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Toni Morrison quotes and sayings

Novelist | Born: February 18, 1931
Toni Morrison motivational quote : It seems to me everything Shakespeare did was political.
Toni Morrison motivational quote : The hopelessness that comes from knowing too little and feeling too much.
Toni Morrison motivational quote : When you stiffen, you know that whatever you stiffen about is very important. The stuff is important, the fear itself is information.
Toni Morrison motivational quote : I sang "O Holy Night" in a school choir. My mother came and listened to me and complimented me. So that was the high point. I cannot sing a note.
Toni Morrison motivational quote : Language alone protects us from the scariness of things with no names. Language alone is meditation.
Toni Morrison motivational quote : Misery colored by the greens and blues in my mother's voice took away all the grief out of the words and left me with a conviction that pain was not only endurable, it was sweet.
Toni Morrison motivational quote : Black people have always been used as a buffer in this country between powers to prevent class war.
Toni Morrison motivational quote : How exquisitely human was the wish for permanent happiness, and how thin human imagination became trying to achieve it.
Toni Morrison motivational quote : Lay my head on the railroad line. Train come along; pacify my mind.
Toni Morrison motivational quote : Wait, wait, wait, wait. Don't try to write through it, to force it. Many do, but that won't work. Just wait, it will come.
Toni Morrison motivational quote : Don't tell us what to believe, what to fear. Show us belief's wide skirt and the stitch that unravels fear's caul.
Toni Morrison motivational quote : Beauty was not simply something to behold; it was something one could do.
Toni Morrison motivational quote : There is really nothing more to say-except why. But since why is difficult to handle, one must take refuge in how.