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"I am a storyteller and therefore an optimist, a firm believer in the ethical bend of the human heart, a believer in the mind's appetite for truth and its disgust with fraud. I'm a believer in the power of knowledge and the ferocity of beauty, so from my point of view, your life is already artful — waiting, just waiting, for you to make it art.” — Toni Morrison Photograph (c) Bernard Gotfryd — New York Historical Society #tonimorrison  #tonimorrisonfilm 

“Something that is loved is never lost.” — Toni Morrison, from “Beloved” @ToniMorrisonFilm  opens in more theaters this weekend #ToniMorrison  #ToniMorrisonFilm 

While not my favorite Morrison, THE BLUEST EYE definitely was the one that impacted me the most. I read it 10 years ago, as part of the syllabus of an overly ambitious 8th grade English teacher. Back then, I did not have the tools to understand what a masterpiece this was. I did not have the critical mindset nor the maturity to dwell on the details, the writing style, the narrative. When I picked it up for a reread the day of Morrison’s departure from this world, I had entirely forgotten what it even was about. . But I hadn’t forgotten how I FELT when I read this. Picture this: a 13 year old girl with small, dark eyes, thinking that if they were wider and bluer she would be prettier. That girls and boys would like her more. Begging her mother to let her have those contacts that changed your eye color. Staring in the mirror imagining how things would be different. If only her eyes were blue. Now imagine this: that same 13 year old girl reading a book that showed just how cruel this desire was. A teacher in a classroom discussing how destructive and harmful the standard of whiteness was. . Morrison did not write this book, or any of her books, for people like me — I was and am a guest with the privilege of reading her work. Yet she made an impact to little girls everywhere, her reach extending to everyone who ever thought that whiter was prettier. . 13 year old me gives this ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ but 23 year old me gives this a very strong ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. While still powerful, it wasn’t as moving as it had initially been, the nonlinear style was a bit hard to follow, and I wished the character of Pecola given more of a voice. Nonetheless, a great place to start for anyone who wants to experience Morrison for the first time.

"I know the world is bruised and bleeding, and though it is important not to ignore its pain, it is also critical to refuse to succumb to its malevolence. Like failure, chaos contains information that can lead to knowledge — even wisdom. Like art.” ⁣⁣⁣ – Toni Morrison ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣ Photograph ©Timothy Greenfield-Sanders⁣⁣⁣ #tonimorrison 

"A writer's life and work are not a gift to mankind they are its necessity.” - Toni Morrison⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Photograph © Timothy Greenfield-Sanders⁣ ⁣ #ToniMorrison 

This isn’t the first book I’ve owned of hers, but it’s the first book of hers that called my name and held me hostage until the finish. I walked into the store, saw the cover, felt the words of the title on my tongue and so it began. Thank you for the breadcrumbs Aunt Toni. #GodBlessTheChild 

👸🏾👸🏾👸🏾 #repost : @blacklikevanilla  ✨✨✨ (Swipe 👈🏾) On Aug 5, 2019, we lost a true gem, the ICONIC author #ToniMorrison . Morrison was also an editor at #RandomHouse  for 20 years, where she edited a host of book by #BlackAuthors . One of those authors was #CivilRightsActivist  #AngelaDavis , who Morrison persuaded to write an autobiography when Davis was in her 20s. Davis was reluctant but Morrison convinced her that the 1974 released autobiography would be on Davis’s terms where “it could be the story not only of my life but of the movement in which I had become involved.” • • Morrison served as a mentor to Davis, helping Davis write using a cinematic strategy. Morrison even served as handler on Davis’s book tour. The two women went on to have a friendship that lasted for almost 5 decades. • • In 2014 Davis said the following about Morrison: “Absolutely. I think we would be living in a very different world had we not experienced the impact of Toni Morrison’s writing. There is no doubt about the extent to which she has influenced the literary world, not only in this country but all over. She has actually changed the face of the planet. And I see her as a person who made a conscious decision to use her literary talent to bring new ideas into the world, to change the world, absolutely. And often that happens more fundamentally, more profoundly, than the change that those of us who work at the political level envision. I don’t think that our notion of freedom would be what it is without the impact of Toni Morrison. She said that one cannot be free without freeing someone. Freedom is to free someone else. And of course, those of us who do political work, radical political work, always insist on the importance of transcending the single individual and to think about collective processes, and Toni Morrison has done this in her writing.” I couldn’t agree more. Rest easy, Queen! #GOAT  #BlackWriters  #BlackAuthors  #BlackRevolutionaries  #BlackLiterature  #BlackStories  #BlackStoriesMatter  #BlackLikeVanilla 

“One day, alone in the kitchen with my father, I let drop a few whines about the job. I gave him details, examples of what troubled me, yet although he listened intently, I saw no sympathy in his eyes. No ‘Oh, you poor little thing.’ Perhaps he understood that what I wanted was a solution to the job, not an escape from it. In any case, he put down his cup of coffee and said, ‘Listen. You don’t live there. You live here. With your people. Go to work. Get your money. And come on home.’ . That’s what he said. This is what I heard: 1. Whatever the work is, do it well—not for the boss but for yourself. 2. You make the job it doesn’t make you. 3. Your real life is with us, your family. 4. You are not the work you do you are the person you are. I have worked for all sorts of people since then, geniuses and morons, quick-witted and dull, bighearted and narrow. I’ve had many kinds of jobs, but since that conversation with my father I have never considered the level of labor to be the measure of myself, and I have never placed the security of a job above the value of home.”—Toni Morrison / The New Yorker (June 5 & 12, 2017 Issue) 🙏 💖 —————— ✍🏾@newyorkermag  “The Work You Do, the Person You Are” by Toni Morrison (June 5 & 12, 2017 Issue) https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/06/05/the-work-you-do-the-person-you-are . 🎨 #ToniMorrison  Photo-Illustration seen in kolumnmagazine.com (@kolumnmagazine ) and @slate  by Lisa Larson-Walker (@l_l_w ) 🙌

“If you can only be tall because somebody’s on their knees, then you have a serious problem.” - the great Toni Morrison on the ugliness of racism. Just a gem for today as we continue to remember and honor her legacy. ✊🏾 #SmartFunnyandBlack  #ToniMorrison 

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The first Loft after coming back! The encore screening was due to Toni Morrison’s passing. What an inspiring figure! I was deeply moved by her life and works. Need to read more beyond my college readings “The Bluest Eye” and “Sula.” #tonimorrison  #thepiecesiam  #writer  #movie  #tucson  #arizona  #loftcinema  #theloftcinema  #novel 

Two incredible someones to know: Toni & Timothy. Sharing a documentary film (by a photographer I looooove) about an author to know: Toni Morrison. And a couple books I just saw in Odin Books. Say yes to the things the writers the creatives who move your soul an inch or a mile. The important thing is to say yes and that your soul is shifted regularly to more and more beautiful places within the universe you carry inside ♥️ #thevisualmemoirproject  #tonimorrison  #timothygreenfieldsanders  #howdoesyoursoulmove  #booksofnote  #filmsofnote 

letting go of bad habits isn’t easy, but necessary so that we can continue growing. gonna try and keep this in mind this upcoming school year. let go of what weighs me down and what doesn’t do me any good so that I can experience greater success. • • • #evergrowingspeechie  #speechpathology  #slp2b  #slpeeps  #slp2be  #bilingualslp  #spanishslp  ##bilingualspeechtherapist  #futureslp  #slpsontpt  #slpsofinstagram  #ashaigers  #slp  #ssi4  #speechtherapy  #gradstudent  #slpgradstudent  #gradschool  #speechies  #tptslp  ##speechies  #speechtherapy  #tpt  #studentblogger  #focusongood  #inspirational  #quotes  #positivevibes  #tonimorrison 

🙏🏾 from @jessejohnsoncoaching  - 🙌🏻 Trust me, a lot of it isn't even your own baggage. Thank you for your profound words, Toni Morrison 🙏🏻 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⁣ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⁣ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⁣ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⁣ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⁣ #ToniMorrison  #letitgo  #lettinggo  #releasing  #spiritualpractice  #mindsetshift  #codependentnomore  #getoutofyourownway  #highestself  #takeflight  #selfgrowth  #personalgrowth  #personaldevelopmentcoach  #transformational  #transformationalcoaching  #consciousentrepreneur  #soulpreneur  #solopreneur  #growthmindset  #letgoofthepast  #changeyourthoughts  #mindsetreset  #selfgrowthjourney  #regrann 

First audiobook. First #Tonimorrison  book.

To get to a place where you could love anything you chose – not to need permission for desire – well now that was freedom.” – Toni Morrison . . . #cafe  #latte  #cinnamon  #oatmilk  #candlelight  #inspiration  #tonimorrison 

#repost  from @ygap  - a timely and very important reminder from the late #Tonimorrison  - if we all focussed more on this idea we might see a little more positive change and harmony... #positivechange  #climatecrisis 

Rest In Peace Toni Morrison😔🙏🏾✨ She was the first African American Woman to win the Nobel Prize for Literature. She was 88 when she passed, she was awarded the Pulitzer Prize & the Presidential Medal Of Freedom. She said “We die. That may be the meaning of life. But we do language. That may be the measure of our lives.” Great, Phenomenal Woman . . #tonimorrison  #tonimorrisonquote  #restinpeace  #🙏🏾 

Seeing a production of Little Shop at the Motor House in Baltimore and had time to swing through Graffiti Alley, including an amazing tribute to Toni Morrison. . . . . . #motorhouse  #motorhousebaltimore  #littleshopofhorrors  #dontfeedtheplants  #baltimoretheatre  #graffitialley  #graffitialleybaltimore  #graffiti  #graffitiarchitecture  #baltimorearchitecture  #alleyart  #streetart  #foundart  #tonimorrison  #tonimorrisontribute  #livetheatre  #communitytheatre  #playbill  #showtime 

Made it last months @streetmeetdc  and guess where it started? Right outside one of DC’s most we’ll known bookstores @capitolhillbooks  if you’re downtown looking for lit, this is it.

👸🏿 Two queens 👸🏿 #tonimorrison  @kittykahlo  💕 #blackexcellence 

What a moving tribute to Toni Morrison you organized last night @noelalumit  😍🙋🏽‍♀️ @skylightbooks  became a reading room of remembrance for the late, the great #tonimorrison  Rest in Power🙏🏽 The readers, LA's literati, threw down! Jervey Tervalon, @natashiadeon  @lisateas  @michaeldatcher  Nina Revoyr, Gary Phillips, Dana Johnson, Lynelle George, Terry Wolverton. So powerful🙏🏽💪🏽💛 ... Pretty sure I was too "church and choir call and response" for dude in front of me, cuz every time someone finished reading and I sighed and sucked my teeth in appreciation, he shifted and looked back at me. I smiled, kept responding in the black church tradition because Toni's words need response, affirmation and loud agreement 😎🐝 Doesn't all justice require loud agreement?😏 . . . . . . . . . . . . #rip  #tonimorrison  #blacklove  #blackpeople  #author  #book  #books  #write  #queen  #blackwoman  #blackwomen  #mothers  #mother  #sister  #writers  #writer  #writersofinstagram 

what i find most difficult about facing those that despise everything i am is ensuring i'm not internalizing that negativity. ~ what am i without racism? so many wonderful and silly and hilarious things that will never be diminished by that hate. #gooffsis  #staystrong  #tonimorrison  #withoutracism  #rerepresentation 

. “I know the world is bruised and bleeding, and though it is important not to ignore its pain, it is also critical to refuse to succumb to its malevolence. Like failure, chaos contains information that can lead to knowledge -even wisdom. Like art.” . #tonimorrison  #quotes  . "من ميدانم كه جهان كبود و خونيست، و با اينكه نا ديده گرفتنِ دردش اهميت دارد، نپذيرفتنِ از-پاى-درآمدن پيشِ شرارت اش نيز، ضروريست. همچون شكست خوردن، هرج و مرج حاوى ى اطلاعاتيست كه به دانش، يا حتى دانايى، ختم ميشود. مانندِ هنر." . #تونى_موريسون  #نقل_قول  #ترجمه_شخصى 

I had the pleasure of recording the now viral interview with Nobel and Pulitzer winning Author Toni Morrison in 1998 while working on the series “Uncensored” with Jana Wendt. Vale Toni Morrison #soundideasproductions  #tonimorrison  #soundrecordist 

Take some time this weekend for personal care - downtime. Whether that is sitting quietly by a tree, taking a walk outside, or enjoying a salt bath, take the time to care for you. It helps restore, refresh, and renew your Spirit. Follow @ClearIntuition  #humansilove  #eckharttolle  #byronkatie  #dalailama  #pemachodron  #thichnhathanh  #waynedyer  #paulocoelho  #anitamoorjani  #donmiguelruiz  #louisehay  #cherylrichardson  #mariannewilliamson  #mariekondo  #maryoliver  #iyanlavanzant  #yungpueblo  #lealove  #robertholden  #brenebrown  #alicewalker  #elizabethgilbert  #cherylstrayed  #glennondoylemelton  #bellhooks  #oprahwinfrey  #zoranealehurston  #mayaangelou  #tonimorrison  #clearintuition 

🐚 « Beloved » de Toni Morrison 🐚 . Des années après sa mort, l’esprit de Beloved vient hanter sa mère, Sethe et sa sœur Denver, toutes deux esclaves. A travers ce roman terrible, bouleversant et puissant, Toni Morrison aborde des thèmes difficiles tels que l’esclavagisme, la mort, et le désespoir, mais aussi l’amour maternel, l’instinct de survie et de protection qui pousseront Sethe à commettre un acte ultime d’amour. Beloved est un roman exigeant, qui plonge le lecteur dans un univers onirique de fantômes. C’est incontestablement un magnifique roman sur les liens du sang, la force des femmes et le pouvoir des âmes. Un must read. . « Elle raconta à Denver qu’un ‘’quelque chose’’ était monté de la terre jusqu’en elle - comme un froid de glace, qui bougeait pareil à des mâchoires à l’intérieur. ‘’On aurait dit que j’étais des mandibules froides et grinçantes’’ disait-elle. Brusquement elle eut une folle envie de voir les yeux de ce garçon, d’y planter les dents de lui dévorer la joue.» . #beloved  #tonimorrison  #editions1018  @editions1018  #prixpulitzer  #mustread  #bookstagram  #readeverywhere  #americanliterature  #americanclassic  #postecartelitteraire  #mustread  #powerfulbook  #malaisie  #malaysia  #womanempowerement  #bookclub  #literarygreats  #bookphotography  #bookaddict  #booknerd  #bookofinstagram  📚

One of the best documentaries I’ve seen. #tonimorrison 

All of This! 🙌🏽🙌🏽💜💜✨✨ #ToniMorrison  #MakeYourArt  #YourLifeIsAlreadyArtful  #BirthYourArt  Posted @withrepost  • @tonimorrisonfilm  "I am a storyteller and therefore an optimist, a firm believer in the ethical bend of the human heart, a believer in the mind's appetite for truth and its disgust with fraud. I'm a believer in the power of knowledge and the ferocity of beauty, so from my point of view, your life is already artful — waiting, just waiting, for you to make it art.” — Toni Morrison Photograph (c) Bernard Gotfryd — New York Historical Society #tonimorrison  #tonimorrisonfilm 

On the summer reading list: Song of Solomon. The man @barnesandnoble  said Toni Morrison books have been flying off the shelves. . . . . . #tonimorrison  #songofsolomon  #reading  #bestseller  #nobelprize 

Posting Toni Morrison after all • chalk brush in Procreate on the gargantuan iPad Pro • #drawing  #portrait  #profile  #tonimorrison  #sketch  #portraiture  #ipadpro  #applepencil  #artistsoninstagram  #crosshatching 

Looking to you boo!!! Had to copy my babe @kalechology  and post mine...#tonimorrison  #blackgirlmagic 

RIP Toni Morrison 🙏♥️ #truth  #wisom  #wordstoliveby  #simplyput  #rip  #tonimorrison 

Recently read: Beloved by Toni Morrison Despite The Bluest Eye having been high on my list of favourite books for years now, it took Toni Morrison’s recent passing for me to finally pick up my copy of her most celebrated novel, Beloved. As expected, Morrison’s prose is beautifully dense and her reflections on race are as poignant as ever. This book in particular explores the way in which the past continues to haunt the present despite the abolition of slavery in the Deep South. A stunning novel but a deeply impactful writer who will be sorely missed. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ #tonimorrison  #beloved  #riptonimorrison 

Sorry @barackobama , we added another title to your wonderful summer reading list. We are figuring you read Andrew Shaffer’s first book in the Obama Biden Mystery series, Hope Never Dies. . . Stop by, or buy online/pick up in store. As an added bonus, Inland by Tea Obreht is next month’s #bnbookclub  selection and The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead was last month’s selection! Who knows, October’s selection could be on that same list! . . #bnbuzz  #obama  #barackobama  #hoperidesagain  #teaobreht  #inlandbook  #colsonwhitehead  #tonimorrison  #summerreading  #summerreadinglist  #obamasummerreadinglist  #summer  #summertime  #nowreading  #bookclub  #reading  #fortworthreads 

“There was something so valuable about what happened when one became a mother. For me it was the most liberating thing that ever happened to me. Liberating because the demands that children make are not the demands of a normal ‘other.’ The children’s demands on me were things that nobody ever asked me to do. To be a good manager. To have a sense of humor. To deliver something that somebody could use. And they were not interested in all the things that other people were interested in, like what I was wearing or if I were sensual. Somehow all of the baggage that I had accumulated as a person about what was valuable just fell away. I could not only be me—whatever that was—but somebody actually needed me to be that. If you listen to [your children], somehow you are able to free yourself from baggage and vanity and all sorts of things, and deliver a better self, one that you like. The person that was in me that I liked best was the one my children seemed to want.” 💞 -From Toni Morrison and Motherhood: A Politics of the Heart

***Pic/Content via @tonimorrisonfilm *** "I am a storyteller and therefore an optimist, a firm believer in the ethical bend of the human heart, a believer in the mind's appetite for truth and its disgust with fraud. I'm a believer in the power of knowledge and the ferocity of beauty, so from my point of view, your life is already artful — waiting, just waiting, for you to make it art.” — Toni Morrison Photograph (c) Bernard Gotfryd — New York Historical Society #tonimorrison  #tonimorrisonfilm 

***Pic/Content via @tonimorrisonfilm *** "I am a storyteller and therefore an optimist, a firm believer in the ethical bend of the human heart, a believer in the mind's appetite for truth and its disgust with fraud. I'm a believer in the power of knowledge and the ferocity of beauty, so from my point of view, your life is already artful — waiting, just waiting, for you to make it art.” — Toni Morrison Photograph (c) Bernard Gotfryd — New York Historical Society #tonimorrison  #tonimorrisonfilm 

***Pic/Content via @tonimorrisonfilm *** "I am a storyteller and therefore an optimist, a firm believer in the ethical bend of the human heart, a believer in the mind's appetite for truth and its disgust with fraud. I'm a believer in the power of knowledge and the ferocity of beauty, so from my point of view, your life is already artful — waiting, just waiting, for you to make it art.” — Toni Morrison Photograph (c) Bernard Gotfryd — New York Historical Society #tonimorrison  #tonimorrisonfilm 

This is how the latest @people  #cover  should have looked. Picking #royal  #babies  over a #nobellaureate  when there are already too many #covers  devoted to the #royals ? I’m #embarrassed  for you, #peoplemagazine . The #world  has lost a #sculptor  of #words , and #tonimorrison  deserves to be #honored  with the #spotlight , not just with two #pages . Well done, #faithful  #servant  of hard truths. Rest easy. 💜 #truth  #poetry  #poet  #poems  #wordsmith  #royalty 

Words of the remarkable Toni Morrison, who opened up news ways of looking at so many things, including beauty. . . . #drnaidu  #tonimorrison 

Did you ever see the way the clouds love a mountain? They circle all around it sometimes you can’t even see the mountain for the clouds. But you know what? You go up top and what do you see? His head. The clouds never cover the head. His head pokes through, because the clouds let him they don’t wrap him up. They let him keep his head up high, free, with nothing to hide him or bind him. Toni Morrison #tonimorrison  #tonimorrisonquote  #clouds  #cloudwatching  #clouds☁️  #cloud  #sunset  #todream  #cloudlovers  #befree  #donthide  #holdyourheaduphigh  #eveningpractice  #yoga  #sunsetmeditation  #dreamscapes  #todream 

Was so sad to have to miss the #ToniMorrison  tribute featuring an amazing lineup of #LAWriters  at @Skylightbooks  last night. Pacification: changing up my entryway and listening to Ms. Morrison read her #SULA  on #Audible . #karawalker 

I’ve only read one book by the late great Toni Morrison, but that was enough to know her to be a master. Good to know her words will be remembered forever.

‪“A poco a poco, al 124 e nella Radura, assieme agli altri, aveva rivendicato se stessa. Liberarsi era una cosa, rivendicare la proprietà di quell’io liberato era un’altra.” #ToniMorrison , Amatissima. ‬ ‪ 👏🏽 Di quei romanzi che ti spiace finire. Durissimo, splendido. #libri  #libridaleggere  #romanzi  #narrativa  #schiavi  #schiavitù 

Jervey Tervalon, Gary Phillips, Nina Revoyr, Lisa Teasley, Michael Datcher, Terry Wolverton, Lynell George, Dana Johnson, Natashia Deón at A Tribute to Toni Morrison 8.16.19 at A Tribute to Toni Morrison 8.16.19 #tonimorrison  #natashiadeon  @skylightbooks  #skylightbooks  #author  #blackpoet  #artgallery  #galleryart  #art  #artist  #artistoninstagram  #desire  #love  #painting  #photographer  #photograph  #photo  #poetry  #poet  #poem  #poetsofinstagram  #time  #writersofinstagram  #believe  #inspiration  #exhibition  #poetsofig  #writersofig  #communityofpoets  #poetrycommunity  #igpoets 

stiamo partendo. meta peru'. la valigia e' piena di voglia di conoscere il mondo con gli occhi le orecchie le gambe la pelle. e il mondo e' anche in valigia cosi', con #vargasllosa , che ha portato il peru' ovunque, con la letteratura delle donne che e' letteratura dell'anima e della vita, con #tonimorrison  eccelsa, con #davidfosterwallace  #coetzee  e #montesquieu , veri sapienti, e romanzi che del mondo, dagli yiddish alla guerra in bosnia all'africa, ci fanno toccare l'umanita'. il mondo e' nelle parole e negli occhi. buon viaggio a tutti da fermi o in giro.

Toni Morrison suggested by someone special :) #tonimorrison  #toni  #morrison  @tonimorrisonfilm 

Here are two recent additions to the collection. (Unfortunately, all of my other Morrison books are at school, so I’ll have to post them another time.) Beloved and Song of Solomon are two books I read last semester as part of a Morrison seminar. We read 7 of her novels chronologically. I remember first being assigned Beloved over a year ago for a 20th century lit course, but only read half of it. I don’t think I let myself be immersed in it. But, when I revisited Beloved, I was struck. It’s one of those books that leaves you without words. Song of Solomon might be my favorite of the two, if I had to pick. I’ll never forget how the novel starts and how skilled Morrison is at interweaving textual themes and ideas. Her style is so elegant and even musical at times, which we see in Jazz. Her themes often overlap, too. In a lot of her books, we see how strained the parent-to-child relationship can be and how it can even be justified — this was my favorite idea to explore during the course. Do you have a favorite Morrison title or theme that’s present in her works?

“You wanna fly, you’ve got to give up the shit that weighs you down.” -Toni Morrison 📝 . . . . #motivation  #tonimorrison  #writerdream  #selfmotivation  #prolific  #womenboss  #fly  #findyourpassion  #wellness