Whitney Houston was an American singer and actress, born in Newark, New Jersey in 1963 and died in Beverly Hills, California in 2012.
She was one of the best-selling musical performers of the 1980s and ’90s. She started singing in church as a child and by 19, signed with Arista Records.
Houston’s debut album yielded three number one singles in the US.
Her rendition of Dolly Parton’s “I Will Always Love You” dominated the Grammys and became iconic.
Despite her success, Houston’s career was overshadowed by a tumultuous marriage, drug use and financial issues.
Her 2009 comeback was warmly received, but she died in 2012 from accidental drowning, with heart disease and cocaine use as contributing factors.
Houston posthumously appeared in the film “Sparkle” and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2020. Her only child, Bobbi Kristina Brown, died in similar circumstances in 2015.
Here is a best collection of quotes from Whitney Houston.
Best Whitney Houston Quotes
Loneliness comes with life. ~ Whitney Houston.
I’m either my best friend or my worst enemy. ~ Whitney Houston.
I wish to you joy and happiness. But above all this, I wish you love. ~ Whitney Houston.
I think over the years, being a mother, I’ve matured in so many ways. ~ Whitney Houston.
When the night falls, my lonely heart calls. ~ Whitney Houston.
My mother taught me beauty really lives in places like a smile. ~ Whitney Houston.
Let the children’s laughter remind us how we used to be. ~ Whitney Houston.
Learning to love yourself, is the greatest love all. ~ Whitney Houston.
I’m proud of being a mother, a wife, a daughter, and a sister, and a lover and a friend. We’re all God’s children. ~ Whitney Houston.
No one makes me do anything I don’t want to do. ~ Whitney Houston.
I believe that children are our future. Teach them well and let them lead the way. Show them all the beauty they possess inside. ~ Whitney Houston.
I’ve always been a thin girl. I’m not going to be fat, ever. Let’s get that straight. Whitney is not going to be fat, ever. Okay? ~ Whitney Houston.
You get that love from the people. It lets me know that all the madness I go through, all the stuff that the business has to offer with all its madness; it makes it worthwhile. ~ Whitney Houston.
I’m the kind of person, if, if I have a day that is nerve-wracking, or my week has been bad or something’s going down, I won’t eat. Some people eat, I don’t eat. And it shows in my physical frame. ~ Whitney Houston.
I’ve turned down a lot of arena dates because I’ve done the big-arena thing. Now, I want to do something where people can feel me and I can feel them. ~ Whitney Houston.
When you’re feeling full of doubt and fear has got you in a bind, love will save the day. ~ Whitney Houston.
I finally faced the fact that it isn’t a crime not having friends. Being alone means you have fewer problems. ~ Whitney Houston.
I’m not crazy about arenas just because I can sell them out. It doesn’t do anything for my ego at all. I want to play places where people don’t have to sit in the nosebleed seats and wonder what the hell is going on. ~ Whitney Houston.
I almost wish I could be more exciting, that I could match what is happening out there to me. ~ Whitney Houston.
BSB are a great bunch of guys, I really like them. ~ Whitney Houston.
I’m a person who has life and wants to live, and always have. ~ Whitney Houston.
When I heard Aretha, I could feel her emotional delivery so clearly. It came from down deep within. That’s what I wanted to do. ~ Whitney Houston.
My mother was the first singer I had contact with. She sang constantly to us around the house, in church. ~ Whitney Houston.
Top Whitney Houston Quotes
I have nothing! Nothing! If I don’t have you. ~ Whitney Houston.
Being around people like Aretha Franklin and Gladys Knight, Dionne Warwick and Roberta Flack, all these greats, I was taught to listen and observe. ~ Whitney Houston.
Sometimes you’ll laugh. Sometimes you’ll cry. Life never tells us, the when’s or why’s. When you’ve got friends, to wish you well. You’ll find your point when. You will exhale. ~ Whitney Houston.
I’d rather be alone than unhappy. ~ Whitney Houston.
My mother sang with me in her stomach; I sang with Bobbi Kris in my stomach. I believe the child starts to develop within, and whatever you read, whatever you think, whatever you do affects the child. ~ Whitney Houston.
I like being a woman, even in a man’s world. After all, men can’t wear dresses, but we can wear the pants. ~ Whitney Houston.
I’m good where I am at this moment. ~ Whitney Houston.
God gave me a voice to sing with, and when you have that, what other gimmick is there? ~ Whitney Houston.
You can achieve your goals and enjoy the spoils of success once you unlock your full potential. ~ Whitney Houston.
Sometimes you do have a good time. But when it gets to the point where you’re sitting in your home and you’re just trying to cover what you don’t want people to know. It’s painful. And then you want more just so that you don’t let anybody see you cry. Or anybody to see we’re not happy. ~ Whitney Houston.
You don’t have a baby based on that publicity madness. People don’t live like that. Especially black people who were raised in families with morals and standards and integrity. ~ Whitney Houston.
I decided long ago never to walk in anyone’s shadow; if I fail, or if I succeed at least I did as I believe. ~ Whitney Houston.
Popular Whitney Houston Quotes
Nobody makes me do anything I don’t want to do. It’s my decision. So the biggest devil is me. I’m either my best friend or my worst enemy. ~ Whitney Houston.
I am not self-destructive. I am not a person who wants to die. ~ Whitney Houston.
There can be miracles when you believe. ~ Whitney Houston.
My name is not Susan, so watch what you say. If you still need her, then be on your way. ~ Whitney Houston.
I can tell you that I am not self-destructive. I’m not a person who wants to die. I’m a person who has life, who wants to live. And I always have. And I wouldn’t mistake it for anything else other than that. ~ Whitney Houston.
Judge not for your flaws, but for your Triumphs! ~ Whitney Houston.
You can fool people. You can fool anybody anytime of the day, but you can’t fool yourself. At night, when you go home, you’ve got to be straight up with you. ~ Whitney Houston.
I have a mother that’s very strong and family that surround me and constantly tell me they love me. ~ Whitney Houston.
What’s in your soul is in your soul. ~ Whitney Houston.
I’ve got some good saints out there – that’s right – that pray for me constantly. You’ve gotta have that! You do. ~ Whitney Houston.
Bobby wants to have a lot of kids. Five would be a definite mistake. I’m only kidding. I love kids. ~ Whitney Houston.
Famous Whitney Houston Quotes
If you say my eyes are beautiful, it’s because they are looking at you. ~ Whitney Houston.
Each day I live I want to be, a day to give the best of me. I’m only one, but not alone. My finest day is yet unknown. ~ Whitney Houston.
I broke my heart for every gain, to taste the sweet I faced the pain. ~ Whitney Houston.
I wanted to be a teacher. I love children, so I wanted to deal with children. Then I wanted to be a veterinarian. But by the age of ten or eleven, when I opened my mouth and said, ‘Oh, God, what’s this?’ I kind of knew teaching and being a veterinarian were gonna have to wait. ~ Whitney Houston.
My mother taught me that when you stand in the truth and someone tells a lie about you, don’t fight it. ~ Whitney Houston.
I’m an old-fashioned girl. And I love gospel. I like things that lift me up, inspire me. ~ Whitney Houston.
In grammar school some of the girls had problems with me. My face was too light. My hair was too long. It was the black-consciousness period, and I felt really bad. ~ Whitney Houston.
Never let your heart take precedence over reason, otherwise you will have problems. ~ Whitney Houston.
My daughter is my greatest inspiration. ~ Whitney Houston.
Nobody likes to be picked on. Nobody. ~ Whitney Houston.
I was aware of people staring at me. No one moved. They seemed almost in trance. I just stared at the clock in the center of the church. When I finished, everyone clapped and started crying. ~ Whitney Houston.
I love to sing, but it’s just not fun anymore. ~ Whitney Houston.
I’m older, I’m matured … I’m looking forward to the years to come. Good years. ~ Whitney Houston.
I would stay in my room for days, for days at times, just trying to get it together, to know what my next phase was going to be. ~ Whitney Houston.
Inspirational Whitney Houston Quotes
No, I’m not a drug addict, and neither is my husband. If that were so, you’d get a lot less work out of me. It would show in the performances and in the work. ~ Whitney Houston.
Growing around great musicians, you just can’t help it. I identified with it immediately. It was something that was so natural to me that when I started singing, it was almost like speaking. ~ Whitney Houston.
I’m tired of people taking off their clothes. ~ Whitney Houston.
I’ve never felt like this in any other country. I feel at home, I feel wonderful. ~ Whitney Houston.
Cracking gum or sitting with your legs open were considered unacceptable…and I’d better not come back from the yard with scratched knees. ~ Whitney Houston.
I feel so blessed to just have done what I had done. To be able to just use what God has given me is a blessing. You know, never mind the Grammys, never mind the records, never mind all of that. Just to be able to sing. ~ Whitney Houston.
From the beginning, the camera and I were great friends. It loves me, and I love it. ~ Whitney Houston.
I have priorities. Maintaining my daughter is my first. ~ Whitney Houston.
I know that I could really kill for my daughter. I know because I’m living for her, so I’m fierce when it comes down to it. And I feel the same about my husband and my family. I’m just fiercely protective. It’s like, that’s my lair and nobody messes with my lair. ~ Whitney Houston.
If I fail, if I succeed, at least I live as I believe. ~ Whitney Houston.
Crack is wack! ~ Whitney Houston.
So these were the 72 top Whitney Houston quotes for inspiration and motivation from the queen of soul.