"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.'"
"A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person."Sophie Ellis-Bextor on Mignon McLaughlin
"By all means, marry. If you get a good wife, you'll become happy if you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher."Sophie Ellis-Bextor on Socrates
"It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages."Sophie Ellis-Bextor on Friedrich Nietzsche
"How can a woman be expected to be happy with a man who insists on treating her as if she were a perfectly normal human being."Sophie Ellis-Bextor on Oscar Wilde
"Don't marry the person you think you can live with marry only the individual you think you can't live without."Sophie Ellis-Bextor on James C. Dobson
"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."
"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."
"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."