Black and African-American Quotes

My attitude is, you better have a sense of humor because it's either laugh or cry. You better laugh at the situation rather than just stay sort of mired in it.

Kim Coles

Kim Coles on Dating in the 1990s

Source:, 1997

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