Amy Winehouse’s 25 Best Quotes

Amy Winehouse was taken too soon.

The songwriter and performer died on July 23, 2011, at the age of 27. Indeed, she is one of the infamous members of the ill-fated “27 Club”, along with Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain, Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, and many more.

During his lifetime, Winehouse boasted one of the finest singing voices to ever grace the world. It was seemingly effortless. Big, bold and beautiful, just like the person from whom it emanated.

Winehouse was a star in the UK where she was born and raised, but rose to international stardom with her album, Back to blackwhich she produced with Mark Ronson.

Fame, fame, drugs and the paparazzi, however, cost him his life.

Before her death, the outspoken Winehouse had a lot to say about life, loving the world, and more. Here, we’ll dive into those thoughts she expressed. Without further ado, here are the 25 best Amy Winehouse quotes.

1. “Yeah, I’m an open book.”

2. “I like pin-ups. I’m more of a boy than a girl. But I’m not a lesbian, not before a sambuca anyway.

3. “Women don’t try to use me.”

4. “Here in England everyone is a pop star, while in America they believe in the term artist.”

5. “I’ve always written poetry and stuff like that, so putting songs together wasn’t that spectacular.”

6. “Since I was 16, I’ve felt a dark cloud hovering over me.”

7. “To be honest, I think kids have a lot more to do than adults. They screw their heads a lot better.

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

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

10. “I’m not afraid to look vulnerable.”

11. “I don’t think your ability to fight has anything to do with your size. It has to do with how much anger is in you.

12. “I write songs about things that I personally can’t really overcome, then I write a song about it and I feel better.”

13. “There’s no point in telling anything but the truth.”

14. “I have depression, I guess. Which isn’t that unusual. You know, a lot of people do.

15. “I’m my own worst critic, and if I don’t achieve what I think I wanted to do in my head, then I won’t be a happy girl.”

16. “If I heard someone else sing like me, I’d buy it in a heartbeat.”

17. “After listening to great songwriters like James Taylor and Carole King, I felt there was nothing new coming out that truly represented me and how I felt. So I started to write my own stuff.

18. “Life is short. Anything can happen, and it usually does, so there’s no point sitting around thinking about all the ifs, ands, and buts.

19. “My rationale is that most people my age spend a lot of time thinking about what they’re going to do in the next five or ten years. The time they spend thinking about their lives, I just spend it drinking.

20. “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.

21. “Do you know how you grew up in a Michael Jackson household or in a Prince household? For me, it was Michael Jackson. I could never decide if I wanted to be Michael Jackson or marry him.

22. “I got hit by a car once on my bike, but I got home anyway.”

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

24. “Yes, I’m going to misbehave again!”

25. “I don’t regret a thing.”

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