"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."
"A woman is like a tea bag - you can't tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water."Adele on Eleanor Roosevelt
"I don't know who invented high heels, but all women owe him a lot."Adele on Marilyn Monroe
"Ah, women. They make the highs higher and the lows more frequent."Adele on Friedrich Nietzsche
"The age of a woman doesn't mean a thing. The best tunes are played on the oldest fiddles."Adele on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"As usual, there is a great woman behind every idiot."Adele on John Lennon
"Mum loves me being famous! She is so excited and proud, as she had me so young and couldn't support me, so I am living her dream, it's sweeter for both of us. It's her 40th birthday soon and I'm going to buy her 40 presents."
"People are starting to go on about my weight but I'm not going to change my size because they don't like the way I look."
"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.'"
"It's never been an issue for me - I don't want to go on a diet, I don't want to eat a Caesar salad with no dressing, why would I do that? I ain't got time for this, just be happy and don't be stupid. If I've got a boyfriend and he loves my body then I'm not worried."
"In five years' time I'd like to be a mum. I want to settle down and have a family, definitely sooner rather than later. I'd like to have finished my second album too, maybe even my third. I'd like a sound that sticks around that other people are inspired by and that people know is me."