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.

All water has a perfect memory and is forever trying to get back to where it was.

You don’t have to love me but you damn well have to respect me.

Sifting daylight dissolves the memory, turns it into dust motes floating in light.

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