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Quotes for Today: Toni Morrison

Posted on the 06 August 2019 by Radicalhope

“Me and you, we got more yesterday than anybody. We need some kind of tomorrow.”
― Toni Morrison, Beloved

“There is really nothing more to say-except why. But since why is difficult to handle, one must take refuge in how.”
― Toni Morrison, The Bluest Eye

“All water has a perfect memory and is forever trying to get back to where it was.”
― Toni Morrison

“If you surrender to the wind you can ride it.”
― Toni Morrison

“You looked at them and wondered why they were so ugly; you looked closely and could not find the source. Then you realized that it came from conviction, their conviction. It was as though some mysterious all-knowing master had given each one a cloak of ugliness to wear, and they had each accepted it without question.”
― Toni Morrison, The Bluest Eye

“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

“It’s a bad word, ‘belong.’ Especially when you put it with somebody you love … You can’t own a human being.”
― Toni Morrison, Song of Solomon

“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


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