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Ain't nothing coming easily in this life. Sometimes you gotta work, you gotta grow and it gotta hurt.
Beauty is an understanding of what you have, and it's forgiving yourself of what you don't have, and appreciating all of it.
Just because you have a nightmare doesn't mean you stop dreaming.
Find new treasures in yourself. Love doesn't die. Love is unyielding. It's going to come back. The more you love and appreciate yourself, the more prepared you are when the real thing shows up.
If you can't help me grow, there's no point with you being in my life.
Saturday Night Live is a show that I think I could have a lot of fun on, just being different characters and maybe singing, too.
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.
I just think it's silly to be stingy with compliments. If you see someone and they strike you as beautiful in any way, why not let them know?
To be a queen of a household is a powerful thing.
Just bc u loved and lost doesn't mean stop loving. If u have a nightmare, does it mean u stop dreaming?
I'm being all of me, and it feels stupendous. I don't want to leave this feeling.
In order to grow emotionally and mentally, sometimes you have to grow physically as well. I'm just trying to grow, man, and always I just want to be the best and most confident me I can be.
A woman is more than the sum of her parts.
Don't stop dreaming just because you had a nightmare.
One of the things I love about Africa is the amount of dignity and respect and humility you see all the time. You don't realise how often you're disrespected until you are surrounded by respect.
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 like a man who smells good. Puts on cologne; lotions his body. It keeps me wanting. I like feeling that way.
God is ever present. He's in every breath, in every step. He's here, always, always.
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.
Everybody's looking for love, and you want to love somebody and be loved in return.
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.
People is, I think, it's their nature - some people's nature, in a way, to be angry or jealous or just spiteful about somebody else's blessings.
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.
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.
I could float in the pool for hours, just letting the water carry me.
Africa the continent is not just what we see on the news. It's... not AIDS, and it's not just war and poverty. It's so much more. It's an abundant continent, and Botswana is an abundant place.
You have to be humble when you're dealing with God.
I don't think I'll get married again. I'm not looking for it. What I can say about my divorce and my failed engagement is that I learned where my bar is.
I see myself being a great-grandmother at my great-grandson's graduation from a school that has my name on it.
All man-made religions are limited. I go my own way.
You owe it to yourself to live beautifully. And I am.
I think all any artist or person wants to do is grow spiritually, emotionally, professionally and mentally.
I'm a world-class people watcher. I like to watch people's body movements, their expressions. It says so much about them.
I'm going to do as much as I can with this life, and then I'm going to make sure to take some time off and be simple and ride my bike and hang out with friends.
The highs, the lows, the peaks, the valleys, whatever, it's all going to go into the art, whether I'm singing or acting or whatever.
I never expected the White House to be warm, and the artwork on the walls was extraordinary. I am a fan of the Louvre, but being there it was almost just as good.
For me, hair is an accoutrement. Hair is jewelry. It's an accessory.
If a woman is happy, then your society is happy.
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.
I've done a lot of fighting in my time, and I'm down to do some more. I don't want to, but you know, there's just certain things that you can't sit down and take.
It's frustrating me - that booty is gonna sag at some point. And if you allow enough people to come inside your physical space, they leave traces.
When I get onstage, I automatically feel beautiful.
Heartbreak was the impetus to me writing poems and music in the first place.
I need to find creative diversity because if I get stuck, I get unhappy.
Seriously, in America there are more big, curvy girls than there are little girls, and men love us, too.
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.
I have been training since 8th grade, but it has to do with listening, more than practice.
I always wanted to be a renaissance woman, do as many things as I possibly can and hopefully do them well or don't do them at all.
When I got my success I became decadent for a while. This was 2003 to 2008. I fell for tiramisu really hard. I've become more moderate since, because African-Americans are prone to diabetes.
A nutritionist has told me to have very little butter and very little spices, but I can't live like that.