65 Pop Star Quotes On Success In Life

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A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging pop star quotes, pop star sayings, and pop star proverbs.

Best Pop Star Quotes

  1. “I met Courtney Love and she said she’d like to sleep with me, but she couldn’t cos of my “pop-star thing”… so I said to her I couldn’t sleep with her either – cos of her ‘ugly thing’.” ~ Robbie Williams
  2. “I’ve never really wanted to go to Japan, simply because I don’t like eating fish and I know that’s very popular out there in Africa.” ~ Britney Spears
  3. “An awful lot of gay pop stars pretend to be straight. I’m going to start a movement of straight pop stars pretending to be gay.” ~ Robbie Williams
  4. “Pop is a little bit theatrical. That’s the whole vibe. That’s the point – is that it’s great music, great melodies, great hooks. But, on top of it, it’s a presentation. There’s a showmanship about it. And that’s why I wanted to be a pop star.” ~ Adam Lambert
  5. “Pop stars should not eat.” ~ Lady Gaga

  6. “I feel like pop stars can’t be rock stars anymore because they have to be role models, and it takes the fun out of it for us, because we just want to have fun with art.” ~ Rihanna
  7. “The pop-star thing bores me because it’s somebody programming someone else. Stand over here, sing that, no, sing it like this, talk like that, when they ask you this, don’t say that, say this, hold that, drive this, stay here, live there – you’re not even a human being. You’re a puppet.” ~ Randy Jackson
  8. “I don’t want to be a film star. I don’t even want to be a pop star. I just want to live in peace.” ~ George Harrison
  9. “The hardest thing about being in this business is just being able to be yourself. People act like there’s this one set of rules to follow to be a pop star and I think, ‘Well, you say I’m a pop star, so maybe that’s not true.'” ~ Kelly Clarkson
  10. “Is this chicken what I have or is this fish? I know it’s tuna. But it says chicken. By the sea.” ~ Jessica Simpson

  11. “My whole point is like, well, if I’m the pop star, then it should be whatever I am. There’s, you know, room for Katy Perrys and Adeles and Rihannas and Lady Gagas and Ke$has and me and Pinks. I think what’s great about all of us is that we represent something different.” ~ Kelly Clarkson
  12. “With pop stars or film stars, we become the object of people’s self-definition, as well as the object of sexual definition.” ~ George Michael
  13. “I’m a failed pop star. I always sneak a song into everything I do.” ~ Ricky Gervais
  14. “I’m masquerading as an innocent pop star.” ~ Marina and the Diamonds

  15. “I’m not doing this to be a pop star. I’ve had plenty of money and attention. I’m doing it for credibility.” ~ Lisa Marie Presley
  16. “It will shock many – I’ve lived a full life and really enjoyed my time as a pop star.” ~ Belinda Carlisle
  17. “I’m over being a pop star. I don’t wanna be a hot girl. I wanna be iconic. And I feel like I’ve accomplished a lot. I feel like I’m highly respected, which is more important than any award or any amount of records. And I feel like there comes a point when being a pop star is not enough.” ~ Beyonce Knowles
  18. “The question I love to get asked is: ‘What’s the hardest part of your job?’ And literally, the answer is probably real sad, but it’s to just to be me. Like, it’s really hard, because I think people, you know, have a set idea of what a pop star should be.” ~ Kelly Clarkson
  19. “I hate being called a pop star. I hate that.” ~ Madonna Ciccone

  20. “Many of our greatest musicians abandoned all of their aesthetic objectives to try to become pertinent. And, at the end of the day, they never became pop stars. I counter stated that very strongly, and I continue to do that.” ~ Wynton Marsalis
  21. “I don’t feel like I’m very pop-star lame, but I’m definitely not hipster-cool.” ~ Katy Perry
  22. “I came to California and got signed at a young age. And it’s not like you see in the movies, where you start rubbing shoulders with Timbaland and Pharrell, and you become a giant pop star.” ~ Bruno Mars
  23. “Here in England, everyone’s a pop star, innit, whereas in America they believe in the term artist.” ~ Amy Winehouse
  24. “You can’t be an openly gay movie star. You can’t be an openly gay pop star, really – minus Ricky Martin.” ~ Rashida Jones

  25. “My parents were serious working musicians, but they were not stars – not like pop stars that you have now. They had to make a living and that meant touring, working hard, going on the road – and we were roped in.” ~ Rufus Wainwright
  26. “In the early days I had a very black-and-white view of everything. I think that’s kind of natural for anyone who’s just embraced Islam – or any religion – as a convert. It was important for me to duck out of the fast and furious life I’d been living as a pop star. I was in a different mood.” ~ Cat Stevens
  27. “Culturally, I found myself in a very weird situation: you were the person that had made that journey to the West, and then you were going back to comment on something, and then suddenly you were questioned and told, “You can’t touch that now because you’re a pop star.”” ~ M.I.A.
  28. “When you’re a pop star, it’s a little conservative; you always have to stay in a box. You have fans that are five and fans that are 65; there are so many people wanting so many things.” ~ Beyonce Knowles
  29. “I’m not that beautiful, and I don’t want to be a pop star.” ~ Bonnie Raitt

  30. “Davy Jones was the grooviest of the Monkees, which makes him one of the grooviest pop stars who ever existed. He was the best dancer in the Monkees, the Cute One, the one with the coy English accent, the bowl-cut boy-child who shook those cherry-red maracas and always got the girl. He was also the guy who stole David Bowie’s original name.” ~ Rob Sheffield
  31. “It’s weird, man. I’ve had a weird life, and I don’t want to end up on the dole. I’m fed up with the plumbing. And I think it would be good to be a little pop star again.” ~ Brian Harvey
  32. “I wanted to be an artist, even at the age of 15, and people used to laugh at me. It was the late ’90s, the time of pop stars and navel-dancing, where you were showing your midriff. I wanted to be a real singer.” ~ Duffy
  33. “There will never be another Michael Jackson, a huge pop star since (the age of) 7.” ~ Bruno Mars

  34. “I feel like I’m a designer, not a pop star. But if certain people think of me like a pop star, then the only thing I could do about this is dye my hair black and cut it short maybe.” ~ Nicki Minaj
  35. “Pop stars are sending the message that their sexuality is the strongest thing they have to offer, and that’s confusing and misleading to girls and women, especially since there’s not enough of a counterbalance from those who rely on their other assets, like their music. Also, with the new obsession with all things “booty,” it’s important that women – and it’s often women of color – aren’t turned into mere caricatures. Right now it’s: “Bend over.” That’s all people want to see. That’s crazy. It’s so far from where we should be.” ~ Santigold
  36. “Being a musician – it’s easier for me to date an athlete. There’s too much competition [with a musician]. There’s too much know-it-all pop star.” ~ Jessica Simpson
  37. “Pop stars are so busy having a career that they don’t really have a lot of time for activism.” ~ Annie Lennox

  38. “I feel bad [about Lil Wayne going to jail], because I don’t think anything like this has happened in music since Elvis got drafted into the Army. Let’s just keep it real – Lil Wayne is not just the biggest rapper, Lil Wayne is the biggest pop star right now. Maybe Susan Boyle is on his level. But when you talk about music, nice times out of ten, Lil Wayne’s name is gonna come into the conversation.” ~ Bun B
  39. “I’ve never liked the idea you have to be a certain age to be a pop star. I like the idea that anybody can enter, anybody can compete.” ~ Simon Cowell
  40. “I’ve worked with everyone from Ice Cube to Snoop Dogg … right across to working with pop stars like Justin Timberlake. Why those artists came to me is because they wanted my sound.” ~ Paul Oakenfold
  41. “Everyone has a self-destructive nature in them. It’s whether you feed it or not. You don’t have to be a pop star to feel connected to destruction or self-destruction. But self-destruction is self-obsession, and self-obsession is not really possible if you’re engaged in raising children. And if you have a spiritual life, you’re constantly being asked to see yourself as one small fragment in the bigger picture.” ~ Madonna Ciccone
  42. “When you think about it, Adolf Hitler was the first pop star.” ~ David Bowie

  43. “I respect Snoop even aside from the music, just as a man, and especially the way he still represents who he is, after being a pop star and an icon. He’s done it successfully and has still been able to balance it.” ~ Nipsey Hussle
  44. “I think the responsibility of pop stars is to liberate the masses. In that everyone can be whatever they wanna be. You can march to your own beat. It’s so hard sometimes in our country because conformity is the way things are pushed.” ~ Adam Lambert
  45. “I originally wanted to be a pop star. I wanted to be Kylie Minogue. My dad thought that was a very silly ambition and introduced me to drama classes. Once I became fixated on that, there was no stopping me.” ~ Ashley Madekwe
  46. “I have no ambitions to be a pop star.” ~ Iwan Rheon

  47. “A lot of people want to judge the fact that I’m an actor. That’s ridiculous. No one knows what I was doing before I made my first movie. I just happened to do it as an actor all the while I’ve been doing music, but never with the intention to become a screaming famous pop star.” ~ Taryn Manning
  48. “I think it’s very important that you have at least some sort of inner thing you don’t talk about. That’s why I find it distasteful when all these pop stars talk about their habits.” ~ Mick Jagger
  49. “I’m not a reluctant pop star. I’m very grateful and happy for everything that I have and for things when they go well. On the other hand, I’ve had enough of the other side to know that if it doesn’t, I will survive that and life goes on.” ~ Madonna Ciccone
  50. “Pop stars exist in a different space, one not necessarily tied to a patriotism. So Rihanna is everyone’s. She doesn’t just belong to America, even though she’s a creation of America.” ~ Jonas Carpignano
  51. “Being a part-time pop star was perfect, really, when I wasn’t worn out by the partying.” ~ Phil Daniels

  52. “I think the sheer number of pop stars has kind of drowned out, somewhat, our interest. We’re just submerged.” ~ Kristin Scott Thomas
  53. “I approach music – and this sounds crazy – as though I’m Phil Spector, and I’m cranking out these pop stars and forcing them to do all this stuff – except they’re all me. But I’m not, like, transgendered.” ~ Grimes
  54. “I wasn’t part of the Taboo crowd the same way I was part of the New Romantics. I suppose I was seen more as an elder statesman because I had been around the London club scene for so many years. To the Taboo crowd I was really seen as a pop star, someone famous.” ~ Boy George
  55. “You have to have your fashion stylist person not sell out and sell your s – t to another pop star because they can pay them twice as much, and do it for the belief and the love of art.” ~ M.I.A.
  56. “I don’t want to be a pop star. I want to be a nursery-rhyme star!” ~ Charli XCX

  57. “We live in an idiotic capitalist self-indulgent society where the sex life of a pop star is more important than impending starvation, land mines and child soldiers in Africa, or more interesting than the world’s biggest man-made natural disaster in oil fields of the Middle East.” ~ Peter Menzel
  58. “I can’t stand stage mothers. It doesn’t work. You definitely feel that with the new generation of pop stars right now they’ve all managed to work it out for themselves. You have to have confidence in that. When you’re young, you know your market better than I will. I love having young people on the show because I can learn from them.” ~ Simon Cowell
  59. “I want to look classy and sophisticated. For the “Running” video, I wanted to make a bit of a statement and to be slightly over-the-top. I’m not taking the piss out of myself, but I’m not taking myself too seriously, either. I’m just having fun and trying to pretend I’m a pop star, really.” ~ Jessie Ware
  60. “There are the great people who have grown and loved me, like Katy [Perry] – who started as a fan and told me that one day she hoped I would dress her, and asked for a picture with me at a fan meet and greet. Now she’s became one of the world’s most important pop stars. I’ve supported her since the beginning, out of believing in a spark in her and giving her a chance because she was a girl who obviously seemed very passionate about what I am doing.” ~ Jeremy Scott
  61. “Madonna is the ultimate pop star of all time, hands down.” ~ Jeremy Scott

  62. “I think there have been so many documentaries about pop stars, made by pop stars. It’s a new phenomenon. People making these movies where they praise themselves and show their own weaknesses. it’s all designed to make you love them even more.” ~ Judd Apatow
  63. “When you start becoming a pop star, you think, Hold on a second, maybe my life is different now – maybe all these people that I thought of as celebrities are going to be normal, and when I walk into a room I’m going to be really cool and so is everyone else. But that’s not what happens at all – I was awkward, and then I just retreated from any social engagement for about a year.” ~ Matthew Healy
  64. “In fact, on a side note, after the success of the first record, I got asked to write for some pop artists, as everybody does, and I did a couple songs for some of these massive stars and the review that I got back was, “This artist likes the song but it’s too POP-y for them.” I was like, “What do you mean, I thought I was writing for a pop star.”” ~ Aaron Bruno
  65. “Let me give you a lesson about school. All the kids who were popular end up on the dole with babies. All the nerds end up as pop stars” ~ Darren Hayes

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