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Remembering Whitney Houston Quotes from Beyonce to Barbra (Photos)

Whitney Houston touched millions. Since her death on Saturday afternoon the world has been abuzz with questions, comments, memories and sorrow. Often you don’t notice how strong someone’s influence is or how beloved or influential they are until they are gone.

After Whitney Houston’s untimely passing, celebrities tweeted, talked and pontificated on the woman’s work, life and the shock of a life cut so short.

Here are a collection of celebrity quotes about Whitney Houston from Beyonce to Barbra:


  • Beyonce 1 of 13
    Beyonce
    "The loss of Whitney Houston is painful. I remember meeting Whitney for the first time when I was 15. She was the ultimate legend. The ultimate woman. Not only was she confident, poised, stunningly beautiful and intelligent, but she was sincere and kind. She took the time to make everyone feel like they were very important to her. I, like every singer, always wanted to be just like her. Her voice was perfect. Strong but soothing. Soulful and classic. Her vibrato, her cadence, her control. So many of my life's memories are attached to a Whitney Houston song. She is our queen and she opened doors and provided a blueprint for all of us. God bless her. "
  • Celine Dion 2 of 13
    Celine Dion
    "I'm in shock. Whitney was such an amazing artist. When I started my English career, I wanted to be like her. I loved her so much. My prayers go out to her daughter and to all of her family."
  • Christina Aguilera 3 of 13
    Christina Aguilera
    "Whitney's voice was so special to me. Her notes soared to places most singers dream of reaching. She will be missed."
  • Aretha Franklin 4 of 13
    Aretha Franklin
    "I just can't talk about it now. It's so stunning and unbelievable. I couldn't believe what I was reading coming across the TV screen. My heart goes out to Cissy, her daughter Bobbi Kris, her family and Bobby."
  • Britney Spears 5 of 13
    Britney Spears
    "I was the biggest fan of hers. She influenced me so much. She sent so much love out to the world and she was an inspiration for so many people, and we're there with her."
  • Barbra Streisand 6 of 13
    Barbra Streisand
    "She had everything, beauty, a magnificent voice. How sad her gifts could not bring her the same happiness they brought us."
  • Alecia Moore 7 of 13
    Alecia Moore
    "Whitney was the reason many of us do what we do. "a few stolen moments is all that we share"
  • Ricky Martin 8 of 13
    Ricky Martin
    "RIP Whitney Houston. Sending my love and deepest condolences to her family and friends. Fly Whitney Fly."
  • Elizabeth Banks 9 of 13
    Elizabeth Banks
    "Wow. RIP Whitney Houston. Grew up on her. She contributed to the soundtrack of many of my 12-year old sleepover parties."
  • Lionel Richie 10 of 13
    Lionel Richie
    "I am devastated by the loss of Whitney. We have lost a true angel. My prayers, my heart goes out to her family. We have lost an extraordinary voice to the world."
  • Gloria Estefan 11 of 13
    Gloria Estefan
    "Sending prayers of peace and solace to her family, friends & fans! Such a loss! Whitney was always so sweet to me! Was rooting for her through her struggles! Such a shame ... I'm truly saddened by this news!"
  • Elton John 12 of 13
    Elton John
    "This is a sad day today, all I want to talk about is her music. She was the most beautiful woman I think I ever saw .... Thank you for giving us your talent, and one of the most beautiful voices I've ever heard."
  • Solange Knowles 13 of 13
    Solange Knowles
    "I will always remember Whitney Houston as a true, outstanding, talent. A radiant beauty. A magical smile. A voice that made you shiver."
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Photos: PacificCoastNews.com and PR Photos

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