RIP Whitney Houston / Whitney Houston On Writing

“God gave me a voice to sing with, and when you have that, what other gimmick is there?”

“It’s like, that’s my lair, and nobody messes with my lair.”

“I coulda been a rich man if I accepted all the bribes from the guys wanting to be in this room today.”

“I almost wish I could be more exciting.”

“I finally faced the fact that it isn’t a crime not having friends. Being alone means you have fewer problems.”

“I like being a woman, even in a man’s world. After all, men can’t wear dresses, but we can wear the pants.”

“I’m not crazy about arenas just because I can sell them out. It doesn’t do anything for my ego at all.”

“When I decided to be a singer, my mother warned me I’d be alone a lot. Basically we all are. Loneliness comes with life.”

“Sometimes you do have a good time. But when it gets to the point where you’re sitting in your home and you’re just trying to cover what you don’t want people to know. It’s painful. And then you want more just so that you don’t let anybody see you cry.”

“I have to pray it away.”

“I had the money. I had the cars. I had the house. Had the husband. Had the kid. And none of it was really that fulfilling. For a time, I was happy. I was happy, but I needed that joy. I needed my joy back. I needed that peace that passes all understanding.”

“I will fight you back with anything I can find.”