Quotes by 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
Butterflies are always following me, everywhere I go.
– 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 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 don't mind being compared to Whitney, there are people miles worse to be compared to.
– Mariah Carey
I don't think anyone knows as much about what's right for me as I do.
– 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 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
I prayed very hard for this to happen and it happened. I don't even think about what I've achieved, I haven't focused on it and I wish I had, because I really want to enjoy it, and I don't know if I am enjoying it, because I am going through my life like a bulldozer. I still haven't marvelled at it.
– 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
I'm really fortunate. I'm really happy, and I'm really really lucky to be where I am.
– 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
If you see me as just the princess then you misunderstand who I am and what I have been through.
– Mariah Carey
In this world, I call the shots and I think I know best.
– Mariah Carey
It's hard to be someone that people talk about and write about, you know? They don't know me.
– Mariah Carey
Music is what I love and it's what I feel and it's in me and to know that I can do something that I enjoy and hopefully bring some enjoyment to other people through what I do is an incrediable felling and I am just really thankfull for it.
– Mariah Carey
My heart has never been broken, I've never broken anyone else's.
– Mariah Carey
There is a light at the end of the tunnel... hopefully its not a freight train!
– 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
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