"You could never invalidate the power of Born This Way. I don't want to be your fucking Queen, I want to be your friend."
"It sometimes makes people feel better about themselves to put other people down or make fun of them or maybe make a mockery of their work. But, that couldn't make me feel good at all. That'd just make me feel like I'm not being a good human being. I feel that if you're a really good human being, you can try and find something beautiful in every single person. And, it's a challenge - but, at the end of the day I learned so much this year about that. I learned a lot about negativity. I learned a lot about people trying to tear you down. But I'm just not that person, and I never will be. And I don't even wanna fight back. Because, it's more important to me to keep writing music. Cause that's all I really care about. My music."
"I don't have a fanbase that wants me to fight or bite or be shady. Or cunty. The way that we all used to be. We're in a new place in society now, aren't we? Things are really different now than they were 25 years ago and that's what makes Born This Way so relevant for me. We're just socially in a completely different place now. And I want you to know it's okay: You don't have to hate and slice each other anymore."source