Skip to main content

Inspirational Quotes from Black Female Authors

Inspirational Quotes from Black Female Authors

“The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any.“ - Alice Walker

“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

“How dull it is to have people defining you.” - Octavia E. Butler

“I have chosen to no longer be apologetic for my femaleness and my femininity. And I want to be respected in all of my femaleness because I deserve to be.” - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

“Creation is everything you do. Make something.” - Ntozake Shange

“Never be afraid to sit awhile and think.” - Lorraine Hansberry

“I have come to believe over and over again that what is most important to me must be spoken, made verbal and shared, even at the risk of having it bruised or misunderstood.” - Audre Lorde

“If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude.” - Maya Angelou“As you enter positions of trust and power, dream a little before you think.” - Toni Morrison

“The only way you can grow is to let yourself make mistakes and create contradictions.” - Nikki Giovanni

“There are times in life when, instead of complaining, you do something about your complaints.” - Rita Dove

“I always believed that if you set out to be successful, then you already were.” - Katherine Dunham


{{playbook.title}}

Continue learning with this Ellevate Playbook: