Happy Birthday: 8 Of Toni Morrison’s Most Empowering Quotes To Live By was originally published on hellobeautiful.com

1. Toni Morrison

Toni Morrison

“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.”

2. Toni Morrison

Toni Morrison

“You wanna fly? You got to give up the shit that weighs you down.”

3. Toni Morrison

Toni Morrison

“Freeing yourself was one thing; claiming ownership of that freed self was another.”

4. Toni Morrison

Toni Morrison

“I see your life as artful, waiting just waiting and ready for you to make it art.”

5. Toni Morrison

Toni Morrison

“Freedom is choosing your responsibility. It’s not having no responsibilities; it’s choosing the ones you want.”

6. Toni Morrison

Toni Morrison

“If you have some power, then your job is to empower somebody else.”

7. Toni Morrison

Toni Morrison

“Don’t ever think I fell for you, or fell over you. I didn’t fall in love, I rose in it.”

8. Toni Morrison

Toni Morrison

“We die. That may be the meaning of life. But we do language. That may be the measure of our lives.”

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