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 Health Quote

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.

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 Nature Quotes

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.

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 Fear Quotes

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

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 Music Quotes