"There is nothing of any consequence in education, in the economy, in city planning, in social policy that does not concern black people."
"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."Toni Morrison on Nelson Mandela
"The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education."Toni Morrison on Albert Einstein
"It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it."Toni Morrison on Aristotle
"My mother said I must always be intolerant of ignorance but understanding of illiteracy. That some people, unable to go to school, were more educated and more intelligent than college professors."Toni Morrison on Maya Angelou
"Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught."Toni Morrison on Oscar Wilde
"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."
"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."