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.

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