101+ Best Freddie Mercury Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Freddie Mercury was a British singer, songwriter, record producer, and lead vocalist of the rock band Queen. Regarded as one of the greatest lead singers in the history of rock music, he was known for his flamboyant stage persona and four-octave vocal range. Profoundly inspirational Freddie Mercury quotes will challenge the way you think, and help guide you through any life experience.

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Famous Freddie Mercury Quotes

I’m a very emotional person, a person of real extremes, and that’s often destructive both to myself and others. – Freddie Mercury

I am loved by thousands, but I feel like the loneliest man in the world. – Freddie Mercury

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

I don’t like the way my teeth protrude. I’m going to have them done, but I just haven’t had the time. Apart from that… I’m perfect. – Freddie Mercury

Led Zeppelin is the greatest. Robert Plant is one of the most original vocalists of our time. As a rock band they deserve the kind of success they’re getting. – Freddie Mercury

I dress to kill, but tastefully. – Freddie Mercury

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! – Freddie Mercury

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

I’m a Freddie Mercury fan. (In response to an interviewer backstage at a Queen concert at the LA Forum, who asked: Can I tell my viewers that Michael Jackson is a Queen fan? – 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’m very emotional; I think I may go mad in several years’ time. – Freddie Mercury

I won’t be a rock star. I will be a legend. – Freddie Mercury

I’m possessed by love – but isn’t everybody? – Freddie Mercury

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

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

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

We don’t do it for the money… we do it for the music. – Freddie Mercury

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

I think Queen songs are pure escapism, like going to see a good film. – Freddie Mercury

Rod Stewart, Elton John and I were going to form a band called Hair, Nose & Teeth after the three of us. But it hasn’t happened because none of us can agree on the order of the words! – Freddie Mercury

I like people to go away from a Queen show feeling fully entertained, having had a good time. – Freddie Mercury

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

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

If it’s planned, it’s boring. – Freddie Mercury

A lot of my songs are fantasy. I can dream up all kinds of things. That’s the kind of world I live in. It’s very sort of flamboyant, and that’s the kind of way I write. I love it – Freddie Mercury

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

I never thought of myself as the leader. The most important person, perhaps. – Freddie Mercury

If I didn’t do this well, I just wouldn’t have anything to do… I can’t cook, and I’d be a terrible housewife. – Freddie Mercury

I am not going to be a star. I am going to be a legend. – Freddie Mercury

Gay as a daffodil. – Freddie Mercury

I’m not into business at all. – 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

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

I’m just a musical prostitute, my dear. – Freddie Mercury

One year of love is better than a lifetime alone. – Freddie Mercury

It’s boring to be 70, I don’t want to be there, I’ll be dead and gone, I don’t have any aspirations to be 70. – Freddie Mercury

I don’t talk to everybody, so they don’t really know the real me. I don’t think anybody will. – Freddie Mercury

I love the fact that I can make people happy, in any form. Even if it’s just an hour of their lives, if I can make them feel lucky or make them feel good, or bring a smile to a sour face, that to me is worthwhile. – Freddie Mercury

You either have the magic or you don’t. There’s no way you can work up to it. – Freddie Mercury

Don’t stop me now, I’m having such a good time, I’m having a ball – Freddie Mercury

This thing called love; it cries like a baby in a cradle all night. It swings, it jives, it shakes all over like a jelly fish. I kinda like it. – Freddie Mercury

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! – Freddie Mercury

Modern paintings are like women, you’ll never enjoy them if you try to understand them. – Freddie Mercury

When the whole point of Queen was to be original. – Freddie Mercury

I have no aspirations of growing old and boring. – Freddie Mercury

It’s not a question of money anymore. I spend money like it’s nothing. You know, I could be penniless tomorrow, but I’d get back, somehow. – 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. I fall in love much too quickly and that results in me getting badly hurt. The problem with love is that you lose control and that is a very vulnerable state to be in. I would love to really have a beautiful relationship with somebody, but it never seems to work out. What I would like most of all is to be in a state of blissful love. – Freddie Mercury

I think my melodies are superior to my lyrics. – Freddie Mercury

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

You can have everything in the world and still be the loneliest man. And that is the most bitter type of loneliness, success has brought me world idolization and millions of pounds. But it’s prevented me from having the one thing we all need: A loving, ongoing relationship. – Freddie Mercury

People are always asking me what my lyrics mean. Does it mean this, does it mean that, that’s all anybody wants to know. F**k them, darling. I say what any decent poet would say if you dared ask him to analyze his work: If you see it, dear, then it’s there. … I think my melodies are superior to my lyrics. … 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

No age is good to get married at. You got to be a fool to get married. – Freddie Mercury

When I’m dead are, they going to remember me? I don’t really think about it, it’s up to them. When I’m dead, who cares? I don’t. – Freddie Mercury

I want it all and I want it now. – Freddie Mercury

They wouldn’t let us into Russia. They thought we’d corrupt the youth or something. – Freddie Mercury

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

The concept of Queen is to be regal and majestic. Glamour is part of us, and we want to be dandy. – Freddie Mercury

What you must understand is that my voice comes from the energy of the audience. The better they are, the better I get. – Freddie Mercury

The bigger the better; in everything. – Freddie Mercury

One-night Roger was in a foul mood and he threw his entire bloody drum set across the stage. The thing only just missed me – I might have been killed. – Freddie Mercury

The most important thing is to live a fabulous life. As long as it’s fabulous I don’t care how long it is. – Freddie Mercury

I haven’t felt the excitement of listening to as well as creating music along with reading and writing for too many years now. I feel guilty beyond words about these things. For example, when we’re backstage and the lights go out and the manic roar of the crowds begins, it doesn’t affect me the way in which it did for Freddy [sic] Mercury who seemed to love, relish in the love and adoration from the crowd, which is something I totally admire and envy. – Freddie Mercury

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

You can be anything you want to be, just turn yourself into anything you think that you could ever be. – Freddie Mercury

I never carry money, just like the real Queen. If I fancy something in a shop I always ask someone on our staff to buy it. – Freddie Mercury

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

Insanity laughs under pressure we’re cracking Can’t we give ourselves one more chance Why can’t we give love that one more chance Why can’t we give love Cause love’s such an old fashioned word and love dares you to care for The people on the edge of the night And love dares you to change our way of Caring about ourselves This is our last dance This is our last dance This is ourselves Under pressure – Freddie Mercury

I’m not afraid to speak out, and say things that I want to do, or do the things that I want to do, so um, I think in the end, being natural, and being, being actually genuine is what wins. – Freddie Mercury

I want to ride my bicycle bicycle bicycle; I want to ride my bicycle; I want to ride my bike; I want to ride my bicycle; I want to ride it where I like…; I don’t believe in Peter Pan, Frankenstein or Superman; All I wanna do is bicycle, bicycle, bicycle… – 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

A concert is not a live rendition of our album. It’s a theatrical event. I have fun with my clothes onstage; it’s not a concert you’re seeing, it’s a fashion show. – Freddie Mercury

Excess is part of my nature. Dullness is a disease. I really need danger and excitement. I’m never scared of putting myself out on a limb. – Freddie Mercury

Following the enormous conjecture in the press over the last two weeks, I wish to confirm that I have been tested HIV positive and have AIDS. I felt it correct to keep this information private to date to protect the privacy of those around me. However, the time has come now for my friends and fans around the world to know the truth and I hope that everyone will join with my doctor and all those worldwide in the fight against this terrible disease. – Freddie Mercury

About ten years ago, I knew three chords on the guitar. Now, in 1982, I know three chords on the guitar. – Freddie Mercury

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

Hey man, Jaws was never my scene, and i don’t like Star Wars – Freddie Mercury

Interview? Oh don’t be ridiculous. – 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

Jimi Hendrix is very important. He’s my idol. He sort of epitomizes, from his presentation on stage, the whole works of a rock star. There’s no way you can compare him. You either have the magic or you don’t. There’s no way you can work up to it. There’s nobody who can take his place. – Freddie Mercury

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

I want to ride my bicycle I want to ride my bike I want to ride my bicycle I want to ride it where I like. – Freddie Mercury

By the way, I do not wear a hose. My hose is my own. No coke bottle, nothing stuffed down there. – Freddie Mercury

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

In terms of love, you’re not in control and I hate that feeling. I seem to write a lot of sad songs because I’m a very tragic person. But there’s always an element of humor at the end. – Freddie Mercury

Can you imagine how terrible it is when you’ve got everything and you’re still desperately lonely? That is awful beyond words. – 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

Who wants to live forever? – Freddie Mercury

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

I’m so powerful in stage that I seem to have created a monster. When I’m performing, I’m an extrovert, yet inside I’m a completely different man. – Freddie Mercury

Robert Plant was always my favorite singer-and he’s said nice things about me, you know. – Freddie Mercury

I like to be surrounded by splendid things. – 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

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

Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? Caught in a landslide, No escape from reality. Open your eyes, Look up to the skies and see, I’m just a poor boy, I need no sympathy, Because I’m easy come, easy go, Little high, little low, Any way the wind blows doesn’t really matter to me, to me. – Freddie Mercury

My songs are like Bic razors. For fun, for modern consumption. You listen to it, like it, discard it, then on to the next. Disposable pop. – Freddie Mercury

Get on your bikes and ride! – 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

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