We’ve collected the best Mary J. Blige Quotes. Use them as an inspiration.
I’m on my way to a place where I’d never dreamed I’d be, and that’s perfection.
When you tell your truth, you are coming from a real place, so you are automatically a leader.
If I’m going to be the best in what I do, I have to study what I’m doing, I have to see what I’m doing. I have to see it, I have to hear it. I’m just starting to appreciate myself – not starting, but appreciating myself in a way where I can look at myself back in a movie or listen to myself as much as I do now.
I believe there are certain things that God uses to get us out of a bad situation, and I believe music was one of the things he used for me.
I cannot save the world; that’s not what I’m trying to do. I guess I’m just trying to walk the walk and be an example to those that want it. Not everybody does, but if Mary J. Blige can come out of that same hole you were in, then you can do it, too – that’s my goal: to do that without saying it, but actually live it.
As long as I live, I know I’ll have feelings. And that’s what I’m passionate about.
You demand respect and you’ll get it. First of all, you give respect.
As a child I always wanted to be a singer. The music my mother played in the house moved me – Aretha Franklin, Chaka Khan, Mahalia Jackson. It was truly spiritual. It made you understand what God was. We are all spirits. We get depressed. But music makes you want to live. I know my music has saved my life.
I just want fans to walk away knowing that no matter what’s going on, no matter how happy you are, no matter how sad you are, we did it. We’re strong in this. We’ve come a long way, and life is not just one thing.
Just don’t let the hype of what people are saying and how much they love you, y’know, just take the compliment and be thankful that people are complimenting you, but don’t let it consume you; don’t let your circumstances around you and the way people view you make you act a certain way.
My responsibility to God is to live. That’s the gift he gave me.
You know a lot, but you don’t know everything.
I can tell you I didn’t feel good when I could not articulate properly. Getting my GED was important and I want other women to feel that.
There’s not enough time to be disrespecting… Life is too short.
Without your health, everything else means nothing.
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.
Nowadays, with the state of the music business, for any artist, whether you’re up-and-coming or you’ve been in it for awhile, you have to explore different revenues and different ways of expressing yourself.
When someone comes up to me and says, ‘Mary, you helped save my marriage’, or, ‘Mary, you helped me get out of this abusive relationship‘, I’m in it, really in their lives. And I’m so passionate about my feelings, but also about showing people the way through theirs.
Believe in yourself when nobody else does.
Everything is scary if you look at it. So you just got to live.
‘My Life’ is not an autobiography. It’s just music.
I suffered from self hatred so much. It’s like I didn’t want to look like that any more. I didn’t to feel like that any more. It had to be another way.
I’ve never been a mean person.
When you hold on to anger and unforgiveness, you can’t move forward.
It’s challenging to find an identity as a young person if you don’t have the sustenance of love, because you’re being shipped around.
I know who I am. I am not perfect. I’m not the most beautiful woman in the world. But I’m one of them.
The music business is not a good place for people who don’t know things.