52 of the Best Melanie Martinez Quotes

Melanie Adele Martinez was born in April of 1995 in New York. As a child she attended Plaza Elementary School and had a music teacher, Mr. Nadien, who would give her singing lessons. In her kindergarten years she began writing poetry. Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Shakira, Biggie Smalls and The Beetles were some of the people she listened to for inspiration to pursue her own musical career.

As a teen, Melanie’s interest in a musical career grew, while she attended Baldwin High School she taught herself to play the guitar and then won the ‘Baldwin Singing Competition’. Martinez is known to be a very emotional girl, her classmates called her a “cry baby” because she would get so overwhelmed in school that she would begin to cry. Not to worry, those bullies inspired her album ‘Cry Baby’. Aside from singing and music, Melanie had other interests as a child such as painting and photography, she often used these interests to express the strong emotions she was feeling.

Melanie Martinez decided to audition for the third season of The Voice, when she performed her audition song (‘Toxic’ by Britney Spears), Adam Levine, Blake Shelton and Cee Lo Green turned their chairs when they began hearing her voice. She ultimately chose Adam Levine and went on to further lengths in the competition but was eliminated on the sixth week of ‘Live Shows’. That wasn’t the end of her music career though, she spent 2013 writing songs. In 2014 she released ‘Dollhouse’, and after seeing Dollhouse become successful, ‘Atlantic Records’ signed Melanie Martinez. Later in 2015, her album Cry Baby was released.

Melanie Martinez Quotes

  1. “I’m nuts, baby, I’m mad. The craziest friend that you’ve ever had. You think I’m psycho, you think I’m gone. Tell the psychiatrist something is wrong. Over the bend, entirely bonkers. You like me best when I’m off my rocker. Tell you a secret, I’m not alarmed. So what if I’m crazy? The best people are crazy!” – Melanie Martinez, ‘Mad Hatter’
  2. “I was always hard on myself for taking things too personally.” – Melanie Martinez
  3. “I’ll always definitely strive to write songs that are going to help people feel confident in themselves.” – Melanie Martinez
  4. “On the show, The Voice, I obviously wasn’t allowed singing my own original music, because it’s not that type of show. I think it’s really cool that I get to do my own thing now.” – Melanie Martinez
  5. “I believe everyone should be equal, and we should all love and support each other and express ourselves the way we want to express ourselves and be whoever we want. That’s my motto.” – Melanie Martinez
  6. “Everyone thinks that we’re perfect. Please don’t let them look through the curtains.” – Melanie Martinez, ‘Dollhouse’
  7. “I’m very, very in touch with my emotions.” – Melanie Martinez
  8. “Cry Baby is just a character in this world that I’m trying to create, and the music videos are really important to me, and I’ve fought to obviously get all of them approved.” – Melanie Martinez
  9. “Basically it’s the idea of celebrities being in the spotlight and just because you think that they should be perfect, that they’re still human and they still have flaws just like everyone else. So that was the real meaning behind ‘Dollhouse’, at least how it related to me because it’s something I was annoyed with at the time.” – Melanie Martinez
  10. “I think that any female who gets asked if she’s a feminist… it’s silly… it’s so interesting when people ask females if they’re a feminist. Of course every female wants to be equal!” – Melanie Martinez
  11. “Round and round like a horse on a carousel, we go. Will I catch up to love? I could never tell. I know chasing after you is like a fairy tale, but I feel like I’m glued on tight to this carousel.” – Melanie Martinez, ‘Carousel’
  12. “Part of the problem with America is that letting go of emotions is viewed as a weakness, but it’s my strength. That enabled me to write my songs.” – Melanie Martinez
  13. “A lot of people say if you can’t love yourself, then you can’t love others. It’s always different, but I definitely have loved a lot in my life.” – Melanie Martinez
  14. “There are obviously so many artists that are very inspiring, but I can’t say that they like that I have someone in mind that is like a creative direction of where I want to go as an artist. I think I’m just doing my own thing.” – Melanie Martinez
  15. “I love Sia and how she hides her face. If I could pull off doing that, I totally would.” – Melanie Martinez
  16. “And it’s all fun and games ’til somebody falls in love, but you’ve already bought a ticket and there’s no turning back now.” – Melanie Martinez, ‘Carousel’
  17. “I think, being emotional is this thing that people think you’re not strong. They don’t look at you as a strong person, and it’s weird ‘cuz honestly being emotional has nothing to do with your strength.” – Melanie Martinez
  18. “Start living now. Stop saving the good china for that special occasion. Stop withholding your love until that special person materializes.” – Melanie Martinez
  19. “Everyone got to choose what they wanted to wear on stage, and by the third time going into wardrobe the stylists already knew what I’d love and what I would never throw on my body in a million years. They were fantastic, and it was so lovely working with them.” – Melanie Martinez
  20. “I stay away from the title of ‘role model.’ I want to be a more realistic role model, not a perfect Barbie role model.” – Melanie Martinez
  21. “Why did you steal my cotton candy heart? You threw it in this d*mn coin slot, and now I’m stuck riding.” – Melanie Martinez, Carousel
  22. “I think that every decision I make in my life is based on an emotion and it definitely hurts me in some situations, and helps in some situations, like obviously writing and stuff is my favorite thing to do because I get to use all of my emotions and express them in that way.” – Melanie Martinez
  23. “I’m not used to writing about happy emotions, I’m just used to pulling from my sad or angry.. Happy emotions are very hard for me to portray in music.” – Melanie Martinez
  24. “Doing music is time consuming, will drain you, and stress you out at times. But in the end if you love doing it, and you’re putting out music you’re proud of, it will never feel like work. It’ll just feel like love.” – Melanie Martinez
  25. “My music is like a baby pink frosted cake with sprinkles, but when you cut into it, there’s a gooey, dark chocolate center.” – Melanie Martinez
  26. “I need to kill you. That’s the only way to get you out of my head. Oh, I need to kill you to silence all the sweet little things you said. I really want to kill you, wipe you off the face of my earth and bury your bracelet six feet under the dirt.” – Melanie Martinez, ‘Dead To Me’
  27. “I have definitely noticed I am very passionate. So if I’m fighting with someone I’ll be SO super loud and aggressive, and make sure that my point is heard.” – Melanie Martinez
  28. “I’ve had so many insecurities, and am still getting over a lot.” – Melanie Martinez
  29. “I just think that pop music is very interesting in how it can reach so many people. I like that I can tell stories and I just wanted to be heard more, I guess. That’s why it’s pop, but in my mind I don’t really view my music as pop, I don’t really view it as anything. I just look at it as a picture, I like visuals.” – Melanie Martinez
  30. “I’m a perfectionist, and even if something comes out great, it’s still not perfect, you know?” – Melanie Martinez
  31. “You speak sour lemonade to me. The bitter taste won’t let me be. One kiss was supposed to be so sweet. But I found grapefruit in your teeth. Old gum, is all you’ll ever be to me. I spit you out and brush my teeth.” – Melanie Martinez, ‘Bittersweet Tragedy’
  32. “Everyone is allowed to be vulnerable. I think women and men and dogs and cats and ants and aliens can all express themselves and be vulnerable.” – Melanie Martinez
  33. “There are a lot of people who go their whole lives without truly knowing what love is, or ever experiencing that.” – Melanie Martinez
  34. “I’ve had a lot of people come up to me after shows and tell me that ‘Dollhouse’ really helped them with whatever they were going through with their families. I thought that was really amazing, that it could mean one thing for me but another thing for someone else.” – Melanie Martinez
  35. “I’m really stubborn, and I’m ok with that.” – Melanie Martinez
  36. “They call me cry baby, but I don’t f*cking care! Cry baby, cry baby. So I laugh through my tears. Cry baby, cry baby. ‘Cause I don’t f*cking care! Tears fall to the ground; I just let them drown.” – Melanie Martinez, ‘Cry Baby’
  37. “I never had a lot of friends growing up so having this insane amount of love and support really means a lot to me.” – Melanie Martinez
  38. “We cut flowers because we think they’re pretty, we cut ourselves because we think we’re not.” – Melanie Martinez
  39. “I definitely love horror movies and all that for sure.” – Melanie Martinez
  40. “Eventually, I started writing down a bunch of titles that related to childhood themes and would pair it with an adult situation that either I was going through or someone else in my life was going through.” – Melanie Martinez
  41. “I know my ABC’s yet you keep teaching me. I say, f*ck your degree, alphabet boy! You think you’re smarter than me with all your bad poetry? F*ck all your ABC’s, alphabet boy!” – Melanie Martinez, ‘Alphabet Boy’
  42. “I have a song called ‘Training Wheels’ and it’s about being in love with someone and taking it to the next level by taking off the training wheels.” – Melanie Martinez
  43. “I definitely feel like if I put out a song that was like me being super vulnerable, people would look as me as weak. I don’t know if that has to do with me being a girl, or if that really has to do with anything, but I’m sure.” – Melanie Martinez
  44. “I’m pretty excited for people to listen to the story of each song. It’s definitely like a giant book with different stories in it. They are all very child-like but also a balance between light and dark.” – Melanie Martinez
  45. “Remember that I am a human.” – Melanie Martinez
  46. “It’s my party and I’ll cry if I want to. I’ll cry until the candles burn down this place. I’ll cry until my pity party’s in flames.” – Melanie Martinez, ‘Pity Party’
  47. “I definitely fall in love quickly, and I’m very in love with being in love. But it is hard for me to write about love.” – Melanie Martinez
  48. “I definitely have worked trying to create music that inspires girls to feel confident and strong, and feel like they can do anything.” – Melanie Martinez
  49. “If you say something that is a little unsafe to say but you feel strongly and passionate about it, a lot of people can attack you and call you a bad role model just because they don’t agree with your views, but in reality we’re all different and we’re all unique in our own way and we all have different thoughts.” – Melanie Martinez
  50. “I would love to collab with The Weeknd, for sure.” – Melanie Martinez
  51. “Kids forever, kids forever. Baby soft skin turns into leather. Don’t be dramatic it’s only some plastic. No one will love you if you’re unattractive.” – Melanie Martinez, ‘Mrs. Potato Head’
  52. “There are a lot of people who go their whole lives without truly knowing what love is, or ever experiencing that.” – Melanie Martinez
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Video – Melanie Martinez – Dollhouse (official music video)

This is her biggest hit and worth a watch if you want to hear her voice and see the style that has inspired millions of teenagers.

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FX used her song ‘Carousel’ as a promo for the fourth season of their hit series, ‘American Horror Story: Freak Show’. Martinez has a pretty decent fan base, in fact some of her first music ventures, like the release of ‘Dollhouse’, were fan-funded. Along with fans funding her, she had friends that helped her with other things free of charge.

Melanie Martinez is a young woman that had quite a few people believe in her. You may or may not be a fan, you may not have even heard of Melanie Martinez, but these quotes can be used to send to those fans, and posted on online platforms to show your support for the popular artist.

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