40 Positive & Inspirational Melanie Chisholm Quotes

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Melanie Chisholm is an English singer-songwriter, dancer, entrepreneur, and TV personality. She is most famously recognized for being one of the five members of the popular girl group ‘Spice Girls’ with her nickname ‘Sporty Spice’.

Together with her group, Chisholm successfully sold more than 90 million records worldwide and earned recognition as the ‘best selling female group of all time’.

Chisholm began her solo career following the group’s hiatus getting signed by the popular music label ‘Virgin Records’. Her debut album ‘Northern Star’ got certified internationally with 7 platinum and 3 gold certifications, selling over 4 million copies worldwide, and notably becoming the best-selling solo album of any Spice Girls member.

For her masterpieces, Chisholm has won many prestigious awards, including the ‘World Music Awards’, ‘Brit Awards’, and ‘Billboard Music Awards’.

Here’s a collection of the most inspirational Melanie Chisholm quotes:


40 Positive & Inspirational Melanie Chisholm Quotes

1. “I don’t want to hurt anybody or be offensive. But I don’t want to not be me.” – Melanie Chisholm

2. “Give it your best shot, have a good time, and if it doesn’t work at least you tried!” – Melanie Chisholm

3. “A lot of people have been quite surprised with the stuff that I’m doing on my own, which shocks me because I’ve always known what I wanted to do. But people have only seen me with the Spice Girls, so I suppose it’s not that surprising.” – Melanie Chisholm

4. “I just feel, in life, I’m searching for something I can rely on, something that’s constant and something that’s going to guide me through. And I felt that the Northern Star is a very beautiful image of that.” – Melanie Chisholm

5. “I swear in real life probably too much though I don’t swear in front of my gran. We adapt to every situation.” – Melanie Chisholm

6. “Being in the Spice Girls was an insane experience.” – Melanie Chisholm

7. “Everybody in life is a chameleon.” – Melanie Chisholm

8. “I know I’m not a great singer. But I love to sing and I like to use my voice in different ways.” – Melanie Chisholm

9. “The success of this album is very much in question. Who knows where it’s going to go? My being a Spice Girl is no guarantee of anything, although I hope it’ll benefit the sales.” – Melanie Chisholm


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10. “I still have times where it’s tough. I’ve found everything about lockdown hard.” – Melanie Chisholm


11. “I don’t think the Spice Girls are celebrated as much as they should be. We championed British pop worldwide. We toured everywhere to sell-out crowds and I think there should have been a reflection of that at February’s Brit’s anniversary.” – Melanie Chisholm

12. “When I left the girls, I did everything I could to get away from Sporty Spice: I cut my hair. I went out on tour at rock festivals. I had this push to not be Sporty Spice, proving I was something more.” – Melanie Chisholm

13. “Most people think you’re at your most confident when you are young and famous, but that is not the case.” – Melanie Chisholm

14. “I didn’t feel good enough. Part of that I understood, and my style – the tomboyish, sporty look – was very much the anti-pop star. But I struggled with all of it.” – Melanie Chisholm

15. “I recognize a lot of myself in these kids who enter shows like Pop Idol. It’s very hard to get into the music industry and you have to take every opportunity that you can. Something like Pop Idol is a great opportunity but unfortunately, I think it’s tainted by the people that make these shows.” – Melanie Chisholm

16. “I feel there should have been some recognition of the Spice Girls at this year’s 25th anniversary. We flew the flag for Britain around the globe in the 1990s and we achieved a hell of a lot.” – Melanie Chisholm

17. “The funny thing about making this record and being away from the girls and on my own in LA is that it allowed me to reflect on how much we’ve accomplished.” – Melanie Chisholm

18. “The British press have written some nasty and spiteful things about the way I look which used to affect me quite badly when it was new to me but luckily, I’ve learned to ignore the comments. why do they even care about how I look?” – Melanie Chisholm

19. “Suddenly I was with this incredible, brave bunch of girls and we made each other believe we could make things happen. Big things.” – Melanie Chisholm


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20. “I actually love being Sporty Spice. It’s a huge part of me.” – Melanie Chisholm


21. “If you turn the pages and look inside, there is nothing of me I feel that I have to hide.” – Melanie Chisholm

22. “It’s not a fast process, It’s taken me a long time to get to where I am.” – Melanie Chisholm

23. “It was the only way for me, to talk about it, to open up about the things I’d been trying to hide from everyone for so long. And then I felt this overwhelming relief. You finally have a name for what you’ve been going through and find out there are other people out there with the same thoughts and the same issues. That really helps.” – Melanie Chisholm

24. “You don’t really get to cure depression; you just learn how to deal with it and to be easier on yourself.” – Melanie Chisholm

25. “Going back isn’t just about going back to be with the girls – which is great; it’s also going back to those emotions of who you were in the band.” – Melanie Chisholm

26. “No one can take away the days that we conquered.” – Melanie Chisholm

27. “Putting out my album on my own label has been a great experience for me. It’s been very inspiring. It’s like a new start for me and having all this creative freedom is so liberating and exciting.” – Melanie Chisholm

28. “Every field and flower fades, but love is infinite.” – Melanie Chisholm

29. “When I go and see her (mum) in a little venue, I just know, when she’s performing, she feels exactly the same way I do.” – Melanie Chisholm


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30. “Some things weren’t designed to understand.” – Melanie Chisholm


31. “Everybody starts with a clean slate only altered by unnecessary hate.” – Melanie Chisholm

32. “At the back of my mind there is always a fear the depression could return but I do all the right things. I try to get the right amount of sleep because I know that I need sleep to function and I need to eat properly and to do some exercising.” – Melanie Chisholm

33. “I don’t want to be daft and say I had some spiritual awakening or something, but I really did come of age in Los Angeles, where we recorded the album. I had my own little house and my own little circle and I really got to feel how the city ticks.” – Melanie Chisholm

34. “A lot of the time, the British press make me ashamed and embarrassed to be British. They give others the impression that the British are selfish, envious, and bitter people, which is simply not true in my opinion. I think that British people in general are really nice and friendly.” – Melanie Chisholm

35. “I don’t think I’m a great singer myself. I’m all right. I’ve worked with different writers, different producers… I’ve just been blessed with the caliber of people I’ve been able to work with.” – Melanie Chisholm

36. “I did talk to my therapist a lot about those feelings. I was concerned about having to become “Sporty Spice” again. Then it just hit me that I am her, but I’m older and happier and I have so much more confidence.” – Melanie Chisholm

37. “I was meant to be touring the album and, bang, the lights go out on the world. It caused a lot of anxiety for me. Worrying about things, worrying about other people.” – Melanie Chisholm

38. “I love being on stage and I love to perform. To be honest with you, I’m more comfortable performing than I am in an everyday situation, which I can’t quite explain.” – Melanie Chisholm

39. “I was saying something but not doing it myself, and I felt a lot of guilt about that.” – Melanie Chisholm

40. “I knew it was tough. Both my mum and stepdad had had record deals but had to do a normal job in the day and gig at night. They both still loved it, though. I’m sure my mum must have thought, “Oh no”, when she knew what I wanted to do.’ She adds: ‘My mum is still performing. She works for an NHS walk-in clinic in the day and sings at night.” – Melanie Chisholm



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Zisilia Alvsa
Zisilia Alvsa
Zisilia Alvsa is a writer for Wealthy Gorilla. Friends often call her Zii. She is a girl from Jakarta, Indonesia who currently lives in Bali. Zii loves photography and travelling.


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