On an ex-boyfriend: "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".
On her career: "I ate shit for so long, being told I didn't fit the mold and that I was "too pop" or "too theater"... I've always been delusionally ambitious to the point where people don't understand me."
Gaga turned down a cocktail because she had a sold-out show to do just a few hours after the interview. She order riceless sushi and dressingless salad and said: "My friends joke that I'm dead until I get onstange. I'm dead right now as you're speaking to me"