Writer’s Quote Wednesday – Toni Morrison

Welcome!  This is an open invitation to join in on my blogging event called, Writer’s Quote Wednesday.  This is your chance to highlight your favorite author’s quotes that give inspiration to you as a writer.  By sharing your quotes, we will all gain insight and inspiration to propel us forward in our writing careers.

Let’s get more in-depth with the quotes and the author of the quote, by adding names of books, poetry, and music to the mix. Tell something about the author to engage us with the quote. A quote from a piece of music is just as inspiring as a quote that you read in a book.  You can provide images of music with the words, or a portion of a song with an image. Get creative!

Be ready to participate with videos and words, photos, and any other media you care to share.  I would love to hear some quotes spoken or even sung! Please make sure and give credit to the author of the quote. If it is an image quote you found on the internet, please say where you found it.

There are no rules to follow.  Either create your own sayings (because after all, we are all writer’s here) or use a quote from a famous author that you find gives you inspiration.  Just make sure that credit is given for other’s work.  You can use Fotoflexer or Picmonkey, or any other program that you wish to make your own images.

Each Wednesday, I will post the prompt and all you have to do is participate! You have from that Wednesday until the following Monday night to post your quotes. That will give me time to do a weekly wrap up and the new quote for the following week.  On Tuesday I will post a Weekly Recap of the past week’s quotes with links back to your blogs.

I will share your images on social media for added exposure.  Copy the badge above and include it on your own post.  Tag your post on your own blog as “Writer’s Quote Wednesday,” so we can find the posts in the reader.

On your own blog post do a ping back to this post and make sure to “like” or “comment” on everyone else’s post.  A ping back is when you embed (or copy)  the http:// address of my weekly prompt into your own blog post.

Make sure to check my weekly prompt to see if your entry is there.  You can copy the http:// address of your blog post and include it in the comments section of my original weekly prompt if that works better for you.

If you do not do a ping-back, please post a comment on this post with a link to your post so I can find your quote. Please only post to this prompt post. Thanks so much.

Get creative and have fun!

Write the book

Toni Morrison’s quote really meant a great deal to me this week, since I have begun writing my first novel. It really is inspiring to me, and I have taken her advice to heart. I am writing a novel that will appeal to young and old alike, imparting old fashioned wisdom to modern-day problems and issues that kids faced in the past and still do in the present. This book is going to have illustrations drawn by my talented daughter, Tabitha. It is a project that has been in my heart since my own children were young. It is a book that my grandchildren can relate to and will appreciate.

When the novel, “Beloved,” was published years ago, and being a fan of Toni Morrison, I ran out and purchased the novel. It is one of my favorites. Read about the novel here.

Toni Morrison Novelist (All data obtained below from Wikipedia.org)

Toni Morrison is an American novelist, editor, and professor. Her novels are known for their epic themes, vivid dialogue, and richly detailed characters. Among her best known novels are The Bluest Eye, Sula, Song of Solomon and Beloved. She was also commissioned to write the libretto for a new opera, Margaret Garner, first performed in 2005.


Children’s literature (with Slade Morrison)

  • The Big Box (1999)
  • The Book of Mean People (2002)
  • Peeny Butter Fudge (2009)

Short fiction


  • Dreaming Emmett (performed 1986)
  • Desdemona (first performed May 15, 2011, in Vienna)


  • The Black Book (1974)
  • Playing in the Dark: Whiteness and the Literary Imagination (1992)
  • Race-ing Justice, En-gendering Power: Essays on Anita Hill, Clarence Thomas, and the Construction of Social Reality (editor) (1992)
  • Birth of a Nation’hood: Gaze, Script, and Spectacle in the O.J. Simpson Case (co-editor) (1997)
  • Remember: The Journey to School Integration (April 2004)
  • What Moves at the Margin: Selected Nonfiction, edited by Carolyn C. Denard (April 2008)
  • Burn This Book: Essay Anthology, editor (2009)
  • “Mark Twain, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. [1885] The Oxford Mark Twain, edited by Shelley Fisher Fishkin. New York: Oxford University Press, 1996, pp. xxxii–xli.

Now you know my inspiration for the week. Join in and tell me what quote inspired you this week!

Thanks for popping in for a visit.  I look forward to seeing all of you again!

24 thoughts on “Writer’s Quote Wednesday – Toni Morrison”

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  3. Thank you Colleen. What a thoughtful post and inspiring quote. I can feel that your writings are moving on with full speed and may this quote guide you.
    And that’s because of writing 101 course that my blogging habits and preferences are running behind. Apologies for being late in posting and not reading your posts yet.
    And as always, you bring the best to us and hosts a fabulous community with your event. Thank you!

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  14. I love this quote and am a fan of Beloved! That book was a journey of emotions and when they made it into a movie I was in heaven, Oprah was good, Kimberly Elise did a great job and Thandie Newton was amazing!

    1. I liked the book better than the movie, although the movie was well done. I like how gritty she made the writing. I lived those scenes! Well, I loved Oprah in it too! LOL! <3

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  16. I love Tony Morrison. I’ve read quite a few of hers (I can’t remember if I read Beloved or Sula first. I love them both but love most of the others, although I haven’t caught up with the most recent one. I’ve also read some of her non-fiction and it’s well-worth reading. Now you’ve made me want to read her children’s books… Best of luck with your novel, I’m pretty sure it will be awesome!

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