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Soak up These 61 Powerhouse Adele Quotes

Dayna Remus
Oct 24, 2022
03:20 P.M.
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Many of us are used to hearing Adele on the radio or while walking through the grocery store aisles. We are used to her soulful pipes and many songs about love and heartbreak. Discover more about the person behind this globally-recognized voice by reading these 61 quotes and lyrics.

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Adele is a mega-famous singer and music artist with numerous prestigious awards. She grew up as part of the working class in London and began expressing interest in pursuing a musical career when she was a teenager.

Eventually, in 2008, she managed to release her first-ever album with XL Recordings. She immediately impacted the music industry when she released this album, namely "19," as it reached number one on the UK Billboard chart.

Her career only grew from there as she released songs that have become all-time classics, such as "Someone Like You" and "Rolling In The Deep."

To get a peek into this talented vocalist's life, heart, and thoughts, read the following 61 quotes and lyrics.

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Adele’s quote from “Rolling In The Deep” "Don't underestimate the things that I will do." | Image: AmoDays

Adele’s quote from “Rolling In The Deep” "Don't underestimate the things that I will do." | Image: AmoDays

Romantic Adele Quotes

"There's a fire starting in my heart." — "Rolling In The Deep" by Adele

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"I won't let you close enough to hurt me." — Adele

"I think you only learn to love again when you fall in love again." — Adele

"You had my heart inside of your hand, but you played it to the beat." — "Rolling in the Deep" by Adele

"I'm not on good terms with any of my exes. That's why we're not together anymore. We're not friends." — Adele

Adele’s quote: "I think you only learn to love again when you fall in love again."  |  Image: AmoDays

Adele’s quote: "I think you only learn to love again when you fall in love again." | Image: AmoDays

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"The scars of your love remind me of us; they keep me thinking that we almost had it all." — "Rolling in the Deep" by Adele

Powerhouse Adele Quotes

"Let the sky fall. When it crumbles, we will stand tall — Face it all together." — "Skyfall" by Adele

"I don't care if you're black, white, short, tall, skinny, rich, or poor. If you respect me, I'll respect you." — Adele

"Next time, I'll be braver; I'll be my own savior, standing on my own two feet." — "Turning Tables" by Adele

"I'm ballsy. I have guts. I'm not afraid of anyone. I think that's what makes me feel powerful." — Adele

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Adele's quote: "I don't care if you're black, white, short, tall, skinny, rich, or poor. If you respect me, I'll respect you." | Image: AmoDays

Adele's quote: "I don't care if you're black, white, short, tall, skinny, rich, or poor. If you respect me, I'll respect you." | Image: AmoDays

"Don't underestimate the things that I will do." — "Rolling in the Deep" by Adele

Adele Quotes on Beauty and Body Standards

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"Would I show my body off if I was thinner? Probably not, because my body is mine. I think I remind everyone of themselves. I'm not saying everyone is my size, but it's relatable because I'm not perfect, and I think a lot of people are portrayed as perfect, unreachable, and untouchable." — Adele

"I like looking nice, but I always put comfort over fashion." — Adele

"I never wanted to look like models on the cover of magazines. I represent the majority of women, and I'm very proud of that." — Adele

"Being told how to look is about being a product, and I don't want to be a product." — Adele

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Adele’s quote: "I don't have time to worry about something as petty as what I look like." |  Image: AmoDays

Adele’s quote: "I don't have time to worry about something as petty as what I look like." | Image: AmoDays

"My aim in life is never to be skinny." — Adele

"I don't want to have plastic surgery. I'm going to look like this forever. Deal with it. Once you deal with it, you feel more calm about it." — Adele

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"Exploiting yourself sexually is not a good look. I don't find it encouraging...I just stand there and sing. I'm not worried that I'm a 'plus size' and so much bigger than other artists. No matter what you look like, the key is to be happy with yourself." — Adele

"Beauty comes from within, not from what you wear." — Adele

"I don't have time to worry about something as petty as what I look like." — Adele

Adele’s quote: "I have never been insecure, ever, about how I look, about what I want to do with myself. My mum told me to only ever do things for myself, not for others." |  Image: AmoDays

Adele’s quote: "I have never been insecure, ever, about how I look, about what I want to do with myself. My mum told me to only ever do things for myself, not for others." | Image: AmoDays

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"I'd lose weight if I was an actress and had to play a role where you're supposed to be 40 lbs lighter, but weight has nothing to do with my career. Even when I was signing a contract, most of the industry knew if anyone ever dared say lose weight to me, they wouldn't be working with me." — Adele

"I've never had a problem with the way I look. I'd rather go for lunch with my friends than go to a gym." — Adele

"I don't rely on my figure to sell records." — Adele

"I like having my hair and face done, but I'm not going to lose weight because someone tells me to. I make music to be a musician, not to be on the cover of Playboy." — Adele

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"I have never been insecure, ever, about how I look, about what I want to do with myself. My mum told me to only ever do things for myself, not for others." — Adele

Adele’s quote: "I don't make music for the eyes. I make music for the ears." | Image: AmoDays

Adele’s quote: "I don't make music for the eyes. I make music for the ears." | Image: AmoDays

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"I don't like going to the gym." — Adele

Adele's Quotes on Music and Her Career

"My career's not my life. It's my hobby." — Adele

"The bigger that your career gets, the smaller your life gets." — Adele

"I'm nervous whenever I perform." — Adele

"Heartbreak can definitely give you a deeper sensibility for writing songs. I drew on a lot of heartbreak when I was writing my first album, I didn't mean to, but I just did." — Adele

Adele’s quote: "I think it's shameful when you sell out." |  Image: AmoDays

Adele’s quote: "I think it's shameful when you sell out." | Image: AmoDays

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"I don't want to be a celebrity. I don't want to be in people's faces, you know, constantly on covers of magazine[s] that I haven't even known I'm on." — Adele

"I'm just going to sing now because I want to, and I'll make records when I want to and not because someone is forcing me to do it. Not that anyone ever has. I'd fire them if they tried!" — Adele

"I'd love to be an artist always, but if no one wants me, I'd love to write songs for other people, be a manager, nurture new talent." — Adele

"I just want to make music, and I don't want people to talk about me. All I've ever wanted to do was sing." — Adele

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"I will not do festivals. The thought of an audience that big frightens the life out of me." — Adele

Adele’s quote: "I don't write songs about a specific, elusive thing. I write about love, and everyone knows what it is like to have your heart broken." | Image: AmoDays

Adele’s quote: "I don't write songs about a specific, elusive thing. I write about love, and everyone knows what it is like to have your heart broken." | Image: AmoDays

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"I don't make music for the eyes; I make music for the ears." — Adele

"Sometimes my songs wander off a bit and are not always coherent." — Adele

"It has gotten worse as I'm becoming more successful. My nerves. Just because there's a bit more pressure, and people are expecting a lot more from me." — Adele

"I find it quite difficult to think that there's, you know, about 20 million people listening to my album that I wrote very selfishly to get over a breakup. I didn't write it being that it's going to be a hit." — Adele

"I think it's shameful when you sell out." — Adele

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Adele’s quote: "I don't rely on my figure to sell records." | Image: AmoDays

Adele’s quote: "I don't rely on my figure to sell records." | Image: AmoDays

"I want to go and see things as a fan again. I am a fan, but I can't remember what it feels like to be a fan anymore. Because I've become an artist. I've become the artist." — Adele

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"I wanted to be a singer forever. But it's not really my cup of tea. Having the whole world know who you are." — Adele

"I don't write songs about a specific, elusive thing[s]. I write about love, and everyone knows what it is like to have your heart broken." — Adele

Adele Quotes on Her Own Life

"I can't dance to save my life." — Adele

"I've always got on better with boys. Most of my friends are boys. Like, if I have children, I want five boys. Boys love their mothers whereas girls can be so mean to each other." — Adele

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Adele’s quote: "I'm really happy to be me, and I'd like to think people like me more because I'm happy with myself and not because I refuse to conform to anything." | Image: AmoDays

Adele’s quote: "I'm really happy to be me, and I'd like to think people like me more because I'm happy with myself and not because I refuse to conform to anything." | Image: AmoDays

"I've always written down how I feel." — Adele

"I've got some news... I'm delighted to announce that Simon and I are expecting our first child together. I wanted you to hear the news direct from me. Obviously, we're over the moon." — Adele

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"Should I give up, or should I just keep chasing pavements, even if it leads nowhere?" — "Chasing Pavements" by Adele

"I was about to meet Beyonce, and I had a full-blown anxiety attack. Then she popped in looking gorgeous and said, 'You're amazing! When I listen to you, I feel like I'm listening to God.'" — Adele

"I've never been more normal than I am now." — Adele

Adele’s quote: "I've always written down how I feel." | Image: AmoDays

Adele’s quote: "I've always written down how I feel." | Image: AmoDays

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"I'm really happy to be me, and I'd like to think people like me more because I'm happy with myself and not because I refuse to conform to anything." — Adele

"Life is so much easier when you don't hoard your past." — Adele

"I haven't got time to fall apart. I'm the backbone for my kid, and I want to be there for him. And I want to be there for my boyfriend as well, and I don't want to bring them down with me for my art." — Adele

Adele Quotes on Her Perceptions and Advice

"I'm a feminist. I believe that everyone should be treated the same, including race and sexuality." — Adele

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"I don't think sadness is always devastating. It can be quite uplifting and joyful as well, and sometimes; you have to let yourself be sad in order to move forward." — Adele

Adele’s quote "Life is so much easier when you don't hoard your past." | Image: AmoDays

Adele’s quote "Life is so much easier when you don't hoard your past." | Image: AmoDays

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"When I have nothing to say, I'd rather just not talk." — Adele

"I think no matter what you look like, the key is to, first of all, be happy with yourself. And then you know if you want to try to improve things that you don't like about yourself, then do it after you appreciate yourself." — Adele

"Be brave and fearless to know that even if you do make a wrong decision, you're making it for a good reason." — Adele

Adele’s quote "When I have nothing to say, I'd rather just not talk." | Image: AmoDays

Adele’s quote "When I have nothing to say, I'd rather just not talk." | Image: AmoDays

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"I think it's really important that you don't think you're great. Because once you get to that point, you just [expletive] everything up. You think that everyone's going to think you're great all the time, and that's rubbish." — Adele

"Regrets and mistakes, they're memories made." — "Someone Like You" by Adele

"Americans are always mortified when I tell them this, but in England, it's a tradition to put your …awards and gold records and stuff in your bathroom." — Adele

Adele’s quote: "Be brave and fearless to know that even if you do make a wrong decision, you're making it for a good reason."  | Image: AmoDays

Adele’s quote: "Be brave and fearless to know that even if you do make a wrong decision, you're making it for a good reason." | Image: AmoDays

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Throughout her career, Adele has taken home many awards for her music. These included one World Soundtrack Award, one Phoenix Film Critics Society Award, two Juno Awards, multiple iHeartRadio Music Awards, five Grammys, a Golden Globe, Emmys, and an Oscar.

These are only some of her wins among numerous nominations. From these quotes and her multiple accolades, it is evident that this singer is a powerhouse.

To get a taste of more women embracing their innate power, read these 92 quotes.

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