I always wrote poetry and stuff like that, so putting songs together wasn't that spectacular.
The jazz I love is sweet and pure with raw elements, which is exactly what the good hip-hop is doing now.
I write songs about stuff that I can't really get past personally - and then I write a song about it and I feel better.
I don't ever wanna drink again, I just, ooh I just need a friend.
I don't think your ability to fight has anything to do with how big you are. It's to do with how much anger is in you.
I told you I was trouble, you know that I'm no good.
I really started writing music to challenge myself, to see what I could write.
I'm romantic. I fall in love every day. Not with people but with situations. The other day, I saw a tramp polishing his shoes. That just gripped my heart.
Run around just so I don't have to think about thinking.
All the songs I write are about human dynamics, whether it's with girlfriends, boyfriends, or family.
All the songs sound better when you’re next to me.
And as a writer, your self-worth is literally based on the last thing you wrote.
I don't understand, Why do I stress the man, When there's so many bigger things at hand?
Having listened to great songwriters like James Taylor and Carole King, I felt there was nothing new that was coming out that really represented me and the way I felt. So I started writing my own stuff.
I was hit by a car once on my bike, but I still rode home.
Life's short. Anything could happen, and it usually does, so there is no point in sitting around thinking about all the ifs, ands and buts.
We only said goodbye with words I died a hundred time, you go back to her and I go back to black.
I like pin-up girls. I'm more of a boy than a girl. I'm not a lesbian, though - not before a sambuca anyway.
I'm not Amy the star, I'm Amy the girl with the guitar.
Here in England, everyone's a pop star, innit, whereas in America they believe in the term artist.
If I died tomorrow, I would be a happy girl.
All I can ever be to you Is the darkness that we knew, And this regret I've got accustomed to.
Girls talk to each other like men talk to each other. But girls have an eye for detail.
I didn't think it was special to be able to sing.
I don't regret anything.
My parents pretty much realized that I would do whatever I wanted, and that was it, really.
I'm always happy to blow up any misconceptions that people have about stage school cos everyone thinks it's really nasty there but it's not.
Over futile odds, and laughed at by the gods And now the final frame. Love is a losing game.
I don't care what people think about me. Never did, never will. Life is too short to be worrying about that shit.
I've always had my own style, I've always been different. I don't like to wear anything that anyone else is wearing because it's very important for me to make a statement.
I don’t need help because if I can’t help myself I can’t be helped.
Mr False Pretence, you don't make sense I just don't know you But you make me cry, where's my kiss goodbye I think I love you.
If you're nice to me I'll never write anything bad about you.
I'm not a natural born performer.
It's my responsibility, And you don't owe nothing to me, But to walk away I have no capacity.
I've had everything pierced at some point.
I think that we have to be aware that people are allowed to make mistakes.
The dark covers me and I cannot run now.
I would say that jazz is my own language.
I've got a crush on my backing singer.
Life happens. There is no point in being upset or down about things we can't control or change.
I love America, it's a much more permissive place.
I don't have emotional needs, only physical ones.
Music is the only thing that will give and give and give and not take...
If I heard someone else singing like me, I would buy it in a heartbeat.
I cheated myself, like I knew I would.
I don't think I'm such an amazing person who needs to be written about.
I don't think I knew what depression was. I knew I felt funny sometimes and I was different. I think it's a musician thing. That's why I write music. You know, I'm not like some messed up person. There is a lot of people that suffer depression that don't have an outlet, you know what I mean? That can't pick up a guitar for an hour and feel better.
I'm lucky because I do get to fly first-class now.
His face in my dreams, seizing my guts, he floods me with dread. Soaked in soul, he swims in my eyes by the bed. Pour myself over him, moon spilling in And I wake up alone.
Yes, I'm still going to misbehave!
I've never been a boyfriend kind of girl.
There is no point in saying anything but the truth because, at the end of the day, you don't have to answer to anyone but yourself.
I should just be my own best friend, Not fuck myself in the head with stupid men.
I don't listen to a lot of new stuff. I just like the old stuff. It's all quite dramatic and atmospheric. You'd have an entire story in song. I never listen to, like, white music - I couldn't sing you a Zeppelin or Floyd song.
I'd like to be remembered as someone who wasn't satisfied with just one level of musicianship ... as someone who was a pioneer.
I'm much healthier now.
When I was a little kid it was my dream to go to drama school, but it was never something I thought would happen to me. I was a Jewish girl from North London and things like that don't happen to Jewish girls from North London called Amy Winehouse.
I was gutted to leave my boyfriend at home when I started my tour, but taking my pillow was like taking a little bit of him with me.
I'm not very ambitious at all.
I'm happiest with my family around me.
I want at least five kids. I want twins.
I'm my own worst critic, and if I don't pull off what I think I wanted to do in my head, then I won't be a happy girl.
I'm not frightened of appearing vulnerable.
Since I was 16, I've felt a black cloud hangs over me. Since then, I have taken pills for depression.
Some people reckoned that I looked healthier when I was bigger but I had terrible skin and no energy.
I read a lot when I'm travelling and always have a couple of books on the go.”
I would love to study guitar or trumpet.
Cause I'm a musician, I'm not really good at posing and being a model, like, modeling.
When I'm nervous, I stutter, and I had to keep stopping and starting.