2. “It doesn’t matter who you are, or where you come from, or how much money you’ve got in your pocket. You have your own destiny and your own life ahead of you.”

3. “Don’t judge anyone, but don’t anyone.”

4. “You will never find what you are looking for in love, if you don’t love yourself.”

5. “Trust is like a mirror—you can fix it if it’s broken, but you can still see the crack in that motherfucker’s reflection.”

6. “You have to be unique, and different, and shine in your own way.”

7. “Don’t be a drag. Just be a queen.”

8. “People will always talk, so let’s give them something to talk about.”

9. “If you don’t have any shadows, you’re not in the light.”

10. “Fight and push harder for what you believe in. You’d be surprised—you are much stronger than you think.”

11. “Well, that’s your opinion, isn’t it? And I’m not about to waste my time trying to change it.”

12. “Ignore all hatred and criticism. Live for what you create, and die protecting it.”

13. “Peace—it does not mean to be in a place where there is no trouble, noise, or hard work. It means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart.”

14. “If you’re wondering which way to go, remember that your career will never wake up and tell you that it doesn’t love you anymore.”

15. “I’m obsessively opposed to the typical.”

16. “My fashion is part of who I am, and though I was not born with these clothes on, I was born this way.”

17. “Don’t you ever let a soul in the world tell you that you can’t be exactly who you are.”

18. “As artists, we are eternally heartbroken.”

19. “I’m beautiful in my way ’cause God makes no mistakes.”

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20. “For being different, it’s easy. But to be unique, it’s a complicated thing.”

21. “I just wanna be myself, and I want you to love me for who I am.”

22. “Even if the whole world turns their back on you, you will always have yourself.”

23. “I don’t care what people think about me, I care what they think about themselves.”

24. “Do not allow people to dim your shine because they are blinded. Tell them to put on some sunglasses because we were born this way.”

25. “People want you to fail.”

26. “Being different is a talent. You illuminate what makes you special in the sea of sameness around you.”

27. “The reason I don’t want anyone to control me is not because I want to be in control. I don’t want anyone to control me because I don’t want anyone to control anyone.”

28. “No matter gay, straight or bi, lesbian, transgendered life, I’m on the right track, baby, I was born to survive.”

29. “I’m not a feminist. I hail men, I love men. I celebrate American male culture, and beer, and bars, and muscle cars.”

30. “If you’re a strong female, you don’t need permission.”

31. “You define beauty for yourself, society doesn’t define your beauty. Your spirit and your faith defines your beauty.”

32. “Whether I’m wearing lots of makeup or no makeup, I’m always the same person inside.”

33. “It’s okay to be weird, and maybe your weird is my normal. Who’s to say? I think it’s an attitude.”

34. “There are some people in this world that believe being gay is a choice. It’s not a choice, we’re born this way.”

35. “I don’t really ever compare myself to other people. I don’t even measure myself in terms of anyone but myself.”

36. “I want you to let go of all of your insecurities. I want you to reject anyone of anything that ever made you feel like you don’t belong.”

37. “Don’t idolize me, idolize yourself.”

38. “When I say to you, there is nobody like me, and there never was, that is a statement I want every woman to feel and make about themselves.”

39. “I don’t see myself as ever being like anybody else.”

40. “Sexuality is half poison and half liberation. What’s the line? I don’t have a line.”

41. “I was so ashamed of who I was.”

42. “I am not perfect. I just think that imperfections are beautiful.”

43. “At the end of the day, you won’t be happy until you love yourself.”

44. “I’m a wandering gypsy.”

45. “Only value the opinion of those that you respect. And anyone that you don’t respect, pay no mind to their opinion about you or anything else.”

46. “Be brave and celebrate with us your ‘perceived flaws,’ as society tells us. May we make our flaws famous, and thus redefine the heinous.”

47. “I am completely 100% honest in what I do and who I am, and I’ve got nothing to hide.”

48. “Acceptance, tolerance, bravery, compassion—these are the things my taught me.”

49. “I am the excuse to explore your identity—to be exactly who you are and to feel unafraid; to not judge yourself, to not hate yourself.”


50. “I am focused on the work. I am constantly creating. I am a busy girl. I live and breathe my work.”

51. “I love what I do. I believe in the message. There’s no stopping. I didn’t create fame, the fame created me.”

52. “In my work and what I do, I am Queen of the Universe every day!”


53. “Women are strong and fragile. Women are beautiful and ugly. We are soft spoken and loud, all at once.”

54. “I don’t need to be on top to know I’m worth it.”

55. “I am an artist. Yes, I’m lonely. But I’m married to my loneliness.”

56. “The most important thing about creativity is that you honor your creativity and you don’t ever ignore it or go against what that creative image is telling you.”

57. “Music changed my life. I don’t know who I would be without it.”

58. “Don’t ignore even the smallest glimmer of passion in your soul—run towards it with everything you have. It could change your life.”

59. “Love is like a brick. You can build a house, or you can sink a dead body.”

60. “I write every day.”

61. “I believe that if you have revolutionary potential, you must make the world a better place and use it.”

62. “If my destiny is to lose my mind because of fame, then that’s my destiny. But my passion still means more than anything.”

63. “They’re not prosthetics. They’re my bones. They come out when I’m inspired. They’ve always been inside of me, but I have been waiting for the right time to reveal to the universe who I truly am.”

64. “There is nothing holy about hatred.”

65. “It’s always wrong to hate, but it’s never wrong to love.”

66. “I very much want to inject gay culture into the mainstream. It’s not an underground tool for me. It’s my whole life.”

67. “When you make music or write or create, it’s really your job to have mind-blowing, irresponsible, condomless sex with whatever idea it is you’re writing about at the time.”

68. “I’m not as goal obsessed as I am process obsessed.”

69. “Together, we hope to establish a standard of bravery and kindness, as well as a community worldwide that protects and nurtures others in the face of bullying and abandonment.”

70. “When I die, they’ll say Lady Gaga was special, but her fans—her Monsters—they were really something.”

71. “It’s sort of like my past is an unfinished painting, and as the artist of that painting, I must fill in all the ugly holes and make it beautiful again.”

72. “It’s not that I don’t like pants, I just choose not to wear them some days.”

73. “I work very hard, but when God opens that door for you—when life opens that door for you, I should say—I think it’s important to be giving, to return the love back.”

74. “My new year’s resolution—never be afraid to be kicked in the teeth. Let the blood and the bruises define your legacy.”

75. “People love the chaos in my brain, but I’m terrified of it.”

76. “I think it’s okay to be confident in yourself.”

77. “If I could, for a moment, just inspire you to love yourself, that would be worth everything.”

78. “Only I can snatch my own weave.”

79. “It has been hard for me to find it, but I have found love.”

80. “We need fantasy to survive because reality is too difficult.”

81. “The only better thing than a unicorn, is a gay unicorn.”

82. “I think tolerance, and acceptance, and love is something that feeds every community.”

83. “I’ve had enough. This is my prayer—that I’ll die living just as free as my hair.”

84. “I am my own sanctuary and I can be reborn as many times as I choose throughout my life.”

85. “Some women choose to follow men, and some women choose to follow their dreams.”

86. “Stand up for those who cannot stand up for themselves; it’s your responsibility.”

87. “Do you know the feeling, when your heart is so , that you could feel the blood dripping?”

88. “Once you kill , you gotta make a burger.”

89. “I live between fantasy and reality at all times. In that way, I’m a librarian.”

90. “No matter how many people are screaming your name or how many number one hits you have, you can still wake up and feel like a loser.”

91. “Love is an interesting thing.”

92. “I think that artifice is the new reality. It’s more about just being honest and sincere to the core of what you do.”

93. “I’m you to know what you’re worth; and know that no matter who has more money in class, who has more stuff, who has a country house, nobody is worth more than anybody else.”

94. “Memories are not recycled like atoms and particles in quantum physics; they can be lost forever.”

95. “If you don’t feel safe as a child, you can’t learn.”

96. “I don’t like Los Angeles. The people are awful and terribly shallow, and everybody wants to be famous, but nobody wants to play the game. I’m from New York. I will kill to get what I need.”

97. “It’s not that I’ve been dishonest, it’s just that I loathe reality.”

98. “Don’t be insecure if your heart is pure.”

99. “I feel like if you’re a really good human being, you can try to find something beautiful in every single person, no matter what.”

100. “I thought equality was non-negotiable.”

101. “If love is a sin, live a lie. You and me, until I die.”

102. “I’m telling you a lie in a vicious effort that you will repeat my lie over and over until it becomes true.”

103. “There really is no difference between the bully and the victim.”

104. “I’d rather people love me or hate me than have no opinion of me. Indifference is scary.”

105. “You can be whoever you choose to become in the future, just do it. Just see it and visualize it, and every day of your life, project that about yourself.”

106. “I live halfway between reality and theater at all times.”

107. “Equality cannot be reached if fought in a divisive way.”

108. “If you were to ask me what I want to do, I don’t want to be a celebrity. I want to make a difference.”

109. “I love imperfections.”

110. “You have to fail and then get better. Then you have to fail again, and then get even better.”

111. “I’m going to be a star, you know why? Because I have nothing left to lose.”

112. “It sometimes makes people feel better about themselves, you know, to put other people down, or make fun of them, or maybe make mockery of their work and that doesn’t make me feel good at all.”

113. “Money can run out, but talent is forever.”

114. “I’d rather be poor and happy than rich and alone.”

115. “I believe in a glamorous life, and I live a glamorous life.”

116. “I take medication every day for mental illness and depression, and don’t feel bad about it.”

117. “It’s hard to be strong and be weak at the same time, so I spent a lot of time sitting still—sitting still for hours, not moving a muscle. Really concentrated work, so I’m ready. I’m ready for my performance.”

118. “Leather, high heels, and a bad attitude. Here I come.”

119. “I love my friends and my past, and it’s made me who I am.”

120. “Depression doesn’t take away your talents, it just makes them harder to find.”

121. “I’m already crazy. I’m a fearless person. I think it creeps up on you. I don’t think it can be stopped.”

122. “I write about what I know—sex, pornography, art, fame obsession, drugs, and alcohol. I mean, why would anyone care to listen to me if I wasn’t an expert in what I write about?”

123. “My home is a controversial topic. I don’t exactly have one. I live all over the world.”

124. “I’ve always been famous, it’s just no one knew it yet.”

125. “My fans are who I am. You give meaning to my life. You will never know the connection I feel to you.”

126. “I’ve been trained to love my darkness.”

127. “How can I protect something so perfect without evil?”

128. “Prejudice is a disease. So is fashion. But I will not wear prejudice.”

129. “It’s honestly true that money means nothing to me.”

130. “I like pushing boundaries.”

131. “Confidence is key. If you don’t have it, fake it!”

132. “Never be afraid to dream.”

133. “There’s no way to convince people of your greatness. Whatever it is that you want to be, you have to know it inside and knife-fight your way to your dream.”

134. “Take my picture, Hollywood. I wanna be a star.”

135. “Some people are just born stars—you either have it or you haven’t, and I was definitely born one.”

156. “I learned that my sadness never destroyed what was great about me. You just have to go back to that greatness, find that one little light that’s left. I’m lucky I found one little glimmer stored away.”

137. “I hope when I’m dead, I’ll be considered an icon, though.”


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