10 Romantic Quotes from MSI Alumni

We hope you enjoyed Valentine’s Day, and we want to keep the love going! Love comes in all shapes and forms — romantic, shared between friends, between a parent and child, and it can be self-love. This Monday Morning MSI Lineup highlights quotes from alumni of MSIs about the different perspectives of love. As we reflect on love, let’s not forget to love our MSIs and continue to lift them up.

Toni Morrison   1. Toni Morrison, Howard University

“Along with the idea of romantic love, she was introduced to another — physical beauty. Probably the most destructive idea in the history of human thought. Both originated in envy, thrived in insecurity, and ended in disillusion.”



alice walker

  2. Alice Walker, Spelman College

“I have learned not to worry about love; but to honor its coming with all my heart.”




Dennis Lehane  3. Dennis Lehane, Florida International University

“It’s hard to close the door on optimistic expectations when you love someone.”


 Connie Chung 4. Connie Chung, University of Maryland, College Park

“We decided that you have to let the other person do whatever he or she loves, and not intrude on that. You don’t have to do everything together.”


david simon  5. David Simon, University of Maryland, College Park

“Everything we do, we do for love. The beauty of love is that, in giving it away, you are left with more than you had before.”



Devine  6. Loretta Devine, University of Houston

“The fact that a person loves one particular person is what is important; the life lesson, whether you are homosexual or heterosexual, is that you not be promiscuous, and true to one person.”




Author Craig Lancaster works in his Billings home.Thursday, September 23, 2010.  7. Craig Lancaster, University of Texas in Arlington

“You have made the decision to let people into your life. Part of that involves being disappointed by them sometimes. Part of that involves being thrilled by them sometimes. It’s up to you to decide whether the risk is worth the reward.”


Taraji P. Henson  8. Taraji P. Henson,  Howard University

“Love is the greatest gift that God has given us. It’s free.”






raquel welch   9. Raquel Welch, San Diego State University

“We all have a childhood dream that when there is love, everything goes like silk, but the reality is that marriage requires a lot of compromise.”





nikki giovanni   10. Nikki Gionvanni, Fisk University

“We love because it’s the only true adventure

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