Title card for season 2 of Black Love.

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In this post, you’ll find collected quotes, and .gifs, from the OWN program “Black Love.” I hope you enjoy the quotes collected and .gifs made.

Season 1

[Talking about Golden Girls and Betty White’s character asking Bea Arthur’s what she wants in her next husband] ‘I want someone to grow old with’ and I thought, ‘Of course’ and she said ‘Because Stan never wanted to grow old with me.’ And for some reason, it struck me much later that is what most people don’t want. They want the young, they want the cute, and as soon as you stay that way with your body, your sensibility, it’s all great. And then when you get older, you change. You change physically, you change emotionally, and a lot of people aren’t in it for the long haul. They’re not in it for the changes. They’re not in it for the health scares or, I don’t know, death. They’re not in it for that. And I literally want someone to grow old with, I do. I understand what all those elements are. I saw it with my mom and dad when she had to sit next to his deathbed. That’s marriage. That’s love. That’s commitment.
— Viola Davis – Black Love (Season 1, Part 4)

There are four Ls that I think are important. Obviously, love [but also] you have to like each other. Like is so undervalued. […] Laughter: You have to laugh at the same things man, that’s such an important thing to share between two people. And the last thing, not that it’s last on the list, but lust. You have to be attracted to each other – the lust has to be there. Because, otherwise, you’re just roommates. You’re just friends.
Black Love: Part 4

Don’t get advice from people who don’t love the way you love. Who don’t view things the way you view things. A lot of the time, people give advice based on their own insecurities and so what they’re saying will never benefit you.
Erica Campbell: Black Love – Part 4

My relationship with God didn’t allow me to feel comfortable in my foolishness.
Erica Campbell – Black Love (Part 3: Falling Down)

First of all, all love is, is work. It’s not easy. That other stuff, that’s lust. That’s like. Love is work, compromise, sacrifice, and a whole bunch of laughter in between. That’s all love is. The other things: Passion, Lust, all that, […] that’s the other side of it. That’s just something that’s primal. Love, you cannot just love somebody. You have to learn to love somebody because, until you’re tested, you don’t know what your real capacity for actual love is.
Neil Brown Jr. – Black Love (Part 3: Falling Down)

Season 2

I had to learn that it was okay to let things go and I wasn’t letting people go.
Episode 2 “Getting Down The Aisle

“Do you want to stay married or do you just not want another divorce?”
— Season 2/ Episode 3 “Accountability

“Nothing speaks louder than silence.”
— Season 2/ Episode 3 “Accountability

When things come so easy, you never think anything can go wrong.
— Episode 4 “Life After Baby”

The funny thing about it, is that it’s [love] the very thing that we were created for, yet it’s the place we struggle the most.
Niecy Nash

“He will always prepare you for, what he has prepared for you”
Niecy Nash

If you are out there and you want to attract somebody, fall in love with yourself.
Tina Lawson

Season 3

LeToya recounting Tommi trying to bring his daughter with him on their wedding night.

Episode 1

“Listen, I don’t know what this is going to be, but I just wanted to let you know right now that I’m willing.”
— Terry Crews

Episode 2

“She was single, but she wasn’t available.”
— Mike and Egypt

Episode 5

[On parenting] It doesn’t get easier. It changes, constantly changes as they get older, and they learn new stuff, or they become more their own person, but I have yet to see it get easier.
— Elisha

Me constantly telling you what to do doesn’t help you because it doesn’t train you hot to think your way through life.
— Dondré

If you don’t want to compromise, then you should stay single.
— Dondré

Episode 6

You can love one and lust after many.
— Dondré

Most people change partners because they don’t want to change themselves.
— Dondré

Episode 8

Commitment is so important in any type of relationship. You’re not always going to agree. You’re not always going to like each other, but when you’re committed to your relationship, I think that’s what has kept us together these number of years – because of our love for one another, which is the foundation, and then being committed.
— Katherine

Never let your expectations exceed your effort.
— Kenny

“[…] at this point in my life, I’m at a point where I don’t want to come across as just angry. I want to be able to effectively articulate my feelings because that’s the pathway to a healthy, sustainable relationship.
— Melissa

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