Thursday, February 18, 2016

TONI MORRISON QUOTES FOR HER 85th BIRTHDAY


“She was the third beer. Not the first one, which the throat receives with almost tearful gratitude; nor the second, that confirms and extends the pleasure of the first. But the third, the one you drink because it’s there, because it can’t hurt, and because what difference does it make?” - Song of Solomon





“Freeing yourself was one thing, claiming ownership of that freed self was another.” - Beloved


“We were not strong, only aggressive; we were not free, merely licensed; we were not compassionate, we were polite; not good, but well behaved. We courted death in order to call ourselves brave, and hid like thieves from life. We substituted good grammar for intellect; we switched habits to simulate maturity; we rearranged lies and called it truth.”

~BuzzFeed



A SHORT BIOGRAPHYhttp://www.dw.com/en/the-strength-of-compassion-toni-morrison-at-85/a-19049659

MORE QUOTES
http://www.buzzfeed.com/juliapugachevsky/impossibly-beautiful-toni-morrison-quotes?utm_term=.rhbbB2yrB#.jdQGKaQXK