61 of The Most Awesome Freddie Mercury Quotes

Freddie Mercury is best known as one of Rock music’s most engaging and flamboyant performers as the frontman for the band QUEEN. Queen had many hits in the 80’s and 90’s including the very operatic “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “We Will Rock You,” “Another One Bites the Dust” and many more.

Freddie was born as Farrokh Bulsa in Zanzibar, Tanzania. He attended boarding school in India where he studied piano. Later he attended London’s Ealing College of Art where he became friends with many musicians. Freddie Mercury had a 4 octave voice and that helped him stand out as a unique talent in the rock music world and that’s what gave Queen such a unique sound.

Freddie Mercury died of an AIDS-related pneumonia on November 24, 1991 at the youthful age of 45.


Freddie Mercury Quotes

We did extensive research, and these are our favorite quotes from Freddie.

  1. “When I’m dead, I want to be remembered as a musician of some worth and substance.”
  2. “I’m very emotional. I think I may go mad in several years time.”
  3. “The concept of Queen is to be regal and majestic. Glamour is part of us, and we want to be dandy.”
  4. “A concert is not a live rendition of our album. It’s a theatrical event.”
  5. “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”
  6. “My soul has painted like the wings of butterflies”
  7. “The reason we’re successful, darling? My overall charisma, of course.”
  8. “If I die tomorrow I will not regret. I really did everything I could.”
  9. “The whole point of Queen was to be original.”
  10. “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.”
  11. “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.”
  12. “Onstage, I am a devil. But I’m hardly a social reject.”
  13. “I dress to kill, but tastefully.”
  14. “It destroys the soul to hear that you’re all hype, that you have no talent, and that your whole career has been contrived.”
  15. “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!”
  16. “Who wants to live forever?”
  17. “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 .”
  18. “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.”
  19. “I’m hopeless with money; I simply spend what I’ve got.”
  20. “The bigger the better; in everything.”
  21. “If i had to do it all over again? Why not, I would do it a little bit differently.”
  22. “The reason we’re successful, darling? My overall charisma, of course.”
  23. “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.”
  24. “I think my melodies are superior to my lyrics.”
  25. “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.”
  26. “Years ago, I thought up the name Queen. It’s just a name. But it’s regal, obviously, and sounds splendid.”
  27. “Money can not buy happiness, but it can damn well give it!
  28. “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.”
  29. “The show must go on.”
  30. “Years ago, I thought up the name Queen. It’s just a name. But it’s regal, obviously, and -sounds splendid.”
  31. “It’s not a concert you are seeing, it’s a fashion show.”
  32. I like to be surrounded by splendid things.
  33. “We’ve gone overboard on every Queen album. But that’s Queen.”
    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.
  34. “Inside my heart is breaking, My make-up may be flaking, But my smile, still, stays on!”
    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.
  35. “I’m as gay as a daffodil, my dear!”
  36. “We’re a bit flashy, but the music’s not one big noise.”
  37. “If you see it there, darling, then it’s there.”
  38. If we’re weird onstage, I don’t know what you’d call the Tubes.”
  39. “Born to be kings, we’re the princes of the Universe!”
  40. “If you see it there, darling, then it’s there.” -Freddie Mercury, when asked the meaning of his lyrics.
  41. “”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.”
  42.  “You can be anything you want to be, just turn yourself into anything you think that you could ever be.”
  43. “The most important thing is to live a fabulous life. As long as it’s fabulous I don’t care how long it is.”
  44. “I always knew I was a star. And now, the rest of the world seems to agree with me.”
  45. “I’m possessed by love, but isn’t everybody?”
  46. “I like to be surrounded by splendid things.”
  47. “Dullness is a disease.”
  48. “What will I be doing in 20 years time? I’ll be dead, darling! Are you crazy?”
  49. “I’m just a musical prostitute, my dear.”
  50. “Modern paintings are like women, you’ll never enjoy them if you try to understand them.”
  51. “My soul is painted like the wings of butterflies, Fairy tales of yesterday will grow but never die, I can fly, my friends.”
  52. “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!”
  53. “I won’t be a rock star. I will be a legend.”
  54. “I always knew I was a star, and now the rest of the world seems to agree with me.
  55. “Money may not buy happiness, but it can damn well give it!
  56. “When the whole point of Queen was to be original.
  57. “I have fun with my clothes onstage; it’s not a concert you’re seeing, it’s a fashion show.
  58. “A concert is not a live rendition of our album. It’s a theatrical event.”
  59. “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.”
  60. “I was born to love you with every single beat of my heart. I was born to take care of you every single day of my life.
  61. “It’s a beautiful day, the sun is shining, I feel good, and no one’s gonna stop me now.”

 


Freddie Mercury Video – Top 10 Moments

Here is a great video with some of the best moments from Freddie’s career.

 

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