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Top Quotes Collected During 2018

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In this post, you’ll find collected quotes & .gifs from media covered on Wherever I Look during 2018.

Notable Quote Compilations

TV Series Collected Quotes: Black Love

Quotes From Angie Thomas’ Book: The Hate U Give

TV Series Collected Quotes: Love Is

Quotes From The Facebook Watch Series: Red Table Talk


Money Related

It’s not what you want, it’s what you negotiate.
– Angela (Love Is: Season 1/ Episode 6)

The method might be different but the cash smells just the same
— Pose: Season 1/ Episode 1 “Pilot”

The interesting thing about money is none of us talk about it, but we all show it.
— Suze Orman (The Breakfast Club)

[The biggest mistakes that women make when it comes to finances] They say yes out of fear out of fear of what other people will think of them versus no out of love for themselves.
— Suze Orman (The Breakfast Club)


Quentin telling Emmett that he run shit.

A goal without a plan is just a wish.
— Stacy | The Princess Switch

One can’t let the perfect be the enemy of good.
– Aunt Lydia (The Handmaids Tale: Season 2/ Episode 12)

The realities of having it all means you got to figure out how to balance it all.
— Queen Sugar: Season 3/ Episode 6 “Delicate and Strangely Made”

One job ain’t nothing if it don’t lead to another.
— Blanca (Pose: Season 1/ Episode 8)

Whenever you think about somebody’s life and you say ‘I wanna be her,’ you gotta take everything that come along with it. You can’t just take the blessings.
— Sherri Shepherd (Breakfast Club – 7/19/2018)

“Whoever got anywhere knowing their place?”
— Pose: Season 1/ Episode 3 “Giving and Receiving”

“I’ve […] learned how to keep my dignity, even when I’m kneeling down for scraps under the table.”
— Pose: Season 1/ Episode 2 “Access”

You’ll make mistakes on the path to your vision, identify and correct them. You’ll lose folks on the path to your vision, mourn and replace them. You’ll face challenges on the path towards your vision, access and usurp them. Your greatest asset will be your ability to adjust without losing alignment with what anchors you to your goal.
— Amanda Seales

Be wary of those who stopped “because of” instead of continued “despite.”
— Amari Sali

The things that come easily to us are not what define us. We find the edges by challenging ourselves.
— Episode 3 “Everyone is Soigné”

“You always have a choice between your ambition and your ego, and you have to be very clear which one you’re choosing all the time.”
— Full Producers Roundtable 2018 (Amy Pascal)

Nobody is your competition except for the person you’re trying to advance over. So it is like, who is in your purview? Get them out, why are they even there? Why did you even give them the opportunity to be better than you?
— Yvonne Orji (The Breakfast Club)


Freak Show Gift for Obvious

“If you’re afraid of being wrong and if you’re afraid of people saying “You were wrong, what an idiot, why did they do that?” then it’s a really rough job. […] You can’t be afraid of the public humiliation of everyone saying you don’t know what you’re doing. You can’t be driven by that. You have to be driven by what you actually wanted to see.”
— Amy Pascal

“It just feels like everyone wants something different, but no one wants to do anything different to get it.”
— Donald Glover Rips Marvel in ‘Deadpool’ Script After Exiting Animated Series

“For an artist, greatness happens when you can take something organized and make it feel like it was improvised.”
— Pose: Season 1/ Episode 2 “Access”

“What Ghetto means is innovation.”
— Amanda Seales (Smart, Funny, and Black at The Bell House (8/4))

“I’d rather say, ‘I’m sorry I did’ rather than ‘I wish I had,’ you know?
— Quincy

I’m not fucking crazy […] I’m just goal oriented.
— Annie | Manic (s1e2)


[The] only thing they love more than saying they gave one of us a chance is seeing us squander it.
— “Chapter 5” Dear White People

“I will not be sidelined, sidetracked, or sidestepped. Or put in a damn corner and told to wait my turn. Not another day.”
— Queen Sugar: Season 3/ Episode 2 “Of Their Sojourn Here”

When you are “othered,” you better come in there with something so phenomenal, and so amazing, that even though it comes from a world that isn’t their’s, there is something about it they can connect to. There has to be the universal law where it’s about a person just trying to survive or trying to live and even if those people don’t look like them or come from the same walk of life, they can still say, ‘I get it. I want to watch that.’
— Lena Waithe (Hollywood Reporter – Drama Showrunners)

Be honest about what [your] weaknesses are and reinforce them with all the other people who you are working with.
— Bruce Miller (Hollywood Reporter – Drama Showrunners)

[…] sometimes I feel like we focus so much on what’s difficult that we forget to celebrate our accomplishments.
— Ms. Whitaker | Atypical: Season 2/ Episode 8 “Living At An Angle”

[…] before I confront others, I gotta learn how to confront myself.
— Latin History for Morons

Your thoughts, feelings, words, and actions need to be one.
— Suze Orman (The Breakfast Club)

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 – Red Table Talk s1e13


“A lot of this generation want hits, I want history.”
— Tracy Morgan (Desus & Mero)


Tasha supporting Jacob's decision in handling the thief.
Tasha: Now you’re preachin’

“People say, ‘Well, do you go to church?” and I say, ‘Not often because all the sinners are there.’”
— Erika Alexander

“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”

“You got to be willing to do it no matter what. If you have the desire, and the ability and faith, you’re gonna make it.”
— Iyanla Vanzant – Quoting Barry White (Breakfast Club)

“Rejection is God’s protection, that will provide you redirection”
— Charlamagne the God & Iyanla Vanzant (Breakfast Club)

The harder you try to be righteous, the more your lies steadily increase.
— Alicia (How Not To Summon a Demon Lord)

I think a lot of brilliant people can be religious. I think also, at the same time, a lot of brilliant people suspend their better senses when they are religious.
— Michael Arceneaux (The Breakfast Club)

That’s the thing that no one tells you about evil. They make it seem like there are two clearly marked paths with flashing signs pointing out each way: sin, redemption. […] But the truth is, evil comes when the righteous path is so hidden, it just looks like there’s only one way out.
— Wendy | Ozark: Season 2/ Episode 7 “One Way Out”

[…] to stand by myself […] feels as close to a return to my old life as I’ve come. Or maybe it’s my new life just beginning to announce itself.”
— Becoming: Page XII

“He will always prepare you for, what he has prepared for you”
– Niecy Nash | Black Love s2e5

Happiness isn’t the absence of sadness. It’s living and it’s being in the mystery and the adventure of this life in God’s world with others, with God.
— Bishop James | Greenleaf s2e9

Your good plan is not always God’s plan for you.
— Charlamagne Tha God – The Breakfast Club

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