"I think what made it difficult for people to get and still makes it difficult for people to get is the theatrical nature of the work and the fact that my music doesnt exist without the performance-art element."
"I hope that what you take away from my album is not just the music - which I did want to be fun and I did want it to be about individuality but please also take away from it that theres no dream thats too big."
"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 Im trying to say is Im 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."
"What Ive discovered is that in art as in music theres a lot of truth-and then theres a lie. The artist is essentially creating his work to make this lie a truth but he slides it in amongst all the others. The tiny little lie is the moment I live for my moment. Its the moment that the audience falls in love."
"To this day some of my closest friends say Gaga you know everythings great. Youre a singer your dreams have come true. But still when certain things are said to you over and over again as youre growing up it stays with you and you wonder if theyre true."