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40 Powerful Whitney Houston Quotes By The Queen Of Soul

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Whitney Houston was a best-selling American singer and actor who sold over 200 million records in her lifetime.

She was an acclaimed artist who was inducted into the Guinness world records for amassing the most awards for a female artist of all time. During her musical career, she produced two soundtrack albums and over seven studio albums, which went on to become diamond, platinum, or gold hits.

Whitney Houston started her career at the young age of 19 when she signed on with a label. After that, there was no looking back for the superstar. Whitney faced many public struggles and private hurdles in life which eventually led to her death in 2012 at 48 years old. Whitney was a force of nature, and she was resolute and passionate about her beliefs. This list is perfect for those who are looking for Whitney Houston quotes and sayings or 'Whitney Houston quotes life'.  These quotes are a testament to her willpower and her passion for her craft. Here's a list of famous Whitney Houston quotes for you to indulge in!

If you're interested in musical quotes, you can check out Amy Winehouse quotes and Aaliyah quotes.

Best Whitney Houston Quotes

Whitney Houston was one powerful woman.

Here's a list of the best Whitney Houston quotes for you to browse through in your free time. These quotes will remind anyone of her indomitable spirit and resolve. We hope you enjoy this list of Whitney Houston quotes!

1. "I almost wish I could be more exciting, that I could match what is happening out there to me."

- Whitney Houston.

2. "There can be miracles when you believe."

- Whitney Houston, 'When You Believe'.

3. "You can fool people. You can fool anybody any time of the day, but you can't fool yourself. At night, when you go home, you've got to be straight up with you."

- Whitney Houston.

4. "Nobody makes me do anything I don't want to do. It's my decision. So the biggest devil is me. I'm either my best friend or my worst enemy."

- Whitney Houston.

5. "Never let your heart take precedence over reason, otherwise you will have problems."

- Whitney Houston.

6. "From the beginning, the camera and I were great friends. It loves me, and I love it."

- Whitney Houston.

7. "Being around people like Aretha Franklin and Gladys Knight, Dionne Warwick and Roberta Flack, all these greats, I was taught to listen and observe."

- Whitney Houston

9. "Sometimes you'll laugh; Sometimes you'll cry; Life never tells us the when or the why's."

- Whitney Houston, 'Exhale'.

10. "I finally faced the fact that it isn’t a crime not having friends. Being alone means you have fewer problems. When I decided to be a singer, my mother warned me I’d be alone a lot."

- Whitney Houston.

11. "They don't say I sound like Mariah Carey, they say Mariah Carey sounds like me, you dig what I'm saying? So I don't feel like I'm in competition with these people."

- Whitney Houston.

12. “My mother taught me beauty really lives in places like a smile.”

- Whitney Houston.

Funny Whitney Houston Quotes

Everyone will get these funny Whitney Houston quotes in time.

Here's a list of funny Whitney Houston quotes that will amuse any Whitney Houston fan.

13. "I like being a woman, even in a man's world. After all, men can't wear dresses, but we can wear the pants."

- Whitney Houston.

14. "Bobby wants to have a lot of kids. Five would be a definite mistake. I'm only kidding. I love kids."

- Whitney Houston.

15. "Cracking gum or sitting with your legs open were considered unacceptable...and I'd better not come back from the yard with scratched knees."

- Whitney Houston.

16. “I wanted to be a teacher. I love children, so I wanted to deal with children. Then I wanted to be a veterinarian. But by the age of 10 or 11, when I opened my mouth and said, ‘Oh God, what’s this?’"

- Whitney Houston.

17. "You don't realize it until you're older. When you're older, you learn what it's about to relax and enjoy. You're not so young, not so eager. Some of the mistakes you made are gone. They're over!"

- Whitney Houston.

Whitney Houston Inspirational Quotes

This is a list of the best inspirational quotes by the queen, Whitney Houston herself.

18."I decided long ago never to walk in anyone's shadow; if I fail, or if I succeed at least I did as I believe."

- Whitney Houston.

19. "My mother taught me that when you stand in the truth and someone tells a lie about you, don't fight it."

- Whitney Houston.

20. "I'm not a person who wants to die. I'm a person who has life, who wants to live. And I always have. And I wouldn't mistake it for anything else other than that."

- Whitney Houston.

21. "I'm an old-fashioned girl. And I love gospel. I like things that lift me up, inspire me."

- Whitney Houston.

22. "Learning to love yourself, is the greatest love of all."

-  Whitney Houston, 'Greatest Love Of All'.

23. "Judge not for your flaws, but for your triumphs!"

- Whitney Houston.

24. "I wouldn't be with anybody who didn't respect my opinion."

- Whitney Houston.

25. "I believe that children are our future. Teach them well and let them lead the way. Show them all the beauty they possess inside."

- Whitney Houston, 'Greatest Love Of All'.

26. “You can achieve your goals and enjoy the spoils of success once you unlock your full potential.”

- Whitney Houston.

27. "Each day I live I want to be, a day to give the best of me. I’m only one, but not alone. My finest day is yet unknown."

- Whitney Houston, 'One Moment In Time'.

28. "I was not built to break."

- Whitney Houston, 'I Didn't Know My Own Strength'.

Whitney Houston Quotes About Music

Last, but not least, here are some iconic Whitney Houston quotes about music.

29. "God gave me a voice to sing with, and when you have that, what other gimmick is there?"

- Whitney Houston.

30. "My mother sang with me in her stomach; I sang with Bobbi Kris in my stomach. I believe the child starts to develop within, and whatever is put inside of you-whatever you read, whatever you think, whatever you do- affects the child."

- Whitney Houston.

31. "Growing around great musicians, you just can't help it. I identified with it immediately."

- Whitney Houston.

32. "My mother was the first singer I had contact with. She sang constantly to us around the house, in church."

- Whitney Houston.

33. "When I finished, everyone clapped and started crying. From then on, I knew God had blessed me.”

- Whitney Houston.

34. "I feel so blessed to just have done what I had done. To be able to just use what God has given me is a blessing. You know, never mind the Grammys, never mind the records, never mind all of that. Just to be able to sing."

- Whitney Houston.

35. "I'm not crazy about arenas just because I can sell them out. It doesn't do anything for my ego at all."

- Whitney Houston.

36. "To learn your artistry and to be able to perfect that, is overwhelming. Especially when you are exuding love."

- Whitney Houston.

37. "I was words without a tune. I was a song still unsung, a poem with no rhyme, a dancer out of time. But now, there's you, baby, nobody loves me like you do."

- Whitney Houston, 'Nobody Loves Me Like You Do'.

38. "What's in your soul is in your soul."

- Whitney Houston.

39. "What you have to understand is that we are all human beings. We also have a life that has human nature. We don't spend 24/7 trying to entertain you all the time. There's a moment where we have to get up, brush our teeth, we have arguments, we have disagreements, we have our daily struggles every day. Just because we have money. Money doesn't make you inhuman."

- Whitney Houston.

40. "I thought it would be great to sing Christmas songs, like 'The Christmas Song. 'O' Holy Night', 'The First Noel', songs that I grew up on and love."

- Whitney Houston.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for Whitney Houston quotes then why not take one look at Dionne Warwick quotes, or [Adele quotes].

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