60 Inspirational Toni Morrison Quotes

Be strong and determined! Let people’s criticisms of you be a force that drives you forward to achieve enormous success in life no matter what and not what stops you from moving boldly after your dreams in a bid to be successful. Below we are sharing a collection of Inspirational quotes by Toni Morrison. We hope these Toni Morrison Quotes will inspire you to take action and achieve the success that you deserve.

60 Inspirational Toni Morrison Quotes

1.“The function of freedom is to free someone else.” —Toni Morrison

2.“Anything dead coming back to life hurts.”—Toni Morrison

3.“No matter how hard we try to ignore it, the mind always knows the truth and wants clarity.”—Toni Morrison

4.“I don’t think many people appreciate silence or realize that it is as close to music as you can get.”—Toni Morrison

5.“As you enter positions of trust and power, dream a little before you think.”—Toni Morrison

6.“Something that is loved is never lost.”—Toni Morrison

7.“I remember very clearly I was writing with a pencil. I was sitting on a couch, writing with a pencil, trying to think up something and remembering what I just described.”—Toni Morrison

8.“Writing, for me, is the big protection.”—Toni Morrison

9.“Love. We have to embrace ourselves.”—Toni Morrison

10.“Have a sense of humor; deliver something that somebody can use.”—Toni Morrison

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11.“There in the center of that silence was not eternity but the death of time and a loneliness so profound the word itself had no meaning.”—Toni Morrison

12.“It is more interesting, more complicated, more intellectually demanding and more morally demanding to love somebody, to take care of somebody, to make one other person feel good.”—Toni Morrison

13.“Free yourself from baggage and vanity and all sorts of things and deliver a better self.”—Toni Morrison

14.“Now that I’m 84, I remember everything as a mistake, and I regret everything.”—Toni Morrison

15.“It is sheer good fortune to miss somebody long before they leave you.”—Toni Morrison

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16.“You wanna fly, you got to give up the stuff that weighs you down.”—Toni Morrison

17.“Definitions belong to the definers, not the defined.”—Toni Morrison

18.“How exquisitely human was the wish for permanent happiness, and how thin human imagination became trying to achieve it.”—Toni Morrison

19.“If there’s a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.”—Toni Morrison

20.“Love is divine only and difficult always. If you think it is easy you are a fool. If you think it is natural you are blind.”—Toni Morrison

21.“Don’t ever think I fell for you or fell over you. I didn’t fall in love, I rose in it.”—Toni Morrison

22.“If you’re going to hold someone down you’re going to have to hold on by the other end of the chain. You are confined by your own repression.”—Toni Morrison

24.“Couples that enter the sacrament of marriage and are not prepared to go the distance or are not willing to get right with the real love of God cannot thrive.”—Toni Morrison

25.“Love is never any better than the lover.”—Toni Morrison

26.“Ange… it’s a paralyzing emotion… you can’t get anything done.”—Toni Morrison

27.“Wicked people love wickedly, violent people love violently, weak people love weakly, stupid people love stupidly, but the love of a free man is never safe.”—Toni Morrison

28.“I’m writing for black people.”—Toni Morrison

29.“Cowards are so dangerous. It’s that quality that informs serious hostility.”—Toni Morrison

30.“Writing is really a way of thinking – not just feeling but thinking about things that are disparate, unresolved, mysterious, problematic, or just sweet.”—Toni Morrison

31.“Mother never rejected or accepted anybody based on race or color or religion or any of that. Everybody was an individual whom she approved of or disapproved of based on her perception of them as individuals.”—Toni Morrison

32.“Scientifically there’s no such thing as race, Bride, so racism without race is a choice.”—Toni Morrison

33.“Love is not a gift. It is a diploma. A diploma conferring certain privileges: the privilege of expressing love and the privilege of receiving it.”—Toni Morrison

34.“We die. That may be the meaning of life. But we do language. That may be the measure of our lives.”—Toni Morrison

35.“I used to be a little plant thief. You know, if I were someplace where there was something growing, I would snip it off, take it home and plant it.”—Toni Morrison

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