Yes, I’m still going to misbehave!
I’m not frightened of appearing vulnerable.
Life’s short. Anything could happen, and it usually does, so there is no point in sitting around thinking about all the ifs, ands and buts.
Some men do think I’m a psycho bunny-boiler.
There’s no point in saying anything but the truth.
When you’re around kids you can be a little kid yourself and pretend that life is magic and you don’t have to be one of those sweaty people going to work every day.
I’m my own worst critic, and if I don’t pull off what I think I wanted to do in my head, then I won’t be a happy girl.
I like pin-up girls. I’m more of a boy than a girl. I’m not a lesbian, though – not before a sambuca anyway.
I write songs about stuff that I can’t really get past personally – and then I write a song about it and I feel better.
I don’t have emotional needs, only physical ones.
My justification is that most people my age spend a lot of time thinking about what they’re going to do for the next five or ten years. The time they spend thinking about their life, I just spend drinking.
I know I’m talented, but I wasn’t put here to sing. I was put here to be a wife and a mom and look after my family. I love what I do, but it’s not where it begins and ends.
Cause I’m a musician, I’m not really good at posing and being a model, like, modeling.
I fall in love every day. Not with people but with situations.
Every bad situation is a blues song waiting to happen.
If I died tomorrow, I would be a happy girl.
Some people reckoned that I looked healthier when I was bigger but I had terrible skin and no energy.
I read a lot when I’m travelling and always have a couple of books on the go.
I don’t regret anything.
Since I was 16, I’ve felt a black cloud hangs over me.
Having listened to great songwriters like James Taylor and Carole King, I felt there was nothing new that was coming out that really represented me and the way I felt. So I started writing my own stuff.
I do suffer from depression, I suppose. Which isn’t that unusual. You know, a lot of people do.
My husband is everything to me and without him it’s just not the same.
You know how you either grow up in a Michael Jackson house or a Prince house? For me it was Michael Jackson. I could never decide whether I wanted to be Michael Jackson or marry him.
I don’t think I’m such an amazing person who needs to be written about.
I was hit by a car once on my bike, but I still rode home.
I listen to music that is of our time and I just get angry.
I’m such a kid at heart.
I would say that jazz is my own language.
To be honest, I think kids have got a lot more going on than adults. They’ve got their heads screwed on a lot better.
My parents pretty much realized that I would do whatever I wanted, and that was it, really.
Now I think that going to the gym is the best drug. I go four times a week and it gives me the buzz I need.
I just dress like… I’m an old black man. Sorry! Like I’m an old Jewish black man. I just dress like it’s still the ’50s.
I really thought I was on the way out. My husband Blake saved my life. Often I don’t know what I do, then the next day the memory returns. And then I am engulfed in shame.
I’ve had everything pierced at some point.
All the songs I write are about human dynamics, whether it’s with girlfriends, boyfriends, or family.
I love America, it’s a much more permissive place.
The jazz I love is sweet and pure with raw elements, which is exactly what the good hip-hop is doing now.
I’m happiest with my family around me.
Girls talk to each other like men talk to each other. But girls have an eye for detail.
I don’t think your ability to fight has anything to do with how big you are. It’s to do with how much anger is in you.
Since I was 16, I’ve felt a black cloud hangs over me. Since then, I have taken pills for depression.
If you’re nice to me I’ll never write anything bad about you.
I wouldn’t say I’m a feminist, but I don’t like girls pretending to be stupid because it’s easier.
I made an album I’m very proud of, and that’s about it.
I’m of the school of thought where, if you can’t sort something out for yourself, no one can help you. Rehab is great for some people but not others.
I don’t listen to a lot of new stuff. I just like the old stuff. It’s all quite dramatic and atmospheric. You’d have an entire story in song. I never listen to, like, white music – I couldn’t sing you a Zeppelin or Floyd song.
I’m lucky because I do get to fly first-class now.
When I’m nervous, I stutter, and I had to keep stopping and starting.
If you play an instrument, it makes you a better singer. The more you play, the better you sing, the more you sing, the better you play.
I can express myself.
I want at least five kids. I want twins.
I would love to study guitar or trumpet.
I saw a picture of myself when I came out of the hospital. I didn’t recognize myself.
I really started writing music to challenge myself, to see what I could write.
Yeah, I’m an open book.
I just like tattoos.
If I heard someone else singing like me, I would buy it in a heartbeat.
I’ve always been a little homemaker.
Women don’t try to use me.
I love food.
I’ve never been a boyfriend kind of girl.
I’m much healthier now.
Here in England, everyone’s a pop star, innit, whereas in America they believe in the term artist.
Basically, I live to do gigs.
I was gutted to leave my boyfriend at home when I started my tour, but taking my pillow was like taking a little bit of him with me.
I’m of the school of thought where if you can’t sort something out for yourself then no one can help you.
I don’t even have a TV.
I’ve got a crush on my backing singer.
I didn’t think it was special to be able to sing.
I’m not very ambitious at all.
I’m always happy to blow up any misconceptions that people have about stage school cos everyone thinks it’s really nasty there but it’s not.
I can be a cruel person.
I look after people.
I’m very loyal.
I always wrote poetry and stuff like that, so putting songs together wasn’t that spectacular.
I’m not a natural born performer.
I can play a lot of different instruments adequately but nothing really well.