As February 2015, Black History Month, or National African American History Month comes to a close, BookOrBust is honored to take this opportunity and join in the annual celebration of achievements by black Americans with famous quotations by famous black Americans.
I hope dear reader that you enjoy reading these inspirational words; I hope they motivate you to fingerhug your pen and write like the wind.
See you in print,
Linda Della Donna
"...And sometime when I wasn't looking, I got a new life."
Take all the rules away. How can we live if we do not change? --Beyonce'
If you want the cooperation of humans around you, you must make them feel they are important--and you do that by being genuine and humble. --Nelson Mandela
No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow. --Alice Walker
I have discovered in life that there are ways of getting almost anywhere you want to go, if you really want to go. --Langston Hughes
There's not an American in this country free until everyone of us is free. --Jackie Robinson
I'm very proud to be black, but black is not all I am. That's my cultural historical background, my genetic makeup, but it's not all of who I am, nor is it the basis from which I answer every question. --Denzel Washington
Nothing will work unless you do. --Maya Angelou
We are not makers of history, we are made by history. --Martin Luther King, Jr.
Smile and maybe tomorrow you'll see that life is still worthwhile if you just smile. --Nat King Cole
Turn your wounds into wisdom. --Oprah Winfrey