Toni Morrison Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old Toni Morrison quotes, Toni Morrison sayings, and Toni Morrison proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.'

You can do some rather extraordinary things if that's what you really believe. Toni Morrison
For me, Art is the restoration of order. It may discuss all sort of terrible things, but there must be satisfaction at the end. A little bit of hunger, but also satisfaction. Toni Morrison
Freeing yourself was one thing, claiming ownership of that freed self was another. Toni Morrison
Please don't settle for happiness. It's not good enough. Of course you deserve it, but if that's all you have in mind - happiness - I want to suggest to you that personal success devoid of meaningfulness, free of a steady commitment to social justice - that's more than a barren life. It's a trivial one. Toni Morrison
Two parents can't raise a child any more than one. You need a whole community—everybody—to raise a child. Toni Morrison
Somebody tries to say, 'I'm sorry, I'm so sorry.' People say that to me. There's no language for it. Sorry doesn't do it. I think you should just hug people and mop their floor or something. Toni Morrison