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Whitney Houston

Houston performing at Welcome Home Heroes with Whitney Houston in 1991
Born Whitney Elizabeth Houston
(1963-08-09)August 9, 1963
Newark, New Jersey, U.S.
Died February 11, 2012(2012-02-11) (aged 48)
Beverly Hills, California, U.S.
Cause of death Drowning due to drug intoxication
Resting place Fairview Cemetery
Westfield, New Jersey, U.S.
Nationality American
Education Mount Saint Dominic Academy
Occupation

Singer
actress
film producer
record producer
model

Spouse(s) Bobby Brown (m. 1992; div. 2007)
Children Bobbi Kristina Brown
Parent(s) John Russell Houston, Jr.
Cissy Houston
Relatives

Gary Garland (half-brother)
Michael Houston (brother)
Dionne Warwick (cousin)
Dee Dee Warwick (cousin)
Leontyne Price (cousin)

Musical career
Genres

R&B
pop
soul
gospel

Instruments

Vocals
piano

Years active 1977–2012
Labels

Arista
RCA

Associated acts

Jermaine Jackson
Aretha Franklin
Mariah Carey
George Michael
Brandy Norwood
Bobby Brown

Website whitneyhouston.com

Being around people like Aretha Franklin and Gladys Knight, Dionne Warwick and Roberta Flack, all these greats, I was taught to listen and observe.
Whitney Houston
I love to sing, but it's just not fun anymore.
I’m not crazy about arenas just because I can sell them out. It doesn’t do anything for my ego at all. I want to play places where people don’t have to sit in the nosebleed seats and wonder what the hell is going on.
Whitney Houston
I’m older, I’m matured… I’m looking forward to the years to come. Good years.
Whitney Houston
I'm a person who has life and wants to live, and always have.
I almost wish I could be more exciting, that I could match what is happening out there to me.
Whitney Houston
You can fool people. You can fool anybody anytime of the day, but you can’t fool yourself. At night, when you go home, you’ve got to be straight up with you.
Whitney Houston
My mother was the first singer I had contact with. She sang constantly to us around the house, in church.
Whitney Houston
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.
Whitney Houston
Nobody likes to be picked on. Nobody.
I’ve always been a thin girl. I’m not going to be fat, ever. Let’s get that straight. Whitney is not going to be fat, ever. Okay?
Whitney Houston
No one makes me do anything I don't want to do.
I’m just fiercely protective. It’s like, that’s my lair and nobody messes with my lair.
Whitney Houston
I wanted to be a teacher. I love children, so I wanted to deal with children. Then I wanted to be a veterinarian. But by the age of ten or eleven, when I opened my mouth and said, ‘Oh, God, what’s this?’ I kind of knew teaching and being a veterinarian were gonna have to wait.
Whitney Houston
I’m the kind of person, if, if I have a day that is nerve-wracking, or my week has been bad or something’s going down, I won’t eat. Some people eat, I don’t eat. And it shows in my physical frame.
Whitney Houston
I am not self-destructive. I am not a person who wants to die.
I like being a woman, even in a man’s world. After all, men can’t wear dresses, but we can wear the pants.
Whitney Houston
From the beginning, the camera and I were great friends. It loves me, and I love it.
Whitney Houston
Loneliness comes with life.
My mother taught me that when you stand in the truth and someone tells a lie about you, don’t fight it.
Whitney Houston
I finally faced the fact that it isn’t a crime not having friends. Being alone means you have fewer problems.
Whitney Houston
In grammar school some of the girls had problems with me. My face was too light. My hair was too long. It was the black-consciousness period, and I felt really bad.
Whitney Houston
I’ve turned down a lot of arena dates because I’ve done the big-arena thing. Now, I want to do something where people can feel me and I can feel them.
Whitney Houston
I'm good where I am at this moment.
I’ve got some good saints out there – that’s right – that pray for me constantly. You’ve gotta have that! You do.
Whitney Houston
 I have priorities. Maintaining my daughter is my first.
I believe that children are our future. Teach them well and let them lead the way. Show them all the beauty they possess inside.
Whitney Houston
I have priorities. Maintaining my daughter is my first.
I think over the years, being a mother, I've matured in so many ways.
I have a mother that’s very strong and family that surround me and constantly tell me they love me.
Whitney Houston
When I decided to be a singer, my mother warned me I’d be alone a lot. Basically we all are.
Whitney Houston
My daughter is my greatest inspiration.
God gave me a voice to sing with, and when you have that, what other gimmick is there?
Whitney Houston
I decided long ago never to walk in anyone’s shadow; if I fail, or if I succeed at least I did as I believe.
Whitney Houston
I'm either my best friend or my worst enemy.
When I heard Aretha, I could feel her emotional delivery so clearly. It came from down deep within. That’s what I wanted to do.
Whitney Houston
I would stay in my room for days, for days at times, just trying to get it together, to know what my next phase was going to be.
Whitney Houston
What's in your soul is in your soul.