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A collection of quotes and thoughts by Mariah Carey on hope, strength, truth, heroism, inspirational, music, men, opera, life, glitter, songs, lyrics, writing and love.

87 Thought-Provoking Mariah Carey Quotes That Will Make You Follow Your Dreams

Quick Facts

Born On: March 27, 1970

Born In: Huntington

Mariah Carey is a renowned American singer, songwriter, actress and record producer. She is regarded as one of the greatest solo artists of all time and has produced a number of smash hits over the course of her career that has spanned around three decades. Carey gained recognition for the song ‘Vision of Love’ that was released as part of her debut album. Over the years, she has smashed sales records and collected a slew of music related awards to emerge as one of the greatest musical stars of the modern era. As a matter of fact, she has sold a staggering 200 million copies of her albums on a global scale throughout her career. However, Carey’s career has not only been about the fame and fortune that you would associate with a legendary pop star. She has been involved in philanthropic activities right from the time when she first shot to prominence and has expressed her thoughts and worked for the causes closest to her heart at every opportunity. Carey has spoken about music, the struggles with stardom and a range of other topics at different points of her career. Here, we have collected some famous quotations and sayings by the versatile star. Go through some of her most notable thoughts and quotes that are sure to inspire you.
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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

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

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

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

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

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

I really rebel against authority.

Mariah Carey

Butterflies are always following me, everywhere I go.

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

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

Mariah Carey

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

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

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

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

I am very insecure about my looks, and I always have been because of being mixed race.

Mariah Carey

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

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

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

Mariah Carey

So when you feel like hope is gone, look inside you and be strong, and you'll finally see the truth - that a hero lies in you.

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 try not to be a jerk. I really do. I try to be nice and cordial.

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

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

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

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

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

Never, never listen to anybody that try to discourage you.

Mariah Carey

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

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

Never listen to anybody who try to discourage you.

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 very hard on myself and I have too many issues.

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

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

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

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 wrote my own anthem: it's called 'Mariah's Theme.' It's on the 'Rainbow' album from '99. Back in the day.

Mariah Carey

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

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

Some of us talk about other people and what they do and la la la. But I'm not that person.

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

It's in my genes. My mother was an opera singer. I'm clearly dramatic.

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

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

Mariah Carey

I can still count on one hand the number of men I`ve slept with.

Mariah Carey

I don't mind being compared to Whitney, there are people miles worse to be compared to.

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

I've been working on my craft for a long time. People never want to let go of the whole 'Glitter,'... I'm like, 'It's eight years later, people. Let's move on.

Mariah Carey

I started singing when I started talking.

Mariah Carey

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

Mariah Carey

Christmas is always the most fun. I start looking forward to Christmas before it's even summertime.

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

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 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.

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

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 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

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'm a very good laundress when I have to be.

Mariah Carey

I arrange flowers in my spare time. Well, when I have spare time, that is.

Mariah Carey

I'm not Gloria Steinem, but I mean, I'm definitely all for powerful women.

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 love the grimiest rappers in the world. That's my favorite.

Mariah Carey

I was a reader as a child, believe it or not.

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

Sometimes I wake up laughing when I have a great dream. And sometimes I have nightmares - and I hate them.

Mariah Carey

I'm actually very loyal, to my detriment.

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

I'm actually a really good cook, and people don't believe this about me!

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

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

I do all of my own stunts in videos. The Jet Ski scenes, the fight scenes, all of them!

Mariah Carey

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

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 understand people want to hold on to their roots.

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

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

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

Since having the babies, I realize that 90 percent of losing weight is my diet.

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I used to be able to slim down just by exercising more, but that's changed.

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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'm not vain, I'm insecure.

Mariah Carey

Once there was a time when I had jock itch . It itchedbad. Then it turned to acne. I chose Stridex. 'Pig's Valve' - Mariah Carey: The Early Poems

Mariah Carey

When you feel like hope is gone,look inside you and be strong and you'll finally see the truth that a HERO lies in you

Mariah Carey

My father identified as a black man. No one asked him because he was clearly black. But people always ask me. If we were together, people would look at us in a really strange way. It sucked. As a little girl I had blond hair and they'd look at me, look at him, and be disgusted.

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

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