Lady Gaga quotes are filled with her ideology about her art form and how she views music in relation to expressing herself. She talks vividly about her fans and the desire to be a role model in their lives. Lady Gaga discusses a bit about her private life as she uses it to show her transition into a singer who doesn’t want to be like anyone else. In early 2020 she talked about mental health on the Oprah Winfrey Show.
Lady Gaga was born Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta and prefers to be called by her professional name. She said the name came as a result of friends calling her Gaga when she performed in the theater. In her remarks she talks a lot about theater and performing and it is seen in many of her performances on stage. She has done a number of collaborations with various artists including Beyoncé. Below you will see an extensive set of quotes by the Lady herself.
“Lady Gaga is my name. If you know me, and you call me Stefani, you don't really know me at all."
“What I've discovered is that in art, as in music, there's a lot of truth-and then there's a lie. The artist is essentially creating his work to make this lie a truth, but he slides it in amongst all the others. The tiny little lie is the moment I live for, my moment. It's the moment that the audience falls in love."
“I've had grand pianos that are more expensive than, like, a year's worth of rent."
“I'm working on bringing the instant film camera back as part of the future."
“I am so excited to extend myself behind the scenes as a designer and to - as my father puts it - finally have a real job."
“I'm definitely a Polaroid camera girl. For me, what I'm really excited about is bringing back the artistry and the nature of Polaroid."
“I like pushing boundaries."
“I guess you could say I devoted myself so strongly to my music that for awhile I forgot about my family. But I only get one set of parents, and I think I forgot about that for a little while."
“In a sense I portray myself in a very androgynous way, and I love androgyny."
“I had this dream, and I really wanted to be a star. And I was almost a monster in the way that I was really fearless with my ambitions."
“I was performing in New York and my friends started to call me Gaga, they said I was very theatrical and they said, 'You're Gaga'."
“Every bit of me is devoted to love and art. And I aspire to try to be a teacher to my young fans who feel just like I felt when I was younger. I just felt like a freak. I guess what I'm trying to say is I'm trying to liberate them, I want to free them of their fears and make them feel that they can make their own space in the world."
“I live halfway between reality and theater at all times. And I was born this way."
“The instrument that I never learned how to play was my fans. You know, they are the part of the story that nobody teaches you. I just want to do the right thing; I want to be a voice with them, among them."
“I hope that what you take away from my album is not just the music - which I did want to be fun, and I did want it to be about individuality, but please also take away from it that there's no dream that's too big."
“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 think what made it difficult for people to get, and still makes it difficult for people to get, is the theatrical nature of the work and the fact that, my music doesn't exist without the performance-art element."
“If you are not being bullied all I would say - cause I like to talk about the other side of it as well - is you know, be someone that nurtures, and if there's someone in your class that maybe doesn't have a lot of friends, be the person that sits with them in the cafeteria sometimes; be the bigger person."
“A record deal doesn't make you an artist; you make yourself an artist."
"When you're around me and really see that all I do is live and breathe for my work, it's not strange, it's just Gaga."
“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."
“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."
“I talk about myself in the third person all the time. I don't live my life in the way someone like you does. I live my life completely serving only my work and my fans."
“I don't see myself in terms of artifice. I see myself as a real person who chooses to live my life in an open way - artistically."
“Some artists are working to buy the mansion or whatever the element of fame must bear, but I spend all my money on my show."
“I have never had plastic surgery, and there are many pop singers who have."
“I dropped out of NYU, moved out of my parent's house, got my own place, and survived on my own. I made music and worked my way from the bottom up."
“I am an artist, and I have the ability and the free will to choose the way the world will envision me."
"I'm an inventor."
“I don't want to make money; I want to make a difference."
“I don't like L.A. It's just not fun. I don't know why, but I just don't get it. You have to drive to get everywhere, and when it rains everybody freaks out."
“I don't care about money."
“I just am committed wholeheartedly to theatre with no intermission."
“Well, in order for me to be successful... In order to be a great artist - musician, actor, painter, whatever - you must be able to be private in public at all times."
“How I love David Bowie."
“I feel that my fans have cultivated my talent and they continue to nurture me."
“I'm half living my life between reality and fantasy at all times."
“When I wake up in the morning, I feel just like any other insecure 24-year-old girl."
“Because the sweeter the cake, the more bitter the jelly can be."
“I try to not focus on what people expect from me."
“I don't see myself as ever being like anybody else."
“Celebrity life and media culture are probably the most overbearing pop-cultural conditions that we as young people have to deal with, because it forces us to judge ourselves."
“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."
Lady Gaga is considered someone who keeps reinventing herself to keep alive in the music industry. This industry is known for persons being at top and then getting thrown off the pedestal. She is expected to star alongside Will Smith as a cameo in Men In Black 3. Her quotes can be very controversial at times depending on your mindset, however many of her quotes are motivating and inspiring.