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Toni Morrison
February 18, 1931 -
Nationality: American
Category: Novelist
Subcategory: American Novelist

I like marriage. The idea.


I wrote my first novel because I wanted to read it.


There is really nothing more to say-except why. But since why is difficult to handle, one must take refuge in how.


Women's rights is not only an abstraction, a cause; it is also a personal affair. It is not only about us; it is also about me and you. Just the two of us.


Somebody has to take responsibility for being a leader.


In becoming an American, from Europe, what one has in common with that other immigrant is contempt for me-it's nothing else but color.


For a long time I was convinced that the conflict between Jewish people and black people in this country was a media event.


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.


Black people have always been used as a buffer in this country between powers to prevent class war.


Everything I've ever done, in the writing world, has been to expand articulation, rather than to close it.


Black boys became criminalized. I was in constant dread for their lives, because they were targets everywhere. They still are.


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