Collected Book Quotes: Tar Baby

People don’t mix races; they abandon them or pick them.” — “Tar Baby.” Toni Morrison “It was a silly age, twenty-five; too old for teenaged dreaming, too young for settling down. Every corner was a possibility and a dead end. Work? At what? Marriage? Work…

Collected Book Quotes From: Sula

“[…] my lonely is mine. Now your lonely is somebody else’s. Made by somebody else and handed to you. Ain’t that something? A secondhand lonely.” — Sula Peace – Sula: Page 143 “The presence of evil was something to be first recognized, then dealt with,…

Collected Quotes: Song of Solomon

“She needed what most colored girls needed: a chorus of mamas, grandmamas, aunts, cousins, sisters, neighbors, Sunday school teachers, best girl friends, and what all to give her strength life demanded of her and the humor which to live it.” — Toni Morrison, Song of…

Collected Quotes: God Help The Child

Best Of “I’ll never forget it, and even if I tried to, the scars, let alone the same, wouldn’t let me.” —  “Bride.” God Help The Child – Page 29 “[…] my sex life became sort of like Diet Coke – deceptively sweet minus nutrition.”…

Collected Quotes: The Bluest Eye

“He had been reared in a family proud of its academic accomplishments and its mixed blood-in fact, they believed the former was based on the latter. […] With the confidence born of a conviction of superiority, they performed well at schools. They were industrious, orderly,…

Beloved: Chapter 1 – Overview/ Review (with Spoilers)

Overview Welcome to this old haunted house. Review (with Spoilers) This is my 5th Toni Morrison book and if there is one thing I’ve learned thus far is, as hard as some of her books are to read, there is much satisfaction. As for the…