45 Incredible Melanin Quotes That Will Make You Feel Proud

Last Updated on February 4, 2021 by Scott M. Thomas

The skin colour of different humans is affected by many substances. Melanin is one of them. It is the main determinant of the skin colour of darker skin humans. Black is beauty. May these melanin quotes will remind you how beautiful and attractive you are. 

“Your beauty will be in shades of melanin and light” – R. YS Perez

“Melanin Poppin’ and No Worries!” – Stephanie Lahart

“Our melanin will always make us marvellous…

Just imagine what that sea of sisterhood would look like Magic!” – Alexandra Elle

“Respect the Complexion!” – Stephanie Lahart

“There is a lot of pressure on women to conform to a certain image – shadeism itself is another manifestation of that” – Sharon Hurley Hall

“The sun shines through my cryptic curls

&makes my soul glow too

my baby girls giggle as their fingers brush through my afro in awe

have I not seen these full lips for years,

never thinking about this melanin masterpiece” – Xayaat Muhummed

“The Black skin is not a badge of shame but rather a glorious symbol of national greatness” – Marcus Garvey

“Our melanin will always make us marvellous… Just imagine what that sea of sisterhood would look like Magic!” – Alexandra Elle

“Racial superiority is a mere figment of the imagination” – Unknown

“Melanin is an incomparable beauty. From the lightest to the darkest skin tone, Black women and Black girls are exquisite beauty in every shade. Yes, Black females have that special something that just can’t be ignored. We are Melanin Queens, beautifully created! Respect the complexion” – Stephanie Lahart

“I am dripping melanin and honey. I am black without apology” – Upile

“Melanin is the most ancient and worldwide pigment in living organisms. The very thing that colours the bark on trees brown and the soil of the earth. It dwells in your very essence” – Unknown

“Their skin drips the melanin, it absorbs the sun rays too, their hairs are graciously curly, aren’t they magical human beings? At times I get jealous of them because ‘black is beautiful’. The always makes my head turn!” – C. Vais Hnawi Rao

“Accept it… Black women are beautiful, pretty, gorgeous, appealing, elegant, attractive, lovely, stunning, and exquisite” – Stephanie Lahart

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“Black girl magic means we can do anything we want. We are natural-born leaders, and we persevere through everything and when somebody says ‘No’ we smile and keep it moving” – Tiki Sumpter

“Like all readers, I want my limits to be drawn by my own sensibilities, not by my melanin count” – Zadie Smith

“One day our descendants will think it incredible that we paid so much attention to things like the amount of melanin in our skin or the shape of our eyes or our gender instead of the unique identities of each of us as complex human beings” – Franklin A. Thomas

“My melanin is powerful. It threatens the ignorant, challenges the misinformed. My articulation intimidates. It demands to respect the moment I speak. You understand me clearly and with all that  all I’ve ever had to be, was black…” – Nii Lee Cyrus

“Stop comparing skin tones. Who cares if your skin is lighter or darker than the person standing next to you? Change can only happen once you can truthfully look in the mirror and love that Deep Chocolate, Cinnamon, Mocha, or Caramel complexion” – Alicia D. Love

“…Beauty shouldn’t be defined by whether you wear the Deepest Deep Foundation (like me!) or the Translucent one. It’s all about confidence in your own skin and in your beauty. It’s corny, but it’s true” – Jayne Mandat

“Black Girls and Black Women… Respect the Complexion! Our skin tones are exquisitely beautiful in EVERY shade!” – Stephanie Lahart

“…In the history of television and even in film, I’ve never seen a character like Annalise Keating played by someone who looks like me. My age, my hue, my sex. She is a woman who absolutely culminates the full spectrum of humanity our askew sexuality, our askew maternal instincts. She’s all of that, and she’s a dark-skin black woman” – Viola Davis

“God made me this way so I have to be happy with who I am. And it’s a journey. And I embrace my brown skin sisters. I love them and I hope that they embrace me” – Kym Whitley

“Whether light, whether dark, whether mixed, there’s only one of you. Don’t waste your time thinking that you’re not good enough. Don’t waste your time thinking that you’re ugly. Don’t waste your time because somebody else is thinking the same thing. If you’re thinking you’re beautiful, you can pass it off to someone else” – Robin Tavares-Russell

“I’m convinced that we black women possess a special indestructible strength that allows us to not only get down, but they get up, to get through, and to get over” – Janet Jackson

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“When a man tells a Black woman that she looks mixed as a form of endearment, he’s insinuating that her beauty comes from the (allegedly) non-Black part of her. All they’re effectively saying is: You’re too beautiful to just be Black. Oh, but I am. We aren’t beautiful in spite of our Blackness, we are beautiful because of it. So don’t dare try to give the credit to anything else” – Shayla Pierce

“It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences” – Audre Lorde

“Deal with yourself as an individual worthy of respect, and make everyone else deal with you the same way” – Nikki Giovanni

“Black women were created of brown sugar and warm honey. the sweetest thing to bless the earth. Be wary of anyone who tells you otherwise” – Alexandra Elle

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“When I get up and work out, I’m working out just as much for my girls as I am for me because I want them to see a mother who loves them dearly, who invests in them, but who also invests in herself. It’s just as much about letting them know as young women that it is okay to put yourself a little higher on your priority list” – Michelle Obama

“I’m glad that Shonda Rhimes saw me and said, “Why not?” That’s what makes her a visionary. That’s what makes her iconic. I think that beauty is subjective. I’ve heard that statement [less classically beautiful] my entire life. Being a dark-skinned black woman, you heard it from the womb. And “classically not beautiful” is a fancy term for saying ugly. And denouncing you. And erasing you. Now … it worked when I was younger. It no longer works for me now. It’s about teaching a culture of how to treat you. Because at the end of the day, you define you” – Viola Davis

“I am not my hair. I am not this skin. I am the soul that lives within” – Arie

“When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid” – Audre Lorde

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“Everything that happens to you is a reflection of what you believe about yourself. We cannot outperform our level of self-esteem. We cannot draw to ourselves more than we think we are worth” – Iyanla Vanzant

“I am not tragically coloured. There is no great sorrow dammed up in my soul, nor lurking behind my eyes. . . . Even in the helter-skelter skirmish that is my life, I have seen that the world is to the strong regardless of a little pigmentation more or less. No, I do not weep at the world—I am too busy sharpening my oyster knife” – Zora Neale Hurston

“Don’t settle for average. Bring your best to the moment. Then, whether it fails or succeeds, at least you know you gave all you had. We need to live the best that’s in us” – Angela Bassett

“Not everyone is going to want, accept, or know how to receive your energy. Make peace with that and keep on” – Unknown

“Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave, I am the dream and the hope of the slave. I rise. I rise. I rise” – Maya Angelou

“The African race is a rubber ball. The harder you dash it to the ground, the higher it will rise” – African Proverb

“Dear Exquisite Black Queen… You are original, unique, and exquisite! Embrace your imperfections with confidence and self-love. Your authentic self is your best self! Flaws and all, you’re still a rare gem! Black woman, you are phenomenal, please believe that!” – Stephanie Lahart

“My father was a slave and my people died to build this country, and I’m going to stay right here and have a part of it, just like you. And no fascist-minded people like you will drive me from it” – Paul Robeson

“I think one of the most important lessons that I’ve learned is to put your head down and work. Don’t look at other people and compare yourself. Just do the work. Because when the opportunity is there, you have to be ready. Make sure your craft is refined and you’re constantly working on it” –Tika Sumpter

“My skin absorbs the suns rays and my hair defies gravity. You can’t tell me I’m not magical” – Unknown

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“Just because you are different does not mean that you have to be rejected” – Eartha Kitt

“My complexion is exquisite!” – Stephanie Lahart

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