Adele Quotes

 

I don’t really need to stand out, there’s room for everyone. Although I haven’t built a niche yet, I’m just writing love songs.

I like looking nice, but I always put comfort over fashion. I don’t find thin girls attractive; be happy and healthy. I’ve never had a problem with the way I look. I’d rather have lunch with my friends than go to a gym.

— Adele

My voice went recently, never happened before, off like a tap. I had to sit in silence for nine days, chalkboard around my neck. Like an old-school mime. Like a kid in the naughty corner. Like a Victorian mute.

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My life is full of drama, and I don’t have time to worry about something as petty as what I look like.

— Adele

I don’t make music for eyes. I make music for ears.

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I’m a big personality. I walk into a room, big and tall and loud.

— Adele

I have insecurities of course, but I don’t hang out with anyone who points them out to me.

— Adele

I’ve never been more normal than I am now.

— Adele

I have never been insecure, ever, about how I look, about what I want to do with myself. My mum told me to only ever do things for myself, not for others.

— Adele

It’s never been an issue for me – I don’t want to go on a diet, I don’t want to eat a Caesar salad with no dressing, why would I do that? I ain’t got time for this, just be happy and don’t be stupid. If I’ve got a boyfriend and he loves my body then I’m not worried.

— Adele

The way I write my songs is that I have to believe what I’m writing about, and that’s why they always end up being so personal – because the kind of artists I like, they convince me, they totally win me over straight away in that thing. Like, ‘Oh my God, this song is totally about me.’

— Adele

The thought of someone spending $20 to come and see me and saying, ‘Oh, I prefer the record and she’s completely shattered the illusion’ really upsets me. It’s such a big deal that people come give me their time.

— Adele

Heartbreak can definitely give you a deeper sensibility for writing songs. I drew on a lot of heartbreak when I was writing my first album, I didn’t mean to but I just did.

— Adele

I love a bit of drama. That’s a bad thing. I can flip really quickly.

— Adele

I’m scared of audiences. One show in Amsterdam I was so nervous, I escaped out the fire exit. I’ve thrown up a couple of times. Once in Brussels, I projectile vomited on someone. I just gotta bear it. But I don’t like touring. I have anxiety attacks a lot.

— Adele

I’ve got some news… I’m delighted to announce that Simon and I are expecting our first child together. I wanted you to hear the news direct from me, obviously we’re over the moon.

— Adele

I want to go and see things as a fan again. I am a fan, but I can’t remember what it feels like to be a fan anymore. Because I’ve become an artist. I’ve become the artist.

— Adele

I wanted to be a singer forever. But it’s not really my cup of tea. Having the whole world know who you are.

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People are starting to go on about my weight but I’m not going to change my size because they don’t like the way I look.

— Adele

I no longer buy papers or tabloids or magazines or read blogs. I used to. But it was just filling up my day with hatred.

— Adele

I’ve never wanted to look like models on the cover of magazines. I represent the majority of women and I’m very proud of that.

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In five years’ time I’d like to be a mum. I want to settle down and have a family, definitely sooner rather than later. I’d like to have finished my second album too, maybe even my third. I’d like a sound that sticks around that other people are inspired by and that people know is me.

— Adele

Mum loves me being famous! She is so excited and proud, as she had me so young and couldn’t support me, so I am living her dream, it’s sweeter for both of us. It’s her 40th birthday soon and I’m going to buy her 40 presents.

— Adele

I was adopting an Ethiopian child, that’s not true. My house was haunted, that wasn’t true. God, there’s been so many rumours.

— Adele

The focus on my appearance has really surprised me. I’ve always been a size 14 to 16, I don’t care about clothes, I’d rather spend my money on cigarettes and booze.

— Adele

I like having my hair and face done, but I’m not going to lose weight because someone tells me to. I make music to be a musician not to be on the cover of Playboy.

— Adele

I don’t really need to stand out, there’s room for everyone. Although I haven’t built a niche yet, I’m just writing love songs.

— Adele

I get so nervous on stage I can’t help but talk. I try. I try telling my brain: stop sending words to the mouth. But I get nervous and turn into my grandma. Behind the eyes it’s pure fear. I find it difficult to believe I’m going to be able to deliver.

— Adele

I love hearing my audience breathe.

— Adele

I’m like Johnny Cash. I only wear black.

— Adele

I am quite loud and bolshie. I’m a big personality. I walk into a room, big and tall and loud.

— Adele

I’ve been singing properly every day since I was about fifteen or sixteen, and I have never had any problems with my voice, ever. I’ve had a sore throat here and there, had a cold and sung through it, but that day it just went while I was onstage in Paris during a radio show. It was literally like someone had pulled a curtain over it.

— Adele

It’s warts and all in my songs, and I think that’s why people can relate to them.

— Adele

I doubt I’ll be singing forever, because at some point people aren’t going to want to hear my music, and I hope that I’ll still get the opportunity to write songs.

— Adele

I wouldn’t be able to write a song like ‘Someone Like You’ and get someone else to sing it because it’s so personal. It’s like giving away your heart.

— Adele

In the songs I can still be really really direct but in interviews when I’m explaining my songs I shouldn’t be so direct about who they’re about.

— Adele

My body doesn’t have any rhythm, you know. I’ve got quite good rhythm when I’m singing but my feet are very much two left feet.

— Adele

I just want to make music, I don’t want people to talk about me. All I’ve ever wanted to do was sing. I don’t want to be a celebrity. I don’t want to be in people’s faces, you know, constantly on covers of magazine that I haven’t even known I’m on.

— Adele

I can’t write another breakup record. That would be a real cliche.

— Adele

I don’t want people confusing what it is that I’m about. I just stand there and sing. And I don’t do stunts or anything. if I wanted to do all that, I don’t think I’d get away with it.

— Adele

Even if I did have, you know, a ‘Sports Illustrated’ body, I’d still wear elegant clothes.

— Adele

There is nothing that would upset me more than my dad being bribed by the press. It’s like, ‘Just let them run it, then. Don’t you give them ammunition.’

— Adele

If I am constantly working, my relationships fail. So at least now I can have enough time to write a happy record. And be in love and be happy. And then I don’t know what I’ll do. Get married. Have some kids. Plant a nice vegetable patch.

— Adele

Crying is really bad for your vocal cords.

— Adele

You can’t complain about your dressing room or you’ll look like Celine Dion.

— Adele

I’m nervous whenever I perform.

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I am never writing a breakup record again, by the way. I’m done with being a bitter witch.

— Adele

I am quite loud and bolshie.

— Adele

I no longer buy papers or tabloids or magazines or read blogs. I used to.

— Adele

I don’t write songs about a specific, elusive thing.

— Adele

If I were a writer and not a singer in 10 years, I don’t know how I’d feel about writing really personal songs and getting someone else to sing them.

— Adele

I’m scared of audiences.

— Adele

I don’t like going to the gym.

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You have to prioritize what you stress about when you have a child.

— Adele

There will be no new music until it’s good enough and until I’m ready.

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I love a card. You know, cards? At birthdays? I collect them.

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I don’t date celebrities.

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I can’t believe I did a peace sign on TV – like Ringo Starr!

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I love love songs. But I love pop music as well: Girls Aloud, Kylie, the Spice Girls, East 17, Mika.

— Adele

My worst fear is my music won’t connect with the public.

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I’m very confident. Even when I read people saying horrible stuff about my weight.

— Adele

Americans are always mortified when I tell them this, but in England, it’s a tradition to put your plaques and photographs and awards and gold records and stuff in your bathroom. I don’t know why.

— Adele

I think it’s shameful when you sell out. It depends what kind of artist you wanna be, but I don’t want my name anywhere near another brand.

— Adele

I don’t want to be in everyone’s face. I’m a big music fan, and I get really pissed off when it gets like that… and I don’t want people to get like that with me.

— Adele

I will not do festivals. The thought of an audience that big frightens the life out of me.

— Adele

People think that I popped out of my mother’s womb singing ‘Chasing Pavements’.

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Sometimes my songs wander off a bit and are not always coherent.

— Adele

I’d love to be an artist always, but if no one wants me, I’d love to write songs for other people, be a manager, nurture new talent.

— Adele

I don’t want to be a celebrity. I don’t want to be in people’s faces, you know, constantly on covers of magazine that I haven’t even known I’m on.

— Adele

I don’t write songs about a specific, elusive thing. I write about love, and everyone knows what it is like to have your heart broken.

— Adele

I find it quite difficult to think that there’s, you know, about 20 million people listening to my album that I wrote very selfishly to get over a breakup. I didn’t write it being that it’s going to be a hit.

— Adele

It has gotten worse as I’m becoming more successful. My nerves. Just because there’s a bit more pressure, and people are expecting a lot more from me.

— Adele

I was about to meet Beyonce, and I had a full-blown anxiety attack. Then she popped in looking gorgeous, and said, ‘You’re amazing! When I listen to you I feel like I’m listening to God.’

— Adele

I’ve always written down how I feel.

— Adele

I can’t dance to save my life.

— Adele

I don’t rely on my figure to sell records.

— Adele

I’m really happy to be me, and I’d like to think people like me more because I’m happy with myself and not because I refuse to conform to anything.

— Adele

Sometimes with pop music, you have to see it to love it. With soul music, it’s sparse. There’s nothing that’s pretentious or planned. It’s just so gutsy.

— Adele

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