Quotes by Lady Gaga
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Wikipedia Summary for Lady Gaga
Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta ( STEF-ən-ee JUR-mə-NOT-ə; born March 28, 1986), known professionally as Lady Gaga, is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. She is known for her image reinventions and musical versatility. Gaga began performing as a teenager, singing at open mic nights and acting in school plays. She studied at Collaborative Arts Project 21, through New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, before dropping out to pursue a career in music. After Def Jam Recordings canceled her contract, she worked as a songwriter for Sony/ATV Music Publishing, where she signed a joint deal with Interscope Records and Akon's label, KonLive Distribution, in 2007. Gaga rose to prominence the following year with her debut studio album, The Fame, and its chart-topping singles "Just Dance" and "Poker Face". The album was later reissued to include the EP The Fame Monster (2009), which yielded the successful singles "Bad Romance", "Telephone", and "Alejandro".
Gaga's five succeeding studio albums all debuted atop the US Billboard 200. Her second full-length album, Born This Way (2011), explored electronic rock and techno-pop and sold more than one million copies in its first week. Its title track became the fastest-selling song on the iTunes Store, with over one million downloads in less than one week. Following her EDM-influenced third album, Artpop (2013) and its lead single "Applause", Gaga released the jazz album Cheek to Cheek (2014) with Tony Bennett and the country pop and soft rock-influenced album Joanne (2016). She also ventured into acting, playing leading roles in the miniseries American Horror Story: Hotel (2015–2016), for which she received a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress, and the critically acclaimed musical drama film A Star Is Born (2018). Her contributions to the latter's soundtrack, which spawned the chart-topping single "Shallow", made her the first woman to win an Academy, Grammy, BAFTA, and Golden Globe Award in one year. Gaga returned to her dance-pop roots with her sixth studio album, Chromatica (2020), which yielded the number-one single "Rain on Me".
Having sold 124 million records as of 2014, Gaga is one of the world's best-selling music artists and the fourth highest-earning female musician of the 2010s. Her achievements include 12 Grammy Awards, various Guinness World Records, awards from the Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Council of Fashion Designers of America, and recognition as Billboard's Artist of the Year (2010) and Woman of the Year (2015). She has also been included in several Forbes' power rankings and was ranked fourth on VH1's Greatest Women in Music (2012). Time magazine named her as one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2010 and 2019, and placed her on their All-Time 100 Fashion Icons list. Her philanthropy and activism focus on mental health awareness and LGBT rights; in 2012, she founded the Born This Way Foundation, a non-profit organization aiming to empower youth, improve mental health, and prevent bullying. Gaga's business ventures include Haus Laboratories, a vegan cosmetics brand that launched in 2019.
Depression doesn't take away your talents--it just makes them harder to find.
Do not allow people to dim your shine because they are blinded. Tell them to put on some sunglasses.
Do not allow people to dim your shine because they are blinded. Tell them to put on some sunglasses because we were born this way.
Some women choose to follow men, and some women choose to follow their dreams.
Some women choose to follow men, and some women choose to follow their dreams. If you're wondering which way to go, remember that your career will never wake up and tell you that it doesn't love you anymore.
The scrutiny that young people face on social media can lead to anxiety, depression, and even suicidal thoughts.
Live your eyeliner, breathe your lipstick.
Live your eyeliner, breathe your lipstick, and kill for each other
-Lady Gaga via twitter.
Help me hold my hair back walk me home 'cause I can't find a cab. And we dance down the bowery held hands like we were 17 again. And then it's 4am.The sun is creepin' up again. Don't you leave me,oh, darling don't you leave me.
This thing that I do with caring about the message in my music, it's not separate from my work as a commercial artist; they're totally one and the same. I'm always going to be thinking about what my voice means.
I want to -- more than anything -- to create a moment that people will never forget. Not for me, but for themselves. That's what I remember about great Super Bowl performances in the past, when you really get lost in the moment with your family.
I was always trying -- I never wanted to let my fans down; I always wanted them to see me in my art form.
I've suffered through depression and anxiety my entire life.
I've suffered through depression and anxiety my entire life. I just want these kids to know that this modern thing, where everyone is feeling shallow and less connected…that's not human.
Together we hope to establish a standard of Bravery and Kindness, as well as a community worldwide that protects and nurtures others in the face of bullying and abandonment.
I believe that if you have revolutionary potential, you must make the world a better place.
I believe that if you have revolutionary potential, you must make the world a better place and use it.
You ought to pity me 'cause there's always one man to love But in the bedroom the size of him's more than enough.
When I was younger, I felt pressure to become someone else once I became successful. But it's the intention of the work that's changed. I have fans now. I have a new purpose: to remind them that I am one of them, that we are one another. My consciousness has changed.
There is something in the way that we are now, with our cell phones, and people are not looking at each other and not being in the moment with each other, that kids feel isolated.
I used to be so delusional. I always imagined I could be more than I was, and eventually I grew and evolved into that person.
When I die, they'll say Lady Gaga was special but her fans, her Monsters, they were really something.
All the awards in the world, you can get into all the nightclubs, they'll send you the nicest clothes. Nothing better than walking into your dad's restaurant and seeing a smile on his face and knowing that your mom and dad and your sister are real proud of you.
Joanne' is a progression for me. It was about going into the studio and forgetting that I was famous.
Returning to your family and where you came from, and your history... this is what makes you strong. It's not looking out that's going to do that -- it's looking in.
Prejudice is a disease. And when they come for you, or refuse your worth, I will be ready for their stones. I belong to you.
I don't want to be remembered as anything but brave. The only good intention to make money is to help others. I want to be Oprah. I want to be Melinda Gates. If I ever sell products other than my talents, then it will be to give more to others.
I was changing my outfits, my looks, my wig, sometimes several times a day. That's when I know my soul is restless.
There's this idea that it's all natural, but everything's been staged to look natural. It is also an invention. It's just that my inventions are different. I often get asked about my artifice, but isn't fashion based on the idea that we can create a fantasy?
I went out into the woods for a few days. I just disconnected from everything and allowed myself to be free and be human. Because, that's what makes you really good, if you can be vulnerable, if you can be vulnerable on stage.
A glamorous life is quite different to a life of luxury. I don't need luxury. For years, I was practically broke but I was still very vain and glamorous. And I still am.
You can be whoever you choose to become in the future, just do it. Just see it and visualize it and every day of your life project that about yourself.
If anyone tells you that you can't achieve your dreams, or puts you down, make your hand into a claw and tell them you're a little monster and you can do whatever the f*** you want.
The only thing that I am concerned with in life is being an artist .. I had to suppress 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.
Be inspired to ignore their ignorant message, and feel gratitude in your heart that you are not burdened or addicted to hate, as they are.
No matter gay, straight or bi, lesbian, transgendered life, I'm on the right track baby I was born to survive.
I'm beautiful in my way 'cause God makes no mistakes. I'm on the right track baby, I was born this way.
If you're going through a dark time... don't ever give up. You can always make your way back to the other end of that circle and find your happiness again.
Put your hands up and cheer for yourselves! You are strong, you are brave, you are confident, and I f*ing love you, Israel.
This means more to me than any Grammy I could ever win ... It will take a village and an army, some countries and continents to make bullying a hate crime.
Basically I can't sleep without every single song I'm writing repeating endlessly, but I'm loving it again. Embracing the torture, as I'm assaulted by my own thoughts. Like a locust giving birth to earworms. Eeeeew!
For some people, fame kills it and becomes more important than the music or the performance. But for me fame is like rocket fuel. The more my fans like what I'm doing, the more I want to give back to them. And my passion is so strong I can't sleep -- I haven'tslept for three days.
I want women -- and men -- to feel empowered by a deeper and more psychotic part of themselves. The part they're always trying desperately to hide. I want that to become something that they cherish.
Don't hide yourself in regret,
Just love yourself and you're set
I'm on the right track, baby
I was born this way.
You may never reach that glorious moment until you die, so live life on the edge halfway between heaven and hell...and let's all dance in the middle in purgatory.
O, say does that star-spangled flag of pride yet wave? O'er the land of the free, and the home for the gay!
Everyone can access the parts of themselves that are great. I'm just a girl from New York City who decided to do this, after all. Rule the world! What's life worth living if you don't rule it?
In fact, the Alejandro video...is a celebration of my love and appreciation for the gay community, my admiration of their bravery, and their love for one another, their courage in their relationships.
There are some people in this world that believe being gay is a choice. It's not a choice, we're born this way.
I very much want to inject gay culture into the mainstream. It's not an underground tool for me. It's my whole life.
I have been addicted to it, and it's ultimately related to anxiety coping, and it's a form of self-medication, and I was smoking up to 15 to 20 marijuana cigarettes a day with no tobacco.
It's sort of like my past is an unfinished painting, and as the artist of that painting, I must fill in all the ugly holes and make it beautiful again.
They say that this country is free, and they say that this country is equal, but it is not equal if it's 'sometimes'...We need change now. We demand actions now.
I'm not a feminist. I hail men, I love men. I celebrate American male culture, and beer, and bars and muscle cars.
I'm terrified of babies I think, creatively as a woman, you change once you give birth. I'm totally not ready for that.
Music and visual performance have to influence each other. Designers and musicians have to be the nexus of all things pop culture, so I think about designers when I'm making music.
My grandmother is basically blind, but she can make out the lighter parts, like my skin and hair. She says, 'I can see you, because you have no pants on.' So I'll continue to wear no pants so that my grandma can see me.
I realized that it's my own fault that people take advantage of me. I should be around people who cherish my talents, my health, my time. I'm not a pawn for anyone's future business. I'm an artist. I deserve better than to be loyal to people who only believe in me because I make money.
They're not prosthetics. They're my bones. They come out when I'm inspired. They've always been inside of me, but I have been waiting for the right time to reveal to the universe who I truly am.
Some artists want your money so they can buy Range Rovers and diamond bracelets, but I don't care about that kind of stuff. I want your soul.
I'm a single girl. I like to have a good time. I just sleep with the guys in the band all the time because it's easier.
I see love in black and white. Passion in shades of gris. But when it comes to you and I, color is all I see.
The Monster Ball is by nature a protest: A youth church experience to speak out and celebrate against all forms of discrimination + prejudice.
I remember the first show I had there were about 3 people, at least there was somebody. The next one was about 30. Then a couple years later there were 300 people and before I knew it there were 3,000... Then one day, I opened my eyes and there were 300,000 singing all my lyrics.
In the deepest hour of the night I confess to myself three things; I would die if I was forbidden to write, forbidden to love, or forbidden to fashion....love each other, and celebrate the art and lifestyle of music.
If you're laying in bed next to someone that really doesn't make you feel like the goddess that you are, you need to rediscover what it is that you truly want and need.
Look to yourself for the answer -- stop calling your girlfriends and stop calling your mom -- you know if it's working or not, you either feel like a goddess or you don't.
I'm not going to start churning out what you expect. If you want me to be a manufactured act, you can f*** off.
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.
Every video I'm in, every magazine cover, they stretch you -- they make you perfect. It's not real life. I'm gonna say this about girls: The dieting wars have got to stop. Everyone just knock it off. Because at the end of the day, it's affecting kids your age. And it's making girls sick.
Tonight love and hate met in St. Louis. And love outnumbered the hate, in poetic thousands. Hate left. But love stayed. + Together, we sang.
The last thing a young woman needs is another picture of a sexy pop star writhing in sand, covered in grease, touching herself.
Watch very closely as the magical angel and I are swallowed by the rainbow twister, and left stranded on the glitter way.
My fashion is about the urban woman in the year 3000. I think about obscure, weird things and try to create a world around them.
Friendship is only friendship when it is real. Passionate and relentless. Forgiving and joyful. Don't forget today to have real moments with your friends. Not a text, or a tweet, an Instagram -- that's all deceit. Hold real hands, kiss genuine lips, be a truly strong human force.
The kindness that's been shown to me, by doctors as well as my family and my friends, it's really saved my life.
Sometimes in life you don't always feel like a winner, but that doesn't mean you're not a winner.
Sometimes in life you don't always feel like a winner, but that doesn't mean you're not a winner, you want to be like yourself. I want my fans to know it's okay.
I'm always on the market for a new friend, period. As your success continues to grow, you start to see who your real friends are. But I'm always looking for wonderful people to have in my life that have no agenda and aren't fake friends.
I do not have to be high to be great. I do not have to be drunk to have a good idea. I can sit with my thoughts and not feel crazy. I can do it... I can do it without the dope.
The reason I don't want anyone to control me is not because I want to be in control. I don't want anyone to control me because I don't want anyone to control anyone.
Music changed my life. I don't know who I would be without it. Don't ignore even the smallest glimmer of passion in your soul, run towards it with everything you have. It could change your life.
Women are strong and fragile. Women are beautiful and ugly. We are soft spoken and loud, all at once.
I had a boyfriend who told me I'd never succeed, never be nominated for a Grammy, never have a hit song, and that he hoped I'd fail. I said to him, Someday, when we're not together, you won't be able to order a cup of coffee at the fucking deli without hearing or seeing me.
It doesn't matter who you are, or where you come from, or how much money you've got in your pocket. You have your own destiny and your own life ahead of you.
Peace. it does not mean to be in a place where there is no trouble, noise, or hard work. it means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart.
Ugly or pretty, personal tastes determine the limits of the look. It's a very thin line and it's different for everyone. In the end, fashion is about catching people's attention, whether it's via extreme beauty of extreme ugliness. It's up to us to decide if it works.
Glam culture is ultimately rooted in obsession, and those of us who are truly devoted and loyal to the lifestyle of glamour are masters of its history. Or, to put it more elegantly, we are librarians.
My new album that I'm creating, which is finished pretty much, was written with this new instinctual energy that I've developed getting to know my fans. They protect me, so now it's my destiny to protect them.
Just remember: i love you, and love yourselves. 'cause, little monsters, you were born that way baby.
My new year's resolution: Never be afraid to be kicked in the teeth. Let the blood and the bruises define your legacy.
I want to change the pop world one sequin at a time. Artists tend to take themselves way too seriously and don't enjoy the fun of making an impact on culture. I just have a good time and sequins represent a good time.
And don't worry, if I get thrown in jail in Manila, Beyonce will just bail me out. Sold out night 2 in the Philippines. I love it here!
I used to walk down the street like I was a fucking star... 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.
I want the deepest, darkest, sickest parts of you that you are afraid to share with anyone because I love you that much.
Well my music was different in high school; I was singing about love--you know, things I don't care about anymore.
I remember watching the mascara tears flood the ivories and I thought, It's OK to be sad. I've been trained to love my darkness.
When you make music or write or create, it's really your job to have mind-blowing, irresponsible, condomless sex with whatever idea it is you're writing about at the time.
We need fantasy to survive reality.
We need fantasy to survive because reality is too difficult.
I always have been an activist for things that were just authentically a part of my life, that I felt connected to.
I'm really happy and had such an amazing time performing at Super Bowl -- wish I could relive it all over again.
I play a lot of instruments. I write all my own music. I spend hours and hours a day in the studio. I'm a producer. I'm a writer.
Madonna and I are very different. Just saying. We're very different. I wouldn't make that comparison at all, and I don't mean to disrespect Madonna: she's a nice lady, and she's had a fantastic, huge career -- biggest pop star of all time.
I am not some goddess that dropped down from the sky to sing pop music; I am not some extra-incredible human person that needs to be told how wonderful they are all day and kissed.
It's an endless proving of myself, that I really am a musician, that I have something to offer in the room. That women can be musicians, women can be rock stars, women can be more than an objectified idea of a pop star.
My audience went, 'Wait, why is she singing jazz? What's going on?' And then they went, 'Oh, because she can. Because she loves it.' And jazz, a music invented by the African-American community, is the greatest art form, I believe, to have ever come out of this country.
The reason that I'm here at all is because of my relationship with my family and their encouragement of me to be a musician and to work hard. As long as I stay there in that space, I can do anything. That's my truth.
I've had faith my whole life that there was someone looking out for me, a spirit guide, a soul guide.
We're not trying to make you less of a man. We just want you to love us as deeply and as wholesomely and as fully as we love you.
As soon as I go out into the world, I belong, in a way, to everyone else. It's legal to follow me. It's legal to stalk me at the beach. And I can't call the police or ask them to leave.
If I decide to make a coat red in the show, it's not just red, I think: is it communist red? Is it cherry cordial? Is it ruby red? Or is it apple red? Or the big red balloon red?
I don't know that my schooling was conducive to wild ideas and creativity, but it gave me discipline, drive. They taught me how to think. I really know how to think.
I want you to feel happy and enjoy the theatre of my life the way that I do. No matter what happens with my music and wherever I go -- that heart of that glamorous girl in New York will never be gone.
If you were to ask me what I want to do -- I don't want to be a celebrity, I want to make a difference.
Don't say I hate institutionalised religion -- rather than saying I hate those things, which I do not, what I'm saying is that perhaps there is a way of opening more doors, rather than closing so many.
You start to become successful, and everybody starts to drive your money train to the bank, and they're not thinking anymore about what you want as an artist or if any of that even matters to you. It genuinely upsets people in my life that I don't care about money, and that's not my problem.
In case you're wondering whether I lip synch, the answer is no... people think so because I sound so good.
Everybody always laughs because I feel so much more comfortable with, like, a giant paper bag on my whole body and paint on my face. Sometimes I try really hard to take it all off. But inevitably what's underneath is still not a straight edge. And I don't think it ever will be.
The fashion I've acquired over the years is so sacred to me -- from costumes to couture, high fashion to punk wear I've collected from my secret international hot spots. I keep everything in an enormous archive in Hollywood.
The fashion I've acquired over the years is so sacred to me -- from costumes to couture, high fashion to punk wear I've collected from my secret international hot spots. I keep everything in an enormous archive in Hollywood. The clothes are on mannequins, also on hangers and in boxes with a photo of each piece, and there's a Web site where I can go to look through everything. It's too big -- I could never sort through it myself! But these garments tell the stories of my life.
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