70+ Best Melanie Martinez Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Melanie Adele Martinez is an American singer, songwriter, actress, director, photographer, and screenwriter. Born in Astoria, Queens, and raised in Baldwin, New York, Martinez rose to prominence in 2012 after appearing on the American television vocal talent show The Voice. Profoundly inspirational Melanie Martinez quotes will encourage growth in life, make you wiser and broaden your perspective.

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Famous Melanie Martinez Quotes

I think if you’re going to cover a song, you should definitely take it apart and put it back together as if you wrote it. I don’t think you should sing it the same way that the artist sang it – that’s kind of pointless. — Melanie Martinez

I always try, when I’m singing songs, to interpret them the way that I would’ve arranged them. I think about the melody first, and then I pull out my guitar and start singing it. — Melanie Martinez

I only wear vintage clothing. I’m pretty obsessed with things in the ’60s, like fashion and music, too. — Melanie Martinez

I definitely think it’s cool being Puerto Rican and Dominican, but I feel it has no influence on my music. — Melanie Martinez

I’ve always been super into photography and the visuals that support my music. — Melanie Martinez

I want my music to be treated as a book or a movie. It’s not about the one single: it’s about the bigger picture. — Melanie Martinez

I like scaring myself. — Melanie Martinez

I auditioned for ‘The Voice’ because I really wanted to try and figure out a way to get myself out there. I really couldn’t imagine doing anything else – music was the only thing that I really clung to. — Melanie Martinez

I’m a perfectionist, and even if something comes out great, it’s still not perfect, you know? — Melanie Martinez

Everyone is allowed to be vulnerable. I think women and men and dogs and cats and ants and aliens can all express themselves and be vulnerable. — Melanie Martinez

I went to the carnival a lot. The carousel was my favorite ride as a kid. — Melanie Martinez

The behind-the-scenes kind of process at TV, especially live television – that was super scary, but I think it’s made me more comfortable now. If I ever have to go on live TV, I at least remember what it was like when I was 16. — Melanie Martinez

I got a lot of very bad hate on social media from some people from my school. I think people thought I changed because they saw me on TV. They weren’t close enough to know that I was still the same human being… When I walked at graduation, I got booed. It was kind of stupid. — Melanie Martinez

My parents were super strict, so I didn’t have a lot of freedom to hang out at parties or anything like that. I didn’t get invited, and I didn’t have many friends. — Melanie Martinez

I always have felt that I was six years old. — Melanie Martinez

It’s really hard for me to finish a song unless I have a strong visual in my head while I’m writing it. — Melanie Martinez

I grew up on Long Island. It was pretty normal. — Melanie Martinez

I would love to collab with The Weeknd, for sure. — Melanie Martinez

I believe everyone should be equal, and we should all love and support each other and express ourselves the way we want to express ourselves and be whoever we want. That’s my motto. — Melanie Martinez

I really loved taking photos when I was younger. I think my love for photography sparked my love for creating the visuals to support my music. — Melanie Martinez

I liked singing and just took a chance with it. — Melanie Martinez

When I was 16, I was watching ‘101 Dalmatians,’ and my mom never let me bleach my hair, so I told her I was going to dye my hair like Cruella De Vil; she didn’t believe me. I came home with my hair like this, and she didn’t talk to me for, like, a week. It was really hilarious. — Melanie Martinez

I want to encourage people to be themselves and express themselves however they want. — Melanie Martinez

I feel it’s my job as the artist who is making the music to pair it with visuals that I see in my head while writing the music in the first place. — Melanie Martinez

My two favorite parts of what I do are definitely writing the music and then writing and directing the videos to support each song. As well as doing my own makeup and styling for the videos. — Melanie Martinez

I have to stop eating so much grilled cheese and chocolate chip cookies and start really working on everything! — Melanie Martinez

There’s a heavy hip-hop influence in my music, some trap influence, but it’s always lyrical. — Melanie Martinez

‘Cry Baby’ is like this fairytale version of me. A lot of it is based on real events, and some of it is made up to make it more whimsical. — Melanie Martinez

It’s one thing to ask for a picture, but to just take a picture of me is kinda weird, guys. — Melanie Martinez

I don’t like a lot of pop music. But I like the idea of pop music. — Melanie Martinez

I have a song called ‘Training Wheels,’ and it’s about being in love with someone and taking it to the next level by taking off the training wheels. — Melanie Martinez

I used music as therapy and embraced being a cry baby. — Melanie Martinez

Please understand that I make music to express myself, and if you know anything about me, you know that I’m nothing but honest. — Melanie Martinez

I always cling to things that remind me of being a kid again. — Melanie Martinez

I’ve always been a fan of telling honest stories. — Melanie Martinez

When I started, I was very unsure of who I was. There were a lot of things in the songs that I didn’t realize I was saying. But more and more, it fell into place… I got more comfortable in my skin. — Melanie Martinez

Cry Baby is very close to my heart. I feel like I am her in a lot of ways. I want to continue making music from her perspective. — Melanie Martinez

I’m not necessarily a happy singer. That’s not who I am as an artist. — Melanie Martinez

Part of the problem with America is that letting go of emotions is viewed as a weakness, but it’s my strength. That enabled me to write my songs. — Melanie Martinez

Eventually, I started writing down a bunch of titles that related to childhood themes and would pair it with an adult situation that either I was going through or someone else in my life was going through. — Melanie Martinez

I’m just happy I got to express who I am as an artist and touch people’s hearts. — Melanie Martinez

I had a lot of Barbies growing up, and a lot of porcelain dolls, but I was scared of them. I was so scared of them, I would try to turn their head away and would make my mom take them out of my room. — Melanie Martinez

I had been writing songs for awhile – since I was 14 – and playing guitar, but I never really knew how to go about making an actual career. — Melanie Martinez

When I’m done with my last album, I want to make a movie with Tim Burton telling the story of all of the albums connected. That’s my biggest dream. — Melanie Martinez

I was always called a cry baby, and I was one. I cried a lot as a child. In fact, I still cry a few times a day. I’m still a cry baby. — Melanie Martinez

I stay away from the title of ‘role model.’ I want to be a more realistic role model – not a perfect Barbie role model. — Melanie Martinez

I wanted people to understand that I have my own music, and I didn’t want to sing other people’s songs at shows. — Melanie Martinez

I didn’t have any real idea that I was going to be an artist; I had no idea what that meant. — Melanie Martinez

I’m really stubborn, and I’m okay with that. — Melanie Martinez

My whole mission in general, ever since I was fourteen, was to write music that would help people heal. — Melanie Martinez

Growing up, I always took things too personal and was very emotional, and I got made fun of for it. — Melanie Martinez

Remember that I am a human. — Melanie Martinez

I wrote about scenarios that I was going through and then disguised them. — Melanie Martinez

With ‘Pity Party,’ it’s the first time seeing my vision come to life in front of my face. I’m super happy about it. — Melanie Martinez

The way that I dress is the way I’ve always dressed. The way I’ve eaten is how I’ve always eaten. I dress like a 5-year-old, and I eat like a 5-year-old. — Melanie Martinez

The real me is this deep, kind of somber person. I can’t really help that. — Melanie Martinez

I wanted to play my original music, but it was really hard because a lot of the people who would come out to the shows found out about me through ‘The Voice’ and wanted to hear covers. — Melanie Martinez

To me, I absolutely cannot stand Twitter. I hate it more than anything. — Melanie Martinez

I’m happy that I don’t have to do covers anymore, because that’s not what I do. — Melanie Martinez

I think that ‘Cry Baby’ came from a nickname I was called as a kid. — Melanie Martinez

Working on this album has been very emotional and super personal, and creating this character ‘Cry Baby’ helped me deal with my own insecurities. — Melanie Martinez

I really like milk. I’m a dairy queen. — Melanie Martinez

I want to put out as many albums as I can before I die. — Melanie Martinez

I’ve always written the storyboards for the music videos, and it’s been hard working with directors trying to get them to understand what I’m thinking. — Melanie Martinez

I look at music like an art form, so it’s almost like painting for me, you know? — Melanie Martinez

I think that any female who gets asked if she’s a feminist… it’s silly… it’s so interesting when people ask females if they’re a feminist. Of course every female wants to be equal! — Melanie Martinez

I’ll always cling to these little girl dresses at vintage shops, and I can never wear them because they’re so tiny! — Melanie Martinez

My music is like a baby pink frosted cake with sprinkles, but when you cut into it, there’s a gooey, dark chocolate center. — Melanie Martinez

I love Sia and how she hides her face. If I could pull off doing that, I totally would. — Melanie Martinez

Once I was done making my album ‘Cry Baby,’ I knew I wanted to make a vintage-inspired baby bottle perfume. — Melanie Martinez