I am my own sanctuary and I can be reborn as many times as I choose throughout my life.
There really is no difference between the bully and the victim.
It sometimes makes people feel better about themselves, you know, to put other people down, or make fun of them, or maybe make mockery of their work and that doesn't make me feel good at all.
I'm perpetually lonely.
I think tolerance and acceptance and love is something that feeds every community.
'Born this Way' is about being yourself, and loving who you are and being proud.
I'm a wandering gypsy.
When I wake up in the morning, I feel just like any other insecure 24-year-old girl.
I'm half living my life between reality and fantasy at all times.
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've been actually really very pleased to see how much awareness was raised around bullying, and how deeply it affects everyone. You know, you don't have to be the loser kid in high school to be bullied. Bullying and being picked on comes in so many different forms.
Whether I'm wearing lots of makeup or no makeup, I'm always the same person inside.
I actually don't want a throne at all, because I don't view myself as a queen; I view myself as one of 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.
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.
Where I come from it was really unheard of to be at a party and someone says, 'What kind of music do you make?', and you say, 'Pop music.' You may as well have 'I'm not cool' stamped on your forehead.
I feel like if you're a really good human being, you can try to find something beautiful in every single person, no matter what.
I am an artist, and I have the ability and the free will to choose the way the world will envision me.
I don't want to make money; I want to make a difference.
I wanted to be a skinny little ballerina but I was a voluptuous little Italian girl whose dad had meatballs on the table every night.