I consider myself a crayon... I may not be your favorite color but one day you'll need me to complete your picture.— Lauryn Hill
The most reckoning Lauryn Hill quotes that are proven to give you inner joy
And deep in my heart. The answer, it was in me. And I made up my mind. To define my own destiny
Don't be a hard rock when you really are a gem!
I am no longer going to become a fictional character to please people. That's too much work.
Life is continued work. It's constant learning. The whole concept of retirement I don't even buy into. We should constantly be working. Maybe not physically working, but we could be spiritually, emotionally working toward bettering ourselves and bettering the lives of others around us.
Loving you is like a Song I replay every 3 Minutes and 30 Seconds of every Day.
Once you compromise yourself in one way, you compromise yourself in another way.
And you've just opened the door to compromise, mediocrity, settling.
I got Moxie, I'm so damn foxy Industry try to block me like cops and paparazzi.
In my family, there was not an abundance of wealth, but there was an abundance of love. So there was always humor, and there was joy and there was comfort and there was this environment just to have a good time.
You might win some, but you just lost one.
A friend once said, and I found to be true,That everyday people, they lie to God too,So what makes you think, that they won't lie to you.
As long as I remember that the glory is His and not my own.
When I confuse that, I get in trouble. We think that we glorify ourselves, and the object is to glorify God first, and in doing that you become glorified, you get glorified.
Let’s love ourselves, then we can’t fail, To make a better situation.
Tomorrow, our seeds will grow, All we need is dedication!
See no one loves you more than me...and no one ever will
A lot of us are too busy focusing on what we think people want to hear, as opposed to just saying what's in our hearts.
Wisdom is better than silver and gold
See fantasy is what people want, but reality is what they need.
And I just retired from the fantasy part.
Everything is everything What is meant to be, will be After winter, must come spring Change, it comes eventually
It's emotional warfare telling the people we love, the most, the truth about ourselves.
Let me be patient, let me be kind, make me unselfish, without being blind, though I may suffer, I'll envy it not and endure what comes cause he is all that I got
It's more important to be righteous than to be right.
Consequence is no coincidence.
As artists, we have an opportunity to help the public evolve, raise consciousness and awareness, teach, heal, enlighten and inspire in ways the democratic process may not be able to touch. So we keep it moving.
Tomorrow, our seeds will grow. All we need is dedication.
Tell me who I've got to be, to get some reciprocity
Tomorrow is always another day to make things right.
Everyday is another chance to get things right.
I don't want to be religious, I want to be spiritual.
Anybody can be religious. Some people jog religiously. You don't want to be that, you want to be spiritual. You want to have a relationship with God as opposed to doing what everyone else does.
I can give away everything I posses, but am without love, and I have no happiness
Think black love, think universal love. Just think love.
I know you don't wanna hear my opinion, There come many paths and you must choose one. And if you don't change then the rain soon come. See, you might win some, but you just lost one.
In my travels all over the world, I have come to realize that what distinguishes one child from another is not ability, but access. Access to education, access to opportunity, access to love.
I'm trying to be a loving and caring mother, a loving and caring wife-to-be, a loving and caring daughter, a loving and caring friend, a responsible person. And every day is another opportunity for me to be successful at that.
Let me break it down for you again, You know I only say it because I'm truly genuine: Don't be a hard rock when you really are a gem.
I had an economic system imposed on me.
My concept of successful living is escaping the matrix.
I wrote these words for everyone who struggles in their youth.
Who won't accept deception instead of what is truth. It seems we lose the game, before we even start to play. Who made these rules? We're so confused. Easily led astray.
I knew his life deserved a chance/But everybody told me to be smart/Look at your career they said/Lauren, baby use your head/But instead I chose to use my heart.
God said, All right, I'm gonna show you.
I made you what you are. God takes care of me. I'm just the one who delivers the message.
I keep letting you back in. How can I explain myself? As painful as this thing has been, I just can't be with no one else.
Hypocrites always wanna play innocent
My concept of successful living is escaping the matrix, as we've talked about.
It has very little to do with what people think success is. I actually feel successful right now, even though I don't have an album out, or a video or a song on the radio, because I'm trying to be obedient to His will.
I ran very fast in the wrong direction.
If the entire week is a battlefield, reading the Bible is sort of like that parachute with the box of reserves that come in the middle of the war: food and water and the toothbrush and toilet paper.
I never did anything I'm really ashamed of.
If you love something and if you're committed and diligent - the things happen!
I don't buy into that whole concept of success that I have this mountain with this moat around it and then I get into my big car and drive to my destination and never see people. That's not my concept of success.
I was very confused. I didn't understand the difference between rebellion against God and rebellion against the system that's not God.
There are a lot of young black girls who I meet in my travels who don't have a lot of self-esteem. So if I communicate to them that they're beautiful, no white person should find fault in that. It doesn't mean that young white girls aren't beautiful, because they are just as beautiful.
Our first album was a stupid mistake by the record company.
They tried to sell us as an alternative act. A big mistake!