40 Freddie Mercury Quotes That Will Mean the World to You

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These Freddie Mercury Quotes Represent Everything Beautiful in This World

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Obviously, if you're reading this you might be a Queen fan. I remember coveting The Greatest Hits album in my mom's car growing up. And watching the Academy Award winning movie, Bohemian Rhapsody reinvigorated my love of Queen and of course, Freddie Mercury. The face of Queen was truly a groundbreaking musician whose words of wisdom live on all around us. His songs will always be around us but so should his amazing, inspiring, quotes.

Freddie Mercury Quotes

  • "I'm as gay as a daffodil, my dear!"

  • "Money may not buy happiness, but it can damn well give it!"

  • "I am a romantic, but I do put up a barrier around myself, so it is hard for people to get in and to know the real me."

  • "A lot of my songs are fantasy. I can dream up all kinds of things. That's the kind of world I live in. It's very sort of flamboyant, and that's the kind of way I write. I love it."

  • "Put out the good and keep the bad - don't believe all you read in the Bible."

  • "I think my melodies are superior to my lyrics."

  • "I love the fact that I can make people happy, in any form. Even if it's just an hour of their lives, if I can make them feel lucky or make them feel good, or bring a smile to a sour face, that to me is worthwhile."

  • "I won't be a rock star. I will be a legend."

  • "I'm just a musical prostitute, my dear."

  • "I want to lead the Victorian life, surrounded by exquisite clutter."

  • "When I'm dead, I want to be remembered as a musician of some worth and substance."

  • "Dullness is a disease."

  • "If I die tomorrow I will not regret. I really did everything I could."

Best Freddie Mercury Quotes

  • "What will I be doing in twenty years' time? I'll be dead, darling! Are you crazy?"

  • "I always knew I was a star and now, the rest of the world seems to agree with me."

  • "I'm very emotional; I think I may go mad in several years' time."

  • "I just like having fun. It's a very good release, rock music, but you know you say that I am a different person on stage and that same thing could be said of anyone going out to do his job. It's my work, and I'm very serious about it, getting it right - when we began, we approached it the way we did because we were not prepared to be out-of-work musicians, ever. We said either take it on as a serious commodity or don't do it at all."

  • "The concept of Queen is to be regal and majestic. Glamour is part of us, and we want to be dandy."

  • "A concert is not a live rendition of our album. It's a theatrical event."

  • "When we began, we approached it the way we did because we were not prepared to be out-of-work musicians, ever. We said either take it on as a serious commodity or don't do it at all."

  • "You can be anything you want to be, just turn yourself into anything you think that you could ever be."

  • "The reason we're successful darling? My overall charisma of course."

  • "I dress to kill, but tastefully."

  • "Oh, I was not made for heaven. No, I don't want to go to heaven. Hell is much better. Think of all the interesting people you're going to meet down there!"

  • "You can have everything in the world and still be the loneliest man. And that is the most bitter type of loneliness, success has brought me world idolization and millions of pounds. But it's prevented me from having the one thing we all need; a loving, ongoing relationship."

  • "I'm possessed by love, but isn't everybody?"

  • "When I'm dead I want to be remembered as a musician of some worth and substance."

  • "Listen, if you guys wanna move around a bit and shake your asses, it's okay. It's okay by us. You can take all your clothes off if you like, too. It doesn't matter."

Quotes by Freddie Mercury

  • "I like to be surrounded by splendid things."

  • "When I'm dead, who cares? I won't."

  • "The more I open up the more I get hurt so basically what happens is I'm just riddled with scars."

  • "Can you imagine how terrible it is when you've got everything and you're still desperately lonely? That is awful beyond words."

  • "We're a bit flashy, but the music's not one big nose."

  • "Our love affair ended in tears but a deep bond grew out of it, and that's something nobody can take away from us. It's unreachable. All my lovers ask me why they can't replace her, but it's simply impossible. I don't feel jealous of her lovers because of course, she has a life to lead, and so do I. Basically, I try to make sure she's happy with whoever she's with and she tries to do the same for me. We look after each other and that's a wonderful form of love. I might have all the problems in the world, but I have Mary and that gets me through."

  • "I'm not afraid to speak out and say the things that I want to, or do the things I want to do. So I think in the end being neutral and being actually genuine is what wins, and I hope it comes out in my songs."

  • "We break a lot of rules. It's unheard of to combine opera with a rock anthem, my dear."

  • "I'm very emotional; I think I may go mad in several years' time."

  • "Modern paintings are like women, you'll never enjoy them if you try to understand them."

  • "Does it mean this, does it mean that, that's all anybody wants to know. I'd say what any decent poet would say if anyone dared ask him to analyze his work: if you see it, darling, then it's there!"

  • "The show must go on."

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