Lady Gaga's wit shines through on her Twitter account -- at least judging by our list of top Lady Gaga tweets. When she's not limited to 140 characters, the former Stefani Germanotta is even more articulate. In interview after interview, she tosses off quotable quip after quotable quip about everything from sex and love to music and motherhood. Diana Benanti and Chrissy Wilmes combed Gaga's interviews from the past two years and plucked these pearls of wisdom. Enjoy.
"I think I would make quite a good mother. I'm a very good friend. But I'm not like really excited to have kids or anything. I'm really enjoying traveling the world and sleeping with really good-looking people." (eBaum's World, 2009)
"When I wake up in the morning, I feel just like any other insecure 24-year-old girl. Then I say, 'Bitch, you're Lady Gaga, you get up and walk the walk today." (Rolling Stone, July 2010)
"I struggle with my feelings about the church in particular, but I guess it's quite honestly completely separate, isn't it? Religion and the church are two completely separate things. In terms of religion, I'm very religious. I was raised Catholic I believe in Jesus, I believe in God, I'm very spiritual -- I pray very much. But at the same time there's no one religion that doesn't hate or speak against or be prejudiced against another racial group or religious group or sexual group and for that I think religion is also bogus. So I suppose you could say I'm a quite religious woman that is very confused about religion. I dream of and envision a future where we have a more peaceful religion or a more peaceful world a more peaceful state of mind for the younger generation." (Larry King Live, June 1, 2010 via Huffington Post)
"I would not be able to breathe if I couldn't make art. I just wouldn't. Look at me. This is me on a normal day. I wake up in the morning, and I make my hairbow, and I put my cat suit on, and I call up everybody in the Haus of Gaga, and I say, "How are we gonna be brilliant today?" (YouTube interview, December 2008)
"You know, sense memory is a powerful thing. I can give myself an orgasm just by thinking about it." (New York, March 29, 2009)
"I was doing a lot of drugs when I wrote 'Dirty Rich.' It was about two years ago, and it was about a few different things. First and foremost the record [The Fame] is about - whoever you are or where you live - you can self-proclaim this inner fame based on your personal style, and your opinions about art and the world, despite being conscious of it. But it's also about how on the Lower East Side, there was a lot of rich kids who did drugs and said that they were poor artists, so it's also a knock at that. 'Daddy I'm so sorry, I'm so, so sorry, yes, we just like to party.' I used to hear my friends on the phone with their parents, asking for money before they would go buy drugs. So, that was an interesting time for me, but it's funny that what came out of that record - because it's about many different things - but ultimately what I want people to take from it is "Bang-bang." No matter who you are and where you come from, you can feel beautiful and dirty rich." (About.com, June 10, 2008)
"I'm not trying to prove to anybody that I'm going to be here for 30 years. You either are or you're not. You either have passion for it, or you don't. It's either important for you to stop, and buy a condo, and have babies, and marry a rich actor, or not do any of that, and continue to make music and art, and die alone. Which is what I'll probably do." (Entertainment Weekly, February 6, 2009)
"Some women choose to follow men, and some women choose to follow their dreams. If you're wondering which way to go, remember that your career will never wake up and tell you that it doesn't love you anymore." (Cosmopolitan, April 2010)
"Writing a record is like dating a few men at once. You take them to the same restaurants to see if they measure up, and at some point you decide who you like best. When you make music or write or create, it's really your job to have mind-blowing, irresponsible, condomless sex with whatever idea it is you're writing about at the time." (Blender, March 2009)
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