"She is a friend of mind. She gather me, man. The pieces I am, she gather them and give them back to me in all the right order. It's good, you know, when you got a woman who is a friend of your mind."
"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing."Toni Morrison on Edmund Burke
"It is very important to generate a good attitude, a good heart, as much as possible. From this, happiness in both the short term and the long term for both yourself and others will come."Toni Morrison on Dalai Lama
"If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed."Toni Morrison on Albert Einstein
"Despite everything, I believe that people are really good at heart."Toni Morrison on Anne Frank
"When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That's my religion."Toni Morrison on Abraham Lincoln
"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."