Mariah Carey quotes talk about her singing career, life growing up and how she vies herself as a person. She took the world by storm in the 1990s and was one of the most successful singers in her day. She is a very close friend of Beyonce and their kids play together occasionally. She is well known for her high pitched voice and the Guinness World Records named her “Songbird Supreme.”
Mariah Carey is an American philanthropist, singer, song writer, actress, entrepreneur and record producer. Her singing style which is called the five-octave vocal range is not something heard among other singers except Axl Rose. Mariah was one of many who paid tribute to Kobe Bryant on his passing. Below are a number of her quotes.
“When you feel like hope is gone, look inside you and be strong and you'll finally see the truth- that hero lies in you.”
“There is a light at the end of the tunnel... hopefully its not a freight train!"
“I do not think I reinvent myself. Wearing my hair differently or changing my style of dress is playing dress-up. I don't take it too seriously."
“If you see me as just the princess then you misunderstand who I am and what I have been through."
“This is for all of you out there tonight, reaching for a dream - don't ever give up! Never ever listen to anyone, when they try to discourage you, because they do that, believe me!”
"Butterflies are always following me, everywhere I go."
“In this world, I call the shots and I think I know best."
“My mother is Irish, my father is black and Venezuelan, and me - I'm tan, I guess."
“I'm not one of those people that goes into details of my personal life on national TV to get attention. Some things are better left unsaid."
“People are like, 'What is your whole obsession with butterflies?' I'm like, 'I'm not obsessed. I like them. Can't anybody like something?'"
“Time is irrelevant to me. I never wear a watch."
“I am very insecure about my looks, and I always have been because of being mixed race.”
“Forget the image, forget the ensemble, forget the rumours, forget the short skirts, the big hair, whatever! I owe this to the fans and I will never forget you so I want to accept this award on behalf of all of you."
“I could do my own nails... I went to beauty school in the 11th grade. But why would I do that now?"
“Whatever you're going through in your life, don't ever give up."
“I try not to be a jerk. I really do. I try to be nice and cordial."
“You really just want to know that somebody loves you for you. Sometimes you feel like an ATM machine with a wig on it."
“One day I promised God that if he would give me my voice back I would never smoke again. I got three octaves back after quitting."
“I work myself into the ground. But I think I'm a nice friend and a good person, and I try to do my work as best I can."
"I've seen the real extreme diva behaviour and I don't think that's who I am."
“A lot of people are singing about how screwed up the world is, and I don't think that everybody wants to hear about that all the time."
"Never, never listen to anybody that try to discourage you."
“I've seen other artists put out movies that went straight to DVD, and no one cared. Maybe their own fans bought the thing, and that was fine."
“I don't think anyone knows as much about what's right for me as I do."
“If critics have problems with my personal life, it's their problem. Anybody with half a brain would realize that it's the charts that count."
“I'm very hard on myself and I have too many issues."
“It's hard to be someone that people talk about and write about, you know? They don't know me."
“Never listen to anybody who try to discourage you."
"I definitely feel more complete than before. There's a void you have when you don't feel you've found the other part of who you are, so I'm in a different place now and that's nice to experience."
“But I think I'm a nice friend and a good person, and I try to do my work as best I can."
“I always felt like the rug could be pulled out from under me at anytime. And coming from a racially mixed background, I always felt like I didn't really fit in anywhere."
“I wrote my own anthem: it's called 'Mariah's Theme.' It's on the 'Rainbow' album from '99. Back in the day."
“I think the greatest gift to me is that I can express myself in songs. It helps me get through some of the hardest times of my life. It also helps me celebrate some of the best times."
“My brother and sister had a much worse childhood, I think, because they were older, and they had to deal with a lot more racism because they grew up in the '70s and I grew up more in the '80s. So they had to deal with crosses being burned on their lawn and their dogs being poisoned."
“Some of us talk about other people and what they do and la la la. But I'm not that person."
“I've been blessed to live my dream more than half my life, so I want help give that back to someone else."
“It's in my genes. My mother was an opera singer. I'm clearly dramatic."
“I think certain people like to torture me because they think I've had it easier than I actually have and they think: 'Oh, she's got this, she's got that, she's always had everything perfect,' and it's sooo not true."
“I can still count on one hand the number of men I`ve slept with."
“I don't mind being compared to Whitney, there are people miles worse to be compared to."
“Being biracial is so much a part of who I am that it's almost, 'Let it go already.' It's intrinsic to me. I think a lot of my fans relate to me because they felt different."
“Honestly, everybody gets talked about. Some people control their press a little more than others. Some people feed the press and move it the way they want to. I don't do that."
“Especially since I started studying acting, I feel like I'm always super-aware of my emotions and my feelings and what's going on with me at every moment. I definitely think I wasn't very present prior to that."
“Trust is not very easy for me at all. I want to be a trusting person, but I've been bruised so many times - not to sound woe-is-me about my life."
Mariah Carey quotes are all about her music and she believes in what she does. She has this thing about butterflies and doesn’t know why others have a problem with that. She has a close friendship with Rihanna who says that Mariah is her biggest musical inspiration.