137+ Best Lauryn Hill Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Lauryn Noelle Hill is an American singer, songwriter and rapper, known for being a member of Fugees, and for her solo album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, which won many awards and broke several sales records. Profoundly inspirational Lauryn Hill quotes will encourage growth in life, make you wiser and broaden your perspective.

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Famous Lauryn Hill Quotes

You might win some, but you just lost one. – Lauryn Hill

That strong mother doesn’t tell her cub, Son, stay weak so the wolves can get you. She says, Toughen up, this is reality we are living in. – Lauryn Hill

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

We should always be aspiring to know more, and to better ourselves, and to improve ourselves. To improve ourselves, because that’s how we improve the world around us, by working within us. – Lauryn Hill

See no one loves you more than me…and no one ever will – Lauryn Hill

How you gon’ win when you ain’t right within. Uh uh come again – Lauryn Hill

Hip-Hop isn’t just music, it is also a spiritual movement of the blacks! You can’t just call Hip-Hop a trend! – Lauryn Hill

Hip-Hop started out in the heart – Lauryn Hill

I find, even though it’s raining, I just go outside. I look outside and I’m just so blessed to see it and to experience it, because for such a long time I was just indoors. – Lauryn Hill

I think the work ethic that was established in my family was something very important. If you plant the seed, if you sow sparingly and reap sparingly. If you sow in abundance you’ll reap in abundance. – Lauryn Hill

I hope that by people seeing the result of freedom that they’ll want some, too. – Lauryn Hill

Over-commercialization and its resulting restrictions and limitations can be very damaging and distorting to the inherent nature of the individual. I did not deliberately abandon my fans, nor did I deliberately abandon any responsibilities. – Lauryn Hill

When I was working, and when I was making substantial amounts of money, I always filed and paid my taxes. This only stopped, when it was necessary to withdraw from society, in order to guarantee the safety and well-being of myself and my family. – Lauryn Hill

My mother has all my awards, because if I walked downstairs every day and saw all my achievements it would be so easy to become complacent. – Lauryn Hill

My whole life at a certain point was studio, hotel, stage, hotel, stage, studio, stage, hotel, studio, stage. I was expressing everything from my past, everything that I had experienced prior to that studio stage time, and it was like you have to go back to the well, in order to give someone something to drink. I felt like a cistern, dried up and like there was nothing more. And it was so beautiful. – Lauryn Hill

I didn’t have that intense ambition to be a musician or an actress. I just enjoyed it. And by enjoying it, because I loved it, it enabled me to get better at what I was doing, because there was a love behind it. – Lauryn Hill

Love and this close-knit family structure really helped to give me the confidence. To know that you have family to go back to is a help. It doesn’t always happen biologically. Sometimes God gives you family in other forms, but I was very blessed. I have a very strong biological family. – Lauryn Hill

Every time that God navigates my ship, there’s nothing cerebral going on. There’s very little thought. It’s almost as if I have the directions. Every time I try to do it myself, I’m conjuring up my own concoction and trying. – Lauryn Hill

I believe God will make a way. – Lauryn Hill

In my life the most influential people are people who are sort of brought to me, as opposed to people I seek out. – Lauryn Hill

I don’t need anybody to market or promote me. If people don’t want to hear this music, then it’s not for them. You cannot please everybody. – Lauryn Hill

I never did anything I’m really ashamed of. – Lauryn Hill

It’s funny – more people talk about my ‘babe-dom’ now than they did before I had a child. Whatever. I guess I’m a role model in hot pants now. That’s cool! – Lauryn Hill

We were all crazy about music and almost all the money we had, we spent for equipment. – Lauryn Hill

You say, Wait a minute, God, you spared me from a slave job in an office, and now I have a slave job onstage. I am not on that clock no more. – Lauryn Hill

As musicians and artists, it’s important we have an environment – and I guess when I say environment, I really mean the industry, that really nurtures these gifts. Oftentimes, the machine can overlook the need to take care of the people who produce the sounds that have a lot to do with the health and well-being of society. – Lauryn Hill

Since those who believe they need a hero/celebrity outnumber the actual heroes/celebrities, people feel safe and comfortably justified in numbers, committing egregious crimes in the name of the greater social ego. Ironically diminishing their own true hero-celebrity nature in the process. – Lauryn Hill

You don’t know how much artists go through to make it look so easy. It’s all in the practice. – Lauryn Hill

Our podium is the music. It’s really important that we stay focused, because things become misconstrued in the media. – Lauryn Hill

My concept of successful living is escaping the matrix. – Lauryn Hill

Everyone is in the same situation, at different levels and in different places. – Lauryn Hill

Everything is everything What is meant to be, will be After winter, must come spring Change, it comes eventually – Lauryn Hill

Tomorrow, our seeds will grow. All we need is dedication. – Lauryn Hill

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. – Lauryn Hill

My mother gave me a piece of bread, which was love and encouragement. The correction was the meat, the substance. And then she would sandwich that, sandwich that with another piece of bread, which was love and encouragement. That was very important in shaping and molding our morality, our understanding of ourselves, making sure that we didn’t think we were better than or less than anyone, feeling no more worthy or no less worthy than anyone else. – Lauryn Hill

For the past several years, I have remained what others would consider underground. I did this in order to build a community of people, like-minded in their desire for freedom and the right to pursue their goals and lives without being manipulated and controlled by a media protected military industrial complex with a completely different agenda. – Lauryn Hill

We don’t want people to have expectations of us, but then we have expectations of everybody else. – Lauryn Hill

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. – Lauryn Hill

I get really afraid of those little comforts, those things that make us feel like we did something great, because I’ve done nothing. I’ve done nothing. I mean that sincerely. – Lauryn Hill

I can give away everything I posses, but am without love, and I have no happiness – Lauryn Hill

I get out, I get out of all your boxes. I get out, you can’t hold me in these chains. I’ll get out. Father free me from this bondage. Knowin’ my condition is the reason I must change – Lauryn Hill

The sweetest thing I’ve ever known was like the kiss on the collarbone. – Lauryn Hill

To those supporters who were told that I abandoned them, that is untrue. I abandoned greed, corruption, and compromise, never you, and never the artistic gifts and abilities that sustained me. – Lauryn Hill

Think black love, think universal love. Just think love. – Lauryn Hill

You could get the money, you can get the power, but keep your eyes on the final hour. – Lauryn Hill

We call ourselves creators and we just copy. – Lauryn Hill

We’ve got to protect the music and make sure it never gets exploited. – Lauryn Hill

This life is a process of learning. – Lauryn Hill

Nobody’s going to force me to do something against my will. What do I owe anybody that I should submit my will to them? – Lauryn Hill

Tomorrow is always another day to make things right. – Lauryn Hill

I was hopeless, now I’m on Hope Road. – Lauryn Hill

Let me be patient, let me be kind, make me unselfish, without being blind. – Lauryn Hill

We don’t know love like we should. We always talk about ‘I have unconditional love’ unconditional love is… we don’t even know it. Because if a person stops stimulating us, we stop loving them. You’re not interesting to talk to anymore, goodbye. But that real love, that love that sometimes is difficult, difficult to have. That’s that love. And that’s a confidence builder. – Lauryn Hill

If everyone is a product of this society, who will say the things that need to be said, and do the things that need to be done, without compromise? Truth will never start out popular in a world more concerned with marketability than righteousness. It will initially suffer ridicule and even violence – yet ultimately it is undeniable. All of humanity is living in a dream world, but suffering real consequences. – Lauryn Hill

And deep in my heart. The answer, it was in me. And I made up my mind. To define my own destiny – Lauryn Hill

Don’t be a hard rock when you really are a gem! – Lauryn Hill

We should constantly be aspiring to reach higher and higher and higher. We should never be comfortable where we are. – Lauryn Hill

I am no longer going to become a fictional character to please people. That’s too much work. – Lauryn Hill

Love is an incredible thing but we don’t know love like we should. Unconditional love we don’t know it because if a person stops stimulating us, we stop loving them. – Lauryn Hill

Every day is a lesson in focus for me, and not buying into the world’s concept of what you have to be. I really try every day to be individual and not just in my style or my look or my music, but in my approach to life. – Lauryn Hill

Everything we do should be a result of our gratitude for what God has done for us. – Lauryn Hill

Never be afraid of not knowing. Find out. – Lauryn Hill

We can’t plan life. All we can do is be available for it. – Lauryn Hill

Loving you is like a Song I replay every 3 Minutes and 30 Seconds of every Day. – Lauryn Hill

Consequence is no coincidence. – Lauryn Hill

To me that’s a reflection of love, when someone can see you enjoying yourself, and want to participate, or want to encourage, or want to help you to do something that you enjoy. – Lauryn Hill

Anything that is not growing is dead. – Lauryn Hill

Once you compromise yourself in one way, you compromise yourself in another way. And you’ve just opened the door to compromise, mediocrity, settling. – Lauryn Hill

I had to confront my fears and master my every demonic thought about inferiority, insecurity, or the fear of being black, young, and gifted in this Western culture. – Lauryn Hill

It’s more important to be righteous than to be right. – Lauryn Hill

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. – Lauryn Hill

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. – Lauryn Hill

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. – Lauryn Hill

Now I may have faith/ to make mountains fall/ But if I lack love/ then I am nothin’ at all – Lauryn Hill

I don’t know anybody that’s not emotionally unstable or schizophrenic. – Lauryn Hill

I think what people are attracted to about me, if anything, is my passion. People got exposed to my passion through music and song first. – Lauryn Hill

I do support artists standing by their beliefs and walking with integrity. We have to find a better way to commercially exploit music while giving artists their proper respect. This cannot be done while taking their contributions for granted or trying to control the scope of their growth and power through threats and fear tactics. – Lauryn Hill

The less I have, the freer I am to do whatever I want to do. – Lauryn Hill

People need to understand that the Lauryn Hill they were exposed to in the beginning was all that was allowed in that arena at the time. I had to step away for the sake of the machine. I was being way too compromised. I felt uncomfortable having to smile in someone’s face when I really didn’t like them or know them well enough to like. – Lauryn Hill

When I have a creative insight, there is a high. I think back in the day, I made music as much as I did because it made me feel so good. I think you could argue that there is a creative addiction – but, you know, the healthy kind. – Lauryn Hill

I wouldn’t even hold my kids sometimes because I didn’t want them to spit up on me when I was dressed for an awards show. – Lauryn Hill

The danger I faced was not accepted as reasonable grounds for deferring my tax payments, as authorities, who despite being told all of this, still chose to pursue action against me, as opposed to finding an alternative solution. – Lauryn Hill

I need to be surrounded by people as passionate and as dedicated as I am. – Lauryn Hill

What was freely given to me, I freely give. – Lauryn Hill

Be honest, brutally honest. That is what’s going to maintain relationships. – Lauryn Hill

Reality is easy. It’s deception that’s the hard work. – Lauryn Hill

With The Fugees initially, and even with ‘Miseducation’, it was very hip-hop – always a singing over beats. I don’t think people have really heard me sing out. So if I do record again, perhaps it will have an expanded context. Where people can hear a bit more. – Lauryn Hill

From the first time someone says, Who do you think you are? we learn how to repress. – Lauryn Hill

I’m trying to open up my range and really sing more. With The Fugees initially, and even with ‘Miseducation,’ it was very hip-hop – always a singing over beats. I don’t think people have really heard me sing out. So if I do record again, perhaps it will have an expanded context. Where people can hear a bit more. – Lauryn Hill

I have a couple of all-time favorites: Donny Hathaway and Roberta Flack, Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell. – Lauryn Hill

When you’re young and everything dramatic is exciting, you start to believe that hype that, in order to be an artist, you have to suffer. I’ve graduated from that school. – Lauryn Hill

I tried to manipulate and control people, and I harbored resentment. I wanted to be forgiven, but I wouldn’t forgive others. – Lauryn Hill

I got into direct confrontation with everybody I love. – Lauryn Hill

We have to make sure the music and the message and the words and all the elements come through in our songs and every time we appear in public. – Lauryn Hill

Wow, this is so amazing. I thank God. This is crazy because this is hip-hop music. – Lauryn Hill

Like Cain and Abel, Caesar and Brutus, Jesus and Judas, back stabbers do this – Lauryn Hill

If they only showed Love, they would own love. – Lauryn Hill

I’m a mess but God is dealing with me every day. That’s what all these songs are about: problem, cause and solution. – Lauryn Hill

Being young and female in America, you watch a lot of T.V., and you grow up on false images of what love truly is. We think the man with the best rap will protect and save us, about it’s not usually that way. Then you learn love is something deeper and purer in form. – Lauryn Hill

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 – Lauryn Hill

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. – Lauryn Hill

I had to learn the hard way some really important life lessons. There was really no one there to say, don’t do this or don’t do that. – Lauryn Hill

Everything takes place in a season. There was a season when that’s all I did was listen to the music. Now I’m just in a place where I don’t listen, I create. And if I do listen there are specific things that I listen to, and for specific reasons. – Lauryn Hill

I rarely listen to the music for the sheer pleasure. I’m listening for the tool, I’m listening for the instrument, I’m listening for the art. – Lauryn Hill

I’m in a very close-knit, very, very tight family. My grandmother had 13 kids, so we had a lot of family like 50, 60 grandchildren and we all lived in Jersey, relatively in the same area. So every time there was something, my entire family was there. And I just believed everybody’s family was like that. – Lauryn Hill

I try not to have a day pass where I don’t read something from the Bible. It’s like my sustenance to me. – Lauryn Hill

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. – Lauryn Hill

If you love something and if you’re committed and diligent – the things happen! – Lauryn Hill

I don’t listen to a lot of music at all. I think that’s very bizarre too, because it was such a comfort zone for me. But I don’t know if I had my fill, but I don’t listen to a lot of music, because I’m creating it. – Lauryn Hill

I know there are certain gifts that each of us have. The gifts you don’t have to worry about so much, because God gave them to us. It’s the living, it’s the life, it’s the now. – Lauryn Hill

With the things that I love, I tried to put a couple seeds, a bunch of seeds in the ground and see what sprung up. Sometimes it was acting and sometimes it was music. But whatever it was I continued to plant. – Lauryn Hill

The honor to me has less to do with the award. To me that translates in the relationship that I have with the audience, and if my music is helpful to them, that’s the award. – Lauryn Hill

If I never won a Grammy, I would be satisfied, if in fact I could help people. I don’t say that because it sounds like something cool to say. – Lauryn Hill

The work is constant. There’s a time for rest, but I don’t believe in getting comfortable just because everyone says you’ve arrived. – Lauryn Hill

My parents had a love for music. There were so many records, so much music constantly being played. My mother played piano, my father sang, and we were always surrounded in music. – Lauryn Hill

Hypocrites always wanna play innocent – Lauryn Hill

I love being able to reach people directly, but in an ideal scenario, I would not have to rush the release of new music… but the message is still there, – Lauryn Hill

As painful as this thing has been I just can’t be with no one else. See I know what we’ve got to do. You let go, and I’ll let go too. ‘Cause no one’s hurt me more than you And no one ever will. – Lauryn Hill

I sit here before you trying to figure out how to pay a tax debt? If that’s not like enough to slavery, I don’t know. – Lauryn Hill

I have hour spurts when I feel fine and I can walk normal and stuff, other hours, I’m wobbling. I feel like there’s somebody behind me kicking my legs out from underneath me. The whole tumor symptom thing is crazy. It’s unpredictable. It really messes with your life. – Lauryn Hill

Sometimes we all need to take time and give thanks. – Lauryn Hill

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. – Lauryn Hill

We have these images, these icons before us that are not reality. – Lauryn Hill

I went to Jamaica for six months, and in Jamaica there was a lot of stillness. – Lauryn Hill

Our first album was a stupid mistake by the record company. They tried to sell us as an alternative act. A big mistake! – Lauryn Hill

Now you are meeting another Lauryn, so it’s good to be reintroduced. – Lauryn Hill

Just because I have a guitar, it doesn’t mean that changes me. I still rhyme, I still sing. – Lauryn Hill

I am up there onstage alone with that guitar. I don’t have to consider no one else and whether they are comfortable. I need very little. – Lauryn Hill

I have a problem with procrastination. I have a great deal of difficulty deciding what to wear. It’s a woman thing. – Lauryn Hill

I like a brother that cuts to the chase. – Lauryn Hill

I started to see that my concept of spirituality was totally wrong. – Lauryn Hill

I was unhappy with my life. I had acquired everything I thought I wanted, only to find out, This is it? – Lauryn Hill

I was very confused. I didn’t understand the difference between rebellion against God and rebellion against the system that’s not God. – Lauryn Hill

From the time that you are a child, you grow up repressing yourself. – Lauryn Hill

For a while, the genre seemed to be just about sex and crime. Rappers are storytellers; the stories don’t need to be true! – Lauryn Hill

I play my enemies like a game of chess – Lauryn Hill

We think the man with the best rap will protect and save us, but it’s not usually that way. Love is something deeper and purer. – Lauryn Hill

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