Black Women Writers Quotes

Quotes tagged as "black-women-writers" (showing 1-17 of 17)
Maquita Donyel Irvin
“she was completely whole
and yet never fully complete”
Maquita Donyel Irvin, Stories of a Polished Pistil: Lace and Ruffles

Maquita Donyel Irvin
“The depths of her thoughts will have you never wanting to surface for air...”
Maquita Donyel Irvin, Stories of a Polished Pistil: Lace and Ruffles

bell hooks
“No black woman writer in this culture can write ‘too much’. Indeed, no woman writer can write ‘too much’…No woman has ever written enough”
bell hooks, remembered rapture: the writer at work

Audre Lorde
“The master's tools will never dismantle the master's house. They may allow us to temporarily beat him at his own game, but they will never enable us to bring about genuine change.”
Audre Lorde, Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches

Malebo Sephodi
“The voice of a Black woman should always be HERSELF ...

No edits - no erasure - no pressure - no expectations - no additions - no intruders”
Malebo Sephodi

Randi Pink
“Black skin was filled with so many barriers, so many restrictions, so many.”
Randi Pink, Into White

Maquita Donyel Irvin
“Fantasy like thought that no man could rain
Just let her reign
Run wild with her unafraid
Of any rain storms
They only wash the mud away and make way
For double rainbows and sunny days”
Maquita Donyel Irvin, Stories of a Polished Pistil: Lace and Ruffles

Lorene Cary
“It didn't occur to me that I never named my own mystery illness the spring before (except to misdiagnose it to friends as mono), because I'd been afraid to admit, even to my mother, how much I'd wanted to lie down somewhere and hide. Black women, tall and strong as cypress trees, didn't pull that. Pain and shame and cowardice and fear had to be kept secret.”
Lorene Cary, Black Ice

Monica Millner
“We can all agree that tea is good for the body. However, tea is very good for our hair too.”
Monica Millner, The Natural Hair Journal

Maquita Donyel Irvin
“...I fell asleep and had a dream that a king was liquidated by a group of kind faces....”
Maquita Donyel Irvin, Stories of a Polished Pistil: Lace and Ruffles

Ella December
“A body so poetic, every curve is a verse.”
Ella December

Malebo Sephodi
“Quote Black Women to keep their words ablaze beyond any fire”
Malebo Sephodi

Ella December
“I love… I love black women.” My first reaction was to laugh and then smile. “You see I love that when you smile. I love your lips and your cheekbones. I love the fullness and that everlasting youth. I love the colour and how it comes in so many shades but none grey. The spectrum of heavenly chocolate to golden honey is irresistible. I love the variety of your beauty.”
Ella December

Malebo Sephodi
“I love science, current affairs, engines, bikes,lipsticks, human behaviour”
Malebo Sephodi, Miss Behave