There's no better time than now to be who you are.

There are people you are madly in love with and thought you could never live without, and suddenly you break up and think, 'What was I thinking?'.

I always feel that my whole life is representing the LGBT community. It's kind of what I do all the time.

I didn't think anyone was going to buy 'Do You Really Wanna Hurt Me?' It was really personal, not a hit record, I thought. I wanted us to sound completely different. Shows how much I knew.

In a way, we're going backwards. In the early '80s, it was like all these huge strides, and everything was more free and easy. I think we're going back. I don't know if it's the economics or what, but things are getting more right-wing, definitely.

People say things about me all the time and I get over it. I've had some appalling things told about me.

To me, I think of the '70s as being this glorious decade where I discovered who I was and discovered all these amazing things... punk rock, electro music, fashion, all of that.

Adele is selling millions of records, and everybody tries to sing like Adele.

I can be quite noisy and robust in the morning.

Remember that I was out of the closet at the age of sixteen. My parents knew I was gay; I'd had to tell them.

I would rather have a cup of tea than sex.

I went to prison; therefore, I've been rehabilitated, and now I want to get on with my life. I have paid for what I did, end of story.

If you listen to the radio, and something beats you into surrender, like 'REO Speedwagon', and you really hate them, there's 'You Can Go Your Own Way' in your ear all day, and that's what makes a good song.

I think there's something really powerful about being yourself.

My life hasn't always been a disaster, it's just that when it has, it's been a spectacular disaster.

I might be being controversial, but I think Seal fancies the pants off Delta, and her pants are tight.

Bands like Culture Club and artists like me, you tend to concentrate on the live arena because that's where you can be your most authentic. That's where you have the most power.

I wanted people not to care about whether you were gay, straight, black, white, transgender, whatever it may be... That being said, there's more work to be done... I still want to change the world, absolutely.

Before I got famous, I was like a rake. When I was a teenager, I lived on nervous energy. And I always forgot to eat. It was not something I was obsessed with. And then suddenly I got famous, people started taking me out to fancy joints. And the pounds pile on. So I'm much more conscious now about when I eat. How I eat. What I eat.

I'm not in love, but I'm open to persuasion.

She's probably in denial that she's a great big ball of insecurity and I'm quite well aware that I am one.

It's funny that I'm so popular with seven-, eight-, nine-year-olds.

There's 'Erewhon', a whole big super store where they do incredible raw vegan food.

Compliments are very un-British, but when someone pays you one, you should take it.

The more I dressed up, the more people reacted... the more I wanted to do it.

As for Madonna, I always used to laugh at her running. And now I run! I get why she always ran. I wish I'd run when she did.

I was always good at music.

Luckily, I'm not one of those people who wants to be young; it's never bothered me.

I look at myself at 19 and think I would never do what I did then now! I was so brazen, so confident, so fearless in a way. And remember, the world was a very aggressive place then.

My mother and father were fantastic, very active. I find it difficult to say this, but I'm quite a loving person and I've always been loving to my friends. In the long run, that pays off. I'm very interested in other people, and if you are, they're interested in you.

I just go in my back garden. It's the only place where people don't come and bother you.

I always think that change is like a daisy chain.

School is not a great place to have feminine features or a big nose, or to wear glasses or the wrong shoes.

I never thought I'd be doing records a year after I started - I had no idea it would last as long as it did.

I knew style and content went hand in hand.

I think what I love most about the raw food thing is it's real alchemy. It's a really interesting science, and I think for a creative person, it's a great way to eat.

People that plan interviews are really boring. I just say what I want when it comes into my head.

Unless you insult my mother or something, there is not much you could say to me that would really bother me.

I've never shied away from country. 'Karma Chameleon' verges on country. Reggae and country are very closely linked. If you go to Jamaica, you hear a lot of country music. There's a correlation.

I'm a much more successful and happier person sober. And I'm nicer to be around.

There are lots of things about me that have changed. Some things are a process; some things take time.

The struggle isn't just about being straight or gay or transgender - it's a human struggle. That's always really been my kind of starting point: If you're out there and you're odd, come over to my house.

I was unwelcome in the U.S. for four years.

I know that there are some people who don't like me, and that kind of surprises me more than the people who love me.

School is a scary place for kids. So I didn't like it, and I didn't want to be there. And it was a great day for me when they threw me out.

I knew that I was different when I was six years old, but it wasn't until I got to about 10 or 11 that I realised I was a gay man.

When you're in the world I'm in, sometimes you have to remember that when you see your friends, you need to ask them what they've been doing, and you need to grow up and learn your life isn't necessarily more interesting than other people's.

I'm a big fan of Yoko, one of those weird people who really love her music, and who argues with people all the time, because people do write her off.

Let's face it: I've got a bit of a reputation.