"It was only for two years, and I jumped from family to family. It's very scary."
"I'll never stop dreaming that one day we can be a real family, together, all of us laughing and talking, loving and understanding, not looking at the past but only to the future."Mary J. Blige on LaToya Jackson
"If a country is to be corruption free and become a nation of beautiful minds, I strongly feel there are three key societal members who can make a difference. They are the father, the mother and the teacher."Mary J. Blige on Abdul Kalam
"Family means no one gets left behind or forgotten."Mary J. Blige on David Ogden Stiers
"The love of family and the admiration of friends is much more important than wealth and privilege."Mary J. Blige on Charles Kuralt
"Sister is probably the most competitive relationship within the family, but once the sisters are grown, it becomes the strongest relationship."Mary J. Blige on Margaret Mead
"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."
"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."
"I do consider myself part of black history."