Sade Adu

People generally let me be me. People are aware that I'm not someone particularly begging for attention. They hold back a bit with me.Sade Adu

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When you play arenas you can create whatever you want. At a theater the height of the stage and the limitations of the theater can make you feel more separate from the audience.Sade Adu

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I always said that if I could just find a guy who could chop wood and had a nice smile, it wouldn't bother me if he was a thug or an aristocrat, as long as he was a good guy. And I've ended up with an educated thug.Sade Adu

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My father was a very difficult man.Sade Adu

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My musical career was an accident.Sade Adu

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I've never associated myself with other singers, certainly not female singers.Sade Adu

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I don't get easily bored. I'm not that kind of person.Sade Adu

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I'm not shy or reclusive. I just spend my time with people rather than journalists.Sade Adu

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The anxiety I feel when I'm late is nothing like the anxiety I feel when I'm on time.Sade Adu

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When I was young, people were almost identified solely by the kind of music they liked. People fell into categories of who liked what.Sade Adu

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I have no technical training and am completely uneducated in music.Sade Adu

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London was a really multi-racial city ... It's incredible how comfortable people are with race there.Sade Adu

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I am a reluctant celebrity, in some ways.Sade Adu

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I don't like looking outrageous.Sade Adu

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I think you only really feel like an outsider if you've been an insider.Sade Adu

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Whatever I'm doing, I'm in that moment and I'm doing it. The rest of the world's lost. If I'm cooking some food or making soup, I want it to be lovely. If not, what's the point of doing it?Sade Adu

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Once a song's out there, it's no longer mine. And that's the whole purpose of music: to belong to people.Sade Adu

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From being at art college, I've always hated people that have the gall to think that they're being incredibly different when they're doing something in a very acceptable way, something safe that they've seen someone else doing.Sade Adu

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All the cliches of glamorous sophistication have little appeal to me. Do I want to live the British version of 'Dynasty?' No thanks!Sade Adu

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I just aspire to pick people up. That's my ambition.Sade Adu

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I'm uneasy with fame so I do my best to avoid places that will bring me more attention.Sade Adu

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I'm not anti-fashion, but I've always had a bit of a punk attitude. That's important, I think. I do my own thing.Sade Adu

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I'm not over the top; I'm not wacky. I'm fairly understated, and that reflects in the way I sing.Sade Adu

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To be a mother you must be strong. Even if you don't feel it, you have to pretend.Sade Adu

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If you're only making an album every 10 years, it better be good.Sade Adu

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When I go into the studio, I completely detach. I let my emotions come out.Sade Adu

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