Facts about Toni Morrison

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Toni Morrison is a famous Novelist from USA, he/she is 88 years old and still alive, born February 18, 1931.

Zodiac etc.

He/she is born under the zodiac aquarius, who is known for Knowledge, Humanitarian, Serious, Insightful, Duplicitous. Our collection contains 44 quotes who is written / told by Toni, under the main topic Nature.

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Famous quotes by Toni Morrison (44)


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"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"
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"In becoming an American, from Europe, what one has in common with that other immigrant is contempt for me-it's nothing else but color"
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"For a long time I was convinced that the conflict between Jewish people and black people in this country was a media event"
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"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?"
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"I wrote my first novel because I wanted to read it"
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"Everything I've ever done, in the writing world, has been to expand articulation, rather than to close it"
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"All water has a perfect memory and is forever trying to get back to where it was"
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"When there is pain, there are no words. All pain is the same"
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"Somebody has to take responsibility for being a leader"
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"If there's a book you really want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it"
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"I like marriage. The idea"
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"I don't think anybody cares about unwed mothers unless they're black or poor. The question is not morality, the question is money. That's what we're upset about"
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"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"
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"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"
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"Black boys became criminalized. I was in constant dread for their lives, because they were targets everywhere. They still are"
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"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"
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"All water has a perfect memory and is forever trying to get back to where it was"
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"A lot of black people believe that Jews in this country have become white. They behave like white people rather than Jewish people"
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"We die. That may be the meaning of life. But we do language. That may be the measure of our lives"
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"No one ever talks about the moment you found that you were white. Or the moment you found out you were black. That's a profound revelation. The minute you find that out, something happens. You have to renegotiate everything"
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"Make a difference about something other than yourselves"
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"In this country American means white. Everybody else has to hyphenate"
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"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"
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"I would solve a lot of literary problems just thinking about a character in the subway, where you can't do anything anyway"
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"There is nothing of any consequence in education, in the economy, in city planning, in social policy that does not concern black people"
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"The unflattering reviews are painful for short periods of time; the badly written ones are deeply, deeply insulting. That reviewer took no time to really read the book"
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"Black people have always been used as a buffer in this country between powers to prevent class war"
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"There is really nothing more to say-except why. But since why is difficult to handle, one must take refuge in how"
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"If you surrendered to the air, you could ride it"
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"I'm always annoyed about why black people have to bear the brunt of everybody else's contempt. If we are not totally understanding and smiling, suddenly we're demons"
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"As you enter positions of trust and power, dream a little before you think"
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"The body is ready to have babies. Nature wants it done then, when the body can handle it, not after 40, when the income can handle it"
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"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"
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"I'm not entangled in shaping my work according to other people's views of how I should have done it"
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"I think some aspects of writing can be taught. Obviously, you can't teach vision or talent. But you can help with comfort"
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"I merged those two words, black and feminist, because I was surrounded by black women who were very tough and and who always assumed they had to work and rear children and manage homes"
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"I get angry about things, then go on and work"
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"Everywhere, everywhere, children are the scorned people of the earth"
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"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"
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"Black literature is taught as sociology, as tolerance, not as a serious, rigorous art form"
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"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"
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"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"
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"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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"Freeing yourself was one thing; claiming ownership of that freed self was another"


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