Collected Quotes for the Month: January 2018

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“Everybody say they praying for me, but ain’t nobody willing to fight for me.”
— Black Lightning: Season 1/ Episode 2 “Lawanda: The Book of Hope”


[…] understand there are probably people around every corner who will take [you] under their wing and help [you] on [your] way. But you have to ask.
— The Mother of Black Hollywood by Jenifer Lewis – Page 104


“If I’m not challenged, how am I challenging you?”
— Taraji P. Henson


“In order to change your life, you got to change your lifestyle.”
— Charlagmagne Tha God


“The problem in America right now is the idea of us is in conflict with the reality of us.”
— D.L. Hughley | The Breakfast Club (1/11/2018)


“If there is no light to shine on you, it’s your turn to protect the light.”
— “There Is No Place Like Home” The Ancient Magus’ Bride


“Because we get caught up in people’s bank accounts, we believe they have all the answers.”
Mo’Nique – Sway’s Universe (1/19/2018)


The promise you made […] was well-intentioned, but it always had an expiration date.
— “The Resurrection” Black Lightning


“You missed it all and yet you were not missed.”
Freak Show


“For too long, I thought being on the outside meant having no voice. I accepted the moldings and manipulations that were pushed upon me and was still shamed into silence.”
Freak Show

The Rest

“If you stay rigid, eventually you’ll break.”
— 9-1-1: Season 1/ Episode 4 “Worst Day Ever”


“Even when people grow up, they never change deep down inside.”
— Kokkoku: Season 1/ Episode 4 “The Fourth Moment”


“No matter where you go, or what you do, people see you. When someone like me walks through a door, no one really turns my way.”
— “Doomsday” Marvel’s Runaways


“[…] the honest truth is we’re scared. Scared that maybe we’re a person we wouldn’t like very much if we met. Scared we’re people who are gonna let our communities down. Scared we’re people our parents might think different of if they really knew. [If not] scared of becoming our parents.”
 Grown-ish: Series Premiere


I’m not saying he’s the answer, but he’s something.
— The End of the F***ing World: Season 1/ Episode 1


“Bonds of blood are insignificant in living as an individual.”
— “East, West, Home’s Best” The Ancient Magus’ Bride


“It feels like sex can go from something you want to do, to a punishment, really fucking quickly.”
 The End of the F***ing World: Season 1/ Episode 3


I don’t regret it, I just wish it didn’t happen.
— The End of the F***ing World: Season 1/ Episode 5


“You shouldn’t just make people if you’re going to abandon them because they think they’ve done something wrong their whole lives.”
— The End of the F***ing World: Season 1/ Episode 8


“The right kind of no is better than the wrong kind of yes.”
— “Let Go” 9-1-1


“Sometimes, I dream I can fly. But I’m so exhausted from flapping my wings and the higher I soar, it reminds me of how little I fit in with them on the ground. So, I rise, and I rise, and I realize that, I don’t wanna fly anymore. They never knew what they were looking up at anyway.”
Freak Show


“Often times as journalist, we’re too afraid to answer the questions. We’ll just listen.”
Mo’Nique – Sway’s Universe (1/19/2018)


“Saints don’t complain, they suffer.”
— “Next of Kin” 9-1-1


“It is the instinct of the weak to be afraid of the strange.”
— “There Is No Place Like Home” The Ancient Magus’ Bride


Arrogance is an overexpression of false confidence to mask an actual, very loud, insecurity.
— “Side Effects of Insecurity.” – Small Doses (with Amanda Seales)


Love didn’t fail you, someone who didn’t know how to love failed you.
— “Side Effects of Insecurity.” – Small Doses (with Amanda Seales)


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