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    I don't think there were great beauty trends in the '90s - I was just doing my own thing.
    — Mariah Carey
    tags: beauty 
     
    I've seen other artists put out movies that went straight to DVD, and no one cared. Maybe their own fans bought the thing, and that was fine.
    — Mariah Carey
    tags: movie  artist 
     
    My fans have made all my career moments special for me. They are the ones that have gotten me through every single thing - good times and bad, they are who I go to and lean on. I am very thankful for that.
    — Mariah Carey
    tags: time  moment  bad  career 
     
    People are like, 'What is your whole obsession with butterflies?' I'm like, 'I'm not obsessed. I like them. Can't anybody like something?'
    — Mariah Carey
    tags: people 
     
    I think certain people like to torture me because they think I've had it easier than I actually have and they think: 'Oh, she's got this, she's got that, she's always had everything perfect,' and it's sooo not true.
    — Mariah Carey
    tags: people  true 
     
    I've been blessed to live my dream more than half my life, so I want help give that back to someone else.
    — Mariah Carey
    tags: live  help  blessed  dreams 
     
    Never, never listen to anybody that try to discourage you.
    — Mariah Carey
    You really have to look inside yourself and find your own inner strength, and say, 'I'm proud of what I am and who I am, and I'm just going to be myself.'
    — Mariah Carey
    tags: strength 
     
    I really don't do karaoke because it becomes a vocal performance rather than fun, like, 'Let's just sing this song and be silly.' It's not fun for me.
    — Mariah Carey
    tags: fun  song 
     
    Prince was one of the best people I've met. He didn't care about the big system. I was always like, at any time, Prince could write a No. 1 song because he's that talented, but he chooses to do what he wants. I respect that. He actually helped me through a lot of situations with his knowledge.
    — Mariah Carey
    tags: time  people  respect  care  song  write 
     
    A lot of rappers don't have to go through what I had to go through as a singer. I was always in a bubble that they put me in, but I was always punching out. It was a tough line to walk.
    — Mariah Carey
    I love the grimiest rappers in the world. That's my favorite.
    — Mariah Carey
    tags: world 
     
    Some of us talk about other people and what they do and la la la. But I'm not that person.
    — Mariah Carey
    tags: people 
     
    I am very insecure about my looks, and I always have been because of being mixed race.
    — Mariah Carey
    tags: race 
     
    My father identified as a black man. No one asked him because he was clearly black. But people always ask me. If we were together, people would look at us in a really strange way. It sucked. As a little girl I had blond hair and they'd look at me, look at him, and be disgusted.
    — Mariah Carey
    tags: men  people  girls  father  black 
     
    I don't mind being compared to Whitney, there are people miles worse to be compared to.
    — Mariah Carey
    tags: people  mind 
     
    Being biracial is so much a part of who I am that it's almost, 'Let it go already.' It's intrinsic to me. I think a lot of my fans relate to me because they felt different.
    — Mariah Carey
    It's hard to be someone that people talk about and write about, you know? They don't know me.
    — Mariah Carey
    tags: people  write 
     
    Marilyn Monroe Productions was the first female-owned production company in Hollywood. She paved the way for women in Hollywood, and every single woman owes something to her for that, whether they agree with her image or not.
    — Mariah Carey
    tags: women  company 
     
    I was a reader as a child, believe it or not.
    — Mariah Carey
    tags: children  believe  child 
     
    Christmas is always the most fun. I start looking forward to Christmas before it's even summertime.
    — Mariah Carey
    tags: fun  christmas 
     
    Honestly, everybody gets talked about. Some people control their press a little more than others. Some people feed the press and move it the way they want to. I don't do that.
    — Mariah Carey
    tags: people  control 
     
    Especially since I started studying acting, I feel like I'm always super-aware of my emotions and my feelings and what's going on with me at every moment. I definitely think I wasn't very present prior to that.
    — Mariah Carey
    tags: present  emotion  moment 
     
    I think that for me, personally, a lot of my choices have been to do with my own issues of not feeling safe as a child and feeling a sense of stability.
    — Mariah Carey
    tags: children  choice  child 
     
    My brother and sister had a much worse childhood, I think, because they were older, and they had to deal with a lot more racism because they grew up in the '70s and I grew up more in the '80s. So they had to deal with crosses being burned on their lawn and their dogs being poisoned.
    — Mariah Carey
    tags: racism  dog  childhood 
     
    I never thought that I would have love again, but it's amazing how the universe brings love to you.
    — Mariah Carey
    tags: thoughts  universe 
     
    I could do my own nails... I went to beauty school in the 11th grade. But why would I do that now?
    — Mariah Carey
    tags: beauty  school 
     
    The fans never send me crazy things. They send me things that they put so much time and effort into making, and they are so amazing.
    — Mariah Carey
    tags: time  crazy 
     
    Sometimes I wake up laughing when I have a great dream. And sometimes I have nightmares - and I hate them.
    — Mariah Carey
    tags: hate  dreams 
     
    I think the greatest gift to me is that I can express myself in songs. It helps me get through some of the hardest times of my life. It also helps me celebrate some of the best times.
    — Mariah Carey
    tags: time  help  gift  song 
     
    I'm actually very loyal, to my detriment.
    — Mariah Carey
    Trust is not very easy for me at all. I want to be a trusting person, but I've been bruised so many times - not to sound woe-is-me about my life.
    — Mariah Carey
    tags: time  people  trust 
     
    Stardom is a magical yet freakish situation at times. It's a cliche but very true that at times, you feel so alone, even when you're surrounded by so many people.
    — Mariah Carey
    tags: time  people  alone  true 
     
    I love giving gifts. It's almost like I don't open my gifts until, like, three days after Christmas 'cause I want to give everyone else their presents.
    — Mariah Carey
    I'm actually really good at Balderdash, and no one wants to play that game with me. Especially the movies category; I don't want to give away my secrets, but I am pretty good at that category.
    — Mariah Carey
    tags: secret  movie  games 
     
    I'm actually a really good cook, and people don't believe this about me!
    — Mariah Carey
    tags: people  believe 
     
    If you're not wearing a lot of makeup, you don't have to take a lot of it off. So, my goal is to wear the least amount of makeup possible so I don't have to steam my face and take it all off.
    — Mariah Carey
    tags: goal 
     
    I think I have to remain eternally oblivious to age. Honestly, when you put a number on it yourself, it's just like, Why? Why do that?
    — Mariah Carey
    tags: age 
     
    Time is irrelevant to me. I never wear a watch.
    — Mariah Carey
    tags: time 
     
    I do all of my own stunts in videos. The Jet Ski scenes, the fight scenes, all of them!
    — Mariah Carey
    tags: fight 
     
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