60+ Best Amy Winehouse Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Amy Jade Winehouse was an English singer and songwriter. She was known for her deep, expressive contralto vocals and her eclectic mix of musical genres, including soul, rhythm and blues, and jazz. Profoundly inspirational  Amy Winehouse quotes will challenge the way you think, and help guide you through any life experience.

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Famous Amy Winehouse Quotes

I only write about stuff that’s happened to me.. stuff I can’t get past personally. Luckily, I’m quite self-destructive.

I’m of the school of thought where if you can’t sort something out for yourself then nobody can help you.

Living is so much more rewarding if you strive for something, rather than take what’s given to you on a plate.

I write songs about stuff that I can’t really get past personally – and then I write a song about it and I feel better.

I love America, it’s a much more permissive place.

My husband is everything to me and without him, it’s just not the same.

I always try to write a song to work things out with myself and I want to do it with a little punchline at the end, because I never want to remember anything bad in my life.

If I heard someone else singing like me, I would buy it in a heartbeat.

I’ve always written poetry but I didn’t realize it was therapy for me until I was maybe 15…What I love I will always embrace.

…at the end of the day, I don’t have to answer to you, or my ex, or a man in a suit from the record company. I have to answer to myself.

I’m happiest with my family around me.

Every bad situation is a blues song waiting to happen.

Girls talk to each other like men talk to each other. But girls have an eye for detail.

I feel like I’ve come to the realization that life is short, you know? You have to live in the moment. You have to seize the day.

When you get your heart broken you can’t help but believe that only that person can put it back together again.

Inspirational Amy Winehouse Quotes

At Age 11, I used to listen to Madonna’s Immaculate Collection every day.

There’s no point in saying anything but the truth.

Success to me is not success to the record company or whoever. Success to me is having the freedom to work with whoever I want to work with.

I read a lot when I’m traveling and always have a couple of books on the go.

I can’t even work with someone unless they know more about music than me. I have to learn from them or it’s pointless.

I’m romantic. I fall in love every day. Not with people but with situations. The other day, I saw a tramp polishing his shoes. That just gripped my heart.

I love to live and I live to love.

Music was my ultimate ambition but I liked all of it. I wanted to discipline myself in dance and acting too and I’d done all three since I was 9-years-old. I could sing, but I didn’t become a great singer.

I was expecting it to be cynical because I’m like that myself. I wouldn’t want it to be all roses because life isn’t like that.

I’m my own worst critic, and if I don’t pull off what I think I wanted to do in my head, then I won’t be a happy girl.

I don’t say things because I’m bitter. I say things everyone else is thinking but no one dares to say.

My parents pretty much realized that I would do whatever I wanted, and that was it, really.

I do see myself settling down, getting married and having kids. But when I think about a family in the future there’s rarely a man involved which is kind of weird.

I always wrote poetry and stuff like that, so putting songs together wasn’t that spectacular.

I’ve always had my own style, I’ve always been different. I don’t like to wear anything that anyone else is wearing because it’s very important for me to make a statement.

I can play a lot of different instruments adequately but nothing really well.

Life is short and I have made a lot of mistakes, but everything in life happens for a reason.

I’m not frightened of appearing vulnerable.

Amazing Amy Winehouse Quotes

A song marks an occasion in my life and that’s how I live, by songs.

I believe in fate and I believe that things happen for a reason but I don’t think that there’s a high power, necessarily. I believe in karma very much though.

I do suffer from depression, I suppose. Which isn’t that usual. You know, a lot of people do.

I’m planning my most ambitious tattoo yet. You can never have enough tats.

I wouldn’t say I’m a feminist, but I don’t like girls pretending to be stupid because it’s easier.

I don’t listen to a lot of new stuff. I just like the old stuff. It’s all quite dramatic and atmospheric. You’d have an entire story in song.

Life happens. There is no point in being upset or down about things we can’t control or change.

Music is something where I can be completely honest, and sometimes I don’t want to sing some of the songs ’cos they’re so raw.

When I’m nervous, I stutter, and I had to keep stopping and starting.

I think the more people see of me, the more they’ll realize that all I’m good for is making tunes. So leave me alone and I’ll do it.

I’m not a very ‘poor me’ kind of person. I wouldn’t want it to be all roses because life isn’t like that.

I don’t think I’m going to be at all famous. I don’t think I could handle it. I’d probably go mad, do you know what I mean?

Some men do think I’m a psycho bunny-boiler.

I really thought I was on the way out. My husband Blake saved me. Often I don’t know what I do, then the next day the memory returns. And then I am engulfed in shame.

I can’t help you if you won’t help yourself.

You know how you either grow up in a Michael Jackson house or a Prince house? For me it was Michael Jackson. I could never decide whether I wanted to be Michael Jackson or marry him.

I’m a girly girl. It’s just my music. It’s the only thing I have real dignity. That’s the one area where I can hold my head up and say, ‘No one can touch me.’ ’Cos no one can touch me!

All the songs I write are about human dynamics, whether it’s with girlfriends, boyfriends, or family.

I really started writing music to challenge myself, to see what I could write.

To be honest, I think kids have got a lot more going on than adults. They’ve got their heads screwed on a lot better.

Jazz is an excluding music. Go to a jazz club and everybody’s standing about trying to be cool. A lot of it is boring.

If you don’t throw yourself into something, you’ll never know what you could have had.

I don’t think your ability to fight has anything to do with how big you are. It’s to do with how much anger is in you.

I don’t think I’m such an amazing person who needs to be written about.

I don’t ever want to do anything mediocre. I hear the music in the charts and I don’t mean to be rude, but those people have no soul.

Yes, I’m still going to misbehave!

I saw a picture of myself when I came out of the hospital. I didn’t recognize myself.

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