If happiness is anticipation with certainty, we were happy.
("The Bluest Eye")
More Quotes from Toni Morrison: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.
Anger is better. There is a sense of being in anger. A reality and presence. An awareness of worth. It is a lovely surging.
A lot of black people believe that Jews in this country have become white. They behave like white people rather than Jewish people.
Some Native American writers enjoy being called Native American writers.
For a long time I was convinced that the conflict between Jewish people and black people in this country was a media event.
Misery colored by the greens and blues in my mother's voice took away all the grief out of the words and left me with a conviction that pain was not only endurable, it was sweet.
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We only labor to stuff the memory, and leave the conscience and the understanding unfurnished and void.
Michel de Montaigne
We are insisting and we will continue to insist that this faith of the church must continue to be upheld come rain, come fire. That is our position.