Quotes By Singers: 44 Of The Most Epic Things Famous Singers Have Said Thursday February 16 2023, 11:45 PM
Yona Marie
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Quotes By Singers: 44 Of The Most Epic Things Famous Singers Have Said

Quotes By Singers

Quotes by music artists can some of the most motivational, funny, and shocking things you will ever hear. Sure, instrumentalists, rappers, dancers, and other creative types have profound things to say, but singers, in particular, put a unique spin on things.

As a singer myself, I find myself drawn to studying some of the most successful and talented singers of all time. As you can imagine, there are some really stand-out quotes that can be a bit life-changing depending on where you are in life.

Let's take a look at 50 of the most epic quotes I've heard and seen from professional singers who have a ton of insightful things to say about the music industry, their creative sides, and living life in general. 

Inspirational Quotes By Singers

"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

"I am what I am. I love me! And I don't mean that egotistically - I love that God has allowed me to take whatever it was that I had and to make something out of it." - Stevie Wonder

"I always knew I was a star. And now, the rest of the world seems to agree with me." - Freddie Mercury

"Music makes us want to live. You don't know how many times people have told me that they'd been down and depressed and just wanted to die. But then a special song caught their ear and that helped give them renewed strength. That's the power music has." - Mary J. Blige

"If you enter this world knowing you are loved and you leave this world knowing the same, then everything that happens in between can be dealt with." - Michael Jackson 

"I'd rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not." - Kurt Cobain

"Whatever I'm doing, I'm in that moment and I'm doing it. The rest of the world's lost. If I'm cooking some food or making soup, I want it to be lovely. If not, what's the point of doing it?" - Sade Adu

"Life's short. Anything could happen, and it usually does, so there is no point in sitting around thinking about all the ifs, ands and buts." - Amy Winehouse

"One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain." - Bob Marley

Funny Quotes By Singers

"Elvis may be the King of Rock and Roll, but I am the Queen." - Little Richard 

"As usual, there is a great woman behind every idiot." - John Lennon

"I don't tweet, Twitter, email, Facebook, look book, no kind of book. I have a land line phone at my home - that's the only phone I have. If my phone rang every day like everyone else around me, I would lose my mind." - Patti LaBelle

"Alcohol may be man's worst enemy, but the bible says love your enemy." - Frank Sinatra

"If I see something sagging, bagging or dragging I'll get it nipped, tucked or sucked." - Dolly Parton

"I am simple, complex, generous, selfish, unattractive, beautiful, lazy, and driven." - Barbra Streisand

"You don't have to be a cheater to sing a cheatin' song, that's what I'm saying." - George Strait

Shocking Quotes By Singers

"I love to sing, but it's just not fun anymore." - Whitney Houston (2012)

"People don't understand the kind of fight it takes to record what you want to record the way you want to record it." - Billie Holiday 

"From the time I was a kid, I always knew something was going to happen to me. Didn't know exactly what." - Elvis Presley 

"Jazz is a white term to define black people. My music is black classical music." - Nina Simone

"Criticism, even when you try to ignore it, can hurt. I have cried over many articles written about me, but I move on and I don't hold on to that." - Diana Ross

"I'm half living my life between reality and fantasy at all times." - Lady Gaga

Quotes About Love By Singers

"Love is a special word, and I use it only when I mean it. You say the word too much and it becomes cheap." - Ray Charles 

"Love is a really scary thing, and you never know what's going to happen. It's one of the most beautiful things in life, but it's one of the most terrifying. It's worth the fear because you have more knowledge, experience, you learn from people, and you have memories." - Ariana Grande

"To create something from nothing is one of the greatest feelings, and I would - I don't know, I wish it upon everybody. It's heaven." - Prince 

"In the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make." - Paul McCartney

"I was born with music inside me. Music was one of my parts. Like my ribs, my kidneys, my liver, my heart. Like my blood. It was a force already within me when I arrived on the scene. It was a necessity for me - like food or water." - Ray Charles

"I'm very shy, and I shy away from people. But the moment I hit the stage, it's a different feeling I get nerve from somewhere; maybe it's because it's something I love to do." - Ella Fitzgerald 

Quotes About Singing (By Singers Only)

"I get nervous when I don't get nervous. If I'm nervous I know I'm going to have a good show." - Beyonce Knowles 

"If you want to be a singer, you've got to concentrate on it twenty-four hours a day. You can't be a well driller, too. You've got to concentrate on the business of entertaining and writing songs. Always think different from the next person. Don't ever do a song as you heard somebody else do it." - Otis Redding 

"I sing in five or six different voices that are all part of me. It's not contrived." - Axl Rose

"You're gonna have to learn to get out there in front of those cameras and hold your head up. Take charge when you're singing." - Patsy Cline

"The only thing better than singing is more singing." - Ella Fitzgerald

"I just want to make music, I don't want people to talk about me. All I've ever wanted to do was sing. I don't want to be a celebrity. I don't want to be in people's faces, you know, constantly on covers of magazine that I haven't even known I'm on." - Adele

"I close my eyes when I sing so I can feel the song better." - Mahalia Jackson

"Being the Queen is not all about singing, and being a diva is not all about singing. It has much to do with your service to people. And your social contributions to your community and your civic contributions as well." - Aretha Franklin

"If I'm going to sing like someone else, then I don't need to sing at all." - Billie Holiday

Thought-Provoking Quotes By Singers

"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 

"Once a song's out there, it's no longer mine. And that's the whole purpose of music: to belong to people." -Sade Adu

"What's money? A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do." - Bob Dylan

"Technology is cool, but you've got to use it as opposed to letting it use you." - Prince 

"Did you know that the human voice is the only pure instrument? That it has notes no other instrument has? It's like being between the keys of a piano. The notes are there, you can sing them, but they can't be found on any instrument. That's like me. I live in between this. I live in both worlds, the black and white world." - Nina Simone 

"Truth is like the sun. You can shut it out for a time, but it ain't goin' away." - Elvis Presley

"If you cannot find peace within yourself, you will never find it anywhere else." - Marvin Gaye

"I am my own sanctuary and I can be reborn as many times as I choose throughout my life." - Lady Gaga

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