Favourite Quotes

"Night was the real measure of love, Hortensia thought. Anything can sparkle in the daylight. But night - that was when humanity got tested..." Yewande Omotoso, The Woman Next Door  
"To them a woman's lot was just babies and more babies."- A Cowrie of Hope 
"The world is fire. It can burn a life to nothing."- A Cowrie of Hope 
"Even if you are afraid, do it anyway. We learn to work when we are tired, so we can learn to work when we are afraid."- Audre Lorde 
"This was the price she was paying for having placed her whole life in the hands of a man, for having  forgotten to hold her destiny in her own hands, even as she had been married."- A Cowrie of Hope
"I'm going to answer your question, but you have to promise me that the next time you meet a new father, you ask him how he's balancing his work and the responsibilities of fatherhood."- Chimamanda . N. Adichie 
"I write because I have authority from life to do so."- Bessie Head 
"Books saved you... they sustained you. They enabled you to better yourself. What society refused you, they granted."- Mariama Bรข 
"Where there is a woman there is magic."-Ntozake Shange 
"Beautiful Black Women...I have learned a new lesson: I have learned to love myself."-Pat Parker 
 "They went home and told their wives, that never once in all their lives, had they known a girl like me, But... They went home."-Maya Angelou 
"I am ethereal so surreal I cannot be comprehended except by my permission."- Ego Tripping by Nikki Giovanni 
"There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you."- Maya Angelou 
"Deal with yourself as an individual, worthy of respect and make everyone else deal with you the same way."-Nikki Giovanni
"Books are meat and medicine and flame and flight and flower."-Gwendolyn Brooks 
"The strength of a woman is not measured by the impact that all her hardships in life have had on her; but the strength of a woman is measured by the extent of her refusal to allow those hardships to dictate her and who she becomes."- C. JoyBell. C 
"You alone are enough. You have nothing to prove to anybody."-Maya Angelou 
"Embrace Uncertainty. Some of the most beautiful chapters in our lives won't have a title until much later."- Bob Goff 
"Sisterhood is powerful."-Rosemary Brown 
"A book is a gift you can open again and again."- Garrison Keillor 
"To hate is an easy lazy thing, but to love takes strength everyone has. But not all are willing to practice."- Rupi Kaur 
"A bookshelf is as particular to its owner as are  his or her clothes; a personality is stamped on a library just as a shoe is shaped by the foot."- Unkown
"You can't sit around and wait for somebody to say who you are. You need to write it and paint it and do it."- Faith Ringgold 
"Black art is healing art and it has the ability to heal the world."- Barbara Ann Teer 
"Why is it that every time a man takes you out to lunch around here, you're the dessert ?"-Peggy, Mad Men  
"Black women are the rocks on which Africa is built."- The Enemy Within 
"Her eyes were closed, but when she felt me staring at her, she looked back with such love that he knew how badly the professional eyes of  the enticing models had betrayed genuine intimacy."- The Enemy Within 
“...parents unconsciously start very early to teach girls how to be, that baby girls are given less room and more rules and baby boys more room and fewer rules.”  Chimamanda Ngozi AdichieDear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions 
“Teach her to reject likeability. Her job is not to make herself likeable, her job is to be her full self, a self that is honest and aware of the equal humanity of other people.” ― Chimamanda Ngozi AdichieDear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions 
Be a full person. Motherhood is a glorious gift, but do not define yourself solely by motherhood. Be a full person. Your child will benefit from that.” ― Chimamanda Ngozi AdichieDear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions 
“Your feminist premise should be: I matter. I matter equally. Not 'if only'. Not 'as long as'. I matter equally. Full stop.” ― Chimamanda Ngozi AdichieDear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions 
“Because you are a girl” is never a reason for anything. Ever.” Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions  
The knowledge of cooking does not come pre-installed in a vagina. ― Chimamanda Ngozi AdichieDear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions 
"My mother was my first country. The first place I ever lived."- Unknown 
 "We may lose the small battles, but win the big war."- Mildred, Loving 
"The condition of women in a nation is the real measure of its progress."- Ngugi wa Thiongo
"You were created not just to exist but to live a fulfilled and significant life."-Myles Munroe 
"Are you showing that the Christian life is a joyful, happy thing? Make the Christian life contagious."-Henrietta Mears 
"My life has radically realigned to God's purpose. I will never be the same."-Nia 
"I won't be less me, so you can feel comfortable being more you."- Angela Aguirre, Boobs vs Brains 
"I'd rather regret the things I've done than regret the things I haven't done."-Lucille Ball
"Don't confuse love with lust. One is unconditional, the other has an expiration date!"-@GodlyDating101 
"I planted a kiss on his sleeping mouth, watched it grow into a smile and heard it blossom into another woman's name."-@gillie_cee
"I think about opening the door and running, just running, but then I remember that the police will shoot you for such a little thing like that if you are black..."-  We Need New Names
"They will never be the same again because you just cannot be the same once you leave behind who and what you are, you just cannot be the same."- We Need New Names 
"I will forever cherish the moments we shared. They were precious. But God is more precious to me than your temporary love."-Chiamaka Amonye
"Books are like imprisoned souls till someone takes them down from a shelf and frees them."- S. Butler 
"Trust no kings, kings put girls in towers. Trust your wings, for girls with wings will soar past kings as they watch up from towers."- Atticus 
"If you have enough book space, I don't want to talk to you."- Terry Pratchett 
"He said, "you are beautiful" I told him "beautiful" is a lazy and lousy way to describe me."- Ijeoma Umebinyuo
 "Of course I am not worried about intimidating men. The type of man who will be intimidated by me is exactly the type of man I have no interest in."- Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
"You call me "sister" not because you are my blood but because you understand the kind of tragedies we both have endured to come back into loving ourselves again and again."- Ijeoma Umebinyuo
"One day my friend we would sit and weep for the years we let our ego destroy our friendship. All the years ego ruined us."- Ijeoma Umebinyuo 
"A woman's body reflecting the language of her soul with no apology is a feared entity."- Ijeoma Umebinyuo 
"But no one told us that sometimes evil is found much closer to home, and that those who want to harm us can have the most soothing and familiar of voices."- Daugthers Who Walk This Path 
"Have a heart that never hardens, and a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts."-Charles Dickens
"Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness."- Martin Luther King 
 "Until the Lion learns how to write, every story will glorify the hunter."- African Proverb
"Love cleanses, beloved. It doesn't beat you down. It doesn't cast blame. My love isn't a weapon. It's a lifeline. Reach out and take hold, and don't let go."- Michael Hosea, Redeeming Love
"Truth came to a market, but could not be sold; however, we buy lies with ready cash."- African Proverb 
"A good book is an event in my life."- Stendhal
"Blowing out someone else's candle won't make yours shine brighter."- Anonymous
"Life is tough, my darling, but so are you."- Stephanie Bennett-Henry
" I'm awfully difficult, but I do know when I love someone and I've loved you ever since I can remeber."- Ernest Hemingways, The Complete Short Stories
"They laugh at me , because I'm different. I laugh at them, because they're all the same."- Kurt Cobain
"Everybody has a chapter they don't read out loud."- Unknown  
"Each book is a mind alive, a life revealed, a world awaiting exploration."- Dean Koontz 
"You are sweet. You are kind. You are everything, Just not mine."- R.L.B.S. 
"I think it's very healthy to spend time alone. You need to know how to be alone and not be defined by another person."- Oscar Wilde  
"He was never mine, but losing him broke my heart."- Unknown  
"Be at War with your Vices, at Peace with your Neighbours, and let every New Year find you a better man."- Benjamin Franklin  
"Be the person you needed when you were younger."-@APieceOfEden  
"Sometimes me think, 'What is friend..' and then me say, 'Friend is someone to share the last cookie with.'"- Cookie Monster  
"That's what careless words do. They make people love you a little less."- @PoemsPorn 
"A room without books... is like a body without a soul."- Cicero 
"Brothers and Sisters, keep your legs closed and trousers zipped, keep your bible open and your ears next to the mouth of Jesus. Only do what He tells you to do."- @Solaadio 
"Religion is bad people becoming good. Christianity is dead people coming alive."- David Nasser 
"In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity."- Albert Einstein  
"I admire people who choose to shine even after all the storms they've been through."- @APieceOfEden  
"My soul is a hidden orchestra; I know not what instruments, what fiddlestrings and harps, drums and tambours I sound and clash inside myself. All I hear is the symphony."- Fernando Pessoa, The Book of Disquiet  
"If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need."-Marcus Tullius Cicero 
"They are afraid a woman can be this free. this soft. this strong. this colour."- Ijeoma Umebinyuo 
"'Do you love me..' I ask. In your hesitation I found my answer."- @PoemsPorn 
"We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect."- Anais Nin, "The street writer" 
"I have decided to stick to love...Hate is too great a burden to bear."- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 
"Sometimes the hardest people to love are the ones who need it the most."- Laura Wiess, Ordinary Beauty 
 "To my daughter I will say 'See your beauty without a compliment or a mirror.'"- Unknown
"The higher you go, the fewer women there are."- Wangari Maathai  
"The soul that can speak through the eyes can also kiss with a gaze."- Gustavo Adolfo Becquer  
"Two things define you. Your patience when you have nothing, and your attitude when you have everything."-Unknown 
"The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain."- Dolly Parton 
"You are a language I am no longer fluent in, but I still remember how to read."- @soliditary 
"Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance."- Coco Chanel  
"Nature does nothing in vain."- Aristotle 
"Be there for others, but never leave yourself behind."- Dodinsky  
"Every girl is beautiful. Sometimes, it just takes the right guy to see it."- Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook 
 "I fell in love with the way you touched me without using your hands."- Unknown
 "A Bible that's falling apart usually belongs to someone who isn't."- Charles Spurgeon
"If you don't like the road you're walking, start paving another one."- Dolly Parton 
"Follow your inner moonlight; don't hide the madness."- Allen Ginsberg 
 "Don't fall for sweet words. Fall for sweet actions."- Unknown 
"All I have are the choices I make, and I choose her, come what may."- The Adjustment Bureau 
"She was not just a girl or woman, but a living being of pure love."- Unknown  
"Alwa! What will help you, my child is to learn to carry your burdens with strength."-Mainini, Nervous Conditions
  "Don't wallow over wounds. Turn them into wisdom."- Unknown  
"Continue to love. Continue to forgive. Continue to grow."- Tumblr 
"There is no friend as loyal as a book."- Ernest Hemingway 
"What consumes your mind, controls your life."-@ThewiseLearning 
"You can silence a mouth, but you can never silence a mind." -@APieceOfEden 
"Just because your pain is understandable, doesn't mean your behaviour is acceptable." -Dr. Steve Maraboli 
 "Everybody's youth is a dream, a form of chemical madness."-F.Scott Fitzgerald 
"Don't let your burdens drag you down to the sands of the sea."- Unknown  
"People shout when they don't have the vocabulary to whisper."- Unknown  
"Your light will encapsulate entire cities once you let it."-@tenwordspoem 
"You cannot divorce a woman and still be admiring her waistline."- Yoruba Proverb 
"I was quiet, but I was not blind." -@ThePoetryText
 "She might seem difficult, but she's worth it. All good things take time.."- R.H. Sin
"The creator of a dance should not be excluded from it."- Ghanaian Proverb  
"There is no pillow so soft as a clear conscience."- French Proverb 
"The commonest thing is delightful if one only hides it."- Oscar Wilde  
"There's a special place in my heart for the ones who were with me at my lowest and still loved me when I wasn't very loveable."- @ThePoemText
 "...And these children that you spit on as they try to change their worlds are immune to your consultations. They're quite aware of what they're going through..."- David Bowie
"People cry, not because they're weak. It's because they've been strong for too long."- Johnny Depp 
"Always, always, always believe in yourself, because if you don't, then who will, sweetie? " - Marilyn Monroe 
"You are, and always have been, my dream."- The Notebook 
"I'm not crazy. My reality is just different than yours."- Alice in Wonderland  
"Don't trust what you see, even salt looks like sugar."- asvpfrenchie 
"Your future self is watching you right now through your memories."- Unknown 
"You can close your eyes to the things you don't want to see, but you can't close your heart to the things you don't want to feel."- Johnny Depp 
"I am more than just an option."- Find Your Love, Drake 
"It's your road, and yours alone. others may walk it with you, but no one can walk it for you."- Rumi 
"Dear Brown Girl,
            Don't be afraid to shine.
            Your hair is so beautiful
            And your skin is divine." - Unknown
 "Better three hours too soon than a minute too late."- William Shakespeare 
"I don't want a lukewarm love. I want it to burn my lips and engulf my soul."- @PoemsPorn 
"Failure is not fatal, but failure to change might be."- John Wooden 
"You only know a part of me. I am a universe full of secrets."- Unknown 
 "There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate."- Charles Dickens
"Serve Him with a loyal heart and with a willing mind."- 1 Chronicles 28:9 
"If you see someone without a smile, give them one of yours."-Dolly Parton
"She aches for a love that lasts, love that never fades, never weakens, never fails; a love that radiates, a love that impedes destruction."- V.
 "The secrets that hold us together can tear us apart."- Eve's Bayou 
"The decisions of our past are the architects of our future." - Dan Brown, Inferno 
"So long as they speak your name, you shall never die."- Dan Brown, Inferno 
"Remember tonight... For it's the beginning of forever."- Dan Brown, Inferno 
"At the end of the day, we can endure much more than we think we can."- Frida Kahlo 
" Repeat this until you understand it: I do not need people who do not need me."- Unknown  
"Pour yourself a drink, put on some lipstick, and pull yourself together." Elizabeth Taylor  
"If Africa wasn't beautiful, the white man wouldn't want it." - Malcolm X 
 "The two most important days in your life are the day you are born, and the day you find out why."- Mark Twain
"I think I'll miss you forever, like the stars miss the sun in the morning skies."- Unknown 
"God above you, Jesus beside you, Spirit inside you." -Unknown 
"Silence is the most powerful scream."- Anonymous  
"There will be a time when we must choose between what is easy and what is right."- A.Dumbledore 
"You say you're not special, because the world doesn't know about you, but that's an insult to me. I know about you."- John Green 
"To fall in love with someone who does not love you back, is the cruelest, most unforgiving heartache I have ever experienced." - K.B  
"Your flaws aren't flaws; you are art."- @SixSenseWord 
"Souls recognise each other by vibes, not by appearances."- Unknown 
"No great genius has ever existed without some touch of madness."- Unknown 
"The educated differ from the uneducated as much as the living from the dead."- Unknown 
'Don't make a permanent decision for your temporary emotion."- Unknown 
"The beginning of love is to let those we love be perfectly themselves, and not to twist them to fit our own image. Otherwise we love only the reflection of ourselves we find in them."- Thomas Merton, No Man Is An Island 
"They tried to bury us. They didn't know we were seeds."- Maya Angelique 
"Be who God meant you to be and you will set the world on fire."- Saint Catherine Of Siena 
"Misfortune shows those who are not really friends."- Aristole 
"Just remember, even your worst days only have twenty-four hours."-10 word story 
"Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere."- Albert Einstein
"Words are loaded pistols."-Jean-Paul Sartre  
"She was like the moon, a part of her was always hidden away."-Unknown 
"Your name is the strongest positive and negative connotation in any language it either lights me up or leaves me aching for days.-Rupi Kaur 
" If successful, do not crow; if defeated, do not croak."-Pastor E.A Adeboye
" He (God) has removed our rebellious acts as far away from us as the east is from the west."-Francine Rivers, Atonement Child 
"I will never be a morning person, for the moon and I, are much too in love."-Christopher Poindexter 
"Expectation is the root of all heartache."-William Shakespeare 
"She is water, soft enough to offer life, tough enough to drown it away."- Rupi Kaur 
"Man is born broken. He lives by mending. The grace of God is glue."-Eugene O'Neill 
"Lukewarm people think about life on earth much more often than eternity in heaven."-Francis Cha 
"Be stubborn about your goals, but flexiblne about your methods."- @ThePoemText 
"Life is God's novel. Let him write it."- Isaac Bashevis Singer 
"Even death is not to be feared by one who has lived wisely."- Buddha 
"Teach me to feel again, in all the ways that I've forgotten ."-J.M. Green
 "In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer."- Camus 
"We have chemistry to thank for some of the most iconic fragrances in history."-Victoria Hall 
"The eye has to travel and the heart has to love."-Diana Vreeland 
"They did not greet one another . Their bloodstreams were one."- Chiamaka Amonye 
"Our defense was futile. No hope was found."-Chiamaka Amonye 
"We react with ourselves, forming white dense fumes of intimacy."- Chiamaka Amonye 
"I fear oblivion. A world with no use. A world with no dreams; A world so peaceful..... A world without you."-Chiamaka Amonye
"All the world is made of faith, and trust, and pixie dust."-J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan 
"Anyone who takes the time to be kind is beautiful."- Richelle E. Goodrich 
"I walk slowly, but I never walk backward."- Abraham Lincoln 
"Be strong when things fall apart."-@thepoemtext 
"Why are you trying so hard to fit in when you were born to stand out."-From What A Girl Wants 
"Why do we disregard that which we cannot comprehend."-Chiamaka Amonye
 "What you pursue says a lot about you."-Pastor E.A Adeboye 
 "Make new friends, but keep the old, one is silver and the other gold."-Elizabeth Wein, Rose Under Fire  
"Be a voice, not an echo."-Unknown 
"Sometimes the heart sees what's invisible to the eye."-Alfred Tennyson 
"A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies."-George R.R. Martin 
"Some people forget their own greatness."-Jason.M 
"Love me. Infinitely."- @vindictivebxtch 
"The most beautiful love phrases are said in the silence of a look."-Unknown 
"Eventually soulmates meet, for they have the same hiding place."-Unknown 
"If you are bitter at heart, sugar in the mouth will not help you."- Yiddish Proverb 
"In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different."- CoCo Chanel   
          "Enlightenment does not reduce suffering."-Ben Okri, Starbook
"Where there is love, there is life."-Mahatma Gandhi 
"I think a lot ,but I don't say much."- Anne Frank 
"Don't worry about a thing, every little thing is gonna be alright."-Bob Marley 
"Your value does not decrease based on someone's inability to see your worth."-Unknown 
"Be more concerned with your character than your reputation."-Unknown 
"I look at you, and I just love you, and it terrifies me. It terrifies me what I would do for you."-Poems Porn 
"Writing is an underestimated art, you are painting colourful images in people's minds by using words of black and white."-Unknown
"How many hearts would be invaded for the wrong reasons, if each time you said "I love you" , you meant it  ?"- Poems Porn
 "Remember ,when you forgive, you heal. And when you let go , you grow."-Unknown
"The desire to reach for the stars is ambitious. The desire to reach hearts is wise."-Poems Porn
"She was not just a girl or woman ,but a living being of pure love."-Ben Okri, Starbook 
"Discord is the enemy of prosperity. "-Ben Okri, Starbook
"Maybe we feel empty ,because we leave pieces of ourselves in everything we used to love."-Poems Porn 
 "Some people sell happiness while they don't taste any of it ."-Unknown 
"Deceptions have the greatest charm to the eye."-Ben Okri,Starbook 
" The things I find most beautiful in a person are almost never physical"-Unknown
"A tornado flew around my room before you came ,excuse the mess it made ."-Frank Ocean ,Thinking About You
"And this is for the coloured girls who have considered suicide, but are moving to the ends of their own rainbows."-Tyler Perry, For Coloured Girls 
"I'm a woman ,phenomenally. Phenomenal woman, that's me."-Unknown 
"God is able to take the mess of our past and turn it into a message."-Christine Caine 
 "The biggest coward is a man who awakens a woman's love with no intention of loving her."-Bob Marley 
"I haven't been everywhere, but it's on my list."-Susan Sontag 
"There are some things you can only learn in the valley and not on the mountan top."-Justin Bieber 
"This heart of mine was made to travel this world."-Unknown 
"I do not desire mediocre love. I want to drown in someone."-Unknown 
"I crave intimacy, but I get confused and uncomfortable when i'm shown even the slightest bit of attention or affection."-Unknown
"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."-Maya Angelou 
"You musn't be afraid of the dark.'
            'I'm not...I'm afraid of the people in the dark.'"-Neil Gaiman, American Gods 

            "I tried carrying the weight of the world, but i only had two hands."-Avicii,Wake Me               Up 
"And In that moment, I swear we were infinite."-The Perks Of Being A Wallflower 
"Books are a weird collaboration between author and reader: You trust me to tell a good story, and I trust you to bring it to good life in your mind."-John Green; Looking For Alaska 
"Every end is a new beginning."- Uknown 
"A true friend will go with the instagram filter that flatters you."-Whitney Cummings 
"We are all a little weird and, Life's a little weird, And when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, We join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love." -DR. Seuss 
"Some souls just understand each other upon meeting."- N.R. Hart 
"If you get, Give.
           If you learn, Teach." - Maya Angelou
"Can I keep you  ?" - Casper, Casper The Friendly Ghost
"Love your crooked neighbour with your crooked heart." -John Green, Looking For Alaska
"I want to build up a name for myself."-Jean Michel Basquiat 
"They say that it is not who you are that makes the world respect you, but what power it is that stands behind you. It is not you that the world sees, but that power."-Ben Okri, Starbook 
"Great minds eat alike."-Abdelmuizz Yusuf 
" With freedom, books, flowers, and the moon, who could not be happy?" -Oscar Wilde
" As soon as I saw you I knew a grand adventure was  about to happen."- A.A. Milne , Winnie The Pooh 
"I have been bent and broken, but - I hope- into a better shape." -Charles Dickens 
"And in the end, we were all just humans drunk on the idea that love, only love, could heal our brokenness,"- F.Scott Fitzgerald 
"I have not gotten to the pinnacles I plan to reach." -Drake 
"Throw me to the wolves and I'll come back leading the pack."- Laila 
 "I want to wake you up with kisses. Drowned in lips pressed against your skin.Shoulders. Collarbones, neck and across your ears." - Unknown
"She was free in her wildness.
           She was a wanderess,
           a drop of free water.
           She belonged to no man
           and to no city." -Roman Payne, The Wanderess
"Black was my favourite colour until i saw the darkness in his eyes and fell in love with them and maybe that's why i'm scared of the dark." H.a 
"You can choose to live your life with the joy of the front row or solemness of the third row. The choice is yours." - Unknown 
"Parents need to fill a child's bucket of self-esteem so high that the rest of the world can't poke enough holes to drain it dry..." - Alvin Price
"Always the friend, never the girl." -Kristy D. 
"The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page."-St. Augustine
"Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away." - Maya Angelou 
"Be a loner. That gives you time to wonder, to search for the truth. Have holy curiosity. Make your life worth living." - Albert Einstein 
"We are all broken, that's how the light gets in."- Ernest Hemingway 
"Not all those who wander are lost."- J.R.R. Toolkien , The Fellowship Of The Ring 
"Success is not final, Failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts." - Winston S. Churchill 
"If people were rain , I was drizzle and she was hurricane." - John Green,  Looking For Alaska
"Though those that are betray'd do feel the treason sharply, yet the traitor stands in worse case of woe....."- Wlilliam Shakespeare , Cymbeline 
"I shall not remain insignificant ." - Anne Frank
" I need someone who knows struggle as well as i do ;someone willing to hold my feet in their lap on days it is too difficult to stand; the type of person who gives exactly what i need ,before i even know i need it. The type of lover who hears me even when i do not speak , cause my struggle is felt in their struggle . That is the type of understanding i demand."  -Rupi Kaur , The Type Of Lover I Need
"How dare you love me silently ?"- Unknown