Q : Do you ever use drugs when you’re writing ?

BJÖRK : Drugs ? What are you talking about ? (Laughter)

POLLY : You mean drugs as a tool to help write ? Only really alcohol and then not much.

BJÖRK : I sing best without anything. I know this sounds really hippy, but being on top of a mountain in the middle of the day would be best for me. But to be able to socialise with all these people, because I’m quite an introverted sort of person, I’ll have a cognac before I go on stage. But even that’s more of a ritual than anything. And maybe a bottle of wine afterwards to chill down.

Q magazine, may 1994