I have a thing for doors. I always think of them as a threshold to something new.

You know, as I get older, personal happiness is all about love. It's all about love. You know, how I'm loved and how I love my family and my husband. That to me is happiness, when I feel like I am loved and I have a place to love deeply. That to me is happiness.

When I believe in something, I'm very passionate. I don't take 'no' for an answer.

I feel a real responsibility to my community and so right now there has been this bizarre myth in our community how our vote doesn't count. I'm trying to get out there and re-educate on how the government works and break that myth and talk about the importance of being involved.

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've always been a caretaker; I think a lot of women are. We take care of everybody else first, and very rarely do we think about ourselves.

You can be committed to somebody because of ego: 'I said I was going to be with this joker for the rest of my life, so I'm just going to do it.' Or you can be committed because you have a deeply rooted connection.

My music is like my freedom space.

I had to get into a place for myself of thinking what I would create for myself if I didn't have to worry about making money.

I never stop being a mother and I never stop being an artist. You understand? Which is probably why my kids are so creative, because it's not separated.

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

Oh, I laugh hard every day. I mean, my husband is Will Smith! I'm telling you, that's one of the joys of being married to him. My life full of laughter. Thank God I have him. My life is full of laughter because of that man.

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.

I'm scared of clowns.

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

I've always wanted to have the ability to do what I want to do. And there are so many things that I want to do because I love acting, I love directing, I love producing, I love being a mother, I love being a wife. If I had to choose one, just would put me in the crazy house.

I think that with marriages, people have to understand that you have to look at your marriage and understand what is needed in your marriage - not what people think your marriage should be or what people want your marriage to be.

When I was growing up, my mother only put her foot down once: She said, 'You are going to college.' And that was a lifesaving moment. But she never talked to me about my clothes or hair. So I learned how to parent my kids through her.

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

Will and I are yin and yang. He's all sky, vast and bright and soaring, and I'm all earth. I'm here to ground him, and he's here to help me fly.

I think that old school style of 'I'm your parent and I'm greater than you' doesn't work. What I establish with my children is a partnership.

What you're willing to sacrifice is the measurement of how you love - at least it is for me.

I'm in this whole flow of doing certain art pieces without commerce.

I find fame to be quite unnatural. Humans are not built for extreme adoration.

I can't cook! It's genetic. My grandmother can't cook, my mother can't cook. I was raised to believe you eat because your body needs fuel for energy, so I eat super foods.

We all think there is a formula, (but) as long as we love our children, that's really the only solid thing I know that works across the board.

I really look at children as being little people and not necessarily things or people to control.

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.

Nobody I know would have expected me to marry Will, and nobody he knows would have expected him to marry me because we are so opposite. Yet we're perfect for each other.

We have to understand that we should, at all times, have the right and the power to make decisions about our bodies. And that is an idea that must be taught at a young age. You can't wait until a person is 18 years old and say, 'Now you have the right'. You have to start that from the gate.

Tupac and I were just close friends because we had such an insatiable drive and passion for acting and entertainment.

Art should never be limited - the beauty of art is that it gives us the freedom to go places where we wouldn't go to in our normal lives. Inside, I'm just so many different people. I go from the pretty girl on the red carpet to the singer at Ozzfest, spitting in the crowd. That's Jada.

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

I'm not one about trying to slow things down. What I try to do is create an atmosphere for my family where we can pretty much have whatever.

I'm the glue that keeps it all together. I'm the nucleus of an entertainment family. My day-to-day is making decisions to keep life above water.

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.

I don't think I've made my favorite film yet. But I loved 'Bamboozled.' 'Bamboozled' to me is off the chain. It's definitely in the ranking. I loved 'Bamboozled.'

I don't have to go around trying to save everybody anymore; that's not my job.

Controversy is always a beautiful thing. I love controversy and I try to fan it as much as I can without having my husband's head pop off!

I might get some more animals or something, but I'm done with the kids. I got a boy, I got a girl, and I got an older boy. I'm straight.

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

People love in different ways. You may have a man who brings you flowers every Monday but doesn't give two hooty-hoots about Valentine's Day. Just because he doesn't give you a valentine doesn't mean he doesn't love you!

Willow and I definitely talked about doing a collaboration. She really loves rock music, so she wants to come on and get crazy with me on a track. Which I would love, because she has a fantastic voice.

Here's the thing, men have to also mature in how they see women, too. Because they need to understand that it's not just about how we look, it's about who we are. And I am going to tell you like this, 'If you can't love me with short hair, and you telling me I got to have long hair to be loved, guess what, I ain't the one for you.'

I think women who lead full lives are better mothers.

Human spirit, things that aren't tangible, fascinate me, so I'm always researching mind, spirit, soul.

I just want pieces of the world.

What is the thing that Will could do to make me not love him? That would make me abandon him? I can't think of one. I'm sorry. Except if he did something bad to the kids - now we've got a problem.