"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."
"Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it."Toni Morrison on Confucius
"To love beauty is to see light."Toni Morrison on Victor Hugo
"Beauty is only skin deep. If you go after someone just because she's beautiful but don't have anything to talk about, it's going to get boring fast. You want to look beyond the surface and see if you can have fun or if you have anything in common with this person."Toni Morrison on Amanda Peet
"A woman whose smile is open and whose expression is glad has a kind of beauty no matter what she wears."Toni Morrison on Anne Roiphe
"People are like stained - glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within."Toni Morrison on Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
"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."
"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."
"I don't think a female running a house is a problem, a broken family. It's perceived as one because of the notion that a head is a man."