Quotes About Black

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J.K. Rowling
“We've all got both light and dark inside us. What matters is the part we choose to act on. That's who we really are.”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Bob Marley
“I don't stand for black man's side, I don't stand for white man's side, I stand for God's side.”
Bob Marley

Johnny Cash
“I wore black because I liked it. I still do, and wearing it still means something to me. It's still my symbol of rebellion -- against a stagnant status quo, against our hypocritical houses of God, against people whose minds are closed to others' ideas.”
Johnny Cash

Coco Chanel
“Women think of all colors except the absence of color. I have said that black has it all. White too. Their beauty is absolute. It is the perfect harmony.”
Coco Chanel, Chanel

J.R. Ward
“Vengeance was one hell of a roommate.”
J.R. Ward, Dark Lover

Chris Rock
“Yeah, I love being famous. It's almost like being white, y'know?”
Chris Rock

Henry Ford
“Any customer can have a car painted any colour that he wants so long as it is black.”
Henry Ford

“Black man cleans the streets but mustn't walk freely on the pavement; Black man must build houses for the white man but cannot live in them; Black man cooks the white man's food but eats what is left over. Don't listen to anyone bluff you and say Black and white are brothers.”
Es’kia Mphahlele

“Black is not sad. Bright colors are what depresses me. They’re so… empty. Black is poetic. How do you imagine a poet? In a bright yellow jacket? Probably not.”
Ann Demeulemeester

J.R. Ward
“Sometimes in life, from out of a myriad of prosaic decisions like what to eat and where to sleep and how to dress, a true crossroads is revealed. In these moments, when the fog of relative irrelevancy lifts and fate rolls out a demand for free will, there is only left or right – no option of four-by-fouring into the underbrush between two paths, no negotiating with the choice that has been presented. You must answer the call and pick your way. And there is no reverse. ”
J.R. Ward, Lover Avenged

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
“Relaxing your hair is like being in prison. You're caged in. Your hair rules you. You didn't go running with Curt today because you don't want to sweat out this straightness. You're always battling to make your hair do what it wasn't meant to do.”
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Americanah

Stephen King
“the man in black travels with your soul in his pocket.”
Stephen King, The Gunslinger

Holly Black
“I would remain nearer you for what time there is."

"Gone in one faerie sigh," she quoted.

Leather-clad fingers brushed over her short hair, rested on her cheek. "I can hold my breath.”
Holly Black, Valiant

Munia Khan
“All shadows of clouds the sun cannot hide
like the moon cannot stop oceanic tide;
but a hidden star can still be smiling
at night's black spell on darkness, beguiling”
Munia Khan

Yana Toboso
“And that is why I hate dogs."
" . . . woof."
--Sebastian and Ceiel”
Yana Toboso

Toni Morrison
“Black literature is taught as sociology, as tolerance, not as a serious, rigorous art form.”
Toni Morrison

Alice Sebold
“The stains could be seen only in the sunlight, so Ruth was never really aware of them until later, when she would stop at an outdoor cafe for a cup of coffee, and look down at her skirt and see the dark traces of spilled vodka or whiskey. The alcohol had the effect of making the black cloth blacker. This amused her; she had noted in her journal: 'booze affects material as it does people'.”
Alice Sebold, The Lovely Bones

Holly Black
“We got it." Val grinned and lifted her fist. "Wonder twin powers activate!"
Ruth grinned back, knocking her fist into Val's. "Shape of two fucking lunatics.”
Holly Black, Valiant

P.C. Cast
“Then your heart is a black, shriveled thing, because you absolutely betray me.”
P.C. Cast, Untamed

Stephen King
“They had discovered one could grow as hungry for light as for food.”
Stephen King, The Gunslinger

Jon Stewart
“We've come from the same history - 2000 years of persecution - we've just expressed our sufferings differently. Blacks developed the blues. Jews complained, we just never thought of putting it to music.”
Jon Stewart

Stephen King
“They were close to the end of the beginning . . .”
Stephen King, The Gunslinger

Mircea Eliade
“It was lunar symbolism that enabled man to relate and connect such heterogeneous things as: birth, becoming, death, and ressurection; the waters, plants, woman, fecundity, and immortality; the cosmic darkness, prenatal existence, and life after death, followed by the rebirth of the lunar type ("light coming out of darkness"); weaving, the symbol of the "thread of life," fate, temporality, and death; and yet others. In general most of the ideas of cycle, dualism, polarity, opposition, conflict, but also of reconciliation of contraries, of coincidentia oppositorum, were either discovered or clarified by virtue of lunar symbolism. We may even speak of a metaphysics of the moon, in the sense of a consistent system of "truths" relating to the mode of being peculiar to living creatures, to everything in the cosmos that shares in life, that is, in becoming, growth and waning, death and ressurrection.”
Mircea Eliade, The Sacred and the Profane: The Nature of Religion

Bill Cosby
“It isn't a matter of black is beautiful as much as it is white is not all that's beautiful. ”
Bill Cosby

Victor Hugo
“I see black light (his last words)”
Victor Hugo

Carter G. Woodson
“At this moment, then, the Negroes must begin to do the very thing which they have been taught that they cannot do.”
Carter G. Woodson

Stephen King
“Once again there was the desert, and that only.”
Stephen King, The Gunslinger

Lewis Black
“I don't know if you've noticed, but our two-party system is a bowl of shit looking at itself in the mirror.”
Lewis Black

Sanjo Jendayi
“When asked why I am single, my reply is simply; I consider myself a black pearl rare in my authenticity, adding a mysterious beauty to the select few who can recognize & even fewer who appreciate my worth. So instead of dating, I throw myself into working in the field. If my Boaz recognizes me amongst the black rocks...great! If not, the magnificence of my rarity will simply radiate onto those working the fields as well in the form of teaching, which is what I do.”
Sanjo Jendayi

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