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.

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?

The function of freedom is to free someone else