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You really have to look inside yourself, 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, Woman's Day Magazine, Oct. 2, 2007

You can fight against people, and fight to the death, but ... can't control the world.

MARIAH CAREY, interview

Ever since you left me
I've been trying to hide the pain
Painting on a smile with lipstick
Putting on a big charade


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, Glamour Magazine, Nov. 2007

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

MARIAH CAREY, Larry King Live, Dec. 19, 2002

Sometimes it's tough because I've got to sleep 15 hours to sing the way I want to. It's not easy because my vocal chords are different than most people's.

MARIAH CAREY, Interview Magazine, Sep. 2007

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, "Vision of Love"

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, Glamour Magazine, Nov. 2007

I don't read music. And my mom is this classically trained person, and I went the other way. And I think it's helped me write songs that I wouldn't have written if I were going at the technical way. Because they go, "Oh, you can't go from this chord to that chord. It's not the way you're supposed to do it."

MARIAH CAREY, Larry King Live, Dec. 19, 2002

I really started second-guessing myself. And then I realized, like, all right, I have to go with my gut. Because everybody's got an opinion, and so many people's opinions about me are like polar opposites. They're like, "We love it when she does ballads, make her do the ballads." Then they're like, "We want to hear a hip-hop record." "Why is she dressing like this? She should show less skin." "She should show more." You know what I mean? I'm like, "Stay in your lane, and I'll figure it out."

MARIAH CAREY, interview

When it comes to lingerie, I know what I'm doing.

MARIAH CAREY, Glamour Magazine, Nov. 2007

We're all a little wacko sometimes, and if we think we're not, maybe we are more than we know.

MARIAH CAREY, Larry King Live, Dec. 19, 2002


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