Toni Morrison Quotes.
Some Native American writers enjoy being called Native American writers.
Black people have always been used as a buffer in this country between powers to prevent class war.
All important things are hard.
Let your face speak what’s in your heart.
I like marriage. The idea.
When there is pain, there are no words. All pain is the same.
I think some aspects of writing can be taught. Obviously, you can’t teach vision or talent. But you can help with comfort.
In this country American means white. Everybody else has to hyphenate.
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.
We die. That may be the meaning of life. But we do language. That may be the measure of our lives.
My children are delightful people, whom I would love even if they weren’t my children.
There is really nothing more to say – except why. But since why is difficult to handle, one must take refuge in how.
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 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.
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.
As you enter positions of trust and power, dream a little before you think.
If there’s a book you really want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.