"I barely have time for my own children. To adopt more children and not have time for them, that would be poor parenting on my part."
"To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one's family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one's own mind. If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him."Mary J. Blige on Buddha
"A child who is allowed to be disrespectful to his parents will not have true respect for anyone."Mary J. Blige on Billy Graham
"We never know the love of a parent till we become parents ourselves."Mary J. Blige on Henry Ward Beecher
"I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father's protection."Mary J. Blige on Sigmund Freud
"Even as kids reach adolescence, they need more than ever for us to watch over them. Adolescence is not about letting go. It's about hanging on during a very bumpy ride."Mary J. Blige on Ron Taffel
"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."