Top 50+ Freddie Mercury Quotes

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Freddy Mercury was born on the 5th September 1946 in Zanzibar, subsequently being educated in India at boarding schools, before returning to his place of birth. However, his family fled to the United Kingdom in 1964, as a result of unrest in Zanzibar.

Mercury formed Queen in 1970 with Brian May and Roger Taylor, launching what would become one of the most iconic rock bands in history, with Mercury being regarded as one of the best lead singers of all time, due in part to his stage persona and singing ability. Their hits include We are the champions, Don’t stop me now, Bohemian Rhapsody and many more. Furthermore, Mercury was a songwriter and producer for many other artists after Queen.

Sadly, he passed away on the 24th November 1991 following complications with AIDS, something he only admitted to having the day before and having kept quiet since being diagnosed in 1987. Countless awards and celebrations took place after his death, including being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, tribute concerts and Novello awards. Freddy Mercury was such an intrinsic part of so many lives that he was voted as number 58 on the poll of 100 Greatest Britons.

1. “Money can not buy happiness, but it can damn well give it!”

2. “Put out the good and keep the bad – don’t believe all you read in the Bible.”

3. “If i had to do it all over again? Why not, I would do it a little bit differently.”

4. “My soul has painted like the wings of butterflies, Fairy tales of yesterday will grow but never die, I can fly, my friends.”

5. “What will I be doing in twenty years’ time? I’ll be dead, darling! Are you crazy? ”

6. “Is Billy Idol just doing a bad Elvis pout, or was he born that way?”

7. “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. I fall in love much too quickly and that results in me getting badly hurt. The problem with love is that you lose control and that is a very vulnerable state to be in. I would love to really have a beautiful relationship with somebody, but it never seems to work out. What I would like most of all is to be in a state of blissful love.”

8. “If i had to do it all over again? Why not, I would do it a little bit differently.”

9. “Rod Stewart, Elton John and I were going to form a band called Hair, Nose & Teeth after the three of us. But it hasn’t happened because none of us can agree on the order of the words!”

10. “Who wants to live forever?”

11. “Get on your bikes and ride!”

12. “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”

13. “We don’t do it for the money… we do it for the music.”

14. “When I’m dead, I want to be remembered as a musician of some worth and substance.”

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15. “I never thought of myself as the leader. The most important person, perhaps.”

16. “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.”

17. “I’m not afraid to speak out, and say things that I want to do, or do the things that I want to do, so um, I think in the end, being natural, and being, being actually genuine is what wins.”

18. “Excess is part of my nature. Dullness is a disease. I really need danger and excitement. I’m never scared of putting myself out on a limb.”

19. “There’s one thing we’re all waiting for, it’s Peace on earth and end to war, it’s the miracle we need… The Miracle!”

20. “I always knew I was a star, and now the rest of the world seems to agree with me.”

21. “I’m a very emotional person, a person of real extremes, and that’s often destructive both to myself and others.”

22. “One year of love is better than a lifetime alone.”

23. “My songs are like Bic razors. For fun, for modern consumption. You listen to it, like it, discard it, then on to the next. Disposable pop.”

24. “I’m hopeless with money; I simply spend what I’ve got.”

25. “What you must understand is that my voice comes from the energy of the audience. The better they are, the better I get.”

26. “I don’t talk to everybody, so they don’t really know the real me. I don’t think anybody will.”

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27. “I think my melodies are superior to my lyrics.”

28. “In terms of love, you’re not in control and I hate that feeling. I seem to write a lot of sad songs because I’m a very tragic person. But there’s always an element of humour at the end.”

29. “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 ”

30. “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!”

31. “I have fun with my clothes onstage; it’s not a concert you’re seeing, it’s a fashion show.”

32. “It’s boring to be 70, I don’t want to be there, I’ll be dead and gone, I don’t have any aspirations to be 70.”

33. “Onstage, I am a devil. But I’m hardly a social reject.”

34. “If i had to do it all over again? Why not, I would do it a little bit differently.”

35. “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.”

36. “We’ve gone overboard on every Queen album. But that’s Queen.”

37. “It destroys the soul to hear that you’re all hype, that you have no talent, and that your whole career has been contrived.”

38. “Dullness is a disease.”

39. “Modern paintings are like women, you’ll never enjoy them if you try to understand them.”

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40. “I’m very emotional; I think I may go mad in several years’ time.”

41. “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.”

42. “It’s not a concert you are seeing, it’s a fashion show.”

43. “I’m possessed by love – but isn’t everybody?”

44. “I won’t be a rock star. I will be a legend.”

45. “The reason we’re successful, darling? My overall charisma, of course”

46. “What will I be doing in twenty years’ time? I’ll be dead, darling! Are you crazy?”

47. “Led Zeppelin is the greatest. Robert Plant is one of the most original vocalists of our time. As a rock band they deserve the kind of success they’re getting.”

48. “If I die tomorrow I will not regret. I really did everything I could.”

49. “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.”

50. “When I’m dead are they going to remember me ? I don’t really think about it, it’s up to them. When I’m dead, who cares ? I don’t.”

51. “We’ve gone overboard on every Queen album. But that’s Queen.”

52. “I always knew I was a star. And now, the rest of the world seems to agree with me.”

53. “If it’s planned, it’s boring”

54. “Who wants to live forever? ”

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55. “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 idolisation and millions of pounds. But it’s prevented me from having the one thing we all need: A loving, ongoing relationship.”

56. “We’re a bit flashy, but the music’s not one big noise.”

57. “If you see it there, darling, then it’s there.”

58. “Modern paintings are like women, you’ll never enjoy them if you try to understand them.”

59. “The most important thing is to live a fabulous life. As long as it’s fabulous I don’t care how long it is.”

60. “I like people to go away from a Queen show feeling fully entertained, having had a good time.”

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