Freddie Mercury quotes

Born
Frances 5 September, 1946 Stone Town, Sultanate of Zanzibar (now Tanzania).

Died
24 November 1991.

Occupation
Songwriter, singer.

Freddie Mercury was a British singer, songwriter and record producer, best known as the lead vocalist of the rock band Queen. He was known for his flamboyant stage persona and four-octave vocal range.

I won’t be a rock star. I will be a legend.
– Freddie Mercury
I think my melodies are superior to my lyrics.
– Freddie Mercury
A concert is not a live rendition of our album. It’s a theatrica! event.
– Freddie Mercury
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
I always knew I was a star And now, the rest of the world seems to agree with me.
– Freddie Mercury
I’m not into business at all.
– Freddie Mercury
The others don’t like my interviews. And frankly, I don’t care much for theirs.
– Freddie Mercury
What will I be doing in twenty years’ time? I’ll be dead, darling! Are you crazy?
– Freddie Mercury
Onstage, I am a devil. But I’m hardly a social reject.
– Freddie Mercury
I’m hopeless with money; I simply spend what I’ve got.
– Freddie Mercury
I dress to kill, but tastefully.
– Freddie Mercury
I like to be surrounded by splendid things.
– 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
The lavish presentation appeals to me, and I’ve got to convince the others.
– Freddie Mercury
I have fun with my clothes onstage; it’s not a concert you’re seeing, it’s a fashion show.
– 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
When the whole point of Queen was to be original.
– Freddie Mercury
Who wants to live forever?
– Freddie Mercury
We’re a bit flashy, but the music’s not one big noise.
– Freddie Mercury
I got my diploma from Ealing College of Art, in graphics and illustration.
– Freddie Mercury
I want to lead the Victorian life, surrounded by exquisite clutter.
– Freddie Mercury
When I’m dead, I want to be remembered as a musician of some worth and substance.
– Freddie Mercury
Is Billy Idol just doing a bad Elvis pout, or was he born that way?
– Freddie Mercury
I’m very emotional; I think I may go mad in several years’ time.
– 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
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
But, you know, we spent two years putting our act together.
– Freddie Mercury
I’m just a musical prostitute, my dear.
– 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
Money may not buy happiness, but it can damn well give it!
– 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