Inspirational Quotes from Charli XCX

I’m not good at dressing up fancy; I always just do my thing, which is whatever I’m in the mood for.

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I’m not good at being a picture-perfect pop star, happy all the time. If I’m having a bad day, I can’t pretend. I’m always a bit unhappy, but that’s just me. I like dwelling in my sadness.

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I see music in colours. I love music that’s black, pink, purple or red – but I hate music that’s green, yellow or brown.

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I spent a lot of my teenage years experimenting with who I was as a person and not really getting it right. And then, I think, I realized that I just had to chill out in life.

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My philosophy is to treat people how you want to be treated.

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I was in the playground, like, ‘Let’s imitate the Spice Girls and form a girl group!’ I would go home and sing into my hairbrush and act like Britney Spears. I was no Mozart.

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I’ve been really inspired by Paris Hilton, small dogs, and a glitter, luxe lifestyle.

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I always love wearing Vivienne Westwood. Her dresses just seem to fit me perfectly, and she makes dresses for girls with curves – I love that.

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I think what women think is sexy is what is sexy. Girls eating pizza are massively sexy.

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Being nice is awesome. You have more fun; you meet more people.

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I’m very scruffy and messy in the way that I am and always have been.

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I think the best people are the ones who are just as nice and fun. This is really cheesy, but you only have one life – why spend most of it pretending to be cool?

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My hair is naturally super curly. But I really don’t do so much to it. I just sleep on it and see what happens.

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My one thing is respect. I don’t care about anything else. You should respect everyone around you – the people who work for you, peers. Be classy.

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When I got signed, I had just turned 16. I felt like I had to continuously have these confrontations with older men who were doubting my ideas because I was a woman, because I was 16.

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Anyone that thinks ‘pop’ is a dirty word is living in the ’90s.

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I love that ‘…Baby One More Time’ video, to be honest; it’s amazing.

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I quite like doing laundry. I find it quite like relaxing.

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I am very spontaneous when I write; it kind of just comes out. I never think about what I’m going to write about first… it just sort of comes out like word vomit.

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My family is average. I didn’t have a crazy life as a kid.

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I love the Nineties because more than any other period of time, there was such an eclectic mix of styles going on. More so than in the Sixties and Seventies, when there was an overriding look and sound.

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I’m just not very good at being happy all the time.

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To be honest, for me, my main workout is when I’m on stage. Even though I make pop music, I don’t think I perform in the classic ‘pop star’ sort of way. I’m very active on stage; I always end up dripping in sweat afterwards. It’s always like a full-on, wild performance, so that’s pretty much like my exercise, I would say.

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I always think about fashion when it comes to making music and music videos… what the colours will look like, what the material will be, how will it work with the sound of the music.

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I love In-N-Out!

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Some people think of feminine as just being pretty and quiet and sweet, but I also think being feminine is being angry and also being sexy and aggressive and passionate.

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If I can sing along to it, it’s pop music.

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Some people think of feminine as just being pretty and quiet and sweet, but I also think being feminine is being angry and also being sexy and aggressive and passionate.

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90s fashion is awesome. Best of both worlds – you had power pop, like the Spice Girls and Shampoo. But then you had Nirvana and Hole. And you also had ’90s dance music like N-Trance, who kind of blended both.

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To me, ‘X Factor’ is like Vegas. Fake, twisted, but kind of wonderful. Maybe I’m sick, but I find the whole thing quite funny sometimes.

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People would always ask me how I came up with my music and what it felt like to make music, and I would always see colours, and then I found out that that was synaesthesia. It helps me understand songs and what I like.

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There are some signs that can indicate she might be interested. Woman might do subconscious things like play with their hair or orient their body towards your direction.

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Just be funny. Funny always goes over well, so try to think of something funny to break the ice rather than being weird or using pickup lines.

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To be honest, my usual makeup is the same as in my music video looks.

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When I was younger, I was quite scared of a red lip. But I started listening to ’60s French ye-ye pop when I was making ‘Sucker.’ I was looking at Brigitte Bardot and those kinds of girls. When they were dressed up, it was often a bold red lip.

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I think big brows are pretty cool.

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I’m a really big Rihanna fan, and I think she’s such an incredible artist.

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Making my first record, I was really inspired by all the color palettes Sofia Coppola has in her films.

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The scenes in ‘The Virgin Suicides’ where Elle Fanning is ice skating are really amazing.

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On my first album, I felt like, if it was going to be turned into a movie, it would have been directed by Sofia Coppola. She creates this kind of pastel-colored palette that’s very whimsical but also very stagnant. And that’s really how I heard the record.

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I think it’s cool to be a rock star; I don’t think there are many. There aren’t many who speak out and take risks. And I think that’s important.

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From the moment I stepped into this industry, I’ve always had to fight for my ideas and for my voice to be heard.

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I actually think it doesn’t even matter what age you are or what sex – though that does play into it sometimes – you always have to fight in any kind of creative world because nobody knows your own brain and your own creative ideas better than you do.

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In the ’90s, there was always this continuous pitting of women against each other in the media, trying to make them battle it out.

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I definitely went through a phase where I wanted to be a fashion designer when I was younger… But I certainly wasn’t very good at it.

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Fashion is instant. It makes you feel something the second you see it on a body… whether you love it or hate it, or it offends you, or it makes you laugh or cry.

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All my favourite pop songs are the most stupid ones, the ones that are the most obvious.

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I think the process of ‘I Love It’ becoming such a big song opened my eyes to sides of the industry that I’d never been aware of, which I wasn’t so into.

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My voice is different, but I don’t think I’m the only one with a different take on pop music.

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I’ve actually done a cover of ‘Train in Vain’ by The Clash with Viv Albertine – which was originally written about her.

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I get on with people. I don’t hang out with people who aren’t nice. It’s like, be real or go home.

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You should respect the people you are around.

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Most of my favorite artists are strong females.

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I think it’s awesome when a woman is in control of everything she’s doing, especially in an industry like this where people think that doesn’t happen often, but it really does – well, from my knowledge and how I manage my own project.

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If you’re in control of everything, then no matter what it is, you can make that feminine.

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I always see my songs in colors, and I’m often more inspired by movies and photographs than I am by other songs when I write my music. I’m also inspired by fashion, and I want my music to be a visual painting of what’s in my mind.

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Whenever I’m writing a song, if I have an idea for the music video, that’s how I know it’s a good song.

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I just feel like the songs I write lend themselves to this girl-power feeling, and those are the artists that I looked up to when I was younger.

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There’s something about girls together, uniting, that I just thought was cool.

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I love karaoke and totally hog the mic when I go out and do it with my friends.

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I loved Justice and Uffie and everyone signed to the label Ed Banger. They were really influential to me when first started making music.

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I’ve always said that if I couldn’t be myself, first I’d want to be Eminem and then a Disney kid.

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I want to share the experiences I’ve had.

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I wrote a song for Icona Pop which boosted my confidence quite a lot.

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When I was younger, I was addicted to the idea of becoming a rapper.

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The XCX really stands for ‘kiss Charli kiss,’ which is unbelievably crap.

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I started writing my own things when I was about 8.

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I used to try to bully my friends into imitating the Spice Girls on the playground.

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I do this weird thing in studios where I climb stuff when I get nervous.

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I’ve never conformed to what my record label has said and, yes, that has meant that it’s been a long journey for me.

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I’ve always played it my way. I failed media training, for example.

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I feel like I can be six different people in one day sometimes. Which is fun but also really strange in my own brain.

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I’m going to build an empire. I’m always writing for someone else. I want to be someone who has her fingerprints all over the pop charts.

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When you’re growing up, I think there’s this idea that the coolest people are the ones who are really rude and feverish. But I’ve come to realize that isn’t cool.

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I know how to win people over if things aren’t going my way.

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Obviously, my label would want me to be on the radio all the time, but that’s not my personal goal.

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Obviously, getting a number in the charts is a nice thing but the cherry on the cake rather than the main cake.

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A sold-out crowd is better than a number one. But being in the studio is better than all of that.

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