"Don't give up, be positive and if you know someone who knows someone at a record company don't stop beating down their door till you get heard. Don't ever say it'll never happen or it'll never happen."
"The gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge."Mary J. Blige on Albert Einstein
"I do believe we're all connected. I do believe in positive energy. I do believe in the power of prayer. I do believe in putting good out into the world. And I believe in taking care of each other."Mary J. Blige on Harvey Fierstein
"Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you'll start having positive results."Mary J. Blige on Willie Nelson
"Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will."Mary J. Blige on Zig Ziglar
"If you're not making mistakes, then you're not doing anything. I'm positive that a doer makes mistakes."Mary J. Blige on John Wooden
"I've just been growing right along. It's painful, but it's a great pain, and I like suffering for great results. It's like going to the gym. It hurts really bad at first, but after a couple of months and after that diet, you're looking so hot."
"When I was a child I didn't care about getting an education, and I didn't finish high school."
"It was only for two years, and I jumped from family to family. It's very scary."
"I wish I had an extra day with my mom sometimes. Or another hour in the day with my family, husband and children."
"In the inner city, there's a mentality that the government owes you something. My breakthrough came when I stopped feeling sorry for myself and took responsibility for every part of my life. No more pity parties. I've gotta love me more than anybody else loves me."