African American Quotes About Love


The greatest lie ever told about love is that it sets you free. Zadie Smith

Never be limited by other people's limited imaginations. Mae Jemison

I am the dream and the hope of the slave Maya Angelou

You have seen how a man was made a slave; you shall see how a slave was made a man. Frederick Douglass

Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave, I am the dream and the hope of the slave. I rise. I rise. I rise. Maya Angelou

Racism is not an excuse to not do the best you can. Arthur Ashe

I looked at my hands to see if I was the same person. Harriet Tubman

I am not tragically colored. There is no great sorrow dammed up in my soul, nor lurking behind my eyes. I do not mind at all. Zora Neale Hurston

I do not weep at the world I am too busy sharpening my oyster knife. Zora Neale Hurston

I would love to get a role that changes the landscape of being an African American woman in television and film. Candice Patton

Michael Jackson fundamentally altered the terms of the debate about African American music. Michael Eric Dyson

I really don't think life is about the I-could-have-beens. Life is only about the I-tried-to-do. I don't mind the failure but I can't imagine that I'd forgive myself if I didn't try. Nikki Giovanni

It's exciting to me that Ride Along is a movie that has two African American leads, but it's even more exciting to me that it's not a movie about two African American leads. They just happen to be African American. It's a universal story. It's a story about a guy in love with a girl, and he's gotta get the approval of the overbearing, mean brother. That's a universal theme. Will Packer

[According to Twitter] 24 percent of American Twitter users are African-American. That's about twice as high as African-Americans are represented in the population. Ethan Zuckerman

I was raised to believe that excellence is the best deterrent to racism or sexism. And that's how I operate my life. Oprah Winfrey

I felt somehow for many years that George Washington and Alexander Hamilton just left me out by mistake. But through the process of amendment, interpretation, and court decision, I have finally been included in 'We, the people.' Barbara Jordan

Revolution is a serious thing, the most serious thing about a revolutionarys life. When one commits oneself to the struggle, it must be for a lifetime. Angela Davis

You're either part of the solution or you're part of the problem. Eldridge Cleaver

In the long, nonillustrious history of white people pilfering African American culture, have I just perpetrated that? I'm motivated by a love for the music and by a love of the performances, and I really hope I haven't done anything bad. Moby

People can graduate from beauty school and know everything about white hair and nothing about African-American hair. Tracie Thoms



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