Quotes by Toni Morrison

I'm a controversial figure. My friends either dislike me or hate me.

Toni Morrison

Love is or it ain't. Thin love ain't love at all.

Toni Morrison

She is a friend of my mind... The pieces I am, she gather them and give them back to me in all the right order.

Toni Morrison

Other Great Authors


Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.

Albert Schweitzer

What makes men of genius, or rather, what they make, is not new ideas, it is that idea - possessing them - that what has been said has still not been said enough.

Eugene Delacroix

I was so free with him as not to mince the matter.

Miguel de Cervantes

Great indeed is the sublimity of the Creative, to which all beings owe their beginning and which permeates all heaven.

I Ching »

It made our hair stand up in panic fear.

Sophocles »

To any intelligent being, there is no emotion more important than hope. Individually or collectively, we must hope that the future will be better than the past, that our offspring, and theirs after them, will be a bit closer to an ideal society, whatever our perception of that might be... It is at those times when we feel we are contributing to that ultimate end... we feel true elation.

R. A. Salvatore, Siege of Darkness »