''I want to be a firework, both living and dead. My boyfriend showed me a paragraph out of Jack Kerouac's book On The Road, about people that are buzzing and fizzing and full of life and never say a commonplace thing. They shoot across the sky like a firework and make people go, 'Ahhh.' I guess that making people go 'ahhh' is kind of like my motto." - Katy Perry
''It's my favorite song on Teenage Dream. People are coming back and almost adopting it as their own anthem, and it's hard, I think, to write an anthem that's not cheesy. I hope this could be one of those things where it's like, 'Yeah, I want to put my fist up and feel proud and feel strong.'' - Katy Perry
''I think 'Firework would be like the opus or my one song — if I had to pick a song to play — 'cause it has a great beat. But it also has a fantastic message." - Katy Perry
''THE STORY BEHIND THE SONG''
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