23 of the Best George Michael Quotes

News has rocked the nation this morning that George Michael has passed away at just 53 years old, on Christmas day.

George Michael was an English singer, songwriter and record producer. Michael sold over 100 million records worldwide, and rose to fame as part of the music duo ‘Wham!’.

It’s a sad day for the music industry, and we’ve put together this collection of George Michael quotes as a tribute to him:


23 of the Best George Michael Quotes

1. “The whole business is built on ego, vanity, self-satisfaction, and it’s total crap to pretend it’s not.” – George Michael

2. “I find myself sympathizing with the Americans. Why should they buy this rubbish? Even we aren’t buying it in any great numbers.” George Michael

3. “You’ll never find peace of mind until you listen to your heart.” – George Michael

4. “I still believe that music is one of the greatest gifts God gave to man.” – George Michael

5. “I have never thought about my sexuality being right or wrong. To me it has always been a case of finding the right person.” – George Michael

6. “There’s no comfort in the truth. Pain is all you’ll find.” – George Michael

7. “I have more love, security and success than I could ever dream of.” – George Michael

8. “I spent years growing up being told what my sexuality was.” – George Michael

9. “I’m just not security minded.” – George Michael

10. “I watch people who are not driven by creativity any more, and I think how dull it must be to produce the same kind of thing. If you don’t feel you’re reaching something new, then don’t do it.” – George Michael


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11. “I’ve achieved what every artist wants, which is that some of their work will outlive them.” – George Michael


12. “I’ve been very well remunerated over the years so I really don’t need the public’s money.” – George Michael

13. “I have got other interests than just making music. I would like to follow those interests through.” – George Michael

14. “I think the media is a real demon.” – George Michael

15. “I have to believe that somebody up there thinks I’ve still got some work to do.” – George Michael

16. “I had to walk away from America, and say goodbye to the biggest part of my career, because I knew otherwise my demons would get the better of me.” – George Michael

17. “Everything was going my way. I was happily marching into the history books. Then it all just fell apart.” – George Michael

18. “If someone really wants to hurt you, they’ll find a way whatever. I don’t want to live my life worrying about it.” – George Michael


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19. “I went through a long period where I was afraid of doing things I wanted to do, and you get your courage back, which is what’s important.” – George Michael


20. “I left school at 17 and was a star by the time I was 18 – in certain parts of the world anyway.” – George Michael

21. “I am really not interested or excited by repeating former successes.” – George Michael

22. “It’s important to me that I should be free to express myself.” – George Michael

23. “I’m lucky to be alive.” – George Michael



R.I.P. George Michael (25th June 1963 – 25th December 2016)

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