Famous Creative Women Quotations from . . .

Toni Morrison
(1931-____) born on
Feb 18
US novelist. "She won the Pulitzer Prize for "Beloved;" won Nobel Prize for Literature, 1993."

Bryn Mawr had done what a four-year dose of liberal education was designed to do: unfit her for eighty per cent of useful work of the world.

"The ability of writers to imagine what is not the self, to familiarize the strange and mystify the familiar, is the test of their power."
"And like any artist with no art form, she became dangerous."
Bit by bit . . . she had claimed herself. Freeing yourself was one thing; claiming ownership of that freed self was another.
We die. That may be the meaning of life. But we do language. That may be the measure of our lives.


Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F:  ""Song of Solomon," ch. 9, 1977."
R: ""Playing in the Dark: Whiteness and the Literary Imagination.""
A: ""Sula," 1974."
N: "Of Sethe, the heroine, 28 days after she had escaped from slavery; "Beloved," part 1, 1987."
K: Nobel Prize address.

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