123+ 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

It’s too much of a drinking culture, everything tastes better with a drink. Like, watch TV: glass of wine. Cooking dinner: glass of champagne. White wine vinegar hasn’t got white wine in it. Has it? – Amy Winehouse

I didn’t think it was special to be able to sing. – Amy Winehouse

People say my content’s mature; I don’t think it’s mature at all. I’m just a normal 20-year-old. I’m opinionated. – Amy Winehouse

I’m not a natural born performer. – Amy Winehouse

I fall in love every day. Not with people but with situations. – Amy Winehouse

We only said goodbye with words I died a hundred time, you go back to her and I go back to black. – Amy Winehouse

A little bit of anorexia, a little bit of bulimia. I’m not totally OK now but I don’t think any woman is. – Amy Winehouse

I told you I was trouble; you know that I’m no good. – Amy Winehouse

Relationship doesn’t remain, We resonate on different flames, I could cut you down again, If you were like all other men, If you were like all other men, I know that I could shut you down again – Amy Winehouse

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

If you’re nice to me, I’ll never write anything bad about you. – Amy Winehouse

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

I can’t be arsed with game players. I’m more ‘I like you; do you like me? Let’s go and do something about it.’ I’m a very straightforward person like that. – Amy Winehouse

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

They tried to make me go to rehab, I said ‘No, no, no,’ – Amy Winehouse

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

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

I never went round to loads of managers saying ‘this is what I have, this is my product and I’m going to be famous so you’d better sign me up.’ They came to me. – Amy Winehouse

I do suffer from depression, I suppose. Which isn’t that unusual. You know, a lot of people do. – Amy Winehouse

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. – Amy Winehouse

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. – Amy Winehouse

I’m not frightened of appearing vulnerable. – Amy Winehouse

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

My justification is that most people my age spend a lot of time thinking about what they’re going to do for the next five or ten years. The time they spend thinking about their life, I just spend drinking. – Amy Winehouse

I’m not Amy the star, I’m Amy the girl with the guitar. – Amy Winehouse

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. Learning from music is like eating a meal – you have to pace yourself. You can’t take everything from it all at once. I want to be different, definitely. I’m not a one trick pony. I’m at least a five-trick pony. – Amy Winehouse

I don’t understand, why do I stress the man, When there’s so many bigger things at hand? – Amy Winehouse

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

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

I’m not trying to stay away from being a celebrity, I’m not saying, ‘I’m sooo not famous,’ I’m trying to continue being a musician in a time when everyone is very celebrity-led. – Amy Winehouse

Music is the only thing that will give and give and give and not take. – Amy Winehouse

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

I know definitive points in my life and in relationships because of my songs. I write my music so that I’ll never be bored of it. – Amy Winehouse

The dark covers me, and I cannot run now. – Amy Winehouse

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

I like pin-up girls. I’m more of a boy than a girl. I’m not a lesbian, though – not before a sambuca anyway. – Amy Winehouse

Sisters come before carpet burns and blisters. – Amy Winehouse

Mr. False Pretence, you don’t make sense I just don’t know you, but you make me cry, where’s my kiss goodbye I think I love you – Amy Winehouse

I’m much healthier now. – Amy Winehouse

I love to live, and I live to love. – Amy Winehouse

The jazz I love is sweet and pure with raw elements, which is exactly what the good hip-hop is doing now. – Amy Winehouse

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. – Amy Winehouse

I always said I never wanted to write about love, but then I went and did that anyway. – Amy Winehouse

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

I’ve always written poetry, but I didn’t realize it was a therapy for me until I was maybe 15. That’s when my singing started to come together as well because I was listening to so much jazz. What I love I will always embrace. – Amy Winehouse

I’m always happy to blow up any misconceptions that people have about stage school cos everyone thinks it’s really nasty there but it’s not. – Amy Winehouse

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

Having listened to great songwriters like James Taylor and Carole King, I felt there was nothing new that was coming out that really represented me and the way I felt. So, I started writing my own stuff. – Amy Winehouse

I couldn’t resist him, his eyes were like yours, his hair was exactly the shade of brown. He’s just not as tall, but I couldn’t tell, it was dark, and I was lying down. – Amy Winehouse

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. – Amy Winehouse

I’m a young woman and I’m going to write about what I know. – Amy Winehouse

I don’t need help because if I can’t help myself, I can’t be helped. – Amy Winehouse

I don’t care what people think about me. Never did, never will. Life is too short to be worrying about that shit. – Amy Winehouse

You’ve got a degree in philosophy; so, you think you’re cleverer than me. But I’m not just some drama queen. Cause it’s where you’re at, not where you’ve been. – Amy Winehouse

Since I was 16, I’ve felt a black cloud hangs over me. Since then, I have taken pills for depression. – Amy Winehouse

If I died tomorrow, I would be a happy girl. – Amy Winehouse

When I was a little kid it was my dream to go to drama school, but it was never something I thought would happen to me. I was a Jewish girl from North London and things like that don’t happen to Jewish girls from North London called Amy Winehouse. – Amy Winehouse

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. – Amy Winehouse

I had a real stage school voice and I could do loud things, but it’s not about being loud, it’s about sensitivity and subtlety in music. You can do so much more with a quiet voice than with a belter. – Amy Winehouse

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

Here in England, everyone’s a pop star, innit, whereas in America they believe in the term artist. – Amy Winehouse

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

I’ve got a crush on my backing singer. – Amy Winehouse

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. – Amy Winehouse

I’d like to be remembered as someone who wasn’t satisfied with just one level of musicianship … as someone who was a pioneer. – Amy Winehouse

I like stylish men although I’m someone who sees a man who’s not dressed right and think what I could do with him to make him cute. I’m a typical Jewish woman like that. – Amy Winehouse

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

I’m not very ambitious at all. – Amy Winehouse

The more people see of me, the more they’ll realize that all I’m good for is making tunes. – Amy Winehouse

I just dress like I’m an old black man. Sorry! Like I’m an old Jewish black man. I just dress like it’s still the ’50s. – Amy Winehouse

People think stage school is a little star factory, but the truth is kids like me learned about being in a team situation and going out to work earlier than a lot of kids did. I don’t know anyone from drama school who’s now sitting on their arse doing nothing. – Amy Winehouse

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

Cause there’s nothing, there’s nothing you can teach me That I can’t learn from Mr. Hathaway. – Amy Winehouse

I told Missy [Elliot] I couldn’t believe how much she has done as a woman in a male-led arena and that she’s an inspiration to me. When I got into the lift back to my room to get changed and go home, I broke down in tears. – Amy Winehouse

I’m lucky because I do get to fly first-class now. – Amy Winehouse

At Age 11, I used to listen to Madonna’s Immaculate Collection every day – Amy Winehouse

I’ve never been a boyfriend kind of girl. – Amy Winehouse

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

Every bad situation is a blues song waiting to happen. – Amy Winehouse

My dad always had music playing around us and he was always a happy chirpy man with a beautiful voice. I was always singing around the house and I assumed that’s what all families did. It wasn’t until I went through that nasty teenage stage that I started to realize that wasn’t the case. – Amy Winehouse

No. No. I don’t listen to anyone except my … inner child anyway. If someone had said to me, Amy, lose a stone which they wouldn’t – I don’t think I would have listened anyway. – Amy Winehouse

I wouldn’t be with a man who was scared of me, but I don’t think men are scared of me – look at me, I’m tiny. I don’t think I’m capable of putting anyone off. I’m a nice girl. – Amy Winehouse

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

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

I listen to music that is of our time and I just get angry. – Amy Winehouse

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

I read a lot when I’m travelling and always have a couple of books on the go. – Amy Winehouse

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. – Amy Winehouse

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. – Amy Winehouse

I was hit by a car once on my bike, but I still rode home. – Amy Winehouse

I’m happiest with my family around me. – Amy Winehouse

If you play an instrument, it makes you a better singer. The more you play, the better you sing, the more you sing, the better you play. – Amy Winehouse

Christina Aguilera has her own style, so good on her. I don’t think anyone’s every told her to put on some leather chaps and get her noonie out. She’s an amazing singer but a lot of her music I can’t even hear. – Amy Winehouse

There are certain songs I cannot hear because they are so personal that it hurts me to listen. – Amy Winehouse

Over futile odds, and laughed at by the gods And now the final frame. Love is a losing game. – Amy Winehouse

Basically, I live to do gigs. – Amy Winehouse

I’m a realist and a dreamer. There are certain things you can give certain people and certain things you can’t. – Amy Winehouse

I know I’m talented, but I wasn’t put here to sing. I was put here to be a wife and a mom and look after my family. – Amy Winehouse

I would love to study guitar or trumpet. – Amy Winehouse

And as a writer, your self-worth is literally based on the last thing you wrote. – Amy Winehouse

I knew I could sing but I always thought everyone could sing, that everyone was born with a singing voice. Even when I was getting interest from singing, I just thought ‘what about all these guys?’ Yes, I can sing, I have a good voice but there’s so many people that can and do. – Amy Winehouse

When you’re around kids you can be a little kid yourself and pretend that life is magic, and you don’t have to be one of those sweaty people going to work every day. – Amy Winehouse

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. I never listen to, like, white music – I couldn’t sing you a Zeppelin or Floyd song. – Amy Winehouse

I would say that jazz is my own language. – Amy Winehouse

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

I’ve had everything pierced at some point. – Amy Winehouse

It’s important for me to be with a musician or someone who has a creative mind. – Amy Winehouse

I’m of the school of thought where, if you can’t sort something out for yourself, no one can help you. Rehab is great for some people but not others. – Amy Winehouse

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

I wanted to be Snoopy’s girlfriend and when I got older I wanted to be Bart Simpson’s girlfriend. Then I couldn’t decide whether I wanted marry Snoopy or Michael Jackson – because he was God to me – or to just be them. – Amy Winehouse

Cause I’m a musician, I’m not really good at posing and being a model, like, modeling. – Amy Winehouse

I was gutted to leave my boyfriend at home when I started my tour, but taking my pillow was like taking a little bit of him with me. – Amy Winehouse

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. – Amy Winehouse

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. – Amy Winehouse

I think that we have to be aware that people are allowed to make mistakes – Amy Winehouse

I don’t have emotional needs, only physical ones. – Amy Winehouse

I can’t help you if you won’t help yourself. – Amy Winehouse

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

I don’t ever wanna drink again, I just, ooh I just need a friend – Amy Winehouse

Yes, I’m still going to misbehave! – Amy Winehouse

Now I think that going to the gym is the best drug. I go four times a week and it gives me the buzz I need. – Amy Winehouse

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. – Amy Winehouse

Some people reckoned that I looked healthier when I was bigger, but I had terrible skin and no energy. – Amy Winehouse

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