"When I was a child I didn't care about getting an education, and I didn't finish high school."
"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."Mary J. Blige on Nelson Mandela
"The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education."Mary J. Blige on Albert Einstein
"It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it."Mary J. Blige on Aristotle
"My mother said I must always be intolerant of ignorance but understanding of illiteracy. That some people, unable to go to school, were more educated and more intelligent than college professors."Mary J. Blige on Maya Angelou
"Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught."Mary J. Blige on Oscar Wilde
"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."
"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."
"I do consider myself part of black history."