"I merged those two words, black and feminist, because I was surrounded by black women who were very tough and and who always assumed they had to work and rear children and manage homes."
"A woman is like a tea bag - you can't tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water."Toni Morrison on Eleanor Roosevelt
"I don't know who invented high heels, but all women owe him a lot."Toni Morrison on Marilyn Monroe
"Ah, women. They make the highs higher and the lows more frequent."Toni Morrison on Friedrich Nietzsche
"The age of a woman doesn't mean a thing. The best tunes are played on the oldest fiddles."Toni Morrison on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"As usual, there is a great woman behind every idiot."Toni Morrison on John Lennon
"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."