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I am a reluctant celebrity, in some ways.

To be a mother you must be strong. Even if you don't feel it, you have to pretend.

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.

When you tour, you regain the music and the connection with the audience.

I have no technical training and am completely uneducated in music.

My musical career was an accident.

Once a song's out there, it's no longer mine. And that's the whole purpose of music: to belong to people.

When I was young, people were almost identified solely by the kind of music they liked. People fell into categories of who liked what.

From being at art college, I've always hated people that have the gall to think that they're being incredibly different when they're doing something in a very acceptable way, something safe that they've seen someone else doing.

I'm not shy or reclusive. I just spend my time with people rather than journalists.

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?

All the cliches of glamorous sophistication have little appeal to me. Do I want to live the British version of 'Dynasty?' No thanks!

I am fairly classless because it is very difficult to class someone who comes from a mixed marriage.

I love writing songs.

I've got absolutely no real perception, properly, of time.

London was a really multi-racial city ... It's incredible how comfortable people are with race there.

The anxiety I feel when I'm late is nothing like the anxiety I feel when I'm on time.

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.

I can't see myself just endlessly singing the same songs over and over again.

I just aspire to pick people up. That's my ambition.