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

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

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

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

Freddie Mercury

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

Freddie Mercury

I dress to kill, but tastefully.

Freddie Mercury

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

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

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

Freddie Mercury

I like to be surrounded by splendid things.

Freddie Mercury

I think my melodies are superior to my lyrics.

Freddie Mercury

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

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

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

Freddie Mercury

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

Freddie Mercury

I’m just a musical prostitute, my dear.

Freddie Mercury

I’m not into business at all.

Freddie Mercury

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

Freddie Mercury

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Freddie Mercury

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

Freddie Mercury

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

Freddie Mercury

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

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

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

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

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

Freddie Mercury

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

Freddie Mercury

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

Freddie Mercury

When the whole point of Queen was to be original.

Freddie Mercury

Who wants to live forever?

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

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

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