"As you enter positions of trust and power, dream a little before you think."
"Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none."Toni Morrison on William Shakespeare
"For every good reason there is to lie, there is a better reason to tell the truth."Toni Morrison on Bo Bennett
"The trust of the innocent is the liar's most useful tool."Toni Morrison on Stephen King
"Learning to trust is one of life's most difficult tasks."Toni Morrison on Isaac Watts
"Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement."Toni Morrison on Golda Meir
"You need a whole community to raise a child. I have raised two children, alone."
"Black literature is taught as sociology, as tolerance, not as a serious, rigorous art form."
"At some point in life the world's beauty becomes enough. You don't need to photograph, paint or even remember it. It is enough."
"There is nothing of any consequence in education, in the economy, in city planning, in social policy that does not concern black people."
"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."