10 Wonderful Quotes by Toni Morrison

Toni Morrison is a famous novelist, editor and professor. She is known for her rich, perceptive contribution to African-American literature for her novels often explore themes like racial discrimination, slavery and the difficulties colored people face even in a “democratic, modern” world. ‘The Bluest Eye,’ ‘Song of Solomon’ and ‘Beloved’ are some of her best written works. Here are some of her wisest sayings to ponder over and imbibe.



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“If there is a book you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, you must be the one to write it.”

“Make a difference about something other than yourselves.”

“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.”

“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.”

“It’s a bad word ‘belong.’ Especially when you put it with somebody you love. You can’t own a human being.”

“Love is never any better than the lover.”

“The function of freedom is to free someone else.”

“All paradises, all utopias are designed by who is not there, by the people who are not allowed in.”

“The loneliest woman in the world is the woman without a close woman friend.”

“I don’t know whether the bird you are holding is dead or alive, but what I do know is that it is in your hands. It is in your hands.”