Toni Morrison

Beauty was not simply something to behold; it was something one could do.

Some things you forget. Other things you never do.

What you do to children matters. And they might never forget.

I don’t think many people appreciate silence or realize that it is as close to music as you can get.

Correct what you can; learn from what you can’t.

Let your face speak what’s in your heart.

Certain seeds it will not nurture, certain fruit it will not bear and when the land kills of its own volition, we acquiesce and say the victim had no right to live

It’s a bad word, ‘belong.’ Especially when you put it with somebody you love … You can’t own a human being.

I wish I’d a knowed more people. I would of loved ‘em all. If I’d a knowed more, I would a loved more

What’s the world for you if you can’t make it up the way you want it?