Zitat des Tages von Annie Lennox:
I have different hats; I'm a mother, I'm a woman, I'm a human being, I'm an artist and hopefully I'm an advocate. All of those plates are things I spin all the time.
I'm from a working-class background, and I've experienced that worry of not having a job next week because the unions are going on strike.
Please don't ask me for the actual answer to anything, because I don't have it. Because all I do is look at stuff and ask questions. What can I say? I just think the world's barking mad. Look, I'm not an expert. I'm just an ordinary person.
Anita Roddick was amazing. Her presence in a room was full of light, and everything she worked to achieve still resonates now.
I used to be obsessed about how I presented myself. I didn't want other people dressing me because I didn't want to be treated like a clothes horse.
I watch 'Mad Men,' I knit scarves, I cook and am very, very normal. Honestly.
Music is a great vehicle for communications, and I have a certain platform. I have an opportunity and I have to take it.
Men need to understand, and women too, what feminism is really about.
If I hadn't been a singer, I might have been a photographer or an artist. But it's singing I love. I sing all the time, and I feel really good that I've expressed myself.
Over the years, I was never really driven to become a solo artist, but I was curious to find out who I was as an individual creative person. It's taken some time, but now I feel I've truly paid my dues. I guess I'm at a point now where I'm more comfortable in my own skin.
I think people in Great Britain are a bit jaded sometimes.
Feminism is a word that I identify with. The term has become synonymous with vitriolic man-hating but it needs to come back to a place where both men and women can embrace it. It is particularly important for women in developing countries.
I was perceiving myself as good as a man or equal to a man and as powerful and I wanted to look ambiguous because I thought that was a very interesting statement to make through the media. And it certainly did cause quite a few ripples and interest and shock waves.
It's a very telling thing when you have children. You have to be there for them, you've got to set an example, when you're not sure what your example is, and anyway the world is changing so fast you don't know what is appropriate anymore.
I wouldn't say that I've mellowed. I'm less mellow, perhaps.
I don't have clear-cut positions. I get baffled by things. I have viewpoints. Sometimes they change.
Music is an extraordinary vehicle for expressing emotion - very powerful emotions. That's what draws millions of people towards it. And, um, I found myself always going for these darker places and - people identify with that.
I'm not a saint. I'm not an angel. I'm a human being.
Pop stars are so busy having a career that they don't really have a lot of time for activism.
I would say that although my music may be or may have been part of the cultural background fabric of the gay community, I consider myself an outsider who belongs everywhere and nowhere... Being a human being is what truly counts. That's where you'll find me.
If someone says something unpleasant, I can't say it doesn't smart a bit. It always does. Someone can take a really nasty swipe if they want because it kind of feels powerful for a person to write in a paper and get that thing out there.
I haven't lived my life through my daughters. Some parents devote everything to their children, which must be so hard, and it's very beautiful. But I'm a working parent, so I've always kept my own life.
I love to make music and stay grounded.
I would love to meet a dodo.
I enjoy multi-tasking, so I want to do a lot of different things. I want to keep all the plates spinning.
Ask yourself: Have you been kind today? Make kindness your daily modus operandi and change your world.
I think my daughters have a pretty healthy self-awareness but I can't speak on their behalf.
I don't think feminism is about the exclusion of men but their inclusion... we must face and address those issues, especially to include younger men and boys.
Making a Christmas album is looked upon by some people as the thing you do when you are heading towards retirement.
There are two kinds of artists left: those who endorse Pepsi and those who simply won't.
I sang a lot as a little girl and entered competitions. I loved singing in choirs, but it was as I got older that I really found my voice.
I'm appalled the word feminism has been denigrated to a place of almost ridicule and I very passionately believe the word needs to be revalued and reintroduced with power and understanding that this is a global picture.
I have always felt a little homeless. It's a strange thing.
I want people to understand me as a person with views, not just performing songs.
Women's issues have always been a part of my life. My goal is to bring the word 'feminism' back into the zeitgeist and reframe it.
I've had my share of dark days of the soul. I try not to focus on it too much so it doesn't get to me.