"I don't listen to people's opinions. I have people around me who I can trust, but most of all I listen to myself."
"Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none."Mary J. Blige on William Shakespeare
"For every good reason there is to lie, there is a better reason to tell the truth."Mary J. Blige on Bo Bennett
"The trust of the innocent is the liar's most useful tool."Mary J. Blige on Stephen King
"Learning to trust is one of life's most difficult tasks."Mary J. Blige on Isaac Watts
"Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement."Mary J. Blige on Golda Meir
"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."