Jill Scott

If you can't help me grow, there's no point with you being in my life.Jill Scott

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There's something really magical about having a child - it's like permission to begin again, start over, reevaluate some things, check yourself. Recognize yourself. And that's kind of what happened with me - I realized, in a few places, I was going down the wrong path.Jill Scott

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When I was growing up, my mother would take me to plays and museums, and we'd talk about life. Those times helped shape who I became.Jill Scott

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My grill is intended to be discreet. It's there because I enjoy jewelry.Jill Scott

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Anytime you share life stories with other people, you know, you are acknowledging their humanity and kind of accessing some things about yourself, and other people start to expect things about themselves. It's kind of like a fellowship.Jill Scott

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Our minds do understand that people of all races find genuine love in many places. We dig that the world is full of amazing options.Jill Scott

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I have a few caftans just for lounging purposes. When I want to feel free, it's the closest thing to feeling naked without being naked.Jill Scott

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I would say for every successful black woman in America or in the world, really, it's difficult to be the head of the household, financially. It is for the man in your life. It can be very hard for them. And there's a delicate balance. I'm not quite sure I know what that balance is just yet.Jill Scott

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For anyone who feels they are overwhelmed by their job, or maybe they take their job too seriously or are working too hard, I say go to a safari, particularly the Okavango Delta, and just be humbled.Jill Scott

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I need to find creative diversity because if I get stuck, I get unhappy.Jill Scott

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My son has godmothers, godfathers, grandparents and so many others in his life who love him as much as I do. They're there for both of us. I may not have a mate or husband, but I'm definitely not a single parent.Jill Scott

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African people worldwide are known to be welcoming and open-minded.Jill Scott

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God is ever present. He's in every breath, in every step. He's here, always, always.Jill Scott

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Being a mom, it feels like I did something so powerful and amazing. It's such a gigantic blessing, and a confirmation that the Creator exists. And all of that has made me feel sexier and stronger. I call it 'lava in my spine.'Jill Scott

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There's a certain level of realness in Philly. You know, just - people are people. You know, it doesn't matter who you are or who you think you are, you're just a person in Philly.Jill Scott

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I see myself being a great-grandmother at my great-grandson's graduation from a school that has my name on it.Jill Scott

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When I write a song, I tap into the emotion and the feeling and then I use the emotion to write the words. It's the opposite when I act. I use the words and tap into the emotion.Jill Scott

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At my aunt's funeral, I promised myself that I wouldn't be bound by the belief that I'm supposed to stay in anything - whether it's a relationship, a job, a house, or a circumstance - if it makes me miserable. She gave me the courage to find my own happiness.Jill Scott

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There's something really magical about having a child - it's like permission to begin again, start over, reevaluate some things, check yourself. Recognize yourself.Jill Scott

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I think human beings will always still really enjoy using our imaginations, and 'Fringe' allows you to do that. It's slightly scary and believable. There just might be an alternate universe. There just might be people on the other side that are like us, living a different life.Jill Scott

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Whatever happens in my life, whether I stand up or I fall down, whatever the case, I'm going to use it in my art. Why? Because I'm an artist and I have to.Jill Scott

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Everything starts with writing. I heard Nikki Giovanni and was blown away. I just thought 'wow'; she was writing from a black girl's perspective, and the imagery was so vivid that I started doing spoken word.Jill Scott

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I was reared in a Jehovah's Witness household. I was taught that every man should be judged by his deeds and not his color, and I firmly stand where my grandmother left me.Jill Scott

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A woman is more than the sum of her parts. So I had an opportunity to present some work at the White House. I chose not just to talk about the sky, the planet, love or heartache. I wanted to actually be there, to place a mark on that moment.Jill Scott

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Mos Def is one of the most creative, intelligent human beings I've had the opportunity to work with. He is fun. The entire time, he would go in and out of different characters, just for the fun of it. Awesome energy.Jill Scott

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When I sing, I have to live in that moment, so my audience can feel that. That is my reason for doing art.Jill Scott

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If I feel really ugly or unhappy, sometimes I'll choose bright colors so they'll make me feel good. Yellows, pinks, light blues and orange. I just want to feel good all the time if I can. And colors and hairstyles and all that kind of helps out.Jill Scott

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I'm a secret interior decorator. There's a mural on my dining room wall of the railroad tracks at 30th Street Station in Philadelphia. I love having my hometown with me out here in California.Jill Scott

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I like a man who smells good. Puts on cologne; lotions his body. It keeps me wanting. I like feeling that way.Jill Scott

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I didn't leave home until 27. I was an only child raised in Philadelphia by my mother and grandmother. My grandmother controlled the stove. She made a lot of potato meals - mashed potato, potato souffle, potato pancakes. When we didn't have electricity, we ate romantically by candlelight.Jill Scott

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