- Name: Toni Morrison
- Born: 02/18/1931
- Died: 08/05/2019 (88 years old)
- Occupation: novelist, essayist, children's writer, professor
Chloe Anthony Wofford Morrison (born Chloe Ardelia Wofford; February 18, 1931– August 5, 2019), known as Toni Morrison, was an American novelist, essayist, book editor, and college professor. 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 gained worldwide recognition when she was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1993.
Birth Name: Chloe Ardelia Wofford
School: Howard University (BA), Cornell University (MA)
Genre: American literature
Birth Place: Lorain, Ohio, U.S.
Death Place: The Bronx, New York, U.S.
Toni Morrison quotes :
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.Toni Morrison
At some point in life the world's beauty becomes enough. You don't need to photograph, paint or even remember it. It is enough.Toni Morrison
Black literature is taught as sociology, as tolerance, not as a serious, rigorous art form.Toni Morrison
There is nothing of any consequence in education, in the economy, in city planning, in social policy that does not concern black people.Toni Morrison
Women's rights is not only an abstraction, a cause it is also a personal affair. It is not only about us it is also about me and you. Just the two of us.Toni Morrison
I don't think a female running a house is a problem, a broken family. It's perceived as one because of the notion that a head is a man.Toni Morrison
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.Toni Morrison