Part of me looks at the gay movement now and worries that we’re losing our individuality.
I didn’t think anyone was going to buy ‘Do You Really Wanna Hurt Me?’ It was really personal, not a hit record, I thought. I wanted us to sound completely different. Shows how much I knew.
I’ve never felt as though I didn’t belong, I just acted as though I did.
I’m always being inspired .
I’m much more interested in working and getting on with my music.
I’d got very successful, everyone knew who I was, but I felt very empty.
I was unwelcome in the U.S. for four years.
I can do anything. In GQ, I appeared as a man.
I don’t really feel part of the pop scene.
I also tried to avoid doing obvious dance records.
I always feel that my whole life is representing the LGBT community. It’s kind of what I do all the time.
I’m not responsible enough to have a dog – or a child.
I’m a big fan of Yoko, one of those weird people who really love her music, and who argues with people all the time, because people do write her off.
My mother and father were fantastic, very active. I find it difficult to say this, but I’m quite a loving person and I’ve always been loving to my friends. In the long run, that pays off. I’m very interested in other people, and if you are, they’re interested in you.
I used to think of George Michael as being mechanical, like a scientist in a white coat, working in a laboratory, creating perfect harmonies, and all the while I was secretly admiring him.