Mariah Carey Quotes (Best Sayings & Song Quotes)

Sometimes I wake up laughing when I have a great dream. And sometimes I have nightmares - and I hate them.
Mariah Carey
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.
Mariah Carey
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?'
Mariah Carey
I've been blessed to live my dream more than half my life, so I want help give that back to someone else.
Mariah Carey
I really don't do karaoke because it becomes a vocal performance rather than fun, like, 'Let's just sing this song and be silly.' It's not fun for me.
Mariah Carey
I want to collaborate with me 'cause I've done so many collaborations that after a certain point unless you're really working with a certain caliber of an artist, there's no point [to collaborate].
Mariah Carey
I hope to be around past the 90's. I don't want to just be categorized as one of this era. My goal is to have a career that stands.
Mariah Carey
I've seen the real extreme diva behaviour and I don't think that's who I am.
Mariah Carey
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.
Mariah Carey
Since having the babies, I realize that 90 percent of losing weight is my diet.
Mariah Carey
I understand people want to hold on to their roots.
Mariah Carey
People are constantly asking me if I'm pregnant, but I don't like to talk about it too much. I just think about it as the next phase. We'll see.
Mariah Carey
You really have to look inside yourself to find your inner strength.
Mariah Carey
I never thought that I would have love again, but it's amazing how the universe brings love to you.
Mariah Carey
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.
Mariah Carey
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.
Mariah Carey
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.
Mariah Carey
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.
Mariah Carey
If you see me as just the princess then you misunderstand who I am and what I have been through.
Mariah Carey
I could do my own nails... I went to beauty school in the 11th grade. But why would I do that now?
Mariah Carey
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.
Mariah Carey
I think that for me, personally, a lot of my choices have been to do with my own issues of not feeling safe as a child and feeling a sense of stability.
Mariah Carey
But I think I'm a nice friend and a good person, and I try to do my work as best I can.
Mariah Carey
You talk to people and they seem really nice and then you read what they write and it's very disillusioning. You have to deal with how people let you down in terms of that. Because I think I'm basically a nice person and I think I'm a real person, and a lot of people aren't.
Mariah Carey
There is a light at the end of the tunnel... hopefully its not a freight train!
Mariah Carey
Everybody Out There....Dont take ANYBODY for granted.Cause you never know when you might lose them,and you may never get the chance to tell them how you really feel
Mariah Carey
A lot of rappers don't have to go through what I had to go through as a singer. I was always in a bubble that they put me in, but I was always punching out. It was a tough line to walk.
Mariah Carey
I'm actually very loyal, to my detriment.
Mariah Carey
After every storm, if you look hard enough, a rainbow appears.
Mariah Carey
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.
Mariah Carey
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
I don't think there were great beauty trends in the '90s - I was just doing my own thing.
Mariah Carey
It's not easy that everything you do, everybody has to come in and critique it and give their opinion. Sometimes it does help me and sometimes it hurts me as a person. That's life. I have feelings.
Mariah Carey
Marilyn Monroe Productions was the first female-owned production company in Hollywood. She paved the way for women in Hollywood, and every single woman owes something to her for that, whether they agree with her image or not.
Mariah Carey
Never listen to anybody who try to discourage you.
Mariah Carey
I really rebel against authority.
Mariah Carey
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.
Mariah Carey
I'm not for the villains, I'm only for the princesses. I mean it's fun to have Jafar [Aladdin cartoon villain] or whatever; I didn't even remember their names 'cause they're not important to me.
Mariah Carey
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.
Mariah Carey
You don't have to be doing vocal acrobatics or singing all over the scale to have soul.
Mariah Carey
I don't mind being compared to Whitney, there are people miles worse to be compared to.
Mariah Carey
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.
Mariah Carey
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?
Mariah Carey
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.
Mariah Carey
Prince was one of the best people I've met. He didn't care about the big system. I was always like, at any time, Prince could write a No. 1 song because he's that talented, but he chooses to do what he wants. I respect that. He actually helped me through a lot of situations with his knowledge.
Mariah Carey
I know I can be diva-ish sometimes, but I have to be in control. The nature of my life, the nature of what I do, is divadom, it really is.
Mariah Carey
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.
Mariah Carey
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.
Mariah Carey
I can make it through the rain, I can stand up once again, on my own, and I know, that I'm strong enough to mend, and every time I feel afraid I hold tighter to my faith, and I live one more day and I make it through the rain.
Mariah Carey
I can make it through the rain, I can stand up once again, on my own, and I know, that I'm strong enough to mend, and every time I feel afraid I hold tighter to my faith, and I live one more day and I make it through the rain.
Mariah Carey
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!
Mariah Carey
Basically, I started singing when I started talking. Music has just been my saving grace my whole life.
Mariah Carey
I'm not a subscriber to walking into large corporate entities that I have to walk into and be waiting in line, because then I have to stand there.
Mariah Carey
Stay triumphant, keep on living. Stay on your toes, get off the ropes. Don't let 'em ever count you out.
Mariah Carey
I'm a very good laundress when I have to be.
Mariah Carey
My mother is Irish, my father is black and Venezuelan, and me - I'm tan, I guess.
Mariah Carey
True diva could not live without smart remark every now and then, a good sip of water.
Mariah Carey
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.
Mariah Carey
I used to be able to slim down just by exercising more, but that's changed.
Mariah Carey
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.
Mariah Carey
No stress, no fights. I'm leaving it all behind. No tears, no time to cry. Just making the most of life.
Mariah Carey
I'm very hard on myself and I have too many issues.
Mariah Carey
I look around and see the things I have, and I remember not having them. That is one thing that keeps me grounded. I'm definitely the same person I was. . . . I never lose me, I never lose the real person.
Mariah Carey
Never, never listen to anybody that try to discourage you.
Mariah Carey
I'm proud of what I am and who I am, and I'm just going to be myself.
Mariah Carey
I love giving gifts. It's almost like I don't open my gifts until, like, three days after Christmas 'cause I want to give everyone else their presents.
Mariah Carey
I was a reader as a child, believe it or not.
Mariah Carey
Cause there's a light in me that shines brightly. They can try, but they can't take that away from me.
Mariah Carey
Once I was a prisoner lost inside myself with the world surrounding me, wandering through the misery, but now I am free. Free to love, free to laugh, free to soar, free to shine, free to give.
Mariah Carey
If you believe in yourself enough and know what you want, you're gonna make it happen.
Mariah Carey
See, I'm looking for a man that'll rub me slow, make me sing real high when he goes down low.
Mariah Carey
I try not to be a jerk. I really do. I try to be nice and cordial.
Mariah Carey
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.
Mariah Carey
My heart has never been broken, I've never broken anyone else's.
Mariah Carey
It's hard to be someone that people talk about and write about, you know? They don't know me.
Mariah Carey
I'm actually a really good cook, and people don't believe this about me!
Mariah Carey
You really have to look inside yourself and find your own inner strength, and say, 'I'm proud of what I am and who I am, and I'm just going to be myself.'
Mariah Carey
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.
Mariah Carey
I just want one day off when I can go swimming and eat ice cream and look at rainbows.
Mariah Carey
I'm experimenting with my voice. Every day I do different things with it, and if I feel it's appropriate I do it on the record.
Mariah Carey
In this world, I call the shots and I think I know best.
Mariah Carey
It's kinda like being on a roller coaster. If you don't get on the ride, you won't experience the adventure.
Mariah Carey
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.
Mariah Carey
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.
Mariah Carey
Butterflies are always following me, everywhere I go.
Mariah Carey
Christmas is always the most fun. I start looking forward to Christmas before it's even summertime.
Mariah Carey
You really just want to know that somebody loves you for you. Sometimes you feel like an ATM machine with a wig on it.
Mariah Carey
I'm the queen of festivities, that's all I can say.
Mariah Carey
I'm not vain, I'm insecure.
Mariah Carey
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.
Mariah Carey
I love the grimiest rappers in the world. That's my favorite.
Mariah Carey
We're all a little wacko sometimes, and if we think we're not, maybe we are more than we know.
Mariah Carey
I do all of my own stunts in videos. The Jet Ski scenes, the fight scenes, all of them!
Mariah Carey
I started singing when I started talking.
Mariah Carey
I'm actually really good at Balderdash, and no one wants to play that game with me. Especially the movies category; I don't want to give away my secrets, but I am pretty good at that category.
Mariah Carey
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.
Mariah Carey
Time is irrelevant to me. I never wear a watch.
Mariah Carey
I wrote my own anthem: it's called 'Mariah's Theme.' It's on the 'Rainbow' album from '99. Back in the day.
Mariah Carey
Lord knows dreams are hard to follow, but don't let anyone tear them away.
Mariah Carey
Whatever you're going through in your life, don't ever give up.
Mariah Carey
I listen to older music a lot more than new singers. I listen to whatever's on the radio, but when I want to listen to something that moves me I put on a Stevie Wonder record.
Mariah Carey
Heartbroken and in tears over the shocking death of my friend, the incomparable Ms. Whitney Houston. My heartfelt condolences to Whitney's family and to all her millions of fans throughout the world. She will never be forgotten as one of the greatest voices to ever grace the earth.
Mariah Carey
You can't live with regrets. It's about the journey
Mariah Carey
Some of us talk about other people and what they do and la la la. But I'm not that person.
Mariah Carey
I'm not Gloria Steinem, but I mean, I'm definitely all for powerful women.
Mariah Carey
If two people want to get married, it’s their prerogative - we hope. Everybody should be able to do what they want to do and be in the pursuit of happiness.
Mariah Carey
I don't think anyone knows as much about what's right for me as I do.
Mariah Carey
I arrange flowers in my spare time. Well, when I have spare time, that is.
Mariah Carey
I'd rather be onstage with a pig - a duet with Jennifer Lopez and me just ain't going to happen.
Mariah Carey
The fans never send me crazy things. They send me things that they put so much time and effort into making, and they are so amazing.
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