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I don’t know where my father is from. I just don’t. He’s lived in so many countries.
I say I have a midlife crisis every time I start and finish a record.
I collect toys.
I wish I had more guts when I was younger because then I would’ve said things to people’s faces instead of just running away all the time.
Anyone who tries to diss me in comparison to Queen, it just renders all their criticisms completely futile. That’s quite pleasurable.
Never had any idols, ever. I never had any posters, nothing.
Identity for me is something that has to be played with and explored, and not become complacent about or uninterested in.
In fact, no one has ever really wanted to go on a date with me.
I love collaborating with strong women.
I certainly don’t follow fashion. I think fashion, as far as the industry and the whole world that surrounds it, is quite vile, and I’m repelled by it.
I think, ‘How could anybody mock a good pop song?’ It is timeless; it transcends barriers; it breaks down every single type of social barrier that you can possibly have. It can deal with the most difficult subjects, even if it abstracts the subject matter.
I’m not creating an enigma or leaving mystery, I’m just respecting myself enough as an artist to give myself room to grow and not to be devoured all in one go.
A stylist might say you look amazing in anything. Your family will always tell you if you look a complete idiot.
Some people make records that are defined by their sexuality, but mine really are not.
I’m dangerously generous.
I’m not a great dancer. I know I’m not. But I know that I can move. I can throw shapes, just not in the right order.
Lady Gaga has a very unjaded intelligence. It’s brilliant, ’cause it’s anti-snob.
I was born out of classical music.
You can’t deny your limitations.
In my older songs, I used to hide behind fictional characters to deflect attention away from myself.
I was a show-off as a kid. I was wearing bow ties and matching coloured trousers.
In the past, it weighed on me because nobody in my family is gay. I had no role models so I had to find my own way.
They say shyness is a form of egotism, and you are only shy because you care too much about what people think of you. And maybe its true, maybe I am just an egotist.
I’m not necessarily that big of a clubbing junkie, but I really like dance music as a genre.
The stage is my territory, my boxing ring. That’s where I’m free.
I want to make big-sounding pop records.
I never talk about anything to do with my sexuality.
I can’t just listen to music walking down the street unless I have a reason to. I can’t just listen to music as a piece of junk in the background. It drives me insane.
My life isn’t tabloid-friendly.
Everything I do is very visual and very aural, so I don’t read music, and I draw as much as I write out lyrics.