This was a long, boring shoot, and it's all terribly serious. It looks a bit religious, so I can't say I'm very keen on that. To my mind, I don't think the video does that much for the song, but it's nice to see Freddie very formal." - Bryan May
"I really love the song in the context of the Highlander film, with all the moving shots of the highlander and his wife, and she's getting old and it's all shot in the Highlands, and I thought that was very beautiful and very moving." - Roger Taylor
"We went to see the Highlander rushes with Russell Mulcahy, and that was our first experience in any way with Highlander and it was very moving. I was dealing with a lot of tragedies in my life: the death of my father, the death of my marriage, and so forth. I could immediately hear this 'Who Wants To Live Forever' in my head, and it was almost complete in the car going home. I remember singing it to my manager as he drove me home, and he was pretty surprised. He said, 'Where did that come from?' and I said, 'I don't even know.'' - Bryan May
''THE STORY BEHIND THE SONG''
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