Freddie Mercury quote

I knew Queen was going to be huge–and we were. There was never a doubt in my mind. Never. I just knew we would make it and I told anyone who asked, just that. If you like the icing on top, and all the trimmings, you’ve got to have the confidence to go get it. So, when Queen

first formed, all of us were aiming for the top slot and we weren’t going to be content or satisfied with anything less. Hope for the best, and head for the top. That’s the only way to approach it. You have to have a lot of confidence to get on in this business. It’s useless saying that you don’t need that. If one starts saying, “Maybe I’m not good enough, maybe I’d better settle for second place,” then forget it. We were full of confidence. You’ve got to have that. You have to have a kind of arrogance and absolute determination, as well as all the other obvious skills, like music. Arrogance is a very good thing to have when you’re starting out, and that means saying to yourselves that you’re going to be the number one group, not the number two group. We just had it inside us. We all had a very big ego, as well.”

— Freddie Mercury: A Life, In His Own Words door Freddie Mercury, Greg Brooks, et al.

6 thoughts on “Freddie Mercury quote

  1. My teacher once told all of us in class to aim for a 100% score in every exam we take. In this way, we will get a much better score and not fail. If we start aiming for just passing a test,we may not make it at all because of complacency and lack of drive. Freddie had the same thought as well.

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