"Not much shocked me. You know, I worked in a home for Alzheimer's patients and my dad used to be really into murders and stuff, so I saw dead bodies. It desensitised me to a lot of things."
"Any woman who understands the problems of running a home will be nearer to understanding the problems of running a country."Ellie Goulding on Margaret Thatcher
"A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body."Ellie Goulding on Benjamin Franklin
"Where we love is home - home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts."Ellie Goulding on Oliver Wendell Holmes
"Human beings are the only creatures on earth that allow their children to come back home."Ellie Goulding on Bill Cosby
"Home is the place where, when you have to go there, they have to take you in."Ellie Goulding on Robert Frost
"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."