Lady Gaga Quotes

I think if you ever backtrack or if you ever show a sign of insecurity, I think it shows sort of a weakness in the idea. Stop analyzing everything so much. Analysis ultimately, I think, leads to divisiveness. 

2013

F*ck music, f*ck fashion. It’s all about being free and being proud to be a woman. 

2013

I am tougher than most chicks. I would say that I am tougher than most people. I am rarely truly shaken to my core in an ego-driven way. Of course things can catch me off guard, but for the most part I’m pretty focused on the work, and that sort of saves me from all the noise. It’s easy when you become successful to feel that shallow pool of water pulling you closer and closer. So you just have to remind yourself: That’s not me, remember? And it only takes a second. 

2012

I hate the truth so much that I would prefer a giant dose of bullshit any day. 

2012

We do not make a distinction between the bully and the victim. Each person is an equally important and valuable member of society . . . Bullies were born this way too. 

2012

I was acutely aware of some photos on the internet – my mum called me and was like, “Did you gain weight?” – everybody was telling me about it, and I didn’t really care. But when I heard it was on the news, where they talk about wars, the economy crashing and the election – I just thought, ‘This is f*cking ridiculous.’ I mean, what kind of example is that to a young girl sitting at home? I thought, well I don’t really care if they think I’m fat, because, quite honestly, I did gain about 30 pounds. Adele is bigger than me, how come nobody says anything about it? She’s so wonderful and I think her confidence is something I have to match. She has set the bar very high for a lot of woman. I need to be a confident woman and just say politically active things when I can that are helpful to young people. 

2012

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. 

2011

There is the fame monster, as you can see, but it also comes from within. It will only change you and affect you if you allow it to. You have to reject all the evils of it and try to turn all the positive things that you can use about fame into great things. Like Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell. That’s me turning my fame into something that is positive and makes me feel good about my life. 

2011

I want for people in the universe, my fans and otherwise, to essentially use me as an escape. I am the jester to the kingdom. I am the route out. 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 . . . Because as an artist and as a performer, the person that they look up to create this space of freedom and escapism, I want to give my fans nothing less than the greatest album of the decade. I don’t want to give them something trendy. I want to give them the future. 

2011

I want for people in the universe, my fans and otherwise, to essentially use me as an escape. I am the jester to the kingdom. I am the route out. 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 . . . Because as an artist and as a performer, the person that they look up to create this space of freedom and escapism, I want to give my fans nothing less than the greatest album of the decade. I don’t want to give them something trendy. I want to give them the future. 

2011

Sometimes, being onstage is like having sex with my fans. They’re the only people on the planet who in an instant can make me just lose it. 

2011

I am quite literally chest open, exposed, open-heart surgery every night on that stage, bleeding for my fans and my music. It’s so funny when people say, ‘It’s amazing to see how hard you work.’ We’re supposed to work hard! I have the world at my fingertips. I am not going to saunter around the stage doing pelvic thrusts and lip-synching. That’s not at all why I am in this. I don’t feel spiritually connected to anyone in Hollywood makeup and a gown with diamond earrings on. I am just a different breed. I want to be your cool older sister who you feel really connected with, who you feel understands you and refuses to judge anything about you because she’s been there. 

2011

I see myself in them. I was this really bad, rebellious misfit of a person—I still am—sneaking out, going to clubs, drugs, alcohol, older men, younger men. You imagine it, I did it. I was just a bad kid. And I look at them, and every show there’s a little more eyeliner, a little more freedom, and a little more ‘I don’t give a fuck about the bullies at my school.’ For some reason, the fans didn’t become more Top 40. They become even more of this cult following. It’s very strange and exciting. 

2011

I had such obstacles with drugs and rejection and people not believing in me. It's been a very long and continuous road that I love, but it's hard to just chalk it up to myself. I have to believe there's something greater than myself. 

2011

I’m not real. I’m theatre. 

2011

I'm very religious. I was raised Catholic. I believe in Jesus. I believe in God. I'm very spiritual. I pray very much. But at the same time, there is no one religion that doesn't hate or speak against or be prejudiced against another racial group or religious group, and -- or sexual group. For that, I think religion is also bogus. 

2010

My admiration for the gay community comes from an incredibly steadfast and joyful courage and very bravery that they have for one another, for their community. To -- to be gay and to live openly in this society is something that requires a tremendous amount of strength and steadfastness. And I admire that. And I envy it in so many ways, because it is something that I, as a woman, do not always wholeheartedly possess. 

2010

I'm not interested in being a perfect placid pop singer that looks great in bikinis and is on the cover of every magazine. 

I'm more interested in helping my fans to love who they are and helping them to reject prejudice and reject those things that they're taught from society to not like themselves. 

2010

I just refuse to stop. I probably should take a break and go on vacation. But I'd rather die on stage. Not under a palm tree. 

2010

Prejudice is a disease. So is fashion. But I will not wear prejudice. 

2010

GaGa is not a character. There's the fashion, the music, the films and the videos. Everything that you see is an extension of me. It's not a character that I play on television. 

2009

From a songwriting perspective, I definitely care about lyrics and melodies that resonate with people's souls and in their brains. I want to make something that will truly mobilize the international heart. 

2009

I definitely follow my heart, but I would say the catalyst for making music and all art is to make something that's beautiful. I've always believed that art is beauty, and beauty is art. 

2009

I don’t really have time to date – my art is too important. I don’t know about love, so I write about nostalgia. You can’t have both success and love – so I’m married to my art. I don’t give a f*** about love! 

2009

I wouldn’t say it’s annoying to be compared to Madonna, but it’s more annoying when i get multiple celebrity comparisons at once…and they are all blonde females. I feel like nobody really makes the effort to try to come up with better references. 

2008