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Toni Morrison Quotes & Sayings
66 entries tagged including 21 subtopics.
Last updated Jul 2020
Toni Morrison Topics
Meaning Of Life
Black History Month
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.
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.
Freeing yourself was one thing; claiming ownership of that freed self was another.
For a long time I was convinced that the conflict between Jewish people and black people in this country was a media event.
Everywhere, everywhere, children are the scorned people of the earth.
Everything I've ever done, in the writing world, has been to expand articulation, rather than to close it.
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.
Black people have always been used as a buffer in this country between powers to prevent class war.
Black History Month quotes
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.
Black literature is taught as sociology, as tolerance, not as a serious, rigorous art form.
Black boys became criminalized. I was in constant dread for their lives, because they were targets everywhere. They still are.
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.
As you enter positions of trust and power, dream a little before you think.
All water has a perfect memory and is forever trying to get back to where it was.
A lot of black people believe that Jews in this country have become white. They behave like white people rather than Jewish people.
Too much tail. All that jewelry weighs it down. Like vanity. Can't nobody fly with all that shit. Wanna fly, you got to give up the shit that weighs you down.
There is really nothing more to say-except why. But since why is difficult to handle, one must take refuge in how.
If there's a book you really want to read but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it
Beloved, you are my sister, you are my daughter, you are my face; you are me
Love is or it ain't. Thin love ain't love at all.
Being The Other Woman
Life Is Too Short
Never Give Up
Pick Up Lines
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