"I feel like I've lived quite a sheltered life, like my mom and dad were quite protective of me."
"My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute all my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her."Leona Lewis on George Washington
"The natural state of motherhood is unselfishness. When you become a mother, you are no longer the center of your own universe. You relinquish that position to your children."Leona Lewis on Jessica Lange
"My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it."Leona Lewis on Mark Twain
"Men are what their mothers made them."Leona Lewis on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"My mother said to me, 'If you are a soldier, you will become a general. If you are a monk, you will become the Pope.' Instead, I was a painter, and became Picasso."Leona Lewis on Pablo Picasso
"I'd date someone younger or older age doesn't matter to me. Or looks, really - it's all about maturity."
"I have my best ideas when I am alone."
"If I can inspire people by showing that following a dream by working hard and being determined is possible, it's amazing."
"I love a beautiful gown on stage, and luckily I've been fortunate to wear some amazing dresses."
"I get such lovely gifts from fans... amazing pictures, handmade jewellery. I'm very lucky!"