Toni Morrison Quotes


50 Toni Morrison quotes:



"All water has a perfect memory and is forever trying to get back to where it was."
"She is a friend of mind. She gather me, man. The pieces I am, she gather them and give them back to me in all the right order. It's good, you know, when you got a woman who is a friend of your mind."
"I like marriage. The idea."
"Women's rights is not only an abstraction, a cause; it is also a personal affair. It is not only about us; it is also about me and you. Just the two of us."
"I wrote my first novel because I wanted to read it."
"If there is a book that you want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, you must be the one to write it."
"As you enter positions of trust and power, dream a little before you think."
"You marvel at the economy and this choice of words. How many ways can you describe the sky and the moon? After Sylvia Plath, what can you say?"
"Some Native American writers enjoy being called Native American writers."
"Somebody has to take responsibility for being a leader."
"At some point in life the world's beauty becomes enough. You don't need to photograph, paint or even remember it. It is enough."
"Black boys became criminalized. I was in constant dread for their lives, because they were targets everywhere. They still are."
"Black literature is taught as sociology, as tolerance, not as a serious, rigorous art form."
"Black people are victims of an enormous amount of violence. None of those things can take place without the complicity of the people who run the schools and the city."
"Everybody gets everything handed to them. The rich inherit it. I don't mean just inheritance of money. I mean what people take for granted among the middle and upper classes, which is nepotism, the old-boy network."
"Everything I've ever done, in the writing world, has been to expand articulation, rather than to close it."
"For a long time I was convinced that the conflict between Jewish people and black people in this country was a media event."
"Freeing yourself was one thing; claiming ownership of that freed self was another."
"I always looked upon the acts of racist exclusion, or insult, as pitiable, from the other person. I never absorbed that. I always thought that there was something deficient about such people."
"I don't think a female running a house is a problem, a broken family. It's perceived as one because of the notion that a head is a man."



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