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Toni Morrison Quotes: If you want to fly, you have to give up the things that weigh you down.
         

If you want to fly, you have to give up the things that weigh you down.


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I have only to break into the tightness of a strawberry, and I see summer - its dust and lowering skies.



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The function of freedom is to free someone else.



Don’t beg anybody for anything, especially love.

Don’t beg anybody for anything, especially love.



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There is no such thing as race. None. There is just a human race - scientifically, anthropologically. Racism is a construct, a social construct... it has a social function, racism.



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.

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.



If there's a book you really want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it.

If there's a book you really want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it.



In times of dread, artists must never choose to remain silent.

In times of dread, artists must never choose to remain silent.



All water has a perfect memory and is forever trying to get back to where it was.

All water has a perfect memory and is forever trying to get back to where it was.



Oppressive language does more than represent violence; it is violence; does more than represent the limits of knowledge; it limits knowledge.

Oppressive language does more than represent violence; it is violence; does more than represent the limits of knowledge; it limits knowledge.



She is a friend of mind. She gather me, man. The pieces I am, she gather them and give them back to me in all the right order. It's good, you know, when you got a woman who is a friend of your mind.

She is a friend of mind. She gather me, man. The pieces I am, she gather them and give them back to me in all the right order. It's good, you know, when you got a woman who is a friend of your mind.





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You can have all the titles in the world but if you cannot treat others as you would yourself, you have no love to give!

You can have all the titles in the world but if you cannot treat others as you would yourself, you have no love to give!



My Dad used to tell us: 'En este pais, ustedes van a poder lograr todas las cosas que nosotros no pudimos' 'In this country, you will be able to accomplish all the things we never could.'

My Dad used to tell us: 'En este pais, ustedes van a poder lograr todas las cosas que nosotros no pudimos' 'In this country, you will be able to accomplish all the things we never could.'



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I always anticipated difficulties in order to avoid scenes.



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I visit Fox News every now and again, and it's nice, because the Eye of Mordor is above the building.



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A true repentance shuns the evil itself, more than the external suffering or the shame.

A true repentance shuns the evil itself, more than the external suffering or the shame.




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