Stephanie Mills quotes

  • The sun is the only safe nuclear reactor, situated as it is some ninety-three million miles away.
    -- Stephanie Mills

    #Nuclear #Safe #Sun

  • Wonder is our erotic affiliation with all of life. If we develop this, enjoy it, and follow its promptings, our wants will be fewer and our needs plainer.
    -- Stephanie Mills

    #Needs #Want #Wonder

  • Seeing is a gift that comes with practice.
    -- Stephanie Mills

    #Practice #Vision

  • It's the best thing ever - I love being a mom. This is my only child. My career was a priority earlier in my life, but now my son is definitely the priority.
    -- Stephanie Mills

    #Mom #Children #Son

  • We cannot learn freedom and responsibility within the confines of our own species. We cannot understand life and death and what they are for in exclusively human terms. Without that which is wild, the world becomes a cell block.
    -- Stephanie Mills

    #Block #Responsibility #Cells

  • As the ongoing industrial crusade to turn all earthly life to commercial purpose relentlessly impoverishes the biosphere and human culture, our living images of graceful possibility dwindle.
    -- Stephanie Mills

    #Ongoing #Culture #Purpose

  • It's far too easy to qualify as an eccentric nowadays.
    -- Stephanie Mills

    #Eccentric #Easy

  • Be it sculpture, poetry, or narrative fraught with terrible insight... art does endure. It troubles and pleases, inspires, and reminds us that humanity is ever capable of adding to the sum of the world's grave beauty.
    -- Stephanie Mills

    #Art #Inspire #Humanity

  • A person with friends need never be bored. There is always more to fathom and enjoy in the complexity of others, and always the possibility of finding a way to delight them.
    -- Stephanie Mills

    #Boredom #Delight #Way

  • Despair is not a particularly respectable condition and yet despair and delight alternate like systole and diastole in my heart.
    -- Stephanie Mills

    #Heart #Despair #Delight

  • It is said that the American vocabulary has declined by half in the past few decades. It's a tragic instance of desertification following upon monocultural commodity production, the clear-cutting of written and spoken English.
    -- Stephanie Mills

    #Cutting #Past #Vocabulary

  • Small groups have always been the locus of change. What they do, in a sometimes offhand way, is constellate new cultural forms and give birth to the unexpected. Sometimes the talk is the thing, sometimes the feeling. When we risk talking about something we really care about it's infectious. Like any good infection, such talk can produce heat, a fever of intellectual excitement.
    -- Stephanie Mills

    #Talking #Giving #Feelings

  • I'm 47 years old. I couldn't compete with Beyonce. I'm not competing with anyone. I've already established myself as an artist. I've been in this business for 30 years. There's no reason for me to compete with anyone.
    -- Stephanie Mills

    #Artist #Years #Reason

  • I don't drink, I don't smoke and I don't party.
    -- Stephanie Mills

    #Party #Drink

  • I enjoy being single, but I loved being married.
    -- Stephanie Mills

    #Wedding #Being Single #Married

  • I believe entertainers should know what's going on and do their own banking.
    -- Stephanie Mills

    #Believe #Banking #Should

  • Lifestyle and livelihood are pivotal moral issues.
    -- Stephanie Mills

    #Issues #Moral #Lifestyle

  • Millions have been taken from me. If you are not on top of it and you make a lot of money, and you trust business managers, then, yes, money will be taken from you.
    -- Stephanie Mills

    #Taken

  • Everything that's old is new, and everything that's new is old.
    -- Stephanie Mills

  • I don't know what it takes to make marriage work, but I'm going to keep trying until I get it right. I haven't given up on love or marriage.
    -- Stephanie Mills

    #Trying #Never Quit #Quitting

  • Therapy can help you grow. Fears will just disappear.
    -- Stephanie Mills

    #Helping #Disappear #Grows

  • Most women don't like good men. They say they want a good buy, but most women always wind up with the bad boy.
    -- Stephanie Mills

    #Men #Boys #Wind

  • This is something I love to do. I've never had any other job. I love singing and entertaining.
    -- Stephanie Mills

    #Jobs #Sight #Singing

  • Restoration ecology is experimental science, a science of love and altruism. In its attempts to reverse the processes of ecosystem degradation it runs exactly counter to the market system, to land speculation, to the whole cultural attitude of regarding the Earth as commodity rather than community. It is a soft-souled science.
    -- Stephanie Mills

    #Running #Attitude #Land

  • What little wilderness remains displays the patterns we must return to, if our species and as many others as now remain are to persist here a while. Ideally this would call for a broad cultural rapprochment with the wild, a long overdue armistice in civilization's war upon it.
    -- Stephanie Mills

    #War #Civilization #Long

  • Given the diverse raiment life sports, one never knows what the guises of the gods may be.
    -- Stephanie Mills

    #Sports #May #Given

  • The impermanence of the universe is manifest, inescapable. I know that, yet I am immoderately attached to this life, these pleasures, this place.
    -- Stephanie Mills

    #Pleasure #This Life #Impermanence

  • Time clocks rob the world of wild possibility. That's what they're for.
    -- Stephanie Mills

    #World #Possibility #Clock

  • My spirituality is parochial, terrestrial. I do qualify as a W.I.T.C.H. , but my irrecular practice and impromptu rituals don't aim at producing any dramatic results except, perhaps, in me.
    -- Stephanie Mills

    #Practice #Spirituality #Dramatic

  • Solitude is rich but seldom hilarious.
    -- Stephanie Mills

    #Solitude #Rich

  • It's the artist's duty to have an artist's life, somehow to obtain time and freedom and then to muster the desire and discipline to make good work out of the life, whether that goodness is in the world's aesthetics, its radicalism, its candor, its singularity, or its universality.
    -- Stephanie Mills

    #Responsibility #Artist #Work Out

  • Enjoying the least things - a chill glass of water, a moment of play with the cat, the sight of sunlight caught in the frost spangling the locust twigs - is a form of prayer.
    -- Stephanie Mills

    #Prayer #Cat #Sight

  • A life alert to simple pleasures, with perception cultivated and attuned to beauty, and a large capacity for friendship can serve us well come what may...
    -- Stephanie Mills

    #Simple #Perception #May

  • It may be an information age, but... It takes more work to earn more money to be overwhelmed by more information that does not equal knowledge or wisdom.
    -- Stephanie Mills

    #Age #May #Information

  • Friendships offer good practice in accepting the transience of experience and the persistence of feeling.
    -- Stephanie Mills

    #Friendship #Persistence #Practice

  • Jazz voices that unvanquishable, natural will toward creaativity and self-expression, depite everything, in the here and now.
    -- Stephanie Mills

    #Music #Self #Expression

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