Quotes by Freddie Mercury

Who wants to live forever?
- Freddie Mercury
I dress to kill, but tastefully.
- Freddie Mercury
I'm not into business at all.
- Freddie Mercury
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I like to be surrounded by splendid things.
- Freddie Mercury
I'm just a musical prostitute, my dear.
- Freddie Mercury
I think my melodies are superior to my lyrics.
- Freddie Mercury
I won't be a rock star. I will be a legend.
- Freddie Mercury
When the whole point of Queen was to be original.
- Freddie Mercury
Money may not buy happiness, but it can damn well give it!
- Freddie Mercury
Onstage, I am a devil. But I'm hardly a social reject.
- Freddie Mercury
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But, you know, we spent two years putting our act together.
- Freddie Mercury
I'm hopeless with money; I simply spend what I've got.
- Freddie Mercury
We're a bit flashy, but the music's not one big noise.
- Freddie Mercury
I want to lead the Victorian life, surrounded by exquisite clutter.
- Freddie Mercury
Is Billy Idol just doing a bad Elvis pout, or was he born that way?
- Freddie Mercury
We've gone overboard on every Queen album. But that's Queen.
- Freddie Mercury
The reason we're successful, darling? My overall charisma, of course.
- Freddie Mercury
I'm very emotional; I think I may go mad in several years' time.
- Freddie Mercury
I got my diploma from Ealing College of Art, in graphics and illustration.
- Freddie Mercury
A concert is not a live rendition of our album. It's a theatrica! event.
- Freddie Mercury
If we're weird onstage, I don't know what you'd call the Tubes.
- Freddie Mercury
The lavish presentation appeals to me, and I've got to convince the others.
- Freddie Mercury
I always knew I was a star And now, the rest of the world seems to agree with me.
- Freddie Mercury
When I'm dead, I want to be remembered as a musician of some worth and substance.
- Freddie Mercury
The others don't like my interviews. And frankly, I don't care much for theirs.
- Freddie Mercury
What will I be doing in twenty years' time? I'll be dead, darling! Are you crazy?
- Freddie Mercury
I have fun with my clothes onstage; it's not a concert you're seeing, it's a fashion show.
- Freddie Mercury
Years ago, I thought up the name Queen. It's just a name. But it's regal, obviously, and -sounds splendid.
- Freddie Mercury
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.
- Freddie Mercury
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 .
- Freddie Mercury
It destroys the soul to hear that you're all hype, that you have no talent, and that your whole career has been contrived.
- Freddie Mercury
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.
- Freddie Mercury
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.
- Freddie Mercury
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.
- Freddie Mercury
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.
- 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
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.
- 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