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All Quotes by author - Sophie Ellis-Bextor
" A career in entertainment has a lifespan, like one in sport. "
" A good song is a good song whatever your age. "
" A lot of what inspired many musicians is celebrating differences, and people relate to that - more people feel like the unpopular, freaky one than the one in the in-crowd. "
" Also, I think women really come into their own in their 30s. "
" Being a chef would be too much hard work. "
" But I don't like working on lyrics publicly in the studio - I prefer to take them away and work on them in my bedroom. "
" But I quite like that the public has a very short attention span. If I haven't been on telly for a little bit, I can sense it. People don't take as much notice of you, it's really quite palpable. "
" Come rain or shine I walk short distances rather than taking my car. "
" Dance music is great, but it's not a time to be reflective or particularly wistful. "
" Everybody remembers Robbie Williams said I had a face like a satellite dish. "
" For every person that says I'm the new Audrey Hepburn, someone else says that I look like an alien. "
" Getting up to dance to your own stuff looks pretty pretentious. And leaving the dancefloor when it comes on is just awkward. "
" Having a successful first album is one thing, but a successful third is another. "
" I can definitely tell when mum has got money because then she likes to go shopping to spend it, whereas dad is steadier and avoids splurges. I like to think I've inherited both sides. "
" I didn't feel so great when I was a teenager, but who does? "
" I'd never really thought about it before, but now you ask I can see that how my parents handled money definitely affected my relationship with it. "
" I do find it a bit disconcerting when your name becomes a brand. "
" I don't know why people think I'm polished - I often leave the house with buttons missing and ladders in my tights. "
" I don't think anyone doubts my motives, really. I do what I do and it's not very complicated. Of course, you might hate the music that I make, but I don't think people feel threatened by me just getting on with what I'm up to. "
" I don't think that old-fashioned idea of record companies exists any more. "
" I don't think writing or co-writing my songs makes me a better singer, but I haven't really got an excuse not to do it as I've got too many opinions! "
" I don't want to sound like an old grandmother but actually it's quite nice when you get up early and then, by the time it gets to 10am, you're quite perky and already quite switched on. "
" I get really frustrated if people don't smile. "
" I had my autograph down by the age of 13. I used to sign it everywhere. "
" I learned to stand up for myself at school where I was never too popular. "
" I like the influence of the macabre, but I don't believe in ghosts. "
" I love getting dressed up. Being a pop star is the most brilliant job for that. A lot of girls love shopping, but they might see the most amazing outfit and think, 'When am I going to wear that?', so it's my duty to exploit the fact I do have events I can wear these things to. "
" I'm a little bit allergic to the whole brand thing to be honest but maybe it's just happening around me and I'm not really aware of it. "
" I'm all for consumer rights. I get very aggravated if I don't get a good service. "
" I'm always sticking up for other people. "
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