Toni Morrison Quotes


50 Toni Morrison quotes:



"If you surrendered to the air, you could ride it."
"Love is or it ain't. Thin love ain't love at all."
"When there is pain, there are no words. All pain is the same."
"There is really nothing more to say-except why. But since why is difficult to handle, one must take refuge in how."
"If you're going to hold someone down you're going to have to hold on by the other end of the chain. You are confined by your own repression."
"The ability of writers to imagine what is not the self, to familiarize the strange and mystify the familiar, is the test of their power."
"Everywhere, everywhere, children are the scorned people of the earth."
"We die. That may be the meaning of life. But we do language. That may be the measure of our lives."
"(Love) is easily the most empty cliché, the most useless word, and at the same time the most powerful human emotionbecause hatred is involved in it, too."
Author: Morrison Quotes Category: Hate Quotes
"Of course I'm a black writer. I'm not just a black writer, but categories like black writer, woman writer and Latin American writer aren't marginal anymore. We have to acknowledge that the thing we call ''literature'' is more pluralistic now, just as society ought to be. The melting pot never worked. We ought to be able to accept on equal terms everybody from the Hasidim to Walter Lippmann, from the Rastafarians to Ralph Bunche."



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