QUOTES BY FREDDIE

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.

I don't want to change the world with our music. There are no hidden messages in our songs. I like to write songs for modern consumption.

I'm so powerful on stage I seem to have created a monster. When I'm performing I'm an extrovert yet inside I'm a completely different man.

I am not going to be
a star.
I am going to be
a legend.

Success has brought me world idolisation and millions of pounds. But it has prevented me from having the one thing we all need, a loving, on-going relationship. Love is Russian roulette for me.

People are apprehensive when they meet me. They think I'm going to eat them.

When we first got our band together I think most people were really shocked because they thought pop groups usually consisted of ex-truck drivers with very little brains, who were fed up with being on the dole and had decided to become top of the pops instead.

I've worked hard for money. Nobody's given it to me dear! I've earned it so it's mine to do what I want with. So if I want a pyramid in Kensington and I can afford it, I'll have it.

If I didn't do this I wouldn't have anything to do. I can't cook. I'm not any good at being a housewife.

If I lost everything tomorrow I'd claw my way back to the top somehow.

I like to ridicule myself. I don't take it too seriously. I wouldn't wear these clothes if
I was serious. The one thing that keeps me going is that I like to laugh at myself.

I don't have any aspirations to live to 70. I don't want to sound morbid. I've lived a full life and if I'm dead tomorrow, I don't give a damn. I've done it all I really have.

We are the Cecil B De Mille of rock n roll - always wanting to do things bigger
and better.

We're seeking perfection, even if we know it's virtually impossible to find. When we were looking for a good bass player,
we took ages making up our minds because
we wanted the best. We are meticulous.
It drives some promoters and backstage
staff guys mad, but we want everything to be as good as it can for our audiences.

I'm a human being. I'd like people to recognise the fact I'm a human being.

When I look back on all the black nail varnish and stuff I think, God, what did I do? I used to feel a need for all that on stage. It made me more secure. But now I don't. I've grown up a bit.

Staying successful at our level is hard. But when you've tasted success as
beautifully as I have you don't want to let go in a hurry.

I suppose the way we tackled our career sounds clinical and calculating. But our
egos couldn't handle anything but the best.