Saturday, February 18, 2017

FROM TONI MORRISON ON HER BIRTHDAY

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

4. “It’s a bad word, ‘belong.’ Especially when you put it with somebody you love … You can’t own a human being.” - Song of Solomon

7. “Love is never any better than the lover. ” - The Bluest Eye
8. “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
11. “You’re turning over your whole life to him. Your whole life, girl. And if it means so little to you that you can just give it away, hand it to him, then why should it mean any more to him? He can’t value you more than you value yourself.” - Song of Solomon
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Toni speaks on refusing to privilege white people in her novels




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