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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.


The Internet is a toilet. It is.



You love the paparazzi, love the fame. Even you know it causes me pain.



Live your eyeliner, breathe your lipstick.

Longer Version:

Live your eyeliner, breathe your lipstick, and kill for each other
-Lady Gaga via twitter.



All you care about is how punk rock you feel when you wake up in the morning.



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.



Art is going to make a bigger comeback than ever. That's the upside to things getting challenging.



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.

Longer Version:

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 will always have a very deep love for Amy Winehouse.



I believe that if you have revolutionary potential, you must make the world a better place.

Longer Version:

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.



It's not really cool any more to have sex all the time. It's cooler to be strong and independent.



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.



I hate the truth so much that i'd rather have a giant dose of bulls**t anyday.



You have to stop crying, and you have to go kick some ass.



It's cooler to be strong.



When I die, they'll say Lady Gaga was special but her fans, her Monsters, they were really something.



I love imperfections.



I believe in a passion for inclusion.



I don't want the 5 dollars in your pocket, I want your soul.



I feel that if I can show my demise artistically to the public, I can somehow cure my own legend.



Some of us wear the mask prouder than others.



I take medication every day for mental illness and depression and don't feel bad about it.



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.



I've made it my goal to revolutionise pop music.



Joanne' is a progression for me. It was about going into the studio and forgetting that I was famous.



Some people want to win races. Other people want to be President of the United States.



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'm from New York. I will kill to get what I need.





People love the chaos in my brain, but I'm terrified of it.



There is no oil so thick as to destroy the imagination.



I'm a wandering gypsy.



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.





Amidst all of these flashing lights I pray the fame won't take my life.



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.



Let the blood and the bruises define your legacy.



Confidence is key, if you don't have it, fake it!



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.



Don't judge anyone but don't trust anyone.



I live between fantasy and reality at all times. In that way, I'm a librarian.



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.



I'm supposed to be, I am an artist. Yes, I'm lonely. But I'm married to my loneliness.



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 want you to walk out of here tonight not loving me more, but loving yourselves more.



I'd rather people love me or hate me than have no opinion of me. Indifference is scary.



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.



'Cause you can't buy a house in heaven!



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.



Some of you will stay with me forever, but some of you ... WILL BETRAY ME.



There is nothing holy about hatred.



Sunblock! I don't like to tan my face because it's bad for wrinkles.



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.



Acceptance, tolerance, bravery, compassion. These are the things my mom taught me!



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.



If you don't have shadows, you're not in the light.





I'm perpetually lonely.



Dirty pony, I can't wait to hose you down.



The last thing a young woman needs is another picture of a sexy pop star writhing in sand, covered in grease, touching herself.







I'm very free-spirited.



If you're a strong female, you don't need permission.



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.



Memories are not recycled like atoms and particles in quantum physics; they can be lost forever.



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.

Longer Version:

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.



The real cake isn't having what you want, it's doing what you want.


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