"I want to be safe in the knowledge that I can tour and play festivals for a long time. The main thing is that I want a good reputation as a live performer. If I have that, I'd be so happy."
"The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination."Ellie Goulding on Albert Einstein
"Information is not knowledge."Ellie Goulding on Albert Einstein
"A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots."Ellie Goulding on Marcus Garvey
"Knowledge of what is does not open the door directly to what should be."Ellie Goulding on Albert Einstein
"Ignorance is the curse of God knowledge is the wing wherewith we fly to heaven."Ellie Goulding on William Shakespeare
"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."