George Michael is famously frank about his own life, his views, and his loves. Here are some of George Michael’s famous quotes:
No event inspired the song, just life in general, It’s my way of trying to figure out why it’s so hard for people to be good to each other. I believe the problem is conditional as opposed to being something inherent in mankind. The media has affected everybody’s consciousness much more than most people will admit. Because of the media, the way the world is perceived is as a place where resources and time are running out. We’re taught that you have to grab what you can before it’s gone. It’s almost as if there isn’t time for compassion.
I think it’s against the tide in many ways. But I didn’t feel I had any choice. I’ve never made an album that sounded like the one before. If I’d made ‘Faith 2,’ it would have been unsatisfying for me.
You only have to turn on the television to see the whole of British society being comforted by gay men who are so clearly gay and so obviously sexually unthreatening. Gay people in the media are doing what makes straight people comfortable, and automatically my response to that is to say I’m a dirty filthy fucker and if you can’t deal with it, you can’t deal with it.
Yes, it’s an old Don McLean song that I heard when I was 7 years old. It came out in 1970 which was when the protest for Vietnam was ..well actually Vietnam didn’t stop until ’74, did it? So they were there in the middle of all that protest stuff. And the same album that had American Pie and Vincent on it, or Starry, Starry Nights as it is commonly known. It has a track at the end of it which was a protest song. Even though I was 7, it totally and utterly made an impact on me as to the terror of war and what the actual reality of it was. And I think that is incredibly powerful if you can reach children with words like that. Ultimately, I think that says a lot of what music is for. It occurred to me the other day I could play this song. Live here tonight. And the idea of something so early in my life and so important really was a cornerstone of the way I viewed war. To get the privilege to sing it in this situation and try to help others see what war for what it is; it’s amazing.
I was totally obsessed with the idea of the records; I loved them as things and just being able to listen to music was incredible.