"Black literature is taught as sociology, as tolerance, not as a serious, rigorous art form."
"True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist."Toni Morrison on Albert Einstein
"If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced."Toni Morrison on Vincent Van Gogh
"The highest art is always the most religious, and the greatest artist is always a devout person."Toni Morrison on Abraham Lincoln
"The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance."Toni Morrison on Aristotle
"A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament."Toni Morrison on Oscar Wilde
"You need a whole community to raise a child. I have raised two children, alone."
"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."
"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."