I can spot empty flattery and know exactly where I stand. In the end it's really only my own approval or disapproval that means anything.
When I'm living in the world of luxury and celebrity, which is where I found myself for a large part of my life, it's a walk-on part. Not a vital necessity, like it is for so many people. I enjoy it but I can see right through it!
It's strange that the newspapers don't see a connection between their false revelations about my private life and my need for seclusion and security.
This idea of trying to repeat a success doesn't interest me. It's only really done to make money.
There is a danger of changing too much in the search for perfection.
There was a time when the music fell silent. Both within me and around me.
My path has not been determined. I shall have more experiences and pass many more milestones.
My professional persona never loosens its grip, keeping an eye on me at all times.
I must be allowed to be as I am.
I may have aimed too high sometimes, asked too much of myself and demanded too little from those around me.
Abba's last tour was a success but awful for me.
It has always felt like a failure that Bjorn and I couldn't keep our family together. You never get it back, but to this day I don't regret splitting up. The reason behind our separation is one of those things I definitely don't want to go into!