Years ago, I thought up the name Queen. It's just a name. But it's regal, obviously, and -sounds splendid.

We were disliked by the press in the early days because they couldn't put their finger on us, and that was the case with Zeppelin as well.

It destroys the soul to hear that you're all hype, that you have no talent, and that your whole career has been contrived.

A concert is not a live rendition of our album. It's a theatrical event.

The lavish presentation appeals to me, and I've got to convince the others.

Who wants to live forever?

We're a very expensive group; we break a lot of rules. It's unheard of to combine opera with a rock theme, my dear .

Is Billy Idol just doing a bad Elvis pout, or was he born that way?

You know, I designed the Queen crest. I simply combined all the creatures that represent our star signs-and I don't even believe in astrology.

In the early days, we just wore black onstage. Very bold, my dear. Then we introduced white, for variety, and it simply grew and grew.

The others don't like my interviews. And frankly, I don't care much for theirs.

I always knew I was a star And now, the rest of the world seems to agree with me.

But, you know, we spent two years putting our act together.

The reason we're successful, darling? My overall charisma, of course.

And, we have no such thing as a budget anymore. Our manager freaks when we show him the bill. We're lavish to the bone, but all our money goes back into the product.

One night Roger was in a foul mood and he threw his entire bloody drumset across the stage. The thing only just missed me - I might have been killed.

Back in the old days, we were often compared to Led Zeppelin. If we did something with harmony, it was the Beach Hoys. Something heavy was Led Zeppelin.

We've gone overboard on every Queen album. But that's Queen.

Onstage, I am a devil. But I'm hardly a social reject.

Money may not buy happiness, but it can damn well give it!

We're a bit flashy, but the music's not one big noise.

When the whole point of Queen was to be original.

When I'm dead, I want to be remembered as a musician of some worth and substance.

What will I be doing in twenty years' time? I'll be dead, darling! Are you crazy?

I'm very emotional; I think I may go mad in several years' time.

I'm not into business at all.

I'm just a musical prostitute, my dear.

I'm hopeless with money; I simply spend what I've got.

If we're weird onstage, I don't know what you'd call the Tubes.

I won't be a rock star. I will be a legend.

I was never too keen on the British music press. They've called us a supermarket hype, and they used to suggest that we didn't write our own songs.

I want to lead the Victorian life, surrounded by exquisite clutter.

I think my melodies are superior to my lyrics.

I like to be surrounded by splendid things.

I have fun with my clothes onstage; it's not a concert you're seeing, it's a fashion show.

I guess I've always lived the glamorous life of a star. It 's nothing new - I used to spend down to the last dime.

I dress to kill, but tastefully.