161+ Best Diva Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Profoundly inspirational diva quotes will encourage growth in life, make you wiser and broaden your perspective.

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Being a Diva in a man’s world, you’re constantly in an uphill battle; pitching ideas, trying to get TV time, trying to get in-ring time, the whole nine yards. — Michelle McCool

‘Bloodlight and Bami’ is all verite. The director Sophie Fiennes began filming Ms. Jones in the mid-2000s and simply observes her on stage and off. She follows her home to Jamaica, where the diva mellows, almost unconsciously, into a daughter, sister, and parishioner. — Wesley Morris

I’m not a diva, and I’m not mean to people or have weird rules. — Charli XCX

I’d love to be a diva. But I’d then have to send so many apology notes for my abhorrent behaviour. — Amy Adams

It’s such a diva thing, but I need one room for my suitcases and one for me. — Christine McVie

It’s not like I don’t like the term ‘Diva.’ It’s what you make of it. — Bayley

I went through a string of A&R men who all thought I should be doing something different. One thought I should be a dance diva; another thought I should do Rock n’ Roll; and one thought I shouldn’t even be singing at all! — Alison Moyet

When actors get a bad name for diva behavior – I’ve never seen it. Because my experience with people who are really famous actors is that they work really hard. — Hayley Atwell

I have the ability to sing with emotion and feeling, but if you say I sound like Billie Holiday, that’s cool. Let’s look at who Billie was: she was this person, this singer, this beautiful diva who could move the audience with the slightest gesture of her hand. — Erykah Badu

I want to have fun and be a diva – a kind-hearted diva! — Betty Gabriel

I’m the diva from the future. The next gig’s on the moon. Catch me while you can. — Natasha Bedingfield

In our ‘Strictly’ group, we really did bond. It’s seemingly disappointing to some that we had no diva meltdowns. I made true friends during the experience, which is surprising because I’m not a new-pals sort of person. — Robert Rinder

I’m a mezzo-soprano, so the whole diva thing… I’m not the kind of performer who puts on a persona off-stage as well, and the days of arriving with steamer trunks and hat boxes are over. — Joyce DiDonato

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

One thing my parents never raised me to be was a diva. I’m pretty low maintenance. — Tomi Lahren

It’s never too late to reclaim your inner diva and reclaim your inner strength. — Michelle Visage

Nicole and I got into wrestling through diva search. It used to be this competition WWE would put on. I found them when I saw the Divas wrestling in the ring, and I kind of just knew it was our calling. I felt like this was exactly what we are meant to do in life. Not only are the girls so glamorous, but they are also very tough. — Brie Bella

When you think about a WWE Diva, you think of us girls in WWE, not, like, the girls that are in the indies, the girls in TNA or in other different companies. So yeah, the word ‘Diva’ means a lot to me. — Paige

I don’t consider myself as a glamour diva. If you get to know me, you will see that I am so dorky and weird. — Nargis Fakhri

There’s no half-singing in the shower, you’re either a rock star or an opera diva. — Josh Groban

I am not a diva: I am a Jones. ‘Diva’ is so overused. Diva, icons, the whole thing, legends… To be a diva, what is that? — Grace Jones

An extraordinary diva would never sit by herself. — John Lone

I prefer Princess. I would love to be known as a diva later on in life when I’ve had far more experiences. — Deborah Cox

I always try to outdo the guys. It doesn’t matter who you are. Even Sami Zayn – I want to have a better match than Sami Zayn, and he is absolutely incredible. I knew at a very young age that I wanted to change the definition of what it is to be a Diva and what it is to be a woman’s wrestler. — Sasha Banks

I am no fashion diva – I grew up on the beaches in South Africa and am a nature girl that spends a lot of time outdoors. Fashion speaks to me through an occasion. — Tanit Phoenix

I dislike arrogant men and diva behavior in either gender. — Robin Wright

I have always despised people who thought they were better than others, and I made a promise to myself that I’d never turn into that kind of person. My family also helps to keep me grounded. Whenever I get a ‘diva moment,’ as they like to call it, they let me know it and say, ‘Stop acting like a diva!’ They’re pretty good at it, too. — Jackie Evancho

Being a Diva is not easy. We are on the road 300 days a year. We don’t get a lot of family or personal time. With ‘Total Divas’ on top of that, on our days off, we have the cameras following us, and that’s not for everyone. — Nikki Bella

With WWE, I got this audition and thought there was no way that I was going to actually get the job. They were doing the WWE Diva Search at the time, and I didn’t think I would get the job because I wasn’t a wrestler. — Lana

If a hundred people want autographs, sometimes you have to say no because you’ve got to get up for a 4 A.M. flight or something. In that sense, it really pisses me off when people think you’ve become a diva. It’s not becoming a diva, it’s because of the situation, I think. — Ellie Goulding

My family was musical on both sides. My father’s family had a famous flautist and a classical pianist. My mother won a contest to be Shirley Temple’s double – she was the diva of the family. At 8, I learned how to play guitar. I used to play songs from the ’20s, ’30s and ’40s in the kitchen for my grandmother. — Gloria Estefan

I’m not a diva, I’m not an egotistical guy that comes and thinks he’s bigger than anyone. — Ashley Cole

For me, a diva is like the great opera singer, the great film star – out of reach, in their own world, with a real gift for invention: attention-demanding performance artists with a flamboyant, compelling sense of their own importance so special and inimitable it verges on the alien. — Grace Jones

I feel like I’m a pop star without being a diva. — Charli XCX

I must point out – Sarah Jessica Parker is not a diva – she’s one of these pop culture characters that everybody likes. — Philip Treacy

By the time I was five, I was a little diva. — Stevie Nicks

I do say I’m a specialist in divas. Name a diva – I’ve worked with ’em. — Philip Treacy

I’m not a blues singer, I’m a diva. — Nina Simone

Elvis was incredibly cooperative. He would try anything. He wasn’t a diva, no prima donna. When it came to work, he was a workhorse. — Jerry Leiber

I was very pleased to see that things have come far, far away from the Diva Search days where it was, ‘Let’s have a bunch of girls in bikinis flop around and look stupid so the public can vote them on or off the show.’ — Ivory

But a true diva has dismissed that drama. A true diva’s heart is open, and she’s ready to play by her own rules – rules that are gentle and kind. — Jenifer Lewis

Because if you get someone who is a bit of a diva or are just not on the same page it can be a nightmare – and I’d rather go out knowing they’ve had an amazing time and we’ve got on than win the Glitterball although you’ve just had a horrible time and the person was horrible. — Kevin Clifton

I just think that the whole diva thing is a misrepresentation of who I am. — Jennifer Lopez

I tend to hide behind my status of being a diva; it’s easy for me to embrace that part of me and seek confidence by being a bit outrageous at times. — Alex Newell

I’ve got four dogs, and I just don’t do dog doo. I’m a diva when it comes to that. — Kobe Bryant

I think the diva is kind of a cliche. My definition of a diva is somebody whose talent does not match what they’re trying to play, so all this temperament comes out. — Glenn Close

It’s a shame to call somebody a ‘diva’ simply because they work harder than everybody else. — Jennifer Lopez

I became quite a diva, and intolerant, and people knew when I was not pleased. Some people were afraid of me, and other people just kind of blew me off. But I wasn’t making any friends. I only had one person who remained my friend, and he was my boyfriend for a while. Even though I told him I was gay, he was like, ‘That’s alright.’ — Jane Lynch

After ‘Student Of The Year,’ when I played that baby-doll, diva character, I knew I would be stereotyped, and I wanted to break that image of me. I loved that role, but I don’t want to be attached to one particular genre, so ‘Highway’ was a blessing in disguise. — Alia Bhatt

I think diva is an inevitable outcome of the industry, and I don’t think it reflects on the person at all. You take a normal human being, and basically, for 24 hours, seven days a week, apart from sleeping, you introduce them to places and things almost every minute that are brand new. — Chet Faker

I hope we can see African American characters as the diva, as the villain, and also as the praying mother. We are all of those things. We tended to only be the best friend or the neighbor in everybody’s sitcom. — Angela Robinson

That term’s definitely got a negative aura to it, because people think a diva is somebody with an attitude who demands things all the time. Of course there is that type of diva, but my idea of a diva has always been a singer – whether male or female – who gets on that stage and captivates you with their presence and their voice. — Jordin Sparks

Diva has a negative connotation. — Glenn Close

A diva is someone who pretends to know who she is and looks fabulous doing it. — Jenifer Lewis

So if diva means giving your best, then yes, I guess I am a diva. — Patti LaBelle

When I was really young. My sister and I would create different characters with our Barbie dolls – I’d be the crazy diva Barbie and she’d be the homeless Barbie. — Jordana Brewster

As a young actor, it’s important to see how the greatest in the industry work… diva behavior is never it. — Sean Maguire

I’ve seen the real extreme diva behaviour and I don’t think that’s who I am. — Mariah Carey

Back when I started, you could either be a folk singer, or you could be a disco diva, or you could be a secretary or maybe a disc jockey, but there was no room for anything alternative yet. — Ann Wilson

Sometimes I think it’s better to be a diva. — Julia Barr

I know what I want, and I know what needs to be done to make my performance better. So I do these little askings, about the lights and costumes. It’s not the diva speaking. It’s the artist who knows how it has to be done. — Anna Netrebko

I don’t see anybody categorized as a ‘fashion diva,’ except for me! And I like that. I am thought of as a diva because I wear an evening dress and I take care of my look when I go out. I go to parties regarding business, not for fun. And that’s why they call me a ‘diva.’ — Donatella Versace

I am the youngest of three brothers so was constantly trying to upstage them all the time growing up, so that’s why being a WWE Diva is so fitting for me. — Eva Marie

I was crazy. And I was too much of a diva. I’m glad I’m not like that anymore. — Ronnie Radke

I’m determined to be a diva. — Lexa Doig

I’m pretty straightforward as a performer, but I do have a bit of a diva in me. — Corin Tucker

I may have my diva moments, but I don’t want to get to where I’m considered untouchable. — Anitta

I don’t do like diva trips and stuff. — Shirley MacLaine

When I first came into the WWE I enjoyed working with Candice Michelle, a girl who was a model and seemed to live a carefree life and worked really hard to become a WWE Diva. — Beth Phoenix

I have never felt like a diva! — Montserrat Caballe

I feel like when people meet me, I’m very much not what they expected I would be. I’m not a diva, and I’m not mean to people or have weird rules. — Charli XCX

I started out as being a diva in a golden dress and now to a more bearded drag artist guy in boots. — Conchita Wurst

Before I won Miss Diva in 2015, I had won the pageant once before in 2012. Back then, it was called Miss Universe India. — Urvashi Rautela

I’m quite repulsed by the diva type. — Siobhan Fahey

Long before ‘American Idol’, people used to call me a diva. And I be like, ‘Hold on, are you calling me something else on the sly? You gonna call me a diva, call me a good diva.’ — Jennifer Hudson

I don’t see myself as a diva at all. — Bebe Neuwirth

With a strong foundation in scripted programming firmly established by ‘Army Wives’ and ‘Drop Dead Diva,’ Lifetime is aggressively expanding its drama series development plate with powerful programs from creative auspices who have strong pedigrees in producing stand-out programming. — Nancy Dubuc

I think maybe because of the kind of music I sing, people want to believe you’re a diva. They can’t believe after eight years, and eight albums, you’re still relatively sane. I feel like they almost want me to throw something at somebody. — Katherine Jenkins

I’m too busy putting my energies into my performance to be a diva. — Shirley Bassey

I didn’t grow up with a musical family. My mom had a lot of CDs in the house, particularly Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, Celine Dion, ABBA, all the sort of like diva icons. She’s Swedish, so she loves pop music. — Nina Nesbitt

A diva is someone who is a perfectionist, who does her best in her craft. — Patti LaBelle

I’m so tired of this vision of fashion of a diva with a big ego, and you think of big dark glasses to be pretentious and keep far away from the people. — Carine Roitfeld

Sometimes, when you’ve got a couple of females on the cast, you’ll have a diva, or you’ll have arguments. I’ve been on shows where girls haven’t quite got on. — Ricky Whittle

When I was younger, I used to just want to please everybody and not want to be an issue or not be considered a diva. I’ve just grown up and realized you have to look out for yourself and stick up for yourself, and there’s nothing wrong with that. — Dylan O’Brien

I just want to be like a little bit of Bluto from ‘Animal House,’ mixed with like some amazing diva like RuPaul. — Willam Belli

I don’t mean to be a diva, but some days you wake up and you’re Barbara Streisand. — Courtney Love

I always loved playing the sidekick, and that’s what I expected – I didn’t think I was pretty enough or diva enough to play the lead. — Jessie Mueller

Sometimes you have to be a diva. All the artists I admire from Madonna to Whitney to Mariah have all been called divas. If you are strong, if you have vision, if you are an artist, you have to do what you believe in. And if you get called a diva for it, then so what. — Jessie J

There’s nothing wrong with being a Diva. If it’s because I take care of myself and look good, then I don’t think there’s anything wrong with that. — Carmella

I think we can all be divas, but as an actress, you can’t only be the diva; that would be boring. But sometimes, perhaps, it’s fun. — Monica Bellucci

It’s not like I’m this glamour diva who hands everything over and I just sit on my throne at home. — Heidi Klum

There’s so many misconceptions about me and my personality. People think I’m not a nice person, you know, or maybe a diva; not just about me, but the misconceptions of other models as well, or supermodels. — Jessica White

It was darn nigh impossible for women in rock in the ’70s. There wasn’t a mold if you were a woman and you were in the entertainment in the ’70s. You were probably a disco diva or a folk singer, or simply ornamental. Radio would play only one woman per hour. — Ann Wilson

And I think every woman can be a diva, and every woman can be just a woman. I think life is a runway, and you can do everything you want. If you want. — Daniela Vega

To me, diva means an extraordinary, outrageously theatrical, brilliant performer. — Roger Taylor

My biggest Diva moment was truly getting to go to Afghanistan with three other Divas and Superstars, as well as Vince McMahon, to give my thanks to all of the military and what they do. What job do you get that level of fulfillment? — Eva Marie

I think it takes a strong man to be in a relationship with a strong woman. A lot of people hear the word ‘diva’ and think of it as a negative. I see it as a positive. I want somebody who knows what they want out of life and isn’t afraid to show it. — Nick Cannon

I didn’t think there was life after modelling, believe me. It’s a hit to the ego when you are not the diva on the set any more. But I think what keeps me going are challenges. I love when people tell me I can’t do something. — Carol Alt

I’m no diva but I can be annoying in a recording studio. Of course I try to be a diva in terms of confidence of performance and owning a song but I’ve never behaved like one in terms of the negative connotations of the word. — Nicole Scherzinger

I know that I’m definitely not a big big snob, and I know that at the times that I am a diva I know I’m being a diva. It’s kind of annoying to know that you are. Because it’s a person I do not want to be. So I’m trying my best not to become a jerk. — Jackie Evancho

I’m not a diva. I’m a tadpole trying to be a frog. — Toni Braxton

For professional athletes, I always think about it in these terms: the most difficult diva of women’s soccer would be the easiest NBA player ever. — Jeff Van Gundy

I openly admit it: I am a diva with my food. — Tulisa

Gay guys love women who are tough, who are survivors. They always call me a diva. And I am a survivor; I’ve pulled through everything and I’ve not become bitter about it. — Samantha Fox

How dare one act like a diva when you have a lot of work to do and you need to find your disciplines and so on? — Julie Andrews

There are obviously a lot of negative connotations that go along with being a Diva. But to me, being a Diva is someone who takes care of herself, that looks fabulous, is always on point with her fashion, and doesn’t care what anybody thinks. — Carmella

I feel like people always thought my sister and I were models. I think it was just because if you went through Diva Search, that’s just what you were. We were never models; we were athletes. We were athletes who fell in love with wrestling. — Brie Bella

I’m totally Italian, but I’m not a diva. If you could see the way I’m dressed in daily life, that’s not a diva. Appearances are so not important to me. — Patti LuPone

I’m a chanteuse and a diva, and I’m an actress who likes a script. — Jane Badler

I am an outsider. I was never offered the kind of roles where I could play the glamorous diva, because there are already so many of them doing it – and doing it well. So I had to bring to the table much more than just looking good. — Taapsee Pannu

I mean, no one has ever gotten to see what it’s like to be a WWE Diva. Yes, we are all a bunch of athletes and we have to get down on the ring, but we also have to attend photo shoots and red carpets. — Eva Marie

Actually, I take it as a compliment. Diva is a derivative of divine. That’s quite a title to carry around. — Calista Flockhart

I’m always nice and then people are happy to hang out with me! There’s no point being a sassy diva queen. — Camille Rowe

My favorite diva is Dame Shirley Bassey from the U.K. I just love that every song she sings becomes crazy and intense with feeling. That’s how I feel in my daily life. — Sasha Velour

I don’t think I’m a diva. — Gin Wigmore

Let’s just start with the word ‘diva.’ It is obviously a sexist slight – a term that is only applied to women, almost always in a derogatory way. It’s usually applied to women who are viewed as overly ambitious. It is applied to demanding women, to women who follow their own path. — Campbell Brown

These diva wide receivers want to go to the bathroom. As a defensive lineman, we didn’t go to the bathroom. — Booger McFarland

It was my dream to become a WWE Diva. — Maryse Mizanin

I was always very much a diva. — EJ Johnson

When I was younger, I didn’t want to come to WWE because I didn’t fit into the mold. I couldn’t identify myself with the term ‘diva.’ The divas brand was meant to put a spotlight on the women, but the term, to me, felt more glamorous than me. — Becky Lynch

I was in the music industry as Amanda Diva for 10 years but I realized that I had bigger work to do and needed to get busy doing that work. I really do believe that I’m here for a bigger purpose, and I want to be a role model and speak for the black community and black women specifically. Humor was the way it felt most organic and effective for me. — Amanda Seales

I’m going to prove to the rest of these girls walking around, strutting their stuff, that I am the top Diva and I am here to stay. — Michelle McCool

I’ve learned to try to sustain myself by holding on to the integrity of who I am. I’m not talking big diva. I’m quiet. I’m shy. And I became stronger when I stopped trying to be the person they wanted me to be. — Crystal Waters

A diva without a venue is a maniac. — Toni Basil

Would they call me a diva if I were a guy? — Zaha Hadid

I want to work with happy, good people, who have a positive outlook. Not those who are grumpy, complaining and throw diva behaviour. — Vaani Kapoor

I’m not a diva – not yet, anyway. — Amanda Latona

I’m such a diva on set. — Emily Blunt

I’ve made money, and I’ve been ripped off. I’ve had creative freedom, and I’ve been pressured to make hits. I have dealt with diva behavior from crazy musicians, and I have seen genius records by wonderful artists get completely ignored. I love music. I always will. — David Byrne

As a drag diva auditioning in Hollywood, I’ve run the gamut. — Shangela

I didn’t debut in a film playing a diva. — Parineeti Chopra

I loathe the word ‘celebrity,’ and I hope I’m not a diva. Whenever I see diva-ish behaviour, I just leave the room; I find it appalling. You should always try to be civil to people. — David Harewood

When it comes to a lip sync, Kennedy Davenport is someone that, when I first turned 18, I was going to the clubs in Dallas, because I went to college there, seeing, and tipping, and would live. She’s the dancing diva of Texas. — Shangela

We always called ourselves Divas. I came in through Diva Search. I was a Divas Champion. I always felt like it had this negative feeling to it because a Diva is so much more high maintenance, and that’s the last thing we women wrestlers are. — Brie Bella

I feel like Adele is a diva. Not in the bad way. She is one of the greatest voices of this industry and of her own art. What she offers is so unique that she’s risen to such a status that very few artists can enjoy. — Xavier Dolan

We love to be athletic, but at the same time, we love to entertain. So my sister was actually looking to play pro soccer in Italy, and I convinced her. I said, ‘Please, there’s this thing called WWE Diva Search. I really want to go. I think we can do this.’ And sure enough, they gave my sister and me a shot. — Brie Bella

I don’t have the ability to be a diva. I can’t flaunt. I don’t have that kind of stage presence. I think of myself as just a band member. — Christine McVie

The word diva to me means doing something supernatural with something natural. — Patti LuPone

To me, Egypt is a wonderful history, a wonderful people, and it’s represented through artists like Om Kalthoum, who is considered the fourth pyramid of Egypt. She’s a wonderful diva whose voice, for me, is really Egyptian. — Mona Eltahawy

I go home and don’t get treated any differently. People have known me all my life and are interested and very supportive but because they have known me forever I don’t get any diva treatment. My mum still tells me off if I haven’t loaded the dishwasher for her. — Katherine Jenkins

I would love to have a Divas Hardcore championship. If we had a hardcore cage, we’ll just paint the cage pink or something and make it extra girly so it’s so, like, Diva. — Paige

She’s a total professional, a diva, a mega-star, not just in music but in the entertainment industry. You always learn from the greats, and J.Lo is one. — Bad Bunny

If I had any talent that God could give me, I would be a great diva. — Ruth Bader Ginsburg

If my mum thinks I’m acting like a diva she’ll soon tell me off… She’ll cut me down to size! — Katherine Jenkins

The diva tag just won’t go away. I think that’s because people want me to be like that. It makes it more interesting if I have thrown a phone at somebody or a water bottle. Sadly that’s just not me. — Katherine Jenkins

I’m easy to get along with – I’m not a diva. — Jeffrey Dean Morgan

Being a Diva, you’re a professional athlete and then you get to entertain. It’s the best of every aspect, all in one. That’s why I fell in love with it. — Eva Marie

I don’t make people bend over backwards, and I don’t like that in people. I am definitely no diva. — Dolly Parton

I worked very hard to be a diva. But it never worked. — Darcey Bussell

A couple jobs that I would love to do are hosting a television show, sideline reporting for the NBA or NFL, on-camera hosting for an entertainment network, event planning for a PR company or resort and, of course, WWE Diva! — Summer Rae

An Oklahoma girl like me wouldn’t even know how to be a diva. I’m just a person who has a cool job. I love to be at home. I rarely go to clubs… and I always wear underwear! I just know I’d fall down, and that’s not for everyone to see. — Carrie Underwood

It takes a long time to get to be a diva. I mean, you gotta work at it. — Diana Ross

No matter how beautiful actors are, it is not easy to look drop-dead gorgeous in every shot in a commercial film. To carry yourself as if you are the diva, it is not an easy job. — Taapsee Pannu

Being a WWE Diva is all about women empowerment. — Eva Marie

I have no business carrying myself like some diva. — Sara Bareilles

My family keeps me pretty grounded. Like if I try anything diva, they’re like, ‘Oh shut up. Go and do the dishwasher.’ — Rebel Wilson

I’m from really humble beginnings. I’ve never been this Hollywood diva, but you get caught up in what you’re pretending to be. — Heidi Montag

To me that’s what’s amazing about being a WWE Diva in that you get to be whatever character you want to be and for me being a bad girl is the easiest. — Eva Marie

I’m not the coolest person in the world. I’m not the sexiest Diva or the strongest Diva. I know who I am. I’m not the most popular person, and I’m kind of dorky, and I’m someone you can see at your school or as your neighbor, and I think people like that. — AJ Lee

I think the era of the diva actress is coming to an end. — Amanda Seyfried

It’s not a responsibility to be a fashion diva. I enjoy it and also enjoy getting up in morning and putting on make-up, getting ready. I don’t think there is any girl who doesn’t like to look good and wear good clothes. — Sonam Kapoor