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.

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.

My path has not been determined. I shall have more experiences and pass many more milestones.

I may have aimed too high sometimes, asked too much of myself and demanded too little from those around me.

There was a time when the music fell silent. Both within me and around me.

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!

My professional persona never loosens its grip, keeping an eye on me at all times.

I must be allowed to be as I am.

Abba's last tour was a success but awful for me.