If I should fall asleep and death takes me away,
Don’t be surprised son, I wasn’t put here to stay.

Lauryn Hill, “Family Business,” from The Fugees’ The Score, 1996

And even after all my logic and my theory, I add a ‘motherfucker’ so you ignorant niggas hear me.

Lauryn Hill, “Zealots,” from The Fugees’ The Score, 1996. More from Ms. Hill…

I know you don’t wanna hear my opinion,
There come many paths and you must choose one.
And if you don’t change then the rain soon come.
See, you might win some, but you just lost one.

Lauryn Hill, “Lost Ones,” The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, 1998. More Lauryn Hill quotes