Quotes of the Week

As Black History Month comes to a close, we want to leave you with these quotes from famous black authors, activist, poets and figures.

 

“Success isn’t about how much money you make, it’s about the difference you make in people’s lives.” – Michelle Obama 

 

 

“… the truest writers are those who see language not as a linguistic process but as a living element….” – Derek Walcott Derek Walcott.jpg

 

“You can only become accomplished at something you love. Don’t make money your goal. Instead pursue the things you love doing and then do them so well that people can’t take their eyes off you.”- Maya Angelou 

 

“We write because we believe the human spirit cannot be tamed and should not be trained.”-Nikki Giovanni

“If there’s a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.”- Toni Morrison

 

“Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom.”- George Washington Carver

 

“We must use time creatively, in the knowledge that the time is always ripe to do right.”- Martin Luther King, Jr

 

 

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Roald Dahl“I began to realize how important it was to be an enthusiast in life. He taught me that if you are interested in something, no matter what it is, go at it at full speed ahead. Embrace it with both arms, hug it, love it and above all become passionate about it. Lukewarm is no good. Hot is no good either. White hot and passionate is the only thing to be.”
Roald Dahl, My Uncle Oswald

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Reflect on Black History with the Quotes of the Week

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In Honor of Black History Month, here are some quotes by famous black authors, poets and philosophers.

“But on paper, things can live forever. On paper, a butterfly never dies.”

-Brown Girls Dreaming by  Jacqueline Woodson

 

“Storytelling, you know, hasa real function. The process of the storytelling is itself a healing process, partly because you have someone
there who is taking the time to tell you a story that has great meaning to them. They’re taking the time to do this because your life could use some help, but they don’t want to come over and just give advice. They want to give it to you in a form that becomes inseparable from your whole self. That’s what stories do. Stories differ from advice in that, once you get them, they become a fabric of your whole soul. That is why they heal you.”

Alice Walker, in an interview about her work in Common Boundary, 1990

 

1955536“A writer should get as much education as possible, but just going to school is not enough; if it were, all owners of doctorates would be inspired writers.”

Gwendolyn Brooks

“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