The most important thing, darling, is to live a fabulous life. As long as it's fabulous, I don't care how long it is.
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.
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.
Jimi Hendrix is very important. He's my idol. He sort of epitomizes, from his presentation on stage, the whole works of a rock star. There's no way you can compare him. You either have the magic or you don't. There's no way you can work up to it. There's nobody who can take his place.
I never carry money, just like the real Queen. If I fancy something in a shop I always ask someone on our staff to buy it.
This thing called love, it cries like a baby in a cradle all night. It swings, it jives, it shakes all over like a jelly fish. I kinda like it.
A concert is not a live rendition of our album. It's a theatrical event. I have fun with my clothes onstage; it's not a concert you're seeing, it's a fashion show.
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.
I'm a very emotional person, a person of real extremes, and that's often destructive both to myself and others.
I'm so powerful in stage that I seem to have created a monster. When I'm performing I'm an extrovert, yet inside I'm a completely different man.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I don't like the way my teeth protrude. I'm going to have them done, but I just haven't had the time. Apart from that... I'm perfect.
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.
The most important thing is to live a fabulous life. As long as it's fabulous I don't care how long it is.
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.
I'm a Freddie Mercury fan. (In response to an interviewer backstage at a Queen concert at the LA Forum, who asked: Can I tell my viewers that Michael Jackson is a Queen fan?
I want to ride my bicycle bicycle bicycle; I want to ride my bicycle; I want to ride my bike; I want to ride my bicycle; I want to ride it where I like...; I don't believe in Peter Pan, Frankenstein or Superman; All I wanna do is bicycle, bicycle, bicycle.
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!
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!
My soul has painted like the wings of butterflies,
Fairy tales of yesterday will grow but never die,
I can fly, my friends.
Can you imagine how terrible it is when you've got everything and you're still desperately lonely? That is awful beyond words.
What you must understand is that my voice comes from the energy of the audience. The better they are, the better I get.
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!
I Want To Ride My Bicycle I Want To Ride My Bike I Want To Ride My bicycle I Want To Ride It Where I Like.
About ten years ago, I knew three chords on the guitar. Now, in 1982, I know three chords on the guitar.
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.
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.
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.
My soul has painted like the wings of butterflies, Fairy tales of yesterday will grow but never die, I can fly, my friends.
You can be anything you want to be, just turn yourself into anything you think that you could ever be.
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.
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 .
Back in the old days, we were often compared to Led Zeppelin. If we did something with harmony, it was the Beach Hoys. Something heavy was Led Zeppelin.
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.
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.
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.
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.
One night Roger was in a foul mood and he threw his entire bloody drumset across the stage. The thing only just missed me -- I might have been killed.
Years ago, I thought up the name Queen. It's just a name. But it's regal, obviously, and -sounds splendid.
It destroys the soul to hear that you're all hype, that you have no talent, and that your whole career has been contrived.