"I can definitely tell when mum has got money because then she likes to go shopping to spend it, whereas dad is steadier and avoids splurges. I like to think I've inherited both sides."
"It is easier for a father to have children than for children to have a real father."Sophie Ellis-Bextor on Pope John XXIII
"When one has not had a good father, one must create one."Sophie Ellis-Bextor on Friedrich Nietzsche
"My father? I never knew him. Never even seen a picture of him."Sophie Ellis-Bextor on Eminem
"I am not ashamed to say that no man I ever met was my father's equal, and I never loved any other man as much."Sophie Ellis-Bextor on Hedy Lamarr
"Whoever does not have a good father should procure one."Sophie Ellis-Bextor on Friedrich Nietzsche
"I love getting dressed up. Being a pop star is the most brilliant job for that. A lot of girls love shopping, but they might see the most amazing outfit and think, 'When am I going to wear that?', so it's my duty to exploit the fact I do have events I can wear these things to."
"Come rain or shine I walk short distances rather than taking my car."
"My parents separated when I was four. It wasn't the smoothest of divorces, but then as my mother always says, 'You can't have a passionate marriage without a passionate divorce.'"
"Yeah, I'm not really a morning person."
"I try not to wear anything I have to fidget with - there's nothing worse than wearing something and pulling down the hem and re-adjusting the top. My pet hate is when girls wear those strapless dresses and spend the whole night yanking them up."