Fearless lives forever.
Queen produced some of the most iconic songs to this day, it’s no wonder everyone knows who they are. There was something different about the rock band when it made its debut in 1973 that made it stand out from all other musical talent in the years to come.
My first exposure to the British rock band was with Anne Hathaway’s “Somebody to Love” cover for the film Ella Enchanted. I belted along to the tune completely unaware of the mastery behind this song. It also wasn’t until I watched the 2018 biopic Bohemian Rhapsody did I truly appreciate the history behind the 6-minute song.
Queen has become one of the most influential rock bands in musical history. The group transcend generations with its wild artistic expression and musical freedom.
Everyone knows at least one Queen song, even if you don’t realize it. They are so popular that Bohemian Rhapsody was recently the highest grossing musical biopic of all time.
After watching the recent film, I realized just how inspirational the band was as a whole. Freddie Mercury defied all the fashion rules up until his death in 1991. The whole band stayed true to their nature while pushing boundaries and making the most out of their combined musical talents. Queen made people feel uncomfortable and relished in it. They didn’t care; they just wanted to make music, and music they made.
If you aren’t familiar with Queen, I recommend taking the time to look into the band and its music. But you don’t have to be able to win at Queen trivia to appreciate the band’s genius.
Here are 25 quotes from Queen to remind you to stay fabulous and be your true self.
1. Always add that pizazz in your routine.
“Boredom is the biggest disease in the world, darling.” — Freddie Mercury
2. Always love like there is no tomorrow.
“Too much love will kill you just as sure as none at all.” — Queen
3. One day you’ll leave this earth and you’ll have to accept that.
“When I’m dead, who cares? I don’t.” — Freddie Mercury
4. Be more than what you set out to do.
“I won’t be a rockstar. I will be a legend.” — Freddie Mercury
5. Love everything you do and have done.
“There’s nothing I’m embarrassed about.” — Brian May
6. It’s okay to not always agree with everyone.
“Arguments are healthy. They clear the air.” — John Deacon
7. Always be a little diva-like.
“To me, diva means an extraordinary, outrageously theatrical, brilliant performer.” — Roger Taylor
8. It’s okay to not fit the mold everyone has for you.
“Everybody thought I was a bit of an eccentric for wanting to be out there looking at the stars, but I still do.” — Brian May
9. There will be good and bad times but you can make it through.
“No, we have our ups and downs, but we’re all very up at the moment.” — John Deacon
10. Success comes in all forms.
“The reason we’re successful, darling? My overall charisma, of course.” — Freddie Mercury
11. Don’t sit and let life pass you by.
“I’m not a person for sitting on beaches. What would I do?” — Brian May
12. Go big or go home.
“The bigger, the better; in everything.” — Freddie Mercury
13. Be one of a kind.
“The whole point (of Queen) was to be original.” — Freddie Mercury
14. Be unapologetically you.
“I’m just a musical prostitute, my dear” — Freddie Mercury
15. Any success takes a lot of work.
“Lots of marriages don’t last as long as Queen.” — John Deacon
16. You’re limitless.
“You can be anything you want to be, just turn yourself into anything you think that you could ever be.” — Freddie Mercury
17. Enjoy the journey.
“Astronomy’s much more fun when you’re not an astronomer.” — Brian May
18. Be the most authentic you.
“I’m not afraid to speak out, and say things that I want to do, or do the things that I want to do, I think in the end, being natural, and being actually genuine is what wins.” — Freddie Mercury
19. Creative differences aren’t a bad thing.
“I mean the only thing that is hopefully good about us is after the arguments we can actually still face each other the next day or the day after and talk about something else and sort of get over it.” — John Deacon
20. Think of your legacy.
“Who wants to live forever?” — Freddie Mercury
21. Be yourself. Always.
“I’m just me.” — Freddie Mercury
22. Look on the bright.
“I am an optimist and I always think the good will come out.” — Roger Taylor
23. Don’t ever be someone you’re not.
“Be yourself no matter what people say.” — Freddie Mercury
24. Worrying will get you nowhere.
“Don’t worry, darling.” — Brian May
25. Live your most daring life.
“Oh, I was not made for heaven. No, I don’t want to go to heaven. Hell is much better. Think of all the interesting people you’re going to meet down there!” — Freddie Mercury