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15 Of JAY-Z’s Best Quotes On Parenting

All he needs in this life of sin is Bey, Blue, Sir, and Rumi.

Feeling loved is the most important thing a child needs, you know? Not 'Here's this business that I’m going to hand over to you, that I'm creating for you.’

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What if my child doesn't want to be in music or sports? I have no idea, right? But as long as your child feels supported, and feels loved, I think anything is possible.

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It’s easy for us, as human beings, to want our children to do certain things, but we have no idea. We're just guides.

Providing — that’s not love. Being there — that’s more important.

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We’re driving and I hear a little voice, ‘Dad I didn’t like when you told me to get in the car the way you told me, It hurt my feelings’ and I was like ‘that’s the most beautiful thing you ever said to me.’

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The most important thing I think out of all this is to teach compassion and to identify with everyone’s struggle and to know these people made these sacrifices for us to be where we are and to push that forward — for us.

I’m not heartbroken at this point in my life, I feel grateful every day. I wake up, I look around, I look at my kids, they’re healthy.

I thought I would be more inspired to have all these new feelings to talk about, but I really just want to hang out with my daughter. I want to enjoy this time for what it is.

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She’s my biggest fan. If no one bought the Magna Carta (album), the fact that she loves it so much, it gives me the greatest joy.

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The most amazing feeling I feel. Words can't describe the feeling, for real. Baby, I paint the sky blue. My greatest creation was you.

The most beautifulest thing in this world is daddy's little girl.

We were kids without fathers, so we found our fathers on wax and on the streets and in history, and in a way, that was a gift. We got to pick and choose the ancestors who would inspire the world we were going to make for ourselves.

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I apologize, often womanize, took for my child to be born to see through a woman’s eyes. Took for these natural twins to believe in miracles. Took me too long for this song. I don’t deserve you.

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When you're growing up, your dad is your superhero. Once you've let yourself fall that in love with someone, once you put him on such a high pedestal and he lets you down, you never want to experience that pain again.

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