I have always been attracted to the bleaker aspects of life. I love drama.
I once asked my father what he wanted me to be. To my horror, he said, 'sociologist.'
I'm glad to say my father never felt ashamed of me, but my mother probably did.
The voice of God, if you must know, is Aretha Franklin's.
For some people, marriage may be very groovy. For me, it really isn't. I don't think it really is for most people anyway. Most people are not very happy.
I come from a very left wing Socialist family, anti-war and anti-empire.
I've got a lot of little compulsive problems, and I've thought about it a lot. And one of the things I ask myself is, 'What are the things I can do that won't hurt me and will help me?' The first answer is work.
I was anorexic in the '60s and '70s, although it wasn't called anorexia then. I thought people would be nicer to me if I looked very small and delicate, so food wasn't high on my agenda. But it is now.
I went to the big Picasso retrospective at the Tate in the sixties, and I think I went to an Andy Warhol retrospective at the Tate in the sixties, too. My mother was very good at taking me to things like that. We lived in Reading, but we went on these cultural trips to London.
I'm alive today, I'm well, I'm working, I'm still creative. What more can I say, really?
Rebellion is the only thing that keeps you alive!
My story is really an affirmation of my strength and my luck. To live with a great artist like Ted Hughes or Mick Jagger is a very, very destructive role for a woman trying to be herself. In fact, it can't be done.
When you are 18, 19, 20, you're used to being photographed all the time, in a certain way. So, the narcissism becomes almost out of control. And the way that young women are photographed, they become addicted to this feedback of the image.
I've learnt to accept what has happened to my voice, I suppose, but I do wish it didn't sound quite so rough.