I love interesting people with eccentric stories and outsiders of the world.
We all get old, but I always say the skinny, pretty girls will be screwed.
Compared to a lot of artists, I'm usually quite covered up in videos and photo shoots.
I'm not that materialistic. I like nice clothes and that, but I don't spend lots of money on stuff. I'm not really into TV, I don't have an iPod, I've got a gramophone.
I travel regularly and have learnt to be very methodical as far as packing is concerned. For example, I always check the weather in advance of where I'm going to ensure that I've packed the right clothes.
When you're on the pop treadmill, you don't always feel that cool because you have to do things to promote the record that aren't necessarily your environment.
My desire to experiment comes from my attention-deficit approach to cosmetics. I just get really bored, really easily.
I mean, my music career and my acting career - if I want to do them to the extent that I eventually do want to get to, it's going to be a bit of a balancing act. But I'm hoping they'll just go hand in hand.
It's tragic that you can define a whole movement in music by gender alone. People are like, 'Oh, look, another quirky girl.'
I've spent a lot of time being bohemian and sleeping on floors, but eventually I want to have kids and I want to bring them up in a secure environment.
Ever since I was little, my mum used to choose an outfit for me and lay it on the bed so I'd know what I was wearing the next day. I never went to a uniformed school, so I always had an outfit - and I never really grew out of that, I don't think.
Some men think that if you're empowered and sure of yourself then you're a man-hater, but it's like, 'No, I'm just the same as you are, but maybe just a tiny bit more confident.'
Sometimes people fear the truth. They'd rather not speak to you than know what you really think.
Adele's like a beacon of honesty. Doesn't compromise, goes to America and she's still the same sweary cockney.
I'm surrounded by friends and family who are not that impressed by celebrity. They don't have any problem telling me I'm acting like an idiot or I'm not that funny.
Mum doesn't like it when I mention that Dad's a better cook than her. He was born in Spain and spent eight years in Portugal and is exceptional at lots of cuisines.
Real talent shines through regardless of how many others there are around you.
There's nothing wrong with a thick eyebrow; Frida Kahlo had them.
I think initially, the record industry struggled a lot with digital media because there are a lot of aspects to it that can potentially destroy our industry.
I really like to please people, and I think it's a symptom of being an only child.
I really hate bureaucracy and the idea that I'm not a free person.
No one ever chats me up; I think they all think I'm taken. Either that or no one fancies me.
My mum came from nothing and didn't have many opportunities in her youth, and she blames a lot of her social inadequacies on that.
My mum's always on at me to have children and blames 'that stupid stage thing you do' for me not already having a family.
I don't understand why the accent you speak in has to indicate what level of intellect you have.
I wish I was more stupid because I'm either completely ecstatic and joyous and absolutely high as a kite or I'm a bit morbid. There's never anything in between.
All creative people have to have vulnerability because those nuances are what move people. So I'm deeply insecure - but I'm good at hiding it.
I like not to feel that all my eggs are in one basket, or I get nervous.
I try to stick to a certain diet all the time, and then when I feel like a reward, I have it. I try to stick to no dairy, no sugar, no wheat.
Anything that's on television as often as someone on 'The X Factor' is what's successful. That doesn't mean that I condone that or think that it's right. To be honest, I'd be the first to say I think it's a shame. But if that's the way it is then that's the way it is.
I lend people money, but I'd never lend something that would jeopardise a friendship if I didn't get it back.
I go running three times a week - outside in the park, come rain or shine, and I hate every moment of it. I hate everything about it. But I know it's important for health reasons and the reason why I run, in particular, is because my stage work is like cardiovascular work so I don't want to lose my breath on stage.
A lot of men do have a fear of my ultra-femininity. Sometimes people say I look like a drag queen, that I look scary, but I think that's a fear of my confidence. Most women in contemporary culture pare down their femininity, so there's a slight androgyny about them, and I think men have got used to seeing that.
Anybody who says they don't want to be seen on a show which has millions of people watching it at one time when they're in the business of selling records is a bit silly.
I think soul is soul. I don't see new soul as any different to old soul.
I don't have a daily routine, beyond brushing my teeth. It changes every day.
I was mainly raised by a working mum who didn't have much time or inclination for making food. So I had three or four basic meals: fish fingers and a tomato; a packet scotch egg and a tomato; pasta with a tin of tomatoes; and extra mild plastic-y cheddar chopped into cubes with bits of cucumber.
I use debit cards for everyday purchases, as I don't believe in credit cards. But this has caused problems, especially with American touring, because I refuse to have a credit card - and in America you can't pay for anything on a debit card.
Sometimes when you've got too much money you lose your imagination.