ADELE 1

I don’t really need to stand out, there’s room for everyone. Although I haven’t built a niche yet, I’m just writing love songs.
Adele

I get so nervous on stage I can’t help but talk. I try. I try telling my brain: stop sending words to the mouth. But I get nervous and turn into my grandma. Behind the eyes it’s pure fear. I find it difficult to believe I’m going to be able to deliver.
Adele

I love hearing my audience breathe.
Adele

I’m like Johnny Cash. I only wear black.
Adele

I am quite loud and bolshie. I’m a big personality. I walk into a room, big and tall and loud.
Adele

I’ve been singing properly every day since I was about fifteen or sixteen, and I have never had any problems with my voice, ever. I’ve had a sore throat here and there, had a cold and sung through it, but that day it just went while I was onstage in Paris during a radio show. It was literally like someone had pulled a curtain over it.
Adele

It’s warts and all in my songs, and I think that’s why people can relate to them.
Adele

I doubt I’ll be singing forever, because at some point people aren’t going to want to hear my music, and I hope that I’ll still get the opportunity to write songs.
Adele

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.
Adele

In the songs I can still be really really direct but in interviews when I’m explaining my songs I shouldn’t be so direct about who they’re about.
Adele
Who, I Can, Still
My body doesn’t have any rhythm, you know. I’ve got quite good rhythm when I’m singing but my feet are very much two left feet.
Adele

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 magazine that I haven’t even known I’m on.
Adele

I can’t write another breakup record. That would be a real cliche.
Adele

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.
Adele

Even if I did have, you know, a ‘Sports Illustrated’ body, I’d still wear elegant clothes.
Adele

There is nothing that would upset me more than my dad being bribed by the press. It’s like, ‘Just let them run it, then. Don’t you give them ammunition.’
Adele

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.
Adele
Love, Time, Happy
Crying is really bad for your vocal cords.
Adele
Bad, Crying, Really
You can’t complain about your dressing room or you’ll look like Celine Dion.
Adele
Look, You, Complain
I’m nervous whenever I perform.
Adele
Nervous, Perform, Whenever
I am never writing a breakup record again, by the way. I’m done with being a bitter witch.
Adele
I Am, Writing, Done
I am quite loud and bolshie.
Adele
I Am, Loud, Quite
I no longer buy papers or tabloids or magazines or read blogs. I used to.
Adele

I don’t write songs about a specific, elusive thing.
Adele

If I were a writer and not a singer in 10 years, I don’t know how I’d feel about writing really personal songs and getting someone else to sing them.
Adele

I’m scared of audiences.
Adele

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