Personally, I've always been ashamed of my body and I've hated being so skinny - I had an eating disorder for so long.
— Olly Alexander
I think music can be therapeutic and a really positive thing, but that seeing a therapist is the best form of therapy you can get.
We have to listen and learn from each other to lift each other up, so we can all live the life we deserve.
Solitude is very restorative for me, especially because I spend so much time around other people and performing to people.
I had what would now be called sleep paralysis, from six years old until maybe I was 16.
Let's let our men be happy, be sad, be trans, be questioning, be bisexual, be non-conforming, be feminine, be masculine!
My mum's super Labour, and my gran. We all love Jeremy Corbyn in the family. Those are very deep roots and I feel like I could never not vote for Labour. Or I could never vote for the Tories because of that.
I think anything that happens to you between the ages of zero to 18, and probably further on, has a lasting impact on you.
I always had really, really bad nightmares, like night terrors or whatever they're called. I used to wake up in the middle of the night and not be able to move... I'd hallucinate and have really scary visions and dreams, so I wouldn't want to sleep.
My lyrics are about same-sex relationships, because that's who I am. It was important to me that I felt comfortable expressing myself.
Words are important. They do matter.
For a long time - when we first started getting a much higher level of attention - I really struggled with feeling like I was letting people down. Because when you do a show, there are, like, a hundred fans waiting to see you afterwards, and sometimes you can't see them.
I just feel lucky to be able to do stuff I enjoy.
It's like any other part of your body - your mental health gets sick, and it needs treatment.
I'm fascinated by technology and how it is changing the way we live and view our humanity.
I'm the person I am because of all the support we have but inside there is still a scared, gay kid, worried he's going to get bullied and people aren't going to like what I do.
I don't know if there's ever a point where you go, 'Oh, I'm successful now. Look at all this great stuff I've done,' because I don't think it can be tangible in that way.
I genuinely do want the world to change in a positive way, but I wouldn't call myself an activist, you know? I'm an entertainer who engages with activism because it feels really meaningful for me.
I think the reason I've been so committed to advocacy is because I see so many people in pain.
I identify as a gay man all the time, but I also like to identify as queer.
I love being alone.
When I was younger I thought that if you were famous and successful, it would mean that you just felt happy all the time. That you would become, like, this mystical creature that people just adored. And so you would adore yourself.
I had such intense self-loathing for so long.
I don't want to be normal, I don't want to grow up.
School was like a hostile place. I just hated being at school. I think some people really thrive in that environment. I was a good student, but I just didn't enjoy school. I found it really tough.
It's just a very weird thing to have a relationship that's commented on by the world wide web.
I can be a really awkward frontman on stage.
You can't have a nuanced debate on Twitter, it's just people shouting.
Women are so appallingly represented in movies.
I don't know what's wrong with me - I don't know why I only get picked to play strange characters!
The likelihood is that you or someone you know closely will suffer from a mental health condition in your lifetime.
I've always loved sci-fi and fantasy.
I'm a big believer that if you want things to change you have to embody that change.
I grew up loving artists like the Spice Girls and Britney Spears - artists who seemed to live this fantasy lifestyle, and I remember always wanting to join these fantasy people in that world.
I've been taking medication for depression and anxiety ever since I was a teenager and I've had treatment for both.
There's entrenched homophobia behind the scenes at all levels of the music industry.
I'm not saying that being straight is easy, but when you're gay, you don't really have a familial network or support system. You have to find that.
My dad had been very absent, even when he was there. Then he left the family and moved away. Our relationship, it feels to me, ended when I was 13.
My sexuality is part of my music, part of my identity.
I was obsessed with Jeff Buckley for a while - I was convinced that Jeff Buckley and I were communicating with each other through time.
Normal is not a thing. No one's actually normal.
I think kids are all focused on their hierarchy and status, and I was low status or something.
I'm a real left-winger. I fancy Jeremy Corbyn!
As young as 10 I started fancying boys. It's a common experience but I just wished I wasn't gay up until the age of 18 or 19.
I just listen to true-crime podcasts, do some weights and pretend I know what I'm doing.
The majority of the film industry is, like, obsessed with a ridiculous gender binary and keeping with this stupid social binary. Like, who cares?
I've mostly worked in weird films playing weird characters, probably because I'm a weird person.
I was never diagnosed with an eating disorder but I definitely had a difficult relationship with food.
When I go on stage and perform, I'm an extreme version of myself.
I come from a single-parent family and my Mum is super liberal.