30 Jada Pinkett Smith Quotes That Make the Best Advice

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These Jada Pinkett Smith Quotes Work as Advice to Any of Your Life Problems

I don't know about the rest of you, but I am completely and utterly obsessed with the Smith family.

They are as tight-knit as it gets and far more supportive of each other than any other family I know. If they'd be so kind as to adopt me, I could die happily.

There's one member of this crew that I am slightly more in love with than all that rest, and that is Jada Pinkett Smith. Not a more perfect woman has graced this earth. All the positive words I could use to describe her somehow feel meaningless, because she's just so freaking fantastic, it's hard to put into sentences.

I'm particularly fond of the sage advice she offers the world, mainly because I need to soak up all the words of wisdom I can to get through the day. So, I'm passing along her words to you.

Read some of the most inspiring Jada Pinkett Smith quotes below!

Best Jada Pinkett Smith Quotes

  • "Worry about being respected. Never worry about being liked, because that's a trap."

  • "When I'm tired, I rest. I say, 'I can't be a superwoman today.'"

  • "It's not about what you tell your children, but how you show them how to live life."

  • "Women, you can have it all—a loving man, devoted husband, loving children, a fabulous career."

  • "It's very important to prioritize. I know, for me, my family comes first. That makes every decision very easy."

  • "I can be formidable and feminine. It took me a long time to realize that. Now I'm able to be strong but not feel like I've got to act like a dude."

  • "I learned that surrounding myself with people who are able to help me is like being surrounded by tangible godliness."

  • "My music is like my freedom space."

  • "We are the women who marched from cotton fields into fields of medicine, entertainment, and the White House."

  • "You always have to remember to take care of yourself, first and foremost. Because when you stop taking care of yourself, you get out of balance and you really forget how to take care of others."

Inspiring Jada Pinkett Smith Quotes

  • "My belief is that communication is the best way to create strong relationships."

  • "I think, as women, we have to stop being scared to be the women we want to be and we have to raise our daughters to be the women they want to be—not the women we think they should be."

  • "I do a lot of reading, meditating, and praying to stay as grounded as I can be in this crazy world."

  • "Do whatever rejuvenates you. It might be a cooking class, cocktails with the girls, or just private time with the hubby. We all have our moments where we run out of steam because we've given everything we've got to everyone else. Whoever decided that was a good thing? It's not. Everyone needs to refuel."

  • "If I had my way, I'd wear jewelry, a great pair of heels and nothing else."

  • "I would say being deeply involved in the art world would help keep a young artist on track. Doing what you love, so that your focus is your artistry."

  • "Every relationship needs work: parental relationships, friendships, relationships with lovers, spouses—even enemies. The idea that good relationships don't need work is a romanticized [notion] I find really damaging…. It is so interesting, because we give so much leniency to our friends; they can come and go. Yet we don't give that to the people with whom we are most intimate."

  • "How can we ask for our young stars to have a high level of responsibility if we are not demonstrating that same level of responsibility towards them?"

  • "Don't take your health for granted. Don't take your body for granted. Do something today that communicates to your body that you desire to care for it. Tomorrow is not promised."

  • "I just think, as women, we have to give ourselves room to be individuals. So when a woman makes a decision for herself, we as women shouldn't set those hardcore boundaries for another woman. Just like we don't want men setting hardcore boundaries for us."

Empowering Jada Pinkett Smith Quotes

  • "I don't get afraid in talking about subject matter that may spark controversy, and I'm not afraid to not be liked. I think that sometimes people pay too much attention to being liked, and it's paralyzing."

  • "I have been affected by gossip and I know people who have been, too. I've seen marriages destroyed by gossip. It is cruel. At the end of the day, all that matters is: Do you love what you see when you look in the mirror? That is it, baby."

  • "Good mothers make all kinds of choices. Making a decision that might sound selfish does not make a woman a bad mother."

  • "I try my best to confront situations because I know, at the end of the day, you can deal with it or it will deal with you. I've had enough experience to know that that's how it goes down. There's no going around it."

  • "A friend taught me that that it's okay and good and safe for women to take time and talk with each other."

  • "For people to be able to sit down together and have a conversation, that's the power of love."

  • "I would say being deeply involved in the art world would help keep a young artist on track. Doing what you love, so that your focus is your artistry."

  • "Women need to attack those negative voices they have in their head."

  • "I won't sell my soul to the devil, but I do want success and I don't think that's bad."

  • "There's a lot of shame we carry in our skin, but a lot of healing can come from us confronting our bodies and scraping off the shame.

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