Quotes From The Facebook Watch Series: Red Table Talk

In this post, you’ll find quotes collected from the Facebook Watch series: Red Table Talk. I hope you enjoy the quotes collected.

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Title card for the Facebook series, Red Table Talk.

In this post, you’ll find quotes collected from the Facebook Watch series: Red Table Talk. I hope you enjoy the quotes collected.

Season 1

Episode 1

“Because I did not understand marriage, I did not understand divorce.”

“Expectations will steal the gifts that are sitting right there in front of you.”

Episode 2

Self-Harm makes the pain more tangible, it’s actually visible, something you can see and put your finger on and it becomes real.

Pain motivates you, pain is a motivating factor for you to make a change in your life to do something different.

What I need to keep doing is training my heart and my mind to accept and move with loss.

Episode 4

Gabrielle Union speaking to Jada Pinkett-Smith.

That’s where you were then, thank god you someplace else now.
— “EP 4: Girls Trippin’” Red Table Talk (Jada)

It’s hard, it’s painful, to recognize you are the common denominator for the vast majority of your problems.
— “EP 4: Girls Trippin’” Red Table Talk (Gabrielle)

You have to mourn that death of who you thought you were.
— “EP 4: Girls Trippin’” Red Table Talk (Gabrielle)

Being a victim is also comfortable for everybody else. Because when you take accountability for yourself and your own healing, a lot of people lose a bit of control. It’s easier to control a victim than it is to control a healed, evolved person.
— “EP 4: Girls Trippin’” Red Table Talk (Gabrielle)

I say no! And no used to be so terrifying because no means a boundary and if you put up a boundary, maybe people won’t comeback.
— “EP 4: Girls Trippin’” Red Table Talk (Gabrielle)

Episode 6

[…] the stuff of life is meant to be lived, not analyzed.

Episode 7

What is normal for you, in your natural state, do that.

Episode 9

Cesar Millan's name in the Red Table Talk style.

Poverty makes you strong.

Episode 10

“Sometimes it does take that. It takes something outside of us to give us that hope, to give us, ‘Okay, I wanna reach for that’ You know what I’m saying? In order to get the strength, because guess what? If we had it for ourselves, we wouldn’t even be there!”- Jada

“[…] if someone else can love you that much that it hurts them, why doesn’t it bother you that you’re actually hurting yourself?” – August Alsina

“It’s not what you’re doing, but how you’re with it. Why you’re doing it is my thing. […] It’s the behavior that’s attached to it.” – Jada

Episode 11

I have a thing, I recognize when I see a person, if our relationship can be exponential.
— Will Smith

Episode 12

‘Cause what happened was, our characters were trying to have a relationship, and if you’re going to wear a mask, then the person’s trying to love your mask, right? They’re trying to love the image that you’re presenting, but that’s not what you really need.
— Will

My brokenness created all my discomfort.
— Jada

I used to think that if you don’t need somebody then you can’t love them. […] And if you’re not needed, then you’re not loved. That was a false belief I had.
— Jada

We expect people to love us more than we love ourselves. We expect people to do the work for us.
— Jada

I have to be the thing that I’m asking for and if I can be it, then I can create it.
— Jada

Expectations are the mother of disappointment.
— Will

When people say “love,” they mean it transactionally, right? I love you as long as you do things that make me feel good. If you don’t do the things that make me feel good, or if you, even worse, do something that makes me feel bad, I don’t love you. […] I’m going to disconnect.
— Will

Episode 13

I don’t actually like that [aggressive] side of me. I like the intention behind it, but I don’t like the way I’m coming at it, like a fighter.
— Leah

My therapist, she said, “You’re missing something. You just need to find out what you’re missing.” Just in those moments, just ask yourself or ask the person that’s saying these things or antagonizing you, “I’m sorry, what are we missing here? What do you think I don’t understand?”
— Leah

Episode 14

Prejudice is the emotional commitment to ignorance.
— Adrienne

Put “should-ing” on a shelf. It doesn’t matter what you should do, what matters is what are you going to do?
— Jane Elliot

“In this country, what we call education is actually indoctrination.”
— Jane Elliott

The change was already happening in my mind, but now I’ve gotta change it in how I live.
— Adrienne

Episode 15

I don’t think that’s an excuse. I think that’s you giving a complete picture.
— Jada

I think emotional violence is really prevalent because most of us—once we get into relationships, we’re trying to learn how to love and most of us are very insecure about it and our defense mechanisms tend to be a bit violent and harsh.
— Jada

The gift of love encompasses freedom.
— Adrienne

Sometimes being wanted is different from being loved.
— Willow

Episode 16

You don’t really love someone if you are constantly trying to change them.
— Adrienne

Surrendering doesn’t always mean defeat.
— Toni Braxton

Episode 17

When people continue to repeat the same behavior, it’s hard to forgive because then the forgiveness is just about words.
— Adrienne

Episode 19

Testimony is so much more powerful than advice.
— Jada

Episode 21

Self-love is discipline.
— Jada

Episode 23

Women don’t necessarily want the relationship to stop, they want the abuse to stop.
— Dr. Norcott

Guest: Chelsea Handler

I think we gotta make some room for people to say stupid stuff sometimes because, at the end of the day, what we can’t deny as Black people is that white privilege has been going on for so long that there is an unconsciousness. And not every slip of the mouth, not every action is racist. It’s just not knowing.
— Red Table Talk | Jada Pinkett-Smith

You gotta go head-first into deep things and get in trouble and say stupid things to learn how to say smart things.
— Chelsea Handler

“It’s not about your intention, it’s about the reception.”
— Chelsea Handler

“I didn’t know anger is your cover for being in deep pain.” — Chelsea Handler

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