The ability of writers to imagine what is not the self, to familiarize the strange and mystify the familiar, is the test of their power.
More Quotes from Toni Morrison:The unflattering reviews are painful for short periods of time; the badly written ones are deeply, deeply insulting. That reviewer took no time to really read the book.
Make a difference about something other than yourselves.
(Love) is easily the most empty clich, the most useless word, and at the same time the most powerful human emotionbecause hatred is involved in it, too.
In this country American means white. Everybody else has to hyphenate.
Everywhere, everywhere, children are the scorned people of the earth.
Women's rights is not only an abstraction, a cause; it is also a personal affair. It is not only about us; it is also about me and you. Just the two of us.
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