"Really, every woman is an example to me, because as women we go through so much pain. We have to live this perfect life when we are messed up inside. We all go through trials and tribulations."
"A woman is like a tea bag - you can't tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water."Mary J. Blige on Eleanor Roosevelt
"I don't know who invented high heels, but all women owe him a lot."Mary J. Blige on Marilyn Monroe
"Ah, women. They make the highs higher and the lows more frequent."Mary J. Blige on Friedrich Nietzsche
"The age of a woman doesn't mean a thing. The best tunes are played on the oldest fiddles."Mary J. Blige on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"As usual, there is a great woman behind every idiot."Mary J. Blige on John Lennon
"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."