We're Kind of Obsessed With These Iconic Mariah Carey Quotes

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All I want for Christmas are these Mariah Carey quotes.

Thoughtful Quotes By Mariah Carey

Who is Mariah Carey? The real question here is who isn't Mariah Carey? These bold quotes from the singer, songwriter, actress, record producer, and entrepreneur will instill confidence within you. Through her years in the spotlight, Mariah has never backed down on staying true to herself.

Chances are, you grew up singing all of her biggest hits with your besties in the car. Now, it's time to take something deeper away from this superstar. These memorable quotes by Mariah Carey touch on everything from racism, to perseverance, to self-love. Women everywhere have something valuable to learn from her experiences.

Growing up as a biracial women in America wasn't easy for Mariah, but she reminds fans that it's only made her stronger! Check out these sensational quotes that'll make you feel like you can do anything you set your mind to.

Inspiring Mariah Carey Quotes

  • "Butterflies are always following me, everywhere I go."

  • "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!"

  • "I'm actually very loyal, to my detriment."

  • "If you see me as just the princess then you misunderstand who I am and what I have been through."

  • "There is a light at the end of the tunnel... hopefully its not a freight train!"

  • "Whatever you're going through in your life, don't ever give up."

  • "I've seen the real extreme diva behavior and I don't think that's who I am."

  • "Pregnancy was probably the best and the hardest thing I'll ever go through. I know for a lot of women, it can be wonderful and relatively easy."

  • "My heart has never been broken, I've never broken anyone else's."

Best Mariah Carey Quotes

  • "You really just want to know that somebody loves you for you. Sometimes you feel like an ATM machine with a wig on it."

  • "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."

  • "I'm not vain, I'm insecure."

  • "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."

  • "I don't think anyone knows as much about what's right for me as I do."

  • "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."

  • "In this world, I call the shots and I think I know best."

  • "The best part of making music, for me, is collaborating and working with new people and fresh sounds and all those things that gets people excited to continue in this business that we all love so much."

  • "Basically, I started singing when I started talking. Music has just been my saving grace my whole life."

Sensational Mariah Carey Quotes

  • "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."

  • "I really rebel against authority."

  • "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 think I have to remain eternally oblivious to age. Honestly, when you put a number on it yourself, it's just like, Why? Why do that?"

  • "I started singing when I started talking."

  • "My fans have made all my career moments special for me. They are the ones that have gotten me through every single thing - good times and bad, they are who I go to and lean on. I am very thankful for that."

  • "My mother is Irish, my father is black and Venezuelan, and me - I'm tan, I guess."

  • "Forget the image, forget the ensemble, forget the rumors, 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."

  • "Time is irrelevant to me. I never wear a watch."

  • "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."

Insightful Mariah Carey Quotes

  • "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."

  • "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 been blessed to live my dream more than half my life, so I want help give that back to someone else."

  • "I don't think there were great beauty trends in the '90s - I was just doing my own thing."

  • "If you're not wearing a lot of makeup, you don't have to take a lot of it off. So, my goal is to wear the least amount of makeup possible so I don't have to steam my face and take it all off."

  • "Stardom is a magical yet freakish situation at times. It's a cliche but very true that at times, you feel so alone, even when you're surrounded by so many people."

  • "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."

  • "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."

  • "I never thought that I would have love again, but it's amazing how the universe brings love to you."

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