Amy Winehouse Quotes
On 23 July 2011, the world broke the terrible news: one of the most talented performers of our time - Amy Winehouse - passed away, joining the ranks of the legendary "Club 27". According to the statement of the medics who arrived on the scene, the death occurred as a result of alcohol poisoning.
Her marvellous contralto vocals, natural charisma, her ability to hold her own on stage, her extravagant style in make-up and clothes, her eye-catching statements and scandalous actions - this is how Amy has remained in the memories of countless fans. Giving in to pleasant nostalgia about the artist, here are the most vivid and colourful quotes, excerpts from interviews from different time periods.
About children's problems
"You know, there's always only two choices: either you grow up in Michael Jackson's mansion or you're raised in Prince's apartment. You can't have it both ways. Mine was Jackson's mansion. And living in such conditions, I could not make up my mind whether I wanted to be Michael Jackson or his fiancée.
About attitude to life
"You have a lot less time than you think - life is incredibly short. At any moment your whole world can turn upside down and usually that's exactly what happens. Stop sitting around and winding yourself up and creating contrived problems. There should be no "buts" and "ifs" - just "here" and "now". Get all the unnecessary things out of your head!"
"Surprisingly, I now think a couple of hours on the treadmill is all I need. The gym is like a drug. I go there three times a week to get the emotional release I need.
"Mostly I write about things I can't deal with. Putting all my emotions into a song makes me feel better about myself".
About bad habits
"My excuse is an excess of free time. When most people my age are thinking about their own future, making some plans and dreaming, I drink. The time they spend thinking about the meaning of life, I spend on alcohol."
About sex preferences
"You know, I'm crazy about pin-up girls! In that sense, I'm more male than female. That said, I'm totally heterosexual. At least until I've had a few shots."
"I can't call myself a feminist. At the same time, I can't stand girls who play the role of a fool all the time just because it's easier!".
About religious beliefs
"I am not a religious person. In my opinion, faith is something that gives you strength, makes you feel less depressed in difficult situations. I don't deny the existence of fate, I believe that everyone has his own path, and everything in the world happens for a reason. But I don't think there are higher powers. But I would like to believe in karma.
About your own fears
"I was never afraid of death itself. I was afraid of passing away without leaving anything behind: without having made a contribution to alternative music, without having given people something really meaningful. On the other hand, I made a whole album that I can be proud of. So if I have to die tomorrow, I'm calm. I've already done what I had to do!".
On the creative path
"My songs are very personal and intimate, which makes them intense. But, you know, they are not without humour. I've always tried to express my opinion with a kind of pepperiness, spice. You know, like, "I was hurt by that. And you, shit, you can't even boast of a boner!". When I read or hear something funny, I want to share it with my listeners."