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Brian May Quotes

A good video can make all the difference.

Astronomy's much more fun when you're not an astronomer.

At the moment the Queen stuff does sell really well, but there's no guarantee it'll go on forever.

Each gig should be unique. You're always treading that line between keeping yourself fresh and giving people something they want to hear.

Einstein got most of the things right about black holes. I'm not an expert, I must admit.

Every time I listen to Jeff Beck my whole view of guitar changes radically. He's way, way out, doing things you never expect.

Everybody thought I was a bit of an eccentric for wanting to be out there looking at the stars, but I still do.

For a time I didn't want to answer any questions about Queen. I'd like to be viewed as something alive and relevant, not some fossil.

From the beginning of Queen there was such momentum that I never had any time to do anything else. My energy was 95% focused on the band.

I despise the Lottery. There's less chance of you becoming a millionaire than there is of getting hit on the head by a passing asteroid.

I don't surf the net in general. I have someone do it for me instead, because I find it sluggish.

I don't think anybody comes close to The Beatles, including Oasis.

I go through major crises every few months, but then I have great peaks of belief and creativity. I'm a weird kind of animal.

I had this big thing about guitar harmonies. I wanted to be the first to put proper three-part harmonies onto a record. That was an achievement.

I just want to be able to play as fast as my brain goes, and my brain doesn't go all that fast.

I like to go for a walk or swimming or in the garden when I can. It's a busy kind of life, but I guess I'm lucky.

I never took sheet music seriously. I could do better myself just by listening to other people and using my own intuition.

I really thought I was pretty good before I saw Hendrix, and then I thought: Yeah, not so good.

I spent 20 years of my life building up Queen, and now I'm spending years of my life trying to get away from it.

I was actually perfectly happy when I had no money, which lasted right up until we had a hit with Killer Queen, in 1974. I never wanted for anything.