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Agnetha Fältskog Quotes

"I remember walking into the studio the first time, it was the most exciting moment of my life, my heart was in my mouth, then I heard the string musicians practicing the very notes I had picked out on the piano... Suddenly I was walking on air and floated into the room as if I was on a cloud"

"ABBA is taking a rest but we will have a new album out this year"

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

"I must be allowed to be as I am"

"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"

"I have always had strong maternal instincts. Even when I was still a child I cut out pictures of prams from newspapers and imagined the feeling of pushing my own pram through fresh winter snow and seeing the wheels' tracks behind me in the snow"

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

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

"I must be allowed to be as I am"

"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"

"I don’t want to hide the fact that Frida and I had opposite backgrounds, temperaments and personalities"

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

"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"

"This idea of trying to repeat a success doesn't interest me. It's only really done to make money"

"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"

"Even our baby was a joint decision. Björn and I discussed our plans with Benny, Frida and Stig so that we would not screw up ABBA's plans"

-Agnetha Fältskog Of Abba