Thursday, April 4, 2013

Adam Lambert Quotes

1. Nowadays in pop, there's not a lot of men that are singing big and loud and high - it's not as common as it once was.



2. Obviously, I'm a risk-taker. I'm not easy listening, you know? I'm not going to always be the most digestible thing for everybody across the board. I'm specific, and I kind of like to blow it out the box. And either you like it, or you don't.

3. Obviously in America it's okay to be violent but not sexual.


4. I want to be a role model for maybe that kid that feels he's a little weird or she's a little weird. The kid in school that doesn't quite fit the mold, someone that wants to be different.


5. I'm like your boy next door who decided that he wanted to be a rebel one day. So - I'm a nice rebel.


6. True love's power makes it feel impossible to live without your other half.





7. There are female artists I can look at that I find more in common with than the male artists, because they're blending the pop, dance and theatricality…but currently there aren't a lot of guys who go there.


8. I think part of the beauty of song is how they connect people. Whether they're dancing or crying, the best songs resonate with the masses.


9. There's a certain level of pageantry with "Idol," and in order to work the show, you kind of have to feed into it.

10. I was afraid to express myself for a while.

11. There was a lot of me trying to be a "fixer." I was that kind of guy. I'd meet someone who had "so much potential" that needed "help." I think that was kind of my curse for a long time.


12. My mother was always supportive.



13. There's no regrets for me.



14. I haven't had many relationships.

15. My M.O. is just do what you do and don't feel like you have to make apologies for it. I'm sure there will come a point when I have to apologize for something, but not yet.


16. My dad is a Deadhead, my mom's a Jewish-American princess from Jersey.


17. It's been a transformative period and I really wanted to make music from what I've experienced.



18. Right now, I'm not really thinking about marriage.

19. My first album was completed in three months.


20. People want to talk about whether I have rock cred, whether I'm selling out, the theatricality, the gay stuff...Chill out! And just enjoy yourself.


21. I was a big fan of Middle Eastern elements of music and experimental electronic and tribal sounds.


22. Pop is a little bit theatrical. That's the whole vibe. That's the point - is that it's great music, great melodies, great hooks. But, on top of it, it's a presentation. There's a showmanship about it. And that's why I wanted to be a pop star.

23. Los Angeles can be a really sad city.



24. I try not to get trapped in any one musical or visual style at all.

25. There's not a blueprint for me to follow.


26. So pretty much, to sum it up, if you can freak someone out and bring that kind of emotion out of somebody with a song, you're doing something right.


27. I was really beating myself up about performances and how I looked and this and that.


28. I try to go throughout my daily life just as if nothing has changed, but you don't have much anonymity anymore, which feels really good. People come up, and say hi and they enjoy your work.


29. I worked at Starbucks when I was 16…It was all right.



30. If I offended anybody, tough shit.

31. I listen to crazy, robust rock music where they sing their faces off, and soul music, which can be similar.


32. I wasn't unhappy, but I was a little like: "Is this it? Really?" I was thirsty.

33. I have crushes on women all the time. I don't have intimate relationships with them, but I find women beautiful.



34. When I was in high school I was 250 pounds.

35. I'm not a babysitter.

36. Those shows I did with Queen were pretty surreal. I was really excited and super-flattered, but intimidated at the same time.


37. I need to be able to explain myself in context.


38. When you dance and move around it creates a different reaction from the audience - they love it.

39. I'm inspired by history, different periods.


40. I just talk a lot, that's the problem.


41. I'm trying to be a singer, not a civil rights leader.

42. I definitely have my opinions that I'm very vocal about and I'm not afraid to put them out there.

43. I like to get real pretty.

44. The kids that are different and out there and expressive and are bold with those choices, those are the people that grow up to be people we all want to hang out with, that become celebrities or become really successful in what they do because they believe in who they are.


45. I'm proud of my sexuality.

46. The way I look at it is everybody should have the right to get married, if they so choose.

47. The biggest risk I've ever taken is going on "American Idol" and trying to be myself. I wasn't going to try too hard to conform, and I knew that it could possibly not work out.

48. Wait a minute, I'm a fan of yours; you can't be a fan of mine!


49. I would love to do a live show with dancers and fashion and scenic elements - definitely bring my love of the theater to a concert-style performance.





50. I knew that it was my only shot to be taken seriously in the recording industry, because it's fast and broad.


51. I'm so happy to be in a committed relationship.


52. I didn't feel attractive in high school.



53. I'm very inspired by past music.



54. I am gay, and I'm very comfortable with it.

55. I'm trying to convey to my audience that you really can't judge a book by its cover, and there's more to the universe than you can see with your eyes.


56. I don't feel closeted.


57. Own it. Own your walk, walk your walk, let it all hang out, do your thing and that's how you're gonna find the love and the happiness that you want in your life. Just by like being comfortable in your own skin.

58. If something doesn't look right, throw some glitter on it.

59. You can't plan everything - if I did a performance exactly how I rehearsed it, it would be so boring.


60. When I was kid, I remember playing "Vogue" by Madonna over and over and over again. And ah, you know, something about the beat was really cool, and Madonna, visually, was on TV all the time and I thought she was just so beautiful.

61. I've always been fond of the glam-rocker title.


62. I get why certain actors want to stay in the closet.


63. I've only dressed in drag three or four times.



64. Yeah, I think speculation keeps things really interesting.

65. I don't like to look typical.

66. You know, if it weren't for these fans, I wouldn't have gotten as far as I did.


67. I think theatricality is just one way of performing. I don't think it's a better way or the way, but it's my way.

68. I don't think it should be a surprise for anyone to hear I'm gay.

69. I think you kind of have to put yourself out there.

70. I've sung other people's music all my life.

71. I had a lot of fun with my costume designer.


72. I've been known to make out with girls from time to time. Couple drinks involved, you know. It's fun. And who knows? Maybe it'll go further someday. I don't know.





73. I want to upset people, I want to make people think, I want to keep people interested.

74. I've been kind of toying around with the bi thing in my head. I wouldn't ever give myself the label "bisexual," but bi-curious? Yea.


75. After my tour I had time to stay at home, be with my boyfriend and hang out with friends and that brought me down to earth and helped me write music from a more relaxed place.


76. A lot of my male vocal influences are British - people like David Bowie, Freddie Mercury and Robert Plant.


77. In middle school, I really didn't have music, but in high school, I remember taking a lot of choir and drama.


78. At least I can say that I'm honest.

79. All these songs honestly explore the ups and downs of my reality.


80. Bowie's been a huge influence on me.

81. Carving out an identity for yourself is important so I'm trying to do that as well.

82. "Come out" is so funny to me because I've never been in.

83. Conforming is not cool.


84. Coming up with something new and original is so exciting.


85. Fame is a very strange animal.



86. I am who I am.

87. I never wore full-on eyeliner in high school, but I wanted to.


88. I like "Rocky Horror."






89. I nitpick details.

90. Female performers have been doing this for years - pushing the envelope about sexuality - and the minute a man does it, everybody freaks out.


91. I started to realize I wasn't like every other boy.

92. I love myself and I am a good person.

93. I started rejecting the proper way to sing and I started singing.

94. For me, one of the important things about keeping vocally healthy is warming up and making sure I'm aware where my voice is at, drinking lots of water and getting plenty of sleep, and just taking care of myself with exercise and eating healthy.


95. I think it's up to the parents to discern what their child is watching on television.




96. I breeze through Twitter - I look at the mentions, the pictures, the videos.

97. I think Lady Gaga is great and is changing pop music and bringing back a certain rock 'n' roll spirit, swagger to the game.


98. I think sometimes we're meant to do something but things aren't lined up correctly.







99. I think the British audience might be more open-minded with some of my imagery and weird choices.

100. I think the difficult thing is the transition between TV competition series and going into the actual music industry. There still seems to be a slight disconnect there.


101. I think, for the majority of my twenties, I was always so concerned with what I didn't have, or what I still wanted.



102. I wanted the focus to be on my ability as a singer and as an entertainer - not on my private life.


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