No one who has experienced facing a screaming, boiling, hysterical audience can avoid feeling shivers in the spine. It's a thin line between celebration and menace.
I may have aimed too high sometimes, asked too much of myself and demanded too little from those around me.
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 am uninterested in appearing in newspapers and on television. Many people think I am striking a pose - that I want to create a sense of shyness. But it's just not something I want to do. I overdosed.
I must be allowed to be as I am.
When I was 25, Abba was formed. After Abba I made three solo albums. Maybe I have been productive enough.
I spend a lot of time with the grandchildren. They love it when we sing together. It's fantastic to hear them, and they really can sing. I don't talk to them so much about 'Abba' and the past, but as they get older, they will become more aware.
I was so tired once 'Abba' was over and just wanted to be calm and with my children. I married, was in 'Abba,' had my children, divorced, all in ten years. I wonder how I managed it, but I was young.