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.
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 don't like looking outrageous.
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.
To be a mother you must be strong. Even if you don't feel it, you have to pretend.
I'm uneasy with fame so I do my best to avoid places that will bring me more attention.
I just aspire to pick people up. That's my ambition.
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.
All the cliches of glamorous sophistication have little appeal to me. Do I want to live the British version of 'Dynasty?' No thanks!
I'm not over the top; I'm not wacky. I'm fairly understated, and that reflects in the way I sing.
I'm not shy or reclusive. I just spend my time with people rather than journalists.
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.
When I go into the studio, I completely detach. I let my emotions come out.
London was a really multi-racial city ... It's incredible how comfortable people are with race there.
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