Getting Ignorant With It: Episode 18 “I Just Want to be Mentally There Before I Physically Start”

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Last updated on July 24th, 2020 at 06:33 am

In the latest episode, we venture into other people’s business by giving our opinion on Jada Pinkett-Smith and her entanglements, speak on the latest episode of The Chi, and give a season review for “I May Destroy You.” Alongside that, Shonda talks about a big move coming in her life, and Amari might be visiting family!


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Collected Quotes: Amari Allah

Last updated on March 2nd, 2020 at 11:06 pm

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I don’t need to understand every last thing about you. We could be together for as long as you have lived thus far, and I still wouldn’t know everything. All I need to understand is my place in your life and in return let you understand your place in mine.
— Amari Sali


Thought: The ideal is to find someone who makes you comfortable enough to be who you are but not stay where you are in life.
— Amari Sali


God gave man free will to see what he’d do with it. So why would you ever think praying and waiting would be all you needed to do for a blessing?
— Amari Sali


You know what freedom is? Laughing with teeth bared, mouth wide open, and letting your spirit be free. Ain’t no hiding in laughter. In them moments of joy, be it because of a joke or a burden lifted off of you, you free. May look a little funny, but that’s because being free sometimes look a bit unfamiliar.
— Amari Sali


People tell me I need to let things go and I have. I have through indifference.

— Amari Sali


There are two people in this world: Those who embrace their insanity and allow it to develop into genius and those who reject their insanity for normalcy.

— Amari Sali


I’d rather live comfortably, mentally in my mind than in misery being tortured with the thoughts and feelings of those surrounding me. For my body, I can change the position or placement of and can be repaired. But my mind, my mind will never forget and will never fully heal. It suppresses and tries to make the memory fade but the pain be it strong or faint will always be there.

—  Jean – One of my characters


Anger isn’t a sign of strength, it is a sign of desperation. It only shows itself when you are physically or emotionally threatened.

—  Amari Sali


At some point, hopefully before you’re 30, you have to start to realizing that living and progressing is no longer just an option, but obligatory task.

—  Amari Sali


People come and go and I hold no one in high enough esteem to chase them.

—  Amari Sali


I’m as selfish as a cat, but as loyal as a dog.

—  Amari Sali


Though I may refine and remodel the building, the foundation is what it is.

—  Amari Sali


TV is the gateway to a ignorant person’s misunderstanding.

—  Amari Sali


We all are crazy, it’s just a matter of whether your crazy is destructive or creative.

—  Amari Sali


I’m afraid of giving selflessly for I fear I will be left destitute in both time, money and possessions. Though I most worry about time since everything else can be replaced with time, but time itself.

—  Amari Sali


I was always told when I was little that ‘No man can be an island’ and now I understand why. When you’re little, you’re untainted by others stepping foot on you and planting their baggage and waste. However, as time goes on you go from a undiscovered, pristine island into a garbage dump in the middle of the sea. So, essentially you’re not a island anymore.

—  Amari Sali


“Blind love is true love for trust is everything. You cannot see love, so it must be felt, it must be heard and it cannot be shallow.”

—  Amari Sali


You can only go so far back until you have to admit to yourself that though we are the sum of our past, that doesn’t mean we have no control over the present.

—  Amari Sali


Is it my fault my intentions and your perceptions didn’t meet at the same crossroad?

—  Amari Sali


When you say “Water under the bridge” I don’t think people realize that could easily mean that you’re avoiding a subject which still runs through your mind endlessly and constantly, but you keep avoiding facing it.

—  Amari Sali


I’m African-American. I’m not someone who can claim a country, I must claim a continent, and to devalue myself even more, I can’t even really claim a continent, so instead I get assigned a color.

—  Amari Sali


“Poetry: A prayer you don’t expect to be answered.”

— Amari Sali (Inspired by Wish I Was Here)


People are so worried about others breaking their heart, they don’t realize they are starving it.

— Amari Sali


Whenever you seek something, you’ll never notice that it is waiting right there before you.

— Amari Sali


“College may make my mind evolve, but it has devolved my sense of self further than high school ever did.”

Amari Sali


Empty sex is still some form of affection. You for the moments up to and during actually feel something from another person, and even lust can feel good if you’re the one they are lusting over; But, then the emptiness comes when you realize that is wasn’t you they wanted, but your body.

Amari Sali


As a writer, I feel this need to be open, vulnerable and expressive. Yet, as a person, I feel the need to be choosy with my words, only speak my complete truth to some, and even then be careful because there is the chance I could upset them for being politically incorrect or a bit too uncouth. It is a very weird combination.

  • Amari Sali

Sometimes I do feel a bit down when I get an interview but not the position, but all things considered, I like to think of this scenario: Thousands of applicants applied to that job and they narrow it down to 12 or so. Just imagine how much arguing had to happen for you to be amongst that 12.

  • Amari Sali

We all have some type of influence on each other’s life. Sometime it is short term where like a lightbulb someone says or does something which in a snap changes things, and then there are long term influences. Those people are the ones who do things for you which you never really appreciate while it is happening. And even if you do, you don’t in that moment understand the effect they have. Sometimes it is something small like listening to you when it seems like everyone just wants you to finish so they can talk; sometimes it is them helping you move when you were broke; giving you a place to stay when you nearly were homeless; or simply showing you the type of kindness you never thought you were deserving of, but have come to set as your standard. It is amazing what a person can do when they decide to be there, be it physically or in words. And I try my best on people’s birthday’s, though not every birthday, just to remind them what they mean to me and others. For while I will likely owe a debt to some of the major players in my life long pass when they transcend their bodies, at least I can say while they were here, healthy, and without it seeming like a last minute thing, they can know they truly matter. For sometimes in this world, as we go day to day, we can sometimes forget that. Especially when you’re young and think you haven’t done much. When in reality, sometimes you just being there, listening, helping someone laugh, it may not seem much to you, but it meant the world to someone else.

-Amari Sali


Money, in fact, can buy you happiness, but usually what you have to do to make money rarely will.

— Amari Sali


Sometimes I think it is better to have those moments in which you ask “Why the fuck did I do that?!” over pondering the many what ifs of the situation. For while you may regret acting on something, at least you got your answer. Albeit, said answer might of made you pensive to put yourself out there again, but someday you will appreciate you being bold. If just because it not only makes for a good story, but reminds you, when the (hypothetical) right one comes around, you are more than capable of speaking how you feel and dealing with the possibilities of rejection.

—  Amari Sali


The beauty of getting sick is it disrupts your routine to the point of forcing you to slow down, if not stop, and take note of things in life. Making it so that rather than you being sick due to some germ or virus, it is because your body needs to cleanse itself in a way which unfortunately you aren’t doing voluntarily. So with every sneeze, cough, headache, mucus coming out of you, and the desire to sleep, your body is hoping you get the point that something in your life has to go, or change, for you to truly get better past the symptoms that it can inflict on you.

—  Amari Sali (Inspired by Peace From Broken Pieces)


There is no point arguing with someone you don’t want to reconcile with. Why share your time and feelings if there is no future?

—  Amari Sali


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