Worry about being respected, never worry about being liked because that's the trap.— Jada Pinkett Smith
The most sentimental Jada Pinkett Smith quotes that may be undiscovered and unusual
When I'm tired, I rest. I say, 'I can't be a superwoman today.'
We don't back off obstacles and tough situations, we use them to make us stronger.
I've always told Will, 'You can do whatever you want as long as you can look at yourself in the mirror and be okay.' Because at the end of the day, Will is his own man. I'm here as his partner, but he is his own man. He has to decide who he wants to be, and that's not for me to do for him. Or vice versa.
Women, you can have it all - a loving man, devoted husband, loving children, a fabulous career.
Will and I are yin and yang. He's all sky, vast and bright and soaring, and I'm all earth. I'm here to ground him, and he's here to help me fly.
I learned that surrounding myself with people who are able to help me is like being surrounded by tangible godliness.
I don't get afraid in talking about subject matter that may spark controversy and I'm not afraid to not be liked. I think that sometimes people pay too much attention to being liked and it's paralyzing.
Lack of confidence is what makes you want to change somebody else's mind.
When you're OK, you don't need to convince anyone else in order to empower yourself.
My belief is that communication is the best way to create strong relationships.
I just think, as women, we have to give ourselves room to be individuals.
So when a woman makes a decision for herself, we as women shouldn't set those hardcore boundaries for another woman. Just like we don't want men setting hardcore boundaries for us.
That to me is happiness when I feel like I am loved and I have a place to love deeply. That to me is happiness.
Know this, if someone has cheated on you who truly loves you, they have hurt themselves as much as they have hurt you.
When I was growing up, my mother only put her foot down once: She said, "You are going to college." And that was a lifesaving moment. But she never talked to me about my clothes or hair. So I learned how to parent my kids through her.
Here's the thing, men have to also mature in how they see women, too.
Because they need to understand that it's not just about how we look, it's about who we are. And I am going to tell you like this, 'If you can't love me with short hair, and you telling me I got to have long hair to be loved, guess what, I ain't the one for you.'
I would say Will came at a time in my life where he saw beauty in me that I didn't see in myself at the time. And, you know, he saw a diamond in the rough and kind of, picked me up and blew off all the dust and said, 'I'm telling you, I'm going to make you shine, girl.'
Love and honesty are the things that make a good wife and mother.
It's not about what you tell your children, but how you show them how to live life.
I have a thing for doors. I always think of them as a threshold to something new.
I'm extremely ambitious. I don't know why people are afraid to say that. I won't sell my soul to the devil, but I do want success and I don't think that's bad.
I don't really cook much. I'm more of a baker. My favorite things to bake that everybody loves, and I can only keep in the house for about ten minutes, are 7-Up cake and Pineapple Upside-Down cake.
It's very important to prioritize. I know, for me, my family comes first. That makes every decision very easy.
I've always been a caretaker; I think a lot of women are. We take care of everybody else first, and very rarely do we think about ourselves.
We have to nurture our young women and understand the beauty and the strength of being a woman. It's kind of a catch-22: Strength in women isn't appreciated, and vulnerability in women isn't appreciated. It's like, 'What the hell do you do?' What you do is you don't allow anyone to dictate who you are.
At 3 years old, I was telling people that I was going to be a star.
I never had a plan B. And I've never compromised my integrity to get what I have.
We all think there is a formula, (but) as long as we love our children, that's really the only solid thing I know that works across the board.
I think women who lead full lives are better mothers.
Good mothers make all kinds of choices.
Making a decision that might sound selfish does not make a woman a bad mother.
When my husband of almost 20 years can’t take his eyes off me? That’s amazing. But the number one reason I go to the gym is because it keeps me sane; I can deal with whatever’s coming at me.
I like a lot of metal music. So that's really what I listen to a lot. Or I listen to a lot of kind of off the cuff, like I love artists like Santigold, or Gold Frapp. Yeah. Pelican. Yeah.
Will is a very interesting, unique man, and I'll tell you why.
He makes love like a woman. He loves to touch, massage and feel. He makes love like he's in touch with himself, who he is. And he's a very sensual, incredible lovemaker.
I find fame to be quite unnatural. Humans are not built for extreme adoration.
I'm the glue that keeps it all together.
I'm the nucleus of an entertainment family. My day-to-day is making decisions to keep life above water.
If I had my way, I'd wear jewelry, a great pair of heels and nothing else.
Tupac and I were just close friends because we had such an insatiable drive and passion for acting and entertainment.
As I get older, personal happiness is all about love. It's all about love.
I've always told Will, you can do whatever you want as long as you can look at yourself in the mirror and be OK.
I've always wanted to have the ability to do what I want to do.
And there are so many things that I want to do because I love acting, I love directing, I love producing, I love being a mother, I love being a wife. If I had to choose one, just would put me in the crazy house.
I think that old school style of 'I'm your parent and I'm greater than you' doesn't work. What I establish with my children is a partnership.
I think, as women, we have to stop being scared to be the women we want to be and we have to raise our daughters to be the women they want to be - not the women we think they should be.
You know, as I get older, personal happiness is all about love.
It's all about love. You know, how I'm loved and how I love my family and my husband. That to me is happiness, when I feel like I am loved and I have a place to love deeply. That to me is happiness.
I won't sell my soul to the devil, but I do want success and I don't think that's bad.
What makes Will the best father in the world to me is that he's there, not just there in a way that's traditional. The emotional support he offers his children is immeasurable.
Love is what sometimes holds us and binds us when we're not so happy.
I've heard all the things - 'their marriage is not real,' 'he's gay,' 'she's gay,' 'they swing'. But at the end of the day, people have to believe what they have to believe. ... But I'll tell you what, it's too hard to be in a pretend marriage. Life's too short for that one.
I grew up in a neighborhood in Baltimore that was like a war zone, so I never learned to trust that there were people who could help me.
I just want pieces of the world.
It's always wonderful when you can have safe places where you can dance with the not-so-nice you in a fun way.
For people to be able to sit down together and have a conversation, that's the power of love.
I do a lot of reading, meditating, and praying to stay as grounded as I can be in this crazy world.