Today is Lady Gaga's 30th birthday!
Pictured above is Gaga walking hand-in-hand with fiancé Taylor Kinney into her exclusive swanky soirée in L.A. over the weekend. Gaga celebrated the big day with some of her closest A-list friends, including Taylor Swift, Pharrell, Kate Hudson, Nick Jonas, Chrissy Teigen and John Legend, Lorde, Lana Del Rey, Kylie Minogue Ashlee Simpson, Evan Ross, Kathy Bates, DJ Mark Ronson and Real Housewives of Beverly Hills stars Lisa Rinna and Lisa Vanderpump.
Fans are speculating Gaga and Kinney tied the knot considering she replaced her engagement ring for something else.
It's believed that Lady Gaga and Taylor Kinney are now married after swapping her engagement ring for a wedding one! pic.twitter.com/JjtYHa5A5E
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To celebrate the milestone, BreatheHeavy put together a list of 30 quotes from Mother Monster that inspire us because of how true she stays to herself.
"Sometimes in life you don't always feel like a winner, but that doesn't mean you're not a winner, you want to be like yourself. I want my fans to know it's okay."
"A record deal doesn't make you an artist; you make yourself an artist."
"What I've learned is that you really don't need to be a celebrity or have money or have the paparazzi following you around to be famous."
"It's hard knowing who to trust with your personal life. When you cry in your room at night, you don't always know who to call. So I am very close to my family."
"So there's nothing more provocative than taking a genre that everybody who's cool hates - and then making it cool."
"I am so excited to extend myself behind the scenes as a designer and to - as my father puts it - finally have a real job."
"When you're around me and really see that all I do is live and breathe for my work, it's not strange, it's just Gaga."
“Some women choose to follow men, and some women choose to follow their dreams. If you're wondering which way to go, remember that your career will never wake up and tell you that it doesn't love you anymore.”
“Every bit of me is devoted to love and art. And I aspire to try to be a teacher to my young fans who feel just like I felt when I was younger. I just felt like a freak. I guess what I'm trying to say is I'm trying to liberate them, I want to free them of their fears and make them feel that they can make their own space in the world.”
“I am my own sanctuary and I can be reborn as many times as I choose throughout my life.”
“You have to be careful about how much you reveal to people that look up to you so much.”
“As artists, we are eternally heartbroken.”
“I want women and men to feel empowered by a deeper and more psychotic part of themselves. The part they're always trying desperately to hide. I want that to become something that they cherish.”
“A girl’s got to use what she’s given and I’m not going to make a guy drool the way a Britney video does. So I take it to extremes. I don’t say I dress sexily on stage - what I do is so extreme. It’s meant to make guys think: ‘I don’t know if this is sexy or just weird.”
“I'm obsessively opposed to the typical.”
“They can't scare me, if I scare them first.”
“When you make music or write or create, it's really your job to have mind-blowing, irresponsible, condomless sex with whatever idea it is you're writing about at the time.”
“Do not allow people to dim your shine because they are blinded. Tell them to put on some sunglasses, cuz we were born this way bitch!”
"You listeners, the ones who found me first are, I believe, the future of great art thinkers. Because anyone that's found me now I really think is grabbing on to the ideas that I have, more than anything. It's about the music but it's also about the story. So thank you guys for loving and reading the story and being as into it and as passionate as I am."
“You have to be unique, and different, and shine in your own way.”
“Love is like a brick. You can build a house, or you can sink a dead body.”
“Don't you ever let a soul in the world tell you that you can't be exactly who you are.”
“Trust is like a mirror, you can fix it if it's broken, but you can still see the crack in that mother fucker's reflection.”
“I had a boyfriend who told me I’d never succeed, never be nominated for a Grammy, never have a hit song, and that he hoped I’d fail. I said to him, ‘Someday, when we’re not together, you won’t be able to order a cup of coffee at the fucking deli without hearing or seeing me.”
"You see, if I was a guy, and I was sitting here with a cigarette in my hand, grabbing my crotch and talking about how I make music because I like fast cars and fucking girls, you'd call me a rockstar. But when I do it in my music and in my videos, because I'm a female, because I make pop music, you're judgmental and you say that it is distracting... I'm just a rockstar."