Weird outfits, high fashion and an incredible voice – these are some of the ingredients Lady Gaga used to take over the world.

She shocked, impressed and inspired and continues to do so. Lady Gaga is one of those entertainers that seem to have unlimited resources.

As a child she learn classical piano, took vocal and acting lessons, then, as a teenager, she began performing, singing at open mic nights and acting in school plays.

Despite her talent, Lady Gaga was constantly bullied for her appearance and eccentric behaviors – she was actually thrown in a trash can once. But while many tried to dim her light, she never doubted that one day she’ll be a superstar. Gaga is a force to be reckoned with – she managed to dodge all criticisms and she rebuilt her confidence whenever someone tried to put her down.

Gaga admitted her flaws, kept it real and that’s how she became an inspiration, not just a pop icon. She is a vocal supporter of human rights, well-known for her philanthropy and for being an LGBT advocate.

In 2011, she founded the Born This Way Foundation – a non-profit organization that focuses on youth empowerment, self-confidence and anti-bullying,

Here are 22 Lady Gaga quotes that will encourage you to always be yourself.

You have to be unique and different and shine in your own way.

We need fantasy to survive because reality is too difficult.

You define beauty yourself, society doesn’t define your beauty.

You have to be the antithesis of the status quo. You have to work against it. It’s not about a reaction. You don’t need to react to anything. We need to be proactive in our own movement of positivity.

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Do not allow people to dim your shine because they are blinded. Tell them to put on some sunglasses, cuz we were born this way!

Don’t be insecure if your heart is pure.

You have to be careful about how much you reveal to people that look up to you so much.

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Don’t you ever let a soul in the world tell you that you can’t be exactly who you are.

I used to be so delusional. I always imagined I could be more than I was, and eventually I grew and evolved into that person. 

We have set a standard where it’s not OK to act without morality and values and human respect. No person is better than another.

If you don’t have any shadows you’re not in the light.

Ignore all hatred and criticism. Live for what you create, and die protecting it.

I feel like if you’re a really good human being, you can try to find something beautiful in every single person, no matter what.

I allow myself to fail. I allow myself to break. I’m not afraid of my flaws.

Why spend your whole life trying to be somebody that you’re not? It’s so much more fun to be yourself.

Even if the whole world turns their back on you, you’ll always have yourself. 

It’s always wrong to hate, but it’s never wrong to love.

Whether I’m wearing lots of makeup or no makeup, I’m always the same person inside.

Fight and push harder for what you believe in, you’d be surprised, you are much stronger than you think.

I am my own sanctuary and I can be reborn as many times as I choose throughout my life.

No matter how much success you have — no matter how many opportunities, fame, fortune, no matter how many people accept you to your face — the person that really needs to accept you is you.

You have to stop crying, and you have to go kick some ass.


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