9 Inspirational Quotes From Black Authors



It may not be Black History Month, but we're still celebrating black authors over here, everyday! Here are 10 incredible inspirational quotes on otherness, representation, and love by black authors of yesterday and today:



  • "I'm a firm believer that language and how we use language determines how we act, and how we act then determines our lives and other people's lives."
-Ntzozake Shange

  • "When You already feel like everything about you makes you stand out, it just makes more sense to find as many ways to blend in as you can."
-Leah Johnson (You Should See Me in a Crown)
  • "One of the most valuable traits is persistence."
-Octavia E. Butler
  • "Stories can be used to power and to humanize".
-Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

  • "Your crown has been bought and paid for. All you must do is put it on."
-James Baldwin

  • "If you are always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be."
-Maya Angelou
  • "Your life is already artful, waiting, just waiting, for you to make it art."
-Toni Morrison

  • "Maybe I'm holding out hope that one day, someday, things will change."
-Nicola Yoon (Everything, Everything)

  • "What's the point of having a voice if you're gonna be silent in those moments that you shouldn't be?"
-Angie Thomas (The Hate U Give)
Did these quotes inspire you? Which one hit the hardest? Comment below to start the discussion!



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