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" I wanted out of my record deal with EMI. They wanted me to record one type of album; I wanted to record the type of music I wanted to make. "
" The British press has been unfair to me and the public has followed. "
" I can be whatever. I can wear shoes or don't wear shoes. I can tie my hair up or wear it down. It doesn't matter. "
" It's not a deliberate thing. It's not like I was rejecting the UK, which is what the papers said. It's just that when you spend a lot of time in your formative years around an accent, you're going to pick it up. I had been living in LA for a bit and that's what happened. "
" People started saying I was ignoring my country, making up stories about me. Ludicrous things, like that I throw tea on my assistants. "
" I didn't write those songs, but I can relate to every one of them... I have. "
" People grow. It's okay to grow. Some people find that difficult to grasp. "
" There are people in England that claim benefits because they are too nervous to work, so they claim their benefits for anxiety and never have to go out side there free home. "
" I feel so, so lucky. Lucky because of many things. "
" I guess this year I'm going to find out if I'm good enough or not. If I'm not, I don't care. I'll do something else, it's not a biggie. "
" I'm supposed to be taking time off. But I'm still writing and I have this Gap advert lined up. "
" People forget what it was like to be young, the stuff I'm expressing now is for the first time. "
" It strikes me as weird that a 25 year old man would even find a 16 year old attractive. "
" I only watch TV when I go to hotels. "
" Basically, I was a freak show. This kid with this big old voice. I was a travelling freak. "
" If you give yourself too much time, you kind of over-obsess about the music. It's not supposed to be like that. "
" I like many different things you know so I'm probably going to experiment, and if I didn't I'd be a little bit strange and boring and stiff and kind of dead, and I'm very not that. "
" The musicians one day are going to listen to me. "
" Who says soul has only one colour? "
" It's like, 'You're not allowed to change. That's not fair. We like you like this.' But I don't. So let me expand and express myself. "
" If you capture the first thought that you have when you're creating, and then play that to people, it's kind of like the listeners are part of that beginning. And that's the most exciting part. "
" I wanted people not to look at me as a little girl, but I was a little girl so how could I ask the world not to? "
" I made my new album 'Colour Me Free!' in a week with my own money. "
" I'm 19, I'm a girl, I'm very young, I like all sorts of different things, I like all sorts of different styles of music, I like all sorts of different styles of clothes, I like all sorts of different colors of hair. "
" For me, personally, Mind, Body and Soul is my real debut. "