I think love is one of the purest things you can sing about. One of the best things you can sing about.

When I was fourteen and first started going out, I always wanted to be the opposite of everyone else. So I would go to the club in a polo T-shirt and pants and sneakers and a hat on backward, just so I would not be dressed like other girls.

I have a lot of other stuff to accomplish before I get to kids. Whenever the time is right, I'll just know. If I had a girl, she'd probably be really rebellious. She would be like a bundle of karma. I would love to bring them up in Barbados.

I could never identify with that word, 'weak.'

More than anything, I like a jacket. You can do anything with a great jacket, the bigger the better. You can have any silhouette underneath. It gives you an attitude. It makes a gown look cool.

You don't want to live your life and then meet someone. You want to share your life with someone. That's what I'm missing right now.

I'm not generally a sensitive person, but I tend to be more sensitive toward others and what they're going through. I don't know if that's the healthiest thing, but it's the truth.

I think women want freedom. They want to be empowered. They want hope. They want love; they want all the things that I want, and I'm not afraid to say those things and act on them, and I think that's why they identify with me.

I am happy and I'm single.

I hate going to the gym and doing it the old-fashioned way. I hate anything that's too straightforward, too routine, too familiar. I get bored really, really quickly.

I have too many clothes, I have too many options.

I don't do things for the response or for the controversy. I just live my life.

Honestly, I've been thinking lately about how boring I am. When I do get time to myself, I watch TV.

I always wanted to do what my brothers were doing. I always wanted to play the games they played and play rough and wear pants and go outside.

I feel like I'm being watched. Always. Like, I want to tan topless somewhere, and I know I probably could never do that. Even if I'm upstairs in my bedroom, and the curtains are pulled, I feel like a paparazzo's outside on a boat somewhere, or somebody's peeping.

I was so rude when I was a little girl.

I want to give people a taste of the Caribbean, and show them the fun side of me.

The day I wake up without cellulite? Now that would be the perfect day.

Whatever I'm feeling, whatever I'm going through, whatever mood I'm in... If I'm feeling like dancing or clubbing, then it will be reflected in the music. If I'm feeling dark and vulnerable, then it will reflect in the music, too.

I just love working with Eminem. He's just one of my favorite rappers, and his lyrics - he's a true poet, and I enjoy that about him.

People take the little bit of information they're fed, and they draw a picture of who you are. Most of the time, it's wrong.

I have such incredible experiences in my life.

That's all I could ever hope for, to have a positive effect on women. 'Cos women are powerful, powerful beings. But they're also the most doubtful beings. They'll never know - we'll never know - how powerful we are.

I drink a lot of coconut water. It balances out all the other toxic stuff I put into my body.

I don't like cream puff, corny guys. Usually, they are the nice guys, the ones that won't hurt you. They'll pull out the chair for you and the whole nine yards. Everything is perfect and boring.

I love music, and after my first experience with movies, I can't wait to do more.

Steven Spielberg was my childhood hero.

I am a child but I have to think and act like a woman, this business forces you to.

Women feel empowered when they can do the things that are supposed to be only for men, you know? It breaks boundaries, it's liberating, and it's empowering when you feel like, 'Well, I can do that, too.'

There's a long way to fall when you pretend that you're so far away from the earth, far away from reality, floating in a bubble that's protected by fame or success. It's scary, and it's the thing I fear the most: to be swallowed up by that bubble. It can be poison to you, fame.

When I see myself as an old woman, I just think about being happy. And hopefully, I'll still be fly.

I'm really looking forward to seeing what life brings to me.

Over the holidays, and even during filming, I realized that I actually like my body, even if it's not perfect according to the book. I just feel sexy. For the first time, I don't want to get rid of the curves. I just want to tone it up. My body is comfortable, and it's not unhealthy, so I'm going to rock with it.

Dancing was always part of my culture growing up in Barbados. When I shot my 1st video I worked really hard with my choreographer to perfect the routines.

I'm crazy and I don't pretend to be anything else.

I take risks because I get bored. And I get bored very easily.

My body is weird. I wake up when the sun comes up, and it's hard for me to go to sleep. My thoughts just take over.

I'd love to date somebody cool, fun, funny.

I used to feel unsafe right in the moment of an accomplishment - I felt the ground fall from under my feet because this could be the end. And even now, while everyone is celebrating, I'm on to the next thing. I don't want to get lost in this big cushion of success.

Guys need attention. They need that nourishment, that little stroke of the ego that gets them by every now and then.

If you're performing music that is not who you are or where you're at, it is painful. It's painful for the performer and for the audience.

Robyn is who I am. Rihanna - that's an idea of who I am.

If I ever go to West Africa, it would probably be for a free concert. I would want to do something for the people there. Maybe we can make a whole event, the way Bob Marley would have done it. Just for the people. And if they climb over the gate, let them climb over the gate.

My mother would kill me if I posed nude! My mother raised me with certain standards.

People think, because we're young, we aren't complex, but that's not true. We deal with life and love and broken hearts in the same way a woman a few years older might.

It's easy to make an album full of great songs. But I want people to go for the ride. The songs have to make sense together.

Even now I will go to, like, an industry event, and all the ladies will be over here and all the guys over here, and I will go to the guys' table and sit because I just feel I can have a much better conversation over there. And that's automatic; it's not prejudice.

If someone is right for you, you'll know it.

When I won the first Grammy, there was no other feeling like that feeling. It just made me feel like I came so far, like that was just a dream a few years before that, and then it was happening right then.