Happy birthday, Lady Gaga! Mother Monster, as her fans affectionately call her, turned 29 Saturday. To celebrate her birthday, some quotes she’s said about love, happiness and life have been provided below, courtesy of BrainyQuote and Good Reads. Check them out.

1.“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.” 

2. “I'm half living my life between reality and fantasy at all times.”

3. “Trust is like a mirror, you can fix it if it's broken, but you can still see the crack in that mother f---er's reflection.” 

4. “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.”

5. “Don't you ever let a soul in the world tell you that you can't be exactly who you are.” 

6. “I think that promoting insecurity in the form of plastic surgery is infinitely more harmful than an artistic expression related to body modification.”

7. “Love is like a brick. You can build a house, or you can sink a dead body.” 

8. “I've always been famous, it's just no one knew it yet.”

9. “‎Do not allow people to dim your shine because they are blinded. Tell them to put on some sunglasses, ‘cause we were born this way b----!” 

10. “Do you know the feeling, when your heart is so hurt, that you could feel the blood dripping?” 

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