The best Quotes by Toni Morrison

The best Quotes by Toni Morrison

Chloe Anthony Wofford Morrison (born Chloe Ardelia Wofford; February 18, 1931 – August 5, 2019), known as Toni Morrison, was an American novelist. Her first novel, The Bluest Eye, was published in 1970. The critically acclaimed Song of Solomon (1977) brought her national attention and won the National Book Critics Circle Award. In 1988, Morrison won the Pulitzer Prize for Beloved (1987); she was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1993.

Wanna fly, you got to give up the shit that weighs you down.
If there is a book that you want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, you must be the one to write it.
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All water has a perfect memory and is forever trying to get back to where it was.
Love is or it ain't. Thin love ain't love at all.
Make a difference about something other than yourselves.
Black literature is taught as sociology, as tolerance, not as a serious, rigorous art form.
Black people are victims of an enormous amount of violence. None of those things can take place without the complicity of the people who run the schools and the city.

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No wonder the city never sleeps, it's too busy trying to get laid.
Carrie Bradshaw in Sex And The City - Season 1 Episode 11
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There are eight million people in this city. And those teeming masses exist for the sole purpose of lifting the few exceptional people onto their shoulders.
Grüner Kobold in Spider-Man
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If I can make it there
I'll make it anywhere
It's up to you
New York, New York
Frank Sinatra - New York, New York
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Manhattan, for millions of our forefathers, the gateway to hope, opportunity and happiness beyond their wildest dreams. Today, that hope is still alive, it's called "The First Date". On Saturday nights, every restaurant in Lower Manhattan resembles its own little Ellis Island.
Carrie Bradshaw in Sex And The City - Season 2 Episode 3
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I want to wake up in that city
That doesn't sleep
And find I'm king of the hill
Top of the heap
Frank Sinatra - New York, New York
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In a city that moves so fast, you get the Sunday paper on Saturday - how did any of us know how much time we had left?
Carrie Bradshaw in Sex And The City - Season 2 Episode 5
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We are New Yorkers. Proud citizens of the greatest city on earth. Thinking big isn't new to us. It is the very foundation of who we are.
Regardless of our differences, this was still New York. A melting pot crammed onto an island, then pushed into a subway car with a rat eating pizza. You're not left or right. You're a New f*cking Yorker and we're in this together.
Jordan Klepper in The Daily Show - Debates Anti-Vax Mandate Protesters in NYC
Do you know how bad that coffee has to be to to be considered a health risk in New York? This is the same city where pizza gets delivered by a rat!
I don't wanna f*ck it up because one of us didn't prepare for the slim possibility of New York City traffic!
Michael Lawson in Uncoupled - Season 1 Episode 1
I remember Hell's Kitchen when you couldn't walk west of Ninth Avenue without getting knifed. Now it's Chelsea with better gays.
Stanley James in Uncoupled - Season 1 Episode 1
Most people come to New York to be discovered. The rest of us come here to hide.
It's fascinating to see how versatile New York City is. It lends itself to being so many different places!
Biden has won so many times in Michigan now.
He's legally required to change his name to Ohio State.
There's nothing wrong with Ohio
Except the snow and the rain
Bowling for Soup - Ohio (Come Back to Texas), Album: A Hangover You Don’t Deserve
East Coast style + Midwest charm = Ohio girl
Coming from southeast Ohio it's a very impoverished area and the poverty rate is almost two times the national average.
Joe Burrow - December 2019
Ohio girls - the kind of girl you can take home to meet your mom, but can outdrink your dad.
Home is where the heart is and the heart is in Ohio.
If you don't like the weather in Southern Ohio, just wait 15 minutes.
Ohio girls have that inner glow that makes them more beautiful than any other girl.
If I were giving a young man advice as to how he might succeed in life, I would say to him, "pick out a good father and mother, and begin life in Ohio."
In Northeast Ohio, nothing is given. Everything is earned. You work for what you have.
I love Ohio.
As a boy, because I was born and raised in Ohio, about 60 miles north of Dayton, the legends of the Wrights have been in my memories as long as I can remember.
They say money can't buy happiness, but it can buy a flight to Ohio - and that's pretty much the same thing.
The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease for ever to be able to do it.
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It is only when you fall that you learn whether you can fly.
Flemeth in Dragon Age
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People ask me if I could fly. I said: 'Yeah - for a little while.'
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A mind needs books like a sword needs a whetstone.
Tyrion Lannister in Game of Thrones - Season 1 Episode 2
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"One must always be careful of books," said Tessa, "and what is inside them, for words have the power to change us."
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If you have never spent whole afternoons with burning ears and rumpled hair, forgetting the world around you over a book, forgetting cold and hunger-

If you have never read secretly under the bedclothes with a flashlight, because your father or mother or some other well-meaning person has switched off the lamp on the plausible ground that it was time to sleep because you had to get up so early-

If you have never wept bitter tears because a wonderful story has come to an end and you must take your leave of the characters with whom you have shared so many adventures, whom you have loved and admired, for whom you have hoped and feared, and without whose company life seems empty and meaningless-

If such things have not been part of your own experience, you probably won't understand what Bastian did next.
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Poetry, she thought, wasn't written to be analyzed, it was meant to inspire without reason, to touch without understanding.
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A living poem had always been the words that came to mind when he tried to describe her to others.
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Writing is something you do alone. Its a profession for introverts who want to tell you a story but don't want to make eye contact while doing it.
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Animals can survive for weeks without food, but merely a few days without water. There is no dish that could ever compare to pure, unadulterated water.
I don't like boats. I don't like water. I'm a man not a fish.
Connor MacLeod in Highlander
Drinking water is essential to a healthy lifestyle.
It takes much more courage to be in love than it does for war.
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You say you love rain, but you use an umbrella to walk under it. You say you love sun, but you seek shade when it is shining. You say you love wind, but when it comes, you close your window. So that's why I'm scared when you say you love me.
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The truth is, everyone is going to hurt you. You just got to find the ones worth suffering for.
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Perfection is impossible. In the 1,526 singles matches I played in my career, I won almost 80% of those matches. But what percentage of points did I win? 54%! In other words, even top ranked tennis players win barely more than half the points they play. When you lose every second point on average, you learn not to dwell on every shot.
Roger Federer - Juni 2024
We've had a lot of away games in the Champions League this season where we've heard the fans. When I think of the game in Newcastle, where you can hear our fans the whole time, even though it was said beforehand that Newcastle is the loudest stadium in England – that's really saying something. We are looking forward to our fans, they will deliver again in Paris.

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