Strangely, I feel that I become increasingly reclusive in my normal life and more open and candid in my music.— Mika
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I make mistakes. I say stupid things. I do idiotic things. And, quite frankly, I'm proud of them. Why not make mistakes?
Sometimes I dress like what I want for lunch, because all I can think about is having a tuna sandwich.
I was brought up in many different cultures, moving around all the time, and I find my identity in my songs. I project the identity I want to have throughout the songs that I write.
When you're not part of a club, you have to find another way of surviving.
The stage is my territory, my boxing ring. That's where I'm free.
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I have opinions on everything. I'm a stubborn old mule. The biggest problem is keeping my mouth shut.
I say I have a midlife crisis every time I start and finish a record.
I was always told I was ugly. I still think I am ugly. I know I've got an odd face and you can't tell me otherwise.
I think my music generally transcends a lot of genres.
My first record was about childhood. There were a lot of nursery rhyme and fairytale references; it was all about being naive.
I was a show-off as a kid. I was wearing bow ties and matching coloured trousers.
During my life I have seen, known, and lost too much to be the prey of vain dread; and, as for the hope of immortality, I am as weary of that as I am of gods and kings. For my own sake only I write this; and herein I differ from all other writers, past and to come.
It's very hard to find men's clothes that do what you want, especially when you go through them as quickly as I do. I need them to be flashy, but I never like to be overdressed. I need to make a statement, but I hate wearing too many clothes.
I can't just listen to music walking down the street unless I have a reason to.
I can't just listen to music as a piece of junk in the background. It drives me insane.
The one thing about me is that I don’t even know where I’ll end up, and I don’t know what I’ll be doing but I know that I’ll never really stop.
I was quite the quiet teenager. I was a bit of a loner, a little bit of an outsider.
Did you know, I'm still in love with this blue sky until forever and ever, eternally.
Never trust a man in red trousers
I'm always calling my doctor because I'm constantly injuring myself while on the road, like tearing a ligament, blasting my ears or losing my voice. Plus, I'm a total hypochondriac.
They say shyness is a form of egotism, and you are only shy because you care too much about what people think of you. And maybe its true, maybe I am just an egotist.
My real name is Mica, spelled with a C.
My dad is called Michael. He wanted me to be called Michael but my mother said over her dead body. She wasn't into the whole junior thing.
Basically, it is your self-esteem that shapes the choice of your job, female, friends, and how you take care of yourself (health/hygiene/hobby's)!
Zen is just a lifestyle, your everyday life.
It is doing your best at your job, relationships, health, hobbies, and other daily activities!
A stylist might say you look amazing in anything.
Your family will always tell you if you look a complete idiot.
Perhaps self-esteem is just the sum of self-love and self-confidence.
People with high self-esteem know they deserve a good life and that they can get almost everything they focus on!
I'm not creating an enigma or leaving mystery, I'm just respecting myself enough as an artist to give myself room to grow and not to be devoured all in one go.
I really want people to know me, to find out about me, and if they really like me, to stick with me.
I think, 'How could anybody mock a good pop song?' It is timeless;
it transcends barriers; it breaks down every single type of social barrier that you can possibly have. It can deal with the most difficult subjects, even if it abstracts the subject matter.
I was born out of classical music.
I am terrible at relationships.
I am very suspicious of people.
I completely understand the responsibility I have in continuing the sonic style that I have created.
In fact, no one has ever really wanted to go on a date with me.
It's [F1] your life. You're focused on just one thing and there's no room for anything else. Friends don't necessarily understand, because the way you think about life develops completely differently to how it does for normal people.
Most of the people who write pop music were outsiders at some time in their life.
So much is man the slave of his heart that he will shut his eyes to what does not please him and believe all that he hopes.
I'm not interested in what they have to say.
I'm only interested in people that are interested in me for the right reasons.
I wanted to make an unashamed pop record.
I became obsessed with Disney soundtracks from the '50s, so I decided to make my own.
I'm not necessarily that big of a clubbing junkie, but I really like dance music as a genre.
I'm inspired by watching and listening to people.
For example, my first novel, The Scale, came to life after I overheard two women discussing their struggle with their weight at the gym.
Some people say I've got a five-octave range, which is ridiculous.
That would mean I'd sing like Mariah Carey or that alien in 'The Fifth Element.' And I'm nothing like that blue alien. I've got a range of about 3 1/2 octaves.
Everything I write is about me.
I never talk about anything to do with my sexuality.
Over the past few days I have been fighting off a virus that has affected the majority of my band and crew.
When you come from nowhere, I am fully aware of the fact that people have to compare you to other artists to kind of place you.
In the stock market, when you are right, you make a little money;
when you are wrong, you learn a lot of lessons, so you always win!
I am totally unapologetic about pop music.
We all have to be dishes on a plate eventually, with the way we are marketed, but I have no intention of being a cheap Chinese all-you-can-eat buffet.