Quote by: Toni Morrison

I laughed but before I could agree with the hairdressers that she was crazy, she said, 'What's the world for if you can't make it up the way you want it?' " 'The way I want it?' " 'Yeah. The way you want it. Don't you want it to be something more than what it is?' " 'What'st eh point? I can't change it.' " 'That's the point. If you don't, it will change you and it'll be your fault cause you let it. I let it. And messed up my life.' " 'Mess it up how?' " 'Forgot it.' " 'Forgot?' " 'Forgot it was mine. My life. I just ran up and down the streets wishing I was somebody else.


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Author Bio


  • NameToni Morrison
  • DescriptionAmerican writer
  • BornFebruary 18, 1931
  • CountryUnited States Of America
  • ProfessionWriter; Novelist; Librettist
  • AwardsNobel Prize In Literature; Knight Of The Legion Of Honour; Commandeur Des Arts Et Des Lettres?; Norman Mailer Prize; National Humanities Medal; The Nichols-Chancellor's Medal