You'll never find peace of mind until you listen to your heart.

— George Michael

The most unconventional George Michael quotes that are glad to read

Be good to yourself 'cause nobody else has the power to make you happy.

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Me, I don’t want any children, I don’t want responsibility.

I am gay, I smoke weed and I do exactly what I want in my life because of my talent. I represent an ideal which others have had to let go and they blame me for that. Especially men.

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When I open my mouth and sing, the truth comes out.

When I write, the truth comes out. I can't lie. That, I think, is one of the strongest elements of my music. When people talk about my writing as though I'm doing it from an accountant's perspective, it really pisses me off.

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People, you can never change the way they feel.

Better let them do what they will. For they will, if you let them, steal your heart.

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The whole business is built on ego, vanity, self-satisfaction, and it's total crap to pretend it's not.

86

Your political system is actually too democratic.

The fact that Americans vote on every bill and proposition can prolong bigotry indefinitely, especially where it is aimed at minority groups.

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Sex is natural, sex is good/Not everybody does it, but everybody should

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I can't believe that I've written my best work yet.

If I believed that, then I wouldn't bother releasing music anymore.

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Satire is used for political purposes all the time, but obviously there's a time and a place. I think in the current climate, it can be very difficult to speak your mind, but sometimes, I believe, we're all in danger and I think this discussion needs to be widened.

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This is a very fickle business. It's really about how much you value the other things in your life. I still value too many other things more than I do fame.

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I mean, it is the perfect situation to really love someone to death and to want to rip their clothes off at the same time, isn't it?

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[My family] is one of the strongest families you're ever likely to see.

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About George Michael

Quotes 159 sayings
Nationality British
Profession Musician
Birthday June 25, 1963

Stupid cupid keeps on calling me, but I see nothing in his eyes. I miss my babe

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I would advise any gay person that being out in the real sense can never happen too soon.

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This stuff [marijuana] keeps me sane and happy.

I'd say it's a great drug - but obviously it's not very healthy.

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I got to say hello to Snoop Dogg. I got to, I was being barged out of the way by his bodyguards but I got to say hello to him which was cool.

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I'm not anti-American. I've lived with Kenny, a Texan, for six years.

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I seem to think that anything worth having in life has to be painful to attain.

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My dad worked in a very typical first-generation immigrant fashion - 24 hours a day for years.

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Take back your picture in a frame. Take back your singing in the rain. I just hope you understand sometimes the clothes do not make the man.

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[My mother] is much more musical, and by the time I started writing songs - by the time I was about 17 - she started to believe in me, musically.

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That feels natural to me, singing in a small group of people I just can't do.

You'll never hear me sing at a dinner table or anything, but this feels kinda natural. I've done it many, many times. So, and also, the pressure's off me cos I'm not singing on my own. I'm just doing a few harmonies with my stuffed nose.

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People run on and off the stage, but usually they're removed before they get to me. It's not really frightening. There's always the possibility that someone's going to take a potshot at you; you take that risk when you perform in front of thousands of people.

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I'd never touch anything. I think it's foolhardy to play around with the face that you've been given. To have a little snip or a tuck, I think, is really quite obscene.

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I probably owe an apology to fans that have been supportive and have not wanted to believe any of this was true. It takes a little bit of the sheen off of the mystique.

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I can't talk about Kathy [Jeung] anymore, because she doesn't want me to talk about her, and I'm not even sure that it's an ongoing relationship.

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I didn't expect to enter into tabloid trivia or anything like that.

So I suspect my perspective and a lot of my ideas changed fairly drastically. It was also rather confusing.

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This was absolutely an attack on [British Prime Minister] Tony Blair, principally, and the perspective which is really predominant in Europe right now that he's not questioning enough of Mr. Bush's policies.

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My American gay audience have continued to dance and sing to the music I make in a way that straight Americans haven't. I am grateful to them for that.

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It's almost required with major artists that there's some duality. And I've got duality everywhere.

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It's absolutely essential that we have the same safeguards that straight couples do. But I want more than a 50 percent chance of success. I don't want to emulate that.

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The years between leaving school and actually becoming an adult are very important years. You make a lot of choices as to the type of life you want to lead and what type of person you want to be. There were so many people who had opinions of me, a lot of them very unflattering, that it was hard to make up my mind about who I was supposed to be.

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[My father] was more than apprehensive.

He didn't think I stood a chance in hell. He had no confidence in me whatsoever and was convinced that I was going to be coming to him for money when I was 40. We argued about it constantly.

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We [with Andrew Ridgeley] were getting so much attention and achieving such success. It never really bothered me.

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Yeah, I'm going to need a leather jacket for when I'm on my hog and need to go into a controlled slide.

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It's an incredibly limited sphere those tabloids have, isn't it? Basically, they can accuse people of being gay and they can accuse people of taking drugs, but they can't get any more sensational without entering into the realm of incredibly bad taste.

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We [with Andrew Ridgeley] didn't expect people to take it seriously.

But naturally they did, and they thought we were a couple of wankers.

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I was supposed to be a real Thatcherite.

Just by dint of being a first-generation immigrant and having not had money, and then suddenly having it - and getting on planes and going to Ibiza and sitting around in thongs. But actually nothing I was writing or doing was even vaguely Thatcherite.

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I hope it really comes off. It would make my dad really proud." (about the song for the coming 2004 Summer Olympic Games in Athens, Greece)

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Say what you want about America - thirteen bucks can still get you a hell of a lot of mice!

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I have been taken for a ride a couple of times.

I've been hurt by people who I've had a 90 percent possibility of being hurt by.

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I was at Live Aid the original, looking like Rolf Harris for some reason.

I had a really long beard that day for some reason.

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I think part of it has got to be compensation, yes, for the fact that when I was a kid, I wasn't particularly attractive. But at the same time I don't remember ever thinking, Oh, my God, I'm such a mess; I'm the ugliest sod in the class.

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It was a very lucky set of incidents that led to Wham! getting a record contract - although we weren't Wham! when we got the record contract. We were nothing; we were just two friends who had written a few songs.

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I'm a perfectionist. It's a big pain in the ass and it takes a lot of my time, but it really is going well and I have to do my own things.

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You can have my credit card, baby, but keep your red hot fingers off of my heart, lady.

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I do think that Live Aid (1985) (TV) was a great thing, it focused people, I think it showed young kids the way in many respects and I think a lot of people are still inspired by what happened in the mid-Eighties.

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I have two sisters. My father is Greek and comes from a family of seven. My mother is English and comes from a family of five.

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I want the people who came to listen to have a good time as well.

So it's a matter of playing a control game when all I really want to do is go out there and sing.

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