Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Lady Gaga Quotes

1. I'm perpetually lonely.

2. I don't want to make niche-oriented music.

3. A record deal doesn't make you an artist; you make yourself an artist.

4. I feel that my fans have cultivated my talent and they continue to nurture me.

5. I'm a little bit naked, but that's okay.

6. I'm very free-spirited.

7. I guess you could say it's always been my destiny to be a performer.

8. Bare your struggles very close to your heart and have them be a part of you that you're proud of instead of something that you're ashamed of.

9. I have to be on such a strict diet constantly.

10. I'm not interested in people positioning me next to other artists.

11. 'Cause it's a hard life, with love in the world and I'm a hard girl, loving me is like chewing on pearls.

12. I hope when I'm dead I'll be considered an icon, though.

13. I am the excuse to explore your identity. To be exactly who you are and to feel unafraid. To not judge yourself, to not hate yourself.

14. I just want my family to be safe. Because I am sometimes polarizing, I fear for their safety.

15. I am focused on the work. I am constantly creating. I am a busy girl. I live and breathe my work. I love what I do. I believe in the message. There's no stopping. I didn't create the fame, the fame created me.

16. I just want to keep writing music.

17. Dirty pony, I can't wait to hose you down.

18. I love Dolce & Gabbana. I love Versace. I love the crazy, more eccentric stuff.

19. I want the deepest, darkest, sickest parts of you that you are afraid to share with anyone because I love you that much.

20. I'm working on bringing the instant film camera back as part of the future.

21. I love being able to be political without any political affiliation.

22. Watch very closely as the magical angel and I are swallowed by the rainbow twister, and left stranded on the glitter way.

23. I never intended for the Monster Ball to be a religious experience, it just became one.

24. Being gay is like glitter, it never goes away.

25. I really wanted to break the mold of what modern touring is right now.

26. There's something about lonely nights and my lipstick on your face.

27. I think it's OK to be confident in yourself.

28. People will always talk, so let's give them something to talk about.

29. I want a baby from an Italian - possibly Sicilian - donor.

30. You have to stop crying, and you have to go kick some ass.

31. I wanted to be a skinny little ballerina but I was a voluptuous little Italian girl whose dad had meatballs on the table every night.

32. To everyone who says this is wrong to feel like this say: "I was born this way baby".

33. I was a strange, loud little kid who could sit at the piano and kill a Beethoven piece.

34. Memories are not recycled like atoms and particles in quantum physics; they can be lost forever.

35. If you don't feel safe as a child, you can't learn.

36. I wanted to only create a great perfume, not any perfume that would sell, but a great artistic one that the fans would not feel cheated by.

37. Some women choose to follow men, and some women choose to follow their dreams. If you're wondering which way to go, remember that your career will never wake up and tell you that it doesn't love you anymore.

38. I'm an inventor.

39. I was so ashamed of who I was.

40. I'm a wandering gypsy.

41. Never be afraid to be kicked in the teeth.

42. I write music every day.

43. Don't be a drag. Just be a queen.

44. I'm drawn to bad romances.

45. I was called really horrible, profane names very loudly in front of huge crowds of people, and my schoolwork suffered at one point.

46. Fight and push harder for what you believe in, you'd be surprised, you are much stronger than you think.

47. I've had grand pianos that are more expensive than, like, a year's worth of rent.

48. I was performing in New York and my friends started to call me Gaga, they said I was very theatrical and they said: "You're Gaga".

49. All that ever holds somebody back, I think, is fear. For a minute I had fear. (Then) I went into the (dressing) room and shot my fear in the face…

50. Take my picture Hollywood. I wanna be a STAR.

51. For being different, it's easy. But to be unique, it's a complicated thing.

52. It's not that I've been dishonest, it's just that I loathe reality.

53. When you make music or write or create, it's really your job to have mind-blowing, irresponsible, condomless sex with whatever idea it is you're writing about at the time.

54. Clinical psychology tells us arguably that trauma is the ultimate killer. 

55. At the end of the day, you won't be happy until you love yourself.

56. In a sense I portray myself in a very androgynous way, and I love androgyny.

57. Tonight I want to forget all your insecurities. Tonight I want you to reject anyone or anything that has made you feel like you don't belong, or don't fit in, or has made you feel like you're not good enough or pretty enough or thin enough, or like you can't sing well enough or dance well enough, or write a song well enough, or like YOU'LL NEVER WIN A GRAMMY, or like YOU'LL NEVER SELL OUT MADISON SQUARE GARDEN! You just remember that you are a god damn superstar and you were born this way!

58. I want women - and men - to feel empowered by a deeper and more psychotic part of themselves. The part they're always trying desperately to hide. I want that to become something that they cherish.

59. I've been actually really very pleased to see how much awareness was raised around bullying, and how deeply it affects everyone. You know, you don't have to be the loser kid in high school to be bullied. Bullying and being picked on comes in so many different forms.

60. My friends joke that I'm dead until I get onstage. I'm dead right now as you're speaking to me.

61. My apartment is my stage, and my bedroom is my stage - they're just not stages you're allowed to see.

62. I don't think I could live without hair, makeup and styling, let alone be the performer I am. I am a glamour girl through and through. I believe in the glamorous life and I live one.

63. Trust is like a mirror, you can fix it if it's broken, but you can still see the crack in that m.... f.... reflection.

64. "Born this Way" is about being yourself, and loving who you are and being proud.

65. It doesn't matter who you are, or where you come from, or how much money you've got in your pocket. You have your own destiny and your own life ahead of you.

66. I am a walking piece of art every day, with my dreams and my ambitions forward at all times in an effort to inspire my fans to lead their life in that way.

67. Once you kill a cow, you gotta make a burger.

68. Every bit of me is devoted to love and art. And I aspire to try to be a teacher to my young fans who feel just like I felt when I was younger. I just felt like a freak. I guess what I'm trying to say is I'm trying to liberate them, I want to free them of their fears and make them feel that they can make their own space in the world.

69. Ignore all hatred and criticism. Live for what you create, and die protecting it.

70. I live halfway between reality and theater at all times. And I was born this way.

71. And now, I'm just trying to change the world, one sequin at a time.

72. Whether I'm wearing lots of makeup or no makeup, I'm always the same person inside.

73. So basically I did this whole show carrying 100lbs, looking out of one eye, dancing - and then my tits explode at the end. It's not as easy as it looks!

74. I had this dream, and I really wanted to be a star. And I was almost a monster in the way that I was really fearless with my ambitions.

75. Well my music was different in high school; I was singing about love - you know, things I don't care about anymore.

76. I want my fans to love themselves. It's almost like I want to hypnotize them so when they hear my music they love themselves instantly.

77. My mom and I are very close.

78. I'd wear any of my private attire for the world to see. But I would rather have an open flesh wound than ever wear a band aid in public.

79. My concerts are about me being very private in public, but I'm very protective.

80. I don't like Los Angeles. The people are awful and terribly shallow, and everybody wants to be famous but nobody wants to play the game. I'm from New York. I will kill to get what I need.

81. My father opened a restaurant. It's so's so freaking delicious, but I'm telling you I gain five pounds every time I go in there.

82. I had a boyfriend who told me I'd never succeed, never be nominated for a Grammy, never have a hit song, and that he hoped I'd fail. I said to him: "Someday, when we're not together, you won't be able to order a cup of coffee at the f... deli without hearing or seeing me".

83. My mother always wanted to give back.

84. Lady Gaga is my name. If you know me, and you call me Stefani, you don't really know me at all.

85. My next baby will be my new record.

86. This is who the f... I am.

87. My work as an artist is completely separate from my work as a philanthropist.

88. What I've discovered is that in art, as in music, there's a lot of truth-and then there's a lie. The artist is essentially creating his work to make this lie a truth, but he slides it in amongst all the others. The tiny little lie is the moment I live for, my moment. It's the moment that the audience falls in love.

89. Pop music will never be low brow.

90. I've always been famous, it's just no one knew it yet.

91. Pop stars should not eat.

92. I do yoga, I do Bikram and I run, and I eat really healthy.

93. Speaking purely from a musical standpoint, I think I am a great performer.

94. Peace. It does not mean to be in a place where there is no trouble, noise, or hard work. It means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart.

95. Sometimes I think that there's a fine line between impressionistic and messy.

96. I feel like if you're a really good human being, you can try to find something beautiful in every single person, no matter what.

97. That is what fame is, isn't it? To get the world to fall in love with you.

98. If you don't have any shadows you're not in the light.

99. The dieting wars have got to stop.

100. I like pushing boundaries.

101. The blurring of fantasy and reality is something that the Japanese herald in their life, in their day-to-day commercialism.

102. I would rather die than have my fans see me without a pair of heels on. And that's show business.

103. We are not actually equal - humanity - if we are not allowed to freely love one another.

104. If you are not being bullied all I would say - cause I like to talk about the other side of it as well - is you know, be someone that nurtures, and if there's someone in your class that maybe doesn't have a lot of friends, be the person that sits with them in the cafeteria sometimes; be the bigger person.

105. You think I'm going to ask these sweet 14 year olds to ask their parents to buy a $100 ticket then run around in latex and lip sync? No way.

106. As artists, we are eternally heartbroken.

107. If you only believe that you're an artist when you have a big advance in your pocket and a single coming out, I would say that's quite soulless. You have to have a sense of your own greatness and your own ability from a very deep place inside you. I am the one with the litmus test in my hands of what people need to hear next.

108. When I say to you, there is nobody like me, and there never was, that is a statement I want every woman to feel and make about themselves.

109. I hope that what you take away from my album is not just the music - which I did want to be fun, and I did want it to be about individuality, but please also take away from it that there's no dream that's too big.

110. For all my love little monsters I am your mom you are my child in my hand I protect you like my eyes but don't worry ill catch you if you fall.

111. It sometimes makes people feel better about themselves, you know, to put other people down, or make fun of them, or maybe make mockery of their work and that doesn't make me feel good at all.

112. Gay marriage is going to happen. It must.

113. I guess you could say I devoted myself so strongly to my music that for awhile I forgot about my family. But I only get one set of parents, and I think I forgot about that for a little while.

114. Don't you ever let a soul in the world tell you that you can't be exactly who you are.

115. I think what made it difficult for people to get, and still makes it difficult for people to get, is the theatrical nature of the work and the fact that, my music doesn't exist without the performance-art element.

116. I just am committed wholeheartedly to theatre with no intermission.

117. I'm doing everything that I can, working with experts, really studying the statistics to figure out a way we can make it cool or normal to be kind and loving.

118. You will never find what you are looking for in love, if you don't love yourself.

119. What the Pope thinks of being gay does not matter to the world. It matters to the people who like the Pope and follow the Pope...It is not a reflection of all religious people.

120. When the whole world has their eyes on you, if you say something that doesn't truly come from your spirit and your soul, or if you wear something that doesn't come from your spirit and your soul, it's an injustice to your position. And so, I'm really myself every single day and I do it because I know my fans would want me to.

121. Well, in order for me to be successful…In order to be a great artist - musician, actor, painter, whatever - you must be able to be private in public at all times.

122. A girl's got to use what she's given and I'm not going to make a guy drool the way a Britney video does. So I take it to extremes. I don't say I dress sexily on stage - what I do is so extreme. It's meant to make guys think: "I don't know if this is sexy or just weird".

123. To this day, some of my closest friends say: "Gaga, you know, everything's great. You're a singer; your dreams have come true." But, still, when certain things are said to you over and over again as you're growing up, it stays with you and you wonder if they're true.

124. When you're around me and really see that all I do is live and breathe for my work, it's not strange, it's just Gaga.

125. I decided to pursue music, so I dropped out of school and I told my parents I didn't want any money from them. I got three jobs and I just hit the ground running.

126. So many will try to destroy me. So many, over and over, coming in periods of greatness. But in this period, I cannot be broken: GAGAKLEIN.

127. I got a job when I was 15 because my allowance was about $20 a week which in New York was impossible. So I used to waitress across the street from where I grew up.

128. So there's nothing more provocative than taking a genre that everybody who's cool hates - and then making it cool.

129. The instrument that I never learned how to play was my fans. You know, they are the part of the story that nobody teaches you. I just want to do the right thing; I want to be a voice with them, among them.

130. Do you know the feeling, when your heart is so hurt, that you could feel the blood dripping?

131. Then, when I'm in these relationships with people who are also creative, or creative in their own way, what happens is the attraction is initially there and it's all unicorns and rainbows. And then they hate me.

132. I think what it really is, is that I date creative people. And I think that what intimidates them is not my purse; it's my mind.

133. Where I come from it was really unheard of to be at a party and someone says: "What kind of music do you make?", and you say: "Pop music." You may as well have "I'm not cool" stamped on your forehead.

134. We are not just Art for Michelangelo to carve, he can't rewrite the agro of my furied heart.

135. Celebrity life and media culture are probably the most overbearing pop-cultural conditions that we as young people have to deal with, because it forces us to judge ourselves.

136. I don't see myself as ever being like anybody else.

137. I don't like L.A. It's just not fun. I don't know why, but I just don't get it. You have to drive to get everywhere, and when it rains everybody freaks out.

138. I'm telling you a lie in a vicious effort that you will repeat my lie over and over until it becomes true.

139. I talk about myself in the third person all the time. I don't live my life in the way someone like you does. I live my life completely serving only my work and my fans.

140. I am an artist, and I have the ability and the free will to choose the way the world will envision me.

141. Prejudice is a disease. And when they come for you, or refuse your worth, I will be ready for their stones. I belong to you.

142. I was doing these performance art pop music pieces in the city. And they were a bit on the eccentric side I suppose. So people started to call me Gaga after the Queen song "Radio Gaga."

143. I don't like talking to celebrities.

144. Unless I am both capable of and willing to reopen the wound every time I write a song, if I choose to not look inside myself to write music, I'm really not worth being called an artist at all.

145. Well, that's your opinion, isn't it? And I'm not about to waste my time trying to change it.

146. (on Britney Spears) She's a nice girl - I just feel very honored that she wanted to sing my song. I used to scream for her in Times Square and now I work for her. When I was 13 she was the most provocative performer of my time. I love her so much! Britney certainly doesn't need any freakin' tips from me! Britney Spears is the queen of pop. I was learning from her.

147. I don't like celebrities; I don't hang out with them; I don't relate to that life.

148. How can I protect something so perfect without evil?

149. God bless pop music and God bless MTV. 

150. I want kids. I want a soccer team, and I want a husband.

151. Sometimes in life you don't always feel like a winner, but that doesn't mean you're not a winner, you want to be like yourself. I want my fans to know it's okay.

152. In fact, my courage and my bravery at a young age was the thing I was bullied for, a kind of "Who do you think you are?"

153. I think that fashion and music go hand-in-hand, and they always should. It's the artist's job to create imagery that matches the music...I think they're very intertwined.

154. My new album that I'm creating, which is finished pretty much, was written with this new instinctual energy that I've developed getting to know my fans. They protect me, so now it's my destiny to protect them.

155. In my show I announce: "People say Lady Gaga is a lie, and they are right. I am a lie. And every day I kill to make it true." 

156. Vanity can create a very cruel space for you if you don't know how to manage it.

157. I used to walk down the street like I was a f... star…I want people to walk around delusional about how great they can be - and then to fight so hard for it every day that the lie becomes the truth.

158. You shouldn't have to have money to have a luxury fragrance.

159. A middle finger is more New York than a corporate ambush. I bleed for my hometown, and I'd die for my fans.

160. You listeners, the ones who found me first are, I believe, the future of great art thinkers. Because anyone that's found me now I really think is grabbing on to the ideas that I have, more than anything. It's about the music but it's also about the story. So thank you guys for loving and reading the story and being as into it and as passionate as I am. 

161. Because the sweeter the cake, the more bitter the jelly can be.

162. I've gone bankrupt about four times now. Every dollar I earn goes on the show.

163. Your love is nothing I can't fight. Can't sleep with a man who dims my shine.

164. I believe that if you have revolutionary potential, you must make the world a better place and use it.

165. You see, if I was a guy, and I was sitting here with a cigarette in my hand, grabbing my crotch and talking about how I make music because I like fast cars and f... girls, you'd call me a rockstar. But when I do it in my music and in my videos, because I'm a female, because I make pop music, you're judgmental and you say that it is distracting...I'm just a rockstar. 

166. It's hard knowing who to trust with your personal life. When you cry in your room at night, you don't always know who to call.

167. I don't want to make money; I want to make a difference.

168. Grace Jones said this to me when I met her. I washed her feet, and I looked up at her and she said: "No matter what you do in your life, don't you ever let anybody take your creative people away from you." And what my creative friends always remind me of is they say: "Only value the opinion of those that you respect. And anyone that you don't respect, pay no mind to their opinion about you or anything else." And that's how I live my life. If I worried about everything that everyone said, I would not be a good artist.

169. You have to be unique, and different, and shine in your own way.

170. I like black because it is a vacant space.

171. It's cooler to be strong.

172. Creativity for me is religious.

173. That's the most Warholian thing about what I do…I embrace pop culture. The very thing that everybody says is poisonous and ostentatious and shallow, it's like my chemistry book...and I make what I believe to be art out of it. 

174. It was my delusion and naivety that brought me here.

175. When I wake up in the morning, I feel like any other insecure 24-year-old girl. Then I say: "Bitch, you're Lady Gaga, you get up and walk the walk today".

176. I love imperfections.

177. Everybody wants me to show my vagina to the world. And the truth is, I don't have to. 

178. Amy (Winehouse) changed pop music forever, I remember knowing there was hope, and feeling not alone because of her. She lived jazz, she lived the blues.

179. Every video I'm in, every magazine cover, they stretch you; they make you perfect. It's not real life.

180. I remember watching the mascara tears flood the ivories and I thought: "It's OK to be sad." I've been trained to love my darkness.

181. I am my own sanctuary and I can be reborn as many times as I choose throughout my life.

182. The Monster Ball is by nature a protest: A youth church experience to speak out and celebrate against all forms of discrimination + prejudice.

183. Some artists are working to buy the mansion or whatever the element of fame must bear, but I spend all my money on my show.

184. It takes time to become myself every morning. 

185. Live your eyeliner, breathe your lipstick, and kill for each other.

186. I consider myself to have one of the greatest voices in the industry.

187. I think there are different kinds of fame. There's fame which is plastic and about paparazzi and money and being rich, and then there's the fame, which is when no one knows who you are but everyone wants to know who you are.

188. I don't see myself in terms of artifice. I see myself as a real person who chooses to live my life in an open way - artistically.

189. (on Madonna) She reinvents herself from album to album. I reinvent myself week to week. I get quite bored with things and I don't want to let down my fans.

190. Love is like a brick. You can build a house, or you can sink a dead body.

191. I am so excited to extend myself behind the scenes as a designer and to - as my father puts it - finally have a real job.

192. It's sort of like my past is an unfinished painting, and as the artist of that painting, I must fill in all the ugly holes and make it beautiful again.

193. I have never had plastic surgery, and there are many pop singers who have.

194. This is the Manifesto of Little Monster. There is something heroic about the way my fans operate their cameras. So precisely, so intricately and so proudly. Like Kings writing the history of their people, is their prolific nature that both creates and procures what will later be perceived as the kingdom. So the real truth about Lady Gaga fans, my little monsters, lies in this sentiment: They are the Kings. They are the Queens. They write the history of the kingdom and I am something of a devoted Jester. It is in the theory of perception that we have established our bond, or the lie I should say, for which we kill. We are nothing without our image. Without our projection. Without the spiritual hologram of who we perceive ourselves to be or rather to become, in the future. When you are lonely, I will be lonely too. And this is the fame. I'm a free bitch baby.

195. I think tolerance and acceptance and love is something that feeds every community.

196. You really don't need to be a celebrity or have money or have the paparazzi following you around to be famous.

197. I dropped out of NYU, moved out of my parent's house, got my own place, and survived on my own. I made music and worked my way from the bottom up.

198. They can't scare me, if I scare them first.

199. I try to not focus on what people expect from me.

200. Never be afraid to dream.

201. I'm definitely a Polaroid camera girl. For me, what I'm really excited about is bringing back the artistry and the nature of Polaroid.

202. I just felt like a freak, I guess what I'm trying to say is I want to liberate them, I want to free them of their fears and make them feel that they can create their own space in the world.

203. I'm not as goal obsessed as I am process obsessed.

204. Glam culture is ultimately rooted in obsession, and those of us who are truly devoted and loyal to the lifestyle of glamour are masters of its history. Or, to put it more elegantly, we are librarians.

205. In the book of Gaga, fame is in your heart, fame is there to comfort you, to bring you self-confidence and worth whenever you need it.

206. I'm already crazy. I'm a fearless person. I think it creeps up on you. I don't think it can be stopped. If my destiny is to lose my mind because of fame, then that's my destiny. But my passion still means more than anything.

207. Love is an interesting thing.

208. People ask me why I wear veils. I reply, I am mourning. Mourning what? Well I figure something shitty must be going on somewhere.

209. People want to tear me down, they were going to knife me anyway.

210. I want you to walk out of here tonight not loving me more, but loving yourselves more.

211. There really is no difference between the bully and the victim.

212. Let the blood and the bruises define your legacy.

213. No matter how much you rehearse on that stage, once you add 30,000 screaming people with flashing cameras into the equation, it's pretty intense.

214. Do not allow people to dim your shine because they are blinded. Tell them to put on some sunglasses, cuz we were born this way bitch!

215. You have to be careful about how much you reveal to people that look up to you so much.

216. My fashion is part of who I am, and though I was not born with these clothes on, I was born this way.

217. I was very depressed when I was 19...I would go back to my apartment every day and I would just sit there. It was quiet and it was lonely. It was still. It was just my piano and myself. I had a television and I would leave it on all the time just to feel like somebody was hanging out with me.

218. Sexuality is half poison and half liberation. What's the line? I don't have a line.

219. I work very hard, but when God opens that door for you - when life opens that door for you, I should say - I think it's important to be giving, to return the love back.

220. I'm just a holy fool.

221. Fame is ultimately about the cycles of desire and how to do away with them or manage them well.

222. I'm obsessively opposed to the typical.

223. I don't care about money.

224. Love is just a history that they may prove and when your gone ill tell them my religion is you.

225. How I love David Bowie.

226. I don't want the 5 dollars in your pocket, I want your soul.

227. I already am a product.

228. I hate the truth so much that i'd rather have a giant dose of bulls**t any day.

229. I don't think that women need to smell interesting.

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