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Freddie Mercury Quotes and Sayings

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A concert is not a live rendition of our album.
It's a theatrica!
event.
- Freddie Mercury

I'm very emotional; I think I may go mad in several years' time.
- Freddie Mercury

What will I be doing in twenty years' time? I'll be dead,
darling!
Are you crazy?
- Freddie Mercury

I was never too keen on the British music press.
They've called us a supermarket hype,
and they used to suggest that we didn't write our own songs.
- Freddie Mercury

 

Years ago, I thought up the name Queen.
It's just a name.
But it's regal, obviously, and -sounds splendid.
- Freddie Mercury

We were disliked by the press in the early days because
they couldn't put their finger on us,
and that was the case with Zeppelin as well.
- Freddie Mercury

The lavish presentation appeals to me,
and I've got to convince the others.
- Freddie Mercury

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I guess I've always lived the glamorous life of a star.
It 's nothing new - I used to spend down to the last dime.
- Freddie Mercury

The reason we're successful, darling? My overall charisma,
of course.
- Freddie Mercury

I won't be a rock star.
I will be a legend.
- Freddie Mercury

I like to be surrounded by splendid things.
- Freddie Mercury

I'm just a musical prostitute, my dear.
- Freddie Mercury

I want to lead the Victorian life, surrounded by exquisite clutter.
- Freddie Mercury

I got my diploma from Ealing College of Art,
in graphics and illustration.
- Freddie Mercury

I'm not into business at all.
- Freddie Mercury

We're a bit flashy, but the music's not one big noise.
- Freddie Mercury

Is Billy Idol just doing a bad Elvis pout,
or was he born that way?
- Freddie Mercury

I dress to kill, but tastefully.
- Freddie Mercury

I'm hopeless with money; I simply spend what I've got.
- Freddie Mercury

It destroys the soul to hear that you're all hype,
that you have no talent, and that your whole career has been contrived.
- Freddie Mercury

I think my melodies are superior to my lyrics.
- Freddie Mercury

We've gone overboard on every Queen album.
But that's Queen.
- Freddie Mercury

One night Roger was in a foul mood and he threw his
entire bloody drumset across the stage.
The thing only just missed me - I might have been killed.
- Freddie Mercury

When I'm dead, I want to be remembered as a musician
of some worth and substance.
- Freddie Mercury

I always knew I was a star And now, the rest of the
world seems to agree with me.
- Freddie Mercury

We're a very expensive group; we break a lot of rules.
It's unheard of to combine opera with a rock theme,
my dear .
- Freddie Mercury

If we're weird onstage, I don't know what you'd call the Tubes.
- Freddie Mercury

Onstage, I am a devil.
But I'm hardly a social reject.
- Freddie Mercury

Back in the old days, we were often compared to Led Zeppelin.
If we did something with harmony, it was the Beach Hoys.
Something heavy was Led Zeppelin.
- Freddie Mercury

You know, I designed the Queen crest.
I simply combined all the creatures that represent
our star signs-and I don't even believe in astrology.
- Freddie Mercury

In the early days, we just wore black onstage.
Very bold, my dear.
Then we introduced white, for variety,
and it simply grew and grew.
- Freddie Mercury

I have fun with my clothes onstage; it's not a concert you're seeing,
it's a fashion show.
- Freddie Mercury

Money may not buy happiness, but it can damn well give it!
- Freddie Mercury

But, you know, we spent two years putting our act together.
- Freddie Mercury

The others don't like my interviews.
And frankly, I don't care much for theirs.
- Freddie Mercury

Who wants to live forever?
- Freddie Mercury

When the whole point of Queen was to be original.
- Freddie Mercury

And, we have no such thing as a budget anymore.
Our manager freaks when we show him the bill.
We're lavish to the bone, but all our money goes back into the product.
- Freddie Mercury

These capitalists generally act harmoniously and in concert,
to fleece the people.
- Abraham Lincoln

I think there is a new awareness in this 21st century
that design is as important to where and how we live as it is for museums,
concert halls and civic buildings.
- Daniel Libeskind

I think seeing Pryor's first movie, Live In Concert,
when I was in high school changed my life.
Pryor really put the heart in darkness for me.
- Marc Maron

When you talk about the Final Fantasy series,
the series started selling better after 7,
and that was the base idea for the center of the set list for the LA concert.
- Nobuo Uematsu

So okay, I accepted, and I realized while working for
that concert that I'd been missing something very important and vital to me,
and that something was music.
- Joseph Jarman

A concert is a concert is a concert is a concert.
An album is an album is an album is an album.
Musically, both have nothing in common.
- Klaus Schulze

The first willing concert I went to was Aerosmith when I was like 14.
- Edward Furlong

I get more anxious than nervous before a concert.
- Miley Cyrus

Once I understood Bach's music, I wanted to be a concert pianist.
Bach made me dedicate my life to music,
and it was that teacher who introduced me to his world.
- Nina Simone

Throughout the evening I would be recording these long
saxophone delays and about four hours into the concert,
if I wanted to take a break I would just play back the saxophone.
- Terry Riley

And it wasn't until '84 when I was first asked to come
to Sweden and do an album and concert tour.
- Wanda Jackson

In that, Blade 2 is very much like a rock concert...
if it's too loud, you're too old.
- Guillermo del Toro

We just want kids to come to our concert and forget about everything.
- Joel Madden

Every evening, I come home tired and have just enough
energy to fill out the endless tax forms,
to pay bills, not to let my house neglected and to
hear the radio concert for an hour.
- Fritz Zwicky

I do remember being in high school and trying to go to an Outlaws concert,
but I was too drunk and ended up in trouble with the
police at some truck stop on 95 in Connecticut.
- Jim Coleman

The Millennium Stadium thing was for the Tsunami concert.
It was a thing that I think every band in the country
would have liked to be a part of at the time that it happened.
- Kelly Jones

I decided during my teens that I wasn't going to have
the life of a concert pianist,
much to the chagrin of a lot of people who had put a lot of money into me!
- Cy Coleman

And at the same time, I had my very first concert at the age of 16.
I hadn't heard a symphony orchestra before,
and I was so deeply impressed I said I have to be a conductor.
- Kurt Masur

I accepted an offer to do a concert for the reopening of the Mall of Memphis.
- Johnny Rivers

Every day we make more progress toward understanding the concert hall.
- Esa-Pekka Salonen

Now, I was the Summer Concert guy.
I played every Summer concert there was.
- John Sebastian

Let us be clear: I take ten times more money for a
concert than for an opera performance.
- Placido Domingo

I love pulling people into concert halls who might
not otherwise go and getting their ears tuned.
- David Ogden Stiers

The Band never really played big concert tours.
We never sold millions and millions of albums.
- Levon Helm

I saw George Bush at a benefit concert actually waving at Stevie Wonder.
Someone had to tell him 'he can't see you'.
- Anne Robinson

I enjoy doing both of them very much,
concert work particularly, and the division varies from season to season.
- Sarah Caldwell

I love doing concert music.
- Les Baxter

In those days a concert was a personal experience.
I wanted to be as close as possible to the audience,
and of course big stadiums didn't enable you to do that.
It wasn't my style.
- Cat Stevens

Country fans need to support country music by buying
albums and concert tickets for traditional artists
or the music will just fade away.
And that would be really sad.
- George Jones

The fans have been really incredible everywhere we've been.
You want to make sure you put on the best concert of
your life to show them how appreciative you are.
- Jonathan Davis

I had a number of very strong personalities in my family.
My father was a concert flutist, the solo flute for Toscanini.
- Francis Ford Coppola

You can't be pregnant in leotards, and this is the
last chance for us to get our bodies into the shape
of concert dancers and capture it with the magic of film.
- Patrick Swayze

Not necessarily in one concert, but they're all there
to be used if you want to use them.
- Fred Frith


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