Quick Facts about Freddie Mercury

  • Famous For: Singer & songwriter.
  • Date of Birth: September 5, 1946.
  • Born In: Stone Town
  • Died On: November 24, 1991.
  • Died At Age: 45 Years.

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

~ Freddie Mercury

I like to be surrounded by splendid things.

~ Freddie Mercury

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

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

~ 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

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

~ Freddie Mercury

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

~ Freddie Mercury

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

~ Freddie Mercury

Put out the good and keep the bad – don’t believe all you read in the Bible. ~ 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

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

~ Freddie Mercury

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

~ 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

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

Who wants to live forever? ~ Freddie Mercury

Get on your bikes and ride!

~ 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

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

~ Freddie Mercury

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

~ Freddie Mercury

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

~ 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

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

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

There’s one thing we’re all waiting for, it’s Peace on earth and end to war, it’s the miracle we need… The Miracle!

~ Freddie Mercury

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

~ Freddie Mercury

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

One year of love is better than a lifetime alone.

~ 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

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

~ 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

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

~ Freddie Mercury

I think my melodies are superior to my lyrics.

~ 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 humour at the end.

~ 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.

~ 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 analyse his work: if you see it, darling, then it’s there!

~ Freddie Mercury

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

~ 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

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

~ 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

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

~ 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

Dullness is a disease.

~ Freddie Mercury

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

~ Freddie Mercury

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

~ Freddie Mercury

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

~ Freddie Mercury

 

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

~ Freddie Mercury

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

~ Freddie Mercury

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

~ Freddie Mercury

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

~ 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

If I die tomorrow I will not regret. I really did everything I could.

~ Freddie Mercury

When we began, we approached it the way we did because we were not prepared to be out-of-work musicians, ever. We said either take it on as a serious commodity or don’t do it at all.

~ 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

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

~ Freddie Mercury

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

If it’s planned, it’s boring.

~ 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 idolisation and millions of pounds. But it’s prevented me from having the one thing we all need: A loving, ongoing relationship.

~ Freddie Mercury

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

~ Freddie Mercury

If you see it there, 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

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

~ Freddie Mercury

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

~ 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

Jimi Hendrix is very important. He’s my idol. He sort of epitomises, 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

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

~ Freddie Mercury

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

~ Freddie Mercury

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

~ Freddie Mercury

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

~ 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

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.

~ 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

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

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

~ 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.

~ Freddie Mercury

 

When the whole point of Queen was to be original.

~ Freddie Mercury

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

~ Freddie Mercury

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

~ Freddie Mercury

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

~ Freddie Mercury

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

~ Freddie Mercury

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

~ 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

A concert is not a live rendition of our album. It’s a theatrical 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

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

~ Freddie Mercury

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

~ Freddie Mercury

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

~ Freddie Mercury

Interview? Oh don’t be ridiculous.

~ 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

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?

~ 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

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

~ Freddie Mercury

I’m as gay as a daffodil, my dear!

~ Freddie Mercury

The bigger the better; in everything.

~ Freddie Mercury

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

~ Freddie Mercury

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

~ Freddie Mercury

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

~ Freddie Mercury

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

~ 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

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

~ 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 analyse his work: if you see it, darling, then it’s there!

~ Freddie Mercury

I dress to kill, but tastefully.

~ 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 very expensive group; we break a lot of rules. It’s unheard of to combine opera with a rock theme, my dear .

~ 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