81 Inspiring Mariah Carey Quotes from the Songbird Supreme

Mariah Carey is a singer, songwriter, actor, and record producer from the United States.

Born in Huntington, NY, in 1969, Mariah Carey rose to fame with her unparalleled vocal range, becoming a pop sensation and celebrated diva.

Starting her musical journey under her opera singer mother’s guidance, Carey’s talent was evident early.

Her 1990 debut album, flaunting her unique voice blending gospel, pop and R&B, was a commercial triumph.

Success continued with iconic albums and hits, including holiday favorite “All I Want for Christmas Is You.”


Post-1997, her sound evolved, embracing hip-hop and achieving further chart dominance.

Despite career hiccups, including a brief emotional breakdown, Carey rebounded with the acclaimed album ‘The Emancipation of Mimi’, proving her enduring appeal.

Her career, marked by acting stints and a best-selling memoir, continues to dazzle fans worldwide.

Here is a list of the top quotes by Mariah Carey.

Best Mariah Carey Quotes


I’m the queen of festivities, that’s all I can say. ~ Mariah Carey.


I was barely conscious but my standards were still awake. ~ Mariah Carey.


After every storm, if you look hard enough, a rainbow appears. ~ Mariah Carey.

If you believe in yourself enough and know what you want, you’re gonna make it happen. ~ Mariah Carey.

Strange how death can make people forgive those who trespassed against them and their children. ~ Mariah Carey.


My heart has never been broken, I’ve never broken anyone else’s. ~ Mariah Carey.

If you look inside yourself, and you believe, you can be your own hero. ~ Mariah Carey.

True diva could not live without smart remarks every now and then, a good sip of water. ~ Mariah Carey.

I can’t wear flat shoes. My feet repel them. ~ Mariah Carey.

I can’t wear flat shoes. My feet repel them. I was in agony. My high heels had left my feet bleeding. Laugh all you want, my feet hurt. ~ Mariah Carey.


You really have to look inside yourself to find your inner strength. ~ 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. ~ Mariah Carey.

Something in your eyes captured my soul, and every night I see you in my dreams. You’re all I know. I can’t let go. ~ Mariah Carey.

Whatever you’re going through in your life, don’t ever give up. ~ Mariah Carey.


I’m really fortunate. I’m really happy, and I’m really really lucky to be where I am. ~ Mariah Carey.

I’m proud of what I am and who I am, and I’m just going to be myself. ~ Mariah Carey.

Top Mariah Carey Quotes

No stress, no fights. I’m leaving it all behind. No tears, no time to cry. Just making the most of life. ~ Mariah Carey.

There’s a hero if you look inside your heart. You don’t have to be afraid of what you are. ~ Mariah Carey.


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

I don’t go out much. I’m also not promiscuous. If I went out with everyone the press said I did, I’d never have time to write or sing. ~ Mariah Carey.

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

I don’t want a boyfriend just for the sake of it. I don’t trust most people out there. There’s too much at risk and I don’t need to be a notch on somebody’s bedpost. I’ll flirt with you all night long, but then it’s buh, bye! ~ Mariah Carey.


We have to go through certain things in order to appreciate life and learn lessons. ~ Mariah Carey.

Being a mother is probably the hardest job in the world. I feel like, in a lot of ways, children come into the world to teach us. ~ 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.

Inspirational Mariah Carey Quotes

It’s hard to be someone that people talk about and write about, you know? They don’t know me. ~ Mariah Carey.

I am thinking of you in my sleepless solitude tonight. ~ Mariah Carey.

I am thinking of you in my sleepless solitude tonight. ~ Mariah Carey.

She smiles through a thousand tears, and harbors adolescent fears. She dreams of all that she can never be, she wades in insecurity. ~ Mariah Carey.

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

You don’t have to be doing vocal acrobatics or singing all over the scale to have soul. ~ Mariah Carey.

Time is irrelevant to me. I never wear a watch. ~ Mariah Carey.

I started writing poetry when I was six. I had this teacher who didn’t believe the poems I’d bring in were mine because they were dark and sad. But I wrote about what I experienced in my childhood. ~ Mariah Carey.


Lord knows dreams are hard to follow, but don’t let anyone tear them away. ~ Mariah Carey.

I really haven’t paid attention to Madonna since about like 7th or 8th grade when she used to be popular. ~ 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.

The minute I started addressing my feelings, I actually came out of very negative situations. ~ 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.

Only once in a lifetime love rushes in, changing you with the tide. ~ Mariah Carey.

I think one of the reasons I pushed myself so hard and worked so hard is because I never felt special. ~ Mariah Carey.


My father taught me that words have meaning and thus, they have power. ~ Mariah Carey.

Let it all dissipate And I tried to forget As I closed my eyes. ~ Mariah Carey.

It’s in my genes. My mother was an opera singer. I’m clearly dramatic. ~ Mariah Carey.

I loved Jordan. He was one of the greatest athletes of our time. ~ Mariah Carey.

I’m so thankful that I’ve received The answer that heaven has sent down to me You treated me kind Sweet destiny And I’ll be eternally grateful. ~ Mariah Carey.

You can’t live with regrets. It’s about the journey. ~ Mariah Carey.

Apparently I don’t do stairs, I won’t walk on carpet and I refuse to walk on grass. How do I do to get around, hover? ~ Mariah Carey.


Some of us need to be rescued, but everyone wants to be seen. ~ 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.

Motivational 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. ~ Mariah Carey.


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

Everyday is a holiday with 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.


I’m very hard on myself and I have too many issues. ~ Mariah Carey.

Time has shown me there is no benefit in trying to protect people who never tried to protect 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.

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.


I understand people want to hold on to their roots. ~ 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.

Sipping Bailey’s Cream by the stereo, trying to find relief on the radio. I’m suppressing the tears. ~ Mariah Carey.

Famous Mariah Carey Quotes

If you just believe in me. I will love you endlessly. ~ Mariah Carey.

I’m not great at putting my hair into a bun, but I’ll do it if I have to. ~ 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 not vain, I’m insecure. ~ Mariah Carey.

When I saw you, when I saw you I could not breathe, I fell so deep. When I saw you, when I saw you I’d never be, I’d never be the same. ~ 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 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.


We’ve been expected to be perfect but we aren’t. We’re still human. ~ Mariah Carey.

Don’t you know that you’re blowing my mind? What you do to me I can’t describe. Baby, I can’t hold back anymore. I just can’t conceal it. You’re the one I really adore. ~ Mariah Carey.

I really rebel against authority. ~ Mariah Carey.

When it comes to lingerie, I know what I’m doing. ~ Mariah Carey.

I know you’re shining down on me from Heaven, like so many friends we’ve lost along the way. And I know eventually we’ll be together, one sweet day. ~ Mariah Carey.

Inspiring Mariah Carey Quotes

One doesn’t remain a teenager forever. ~ Mariah Carey.


There’s an answer, if you reach into your soul, and the sorrow that you know will melt away. ~ 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.

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.

I love Frosty the Snowman. My family and I like to go on a sleigh ride with a two-horse sleigh in Aspen, so we all scream different songs at the top of our lungs. I hope it doesn’t scare the horses. ~ 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.

Never listen to anybody who try to discourage you. ~ Mariah Carey.


All I want for Christmas is you. ~ Mariah Carey.

It’s a long road when you face the world alone, when no one reaches out a hand for you to hold. You can find love if you search within your soul, and the emptiness you felt will disappear. ~ Mariah Carey.

So these were the 81 top Mariah Carey quotes from the Songbird Supreme on music, love and life.

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