"As musicians and artists, it's important we have an environment - and I guess when I say environment, I really mean the industry, that really nurtures these gifts. Oftentimes, the machine can overlook the need to take care of the people who produce the sounds that have a lot to do with the health and well-being of society."
"You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty."Lauryn Hill on Mahatma Gandhi
"An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life."Lauryn Hill on Robert A. Heinlein
"It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society."Lauryn Hill on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both."Lauryn Hill on Dwight D. Eisenhower
"There is more to life than increasing its speed."Lauryn Hill on Mahatma Gandhi
"When I was working, and when I was making substantial amounts of money, I always filed and paid my taxes. This only stopped, when it was necessary to withdraw from society, in order to guarantee the safety and well-being of myself and my family."
"I had to confront my fears and master my every demonic thought about inferiority, insecurity, or the fear of being black, young, and gifted in this Western culture."
"I do support artists standing by their beliefs and walking with integrity. We have to find a better way to commercially exploit music while giving artists their proper respect. This cannot be done while taking their contributions for granted or trying to control the scope of their growth and power through threats and fear tactics."
"For the past several years, I have remained what others would consider underground. I did this in order to build a community of people, like-minded in their desire for freedom and the right to pursue their goals and lives without being manipulated and controlled by a media protected military industrial complex with a completely different agenda."
"Everything we do should be a result of our gratitude for what God has done for us."