I think some aspects of writing can be taught. Obviously, you can't teach vision or talent. But you can help with comfort.
More Quotes from Toni Morrison:The body is ready to have babies. Nature wants it done then, when the body can handle it, not after 40, when the income can handle it.
I merged those two words, black and feminist, because I was surrounded by black women who were very tough and and who always assumed they had to work and rear children and manage homes.
Beloved, you are my sister, you are my daughter, you are my face you are me
Everybody gets everything handed to them. The rich inherit it. I don't mean just inheritance of money. I mean what people take for granted among the middle and upper classes, which is nepotism, the old-boy network.
I don't think anybody cares about unwed mothers unless they're black or poor. The question is not morality, the question is money. That's what we're upset about.
My children are delightful people, whom I would love even if they weren't my children.
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You have to be vigorous. That's the only way you are going to get it because everybody has dreams and everybody has goals, but the only people who achieve them are the ones that go after it and don't take no for an answer.