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Bruce Lee called love a “friendship that has caught fire.” Renita Weems said, “love means exposing yourself to the pains of being hurt, deeply hurt by someone you trust.” ... Last weekend, I found myself in a situation that truly forced me to ponder the meaning of Black love deeply.


“Think black love, think universal love”

~Lauryn Hill


“Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.”

~Mother Teresa


“The greatest lie ever told about love is that it sets you free.”

~Zadie Smith


“Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye.”

~H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

“Black love is Black wealth and they'll probably talk about my hard childhood and never understand that all the while I was quite happy”

~Nikki Giovanni


“My dreams came true when I met you.”



“Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does. Love is a battle, love is a war; love is a growing up.”

~James Baldwin


“The good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge.”

~Bertrand Russell


“Love isn't love until you give it away.”      

~John H. MacDonald Jr.


“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.”

~Lao Tzu

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“Don’t ever think I fell for you, or fell over you. I didn’t fall in love, I rose in it.”

~Toni Morrison


“The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.”

~Audrey Hepburn