Some women choose to follow men, and some women choose to follow their dreams. 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.
Love is like a brick. You can build a house, or you can sink a dead body.
Well my music was different in high school; I was singing about love—you know, things I don’t care about anymore.
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.
If you dont have any shadows you’re not in the light
Ignore all hatred and criticism. Live for what you create, and die protecting it.
just remember: i love you, and love yourselves. ’cause, little monsters, you were born that way baby.
Well, that’s your opinion, isn’t it? And I’m not about to waste my time trying to change it.
I’m telling you a lie in a vicious effort that you will repeat my lie over and over until it becomes true
Amy [Winehouse] changed pop music forever, I remember knowing there was hope, and feeling not alone because of her. She lived jazz, she lived the blues.
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.
All that ever holds somebody back, I think, is fear. For a minute I had fear. [Then] I went into the [dressing] room and shot my fear in the face…
And now, I’m just trying to change the world, one sequin at a time.
I am focused on the work. I am constantly creating. I am a busy girl. I live and breathe my work. I love what I do. I believe in the message. There’s no stopping. I didn’t create the fame, the fame created me.
I’m already crazy. I’m a fearless person. I think it creeps up on you. I don’t think it can be stopped. If my destiny is to lose my mind because of fame, then that’s my destiny. But my passion still means more than anything.
My friends joke that I’m dead until I get onstage. I’m dead right now as you’re speaking to me.
I’d wear any of my private attire for the world to see. But I would rather have an open flesh wound than ever wear a band aid in public.
My new album that I’m creating, which is finished pretty much, was written with this new instinctual energy that I’ve developed getting to know my fans. They protect me, so now it’s my destiny to protect them.
So many will try to destroy me. So many, over and over, coming in periods of greatness. But in this period, I cannot be broken: GAGAKLEIN.
We are not just Art for Michelangelo to carve, he can’t rewrite the agro of my furied heart- Lady Gaga 10/22/10
Prejudice is a disease. And when they come for you, or refuse your worth, I will be ready for their stones. I belong to you.
A middle finger is more New York than a corporate ambush. I bleed for my hometown, and I’d die for my fans.
The Monster Ball is by nature a protest: A youth church experience to speak out and celebrate against all forms of discrimination + prejudice.
Its oke to be sad. I’ve been trained to love my darkness
Trust is like a mirror, you can fix it if it’s broken, but you can still see the crack in that mother fucker’s reflection.
I imagine many of my fans share a similarly chaotic feeling in their own lives. This album ‘ARTPOP was written to make sense of that chaos.
Some women choose to follow men, and some women choose to follow their dreams. 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 anyway.
For being different, it’s easy. But to be unique, it’s a complicated thing.
I used to walk down the street like I was a fucking star… I want people to walk around delusional about how great they can be – and then to fight so hard for it every day that the lie becomes the truth.
Do you know the feeling, when your heart is so hurt, that you could feel the blood dripping?
It’s always wrong to hate but it’s never wrong to love.
If you don’t have shadows, you’re not in the light.
I remember watching the mascara tears flood the ivories and I thought, “It’s OK to be sad.” I’ve been trained to love my darkness.
Don’t you ever let a soul in the world tell you that you can’t be exactly who you are.
I’ve always been famous, it’s just no one knew it yet.
Sometimes in life you don’t always feel like a winner, but that doesn’t mean you’re not a winner.
Do not allow people to dim your shine because they are blinded. Tell them to put on some sunglasses, cuz we were born this way bitch!
You have to stop crying, and you have to go kick some ass.
Vanity can create a very cruel space for you if you don’t know how to manage it.
I am a walking piece of art every day, with my dreams and my ambitions forward at all times in an effort to inspire my fans to lead their life in that way.
I think tolerance and acceptance and love is something that feeds every community.
I’m doing everything that I can, working with experts, really studying the statistics to figure out a way we can make it cool or normal to be kind and loving.
Where I come from it was really unheard of to be at a party and someone says, ‘What kind of music do you make?’, and you say, ‘Pop music.’ You may as well have ‘I’m not cool’ stamped on your forehead.
So there’s nothing more provocative than taking a genre that everybody who’s cool hates – and then making it cool.
The reason that I’m here at all is because of my relationship with my family and their encouragement of me to be a musician and to work hard. As long as I stay there in that space, I can do anything. That’s my truth.
I don’t think I could think of a single thing that’s more isolating than being famous.
What I’ve learned is that you really don’t need to be a celebrity or have money or have the paparazzi following you around to be famous.
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.
Joanne’ is a progression for me. It was about going into the studio and forgetting that I was famous.
In terms of my involvement in ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ and marriage equality and anti-bullying and social emotional learning in schools – these are all things that arise out of my relationship with the world and with my fans.
I believe in the spirit of equality and the spirit of this country as one of love and compassion and kindness.
Music is one of the most powerful things the world has to offer. No matter what race or religion or nationality or sexual orientation or gender that you are, it has the power to unite us.
In fact, my courage and my bravery at a young age was the thing I was bullied for, a kind of ‘Who do you think you are?’
When I wake up in the morning, I feel just like any other insecure 24-year-old girl.
I’ve been searching for ways to heal myself, and I’ve found that kindness is the best way.
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.
I wouldn’t say that I am one of the greatest dancers, but I am really quite good at what I do.
I’m really happy and had such an amazing time performing at Super Bowl – wish I could relive it all over again.
My father opened a restaurant. It’s so amazing… it’s so freaking delicious, but I’m telling you I gain five pounds every time I go in there.
When people say ‘marriage’ to me… It’s always a means to an end. Everyone’s so in a rush to define the relationship.
It’s hard knowing who to trust with your personal life. When you cry in your room at night, you don’t always know who to call. So I am very close to my family.
Fashion is that thing that saved me from being sad.
No press, no television. If my mom calls and says, ‘Did you hear about?’ I don’t want to know nothing about anything that is going on in relation to music. I shut it all off.
I do yoga, I do Bikram and I run, and I eat really healthy.
I don’t think I could live without hair, makeup and styling, let alone be the performer I am. I am a glamour girl through and through. I believe in the glamorous life and I live one.
As soon as I go out into the world, I belong, in a way, to everyone else. It’s legal to follow me. It’s legal to stalk me at the beach. And I can’t call the police or ask them to leave.
I am the center of attention in my job every single day the thought of a wedding to me is exhausting. Why would I put myself through that?
I wanted to be a skinny little ballerina but I was a voluptuous little Italian girl whose dad had meatballs on the table every night.
I love my daddy. My daddy’s everything. I hope I can find a man that will treat me as good as my dad.
Making your dad happy is – especially for an Italian Catholic girl, I’ll tell you – it feels really good.