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By Anonym 13 Sep

Boy George

Certainly for me, when punk exploded in the 1970s, it was just great. We had these wonderful clothes to wear. We could do great things with our hair. We had protest badges that read "I belong to the Blank Generation." It was such a great time to be a kid.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Boy George

I absolutely admit I had him in the handcuffs so he wouldn't go anywhere while I checked the computer... I certainly wasn't going to kill him. That's hardly going to do my career any good, is it?

By Anonym 15 Sep

Boy George

The most political thing you can do is be yourself

By Anonym 14 Sep

Boy George

I think for me one of the big things was realizing that being Boy George is my job. It's what I do.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Boy George

I have the best job in the world. There's not really a lot to moan or whine about. I've got the privilege of going out and doing something I absolutely love.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Boy George

You're lucky if you reach the point where you go, "OK, I have a wonderful life ...I fly around the world, stay in beautiful places, people are generally quite sweet to me, what's to complain about?" But I think you have to get there... And it's taken me the best part of 54 years to reach that point where I'm like, "I'm very lucky, I'm lucky, I'm blessed" - all of those things. I wish I could impart that to other people but I think when you're young, you just don't listen.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Boy George

I just go in my back garden. It's the only place where people don't come and bother you.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Boy George

What's really sad is that a lot of very talented people are being forced to do things that are very embarrassing and I don't intend to be one of them.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Boy George

I remember going onstage on Broadway in this Leigh Bowery thing for a track like "Ich Bin Kunst." I've got breasts, this latex dripping down on my head, and I come out in a box. I just remember the audience looking really horrified because Rosie [O'Donnell] was trying to sell the show as sort of Pippin and Annie. She was saying it's a family show.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Boy George

As a kid, I would've loved to get a tweet from David Bowie or Joan Rivers or Tom Cruise. It's great that you can communicate with people and it's instant.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Boy George

We changed the name from Sex Gang Children to Culture Club because Jon Moss, our drummer, went to L.A. on holiday and took some demo tapes with him. -Everyone loved the music but nobody liked the name. I -remember getting a postcard from Jon from L.A. saying, "I don't think America's ready for the Sex Gang Children.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Boy George

I think people could be a bit friendlier. The only real contact you have with people is when they're annoyed if you've had a party - you know, it's been a bit too noisy for them or something.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Boy George

Sometimes indifference can be so erotic. I think the people who are most dismissive of you get the most of your attention.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Boy George

Being in the Boy Scouts, you don't think about whether people are gay or straight. You're busy putting up tents and learning to cut sausages.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Boy George

I'm not gay, and I'm not a transvestite.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Boy George

Gay unions, what is that about? I haven't been invited to any ceremonies, and I wouldn't go anyway. The idea that gay people have to mimic what obviously doesn't work for straight people any more... I think is a bit tragic. I am looking forward to gay divorces.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Boy George

Drugs became an obsession, like Culture Club had been, like religion later became although I'm through with that now.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Boy George

I would rather have a cup of tea than sex.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Boy George

The most significant New York club for me was Paradise Garage, where they played house music. This was around '84 or '85.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Boy George

Remember that I was out of the closet at the age of sixteen. My parents knew I was gay; I'd had to tell them.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Boy George

It's [Jail's] like being at school. Except you can't leave.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Boy George

Leigh Bowery was actually quoted as saying, "Flesh is my most favorite fabric." I've seen many a freak make a scene and go, but Leigh was a special kind of exhibitionist because he was dedicated and saw it as an art form.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Boy George

The best thing you can do is work on your personality because we're all gonna get ugly.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Boy George

What happened during the previews of 'Taboo' [musical] was that it was the first time I'd ever been written about as a great song-writer - I cried. I absolutely wept, because it wasn't the usual stuff like, "Oh, he was a drug addict and he did this and that..." It was really looking at the music and it was really complimentary. It was a huge thing.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Boy George

A lot of people felt I was getting work because I was Boy George. My response at the time was that there's a lot of DJs making records, they're not all making good records, but they have the right to do that.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Boy George

Everything I think in life is about context and intention.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Boy George

The New Romantic scene was so tiny. Although it got lots of mileage in the media, it was a really small club with only a core group of people. As it got more popular, kids started to come from the suburbs all dressed up, but it -really wasn't as big as it looked.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Boy George

In writing the autobiography, I can really chuckle when I look at the songs. I was acting out the part. I saw myself as a victim.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Boy George

When Culture Club broke up, I hadn't been going out a lot because we'd been working all the time, so I suddenly had this period of leisure. And it was just around the time that the whole acid house thing kicked off in London.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Boy George

Taboo was kind of celebrating trash, the kind of records you secretly loved, like Yes Sir, I Can Boogie, by Baccara [laughs] - things that you probably shouldn't like.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Boy George

I was about 16 when punk started to happen. It was so exciting. You had a social depression going on in the U.K. There was a sanitation strike. London was really grim, gray. You had Margaret Thatcher coming in. It was a really revolutionary time.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Boy George

Comparing Madonna with Marilyn Monroe is like comparing Raquel Welch with the back of a bus.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Boy George

I am thinking of George Michael's family, friends and fans. He was so loved and I hope he knew it because the sadness today is beyond words. Devastating. What a beautiful voice he had and his music will live on as a testament to his talent. I can't believe he is gone. I hope the Buddha will hold him in his arms. NMRK.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Boy George

People say things about me all the time and I get over it. I've had some appalling things told about me.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Boy George

Leigh [Bowery] affected a posh English voice and elongated his vowels, and you never knew if he was being sincere or mocking you. If I ever commented on one of his outfits he would snip, "Oh, thank you, Mr. Boy George. I do value your opinion." And then he would spin and make some ridiculous noise and mince off.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Boy George

[Arnold Schwarzenegger] is really good at ['The New Celebrity Apprentice' show]. Totally different energy to our potential president, but he's cool.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Boy George

I knew style and content went hand in hand.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Boy George

There's this illusion that homosexuals have sex and heterosexuals fall in love. That's completely untrue. Everybody wants to be loved.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Boy George

For me with "The Apprentice," it kind of blew out my business brain. I don't really think of myself as a business person. I think of myself more as a creative-type person, but it's quite nice to be challenged physically and mentally.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Boy George

I'm much more careful now about who I let into my life, but I don't think you could ever change what you're attracted to. You can make choices if you want to be with those people.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Boy George

I'm being honest, I say what I think.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Boy George

And being gay isn't so easy, either I've always said that if anyone ever thought I was straight they must need glasses - but when I finally came out and said, "Yes, I do sleep with men and I'm gay," yeah, I lost record sales. There's no question - big, big time.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Boy George

Madonna is a "living, breathing cash register.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Boy George

I suppose all of those New Romantic clubs were quite up their own asses in a way. Well, Taboo was up its own ass in a different way, but not in terms of rules.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Boy George

The Taboo scene was a kind of deconstructed version of the New Romantics. The Taboo crowd was using a lot of the visual ideas that had already been used. I remember the first time I spotted Leigh Bowery and Trojan parading around in clubs: They were in their "Pakis from Outer Space" look, and the makeup was quite similar to one of my old looks, because I was quite fond of wearing blue, green, or yellow foundation, and so I was pretty dismissive of them at first.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Boy George

Certain punk bands were influential because I thought, If they can do that then I can .Hanging around those bands was how I started my first band - In Praise of Lemmings.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Boy George

The Taboo crowd was certainly less precious. They were happy to end up in a pile of vomit and booze at the end of the night. It was antifashion, in a sense. They were just as obsessive as the New -Romantics but they acted like they didn't care.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Boy George

The problem with being on the road - especially in a hot place like Florida - is that you can begin to think you're on holiday. You can partake of the buffet a little bit more than you should, so you have to have a routine.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Boy George

A lot of what I've been learning in the last two years is due to therapy - about my sexuality, why things go wrong, why relationships haven't worked. It isn't anything to do with anybody else; it's to do with me.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Boy George

I exercise. I go to the gym every day. It's about respecting what you're doing. You're going on stage. You have to sleep. You have to be prepared.