The Bluest Eye

Toni Morrison

"Love is never any better than the lover. Wicked people love wickedly, violent people love violently, weak people love weakly, stupid people love stupidly, but the love of a free man is never safe."


"Along with the idea of romantic love, she was introduced to another - physical beauty. Probably the most destructive ideas in the history of human thought. Both originated in envy, thrived in insecurity, and ended in disillusion."


“If happiness is anticipation with certainty, we were happy.”


“It never occurred to either of us that the earth itself might have been unyielding.”

Further Reading  

Toni Morrison - The Source of Self Regard

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