Sunday, February 8, 2015

Thought for the Day

. . . Tell us . . . [w]hat it is to live at the edge of towns
that cannot bear your company.
~ Toni Morrison

Quoted from Toni Morrison's Nobel Lecture of December 7, 1993 (This remains a remarkably relevant essay on the power of language and of silence.)

Toni Morrison, b. 1931, American Novelist

"Toni Morrison Papers to Reside at Princeton", Princeton University, October 17, 2014 (At the link you'll find a video about Morrison's Princeton legacy.)

Elissa Schappell, "Toni Morrison, The Art of Fiction No. 134", Interview, The Paris Review, Fall 1993

Toni Morrison on FaceBook

Morrison's God Help the Child (Knopf) is to publish April 30, 2015.

1 comment:

Peggy Rosenthal said...

What a quietly powerful quotation.
And thanks for the link to Morrison's Nobel Lecture. It's a masterpiece: how she carries it along within a single metaphor. And, yes, as relevant today as 22 years ago.