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I’m interested in a lot of different sounds and types of music.
– Lykke Li
I do everything: I’ll have a green juice, then a melted chocolate ice cream. I stay up very late, I get up very early.
I don’t want to break someone’s heart, but you can’t control that. A broken heart happens; that’s inevitable.
I lived five years in Portugal and then spent winters in Nepal or India.
The profession I have keeps dragging me into drama and taking me away from baking, flowering and gardening.
It’s the ultimate task to do something stripped back, so you’re not hiding behind anything.
I love listening to demos. They’re so raw.
I think everything in life comes in threes: heartbreak and all that. You’ve got to do the full round in order to learn.
When I play, I’m so in the moment that I can’t really remember what happened afterwards. It’s a rare experience for a thinking person like me.
I always feel like I’ve been slightly misunderstood. As a woman, you get judged for appearances or things like that I don’t really care about.
I was a total floral hippie as a child so when I finally could make my own choices, I’ve been living in different black suit jackets and been really drawn to masculine clothes.
If anything, I want to be seen as a singer-songwriter rather than a pop artist.
I don’t relate to the ‘Twilight’ books or movies at all, but I’m obsessed with it as a pop culture phenomenon – all these people just screaming like it was the Beatles.
I’m more old school: I want to be like Keith Richards on stage. It’s not interesting to see straight-from-runway clothes slapped on an artist. It’s more interesting when you see people who have their own style.
There’s more discomfort being an old soul or a person who questions a lot of things. I’m young, but I’m old.
The first thing you do when you get off tour is let off some steam and, you know, have some type of big breakdown.
Most things in life come as a surprise.
I was 21 and homeless – such a broken, lost woman.
If you take the hard facts of a failed relationship, it’s pretty grim. But if you make an album out of it, and if the violins represent all the tears, you create something magical out of something very normal.
For men, it’s about finding the perfect shoe or the perfect pants that will last you through the years. That’s how I want to shop: sustainable, classic, great quality.
I used to get really sick. I would go to the doctor with all these ailments, and they would tell me I needed to be at home. I didn’t even really understand what that meant because since I was a baby, I’ve always been moving, moving, and then touring.
Sometimes when I write songs, I don’t know what they’re about, and it just suddenly comes to me.
I will grab any opportunity I can to learn something new.
I felt such a deep connection with dolphins. I felt like they were the only ones who understood me.
My favorite thing in the world is to have just a big dinner with friends and just sit and talk about their life and their difficulties and all of that.
I’m not so interested in being indie just for the sake of being indie.
Music and fashion are a sign of the times and a reflection of what people want and need at this very day and age.
I’m always looking for silhouettes that seem ‘invisible’ to the eye, as in that it’s so well-tailored to your body that you won’t even notice what you’re wearing. It needs to be dramatic in a subtle way.
I’ll always be in some type of turmoil. So what I’ve tried to do is just surrender to that.
It’s in every person’s life, around 27 to 29 years old, the stars and the planets align themselves to exactly the way they were when you were born. You’re faced with yourself. There’s no running away.