Black and African-American Quotes

So in the beginning, you say exactly where you are, you say exactly what your intentions are and then you let that person decide what they want to do with you. And if it turns into something it does. If it doesn't then you were honest in the beginning.

Brian McKnight

Brian McKnight on Being Truthful in Relationships

Source: NPR, 2013

You know, when you’re single, you’re very independent. Very independent women raised me. We didn’t have a lot of male figures as the head of our household, so I got, and took on, a lot of that strong spirit from the matriarchs in my family. It allows you to get on through life a lot easier, but the downside is that you don’t have that experience of watching a male figure interact with women in the home. When you come from an all-female household, when you’re in a relationship, you get into situations you don’t really know how to handle, which I didn’t.

Tichina Arnold