Jill Scott Quotes (15 Quotes)

    Lately I've been going to all these high schools talking to the students, answering their questions, listening to what they have to say. It has been an incredible journey to be around them and try to give them what my mother gave me.

    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.

    I think every individual has his or her own power, and it's a matter of working, taking time and defining what that power is.

    There's a high school in Camden, New Jersey, I call the Jill Scott School. It's the Camden Creative Arts High School. Those teachers and kids are so passionate about what they do, and 98 percent of the senior class went on to college.

    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.

    The artists who stand out to me have a passion for what they do. There are a lot of people who can sing. It's just like when you go to church and people are singing because it sounds good, not because it feels good. There's a difference.

    Power doesn't have to be on such a big scale for powerful things to occur. Within your own home, you can be a powerful woman as a mother, influencing your children's lives.

    To be a queen of a household is a powerful thing.

    I'm looking at the head of the household, and the house hasn't been run properly for a long time, ... Clinton was the first person ever to make a formal apology to black people for slavery, which was very warm and appreciated. But African-Americans haven't healed at all . The wound is still very open. And seeing the differences in how people live, it just puts salt in it- constantly . Seeing the way we're treated within these United States ... it burns you even more every day.

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

    You have to be humble when you're dealing with God.

    I have been training since 8th grade, but it has to do with listening, more than practice.

    First, it was shock, ... Then depression, and then anger. There were newscasters saying, You've got to get out of here, everybody has to go now,' but nobody thought about the people who didn't have cars. And nobody came to help. Nobody brought food ... the system broke apart.

    I don't rhyme right now, but I may ten years from now.

    When I first became famous, I didn't know if I could go where I wanted to because I didn't know how people were going to act. Some folks would scream and holler, and I didn't know what to do with that.

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