Mariah Carey — the daughter of an Irish-American and African-American/Venezuelan, Mariah Carey has been breaking through barriers with her personality and music. She has become a music icon, coming out with several singles and albums over the years.
Mariah Carey has also developed a presence as an actress in addition to being one of the most successful female artists in the history of music. She’s known for her fierce personality as well, and her quotes don’t disappoint.
“Butterflies are always following me, everywhere I go.”
“It’s in my genes. My mother was an opera singer. I’m clearly dramatic.”
“We can make a million promises but still won’t change. It isn’t right to stay together when we bring each other’s pain.”
“Basically, I started singing when I started talking. Music has just been my saving grace my whole life.”
“If you see me as just the princess, then you misunderstand who I am and what I have been through.”
“Never, never listen to anybody that tries to discourage you.”
“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.”
“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.’”
“I always felt like the rug could be pulled out from under me at any time. And, coming from a racially mixed background, I always felt like I didn’t really fit in anywhere.”
“I don’t think anyone knows as much about what’s right for me as I do.”
“I’d rather be onstage with a pig — a duet with Jennifer Lopez and me just ain’t going to happen.”
“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.”