"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."
"When I was young I thought that money was the most important thing in life now that I am old I know that it is."Toni Morrison on Oscar Wilde
"A little thought and a little kindness are often worth more than a great deal of money."Toni Morrison on John Ruskin
"Money has never made man happy, nor will it, there is nothing in its nature to produce happiness. The more of it one has the more one wants."Toni Morrison on Benjamin Franklin
"The lack of money is the root of all evil."Toni Morrison on Mark Twain
"Honesty is the best policy - when there is money in it."Toni Morrison on Mark Twain
"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."