“I dress to kill… but tastefully”. Remembering Freddie Mercury’s wit and style

This year Queen frontman Freddie Mercury would have been 70 years old. Although it is literally impossible on this King’s life without recalling his unique sense of style, his stunning voice, his humane lyrics or his performance, performance style, Vogue Hommes looked back into the archives of the infamous Mercury’s strongest stage looks.

Smart and full of references, his appearances never settled for anything. After all this was a performer of amazing wit, a man who gave us some of the most inspiring, funny, memorable quotes to live by.

If you like Queen, please do hail their King of heart and mind with this ten inspiring and pretty hilarious quotes. The show, nevertheless, must (and will) go on.

“I dress to kill... but tastefully”. Remembering Freddie Mercury’s wit and style

1. “Dullness is a disease.”

“I dress to kill... but tastefully”. Remembering Freddie Mercury’s wit and style

2. “The most important thing is to live a fabulous life. As long as it’s fabulous I don’t care how long it is.”

“I dress to kill... but tastefully”. Remembering Freddie Mercury’s wit and style

3. “A lot of my songs are fantasy. I can dream up all kinds of things. That’s the kind of world I live in. It’s very sort of flamboyant, and that’s the kind of way I write. I love it.”

“I dress to kill... but tastefully”. Remembering Freddie Mercury’s wit and style

4. “The concept of Queen is to be regal and majestic. Glamour is part of us, and we want to be dandy.”

“I dress to kill... but tastefully”. Remembering Freddie Mercury’s wit and style

5. “I love the fact that I can make people happy, in any form. Even if it’s just an hour of their lives, if I can make them feel lucky or make them feel good, or bring a smile to a sour face, that to me is worthwhile.”

“I dress to kill... but tastefully”. Remembering Freddie Mercury’s wit and style

6. “It’s not a concert you’re seeing. It’s a fashion show.”

“I dress to kill... but tastefully”. Remembering Freddie Mercury’s wit and style

7. “I dress to kill… but tastefully.”                                                                                                                                        
“I dress to kill... but tastefully”. Remembering Freddie Mercury’s wit and style

8. “Rod Stewart, Elton John and I were going to start a band called Hair, Nose and Teeth… but it hasn’t happened because none of us can agree on the order of the words.”

9. “Oh, I was not made for heaven. No, I don’t want to go to heaven. Hell is much better. Think of all the interesting people you’re going to meet down there”

10. “My soul has painted like the wings of butterflies,

Fairy tales of yesterday will grow but never die,

I can fly, my friends…”

 

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