"I instinctively dress a bit tougher because I've spent a lot of time in the U.S. and I realised there was a certain image projected of me here. I've always been an absolute rebel. When I was in my teen years I had piercings and wore all black."
"It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are."Ellie Goulding on e. e. cummings
"The greatest day in your life and mine is when we take total responsibility for our attitudes. That's the day we truly grow up."Ellie Goulding on John C. Maxwell
"As a teenager I was so insecure. I was the type of guy that never fitted in because he never dared to choose. I was convinced I had absolutely no talent at all. For nothing. And that thought took away all my ambition too."Ellie Goulding on Johnny Depp
"As a teenager you are at the last stage in your life when you will be happy to hear that the phone is for you."Ellie Goulding on Fran Lebowitz
"We never really grow up, we only learn how to act in public."Ellie Goulding on Bryan White
"You get to a certain age and you can't judge yourself on your dad or your parents."
"I'd like to look like Madonna when I'm her age. I also look at athletes and love their bodies. I've always wanted to be muscly, not skinny. A lot of women yo-yo around, but I'm always aware if I'm getting a bit out of shape. I never look at the scales but I can just tell. It goes on my tum and bum."
"I could always sing, from a really young age, but my voice was really weird. I used to make my mum turn up the radio every day in our house. She was well into music so I got that from her."
"Gwen Stefani has amazing style. I used to really love Courtney Love, and anything she wore I loved. Or Chloe Sevigny, because I really love that sort of classic look, and I like being girly and flowery, and wearing little D&G dresses. I wear hats a lot, too. I think it goes back to when I was a bit grungy and was a skater girl for a bit."
"It's usually a big kind of vent of frustration or anger or sadness that puts me in the right frame of mind to write. It's such a cliche to say that artists write when they're down, but it's true for me. It's a relief to get out what's eating away at my heart or my soul or my head."