Ever since launching her career on Broadway at the age of 13, Ariana Grande has taken the world by storm. She went on to become a series regular in the Nickelodeon shows Victorious and Sam & Cat before launching a killer solo musical career. With a vocal range that’s been compared to Mariah Carey’s, her songs have been no strangers to the top Billboard charts.
Not only has she been nominated for four Grammys, in 2016, but Time Magazine declared her one of the most 100 influential people in the world. It came as no surprise to her many social media followers when Billboard dubbed her their 2018 Woman of the Year. With her fierce stances on feminism and her support of a large range of charities, Ariana is a woman with a lot to say. Here you’ll get to know her a little better with a collection of some of her stand-out quotes about life, love and more, from both interviews and song lyrics.
Making Your Own Silver Linings
“When you’re handed a challenge, instead of sitting there and complaining about it, why not try to make something beautiful?”
Being Unafraid To Own It
“Be happy with being you. Love your flaws. Own your quirks. And know that you are just as perfect as anyone else, exactly as you are.”
Embracing Her Feminist Pride
“I am tired of living in a world where women are mostly referred to as a man’s past, present or future PROPERTY / POSSESSION.” She went on to say, “I … do not. Belong. To anyone. But myself. And neither do you.”
On The Ignorance Of Body Shaming
“[W]e live in a day and age where people make it IMPOSSIBLE for women, men, anyone to embrace themselves exactly how they are. diversity is sexy! loving yourself is sexy! you know what is NOT sexy? misogyny, objectifying, labeling, comparing and body shaming!!! talking about people’s body’s as if they’re on display ASKING for your approval / opinion. THEY ARE NOT!!!! CELEBRATE YOURSELF. CELEBRATE OTHERS. The things that make us different from one another make us BEAUTIFUL.”
Responding on Instagram to a comment about her appearance.
On The Importance Of Equal Respect
“If you’re going to rave about how sexy a male artist looks with his shirt off, and a woman decides to get in her panties or show her boobies for a photo shoot, she needs to be treated with the same awe and admiration. I will say it until I’m an old-ass lady with my tits out at Whole Foods. I’ll be in the produce aisle, naked at 95, with a sensible ponytail, one strand of hair left on my head and a Chanel bow. Mark my words. See you there with my 95 dogs.”
The Importance Of Leaving Dysfunctional Relationships
“I am not a babysitter or a mother and no woman should feel that they need to be. I have cared for him and tried to support his sobriety & prayed for his balance for years (and always will of course) but shaming / blaming women for a man’s inability to keep his sh*t together is a very major problem..”
Clap-back on Twitter, to a comment about her break-up with Mac Miller, 2018
Finding Ways To Rise Above Sadness Together
“They point out the colors in you, I see ’em too
And, boy, I like ’em, I like ’em, I like ’em
We’re way too fly to partake in all this hate
We out here vibin’, we vibin’, we vibin'”
No Tears Left To Cry, 2018
Being True To Yourself
“I used to feel so obligated to be so much more
I used to let some people tell me how to live and what to be
But if I can’t be me, what’s the point?
Balancing Being Girly And Having A Dark Side
“Here’s the thing, I love Audrey Hepburn and Chanel. I’m super girly when it comes to fashion, but on the inside I’m only fascinated with dark, macabre, and weird things. Like the “Thriller” video. Like Tim Burton.”
Standing Up For Your Fellow Woman
“I’m willing to take the brunt for fighting in what I believe in and my fellow women are definitely something that I will always be one of the first to speak up about.”
The Daly Download, 2016