"Music should be your escape."
"One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain."Missy Elliot on Bob Marley
"If music be the food of love, play on."Missy Elliot on William Shakespeare
"Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything."Missy Elliot on Plato
"Without music, life would be a mistake."Missy Elliot on Friedrich Nietzsche
"I was born with music inside me. Music was one of my parts. Like my ribs, my kidneys, my liver, my heart. Like my blood. It was a force already within me when I arrived on the scene. It was a necessity for me-like food or water."Missy Elliot on Ray Charles
"I want kids of this generation to see that everything is cool, that there's some kind of unity in hip-hop. We all found something that's really important to us, and music is all we've really got."