"You need a whole community to raise a child. I have raised two children, alone."
"It is strange to be known so universally and yet to be so lonely."Toni Morrison on Albert Einstein
"Alone we can do so little together we can do so much."Toni Morrison on Helen Keller
"It's often just enough to be with someone. I don't need to touch them. Not even talk. A feeling passes between you both. You're not alone."Toni Morrison on Marilyn Monroe
"Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation for it is better to be alone than in bad company."Toni Morrison on George Washington
"I restore myself when I'm alone."Toni Morrison on Marilyn Monroe
"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."
"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."