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In Dedication to the Life of Amy Winehouse: The Best of Amy’s Quotes in Remembrance



Five years ago today, we lost a very special star.  Amy Jade Winehouse was born on September 14, 1983 and departed this life on July 23, 2011 at only 27 years old.  The English singer and songwriter left behind a host of music and a legacy that will always be one of a kind.  Her unique beehive hair, heavy eyeliner, and tattoos made her a style that couldn’t be resembled.  She was influenced by the 1960s girl group and styles.  According to her father, Mitch Winehouse, her bold red lipstick and thick eyebrows were also influenced by Latinas she saw in Miami on her trip there to work with Salaam Remi on Back to Black.  Thanks also to Salaam for the gift of Amy Winehouse on his record production.  Most of all, her vocal range and voice was one that could mix genres and mimic any type of song or music.  Her big soulful voice led her to a success and record-breaker at that time; Amy won five 2008 Grammy Awards in one night.  Her second album, “Back to Black,” which dropped in 2006, took the awards.  It was the most awards heard of at the time for a female artist to win in one night and the first British female to do so.  Her sound and her lyrics had a rareness that only she could convey in the way that she did.  Despite the “Rehab” singer’s flaws, Amy overcame objections and stood for good music and who she was as a person.  In honor of the late Amy Winehouse here are some of the best quotes she left us to be inspired by in our own way:

“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.”

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

“I wouldn’t say I’m a feminist, but I don’t like girls pretending to be stupid because it’s easier.”

“If you don’t throw yourself into something, you’ll never know what you could have had.”

“Life happens.  There is no point in being upset or down about things we can’t control or change.”

“I love to live and I live to love.”

“Life is short, do it, you know because life is short.”

“I cheated myself, like I knew I would.”

“I think that we have to be aware that people are allowed to make mistakes.”

“I’m a realist and a dreamer.  There are certain things you can give certain people and certain things you can’t.”


“My tears dry on their own.”

“I only write about stuff that’s happened to me…stuff I can’t get past personally.  Luckily, I’m quite self-destructive.”

“Every bad situation is a blues song waiting to happen.”

“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.”

“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.”

“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.”

“There is no point in saying anything but the truth.”

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

“I fall in love everyday.  Not with people, but with situations.”

“I don’t regret anything.”

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