"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
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).
If you don't have any shadows, you're not standing in the light.
~ Lady Gaga, recounting what she felt was the best advice she ever received
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.
~ Lady Gaga
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.
~ Lady Gaga
(after showing Lady Gaga pre-fame and post-fame)
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."