1. Toni Morrison

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“If there is a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, you must be the one to write it.”

2. Toni Morrison

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“You wanna fly? You got to give up the shit that weighs you down.”

3. Toni Morrison

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“Freeing yourself was one thing; claiming ownership of that freed self was another.”

4. Toni Morrison

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“I see your life as artful, waiting just waiting and ready for you to make it art.”

5. Toni Morrison

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“Freedom is choosing your responsibility. It’s not having no responsibilities; it’s choosing the ones you want.”

6. Toni Morrison

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“If you have some power, then your job is to empower somebody else.”

7. Toni Morrison

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“Don’t ever think I fell for you, or fell over you. I didn’t fall in love, I rose in it.”

8. Toni Morrison


“We die. That may be the meaning of life. But we do language. That may be the measure of our lives.”

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