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A collection of thoughts and quotes by Freddie Mercury on women, art, music, love, truth, death, concert, fashion, soul, charisma and performance.

57 Great Freddie Mercury Quotes Of All Time

Quick Facts

Famous As: Singer-songwriter

Born On: September 5, 1946

Died On: November 24, 1991

Born In: Stone Town

Died At Age: 45

Farrokh Bulsara, popularly known as Freddie Mercury, was a Tanzania born British record producer, singer and songwriter, of Indian descent, who is particularly famous for being the front man of the musical band ‘Queen’. Mercury went to boarding school in India and was interested in music from an early age. He had even formed his own group at school. He arrived in England as a 17 year old and earned a diploma from Ealing  Art College in Art and Graphic Design. He formed the rock band ‘Queen’ in 1970 along with Brian May, John Deacon and Roger Taylor. Mercury was the lead vocalist and songwriter of the band. Some of the greatest hits that the band gave were written by him. His 4 octave voice was a unique talent and he soon became one of the most famous rock stars in the world. Mercury’s on stage persona and dancing skills made him a highly popular star as well. Some of the most famous songs by him include ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’, ‘We Are the Champions’, ‘Killer Queen’, ‘Crazy Little Thing Called Love’, ‘We are the Champions’ and ‘Play the Game’ among others. Mercury was without doubt one of the most iconic rock stars to have ever existed and those who remember him will surely want to have a look at his words and thoughts. We bring to you excerpts from his talks, interviews, songs, sayings and thoughts which are quoted till date. Read on Freddie Mercury’s thoughts, quotations and sayings on criticism, entertainment, prostitution, queen, remembrance, event, musical, talent, money, emotions and indulgence.
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Modern paintings are like women, you'll never enjoy them if you try to understand them.

Freddie Mercury

I'm just a musical prostitute, my dear.

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My soul has painted like the wings of butterflies, Fairy tales of yesterday will grow but never die, I can fly, my friends...

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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!

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I won't be a rock star. I will be a legend.

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Money may not buy happiness, but it can damn well give it!

Freddie Mercury

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

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When the whole point of Queen was to be original.

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I always knew I was a star, and now the rest of the world seems to agree with me.

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What will I be doing in twenty years' time? I'll be dead, darling! Are you crazy?

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I have fun with my clothes onstage; it's not a concert you're seeing, it's a fashion show.

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A concert is not a live rendition of our album. It's a theatrica! event.

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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.

Freddie Mercury

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.

Freddie Mercury

Is Billy Idol just doing a bad Elvis pout, or was he born that way?

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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.

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We're a bit flashy, but the music's not one big noise.

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I'm as gay as a daffodil, my dear!

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I'm very emotional; I think I may go mad in several years' time.

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It's a beautiful day, the sun is shining, I feel good, and no one's gonna stop me now.

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But, you know, we spent two years putting our act together.

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When I'm dead, I want to be remembered as a musician of some worth and substance.

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It destroys the soul to hear that you're all hype, that you have no talent, and that your whole career has been contrived.

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Onstage, I am a devil. But I'm hardly a social reject.

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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!

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I dress to kill, but tastefully.

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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.

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Who wants to live forever?

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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 .

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I'm hopeless with money; I simply spend what I've got.

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The bigger the better; in everything.

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If i had to do it all over again? Why not, I would do it a little bit differently.

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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.

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The reason we're successful, darling? My overall charisma, of course

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Years ago, I thought up the name Queen. It's just a name. But it's regal, obviously, and -sounds splendid.

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I like to be surrounded by splendid things.

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Get on your bikes and ride!

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The show must go on.

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It's not a concert you are seeing, it's a fashion show.

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The lavish presentation appeals to me, and I've got to convince the others.

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We've gone overboard on every Queen album. But that's Queen.

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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.

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Interview? Oh don't be ridiculous.

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I want to lead the Victorian life, surrounded by exquisite clutter.

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You're headed for disaster cos you never read the signs Too much love will kill you every time

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I think my melodies are superior to my lyrics.

Freddie Mercury

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.

Freddie Mercury

I got my diploma from Ealing College of Art, in graphics and illustration.

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The others don't like my interviews. And frankly, I don't care much for theirs.

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Inside my heart is breaking, My make-up may be flaking, But my smile, still, stays on!

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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.

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If you see it there, darling, then it's there.

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If we're weird onstage, I don't know what you'd call the Tubes.

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Born to be kings, we're the princes of the Universe!

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If you see it there, darling, then it's there." -Freddie Mercury, when asked the meaning of his lyrics.

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I'm not into business at all.

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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.

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