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50 Famous quotes and sayings by Toni Morrison




50 Famous quotes and sayings by Toni Morrison. Here are the best Toni Morrison quotes that you can enjoy reading and will inspire you as well. Chloe Anthony Wofford Morrison, aka Toni Morrison, is a college professor, novelist, essayist, and book editor. Toni Morrison made many accomplishments and became known as one of the best authors who also won the National Book Critics Circle Award. May these Toni Morrison quotes and sayings help you get the inspiration and the motivation you need that can be useful in your everyday life. Share these famous Toni Morrison quotes with your friends, family, and loved ones.


Famous quotes and sayings by Toni Morrison

1. You wanna fly, you got to give up the shit that weighs you down. - Toni Morrison


Famous quotes and sayings by Toni Morrison

2. If there's a book that you want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it. - Toni Morrison


Famous quotes and sayings by Toni Morrison

3. Me and you, we got more yesterday than anybody. We need some kind of tomorrow. - Toni Morrison


Famous quotes and sayings by Toni Morrison

4. It is sheer good fortune to miss somebody long before they leave you. - Toni Morrison


Famous quotes and sayings by Toni Morrison

5. There is really nothing more to say-except why. But since why is difficult to handle, one must take refuge in how. - Toni Morrison


Famous quotes and sayings by Toni Morrison

6. He wants to put his story next to hers. - Toni Morrison


Famous quotes and sayings by Toni Morrison

7. As you enter positions of trust and power, dream a little before you think. - Toni Morrison


Famous quotes and sayings by Toni Morrison

8. If you surrendered to the air, you could ride it. - Toni Morrison


Famous quotes and sayings by Toni Morrison

9. What difference do it make if the thing you scared of is real or not? - Toni Morrison


Famous quotes and sayings by Toni Morrison

10. It was a fine cry - loud and long - but it had no bottom and it had no top, just circles and circles of sorrow. - Toni Morrison


Famous quotes and sayings by Toni Morrison

11. She is a friend of my mind. She gather me, man. The pieces I am, she gather them and give them back to me in all the right order. - Toni Morrison


Famous quotes and sayings by Toni Morrison

12. Don't ever think I fell for you, or fell over you. I didn't fall in love, I rose in it. - Toni Morrison


Famous quotes and sayings by Toni Morrison

13. We die. That may be the meaning of life. But we do language. That may be the measure of our lives. - Toni Morrison


Famous quotes and sayings by Toni Morrison

14. Definitions belong to the definers, not the defined. - Toni Morrison


Famous quotes and sayings by Toni Morrison

15. 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. - Toni Morrison


Famous quotes and sayings by Toni Morrison

16. Freeing yourself was one thing, claiming ownership of that freed self was another. - Toni Morrison


Famous quotes and sayings by Toni Morrison

17. Sweet, crazy conversations full of half sentences, daydreams and misunderstandings more thrilling than understanding could ever be. - Toni Morrison


Famous quotes and sayings by Toni Morrison

18. The function of freedom is to free someone else. - Toni Morrison


Famous quotes and sayings by Toni Morrison

19. We mistook violence for passion, indolence for leisure, and thought recklessness was freedom. - Toni Morrison


Famous quotes and sayings by Toni Morrison

20. Love is or it ain't. Thin love ain't love at all. - Toni Morrison


Famous quotes and sayings by Toni Morrison

21. To get to a place where you could love anything you chose--not to need permission for desire--well now that was freedom. - Toni Morrison


Famous quotes and sayings by Toni Morrison

22. She learned the intricacy of loneliness: the horror of color, the roar of soundlessness and the menace of familiar objects lying still. - Toni Morrison


Famous quotes and sayings by Toni Morrison

23. Writing is really a way of thinking--not just feeling but thinking about things that are disparate, unresolved, mysterious, problematic or just sweet. - Toni Morrison


Famous quotes and sayings by Toni Morrison

24. 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. - Toni Morrison


Famous quotes and sayings by Toni Morrison

25. The presence of evil was something to be first recognized, then dealt with, survived, outwitted, triumphed over. - Toni Morrison


Famous quotes and sayings by Toni Morrison

26. I wish I’d a knowed more people. I would of loved ‘em all. If I’d a knowed more, I would a loved more. - Toni Morrison


Famous quotes and sayings by Toni Morrison

27. What's the world for you if you can't make it up the way you want it? - Toni Morrison


Famous quotes and sayings by Toni Morrison

28. 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.  - Toni Morrison


Famous quotes and sayings by Toni Morrison

29. Not knowing it was hard; knowing it was harder. - Toni Morrison


Famous quotes and sayings by Toni Morrison

30. But to find out the truth about how dreams die, one should never take the word of the dreamer. - Toni Morrison


Famous quotes and sayings by Toni Morrison

31. Perhaps that's what all human relationships boil down to: Would you save my life? or would you take it? - Toni Morrison


Famous quotes and sayings by Toni Morrison

32. Sunk in the grass of an empty lot on a spring Saturday, I split the stems of milkweed and thought about ants and peach pits and death and where the world went when I closed my eyes. - Toni Morrison


Famous quotes and sayings by Toni Morrison

33. You don't have to love me but you damn well have to respect me. - Toni Morrison


Famous quotes and sayings by Toni Morrison

34. It's a bad word, 'belong.' Especially when you put it with somebody you love... You can't own a human being. - Toni Morrison


Famous quotes and sayings by Toni Morrison

35. To be given dominion over another is a hard thing; to wrest dominion over another is a wrong thing; to give dominion of yourself to another is a wicked thing. - Toni Morrison


Famous quotes and sayings by Toni Morrison

36. No matter what all your teeth and wet fingers anticipated, there was no accounting for the way that simple joy could shake you. - Toni Morrison


Famous quotes and sayings by Toni Morrison

37. No matter how hard we try to ignore it, the mind always knows truth and wants clarity. - Toni Morrison


Famous quotes and sayings by Toni Morrison

38. There in the center of that silence was not eternity but the death of time and a loneliness so profound the word itself had no meaning.  - Toni Morrison


Famous quotes and sayings by Toni Morrison

39. 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. - Toni Morrison


Famous quotes and sayings by Toni Morrison

40. How exquisitely human was the wish for permanent happiness, and how thin human imagination became trying to achieve it. - Toni Morrison


Famous quotes and sayings by Toni Morrison

41. Nowadays silence is looked on as odd and most of my race has forgotten the beauty of meaning much by saying little. Now tongues work all day by themselves with no help from the mind. - Toni Morrison


Famous quotes and sayings by Toni Morrison

42. What you do to children matters. And they might never forget. - Toni Morrison


Famous quotes and sayings by Toni Morrison

43. I'm not entangled in shaping my work according to other people's views of how I should have done it. - Toni Morrison


Famous quotes and sayings by Toni Morrison

44. Sifting daylight dissolves the memory, turns it into dust motes floating in light. - Toni Morrison


Famous quotes and sayings by Toni Morrison

45. Being good to somebody is just like being mean to somebody. Risky. You don't get nothing for it. - Toni Morrison


Famous quotes and sayings by Toni Morrison

46. I want to feel what I feel. What's mine. Even if it's not happiness, whatever that means. Because you're all you've got. - Toni Morrison


Famous quotes and sayings by Toni Morrison

47. If happiness is anticipation with certainty, we were happy. - Toni Morrison


Famous quotes and sayings by Toni Morrison

48. For me, Art is the restoration of order. It may discuss all sort of terrible things, but there must be satisfaction at the end. A little bit of hunger, but also satisfaction. - Toni Morrison


Famous quotes and sayings by Toni Morrison

49. Say make me, remake me. You are free to do it and I am free to let you because look, look. Look where your hands are. Now. - Toni Morrison


Famous quotes and sayings by Toni Morrison

50. I wrote my first novel because I wanted to read it. - Toni Morrison

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