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" Singing is like a celebration of oxygen. "
" Since I was a kid, I always wanted to figure out how to make a bass line that was a pendulum - like, gravity would control it, and then you could make it play different notes. "
" There is such a big chunk of me that is David Attenborough. I think he is my biggest inspiration. "
" I always wanted to be a farmer. There is a tradition of that in my family. "
" Seventy per cent humidity is ideal for vocal cords. "
" I love England. It's no coincidence it's the first place I moved to for a more cosmopolitan life, which is the only thing Iceland lacks. "
" Compared to America or Europe, God isn't a big part of our lives here. I don't know anyone here who goes to church when he's had a rough divorce or is going through depression. We go out into nature instead. "
" Solar power, wind power, the way forward is to collaborate with nature - it's the only way we are going to get to the other end of the 21st century. "
" In elections in Iceland, I have always been an abstainer. It seems like politics is such a small bundle of self-important people, who don't have much to do with things I'm interested in. "
" I mostly write on my own, walking, outside. "
" Football is a fertility festival. Eleven sperm trying to get into the egg. I feel sorry for the goalkeeper. "
" Living in a capital in Europe but still surrounded by mountains and ocean, my relationship to music was strongest walking to school and back. I would sing to myself and very quickly started mapping out my melodies to landscapes - at the time I just thought it was very matter of fact, a common thing to do. "
" I love hiking in Iceland most, there are lots of brilliant paths. "
" I think every year brings unknowns that you have to deal with and handle, confront and embrace. "
" There's no map to human behaviour. "
" The funeral business is so manipulative emotionally. I would want to be thrown into the sea or burned - something that's not a big hassle. "
" There's something about the rhythm of walking, how, after about an hour and a half, the mind and body can't help getting in sync. "
" In Reykjavik, Iceland, where I was born, you are in the middle of nature surrounded by mountains and ocean. But you are still in a capital in Europe. So I have never understood why I have to choose between nature or urban. "
" I sometimes fall into the trap of doing what I think I should be doing rather than what I want to be doing. "
" For a person as obsessed with music as I am, I always hear a song in the back of my head, all the time, and that usually is my own tune. I've done that all my life. "
" The English can be a very critical, unforgiving people, but criticism can be good. And this is a country that loves comedy. "
" I'm just like anybody. I have my ups and downs. "
Ups And Downs
" I'm a fountain of blood. In the shape of a girl. "
" I find most children quite inspiring. "
" I think religion is a mistake - I'm exhausted by its self-righteousness. I think atheists should start screaming for attention like religious folks do. "