"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 have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character."Toni Morrison on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Before God we are all equally wise - and equally foolish."Toni Morrison on Albert Einstein
"I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia, the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit together at the table of brotherhood."Toni Morrison on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"The sweltering summer of the Negro's legitimate discontent will not pass until there is an invigorating autumn of freedom and equality."Toni Morrison on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal."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."
"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."