Lady Gaga says she wants to live a life of solitude
The pop star and actress explains why she desires a more quiet and private life
Despite being one of the most famous pop singers on the planet, Lady Gaga wants to keep her life relatively quiet. The long time popstar and actress opened up about her desire for a life of solitude.
The 13 Grammy award winner admits she likes her “time to be alone” and enjoys her own company so much that she wouldn’t have it any other way.
A life of solitude
“I’m actually really interested in living more of a life of solitude,” she told Wallpaper magazine.
The ‘A Star is Born’ actress continues, “It’s really nice to just have time to be alone, and be expansive, and know that you’re enough. I wish I could tell my younger self that.”
Gaga also makes a point to talk about her past self in the interview, “When I was younger, I spent a lot of time alone writing music,” she said.
She continued, adding, “But the more successful I became, the more I felt like I needed other people to tell me I was great.”
The Academy Award winner said her intentions with music have always remained the same, about the craft and not the fame and success that comes with it.
Since she was a teenager
“When I was about 14 years old, I read a book called ‘Letters to a Young Poet’ by Rainer Maria Rilke. And I have a [quote from the book] tattooed on my arm,” she describes.
She explains further, “I got it in Osaka, when I was 23. ‘In the deepest hour of the night, ask yourself if you would have to die if you were forbidden to write. Look deep into your heart where the answer spreads its roots and ask yourself, Muss ich schreiben? [Must I write?]’”
‘Letters to a Young Poet’ by Rainer Maria Rilke, is a series of letters and answers full of advice on being honest with oneself and gathering the courage to follow one’s creative dream.
“If I wasn’t successful in the way that I am today — I’m very grateful for my success — I’d still be doing it, I’d be on the Lower East Side. I would do it no matter what. Absolutely, 100%,” she said.
She goes on, “I know that because I actually don’t spend a lot of time in Hollywood. I might look like I do because sometimes award season happens and you see me on red carpets. But I’m very much at home working. That’s the thing that really makes me happy.”