad quiz programmes or sitcoms.
I think we all feel geeky at times, don't we? Isn't that all a part of the wonderful tapestry of life?
It's so fascinating to think about how each snowflake is completely individual - there are millions and millions of them, but each one is so unique.
My parents weren't keen on the giving up of school at the beginning to go into singing and dancing, but once they saw I was serious about it, they gave support. I was quite stubborn about my decision, and in the end, they realised it was for the best.
I think quotes are very dangerous things.
I have a theory that there are still parts of our mental worlds that are still based around the age of between five and eight, and we just kind of pretend to be grown-up.
There is a figure that is adored, but I'd question very strongly that it's me.
It's not important to me that people understand me.
What I've tended to do is to use my own experiences to get into someone else's mind, like in Wuthering Heights.
Clothes are such a strong part of who a human being is.
I think snow is so evocative and has such a powerful atmosphere.
I don't aim for perfection. But I do want to try and come up with something interesting.
I wasn't an easy, happy-go-lucky girl because I used to think about everything so much, and I think I probably still do.
I'm the shyest megalomaniac you're ever likely to meet.
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