Toni Morrison On Books And Questions

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My books are always questions for me. What if? How does it feel to …? Or what would it look like if you took racism out? Or what does it look like if you have the perfect town, everything you ever wanted? And so you ask a question, put it in a time when it would be theatrical to ask, and find the people who can articulate it for you and try to make them interesting. The rest of it is all structure, how to put it together.

Toni Morrison On The Artist’s Task

 

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I know the world is bruised and bleeding, and though it is important not to ignore its pain, it is also critical to refuse to succumb to its malevolence…This is precisely the time when artists go to work. There is no time for despair, no place for self-pity, no need for silence, no room for fear. We speak, we write, we do language. That is how civilizations heal.

Toni Morrison On Letting Go

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   Toni Morrison   (February 18, 1931 -)
Toni Morrison (February 18, 1931 -)

At some point in life the world’s beauty becomes enough. You don’t need to photograph, paint or to even remember it.  It is enough.  No record of it needs to be kept and you don’t need someone to share it with or tell it to. When that happens — that letting go — you let go because you can.

🎂 Happy Birthday Toni Morrison (February 18, 1931 -)

 

   
  

Photo Credit: Know Your Worth! by: Salaam Muhammad

 

 

 

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