Cilla Black Quotes

It's true what they say: 'You don't appreciate what you've got until it's gone.' I miss love. I miss being looked after.

I humbly apologise for reality Television.

I don't like the selfie because it's too close. There ain't no people with arms long enough to do a selfie of me.

Anything which interferes with my social life is a no-no.

Blind Date' was based on an Australian show called 'Perfect Match' which I first saw when I was on tour there. And I couldn't understand why it wasn't on British T.V.

I didn't think before that I'd done enough to justify publishing an autobiography but after 40 years in show business I'm now ready to tell my story.

I love books and the latest autobiographies. I'm a Gemini and love being with people but then again I love my own company which is when I read most.

I am falling apart. My hand is falling apart. I can't shake hands. I had arthritis and I had an operation for it.

I never did acid I am just so high anyway.

I'm apolitical. Where all that Conservative business came along from I don't know.

If I can't eat the meal in a restaurant and the waiter asks 'Is everything all right Madam?' I tell them that I'm on a diet.

I was so ordinary critics couldn't understand it but looking back that was the reason for my success. What you see is what you get. People thought 'I could do that.'

Well it has been very exciting and very changing as well. Celebrating the 40th year and having the album out and the Channel 4 documentary and I resigned from Blind Date.

Blind Date' was my lifeline. It was 90 minutes when I could forget about everything forget about the world.

It's hard to watch your life unfold and sad. Life changes.

I rarely stay in hotels because I have friends all over the world.

It's a business and I'm a product. Terrible isn't it?

I cannot do business. I cannot sit and say 'How are you the weather's great how's your golf?' I'm like a bull in a china shop.

I'm a 'never say never' girl. Frank Sinatra retired four times. He kept coming back. But there are people in our business who want to die on stage. Literally. I don't want to do that.

I had to do the book because there was an unauthorised biography which didn't tell it like it was.

My idea of baking is buying a ready-make cake mix and throwing in an egg.

I've got a bike in the lounge that I watch Coronation Street on. I never had to watch my weight until I had the children but with the bike I'm fine.

You see on 'Britain's Got Talent' and 'X Factor ' they all wear ear plugs. But I could not hear myself when I wore them. So that is where the strong voice came from.

Who wouldn't fancy Brian Epstein? He was tall and handsome and had money and class.

I never thought I'd be on T.V. For me as a kid in Liverpool it was a more realistic option to be a singer.

When I go out it's to have a good time not to find a man.

I like being in charge of the remote control.

When people ask me do I believe in feminism - well I didn't even know I was a feminist. I was the top of the bill; I've always been the top of the bill. So I don't know what equality is.

It was an unknown thing a lot of people had very bad trips and I like to be in control.

I'm quite subdued believe it or not. I switch it on for the camera.

It's no fun getting older. I might be wearing beautiful diamond earrings but they can't take away the pain of losing my hearing.

The nicest thing about coming of age is that I can do whatever I like.

I was reading about an age pill that has been developed which they claim will make you live longer. That is not for me.

You couldn't give me any more confidence than when I was on T.V. because I was in control but I wasn't in control in my private life.

I love cookery programmes.

I would have loved to have cracked America. When I tried I got homesick. Then when I was in New York my nanna died and I just wanted to come home.

I love Simon Cowell he's a dear friend.

I did smoke a joint once but I did not enjoy it.

The difference with me is that I did inhale.

I just thank God when I wake up every day.

Work is a four-letter word.

On my gravestone I want 'Here lies the singer ' not 'Here lies the T.V. presenter'.

I intend to grow old very disgracefully.

There's a whole generation out there who don't know that I was a pop singer in the early days.

I'm not sexy am I? God knows I've tried

But reality television is here to stay.

I do not miss ITV God no! Have you seen ITV lately?

I wouldn't mind being a talent show judge if it didn't run for too long.