Popular quotes of American novelist Toni Morrison

Popular quotes of American novelist Toni Morrison

Freeing yourself was one thing; claiming ownership of that freed self was another.
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.
Love is or it ain’t. Thin love ain’t love at all.
In this country American means white. Everybody else has to hyphenate.
There is really nothing more to say-except why. But since why is difficult to handle, one must take refuge in how.
As you enter positions of trust and power, dream a little before you think.
Like any artist without an art form, she became dangerous.
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.
All water has a perfect memory and is forever trying to get back to where it was.
You wanna fly, you got to give up the shit that weighs you down.


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