The Source of Self-Regard: Selected Essays, Speeches, and Meditations 

Toni Morrison

“We become ‘ads’ for ourselves under the pressure of the spectacle that flattens our experience of the public/private dichotomy.”


“Our past is bleak. Our future dim. But I am not reasonable. A reasonable man adjusts to his environment. And unreasonable man does not. All progress, therefore, depends on the unreasonable man. I prefer not to adjust to my environment. I refuse the prison of “I” and choose the open spaces of ‘we’.”

Further Reading

Toni Morrison - The Bluest Eye 

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