"I like marriage. The idea."
"A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person."Toni Morrison on Mignon McLaughlin
"By all means, marry. If you get a good wife, you'll become happy if you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher."Toni Morrison on Socrates
"It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages."Toni Morrison on Friedrich Nietzsche
"How can a woman be expected to be happy with a man who insists on treating her as if she were a perfectly normal human being."Toni Morrison on Oscar Wilde
"Don't marry the person you think you can live with marry only the individual you think you can't live without."Toni Morrison on James C. Dobson
"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."