A list of Lady Gaga quotes. Here are the best quotes by Lady Gaga on various subjects, including creativity, fame, and public opinion. These international rock star Lady Gaga quotations cover the few years of her short but illustrious career, and include famous quotes from interviews and speeches. These memorable quotations have become part of the collective conscience of Lady Gaga's contemporaries and will be remembered for generations.
International super rock star Lady Gaga was born Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta in New York City. Best known for hits such as "Just Dance," "Telephone," and "The Edge of Glory," Lady Gaga has sold more than 64 million singles world wide and won five Grammy Awards to date. She has been named one of the most influential people in the world by Time Magazine, and Billboard announced that she made more than $25 million in 2011.
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I don't care what people think about me, I care what they think about themselves.
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.’
Prejudice is a disease. So is fashion. But I will not wear prejudice.
I'm not real. I'm theatre
I operate from a place of delusion-that’s what the Fame is all about... 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.
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**king 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.
The whole point of what I do-the Monster Ball, the music, the performance art aspect of it-I want to create a space for my fans where they can feel free and where they can celebrate because I didn't fit in in high school and I felt like a freak. So I like to create this atmosphere for my fans where they feel like they have a freak in me to hang with and they don't feel alone.
Creativity for me is religious.
It takes time to become myself every morning.
It's always wrong to hate, but it's never wrong to love.
Take My Picture, Hollywood! I Wanna Be a Star!
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.
You know, I have such an appreciation for where I am in my life because I've struggled and because I couldn't get signed, and because I couldn't get played on the radio, … There are times when it can be a lot to deal with but always when I get up in the morning I try to find that very joyful place that reminds me that I would die if someone took it all away. If someone did that I wouldn't be a person anymore.
I am a feminist. I reject wholeheartedly the way we are taught to perceive women. The beauty of women, how a woman should act or behave. Women are strong and fragile. Women are beautiful and ugly. We are soft-spoken and loud, all at once. There is something mind-controlling about the way we're taught to view women. My work, both visually and musically, is a rejection of all those things. And most importantly a quest.
Right now the only thing that I am concerned with in my life is being an artist … I had to suppress it for so many years in high school because I was made fun of but now I'm completely insulated in my box of insanity and I can do whatever I like.
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.
The outlet for my work is not just the music and the videos, it's every breathing moment of my life. I'm always saying something about art and music and fame.
People think I'm unusual but it's just that we haven't had anyone like this since the Seventies.
I have found that my work has to be both deep and shallow … All of my songs have meaning, all of my clothing has iconography buried into it. But by the same token, it's just as special if you look at it in its shallowest form. A quick moment of melody, a beautiful dress. People think, "Gaga's so sweet", or "Gaga sucks". The point is that it's memorable. For commercial art to be taken seriously as fine art is a very unusual and difficult task. I think that a lot of people don't get it and a lot of people don't know what to make of me. And, you know what? I'm OK with that.