Some of my favorite Black writer’s quotes


  • “We write for the same reason that we walk, talk, climb mountains or swim the oceans – because we can. We have some impulse within us that makes us want to explain ourselves to other human beings.” – Maya Angelou
  • “these hips have never been enslaved,
    they go where they want to go
    they do what they want to do.
    these hips are mighty hips.
    these hips are magic hips” -Lucille Clifton
  • “If there’s a book you really want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.” -Toni Morrison
  • “Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.” -Harriet Tubman
  • “Don’t wait around for other people to be happy for you. Any happiness you get you’ve got to make yourself.” -Alice Walker
  • “An artist must be free to choose what he does, certainly, but he must also never be afraid to do what he might choose.” -Langston Hughes
  • “Grab the broom of anger and drive off the beast of fear.” -Zora Neale Hurston
  • “You have a color of your own- Dark chocolate,
    You have a culture your own- Hip pop,
    You have a revival of your own- Harlem Renaissance,
    You are the spot on a ladybug that adds its beauty,
    You are the pupil of an eye,
    You are the vastness of space,
    You are the richness of soil,
    You are the sweetness of dark chocolate,
    You are the mystery in nature,
    Blessed Black chocolate, God has made You to rule the Land, that made You a slave.”
    ― Luffina Lourduraj

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