If you're not careful, the newspapers will have you hating the people who are being oppressed, and loving the people who are doing the oppressing.— Malcolm X
Undeniable African American Love quotations
Your mind will always believe everything you tell it. Feed it hope. Feed it truth. Feed it with love.
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.
Never be limited by other people's limited imaginations.
The secret to living well and longer is: eat half, walk double, laugh triple and love without measure.
A moment of anger can destroy a lifetime of work, whereas a moment of love can break barriers that took a lifetime to build.
Unconditional love will have the final word in reality.
Hate is too great a burden to bear.
Everyone comes with baggage. Find someone who loves you enough to help you unpack.
It doesn't matter what you all think, what you all say about me, because when I go home at night, the same people that I look in the face, my family that I love, that's all that really matters to me.
Great men cultivate love...only little men cherish a spirit of hatred
Listen to yourself, not the noise of the world. Only you know what is right for you.
I hope to arrive to my death, late, in love and a little drunk.
I looked at my hands to see if I was the same person.
Look to a day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin.
Embrace struggle... It is your greatest teacher.
How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.
Don't ever think I fell for you, or fell over you. I didn't fall in love, I rose in it.
You have seen how a man was made a slave; you shall see how a slave was made a man.
What are you doing for others?
To love a person is to see all of their magic, and to remind them of it when they have forgotten.
Sometimes we have to lose our way to find out what we really want, for we often ignore our needs until we are lost.
I love "Phenomenal Woman." The experiences she had of being African American in the U.S. - that itself is a task. I appreciate the hardships Maya Angelou went through for our generation. I'm super influenced by the black people that paved the way for us.
I'm a lover not a fighter.
Take a lover who looks at you like maybe you are magic.
If the past is not resolved, future relationships will suffer.
Let your heart heal, before you open the door to another.
Let choice whisper in your ear and love murmur in your heart. Be ready. Here comes life.
Racism is not an excuse to not do the best you can.
Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.
You will only find the happiness you seek when you drop your negative attitude towards life, embrace life and be happy.
I am so hip even my errors are correct
We have before us the glorious opportunity to inject a new dimension of love into the veins of our civilization.
Sometimes the strongest people are the ones who love beyond all faults, cry behind closed doors and fight battles that nobody knows about.
I would love to get a role that changes the landscape of being an African American woman in television and film.
This is what I am learning, at 82 years old: the main thing is to be in love with the search for truth.
I refuse to accept the view . . . that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality.
Two things you will never have to chase: true friends and true love.
Understand that you own nothing. Everything that surrounds you is temporary. Only the love in your heart will last forever.
I love my own culture. I love my African-American culture very deeply, and I know it deserves to be honored. You have to be aware that people are suffering unjustly, and given our own history we have a duty to stand for the people who are being treated like our parents and grandparents and children were treated.
I'm proud to be an American. I'm proud to be an African American in America. I've had some interesting experiences: some great, some not so great, but I love it here.
If I cut you off chances are you handed me the scissors.
We were so young, so in love, and so in debt.
As we women know, there are so many other hurdles that we have to cross that I would love it if we could stop having the race conversation so that we can get women further on. You know, a female president now that we have an African American president. Maybe we can get an Asian female, a gay person?
Here's what my love affair with quotations has taught me: the more you focus on words that uplift you, the more you embody the ideas contained in those words.
I could fall in love with a sumo wrestler if he told stories and made me laugh.
Obviously, it would be easier if someone was African-American and lived next door and went to the same church. Because then I wouldn't have to translate.
My audience went, 'Wait, why is she singing jazz? What's going on?' And then they went, 'Oh, because she can. Because she loves it.' And jazz, a music invented by the African-American community, is the greatest art form, I believe, to have ever come out of this country.