Toni Morrison in her own words

The function of freedom is to free someone else.

1. Whatever the work is, do it well- not for the boss but for yourself.

2. You make the job; it doesn’t make you.

3. Your real life is with us, your family.

4. You are not the work you do; you are the person you are.

So, from my point of view, I see your life as already artful, waiting, just waiting and ready for you to make art.

All water has a perfect memory and is forever trying to get back to where it was. Writers are like that: remembering where we were, that valley we ran through, what the banks were like, the light that was there and the route back to our original place.

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.

Women Talking About

“To be a woman you have to look like a girl, act like a lady, think like a man, and work like a dog.” -Leah Chase, chef and owner of legendary New Orleans eatery, Dooky Chase’s Restaurant.

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