• January 20, 2022

Familial, platonic, and romantic, black love is a love for black culture. So often, the black experience is depicted as only struggle and pain, but it is infinitely more. Powerful and strengthening, here are 20 beautiful quotes about black love.

20 Beautiful Quotes About Black Love


1) “I refuse to believe that people are one-sided in their thinking that they refuse to believe that peace and love couldn’t actually happen. I believe that true love will have the final say in the end.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

2) “A man who isn’t willing to fight for love will always be alone.” – Malcolm X

3) “Be thankful that you have been loved in the past as well as the present. Be thankful that you have the ability to love because love gives you freedom.” – Maya Angelou

4) “Love is chosen by us. The love everyone has for their children is a love like no other love in the world. People want to have a better world for their children. The love starts by loving our fellow man as well as our country. This is the choice everyone has to make.” – Michelle Obama

5) “Love always begins with you. If you can’t find someone you love, you always have you.” – by Kendrick Lamar

6) “It’s a great thing to see black people believe in their spiritual guidance. Black people appreciate it because everything else is discussed so why not talk about that? It’s definitely worth discussing.” – Boris Kodjoe

7) “I am grateful to have been loved, and to be loved now and to be able to love. Because love liberates.” – Maya Angelou

8) “Love takes off the masks we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within.” – James Baldwin

9) “Paradise is one’s own place, One’s own people, One’s own world, Knowing and known, Perhaps even loving and loved.” – Octavia E. Butler

10) “Love is divine only and difficult always. If you think it is easy you are a fool. If you think it is natural you are blind. It is a learned application without reason or motive except that it is God.” – Toni Morrison

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11) “True love does have the power to redeem but only if we are ready for redemption. Love saves us only if we want to be saved.” – Bell Hooks

12) “I found God in myself, and I loved her, I loved her fiercely.” – Ntozake Shange

13) “I have learned not to worry about love; but to honor its coming with all my heart.” – Alice Walker

14) “Hate is too great a burden to bear. It injures the hater more than it injures the hated.” – Coretta Scott King

15) “Kindness eases change, love quiets fear.” – Octavia Butler

16) “If we merge mercy with might and might with right, then love becomes our legacy and change our children’s birthright.” – Amanda Gorman

17) “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

18) “Once we recognize what it is we are feeling, once we recognize we can feel deeply, love deeply, can feel joy, then we will demand that all parts of our lives produce that kind of joy.”– Audre Lorde

19) “There is always something left to love. And if you ain’t learned that, you ain’t learned nothing.” – Lorraine Hansberry

20) “Even if it makes others uncomfortable, I will love who I am.” – Janelle Monáe

Janet is a post-doctoral research candidate working as a freelance writer. She also moonlights as a doodle artist and wishes to publish her own comic book inspired by her life story one day.