A good audience gets a good show!
Almost all pop music songwriters were never popular and that’s probably why they were attracted to a populist format. And almost every creator of popular fiction or comic books, some of the most populist things published, are the strangest most introverted people, and the hardest to decipher.
Believe in yourself and fight!
Bullies don’t make you strong, they just destroy you. You just have to resist it.
Buying coffee and getting recognized most certainly doesn’t make my world spin.
Choose your battles wisely and try to be nice to mum.
Complete ignorance about what the hell I’m supposed to be doing. Musically and marketing-wise I think that’s the best thing I’ve got going for me because I don’t know. I don’t really give a shit. Generally, ignorance is bliss.
How can somebody saying I may be gay be a bad thing? I don’t care about that.
How do you take a freak and make him a beautiful freak?
I care about me. I care about the choices I make for myself.
I didn’t get to where I got in the charts through getting attention in the tabloids.
I discuss my sexuality in my lyrics more than anybody in pop music. There’s a way to discuss sexuality without labels. It’s not born out of fear because you don’t make music like mine if you’re operating from a position of fear, that’s for sure.
I fully embrace the fact that I make pop music. I’m totally unashamed about it.
I hate water. I’ll go to the beach and pretend but I won’t go in. What’s underneath you is really deep. It freaks me out. I probably would eat dog poo or eat dinner with Prince Harry for one million, but I wouldn’t swim with fish.
I have been an outsider myself my entire life. I never was an outsider by choice. I was made to be the outsider – like most people are.
I love driving around, but I don’t know my way around so I bring a friend who does. There’s nothing better than a good road trip with a healthy credit card, it’s a very liberating experience. Preferably someone else’s credit card.
I managed to skip pretty much every rugby game at my school and by the time I actually got to one, they decided to give me the initiation, which involved me lying on the floor in the mud, with everyone putting one foot on my back and I had to stay for 15 minutes. I couldn’t breathe, I had it going up my nose.
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 a mutt, but aren’t we all?
I’m as romantic as a barstool.
I’m not exactly a morning person.
If you want to lose friends, there’s two things you can do: go on holiday with them, or go with them to Ikea.
It’s M-I-K-A so that the i the k and the a don’t get jealous, obviously.
Look, I’ve always said I can fall in love with a man. I can fall in love with a woman. And I’ve always said that I have no shame in that. And I don’t think there was any negative reaction to what I said coming out as bisexual. In fact, I don’t think there was any reaction – I don’t think anyone was surprised whatsoever. I don’t think anyone gives a shit. I think people just want me to have a label.
Never trust a man in red trousers.
People’s brains are attractive. And people’s style is much more important than their looks.
When you make a mess, it’s a lot more fun when you do it with a group of people.
A decision once taken brings peace to a man’s mind and eases his soul.