Quotes by Gaga
“They can't scare me, if I scare them first.”
"If you don't have any shadows, you're not standing in the light."
—recounting what she felt was the best advice she ever received
“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.”
"My whole life is a performance piece, so I don’t need to have my picture taken to feel like I'm in a moment of art."
"I feel if my career ever doesn't work out, I can become a princess at Disney."
"My fans make me brave, and then I make them brave."
Quotes about Gaga
"Even when it wasn’t appropriate, when times weren’t right, she’d just burst out singing."
— Grade-school friends
I'm sure my critics will say it's a grotesque display
Well, they can bite me, baby — I perform this way
I might be wearin' Swiss cheese or may be covered with bees
It doesn't mean I'm crazy — I perform this way
“Did you study me hard enough?
You’re never gonna be
You’re just a wannabe me"
—Madonna, "Two Steps Behind Me"
"Lady Gaga is a pop prostitute, a satanic bitch with her fascist and demonic secret signs!"
"Fans who say she's going to be around forever are crazy. Her schtick isn't going to last ten years. Hell, another five years would be pushing it. She can't last because her gimmick is surprise. And eventually, she's not going to be able to surprise us because our collective reaction won't be 'What will she do next?" but "Oh... her again.'"
"First she came for Madonna,
and I didn’t speak out because I’m not Madonna.
Then she came for Boy George,
and I didn’t speak out because I’m not Boy George.
Then she came for me,
and there was no one left to speak for me."
—DListed (parodying Martin Niemöller)
"Depending on who you ask, the radical shift in style was the result of either a legitimate expression of creativity from a talented young artist (according to her camp), a marketing meeting (according to the New York Post) or an illicit tryst between Madonna and Ziggy Stardust 26 years ago that's finally paying dividends (according to us, just now)."
"Lady Gaga wanted to perform inside of a six-story Doritos vending machine at SXSW, but the Man kept her down, citing 'safety concerns.' Goddamn it."
(after showing Lady Gaga pre-fame and post-fame)
"“Bad Romance” is not her first music video, but it is the first one of her videos to foreground one of the basic problems that faced Stefani Germanotta in becoming a pop star, which is that her facial falls significantly outside the narrow band of what is considered normatively and conventionally attractive. In much of her earlier videos and work in general this fact is carefully elided, either through substantial uses of makeup or by the use of masks of various sorts (including her signature oversized glasses)...The resulting aesthetic is not merely pop spectacle, but pop monstrosity, in the classical sense of monstrousness as something meant to be gazed at and looked upon."