82+ Best Black Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Black is associated with power, fear, mystery, strength, authority, elegance, formality, death, evil, and aggression, authority, rebellion, and sophistication. Black is required for all other colors to have depth and variation of hue. Inspirational black quotes will encourage you to think a little deeper than you usually would and broaden your perspective.

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Famous Black Quotes

The black skin is not a badge of shame, but rather a glorious symbol of national greatness. ― Marcus Garvey

The world isn’t split into good people and Death Eaters. ― J.K. Rowling

I wore black because I liked it. I still do and wearing it still means something to me. It’s still my symbol of rebellion—against a stagnant status quo, against our hypocritical houses of God, against people whose minds are closed to others’ ideas. ― Johnny Cash

Black is modest and arrogant at the same time. Black is lazy and easy- but mysterious. ― Yohji Yamamoto

I don’t stand for black man’s side, I don’t stand for white man’s side, I stand for God’s side. ― Bob Marley

You can wear black at any time. You can wear it at any age. You may wear it for almost any occasion; a ‘little black frock’ is essential to a woman’s wardrobe. ― Christian Dior

In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present. ― Francis Bacon

I wore black because I liked it. I still do, and wearing it still means something to me. It’s still my symbol of rebellion — against a stagnant status quo, against our hypocritical houses of God, against people whose minds are closed to others’ ideas. ― Johnny Cash

Black is the hardest color in the world to get right—except for gray … ― Diana Vreeland

Black detraction will find faults where they are not. ― Philip Massinger

Women think of all colors except the absence of color. I have said that black has it all. White too. Their beauty is absolute. It is the perfect harmony. ― Coco Chanel

Black care rarely sits behind the rider whose pace is fast enough. ― Theodore Roosevelt

Vengeance was one hell of a roommate. ― J.R. Ward

You can have any color, as long as it’s black. ― Henry Ford

The whisper of the dusk is night shedding its husk. ― Dean Koontz

I work in three shades of black. ― Rei Kawakubo

The darkening of the world makes the irrationality of art rational: radically darkened art. ― Theodor Adorno

Yeah, I love being famous. It’s almost like being white, y’know? ― Chris Rock

Black is always elegant. It is the most complete color in the whole world, made of all the colors in the palette. ― Ricardo Tisci

I preach darkness. I don’t inspire hope—only shadows. It’s up to you to find the light in my words. ― Charles Lee

Without black, no color has any depth. But if you mix black with everything, suddenly there’s shadow – no, not shadow, but fullness. You’ve got to be willing to mix black into your palette if you want to creat something real. ― Anonymous

Any customer can have a car painted any colour that he wants so long as it is black. ― Henry Ford

Don’t you dare come into my world and tell me what color the ocean is! It’s black. Black as midnight. Black and awful! ― Nadia Scrieva

But when I fell in love with black, it contained all color. It wasn’t a negation of color. It was an acceptance. Because black encompasses all colors. Black is the most aristocratic color of all … You can be quiet, and it contains the whole thing. ― Louise Nevelson

Black is not sad… Black is poetic. ― Ann Demeulemeester

the man in black travels with your soul in his pocket. ― Stephen King

Women think black is the most flattering color, but they’re wrong. Pink adds a cosmetic-like radiance and warmth. Black drains the skin of color; pink delights the eye. ― Oscar de la Renta

I think you should know that real-life white people are not all as funny as the ones on ‘Seinfeld’. ― Aaron McGruder

All the darkness in the world cannot extinguish the light of a single candle. ― Francis of Assisi

Black literature is taught as sociology, as tolerance, not as a serious, rigorous art form. ― Toni Morrison

At this moment, then, the Negroes must begin to do the very thing which they have been taught that they cannot do. ― Carter G. Woodson

Black is not sad. Bright colors are what depresses me. They’re so … empty. Black is poetic. How do you imagine a poet? In a bright yellow jacket? Probably not. ― Ann Demeulemeester

Color is the overpowering of black; white – the final victory over black. ― Dejan Stojanovic

Black consciousness is an attitude of the mind and a way of life, the most positive call to emanate from the black world for a long time. ― Steven Biko

Black is modest and arrogant at the same time. Black is lazy and easy but mysterious. But above all, black says this: I don’t bother you don’t bother me.”– Yohji Yamamoto

Black is a pearl in a woman’s eye. ― George Chapman

One is never over- or underdressed with a little black dress. ― Karl Lagerfeld

It isn’t a matter of black is beautiful as much as it is white is not all that’s beautiful. ― Bill Cosby

I care about strangers when they’re abstractions, but I feel almost nothing when they’re literally in front of me. ― Chuck Klosterman

It is in the darkness that one finds the light. ― Meister Eckhart

I love black because it affirms, designs, and styles. A woman in a black dress is a pencil stroke.” — Yves Saint Laurent

Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darknesses of other people. ― Carl Jung

I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but our two-party system is a bowl of shit looking at itself in the mirror. ― Lewis Black

I think in black. ― Gareth Pugh

A life is black, whiten it as you will. ― Edwin Hubbel Chapin

Women who wear black lead colorful lives. ― Neiman Marcus

We go hard in the ink! ― K’wan

It’s always darkest before it becomes totally black. ― Mao Zedong

Black man cleans the streets but mustn’t walk freely on the pavement; Black man must build houses for the white man but cannot live in them; Black man cooks the white man’s food but eats what is left over. Don’t listen to anyone bluff you and say Black and white are brothers. ― Eskia Mphahlele

You can wear black at any time. You can wear it at any age. You may wear it for almost any occasion.” — Christian DiorYou can have any colour as long as it’s black. ― Henry Ford

Women who wear black live colourful lives. — Neiman Marcus

Black love is black wealth. ― Nikki Giovanni

The trap had a ghastly perfection ― Stephen King

dusk is the time when men whisper of matters about which they remain silent in the full light of the sun. ― Simon Raven

Black is modest and arrogant at the same time. Black is lazy and easy but mysterious. But above all black says this: I don’t bother you don’t bother me.” — Yohji Yamamoto

Sometimes I’m a black. Not everyone realizes blackness has to be conferred upon you again and again. It’s like getting your nails done. Or being pantsed. People assume I’m cool. ― Laura Yes

Better have a black face than be worried about black deeds. ― Robert Lee

I love black because it affirms, designs and styles. A woman in a black dress is a pencil stroke.” — Yves Saint Laurent

There will never be a chanel collection without black. ― Karl Lagerfeld

I work in three shades of black.” — Rei Kawakubo

Television isn’t black and white anymore, and neither are people ― William Todd

Black Poetry is not for Black People…it is for everybody ― Nikki Giovanni

I’ll stop wearing black when they invent a darker colour.” — Wednesday Addams

Fans are what make a performer and I’ve always taken them seriously. ― Charley Pride

Dusk is just an illusion because the sun is either above the horizon or below it. ― Nicholas Sparks

Black is not sad. Bright colours are what depress me. They’re so… empty. Black is poetic. How do you imagine a poet? In a bright yellow jacket? Probably not. — Ann Demeulemeester

All these many-coloured feelings fell… like light on a black surface, producing no change, meeting no return. ― Catharine Maria Sedgwick

It’s always darkest before it turns absolutely pitch black. ― Paul Newman

I think in black.” — Gareth Pugh

The darkness that surrounds us cannot hurt us. It is the darkness in your own heart you should fear. ― Silvertris

There’s something about black. You feel hidden away in it. — Georgia O’Keeffe

It is early, early morning. It’s that time when it’s still dark but you know the day is coming. Blue is bleeding through black. Stars are dying. ― Markus Zusak

Black and white always looks modern, whatever that word means. ― Karl Lagerfeld

I’ve been 40 years discovering that the queen of all colours was black.” — Pierre-Auguste Renoir

I’ve been 40 years discovering that the queen of all colors was black. ― Pierre-Auguste Renoir

The man in black travels with your soul in his pocket. ― Stephen King

Life starts from a white hole and ends in a black hole. ― Santosh Kalwar

And out of darkness came the hands that reach through nature, moulding men. ― Alfred Lord Tennyson

The fact that the adult American Negro female emerges a formidable character is often met with amazement, distaste and even belligerence. It is seldom accepted as an inevitable outcome of the struggle won by survivors and deserves respect if not enthusiastic acceptance. ― Maya Angelou

My African roots made me what I am today. They’re the reason I’m from the Dominican Republic. They’re the reason I exist at all. To these roots I owe everything. ― Junot Día

The dusk runs down the lane driven like hail; Far off a precise whistle is escheat, To the dark; and then the towering weak and pale. ― Allen Tate

I’ll stop wearing black when they make a darker color. ― Wednesday Addams

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