“I open up to her more than anybody else. We have gone through a lot of ups and downs in our time together, but that has made our relationship all the stronger. I know a lot of people find it hard to understand our relationship. Other people who come into our lives just have to accept it. We love each other very much and look after each other. I don’t want anybody else. Mary is my common-law wife. We’re happy with each other and it doesn’t matter what other people think. We believe in each other and that’s enough for me. Fuck everybody else!”
I’m very close with a lot of people – like David Bowie and Elton John. Elton’s a good old cookie. I love him to death and think he’s fabulous. To me he’s like one of those last Hollywood actresses of any worth. He has been a pioneer in rock’n’roll. The first time I met him he was wonderful, One of those people you can instantly get on with. He said he liked and anyone who says that goes into my white book. My black book is bursting at the seams!
Anything I do is pretend, I go out on stage, I act, I mean, I even have this song, I slip into a lot of roles, it’s all about this guy who fools everyone in stuff Love. But I’ve had more of my stage person in mind. That way, it’s just sham – it’s just fun.”
don’t worry about my age because I know I look beautiful Anyway .But having say that ,I just think that sometimes age is a good aquality because age means experience .And I’m Jusing all the experience I’ve gathered over the years to benefit by ,and be honest I don’t worry about age because why should everybody worry about age . You can nothing do about it
I don’t expect to make old bones, and what’s more I don’t really care,” he said. “I certainly don’t have any aspirations to live to 70. It would be so boring. I will be dead and gone long before that. I won’t be here… as far as I’m concerned, I’ve lived a full life and if I’m dead tomorrow, I don’t give a damn. I’ve lived. I really have done it all.”
“As far as I’m concerned, I’m doing it out of pride,” said Mercury. “It’s something to be proud of: that I’m actually in with all the ‘Biggies’ – all the biggest stars – and that I can do something worthwhile. Yes, I’m proud more than anything.”
used to go home periodically and turn up in these outrageous clothes and with my fingernails painted black and at that time my mother used to freak out.
“They used to say, ‘My God! Don’t let the neighbours see you. Come in here quick. Use the back door.’”
Freddie Mercury on going home
That video shocked quite a lot of people, because they thought we didn’t have that fun element,” said Mercury. “We got into our roles so easily. My God! I think that’s one of our best videos to date. In fact, it still makes me chuckle every time I see it, and I’ve seen it a lot of times. I’m glad we did it.
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.”
– Freddie Mercury
I have my friends and I don’t care where they come from or what they do for a living. I don’t go out of my way to say my friends should only be musicians, because I enjoy all sorts of characters. We don’t have to talk about music–I just like interesting people who actually have more to talk about than just music.
I can talk about all kinds of things–like dirt and filth. I think I get on with most people. I’m sure I’d even get on with King Kong very well. We’re the same age. Mind you, I’ve climbed higher buildings than that!
- Freddie Mercury -
She told me on the phone that she loves the way our voices sounded together and I was smiling from my ass to elbow. I sat at home like I’d just swallowed the canary, thinking, ‘ooh! There’s a lot of people who’d like to be in my shoes right now.”
- Freddie Mercury
I remember there was a time and place in the early days, where of course I wanted to be looked upon, so therefore you dress accordingly. I wore Zandra Rhodes dresses and painted my fingernails black, and I wore eye make-up and had long hair. I still laugh when I think of the time I went through airport customs
and the official opened my bag to search it and turned quite scarlet when he saw it was full of nail polish, mascara, stage jewellery and satin underwear! I wore women’s blouses and then I would walk into a room and close it dead. That’s the way to make an entrance, and you can do that. Those things you can do if you’re in that position. And now, having gone through a lot, I want my privacy.”
- Freddie Mercury