The 20 Best Adele Quotes

She has the biggest voice on the planet. By all accounts, she seems like the kind of person you’d like to sit down in a pub with and sip a beer. She’s Adele and she could stop the world of music with a song or single note. Heck, her single, “Hello,” nearly broke YouTube for its millions of streams.

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But what does the award-winning British-born singer Adele have to say about the world around her? About life and love, her craft, her success, her family, and much more? Here are the singer’s 20 best quotes.

[RELATED: The Story Behind the Song: Adele, “Someone Like You”]

1. “I’m a big personality. I walk into a room, big and tall and loud.”

2. “I have insecurities of course, but I don’t hang out with anyone who points them out to me.”

3. “If I am constantly working, my relationships fail. So at least now I can have enough time to write a happy record. And be in love and be happy. And then I don’t know what I’ll do. Get married. Have some kids. Plant a nice vegetable patch.”

4. “It has gotten worse as I’m becoming more successful. My nerves. Just because there’s a bit more pressure, and people are expecting a lot more from me.”

5. “The focus on my appearance has really surprised me. I’ve always been a size 14 to 16, I don’t care about clothes, I’d rather spend my money on cigarettes and booze.”

6. “I will not do festivals. The thought of an audience that big frightens the life out of me.”

7. “I no longer buy papers or tabloids or magazines or read blogs. I used to.”

8. “I wouldn’t be able to write a song like ‘Someone Like You’ and get someone else to sing it because it’s so personal. It’s like giving away your heart.”

9. “I don’t want people confusing what it is that I’m about. I just stand there and sing. And I don’t do stunts or anything. if I wanted to do all that, I don’t think I’d get away with it.”

10. “I want to go and see things as a fan again. I am a fan, but I can’t remember what it feels like to be a fan anymore. Because I’ve become an artist. I’ve become the artist.”

11. “I’m nervous whenever I perform.”

12. “Heartbreak can definitely give you a deeper sensibility for writing songs. I drew on a lot of heartbreak when I was writing my first album, I didn’t mean to but I just did.”

13. “I’ve never wanted to look like models on the cover of magazines. I represent the majority of women and I’m very proud of that.”

14. “People think that I popped out of my mother’s womb singing ‘Chasing Pavements’.”

15. “Americans are always mortified when I tell them this, but in England, it’s a tradition to put your plaques and photographs and awards and gold records and stuff in your bathroom. I don’t know why.”

16. “My life is full of drama, and I don’t have time to worry about something as petty as what I look like.”

17. “I was about to meet Beyonce, and I had a full-blown anxiety attack. Then she popped in looking gorgeous, and said, ‘You’re amazing! When I listen to you I feel like I’m listening to God.'”

18. “I just want to make music, I don’t want people to talk about me. All I’ve ever wanted to do was sing. I don’t want to be a celebrity. I don’t want to be in people’s faces, you know, constantly on covers of magazines that I haven’t even known I’m on.”

19. “I don’t write songs about a specific, elusive thing. I write about love, and everyone knows what it is like to have your heart broken.”

20. “There will be no new music until it’s good enough and until I’m ready.”

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