Yesterday I went to see Bohemian Rhapsody.
It was my tenth time anniversary but I still don’t have an elevator pitch, on why you should see the movie.
Thankfully, the Bohemian Rhapsody is rich in soundbites.
So there’s little need for me to make this catchy!
And the quotes can be interpreted literally, as well as philosophically.
The script is not online yet, so some quotes may not be a 100% accurate.
But after watching it ten times, I ll take my chances.
Philosophical quotes from Bohemian Rhapsody
Fortune favors the bold
~lawyer Jim “Miami” Beach
No looking back. Only forward.
on changing his name
“I m not entirely sure if this is the record you promised us.”
record company director Ray Foster
It’s better than the record we promised you.
It’s better than any record anyone has ever promised you.
It’s a bloody masterpiece.
~Freddie Mercury about A Night at the Opera
If I really have their attention, I couldn’t sing off-key, even if I wanted.
I’m exactly who I was born to be.
~Freddie Mercury about performing
I like you too, Freddie.
Come and find me when you decide to like yourself.
~Jim Hutton, who would become Freddie Mercury’s final long-term partner
I m a performer darling. Not a Swiss train conductor.
“Do you ever doubt your talent?”
Of course not. What kind of stupid question is that?
Being human is a condition that requires a little anesthesia
You know when you know you’ve gone rotten, really rotten?
Dirty little fruit flies, coming to feast on what’s left.
~Freddie Mercury ending his relationship to Paul Prenter
“They just need a bit of time.”
on when the band members will be ready to see him again
Freddie Mercury: What if I don’t have time?
I don’t have time to be their victim.
Their AIDS poster boy, their cautionary tale.
No, I decide who I am.
I’m going to be what I was born to be.
A performer, who gives the people what they want.
A touch of the heavens.
Freddie fucking Mercury.
after telling he has aids.
All I know is that if we wake up the day after the concert,
and we didn’t do our part,
we’re going to regret it until the day we die.
About Live Aid.
And life, basically.
~Lauren/ LS Harteveld
coming soon: new books
1. Reboot – a hero’s journey. Diary 2017-2020
2. I M NOT CHANGING MY FUCKING SHOW
3. Big Mistress – confessions, columns and sex advice from the other woman
4. Blote Kont- (Dutch)
5. ALL THE THINGS – unpublished work 2010 – 2020
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