Brian May - Quotes

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I think music is about our internal life. It's part of the way people touch each other. That's very precious to me. And astronomy is, in a sense, the very opposite thing. Instead of looking inwards, you are looking out, to things beyond our grasp.

I think music is about our internal life. It's part of the way people touch each other. That's very precious to me. And astronomy is, in a sense, the very opposite thing. Instead of looking inwards, you are looking out, to things beyond our grasp.

Every time I listen to Jeff Beck my whole view of guitar changes radically. He's way, way out, doing things you never expect. ---->>>

I despise the Lottery. There's less chance of you becoming a millionaire than there is of getting hit on the head by a passing asteroid.

I despise the Lottery. There's less chance of you becoming a millionaire than there is of getting hit on the head by a passing asteroid.

There are times when I flick through magazines and think I'm in danger of becoming a prisoner of my own hair. ---->>>

The biggest emotion in creation is the bridge to optimism.

The biggest emotion in creation is the bridge to optimism.

Astronomy's much more fun when you're not an astronomer. ---->>>

I'm pretty basic as far as technique is concerned. I don't use many gadgets, and I like the sound my guitar makes, anyway. ---->>>

I like to go for a walk or swimming or in the garden when I can. It's a busy kind of life, but I guess I'm lucky. ---->>>

I really thought I was pretty good before I saw Hendrix, and then I thought: Yeah, not so good. ---->>>

There's nothing I'm embarrassed about. ---->>>

I don't think anybody comes close to The Beatles, including Oasis. ---->>>

I was actually perfectly happy when I had no money, which lasted right up until we had a hit with Killer Queen, in 1974. I never wanted for anything. ---->>>

The guitar has a kind of grit and excitement possessed by nothing else. ---->>>

The guitar was my weapon, my shield to hide behind. ---->>>

There is no way that you can ever really repeat something. I have this great belief that the magic of the moment can never be recaptured. ---->>>

Each gig should be unique. You're always treading that line between keeping yourself fresh and giving people something they want to hear. ---->>>

I'm not a person for sitting on beaches. What would I do? ---->>>

Everybody thought I was a bit of an eccentric for wanting to be out there looking at the stars, but I still do. ---->>>

From the beginning of Queen there was such momentum that I never had any time to do anything else. My energy was 95% focused on the band. ---->>>

In print, people can do anything to you. Everything you do is picked apart. People love it; they're waiting for you to make a mistake. ---->>>

The Wedding March has a bit of a death march in it.

The Wedding March has a bit of a death march in it.

We do play to our audience. It's very important. You can't create music in a vacuum. ---->>>

The music itself is very challenging, so I've never really felt the lack of stimulation. I love to be creating; I love to be making things and solving problems, I suppose, and when I'm not, then I'm not an incredibly good person to be around. If I'm not busy, then I think I would be disaster. That's just the way things are.

The music itself is very challenging, so I've never really felt the lack of stimulation. I love to be creating; I love to be making things and solving problems, I suppose, and when I'm not, then I'm not an incredibly good person to be around. If I'm not busy, then I think I would be disaster. That's just the way things are.

For a time I didn't want to answer any questions about Queen. I'd like to be viewed as something alive and relevant, not some fossil. ---->>>

I had this big thing about guitar harmonies. I wanted to be the first to put proper three-part harmonies onto a record. That was an achievement. ---->>>

I never took sheet music seriously. I could do better myself just by listening to other people and using my own intuition. ---->>>

Sanctions always hurt the poor, the weak, the children. ---->>>

Einstein got most of the things right about black holes. I'm not an expert, I must admit. ---->>>

Mantovani was a great influence on me. ---->>>

Queen songs tend to be about very personal things: personal dreams and personal ambitions. ---->>>

The first nine albums there was never a Synthesiser, never any Orchestra. There was never any other player except us on the albums. ---->>>

Queen songs are not about the life of a rock star - they tend to be about the lives of normal people, which is why I think the songs connect so much. We're very lucky that they seemingly connect with every generation. ---->>>

At the moment the Queen stuff does sell really well, but there's no guarantee it'll go on forever. ---->>>

I spent 20 years of my life building up Queen, and now I'm spending years of my life trying to get away from it. ---->>>

It's wonderful for me to see what 'We Will Rock You' has done. 'We Will Rock You' and 'We Are the Champions' have kind of transcended the normal framework of where music is listened to and appreciated - they've become part of public life, which I feel wonderful about. ---->>>

I go through major crises every few months, but then I have great peaks of belief and creativity. I'm a weird kind of animal. ---->>>

I just want to be able to play as fast as my brain goes, and my brain doesn't go all that fast. ---->>>

I don't surf the net in general. I have someone do it for me instead, because I find it sluggish. ---->>>

There are a lot of things in Queen albums that you don't expect; that's why we threw them in. ---->>>

Biography

Name: Brian May
Nationality: English
Born: 07-19, 1947
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Occupation: Musician

Brian Harold May, CBE (born 19 July 1947) is an English musician, singer, songwriter and astrophysicist, best known as the lead guitarist of the rock band Queen. He uses a home-built electric guitar, called the Red Special. His compositions for the band include "We Will Rock You", "Tie Your Mother Down", "I Want It All", "Fat Bottomed Girls", "Flash", "Hammer to Fall", "Save Me", "Who Wants to Live Forever" and "The Show Must Go On" (wikipedia)