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
The most delightful Amy Winehouse quotes to discover and learn by heart
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.
I'm romantic. I fall in love every day. Not with people but with situations. The other day, I saw a tramp polishing his shoes. That just gripped my heart.
Every bad situation is a blues song waiting to happen.
Life happens. There is no point in being upset or down about things we can't control or change.
Life is so much more rewarding if you strive for something, rather than take what's given to you on a plate.
I dont ever want to do anything mediocre.
I hear the music in the charts and I dont mean to be rude, but those people have no soul. Learning from music is like eating a meal - you have to pace yourself. You cant take everything from it all at once. I want to be different, definitely. Im not a one trick pony. Im at least a five-trick pony.
I've always had my own style, I've always been different.
I don't like to wear anything that anyone else is wearing because it's very important for me to make a statement.
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.
I don’t need help because if I can’t help myself I can’t be helped.
When I was a little kid it was my dream to go to drama school, but it was never something I thought would happen to me. I was a Jewish girl from North London and things like that don't happen to Jewish girls from North London called Amy Winehouse.
I fall in love every day. Not with people but with situations.
Cause I'm a musician, I'm not really good at posing and being a model, like, modeling.
I told Missy [Elliot] I couldn't believe how much she has done as a woman in a male-led arena and that she's an inspiration to me. When I got into the lift back to my room to get changed and go home, I broke down in tears.
It’s too much of a drinking culture, everything tastes better with a drink.
Like, watch TV: glass of wine. Cooking dinner: glass of champagne. White wine vinegar hasn’t got white wine in it. Has it?
I'd like to be remembered as someone who wasn't satisfied with just one level of musicianship ... as someone who was a pioneer.
A little bit of anorexia, a little bit of bulimia.
I'm not totally OK now but I don't think any woman is.
A song marks an occasion in my life and that's how I live my life, by songs.
I'm not Amy the star, I'm Amy the girl with the guitar.
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.
Sisters come before carpet burns and blisters.
I like stylish men although I'm someone who sees a man who's not dressed right and think what I could do with him to make him cute. I'm a typical Jewish woman like that.
I only write about stuff that’s happened to me.
. stuff I can’t get past personally. Luckily, I'm quite self-destructive.
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.
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.
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.
Since I was 16, I've felt a black cloud hangs over me.
Since then, I have taken pills for depression.
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.
I don't ever wanna drink again, I just, ooh I just need a friend
Girls talk to each other like men talk to each other. But girls have an eye for detail.
I believe in fate and I believe that things happen for a reason, but I don't think that there's a high power, necessarily. I believe in karma very much though.
I do see myself settling down, getting married and having kids.
But when I think about a family life in the future there's rarely a man involved which is kind of weird.
I had a real stage school voice and I could do loud things, but it's not about being loud, it's about sensitivity and subtlety in music. You can do so much more with a quiet voice than with a belter.
I wouldn't say I'm a feminist, but I don't like girls pretending to be stupid because it's easier.
I wouldn't be with a man who was scared of me, but I don't think men are scared of me - look at me, I'm tiny. I don't think I'm capable of putting anyone off. I'm a nice girl.
I don't think I'm such an amazing person who needs to be written about.
No. No. I don't listen to anyone except my ... inner child anyway. If someone had said to me, Amy, lose a stone which they wouldn't - I don't think I would have listened anyway.
I knew I could sing but I always thought everyone could sing, that everyone was born with a singing voice. Even when I was getting interest from singing, I just thought 'what about all these guys?' Yes, I can sing, I have a good voice but there's so many people that can and do.
I can't be arsed with game players. I'm more 'I like you, do you like me? Let's go and do something about it.' I'm a very straightforward person like that.
If I died tomorrow, I would be a happy girl.
Some men do think I'm a psycho bunny-boiler.
The more people see of me, the more they'll realize that all I'm good for is making tunes.
I really started writing music to challenge myself, to see what I could write.
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.
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.
At Age 11, I used to listen to Madonna's Immaculate Collection every day
If I heard someone else singing like me, I would buy it in a heartbeat.
People say my content's mature, I don't think it's mature at all.
I'm just a normal 20 year old. I'm opinionated.
People think stage school is a little star factory but the truth is kids like me learned about being in a team situation and going out to work earlier than a lot of kids did. I don't know anyone from drama school who's now sitting on their arse doing nothing.