Amy Winehouse Quotes

 

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.

Yes, I’m still going to misbehave!

— Amy Winehouse

I’m not frightened of appearing vulnerable.

— 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

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

— Amy Winehouse

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

— 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’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

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

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

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

— 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 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. I love what I do, but it’s not where it begins and ends.

— Amy Winehouse

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

— Amy Winehouse

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

— Amy Winehouse

Every bad situation is a blues song waiting to happen.

— Amy Winehouse

If I died tomorrow, I would be a happy girl.

— Amy Winehouse

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

— Amy Winehouse

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

— Amy Winehouse

I don’t regret anything.

— Amy Winehouse

Since I was 16, I’ve felt a black cloud hangs over me.

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

— Amy Winehouse

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

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

— Amy Winehouse

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

— Amy Winehouse

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

— Amy Winehouse

I’m such a kid at heart.

— Amy Winehouse

I would say that jazz is my own language.

— 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

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

— 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 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

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

I’ve had everything pierced at some point.

— Amy Winehouse

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

— Amy Winehouse

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

— 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’m happiest with my family around me.

— Amy Winehouse

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

— 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

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

— Amy Winehouse

If you’re nice to me I’ll never write anything bad about you.

— 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 made an album I’m very proud of, and that’s about it.

— 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 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’m lucky because I do get to fly first-class now.

— Amy Winehouse

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

— 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

I can express myself.

— Amy Winehouse

I want at least five kids. I want twins.

— Amy Winehouse

I would love to study guitar or trumpet.

— Amy Winehouse

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

— Amy Winehouse

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

— Amy Winehouse

Yeah, I’m an open book.

— Amy Winehouse

I just like tattoos.

— Amy Winehouse

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

— Amy Winehouse

I’ve always been a little homemaker.

— Amy Winehouse

Women don’t try to use me.

— Amy Winehouse

I love food.

— Amy Winehouse

I’ve never been a boyfriend kind of girl.

— Amy Winehouse

I’m much healthier now.

— Amy Winehouse

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

— Amy Winehouse

Basically, I live to do gigs.

— 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’m of the school of thought where if you can’t sort something out for yourself then no one can help you.

— Amy Winehouse

I don’t even have a TV.

— Amy Winehouse

I’ve got a crush on my backing singer.

— Amy Winehouse

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

— Amy Winehouse

I’m not very ambitious at all.

— Amy Winehouse

I’m ugly.

— 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 can be a cruel person.

— Amy Winehouse

I look after people.

— Amy Winehouse

I’m very loyal.

— Amy Winehouse

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

— Amy Winehouse

I’m not a natural born performer.

— Amy Winehouse

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

— Amy Winehouse

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